|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
‘Bill the Lizard’, a 65’ (19.8 metres) 1992 Tayberg (Brighouse, W. Yorks) narrowboat, comprising something almost unique in central Oxford: a detached (& detachable!) home, with PERMANENT MOORING. Layout is: 3-metre living area with adjacent kitchen; study-cum-children’s bunk room/guest room; large (by boat standards!) bathroom (1.55 metres); bedroom with fixed 1.2 metre-wide bed; engine room; traditional stern; & unusually large (2 metre) front deck, with removable cover, for winter storage/summer socialising. Internal headroom 1.95 metres.
Boat safety valid until January 2023 (must be renewed every four years); hull blacked in Sept 2020, and previously every 3 to 5 years, and was also surveyed in April 2016 and Sept 2020, being ‘professionally constructed to a very good standard and is in excellent condition for its age’.
240v electric power supply (metred pre-payment); solid-fuel stove (heating two radiators); new gas cooker; Paloma gas water heater; washing machine; newly installed kitchen sink; landline telephone (for good internet and broadband connection); portable toilet (disposal at locked communal facility); 1.5 litre British Motor Corporation diesel engine (fully serviced – ‘best BMC seen on canal’ – May 2020) and brand new domestic battery.
‘Bill the Lizard’ is one of a community of 16 boats on an original (built 1789) arm of the Oxford Canal which all have mooring rights in perpetuity (reflected in the asking price). City centre location, but with open views of water, trees, and sky, backing onto Worcester College; prime position on the Arm with particularly wide bank (with mature, attractive, colourful garden) next to historic Isis Lock (which gives easy access to the Thames and to turn around, when desired); very short walk to Oxford Railway Station and Bus Station and the city centre. Postal deliveries as for any household. Smokeless coal and gas (and diesel) available all year round from ‘Dusty’, a friendly commercial delivery boat.
|No. of engines:||1|
|Length over all:||65'|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.