Roydon Lock House, Roydon Lee and Stort Navigation

£615,000 /Guide price


  • Commercial and Land
  • Lock cottage
  • Mooring
  • Offside Water's Edge


Roydon Lock House is a fantastic opportunity to own a landmark lock cottage with pre-existing end of garden mooring rights. It is set beside Lock 13 on the Lee and Stort Navigation and enjoys fabulous views of the lock and river. The house is set in a beautiful rural spot, framed by mature trees, yet the station and the attractive village of Roydon are within comfortable walking distance. The owner used to run a thriving café at the Lock House, catering for seasonal business, and popular with local residents, boaters, and walkers alike. The Roydon Lock House Facebook page is still live, if you’d like to find out about this former business and its excellent reputation.

The front door is a stable door on the river side of the house. This opens into an entrance hall with a feature porthole window, and a staircase to the first floor. The sitting room to your left is a welcoming space with a wood and coal stove set in a brick fireplace, a window to the rear and a bay window looking out over the lock and river. The spacious kitchen diner to the right is partially open plan. The kitchen is at the rear and the dining area at the front, enjoying another bay window overlooking the lock and river. Beside the kitchen is a rear hallway area, with a door to garden. On the first floor there is a landing with a window to the rear. There are two large doubles to the front, a small double to the rear, and a spacious bathroom. All the bedrooms are double aspect, with fantastic views of the lock and river.

Outside there are lovely gardens comprising a glorious lawn to the rear, a canopied patio to the side of the house, and further patio and lawn alongside the lock and river, where the owner arranged a number of picnic tables. There is also an outside toilet. There are lovely views of the canal from the side garden, and of course, there are fantastic towpath walks right on your doorstep. At the end of the trade lawn is a further private section of garden. Here you will find a mooring for your narrowboat, which enjoys historic end of garden rights subject to continued CRT permission.

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