Hempsted, Gloucester
£395,000 For Sale


Fancy living and/or working on water? This historic ship is situated in the vibrant Gloucester Docks. With extensive renovation projects taking place in the Dock and Quay area, this is a prime investment. With 4 bedrooms it could be a quirky family home or has large potential for a business opportunity.A TOTALLY UNIQUE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY WITH HIGH VISABILITY AND A HISTORIC TWIST!


  • Permanent mooring at Llanthony Quay
  • Permanent planning permission from the City Council and has a business licence allowing for business and residential use
  • (Please note that the new owner needs to enter a new contract with the CRT (Canal & River Trust) for the above)
  • Was open as a tourist attraction and serving tea and coffee on deck with treatment rooms on board used for counselling and life coaching.
  • Shop with display cabinets, storage and CCTV. 7 potential bedrooms
  • Office and Residential Use

Accommodation

Permanent mooring at Llanthony Quay. Permanent planning permission from the City Council and has a business licence allowing for business and residential use. (Please note that the new owner needs to enter a new contract with the CRT (Canal & River Trust) for the above.  Was open as a tourist attraction and serving tea and coffee on deck with treatment rooms on board used for counselling and life coaching. Shop with display cabinets, storage and CCTV. 7 potential bedrooms. Potential development opportunities include a Holistic Centre (current use), Restaurant/Bar, B&B/Hotel, Office and Residential Use.

The ship has two holding tanks: one 15-ton grey-water tank with submersible pump, and a separate 15-ton black-water tank with on-deck connection for vacuum-trucks. A new central heating system was professionally installed in 2010 with a high-efficiency condensing oil-fired boiler and high capacity hot-water cylinder. On the top deck, a 1200-lt double wall heating-oil tank is installed. The lightship benefits from a permanent drinking water supply (through CRT), electrical power and telecoms cable (through BT). Telephone, TV and CAT5 network connection throughout.

Large deck area (55m2), both on the main deck and on top of the super-structure. Some of this is used as seating area for the café. Additional 25m2 on top of the superstructure. Wooden tables and seats are installed to accommodate the customers with a unique view on the canal and surroundings.

The light is completely restored and has a working revolving lens system, attracting many visitors to the lightship. Access to the tower is by means of an enclosed ladder from the hallway.

Restoration is in progress and has the original steering wheel, compass holder and brass clock-work for the fog-horn which is installed on top of the wheel-house. A large air-receiver on deck in front of the wheelhouse can be used to sound the foghorn manually. The sides of the wheelhouse have been completely re-plated and the windows modified to prevent water ingress. A door to the deck and a hatch to the hall below provides for access.

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