Beach hut that’s up for record £575k
THIS beach hut has gone on the market at a recordbreaking £575,000 – more than double the average house price in the UK.
The 16ft by 13ft wooden cabin commands its price tag because it is located on the exclusive Mudeford Spit in Dorset, home to the most expensive huts in Britain.
With views over Christchurch Bay to the Isle of Wight, it sleeps up to six between its single downstairs room and mezzanine level – although rules state guests can stay overnight only between April and October.
It has no toilet, shower or mains gas or electricity – so any owner will have to use nearby communal shower blocks and solar panels and gas bottles for cooking and lighting.
Estate agents say the hut is slightly larger than its neighbours, one of which sold recently for the current record of £375,000. A boom in staycations this year has sent prices soaring even further.
Cars are not allowed at Mudeford, which has around 350 huts, and its hard-to-reach location has made it popular with the super-rich wanting a private holiday bolthole. Further along the coast is the exclusive Sandbanks area favoured by the wealthy.
Andy Denison, of Denisons estate agents, said of the beach hut’s high price: ‘There are people who want that way of life and can afford it.’