20 May Be at one with nature living afloat on the Dart
Freeborns, the Experts in Property estate agency in Dartmouth, is thrilled to offer for sale a
stunning waterborne home with all the conveniences of modern life in an idyllic spot on the
River Dart in South Devon.
Berthed in the enchanting area of Mill Creek near Dartmouth is Kingfisher Barge, a fantastic
60ft ‘liveaboard’ vessel built in 2018 to an exacting standard by the craftspeople at
Collingwood Boat Builders.
This exceptional barge is surprisingly spacious and meticulously designed, cleverly utilising
every inch of space to create a wonderful home for a singleton or couple, or to generate an
income as an Airbnb or unique holiday retreat.
The luxurious floating homestead is approached via a gated walkway from the boatyard, which first reaches a very useful boot room/entrance porch. From here, a gang plank leads onto the barge’s decked roof terrace with its canvas canopy and BBQ area – a delectable place from which to enjoy drinks, outdoor dining or simply taking in the views while spotting the many species of birds and wildlife that live and feed around the river.
Steps lead down to the outdoor stern section and a door into the kitchen area, which is fully fitted with cabinetry, oak work surfaces, a feature Belfast sink, gas hob, fridge and integrated eye-level oven and microwave. A full-size freezer and washing machine are cleverly housed within storage units in the lounge – a delightful open plan living area with two radiators, a log burner, more storage, and enough space for plenty of seating and a dining area.
There is a heated towel rail in the shower room and the bedroom is plentiful for two with a full king-size bed as well as wardrobes, cupboards, and drawers. Both the shower room and the bedroom feature befitting nautical porthole windows. At the bow end of the boat is access to the motor launch, which is available separately if required.
There is a 30-year lease on the berth, for which the rental is £300 per month, and mains water and electricity are supplied via a submeter. A diesel boiler feeds the central heating while an LPG bottle serves the hob.
Tom Freeborn, estate agent, said: “Kingfisher Barge is truly wonderful and offers its new
owner/s an extremely rare opportunity for waterborne living in a unique environment. A
modern home where you can be truly at one with nature.”
For further information or to book a viewing appointment, visit their website or call Freeborns on 01803 832045.