Houseboat getaway on the River Deben offered up for sale

A 50ft Dutch barge moored on the River Deben is being offered up for sale through Clarke and Simpson

A 50ft Dutch barge moored on the River Deben is being offered up for sale through Clarke and Simpson Picture: JONATHAN SIMPER - Credit: Archant

A 50ft Dutch barge has been put on the market with a freehold price tag of £49,900.

Inside the Dutch barge moored on the River Deben Picture: JONATHAN SIMPER

Inside the Dutch barge moored on the River Deben Picture: JONATHAN SIMPER - Credit: Archant

The houseboat, described as being in “excellent condition”, comes with a double cabin, a living room, bathroom and fitted galley.

Riverside mooring is on the River Deben at Ramsholt, near Woodbridge, by agreement and at a cost of £50 a week not including electricity.

MORE – Lambing season springs into action – in spite of coronavirus lockdownAgent Stuart Simpson, of Clarke and Simpson, who is marketing it on behalf of farmer owner Jonathan Simper, said: “It is simply the best place to get away from it all.”

Ramsholt is described as a remote village eight miles from Woodbridge and including the popular Ramsholt Arms public house and All Saints church.

The galley of the Dutch barge moored on the River Deben Picture: JONATHAN SIMPER

The galley of the Dutch barge moored on the River Deben Picture: JONATHAN SIMPER - Credit: Archant

“The 50 foot Dutch barge is understood to be in excellent condition having been refitted and rewired in 2018 and has until recently been used for sea-going trips. It has an 80 horse power Ford engine,” say the agents. “It would be suitable as either a home or Air BnB.”

Among the mod-cons on offer are a gas cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave and electric water heater, and there is a woodburner in the living room.

A cabin on the Dutch barge Picture: JONATHAN SIMPER

A cabin on the Dutch barge Picture: JONATHAN SIMPER - Credit: Archant