Tiny beach hut in Mudeford with no running water or electricity goes on the market for £150,000

Bournemouth Echo: No running water or electricity - but tiny beach hut goes on the market for £150k! No running water or electricity - but tiny beach hut goes on the market for £150k!

A TINY beach hut in Mudeford with no running water or mains electricity has been put on the market - for a whopping £150,000.

The asking price for the 10ft by 15ft basic hut is the same cost as a house in some parts of the country and is as much as a top-of-the-range Bentley Continental car.

The one-room ‘shed’ on Mudeford Spit is accessed only by boat or a ride on the "Noddy" land train.

Even then, the owners face a half-a-mile hike to reach the timber, four-walled hut that is positioned at the very end of the sandy peninsula.

The enormous asking price - the equivalent to £1,000 per square foot - is said to be less than the going rate because of its distant position.

The hut’s only electricity comes via solar panels on the roof that power the lighting. A cooker and small fridge run off a camping gas bottle.

There is no toilet but there is a shared shower block on the sandy spit.

Bournemouth Echo:

Whoever buys the hut will also have to fork out an annual ground rent of £3,000 a year to Christchurch council plus £500 a year in rates.

Andy Denison, of Denisons Estate Agents in Christchurch, who is selling the leasehold for hut number 17, said: "This beach hut is more towards the quieter quayside-end of the sandspit facing 'the run', the stretch of water between the spit and Mudeford.

"It has lovely views over Christchurch harbour and across to Avon beach.

"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 any time of the year.

"The cooker and the fridge both run off a camping gas bottle and the lights are powered by a battery.

"Water is from a stand pipe and on about four occasions a year the spit is opened up to vehicles so owners can move things in and out.

"It sounds like a lot of money for what is effectively a shed but they are in such demand that the bigger huts can sell for upwards of £200,000."

Bournemouth Echo:

Steve Barratt, chairman of the Mudeford Sandbank Beach Hut Association, said: "The huts at that end of the spit go for a bit less because of the hike you face from the jetty or the land train station, especially if you have luggage.

"But the whole thing is market driven and there is always a demand for these huts.

"Despite its remoteness, hundreds of people from the mainland come across every day during the summer months."

Bournemouth Echo:

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4:05pm Fri 28 Mar 14

jazzy jenkins says...

Not forgetting out of that money they will have to pay a big transfer fee to the council..
Not forgetting out of that money they will have to pay a big transfer fee to the council.. jazzy jenkins
  • Score: 5

4:21pm Fri 28 Mar 14

twynham says...

Ray Nottage could sell it now it has been promoted by our high quality local newspaper!
Ray Nottage could sell it now it has been promoted by our high quality local newspaper! twynham
  • Score: 5

4:38pm Fri 28 Mar 14

John T says...

Yes, how many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to sea?
The answer my friend
Is blowin' in the wind.
Yes, how many years can a mountain exist Before it is washed to sea? The answer my friend Is blowin' in the wind. John T
  • Score: 9

4:53pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Lucky Rich says...

Hope it comes with a donkey to cart your stuff down out of season if the current noddy train service is replaced.........:-)
Hope it comes with a donkey to cart your stuff down out of season if the current noddy train service is replaced.........:-) Lucky Rich
  • Score: 7

5:34pm Fri 28 Mar 14

STRIPEY51 says...

I have got a sun house in my garden for sale in a nice sunny spot,100k or near offer, can fit electricity in at buyers expense,

Contact Mr Greedy, for viewing.
I have got a sun house in my garden for sale in a nice sunny spot,100k or near offer, can fit electricity in at buyers expense, Contact Mr Greedy, for viewing. STRIPEY51
  • Score: 7

6:48pm Fri 28 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Why Do you need solar panels to run a gas fridge? No wonder Northerners think we are daft .Could have something to do with the silly stories that the Echo puts out trying to get bored old **** like me to comment
Why Do you need solar panels to run a gas fridge? No wonder Northerners think we are daft .Could have something to do with the silly stories that the Echo puts out trying to get bored old **** like me to comment kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

6:49pm Fri 28 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

There will definitely be someone who will part with the cash for a bit of wood.
Easy to spot......just look for someone with a phallic appendage growing out of their forehead.
There will definitely be someone who will part with the cash for a bit of wood. Easy to spot......just look for someone with a phallic appendage growing out of their forehead. BIGTONE
  • Score: 2

8:18pm Fri 28 Mar 14

apm1954 says...

same shed at b&q £279.00
same shed at b&q £279.00 apm1954
  • Score: 3

9:11pm Fri 28 Mar 14

The Witch says...

twynham wrote:
Ray Nottage could sell it now it has been promoted by our high quality local newspaper!
That man's name should not be mentioned in the same breath as Mudeford Spit, oh I don't know I suppose its the Beauty and the Beast scenario.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Ray Nottage could sell it now it has been promoted by our high quality local newspaper![/p][/quote]That man's name should not be mentioned in the same breath as Mudeford Spit, oh I don't know I suppose its the Beauty and the Beast scenario. The Witch
  • Score: 4

10:21pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

You people really give the real world a laugh...............
..

A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief.

Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money:

http://www.realtor.c
om/realestateandhome
s-detail/2617-Cove-C
ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear
water_FL_33760_M5301
9-03146?row=1
You people really give the real world a laugh............... .. A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief. Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money: http://www.realtor.c om/realestateandhome s-detail/2617-Cove-C ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear water_FL_33760_M5301 9-03146?row=1 Yankee1
  • Score: -1

10:21pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

You people really give the real world a laugh...............
..

A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief.

Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money:

http://www.realtor.c
om/realestateandhome
s-detail/2617-Cove-C
ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear
water_FL_33760_M5301
9-03146?row=1
You people really give the real world a laugh............... .. A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief. Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money: http://www.realtor.c om/realestateandhome s-detail/2617-Cove-C ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear water_FL_33760_M5301 9-03146?row=1 Yankee1
  • Score: -1

10:21pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

You people really give the real world a laugh...............
..

A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief.

Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money:

http://www.realtor.c
om/realestateandhome
s-detail/2617-Cove-C
ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear
water_FL_33760_M5301
9-03146?row=1
You people really give the real world a laugh............... .. A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief. Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money: http://www.realtor.c om/realestateandhome s-detail/2617-Cove-C ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear water_FL_33760_M5301 9-03146?row=1 Yankee1
  • Score: 0

8:09am Sat 29 Mar 14

Phixer says...

Yankee1 wrote:
You people really give the real world a laugh...............

..

A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief.

Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money:

http://www.realtor.c

om/realestateandhome

s-detail/2617-Cove-C

ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear

water_FL_33760_M5301

9-03146?row=1
You people really give the real world a laugh.....

More humidity, mosquitos, alligators and yankees than you can shake a stick at! Not forgetting the cuisine - sic. Nothing to beat a good barbeque on the beach at Mudeford, lovely view - not a shopping mall in sight and no grossly overweight yanks to put you off your food.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: You people really give the real world a laugh............... .. A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief. Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money: http://www.realtor.c om/realestateandhome s-detail/2617-Cove-C ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear water_FL_33760_M5301 9-03146?row=1[/p][/quote]You people really give the real world a laugh..... More humidity, mosquitos, alligators and yankees than you can shake a stick at! Not forgetting the cuisine - sic. Nothing to beat a good barbeque on the beach at Mudeford, lovely view - not a shopping mall in sight and no grossly overweight yanks to put you off your food. Phixer
  • Score: 1

9:04am Sat 29 Mar 14

The Witch says...

Phixer wrote:
Yankee1 wrote:
You people really give the real world a laugh...............


..

A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief.

Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money:

http://www.realtor.c


om/realestateandhome


s-detail/2617-Cove-C


ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear


water_FL_33760_M5301


9-03146?row=1
You people really give the real world a laugh.....

More humidity, mosquitos, alligators and yankees than you can shake a stick at! Not forgetting the cuisine - sic. Nothing to beat a good barbeque on the beach at Mudeford, lovely view - not a shopping mall in sight and no grossly overweight yanks to put you off your food.
The point is Yankee we do live in the real world and that is why those who can afford it like to buy their little oasis and escape from the real world and recharge their batteries.
The sheer magic of seeing the sun rise over the Isle of Wight first thing in the morning or setting over Christchurch Harbour in the evening, just the sound of the gulls or the chug of the engine of one of the local fishing boats going out to sea.
Can I ask if you have ever been to Mudeford or indeed taken the ferry over to the Spit.
If heaven is like Mudeford Spit I'll be a happy bunny.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: You people really give the real world a laugh............... .. A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief. Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money: http://www.realtor.c om/realestateandhome s-detail/2617-Cove-C ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear water_FL_33760_M5301 9-03146?row=1[/p][/quote]You people really give the real world a laugh..... More humidity, mosquitos, alligators and yankees than you can shake a stick at! Not forgetting the cuisine - sic. Nothing to beat a good barbeque on the beach at Mudeford, lovely view - not a shopping mall in sight and no grossly overweight yanks to put you off your food.[/p][/quote]The point is Yankee we do live in the real world and that is why those who can afford it like to buy their little oasis and escape from the real world and recharge their batteries. The sheer magic of seeing the sun rise over the Isle of Wight first thing in the morning or setting over Christchurch Harbour in the evening, just the sound of the gulls or the chug of the engine of one of the local fishing boats going out to sea. Can I ask if you have ever been to Mudeford or indeed taken the ferry over to the Spit. If heaven is like Mudeford Spit I'll be a happy bunny. The Witch
  • Score: 5

9:27am Sat 29 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Yankee1 wrote:
You people really give the real world a laugh...............

..

A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief.

Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money:

http://www.realtor.c

om/realestateandhome

s-detail/2617-Cove-C

ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear

water_FL_33760_M5301

9-03146?row=1
Sun bathing In bullet proof vest.Not for Johny English thank you.have nice day and stay safe
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: You people really give the real world a laugh............... .. A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief. Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money: http://www.realtor.c om/realestateandhome s-detail/2617-Cove-C ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear water_FL_33760_M5301 9-03146?row=1[/p][/quote]Sun bathing In bullet proof vest.Not for Johny English thank you.have nice day and stay safe kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

9:27am Sat 29 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Yankee1 wrote:
You people really give the real world a laugh...............

..

A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief.

Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money:

http://www.realtor.c

om/realestateandhome

s-detail/2617-Cove-C

ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear

water_FL_33760_M5301

9-03146?row=1
Sun bathing In bullet proof vest.Not for Johny English thank you.have nice day and stay safe
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: You people really give the real world a laugh............... .. A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief. Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money: http://www.realtor.c om/realestateandhome s-detail/2617-Cove-C ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear water_FL_33760_M5301 9-03146?row=1[/p][/quote]Sun bathing In bullet proof vest.Not for Johny English thank you.have nice day and stay safe kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

10:21pm Sat 29 Mar 14

sprintervanman says...

Camping gas stove, small £300 generator and several bottles of water.Why would someone who could afford to pay £150k for a beach hut be put off by minor details.
Camping gas stove, small £300 generator and several bottles of water.Why would someone who could afford to pay £150k for a beach hut be put off by minor details. sprintervanman
  • Score: 1

10:30pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

Phixer wrote:
Yankee1 wrote:
You people really give the real world a laugh...............


..

A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief.

Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money:

http://www.realtor.c


om/realestateandhome


s-detail/2617-Cove-C


ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear


water_FL_33760_M5301


9-03146?row=1
You people really give the real world a laugh.....

More humidity, mosquitos, alligators and yankees than you can shake a stick at! Not forgetting the cuisine - sic. Nothing to beat a good barbeque on the beach at Mudeford, lovely view - not a shopping mall in sight and no grossly overweight yanks to put you off your food.
Come to my local:

http://britspubandea
tery.com/

Ringwood ale on tap. By the way...we are fit here. The last time I was in the UK i noticed how fat you are becoming.

Enjoy your B&Q Garden Shed! Why not join PROBUS, while you are at it?
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: You people really give the real world a laugh............... .. A rented tiny pitch on a spit of sand in Mudeford? Good grief. Hop down to Gatwick, and 9 hours later you can be here for the same money: http://www.realtor.c om/realestateandhome s-detail/2617-Cove-C ay-Dr-Unit-501_Clear water_FL_33760_M5301 9-03146?row=1[/p][/quote]You people really give the real world a laugh..... More humidity, mosquitos, alligators and yankees than you can shake a stick at! Not forgetting the cuisine - sic. Nothing to beat a good barbeque on the beach at Mudeford, lovely view - not a shopping mall in sight and no grossly overweight yanks to put you off your food.[/p][/quote]Come to my local: http://britspubandea tery.com/ Ringwood ale on tap. By the way...we are fit here. The last time I was in the UK i noticed how fat you are becoming. Enjoy your B&Q Garden Shed! Why not join PROBUS, while you are at it? Yankee1
  • Score: -1

8:44am Mon 31 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

"£1,000 per square foot"
Surely this is the "4th most expensive real estate in the world"!
"£1,000 per square foot" Surely this is the "4th most expensive real estate in the world"! Franks Tank
  • Score: 1

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