Original article from Kent Live
A rather unique home has entered the Kent property market for those seeking a quirky investment.
However, this home is not your usual four-walled building.
Instead, Miles & Barr is advertising an adorable houseboat found right in the heart of historic Sandwich.
The houseboat, located at Highway Marine, is for sale with an asking price of just £180,000.
To put that into context, it's almost half the amount spent on the average terraced property in Kent last year (£332,440), according to Rightmove.
The houseboat is just a 10-minute walk from the train station and sits on the water down the road from Sandwich Toll Bridge.
The boat was fully restored between 2002 and 2007 and has since seen further improvements in 2018 and 2020.
Its plush indoors has space to sleep four and offers an open-plan layout, all the hallmarks of the perfect family staycation location.
The houseboat's double bedroom is located in the forward cabin and comes with an en-suite.
There's also a bunk bed installed in the saloon which looks perfect for a couple of children or unfussy adults.
Also in the saloon is a dining table and large sofa which leads directly into the fully-equipped kitchen thanks to the open-plan layout.
There's all you can need including an oven, fridge, freezer, sink and even central heating to warm up cold winter nights on the river.
As well as its unique interior, the houseboat also offers a stunning outdoor space overlooking the River Stour.
There's a sizeable deck up top with a handrail that runs right around the space and a cover to combat British weather.
Current owners have installed fairy lights, swinging egg deck chairs and bean bags which make the boat look like the perfect spot for summer holidays.
Indeed, the property is currently being let out as an Airbnb by current owners.
It's available for £70 a night and sells itself as "a unique space to enjoy a relaxing gateway on your own or with friends and family."
With staycations currently à la mode, it's not surprising that the boat is fully booked for the upcoming months.
Miles & Barr is offering the new owner of the boat the chance to keep those bookings intact if they did wish to rent the property out for guests.
According to Rightmove, the current average house price in Sandwich sits at the £354,000 mark.
At just £180,000, this houseboat is a snip in comparison.
Any potential buyers will have to accept it's not the most spacious of lodgings, but its character and unique charm goes a long way in compensating for that.