Lot 85: HOUSEBOAT IN PRIVATE MOORING

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A wonderful opportunity to acquire this residential houseboat located within a private gated community, situated on a small spur off the Grand Union Canal in Southall.

Built in 2008 the Wai Hale has a 6mm steel plate hull extending to 50ft. with a width of 13ft. and offers modern living accommodation with fitted kitchen, mains water and electricity supply, under- floor heating and gas supply via Propane gas bottles.

The hull was cleaned and re-painted with bitumen in March 2015. The vessel has been designed exclusively as a floating home so in accordance with HMRC Regulations it is VAT zero rated. Along with its rustic charm each mooring comes with a small private garden transforming the canal into a leafy corridor that provides the community with a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of City life.

Access to the City is, however, made easy with the proximity of Southall Station one mile west of the Wai Hale offering regular services to London Paddington. Southall has recently been awarded a substantial regeneration grant from the Mayor of London, Ealing Council and London Transport to offer support to a wide-ranging programme of improvements to street, shop-fronts and public spaces. Crossrail have also announced plans for a station in Southall by 2018 offering access to central London within 20 minutes.

Furthermore, there is easy access to the Piccadilly Line via Osterley station. Fantastic links to the M25, M4, M40 and Heathrow Airport.

Accommodation

Living room with fitted kitchen (including fridge freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine) and dining area, bedroom/office space with fold down bed and fitted wardrobes, shower with W.C, airing cupboard with combination boiler and hull storage accessed via front hatch.

Outside

An 24m x 4m (80’ x 14’) private patio/garden area with its own gate (not overlooked). The garden includes a large capacity 3m x 2m (10’ x 6’) steel shed, a full length dining table with chairs and also a small coffee table area with a fixed mushroom parasol providing extensive shrouding from the sun. Maypole Dock has a communal mail-drop and laundry room.

Mooring Agreement

Let on a 12 month Agreement at a current rental of 350 per calendar month. Further information is available from the Auctioneer’s Office.