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Widebeam Barge, Meadow Farm Marina, Huston Close, Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough LE12 8NB

Lot no: 43 Postponed

Guide Price £85,000+ plus fees

Unconditional with Fixed FeeOn the fall of the hammer, the successful bidder will be legally bound to purchase the property. The successful bidder must immediately exchange contracts and pay a 10% deposit (subject to a minimum of £5,000), along with a non-refundable Buyer’s Fee. The Buyer’s Fee is £1500, and completion must take place within 30 days, unless the Special Conditions of Sale state otherwise.

Thursday 30th September 2021

Key Features
  • 60ft Wide Beam Barge
  • Residential Mooring
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Beautiful Location
  • Car Parking
  • 60 Ft of Decking / Garden
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Property Description:

A superb and deceptively spacious house boat situated in an idyllic location in the desirable village of Barrow on Soar.

The boat is a 60ft x 10ft widebeam barge built by Collingwood boat builders and is approx 8 years old. It had new anodes and was blacked last year.

It is moored on a residential mooring with 60ft of private decking / garden. It can be lived on all year round or make a great holiday home. The is also onsite parking.
There is an abundance of local wildlife and country footpaths. A stunning and tranquil location which is needed to be viewed.

Its is in excellent condition throughout and is finished to a high standard internally. It benefits from hand made Oak kitchen, Oak storage units throughout and bespoke high end shower room. Its is literally a floating home.

The residential mooring costs approx £200 pcm and also includes Council Tax, Water rates and TV license.

The Marina charges any new buyer 4% of the purchase price if the buyer wanted to keep the mooring on.

The marina also offers help and advice from experienced staff along with toilet and shower block.


With new awing cover, seating area and controls.

Living Room / Kitchen

With a bespoke Oak kitchen with full size appliances including double oven, gas hob, fridge and washing machine. SOlid wood work surfaces.
Lounge area with Log Burner on granite hearth, radiator and Oak storage units.
Windows to both sides.


With two porthole windows, radiator and doors to both bedrooms and shower rooms.

Bedroom One

A spacious bedroom with fitted wardrobes and drawers, radiator and windows to both aspects along with French doors opening on to the Hull seating area.

Bedroom Two

With built in bed and bespoke storage and wardrobe space. Window over looking the decking area.

Shower Room

With modern suite comprising w.c, shower cubicle and wash basin in bespoke solid Oak vanity unit and storage. WIndow to the side.


A seating area to the front of the boat with a new , removable awning / cover.


There is a large decked garden and seating area which comes with the barge. Approximately 60ft in length. Other owner have added sheds, storage and fencing.
The is also car parking only 30 yards away.
The surrounding area offers tranquil countryside.


See Legal Pack. Vacant possession upon completion.

To book a viewing, please contact SDL Auctions to arrange.

Auction Method:
The auction for this property will take place as an “Auction Event” behind closed doors with a live auctioneer and will be streamed online in real-time. The property will be sold alongside several other lots. Bids must be placed remotely- please see the below section on “Registration Process”. The auction can be watched in real-time on the auction date through SDL Auctions’ website on their home page.
The auction date applicable for the property is displayed underneath the property description. It is not possible to provide a precise timeslot when this property will be auctioned on the day, because there are other lots being sold.
You are required to undertake identity checks before you can be authorised to bid. You must also provide your payment details. If you do not provide this information, your registration will not be processed.
When you place your bid, you are deemed to have agreed to SDL Auctions’ Buyers Terms (England & Wales) which are available on SDL Auctions website.

Auction type- Unconditional with Fixed Fee
If you are the highest bidder, you must exchange legally binding contracts for the sale when the auction for the property comes to an end. You must then pay the applicable fees and deposit. You must complete the sale within 20 business days unless the Special Conditions of Sale contained within the Legal Pack state otherwise.

Auction Fees
The following non-refundable fees apply:
Buyer’s Fee- payable on exchange of contracts. This is usually £1074 including VAT, subject to the Special Conditions of Sale. This fee does not contribute towards the purchase price of the property.
There may be additional fees listed in the Special Conditions of Sale, which will be available to view within the Legal Pack. You must read the Special Conditions carefully before bidding. Any additional fees are included at the seller’s discretion, not on the instruction of SDL Auctions, and will be in addition to any fees payable to us. SDL Auctions has limited control over the content of the Special Conditions of Sale.

On exchange of contracts, you must pay a non-refundable deposit equal to 10% of the actual purchase price of the property, subject to a minimum of £5,000. The deposit contributes towards the purchase price.

Payment Method:
Applicable fees must be paid immediately after a winning bid has been placed. Payment by cash or cheque will not be accepted. Prior to the auction, you will receive an email from the auctioneer to register your card details with third-party provider, Stripe. Your card details will be stored on their secure online payment platform. Payment will only be taken from you in the event of a winning bid. In this case, you will be contacted by a representative of the auctioneer to make payment. If you cannot be contacted within 24 hours after the auction ends, the auctioneer reserves the right to charge your card.

Legal Pack
Before bidding, you must view the legal pack for the property. This is the collection of legal documents that apply to the sale. The documents will include but are not limited to: Special Conditions of Sale, title documents from the Land Registry and Energy Performance Certificate.
The legal pack can be viewed on SDL Auctions website by searching for the property. On the property details page there is a sub-heading “Legal Packs”. Follow this link, and you will then be directed to create an account with Auction Passport to view the documents.
The legal pack can change at any time up until the auction starts so you must check for the most recent version of the legal pack. An addendum may be issued outlining any late changes. At the point of placing your bid, you are deemed to have read the legal pack in its entirety, including any changes. Failure to check for changes to the legal pack will not be a valid reason for withdrawing from the sale.
It is strongly recommended that you instruct a qualified professional to review the legal pack and raise any necessary enquiries before bidding.

Special Conditions of Sale
The property is sold subject to any Special Conditions of Sale. These are contractual conditions that are included by the seller of the property - they are not part of SDL Auctions’ terms and conditions. The Special Conditions of Sale are legally binding. You are taken to have read and accepted these at the point of bidding, even if you have not done so. The Special Conditions of Sale are available to read in the legal pack.

Registration Process:
To register to bid on the property, visit the SDL Auctions website and submit your remote bid. The lot number can be found against the Lot Details of the property. Prospective buyers must register no later than 12pm the day before the auction date. If you register after the cut off, it cannot be guaranteed that your registration will be processed.