Faith was the inspiration behind this charming boat. When I was asked to view the dimensions caused me some alarm. How could a houseboat be only 25ft long ? Once on board I was transfixed. Everything you could need was on board and more. There are so many cupboards, a charming galley, an outdoor eating area, a sofa, a bed, shower with heads and even an engine !
This boat has to be seen to be believed. She is moored at Beale Park lake for viewing by appointment.
She was built by Michael Dennett of solid woods and marine ply, the second boat he built for Faith in her lifetime, at a cost of just shy of £100,000. Sadly she died recently so the boat now needs to be sold. It was her retreat for reading and enjoying nature. There is a full galley with fridge and full sized oven, hob and plenty of preparation space. A stainless steel sink and cupboards for pans, crockery, food storage etc complete the picture on the starboard side while opposite there is a large sofa with more cupboards (solid mahogany) and bookshelves. This area leads onto a forward deck via doors with magnificent leaded stained glass windows. The forward cockpit has a canopy where three to four people could eat around a folding table.
If you are looking for a writer’s retreat or an extra bedroom/flat at the bottom of your garden Leap of Faith would suit very well.
There is a current BSS certificate and a licence for the Thames for 2020 included in the price.