4 Bedroom Houseboat in Ipswich



The Ark is a fully converted four bedroom house boat positioned in the desirable location of Pin Mill, surrounded by the National Trust Woodlands the location features many scenic walks along the river or into the countryside.

Pin Mill also has the well-established public house The Butt and Oyster.

The houseboat itself benefits from a large balcony providing an uninterrupted view from the Orwell Bridge to Levington.

Outside decking extends around the perimeter of The Ark connecting its garden platform and jetty together.

The Ark has oil-fired central heating and a mixed fuel burner.

The vendor has provided comments of the history of the boat"Originally built in 1898 and is a Humber Keel Barge.

She is a "dumb" barge which means she never had an engine or sails; instead she was rafted together with up to 11 others and then the raft was manoeuvred with tugs.

She carried Coal on the Humber and Grain on the Orwell before becoming the Clubhouse for Stoke Sailing Club.

The lower hull has been shuttered and then lined with granite and fibre enriched concrete.

The upper hull and original decks have been spray foam insulated on the inside.

The outer walls in the hull are damp and heat insulated with plenty of spaces left for air circulation.

Downstairs the stud/interior walls are clad with fire retardant flooring boards.

The decks have been hot tar sealed on the outside and approx.

64sqm of decking and balcony constructed over that on a metal box frame.

”Should the purchaser need any further information please request as the Vendor and her Husband managed all the work done for the complete conversion from Club-House to Home.

HallwayDouble glazed front door, access to cloakroom, with storage cupboard, bedroom 4 and kitchen, stairs leading down from hall into the hull.

Loft access and radiator.

Bedroom Four (3.

73 x 2.

31 (12'2" x 7'6"))Bedroom four can be accessed from the upper deck landing, windows to font and side, access to:-Shower RoomFully tiled electric shower cubicle, pedestal hand wash basin, extractor fan.

Cloakroom (1.

73 x 1.

04 (5'8" x 3'4"))WC, hand basin and radiator.

Kitchen-Diner (2.

82 x 4.

32 (9'3" x 14'2"))A range of base and eye level units.

Roll top worktop with integrated sink and drainer, double electric oven and hob, space for fridge freezer, radiator, built in wooden seating area providing storage, double glazed windows to both sides.

Office Area (2.

84 x 1.

85 (9'3" x 6'0"))Open plan office area, telephone point, internet access point, double glazed window to side, loft access.

Walk-In Pantry (2.

15 x 1.

5 (7'0" x 4'11"))Built in shelving.

Lounge (4.

27 x 4.

32 (14'0" x 14'2"))Double glazed windows to both sides, multi fuel coal/wood burner, television point.

Access to walk in pantry, double glazed window to side.

Sun Room (2.

67 x 3.

30 (8'9" x 10'9"))Double glazed windows, providing a 180 degree view of the river, French door to the balcony.

DownstairsThe stairway has stair lift fitted.

At the bottom of the stairs there is an open Utility room with worktop and Butler sink, storage under stairs, raised area with space (and plumbing) for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Window to side and Radiator.

Access to Store Room and Family shower room.

Family Shower RoomWalk in tiled shower, pedestal hand wash basin, heated towel rail, access to hull space (used for maintenance purposes), access to 6 person sauna, which runs off an isolated circuit, controls for temperature and humidity, water expelled by a macerator pump.

Bedroom Three (3.

17 x 3.

56 (10'4" x 11'8"))Double glazed window to side, radiator, built in wardrobes, study area with four double plug sockets.

Bedroom Two (3.

12 x 3.

53 (10'2" x 11'6"))Double glazed window to side, radiator, built in wardrobes, study area, four double plug sockets.

Master Bedroom (4.

14 x 4.

57 (13'6" x 14'11"))Double glazed windows to both sides, built in wardrobes, two exposed wooden beams, wooden blinds covering space for hidden TV, radiator, access to en suite.

Master En SuiteFour piece bathroom suite comprising, panel bath with separate shower cubicle, raise level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, wooden cabinets, heated towel rail, extractor fan, led spotlights.

Water and waste expelled by macerator pump.

OutsideThe barge features a large balcony with an uninterrupted view from the Orwell Bridge to Levington, decking walkway all round, an oil tank and Grant combi boiler (providing the boats central heating), garden platform with greenhouse and second larger platform which features a covered wood store and a shed.




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