Do You Fancy A Beach Hut?
One-room beach hut a 'bargain' at £150,000
A BEACH hut without running water or mains electricity is on the market for £150,000...and that’s a snip because if it was any nearer the jetty it would be £50,000 more.
The one-room 10ft by 15ft “shed” on Mudeford Spit near Christchurch, Dorset, is accessed only by boat or a ride on a novelty “Noddy” land train.
Then it’s a half-a-mile hike to the very end of the peninsula.
Power for the lighting is via solar panels on the roof, the cooker and fridge run off a camping gas bottle and the toilet is at a shared shower block on the sandy spit.
But remoteness and inaccessibility are what make it desirable, according to the estate agent, plus of course stunning views across Christchurch harbour to the town’s famous priory, the longest parish church in Britain.
Whoever buys the modest brown hut will also have to fork out an annual ground rent of £3,000 a year to the local council plus £500 a year in rates.
Andy Denison, whose firm in Christchurch is handling the sale, said: “The hut is not huge but it’s quite nicely done out with a little kitchenette and two sofa beds so you can sleep four people. You can only sleep there between March and October but you can visit at any time.”
Steve Barratt, chairman of the Mudeford Sandbank Beach Hut Association, said: “There is always a demand for these huts.”
“A bit pricey for a beach hut, but were sure somebody will buy it” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.