Guide Price £250,000 to £400,000. Nicholas Estates are delighted to offer For Sale this Unique Freehold Riverside Property set in a Breathtaking Location on the Banks of The River Deben in Woodbridge. Constancie is an Incredibly Spacious House Boat with Versatile Accommodation arranged over Two Floors, ready to finish to a purchaser's requirements. The Houseboat features Perfect Unspoilt Views across the River to the Famous Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Heritage Site. A Real Jewel of this home is the Beautiful secluded Gardens stocked with many flowers and mature trees, that wind down 340ft from the riverbank and feature a fresh water stream with wooden bridge, Large Workshop, Soft Fruit Area, Vegetable and Herb Gardens with a greenhouse and polytunnel, and even a spacious heated Yurt! This Amazing Home epitomises The Suffolk Life, providing a stunning Family Home, and also presenting various business Opportunities. Viewing is Essential to appreciate the many features and potential this property offers. The vendor's have also compiled the following link..... https://constancie.wordpress.com/the-story-of-constancie/ which provides further insight surrounding the lifestyle at 'Constancie'.
Exceptionally Rare Opportunity
The vendor informs us that Constancie is significantly different from most house boats. The freehold land has the benefit of a very rare permanent residential mooring, with full planning history, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is no rental or outgoing other than council tax. The property is self-sufficient and operates off-grid via a very high spec solar electricity system, wood burning stoves, back up generator, own fresh water supply and composting sanitary system. The structure of the boat has been permanently reinforced to a high specification with a five inch thick waterproof concrete lining for long and maintenance-free durability. The vendor is happy to explain all these features in further detail.
Accessed on foot via the riverside tow path leading up from Woodbridge's Lime Kiln Quay or with vehicular access from New Quay Lane off of Melton Hill. This property occupies a unique position on the banks of the River Deben. 'Constancie' is accessed via a wooden jetty and the gardens through the wooden gate on the tow path.
Stepping aboard Constancie from the wooden jetty, the entrance is via feature stable door adorned with a brass porthole, stairs leading to the lower deck, large picture window to the aft deck and garden, solar panel system control units.
Fitted with a range of wooden wall and base units with work surfaces over, inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap over, water softener, fitted 8 ring double oven LPG cooker, wall mounted LPG boiler, large picture windows to side aspect with views over the river, built in pantry with shelved storage, window seating area with large picture window offering further views along the river.
Open Plan Dining/Living Area
Spacious and versatile layout, currently used as an open plan dining/living space with bedroom area towards the bows. large picture windows to sides of dining area, feature cast iron solid fuel wood burning stove, ceiling fan, two additional large picture windows providing dual aspect views to the sides. Feature bay style windows and double doors opening onto the foredeck terrace.
Offering breathtaking panoramic views of The Deben River and beyond to the famous Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Heritage Site, as well as easy access to the river and further boat moorings alongside.
Accessed via the staircase at the entrance of the property. The huge lower deck is currently an open space ready to fit out to suit a purchaser's requirements. In the valuer's opinion this space would provide perfect bedroom space utilising a wide hallway and feature porthole windows. The space could also be used as a studio or similar business set up. At the stern and bows there are partitioned sections which provide additional accommodation/storage potential.
Garden Approx. 340ft
A beautiful feature, stocked with numerous flowering plants shrubs and trees. Accessed via a wooden gate from the river path, the garden path winds in loops through the land. From the sea wall bank, with elevated views of the river, the garden slopes down to a further lawned area with raised vegetable beds and a range of mature plants and shrubs. Steps lead down to a patio area, beside a fresh water stream crossed by a wonderful wooden bridge. A soft fruit area, mature trees and lawns is found next, and then the detached workshop. Beyond this is a further patio beside the circular herb garden, and then additional lawns leading down past the polytunnel to the Yurt. Beyond this a pedestrian access path leads to a service road which comes down from New Quay Lane and provides vehicular access to the property.
6m x 6m. Reinforced floor to take heavy workshop machines, as well as a handy mezzanine storage area. The workshop is fitted with power and light and also houses the solar power system, back up generator and a fitted solid fuel stove.
6m diameter. The Yurt is a fantastic addition to this property and provides some unique further accommodation. With feature painted decorative wooden door and crown posts internally, the internal space is circular with a vaulted ceiling with an inset ocular window.
The current owners of Constancie have for the last year operated a highly successful pop up cafe from the property, registered as a food business, and also hosted other community events. Known as 'The Hive' it is well known locally as a popular seasonal riverside cafe providing refreshments and home baked goods for visitors. There is further potential for this to be expanded upon subject to the relevant consents being obtained. There is also scope to explore the possibility of other business ventures including Bed & Breakfast, holiday lets and glamping (for which there are local precedents).
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by ourselves. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.
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