Humble beach hut with no toilet or mains electricity goes on the market for £440,000 – the same price as a five-bed house

  • Hut 297, on the exclusive Mudeford sandbank in Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, is on sale for £440,000
  • It has no toilet or mains electricity but has solar panels on the roof and a cooker connected to a gas bottle 
  • The new owners will have to share a communal toilet and shower block with other hut owners nearby

A humble beach hut with no toilet or mains electricity has gone on the market for a staggering £440,000 – the same price as a five-bed house in some parts of the country.

The wooden cabin is on the exclusive Mudeford sandbank in Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, and has amazing sea views towards the Isle of Wight.

Cars are banned from the strip of land which is only accessible by a 20 minutes walk, a ride on a land train or a short ferry trip across the harbour. 

Hut 297 has solar panels on the roof to provide some electricity and a full-size cooker connected to a gas bottle.

There is also a 100-litre water tank with a heater for running water and it has double glazed doors and windows.

The new owners will have to share a communal toilet and shower block with other hut owners – but the estate agents selling the hut expect it to get snapped up quickly. 

A beach hut has gone on sale for £440,000 – and the estate agents selling it expect it to get snapped up quickly 

The wooden hut has no toilet or mains electricity – it does have a fully fitted kitchen however and a full sized cooker connected to a gas bottle 

The living room has a seating area which can be converted into extra beds and a mezzanine level that can sleep five – so altogether the hut can sleep up to eight

The wooden cabin is on the exclusive Mudeford sandbank in Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, and has amazing sea views

Cars are banned from the strip of land which is only accessible by a 20 minutes walk, a ride on a land train or a short ferry trip

Hut 297 has been owned by the same family since they bought it off the local council in the 1970s or ’80s for a four figure sum.

Since then prices for the 360 seaside cabins on the remote sandy peninsula have soared in value.

In 2002 they were selling for £70,000. By 2005 they were up to £135,000 and then £270,000 by 2014. In 2020 they were worth about £350,000.

The attraction of the huts is that they can be slept in for seven months of the year as well as the isolated location of the Mudeford sandbank.

Hut 297 can sleep up to eight people. It has a fully fitted kitchen, a living room area with seating that converts into extra beds and a mezzanine level that can sleep five.

In front it has a small deck that leads directly onto the sandy beach and there is storage underneath the hut.

Prices for the 360 seaside cabins on the remote sandy peninsula have soared in value over the recent years – as they become more popular

A mezzanine level can sleep up to five people and one of the attraction of the huts is that they can be slept in for seven months a year

There is already a list of prospective buyers interested in the humble hut, Andrew Denison, of estate agents Denisons, said

In 2002 the huts were selling for £70,000 – by 2005 the price increased to £135,000 and by 2020 they were worth about £350,000

‘It is in really good order and is in a nice location, facing the beach and the sea,’ the estate agent said – adding that he doesn’t think this hut will stay on the market for long

Andrew Denison, of estate agents Denisons, which is selling the hut, said he doesn’t expect it to hang around for long.

He said: ‘We have a retained list of prospective buyers and have had interest in it already.

‘The huts that have come on the market this year have sold quickly and I don’t imagine this one will hang around for too long.

‘It is in really good order and is in a nice location, facing the beach and the sea.

‘A beach hut at Mudeford isn’t a seasonal purchase. People buy them all year round and look ahead for staycation holidays.’

As well as paying out the asking price, the new owners will also have to stump up about £4,500 a year to the local council in fees.

For less than the asking price of the hut, a homebuyer could get a five-bedroom, three bathroom bungalow in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.

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