Mudeford beach hut on market with £350,000 price tag
A BEACH hut at Mudeford is set to go under the hammer on Friday for what is thought to be a UK record price of £350,000.
Despite lacking a bathroom and toilet facilities, the brand new cabin at Mudeford Spit in Christchurch is expected to fetch £100,000 more than the average UK property price thanks to its stunning location and breathtaking views.
It was put on the market with Denisons Estate Agents of Christchurch with a guide price of £350,000.
The hut can house up to six people with four single beds in a first floor mezzanine and a further two beds created by covering a sofa at ground level.
It features a lounge area and small kitchen with electricity provided by solar panels.
The sales information boasted: “The hut is fitted out to a very high specification with quality insulation, fully fire clad boarding and fire retardant plasterboard complying to the latest regulations.
“Other benefits include water pump for sink, under-hut storage and concrete with RSJ foundations.”
Opening onto the beach, the hut enjoys a south-easterly aspect offering views to the Isle of Wight and Needles.
However, the tiny property has no toilet and owners will need to share a communal shower block.
As well as stumping up the £350,000 guide price, future owners will also be expected to pay around £4,500 in council fees and council tax.
It is also not possible to get a mortgage on the 16ft by 10ft huts, so all costs and fees have to be paid up front.
Cars are also banned from the spit without a special permit so owners would be faced with a 30-minute walk from Hengistbury Head car park or a short ferry trip over from Mudeford Quay.
There are around 350 beach huts at Mudeford spit which are all privately owned, many by the same families for generations. Overnight stays are only allowed between April and October.