Beach hut up for sale at Mudeford Spit for £575,000
A BEACH hut has gone on sale at Mudeford beach for a whopping £570,000 – and if it sells it would set a new record price.
Months ago a similar hut hit the headlines when it fetched £375,000, which was thought to be the highest ever, but the pandemic and a rise in staycation breaks has sent prices soaring even further.
Marketed by Denisons Estate Agents, the hut comes with solar panels for electricity and bottled gas for cooking and costs more than two times the price of an average house in England.
It sleeps up to six and is on two levels with two plush bedrooms on the upper level, two further sleeping areas on the ground floor and fully fitted kitchen with an integrated fridge freezer.
The hut also has two decking areas for entertaining.
According to Denisons the hut is "above average size" and enjoys dual aspect, which is why it has such a hefty price tag.
It describes it as "one of a handful of the finest located huts on Mudeford Sand Spit".
The agency adds that the "high spec" property "enjoys an elevated position with glorious uninterrupted front and rear views of the beach and harbour".
People on social media have reacted with horror to the price tag of the hut with one saying: "Christchurch has a massive shortage of affordable housing. This is just disgusting."
Another added: "We can’t even buy our first home – totally priced out and also having to pay high rentals can’t save anything, it’s so depressing!"