VIDEO: This year's price for a beach hut with no running water or electricity? £225k

Bournemouth Echo: SALE: Hut 155, which is on sale for asking price of £225,000 SALE: Hut 155, which is on sale for asking price of £225,000

THERE’S no running water or mains electriciy, you can’t sleep in it during the winter, and for the same price you could have a three-bedroom house.

But the attraction of Mudeford's wooden beach huts hasn't lessened - this hut with sea glimpses is on sale for £225,000.

The chalet-style hut stands on the coveted Mudeford sandspit – where beach huts can sell for anything upwards of £115,000.

Andy Denison, of Denisons Estate Agents in Christchurch, who is selling hut 155, said he has just sold another hut on the spit for around £135,000.

And along with hut 155, which is in front of the public toilet block, another is on sale for £115,000.

Last year's top priced hut went on sale for £200,000. But this one is being marketed as a bungalow, despite the lack of facilities.

Andy said: “If you get a hut that’s bigger than a regular one, with a mezzanine floor, then the value seems to increase. This hut is a split level hut with a bedroom area and people can sleep in the front bit as well. This will accommodate about 10 people.

“There are solar panels for lighting; nobody has mains water with most people get their water from the standing pipes that are dotted around.

“The hut has been in the family for donkey’s years and it has got potential for people to put their own style on it.”

Along with a £15,000 transfer fee, the new owner will pay more than £2,600 ground rent to Christchurch council plus fees.

Steve Barratt, chairman of the Mudeford Sandbank beach Hut Association said it’s not unusual for huts to go on the market at this price.

“People tend to put them on for a lot more than they actually get. Standard size huts usually go for between £150,000-£160,000 and then people negotiate transfer fees or add them onto the price,” he said.

“Beach huts have outstripped property prices over the years by several times.

“It just comes down to what people are willing to pay for it.”

What will £225,000 buy you?

A two-bedroom flat in Highcliffe
A three-bedroom end of terrace house in Burton
A three-bedroom terraced house in West Hill Road, Bournemouth
A four-bedroom detached house in Boscombe

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7:03am Thu 3 Jul 14

S,Bowes says...

Good morning ,if some one as earn t their money it's up to them how spend it.but hard to imagine it still being there in a few .but I hope so
Good morning ,if some one as earn t their money it's up to them how spend it.but hard to imagine it still being there in a few .but I hope so S,Bowes
  • Score: -3

7:14am Thu 3 Jul 14

Baysider says...

...and in other news, a Southbourne church recently announced another food bank has opened to assist struggling families who cannot put a meal in front of their kids. Yeah, we are all in it together alright...
...and in other news, a Southbourne church recently announced another food bank has opened to assist struggling families who cannot put a meal in front of their kids. Yeah, we are all in it together alright... Baysider
  • Score: 19

7:24am Thu 3 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

Baysider wrote:
...and in other news, a Southbourne church recently announced another food bank has opened to assist struggling families who cannot put a meal in front of their kids. Yeah, we are all in it together alright...
Totally understand your comment but there will always be the haves and the have nots im afraid. Thats the price of a house for a family in our area and it does seem ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: ...and in other news, a Southbourne church recently announced another food bank has opened to assist struggling families who cannot put a meal in front of their kids. Yeah, we are all in it together alright...[/p][/quote]Totally understand your comment but there will always be the haves and the have nots im afraid. Thats the price of a house for a family in our area and it does seem ridiculous. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 14

7:24am Thu 3 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

Baysider wrote:
...and in other news, a Southbourne church recently announced another food bank has opened to assist struggling families who cannot put a meal in front of their kids. Yeah, we are all in it together alright...
Totally understand your comment but there will always be the haves and the have nots im afraid. Thats the price of a house for a family in our area and it does seem ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: ...and in other news, a Southbourne church recently announced another food bank has opened to assist struggling families who cannot put a meal in front of their kids. Yeah, we are all in it together alright...[/p][/quote]Totally understand your comment but there will always be the haves and the have nots im afraid. Thats the price of a house for a family in our area and it does seem ridiculous. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 3

7:26am Thu 3 Jul 14

trolley says...

The rich get richer,local and can,t afford a property? Tough.
The rich get richer,local and can,t afford a property? Tough. trolley
  • Score: -2

8:19am Thu 3 Jul 14

vwbournie says...

woohoo a garden shed by the sea!!
woohoo a garden shed by the sea!! vwbournie
  • Score: 10

8:35am Thu 3 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

Step this way..........
Step this way.......... BIGTONE
  • Score: -1

10:19am Thu 3 Jul 14

The Liberal says...

Hut 155, which is in front of the public toilet block…

Well, at least it's handy for the loo.
[quote]Hut 155, which is in front of the public toilet block…[/quote] Well, at least it's handy for the loo. The Liberal
  • Score: 3

10:28am Thu 3 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

What will £225,000 buy you?

A two-bedroom flat in Highcliffe
A three-bedroom end of terrace house in Burton
A three-bedroom terraced house in West Hill Road, Bournemouth
A four-bedroom detached house in Boscombe

.......

Or 10 houses in Easington Colliery.
What will £225,000 buy you? A two-bedroom flat in Highcliffe A three-bedroom end of terrace house in Burton A three-bedroom terraced house in West Hill Road, Bournemouth A four-bedroom detached house in Boscombe ....... Or 10 houses in Easington Colliery. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

10:33am Thu 3 Jul 14

new2it says...

Let's put the other side of this. I have a beach hut there, it has been in the family for years, therefore very cheap when we were able to buy it. . We have never been "moneyed" people. I am now a widow, and I struggle to hold on to my beach hut, for my only holiday and for the sake of my family. Yes, I know I could sell it, and it may have to come to that. I also support the food bank at my church. Things are not always as they appear. Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case.
Let's put the other side of this. I have a beach hut there, it has been in the family for years, therefore very cheap when we were able to buy it. . We have never been "moneyed" people. I am now a widow, and I struggle to hold on to my beach hut, for my only holiday and for the sake of my family. Yes, I know I could sell it, and it may have to come to that. I also support the food bank at my church. Things are not always as they appear. Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case. new2it
  • Score: 27

10:41am Thu 3 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

new2it says..
Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case.......

Unfortunately,succes
sive British Governments and institutions have made us all this way,by the fact of being exactly the way your statement applies.
new2it says.. Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case....... Unfortunately,succes sive British Governments and institutions have made us all this way,by the fact of being exactly the way your statement applies. BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

10:53am Thu 3 Jul 14

new2it says...

BIGTONE wrote:
new2it says..
Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case.......

Unfortunately,succes

sive British Governments and institutions have made us all this way,by the fact of being exactly the way your statement applies.
I think it's very sad that we have generally become like that, so many self centred people not caring about anybody else with an "I'm all right Jack" attitude".
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: new2it says.. Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case....... Unfortunately,succes sive British Governments and institutions have made us all this way,by the fact of being exactly the way your statement applies.[/p][/quote]I think it's very sad that we have generally become like that, so many self centred people not caring about anybody else with an "I'm all right Jack" attitude". new2it
  • Score: 4

11:10am Thu 3 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

new2it wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
new2it says..
Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case.......

Unfortunately,succes


sive British Governments and institutions have made us all this way,by the fact of being exactly the way your statement applies.
I think it's very sad that we have generally become like that, so many self centred people not caring about anybody else with an "I'm all right Jack" attitude".
That's because we are living in 'Thatchers Britain'

She may be dead but her legacy continues regardless of who is in charge at Number 10.
[quote][p][bold]new2it[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: new2it says.. Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case....... Unfortunately,succes sive British Governments and institutions have made us all this way,by the fact of being exactly the way your statement applies.[/p][/quote]I think it's very sad that we have generally become like that, so many self centred people not caring about anybody else with an "I'm all right Jack" attitude".[/p][/quote]That's because we are living in 'Thatchers Britain' She may be dead but her legacy continues regardless of who is in charge at Number 10. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 8

11:54am Thu 3 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
new2it wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
new2it says..
Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case.......

Unfortunately,succes



sive British Governments and institutions have made us all this way,by the fact of being exactly the way your statement applies.
I think it's very sad that we have generally become like that, so many self centred people not caring about anybody else with an "I'm all right Jack" attitude".
That's because we are living in 'Thatchers Britain'

She may be dead but her legacy continues regardless of who is in charge at Number 10.
Why is it when ever there is a story like this its always Thatchers fault? Well labour had plenty long enough time in power to reverse her "wrongdoing" didn't they, but they chose not to?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]new2it[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: new2it says.. Don't be so quick to judge and condemn others who may seem to have it all and not care about anybody else, not always the case....... Unfortunately,succes sive British Governments and institutions have made us all this way,by the fact of being exactly the way your statement applies.[/p][/quote]I think it's very sad that we have generally become like that, so many self centred people not caring about anybody else with an "I'm all right Jack" attitude".[/p][/quote]That's because we are living in 'Thatchers Britain' She may be dead but her legacy continues regardless of who is in charge at Number 10.[/p][/quote]Why is it when ever there is a story like this its always Thatchers fault? Well labour had plenty long enough time in power to reverse her "wrongdoing" didn't they, but they chose not to? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 10

12:03pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Thats what I said, it doesn't matter who's in number 10 her legacy continues. Tony Blair was a big fan of hers.
Thats what I said, it doesn't matter who's in number 10 her legacy continues. Tony Blair was a big fan of hers. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

12:08pm Thu 3 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

trolley wrote:
The rich get richer,local and can,t afford a property? Tough.
What do you expect them to do? Work hard and then give the money away?

If you truly believe what you are saying I take it you give a large percentage of your income to those who lees than you? But I think we all know you don't so you are a hypocrite.
[quote][p][bold]trolley[/bold] wrote: The rich get richer,local and can,t afford a property? Tough.[/p][/quote]What do you expect them to do? Work hard and then give the money away? If you truly believe what you are saying I take it you give a large percentage of your income to those who lees than you? But I think we all know you don't so you are a hypocrite. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Thu 3 Jul 14

twynham says...

Lovely view. Not!
Lovely view. Not! twynham
  • Score: -1

4:39pm Thu 3 Jul 14

rubberbandman5 says...

Sir Beachy Head your comment was brilliant - well it made me smile.
Sir Beachy Head your comment was brilliant - well it made me smile. rubberbandman5
  • Score: 3

5:46pm Thu 3 Jul 14

matthew bell says...

You will always have a rich and poor divide. it has been that way for 1000's of years in the British Isles to this day. better them spending their money in the UK than abroad. stop your complaining about wealthy people, jealousy gets you no where, truly.
You will always have a rich and poor divide. it has been that way for 1000's of years in the British Isles to this day. better them spending their money in the UK than abroad. stop your complaining about wealthy people, jealousy gets you no where, truly. matthew bell
  • Score: 5

7:21pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

rubberbandman5 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head your comment was brilliant - well it made me smile.
Thanks for the compliment. Many of my posts get deleted you know, never to be seen again.

In fact one of my missing posts emailed me last week from Panama saying he's made it there in it's kyak and to go ahead and cash the life insurance policy in.
[quote][p][bold]rubberbandman5[/bold] wrote: Sir Beachy Head your comment was brilliant - well it made me smile.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the compliment. Many of my posts get deleted you know, never to be seen again. In fact one of my missing posts emailed me last week from Panama saying he's made it there in it's kyak and to go ahead and cash the life insurance policy in. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

7:33pm Thu 3 Jul 14

The Witch says...

I always wonder what these people who have a dig at 'the haves' and what they spend their money on would do if they suddenly won the lottery or came up on the pools.
Can you really tell me they would still live in their little houses, drive their old cars and give most of their new wealth to the 'have nots' ?
Get real folks we'd all spend the money bettering our life styles and buying what makes us feel good.
I always wonder what these people who have a dig at 'the haves' and what they spend their money on would do if they suddenly won the lottery or came up on the pools. Can you really tell me they would still live in their little houses, drive their old cars and give most of their new wealth to the 'have nots' ? Get real folks we'd all spend the money bettering our life styles and buying what makes us feel good. The Witch
  • Score: 4

7:49pm Thu 3 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

The Witch wrote:
I always wonder what these people who have a dig at 'the haves' and what they spend their money on would do if they suddenly won the lottery or came up on the pools.
Can you really tell me they would still live in their little houses, drive their old cars and give most of their new wealth to the 'have nots' ?
Get real folks we'd all spend the money bettering our life styles and buying what makes us feel good.
Spot on
[quote][p][bold]The Witch[/bold] wrote: I always wonder what these people who have a dig at 'the haves' and what they spend their money on would do if they suddenly won the lottery or came up on the pools. Can you really tell me they would still live in their little houses, drive their old cars and give most of their new wealth to the 'have nots' ? Get real folks we'd all spend the money bettering our life styles and buying what makes us feel good.[/p][/quote]Spot on scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

8:27pm Thu 3 Jul 14

GGhammy says...

matthew bell wrote:
You will always have a rich and poor divide. it has been that way for 1000's of years in the British Isles to this day. better them spending their money in the UK than abroad. stop your complaining about wealthy people, jealousy gets you no where, truly.
"Jealousy is a word created by the rich to make the poor feel guilty." I see as usual that the southern reponse has no sense of politics or injustice in it, just the usual - that's the way things are....i would prefer the rich to stop being so greedy and share what they have rather than spending it on themselves; and as for working hard, many people do, but some people get paid more because of our perverted value and status system.
[quote][p][bold]matthew bell[/bold] wrote: You will always have a rich and poor divide. it has been that way for 1000's of years in the British Isles to this day. better them spending their money in the UK than abroad. stop your complaining about wealthy people, jealousy gets you no where, truly.[/p][/quote]"Jealousy is a word created by the rich to make the poor feel guilty." I see as usual that the southern reponse has no sense of politics or injustice in it, just the usual - that's the way things are....i would prefer the rich to stop being so greedy and share what they have rather than spending it on themselves; and as for working hard, many people do, but some people get paid more because of our perverted value and status system. GGhammy
  • Score: -3

10:45pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Mangiafuoco says...

Why not? If people are stupid enough to pay for it then let them. I am currently negotiating on a three bedroom villa with garage and swimming pool near Malaga for 240 thousand euros which works out less then that! And I can actually live in it full time.
Why not? If people are stupid enough to pay for it then let them. I am currently negotiating on a three bedroom villa with garage and swimming pool near Malaga for 240 thousand euros which works out less then that! And I can actually live in it full time. Mangiafuoco
  • Score: 1

11:00pm Thu 3 Jul 14

sprintervanman says...

only one point to make and that is simply what the hell has it got to do with anyone else how they spend their personal money.
only one point to make and that is simply what the hell has it got to do with anyone else how they spend their personal money. sprintervanman
  • Score: 0

11:16pm Thu 3 Jul 14

apm1954 says...

B and q shed £189
B and q shed £189 apm1954
  • Score: 3

11:29pm Thu 3 Jul 14

sprintervanman says...

gosh a thumbs down how scary, and to think i have ordered 20 new Merc Sprinters through the British Dealers at the cost of £600,000.Should have got them through Germany.Dont want to offend the British with money.
gosh a thumbs down how scary, and to think i have ordered 20 new Merc Sprinters through the British Dealers at the cost of £600,000.Should have got them through Germany.Dont want to offend the British with money. sprintervanman
  • Score: -1

12:10am Fri 4 Jul 14

sprintervanman says...

Mangiafuoco wrote:
Why not? If people are stupid enough to pay for it then let them. I am currently negotiating on a three bedroom villa with garage and swimming pool near Malaga for 240 thousand euros which works out less then that! And I can actually live in it full time.
assume you have had the sense to have it checked out with no stone unturned by both local and English speaking Solicitors.Very prone for illegally built dwellings to be sold to unsuspecting British buyers, only to be bulldozed a month after the cash has changed hands.At your loss of cause.
[quote][p][bold]Mangiafuoco[/bold] wrote: Why not? If people are stupid enough to pay for it then let them. I am currently negotiating on a three bedroom villa with garage and swimming pool near Malaga for 240 thousand euros which works out less then that! And I can actually live in it full time.[/p][/quote]assume you have had the sense to have it checked out with no stone unturned by both local and English speaking Solicitors.Very prone for illegally built dwellings to be sold to unsuspecting British buyers, only to be bulldozed a month after the cash has changed hands.At your loss of cause. sprintervanman
  • Score: -2

12:34am Fri 4 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

GGhammy wrote:
matthew bell wrote:
You will always have a rich and poor divide. it has been that way for 1000's of years in the British Isles to this day. better them spending their money in the UK than abroad. stop your complaining about wealthy people, jealousy gets you no where, truly.
"Jealousy is a word created by the rich to make the poor feel guilty." I see as usual that the southern reponse has no sense of politics or injustice in it, just the usual - that's the way things are....i would prefer the rich to stop being so greedy and share what they have rather than spending it on themselves; and as for working hard, many people do, but some people get paid more because of our perverted value and status system.
What a load of bunkum. What you are describing is socialism and possibly communism.

And we know how that worked out......

So, you want people who are entrepreneurs or professional qualified individuals and such like to work hard for years and years at their businesses (giving people a wage) or their careers and then give you a healthy share of the rewards of their endeavors while you do bugger all and risk nothing?

Makes sure your begging bowl is big enough won't you.......
[quote][p][bold]GGhammy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matthew bell[/bold] wrote: You will always have a rich and poor divide. it has been that way for 1000's of years in the British Isles to this day. better them spending their money in the UK than abroad. stop your complaining about wealthy people, jealousy gets you no where, truly.[/p][/quote]"Jealousy is a word created by the rich to make the poor feel guilty." I see as usual that the southern reponse has no sense of politics or injustice in it, just the usual - that's the way things are....i would prefer the rich to stop being so greedy and share what they have rather than spending it on themselves; and as for working hard, many people do, but some people get paid more because of our perverted value and status system.[/p][/quote]What a load of bunkum. What you are describing is socialism and possibly communism. And we know how that worked out...... So, you want people who are entrepreneurs or professional qualified individuals and such like to work hard for years and years at their businesses (giving people a wage) or their careers and then give you a healthy share of the rewards of their endeavors while you do bugger all and risk nothing? Makes sure your begging bowl is big enough won't you....... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 4

6:40am Fri 4 Jul 14

Mangiafuoco says...

sprintervanman wrote:
Mangiafuoco wrote:
Why not? If people are stupid enough to pay for it then let them. I am currently negotiating on a three bedroom villa with garage and swimming pool near Malaga for 240 thousand euros which works out less then that! And I can actually live in it full time.
assume you have had the sense to have it checked out with no stone unturned by both local and English speaking Solicitors.Very prone for illegally built dwellings to be sold to unsuspecting British buyers, only to be bulldozed a month after the cash has changed hands.At your loss of cause.
Of course I have!!! I am not stupid. That is why I did not buy an overpriced shed in Mudeford but a heavily discounted villa in Spain.
[quote][p][bold]sprintervanman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mangiafuoco[/bold] wrote: Why not? If people are stupid enough to pay for it then let them. I am currently negotiating on a three bedroom villa with garage and swimming pool near Malaga for 240 thousand euros which works out less then that! And I can actually live in it full time.[/p][/quote]assume you have had the sense to have it checked out with no stone unturned by both local and English speaking Solicitors.Very prone for illegally built dwellings to be sold to unsuspecting British buyers, only to be bulldozed a month after the cash has changed hands.At your loss of cause.[/p][/quote]Of course I have!!! I am not stupid. That is why I did not buy an overpriced shed in Mudeford but a heavily discounted villa in Spain. Mangiafuoco
  • Score: 1

10:11pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Yankee1 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
What will £225,000 buy you?

A two-bedroom flat in Highcliffe
A three-bedroom end of terrace house in Burton
A three-bedroom terraced house in West Hill Road, Bournemouth
A four-bedroom detached house in Boscombe

.......

Or 10 houses in Easington Colliery.
Hey! Easington produces ballet dancers.............
.!!!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: What will £225,000 buy you? A two-bedroom flat in Highcliffe A three-bedroom end of terrace house in Burton A three-bedroom terraced house in West Hill Road, Bournemouth A four-bedroom detached house in Boscombe ....... Or 10 houses in Easington Colliery.[/p][/quote]Hey! Easington produces ballet dancers............. .!!! Yankee1
  • Score: 0

10:09am Sat 5 Jul 14

Shady81 says...

I think the main problem here is that £ 225,000 is a ridiculous price for any of the property mentioned!!!
I think the main problem here is that £ 225,000 is a ridiculous price for any of the property mentioned!!! Shady81
  • Score: 1
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