Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Ro-Ja. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a spacious former Dutch cargo barge that has been sympathetically converted retaining many original features.
Ro-Ja is moored on the Medway Estuary with uninterrupted views on the Starboard side and Marina views Portside.
The cargo hold, approx 130’ x 25’ has been converted into living accommodation, over two levels, and has been designed so that areas can be changed for different uses with great ease . Lounge Mezzanine 30’ x 20’ approx. Walkway 3’ x 45’ approx. Sewing room / indoor garden mezzanine area 30’ x 20’ approx. Master Suite Mezzannine 31’ x 20’ approx. Despite this incredible space already available, there are still areas that can be used to create further living space or bedrooms if needed.
Ro-ja is quite simply a one off opportunity to own an outstanding home with stunning views, in a secure environment. With the potential for further development. with an allocated car parking space for one car. Walk on to the barge over a custom made steel framed wooden walkway. At the bow is the forward engine room includes 2 generators with an engine that powers the bow thruster. A diesel storage tank is also located in this area. A Deck Hatch leads down to Anchor chain locker. Small sitting area on the deck .
Enter the barge via what was the original forward Cabin, which is currently being used as a home office. Step up into a large lounge approx 30’ x 20’ with 2 picture windows with views across the Medway Estuary to Gillingham Pier and St Marys Island. From here either take the stairs down to the large entertaining space or continue along the walkway that connects the 2 mezzanines.
Lower floor Down the stairs leads you to a large open plan entertaining area that has currently been zoned into a Lounge, Bar, Dining area and Kitchen. Easily changed to suit your needs. There is a snug/cinema room, a small bathroom and another large room currently being used as a workshop.
Step through to : Starboard A laundry room, family bathroom, double bedroom, and a large bedsit. Port side A walk in pantry Development opportunities on the Port side , currently used as a reading area and exercise space. Engine room Fully functioning Engine room access towards the stern Ro-Ja was moved from Tilbury to Port Werburgh under her own power. Caterpillar engine, new central heating / hot water boiler, recently installed consumer boards, inverter, lithium batteries , water pump. Diesel and water tank. Starboard access door. Doorway through to rear cabin currently being used for storage.
Stairs lead up to; The Master bedroom suite includes a dressing room and ensuite bathroom with slipper bath. Small doorway through to a large relaxing space that we planned to use as an outdoor garden space , as Ro-Ja has the original sliding roof panels. Moving through to a large area currently used as a sewing /craft room. Walkway, with views overlooking the large entertainment space, then leads back to the upper lounge. The Captains Quarters Currently let as a self contained 2 bedroom apartment, that helps enormously with outgoing costs, but could easily be used a a Granny annexe to suit the buyers needs. Separate access along outside of the barge, situated above the engine room.
Accommodation ; Entrance with steps down to the Kitchen, recently refurbished with stainless steel unit fronts and solid wood worktops Utility room Lounge diner with Medway estuary and Marina views 1 double bedroom with original solid wood fitted bed and bedside cabinets 1 double bedroom fitted wardrobes Bathroom with a hip bath with shower over Stairs lead up to the Wheelhouse with all original fittings and electronics with stunning panoramic views. Starboard door leading out to the large rear deck with crane and dingy.
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