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Coast Road West Mersea, Colchester Guide Price £190,000

Sold STC
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  • Built in 1874 as a Gentlemans Racing Yacht
  • Estuary views with stunning sunsets
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 doubles, 3 singles
  • Mains water and electricity connected
  • Log burner
  • Solar panels
  • History of holiday lets
  • Modern kitchen with all appliances
  • 0.83 acres sts

First launched in 1874 and moored in its current location since 1914, Hotspur is a historic houseboat bursting with period features. There are no mooring fees as there is 0.83 acres of land included. Now a charming blend of the original and the contemporary, it is an idyllic spot for stunning sunsets and sensational sea views.  The top floor is made up of a large, bright, modern lounge with gorgeous views out to sea. This upper lounge leads onto the rear deck with stunning sea and sunset views. Next to the lounge is the master bedroom, with a newly fitted en-suite shower/steam room and toilet, a built-in wardrobe and a dressing table. The master bedroom leads onto a small foredeck with views inland. The stairs to the lower floor, double glazed and with solid wooden floors and ceiling, go through the original hatch, and there is also a stairwell leading down from the master bedroom directly into the saloon. The saloon is awash with original craftsmanship, with oak beams, three portholes, built-in wooden benches and an impressive amount of storage space. The galley kitchen houses a range of bespoke, fitted units, with angled worktops and all the mod cons. The bathroom is off the kitchen.

Coast Road West Mersea
Colchester CO5 8LS
County: Essex
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00000686

Entrance door from after deck to Storm Porch

Windows to side aspects, glazed sliding door to deck saloon

Deck Saloon

11' 6'' x 22' 4'' (3.50m x 6.80m)

Four picture windows to side aspects with superb Estuary and Anchorage views. Double sliding French windows to After Desk, companion way with stairs down, door to:

Top Deck Master Bedroom

Windows to side aspect with views, door to rear deck, door to en-suite shower, stairs to lower deck.

En-suite Shower Room

White suite comprising wash basin with mixer tap with cupboards under, w.c, steam shower.

Companion Way

With understairs cloaks/storage cupboard with light connected, recessed airing cupboard with space heater, linen shelves, light, wall mounted electric hot air heater, Second understairs cupboard with light connected and shelving

Main Cabin

With porthole, fitted double bunk with drawers under, storage shelving, display shelves.

Second Cabin

With skylight, fitted double and single bunks with drawers under, fitted shelf unit, fitted electric heater.

Vendors notes

There are 10 bilge pumps with 2 pumps running at any one time. 3kw Solar panels provides battery backup macerator toilets The boat is moored on freehold land of 0.83 acre sts which is included in the price Under bunk heating

Pilots Cabin

With porthole, fitted single bunk with drawers under, fitted storage locker and seat

Main Saloon

17' 1'' x 15' 9'' (5.20m x 4.80m)

With three portholes and foc'sle hatch, original locker storage, roll top work surfaces with drawers and cupboards under, hot water heater, butler sink with mixer tap, cooker with extractor hood over, washing machine, fridge and freezer, gallery display shelves, eye level cabinets.


With two portholes, white suite comprising panelled bath, low level wc, wash basin with mixer tap on vanity unit, hot water tank, wall mounted heated towel rail.

Masters Cabin

With porthole, fitted single bunk with drawers under, storage locker with drawers, display shelves

Bedroom5/ Sitting Room

14' 0'' x 14' 0'' (4.26m x 4.26m)

Access via hatch and ladder from Main Saloon or independant entrance door from side deck, with two windows and portholes, Estuary views, log burner.


With whale back storage area, cold water tank

Sidedeck to Afterdeck

Hatch and ladder down to sail/storage locker, seated area, covered area. Estuary views.


There is a parking area for the houseboats, a private timber walk way and gangplank giving access to the Afterdeck

Coast Road West Mersea
Colchester CO5 8LS
County: Essex
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00000686
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