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Thunder Child 57ft Dutch Barge Style Narrowboat

4 Berths
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Welcome to Thunder Child, a stunning 57ft Dutch Barge style Narrowboat from 1989. Nestled in the picturesque Caen Hill Marina on the K&A Canal, this narrowboat is a testament to craftsmanship, unique design, and off-grid living.

Distinguished from typical narrowboats, Thunder Child boasts a one-of-a-kind design meticulously crafted to order. It showcases a spacious Dutch-style wheelhouse that elegantly combines practicality and aesthetics. This wheelhouse offers the advantage of a low clearance, ensuring passage under most tunnels and bridges, while also providing a refuge from the rain. Adding to its charm, an exquisite antique brass wheel takes centre stage, complemented by a rear lounge area. By day, a grand domed skylight bathes the interior in natural light, and by night, it transforms into a celestial observatory, offering enchanting views of the starlit skies.

Step into the heart of Thunder Child, and you'll find a well-equipped galley designed for convenience. It features a Dometic 3-way Fridge/Freezer, a full-size 4-plate hob & oven, a charming Butler sink, and a handy Indesit washer/dryer with a pump-out system. Ample storage ensures you have everything you need for your culinary adventures.

The lounge area of Thunder Child exudes warmth and comfort. Walk on solid 20mm Oak flooring as you admire the inviting ply sides and ceiling. A sleeper couch offers a cosy spot to relax, and the centrepiece is a solid fuel stove that not only adds charm but also heats the entire boat through a back boiler system. Need extra sleeping space? The sofa conveniently transforms for a restful night's sleep.

The bright and modern bathroom is a sanctuary on the water. It features a hip bath with an overhead shower mixer, a vanity basin with storage below and a wall unit above, and a pump-out macerator toilet. Double-glazed privacy windows and fully tiled walls add to the luxurious feel.

Step into the distinctive Dutch style wheelhouse with a solid Oak floor. The beautiful roof dome skylight provides abundant natural light during the day and breath-taking views of the stars at night. Enjoy the comfort of a 2-seater couch as you take in the scenery. The antique brass wheel adds a touch of nostalgia and charm.

The spacious master bedroom is a haven of relaxation. It accommodates a full-size double bed, flanked by radiators on both sides to keep you warm and coy on chilly evenings. Underneath the bed, you'll find ample storage space, and there's a built-in wardrobe for your convenience. A double filter system ensures clean water throughout the boat.

Thunder Child is not just a narrowboat; it's a labour of love, meticulously designed and customised to provide a unique off-grid living experience. Whether you're gazing at the stars from the wheelhouse, preparing a meal in the well-appointed galley, or cosying up by the solid fuel stove in the lounge, this boat is your gateway to a life of comfort and adventure on the water.


Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these specifications, no guarantee is given or implied as to their accuracy. These particulars are intended only as a guide, and they do not constitute a term of any contract. Lakeland Leisure Estates Ltd advises prospective purchasers to obtain an independent survey from a qualified Marine Surveyor to satisfy themselves as to the condition of the craft.

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