Scrolling through houses in the Southampton area on Rightmove can be a great pastime.

From looking over mansions to county estates to a cabin in the woods, there’s a dream home out there for every personality.

Whether you’re planning on buying or not, having a nosey at the houses is good fun.

If you're looking for something a bit different not too far away from Southampton then this £299,950 luxury floating home in Bursledon might be the one for you.

Daily Echo: Part of the sundeck area of the boatPart of the sundeck area of the boat (Image: Rightmove)

Take a look inside the houseboat

On its Rightmove profile, it describes the houseboat as an "ideal place to live if you want to escape the busy city life".

The Luxemotor barge is 92 feet in length and is situated on the "picturesque bank" of the River Hamble.

Daily Echo: The wheelhouse areaThe wheelhouse area (Image: Rightmove)

It underwent a major rebuild in 2014 as well as undergoing a complete internal refurbishment.

This includes having a new upper-tier wheelhouse and a large sun deck area all with views of the River Hamble.

Heading down into the boat, the main open-plan living area has port hole windows to each side and a large skylight window to make it a "bright and airy" space.

Daily Echo: The living room spaceThe living room space (Image: Rightmove)

You can also find a stair storage cupboard and a further storage cupboard with hatch access to the engine room.

Meanwhile, the kitchen comprises many features including an integrated fridge freezer, plumbing for a washing machine gas cooker point and a wall-mounted boiler.

Daily Echo: The kitchenThe kitchen (Image: Rightmove)

Elsewhere in the property, you can also find three bedrooms, one of which is a master, and a bathroom.

The hull living quarters are fully insulated with heat provided by a large wood-burning stove and/or gas central heating.

Daily Echo: One of the bedroomsOne of the bedrooms (Image: Rightmove)

Additionally, it is connected to mains water, electricity and BT Internet.

The profile adds: "It would suit a purchaser who wishes to enjoy fantastic views of the water, take the Rib down river to the local pubs, take scenic walks and enjoy the quiet setting.

Daily Echo: The bathroomThe bathroom (Image: Rightmove)

"The barge is convenient for local shops, public houses, Bursledon train station, restaurants, schools and the renowned sailing facilities of the River Hamble."

If you are interested in purchasing the property it is for cash buyers only and there is a mooring fee of £723 per month.