The ultimate home for boat lovers is for sale:rare drive-in mooring at this Norfolk Broads house is one of three places to park your boat collection

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It is not unusual to find a riverside home with its own mooring, but this house in the Norfolk Broads is truly for the avid sailor - it features a rare drive-in mooring.

The fully fendered, sheltered 45ft concrete mooring is the perfect home for your pride and joy and will provide winter protection for the worst of the tides and weather.

In addition, if you have an ocean-going vessel, or even have friends who like to arrive by boat, it has a 50ft garden frontage mooring and a swinging buoy in the water from where you can moor a yacht. 

Shearwater, a 3,000sq ft, five-bedroom house, is in the village of Oulton Broad, which, as its name suggests, is in the heart of the Broads.

The local yacht club lies just across the water, and the river offers fine fishing and is the scene of powerboat races in the summer.

The house, which is on the market for offers over £1 million, sits on Oulton Broad, which leads west into Oulton Dyke and the river Waveney, while a few miles east lies Lowestoft, the North Sea and the Continent.

The house sits on Oulton Broad, which leads west into Oulton Dyke and the river Waveney

The owners redesigned the house to give all the main rooms a view of the water, and the living room, conservatory and breakfast kitchen each have double doors leading outside.

Upstairs, the master suite not only features an en suite bathroom and a dressing room, but also a balcony from where you can watch the vast array of river life go by, from boats to birds. There are two other bedrooms on this floor, each sharing a bathroom.

On the second floor, the guest suite also has a balcony, as well as an en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe.

The five-bedroom house is on the market for offers over £1 million

The fifth bedroom is on the ground floor. It is also en suite and, if combined with the adjacent study, could be turned into a self-contained annexe.

Outside, the 0.3-acre garden has a split-level terrace leading down to the water, and there is double garage and ample outside parking.

Should you not to settle in forever to a life on the water, Oulton Broad South station is half a mile away, with trains to Liverpool Street taking 2 hours and 42 minutes, including a change at Ipswich.

Shearwater is for sale for offers over £1 million through Your Move


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