A converted steel barge complete with a floating stove and sauna is on the market for £3.5million.

The 1930s vessel is currently moored in St Katherine Docks in east London.

The boat's 5,000 sq/ft of floor space has allowed an ambitious designer to convert it into a flash floating home.

Access to the vessel can be gained either from the tow path or via a jet-ski platform on the lower deck.

Once aboard a vast living and dining room area stretches out in front of you.

Huge windows run alongside the length of the boat, pouring light onto the white corner sofa.

The houseboat has a white corner sofa
The houseboat has a white corner sofa

Six people can sit at two breakfast bars while a dining table has room to host eight more.

Downstairs a suspended stove hangs above a lounge area, complete with woolen rugs and wooden stools.

As well as plenty of office space and five bedrooms, the boat is the unlikely location of a large sauna.

It has plenty of seating
It has plenty of seating

It sits in the corner of a wood panelled bathroom that features a sizeable corner shower.

If the owner or guests ever get sea sick or board of life below deck, there is a long table that seats 14 up top.

A blurb on the estate agent's website selling the boat reads: "A truly spectacular and quite unique 1930s steel barge which has been converted into a magnificent contemporary houseboat.

The houseboat even has a sauna
The houseboat even has a sauna

"The near 50 ft. foredeck provides enormous scope for al fresco entertaining but it is the internal volume of this vessel - in excess of 5,000 sq. ft. - that has allowed for an extensive and impressive open-plan upper deck including a vast and bright reception, kitchen and dining areas, offering wonderful dock views with a central atrium stairway to a lower deck."

Those looking to bid farewell to life on land and say 'hello' to a river-bound existent better not be unfamiliar with vast amounts of money.

Not only is the asking price £3.5million, yearly upkeep and mooring fees come in at £32,000.