60-year-old four cabin barge goes on sale for £875,000 

One HULL of a home! 60-year-old English barge with four cabins and views of Tower Bridge goes on sale for £875,000 The 2000 sq ft home in Wapping boasts four cabins and seven bathrooms Built in 1961 from British steel, the boat is one of few surviving Medway Coasters The vessel is described as a 'piece of British maritime history' by current owner

By Crystal Jones For Mailonline

Published: 11:14 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 11:25 BST, 3 May 2021

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A stunning 60-year-old 2,000 sq ft English barge has gone on sale for £875,000.

The roomy four-bed and seven-bathroom boat is permanently moored in Wapping, East London and has breath-taking views of Tower Bridge. 

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Named 'Rock' and built in 1961 from from the British steel of a former wheat cargo, it is one of the few surviving and fully operational Medway Coasters left in the UK.

With an overall length of 92ft and width of 21ft, the barge is described as a 'spacious and comfortable home' in a unique position close to the heart of the City of London.

A beautiful solid wooden wheelhouse on board 'Rock' gives impressive views across East London

A beautiful solid wooden wheelhouse on board 'Rock' gives impressive views across East London

A study area with an old-style coal heater and circular windows on board the vessel is a maritime history buff's dream

A study area with an old-style coal heater and circular windows on board the vessel is a maritime history buff's dream

There is plenty of storage space on board the spacious boat, which was built in 1961

There is plenty of storage space on board the spacious boat, which was built in 1961

The floating home boasts a wheelhouse, an upper studio office with wood burner and a large saloon with open plan galley and dining area for eight.

One of the cabins has an en-suite toilet and washbasin, and all rooms throughout the vessel have standing headroom.

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