Canal Mooring For Sale: £205 000.

We have reluctantly decided to put our canalside property, Garden Farm, our home for the last 15 years, up for sale so that we can move closer to our parents.

Garden Farm consists of an 84 foot residential mooring on the Coventry Canal and one acre (freehold) of gardens and orchard. There is a 55 x 30 foot  barn/workshop, divided into a 20 foot wide concrete-floored working area and a 10 foot wide wooden-floored office/laundry room/woodworking room all with electrical wiring, sockets and lighting. We have a bore-hole providing our own water, organic toilet-disposal, private access, telephone landline/broadband, car park and outdoor lighting.

Like most canalside properties, we pay End-Of-Garden mooring fee to British Waterways & Band A Council Tax (currently about £1100 pa). The mooring fee is based on boat length - we currently pay about £1500 for the mooring fee and cruising licence together.

We have a Certificate of Lawful Use which means that the residential mooring, barn, track, shed, greenhouse, garden and car parks are all officially recognised by the Council.

The year before last we took away the last remnants of the old wooden mooring which had become rotten over the years and built new platforms.

Another change is that we have re-surfaced the main car park with new weed-suppressant fabric and scalpings to keep the boat free of muddy footprints in the winter.

This winter's project has been rebuilding the raised beds in the garden next to the canal.

New photographs of the land and the boat below...

Garden Farm is near Atherstone, Warwickshire, at the centre of England's canal system, and, if you need a faster pace, is less than an mile from the A5, approximately 5 miles from the M42 and about 7 miles from the M69. Birmingham, Leicester and Coventry are all within a 20 mile radius. (Post code is CV9 2RB.)

If this sounds like what you're looking for, let me take you on a tour...

photo of gate to residential mooring for sale

 Come in through our top gate. The mooring is right at the bottom.

photo of driveway down to residential mooring for sale

Now you can see the barn and the lower gate. (& Mrs Myrtle Brown)

photo of workshop and residential mooring for sale

You can just see the boat now, right at the bottom, beyond the secure car-parking area.  

photo of icy residential mooring for sale

Looking along the Coventry Canal towards Hartshill on a cold winter's day. 

photo of residential mooring platforms for sale

We have put in new platforms using strong timber and planted irises in between to encourage wildlife. The paving slabs beyond Lily (the cat) are from the path which is being moved away from the edge of the mooring.

photo of canal property for sale
                                     The mooring also seems to suit the not-so-wild-life.
photo of work on canal property for sale

The re-vamp of the car park included a French drain to divert rainwater and keep the area from getting muddy. 

photo of garden at canalside property for sale

We like to sit and watch the boats go by when the weather is warm. 

photo of barn at waterside property for sale

The mower shed and log store extend out from the side of the barn. 

photo of garden at waterside property for sale
                                   The rebuilt raised beds are wide enough to sit on!
photo of workshop at canal property for sale
                                      Two thirds of the barn make up the workshop...
photo of workshop at canalside property for sale
                                    ...the remaining third is the office with storage and laundry area beyond.
photo of garden at canalside property for sale

Walking back up the track on the other side of the barn, there is another flower garden and a vegetable garden. Pictures of both of these and the birch avenue, willow structures etc are on the rest of this website. Please take a look.

photo of camping area at residential mooring for sale

Beyond the gardens, looking back towards the gate is an area which can be used for camping.  

photo of orchard at canal property for sale

Apples, pears, plums and cherries are underplanted with spring bulbs. 

photo of view from waterside property for sale

Standing above the gardens you can see Mancetter church tower... 

photo of view from waterside property for sale

...or right across Leicestershire. 

photo of one acre of land at mooring for sale

As you walk back up towards the top gate you can see our groves of willows and the tree-bog. (& Paxton)

photo organic toilet disposal at canal mooring for sale

 Yes, that's right - treebog!

The willows have grown up in the last couple of years, so that the treebog is more concealed...

photo of trees at canal mooring for sale
... and the birch walk is magnificent on a spring day.
photo of trees at residential mooring for sale
photo of countryside at waterside property for sale
If you've still got the energy, you can walk up the public footpath and look down from the hill. The view is wonderful!

Now you've had a virtual tour, and seen us in all seasons, contact us (Sally and Kevin), if you'd like to come and look in person.

Sally and Kevin: 07787 537 796 or gardenfarm@live.co.uk

Landline: 01827 715 623