£270k beach hut with running water, electricity and a basement goes on the market in Mudeford

PRICEY: David Bird with the beach hut on Mudeford Sandspit near to Hengistbury Head

PRICEY: David Bird with the beach hut on Mudeford Sandspit near to Hengistbury Head

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AT an asking price of £270,000, this beach hut at Mudeford could become the most expensive in the UK.

With a view of the Needles, running water and electricity, Hut 433 at Mudeford sandspit is one of the more luxurious huts on the market.

It has a basement with a pump for running hot and cold water, as well as a mezzanine which sleeps up to five people with two sofas that can pull out and make room for more.

The hut, which has been renovated by its London owners, has a sea view towards the Isle of Wight and Needles with solar panels for power and a fridge freezer.

Negotiator David Bird from Austin and Wyatt at Highcliffe said the family are hoping to buy a different hut with a different view on the sandbank.

“I think it's probably the most expensive one I can remember,” he told the Daily Echo.

“I think we might be close to a record price.

“We only took it on, last Thursday and there has already been a lot of interest.

“I would like to see it sold within the next 10 days.

“I think we'll get the asking price as well; in fact I've got no doubt they will get it.

“People go mad for these huts - it's the lifestyle it gives them.

“You can live in them for seven months of the year and it's got a really nice community down here with the restaurant.”

Earlier this month, the Daily Echo featured a beach hut with “sea glimpses” on sale at Mudeford for £225,000.

What will £270,000 buy you?

  • A converted Victorian gatehouse in Christchurch
  • A three-bedroom semi-detached in Christchurch
  • A four-bedroom house in Ashley Road, Bournemouth
  • A two-bedroom flat at Honeycombe Chine

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7:27am Thu 24 Jul 14

Baysider says...

Shameful that the housing market is in such a mess that some can contemplate paying in excess of £250k for a shed and most young people have practically zero chance of owning their own home without an inheritance or long term help from their parents. Everyone has their opinion on them as a profession but I think Mr Bird's gloating attitude that comes through loud and clear stinks myself...but they got a free advert though.
Shameful that the housing market is in such a mess that some can contemplate paying in excess of £250k for a shed and most young people have practically zero chance of owning their own home without an inheritance or long term help from their parents. Everyone has their opinion on them as a profession but I think Mr Bird's gloating attitude that comes through loud and clear stinks myself...but they got a free advert though. Baysider
  • Score: 27

7:49am Thu 24 Jul 14

apm1954 says...

try b&q lot cheaper.
try b&q lot cheaper. apm1954
  • Score: 4

8:07am Thu 24 Jul 14

smhinto says...

Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.
Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense. smhinto
  • Score: 0

8:08am Thu 24 Jul 14

djd says...

What's the saying that goes with this story? " A fool and his money are soon parted.". or " There's one born every minute" ?
What's the saying that goes with this story? " A fool and his money are soon parted.". or " There's one born every minute" ? djd
  • Score: 4

8:26am Thu 24 Jul 14

new2it says...

My beach hut on the Sandbank has been in our family for about 40 years, purchased at that time at a very low price. The price asked for them now has increased ridiculously I agree. Please don't assume that all those fortunate enough to have had one there for many years are wealthy people, I struggle to pay the outrageous rates on mine for the sake of sentimentality, remembering how much myself, my late husband and our 3 now adult married daughters with children themselves loved it, and hoping they will enjoy it as much as we did. It seems to me that many people are now investing in these huts as a profit making business, which is a shame, I feel the atmosphere is gradually changing there, not necessarily for the better, and it is becoming more difficult for people with limited resources to be able to stay there.
My beach hut on the Sandbank has been in our family for about 40 years, purchased at that time at a very low price. The price asked for them now has increased ridiculously I agree. Please don't assume that all those fortunate enough to have had one there for many years are wealthy people, I struggle to pay the outrageous rates on mine for the sake of sentimentality, remembering how much myself, my late husband and our 3 now adult married daughters with children themselves loved it, and hoping they will enjoy it as much as we did. It seems to me that many people are now investing in these huts as a profit making business, which is a shame, I feel the atmosphere is gradually changing there, not necessarily for the better, and it is becoming more difficult for people with limited resources to be able to stay there. new2it
  • Score: 51

8:26am Thu 24 Jul 14

Local Knowledge says...

Save us from this publicity stunt. First Denisons now Austin and Wyatt. Bit strange that each new asking price is a record! Only the vendor and purchaser know the true amount changing hands. Believe it if it suits you.
Save us from this publicity stunt. First Denisons now Austin and Wyatt. Bit strange that each new asking price is a record! Only the vendor and purchaser know the true amount changing hands. Believe it if it suits you. Local Knowledge
  • Score: 7

9:51am Thu 24 Jul 14

whataboutthat says...

Local Knowledge wrote:
Save us from this publicity stunt. First Denisons now Austin and Wyatt. Bit strange that each new asking price is a record! Only the vendor and purchaser know the true amount changing hands. Believe it if it suits you.
Yes, they are not recorded at the Land Registry as they are not dwellings but 'chattels' (?) so there is no bought/sold record as there is with housing.
[quote][p][bold]Local Knowledge[/bold] wrote: Save us from this publicity stunt. First Denisons now Austin and Wyatt. Bit strange that each new asking price is a record! Only the vendor and purchaser know the true amount changing hands. Believe it if it suits you.[/p][/quote]Yes, they are not recorded at the Land Registry as they are not dwellings but 'chattels' (?) so there is no bought/sold record as there is with housing. whataboutthat
  • Score: 2

10:28am Thu 24 Jul 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

Need a Shed load of cash to afford that!
Need a Shed load of cash to afford that! Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: 4

10:52am Thu 24 Jul 14

UbelievableJeff says...

I find this fairly offensive. When you consider what is happening around the world it's incomprehensible that sheds are changing hands for a quarter of a million pounds.
I find this fairly offensive. When you consider what is happening around the world it's incomprehensible that sheds are changing hands for a quarter of a million pounds. UbelievableJeff
  • Score: 3

12:21pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Hawkstone says...

Sheer greed and the more stupid people are prepared to lay these ridiculous prices the more it will happen. I much prefer my motorhome, travel all over the world and see some amazing sites for far less :)
Sheer greed and the more stupid people are prepared to lay these ridiculous prices the more it will happen. I much prefer my motorhome, travel all over the world and see some amazing sites for far less :) Hawkstone
  • Score: 6

1:44pm Thu 24 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

smhinto wrote:
Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.
In your opinion.

What about those that paid £30k for one and it's now worth £250k?

What about those who can't travel so they and their families spend weeks and weeks there making use of it year after year?

What about the people who earn hundreds of thousands working 60 hour weeks in the city in highly stressful jobs and use them on the weekend for some quality time with their family and for the sake of their health?

I think women who spend thousands on a handbag are stupid, people who will pay x5 the cost of standard class to travel first class at huge expense for a few hours of travel is a complete waste of money.

But it's their choice so who am I to tell them they are wrong? It's none of my business>
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.[/p][/quote]In your opinion. What about those that paid £30k for one and it's now worth £250k? What about those who can't travel so they and their families spend weeks and weeks there making use of it year after year? What about the people who earn hundreds of thousands working 60 hour weeks in the city in highly stressful jobs and use them on the weekend for some quality time with their family and for the sake of their health? I think women who spend thousands on a handbag are stupid, people who will pay x5 the cost of standard class to travel first class at huge expense for a few hours of travel is a complete waste of money. But it's their choice so who am I to tell them they are wrong? It's none of my business> scrumpyjack
  • Score: 12

2:25pm Thu 24 Jul 14

smhinto says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
smhinto wrote: Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.
In your opinion. What about those that paid £30k for one and it's now worth £250k? What about those who can't travel so they and their families spend weeks and weeks there making use of it year after year? What about the people who earn hundreds of thousands working 60 hour weeks in the city in highly stressful jobs and use them on the weekend for some quality time with their family and for the sake of their health? I think women who spend thousands on a handbag are stupid, people who will pay x5 the cost of standard class to travel first class at huge expense for a few hours of travel is a complete waste of money. But it's their choice so who am I to tell them they are wrong? It's none of my business>
Reasonable point. But my view was in the singular sense, why pay over 200k for a wooden shack. It is just ridiculous unless one is stark raving mad.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.[/p][/quote]In your opinion. What about those that paid £30k for one and it's now worth £250k? What about those who can't travel so they and their families spend weeks and weeks there making use of it year after year? What about the people who earn hundreds of thousands working 60 hour weeks in the city in highly stressful jobs and use them on the weekend for some quality time with their family and for the sake of their health? I think women who spend thousands on a handbag are stupid, people who will pay x5 the cost of standard class to travel first class at huge expense for a few hours of travel is a complete waste of money. But it's their choice so who am I to tell them they are wrong? It's none of my business>[/p][/quote]Reasonable point. But my view was in the singular sense, why pay over 200k for a wooden shack. It is just ridiculous unless one is stark raving mad. smhinto
  • Score: 4

3:13pm Thu 24 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

UbelievableJeff wrote:
I find this fairly offensive. When you consider what is happening around the world it's incomprehensible that sheds are changing hands for a quarter of a million pounds.
Oh boohoo.

Sell your house move into a bedsit and send the rest off to a charity if you feel like that.
[quote][p][bold]UbelievableJeff[/bold] wrote: I find this fairly offensive. When you consider what is happening around the world it's incomprehensible that sheds are changing hands for a quarter of a million pounds.[/p][/quote]Oh boohoo. Sell your house move into a bedsit and send the rest off to a charity if you feel like that. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -2

3:37pm Thu 24 Jul 14

mythoughts! says...

new2it wrote:
My beach hut on the Sandbank has been in our family for about 40 years, purchased at that time at a very low price. The price asked for them now has increased ridiculously I agree. Please don't assume that all those fortunate enough to have had one there for many years are wealthy people, I struggle to pay the outrageous rates on mine for the sake of sentimentality, remembering how much myself, my late husband and our 3 now adult married daughters with children themselves loved it, and hoping they will enjoy it as much as we did. It seems to me that many people are now investing in these huts as a profit making business, which is a shame, I feel the atmosphere is gradually changing there, not necessarily for the better, and it is becoming more difficult for people with limited resources to be able to stay there.
Well said
[quote][p][bold]new2it[/bold] wrote: My beach hut on the Sandbank has been in our family for about 40 years, purchased at that time at a very low price. The price asked for them now has increased ridiculously I agree. Please don't assume that all those fortunate enough to have had one there for many years are wealthy people, I struggle to pay the outrageous rates on mine for the sake of sentimentality, remembering how much myself, my late husband and our 3 now adult married daughters with children themselves loved it, and hoping they will enjoy it as much as we did. It seems to me that many people are now investing in these huts as a profit making business, which is a shame, I feel the atmosphere is gradually changing there, not necessarily for the better, and it is becoming more difficult for people with limited resources to be able to stay there.[/p][/quote]Well said mythoughts!
  • Score: 9

4:15pm Thu 24 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

If someones got the money then fine let them get on with it, after all what else are they going to spend their tax avoidance money on ;)
If someones got the money then fine let them get on with it, after all what else are they going to spend their tax avoidance money on ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 0

5:09pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I see you only get 6 lighters for a pound, in poundland now. My how things have changed. Not for the better niether.
I see you only get 6 lighters for a pound, in poundland now. My how things have changed. Not for the better niether. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -4

9:38pm Thu 24 Jul 14

steelpaul says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.
In your opinion.

What about those that paid £30k for one and it's now worth £250k?

What about those who can't travel so they and their families spend weeks and weeks there making use of it year after year?

What about the people who earn hundreds of thousands working 60 hour weeks in the city in highly stressful jobs and use them on the weekend for some quality time with their family and for the sake of their health?

I think women who spend thousands on a handbag are stupid, people who will pay x5 the cost of standard class to travel first class at huge expense for a few hours of travel is a complete waste of money.

But it's their choice so who am I to tell them they are wrong? It's none of my business>
And what about the people out there that work 80 hours a week just to afford to pay their rent and feed their kids with the constant stress and worry of his they are going to pay the next months rent.

No one should be paid hundreds of thousands and it's constant greed like this what keeps driving inflation up
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.[/p][/quote]In your opinion. What about those that paid £30k for one and it's now worth £250k? What about those who can't travel so they and their families spend weeks and weeks there making use of it year after year? What about the people who earn hundreds of thousands working 60 hour weeks in the city in highly stressful jobs and use them on the weekend for some quality time with their family and for the sake of their health? I think women who spend thousands on a handbag are stupid, people who will pay x5 the cost of standard class to travel first class at huge expense for a few hours of travel is a complete waste of money. But it's their choice so who am I to tell them they are wrong? It's none of my business>[/p][/quote]And what about the people out there that work 80 hours a week just to afford to pay their rent and feed their kids with the constant stress and worry of his they are going to pay the next months rent. No one should be paid hundreds of thousands and it's constant greed like this what keeps driving inflation up steelpaul
  • Score: -1

1:11am Fri 25 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

smhinto wrote:
Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.
No they just have a lot more money than you.
.
It's supply and demand. It's probably not a bad investment actually.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.[/p][/quote]No they just have a lot more money than you. . It's supply and demand. It's probably not a bad investment actually. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 4

2:03pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Molecatcher says...

UbelievableJeff wrote:
I find this fairly offensive. When you consider what is happening around the world it's incomprehensible that sheds are changing hands for a quarter of a million pounds.
That's economics, that is... Supply and demand etc...
[quote][p][bold]UbelievableJeff[/bold] wrote: I find this fairly offensive. When you consider what is happening around the world it's incomprehensible that sheds are changing hands for a quarter of a million pounds.[/p][/quote]That's economics, that is... Supply and demand etc... Molecatcher
  • Score: 3

3:45pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Molecatcher says...

steelpaul wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.
In your opinion.

What about those that paid £30k for one and it's now worth £250k?

What about those who can't travel so they and their families spend weeks and weeks there making use of it year after year?

What about the people who earn hundreds of thousands working 60 hour weeks in the city in highly stressful jobs and use them on the weekend for some quality time with their family and for the sake of their health?

I think women who spend thousands on a handbag are stupid, people who will pay x5 the cost of standard class to travel first class at huge expense for a few hours of travel is a complete waste of money.

But it's their choice so who am I to tell them they are wrong? It's none of my business>
And what about the people out there that work 80 hours a week just to afford to pay their rent and feed their kids with the constant stress and worry of his they are going to pay the next months rent.

No one should be paid hundreds of thousands and it's constant greed like this what keeps driving inflation up
What about the people that work 80 hours a week?... Good on them. Standing on their own two feet etc... If that's what they have to do and it's a problem to them, then it should be a good incentive to get themselves to a better place in their lives...

Why shouldn't anyone be paid hundreds of thousands? I am not paid that amount, but I wouldn't mind if I was... I don't suppose you would either if it were offered.
[quote][p][bold]steelpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Anybody who would in invest in this should be certified as insane. i.e more money than sense.[/p][/quote]In your opinion. What about those that paid £30k for one and it's now worth £250k? What about those who can't travel so they and their families spend weeks and weeks there making use of it year after year? What about the people who earn hundreds of thousands working 60 hour weeks in the city in highly stressful jobs and use them on the weekend for some quality time with their family and for the sake of their health? I think women who spend thousands on a handbag are stupid, people who will pay x5 the cost of standard class to travel first class at huge expense for a few hours of travel is a complete waste of money. But it's their choice so who am I to tell them they are wrong? It's none of my business>[/p][/quote]And what about the people out there that work 80 hours a week just to afford to pay their rent and feed their kids with the constant stress and worry of his they are going to pay the next months rent. No one should be paid hundreds of thousands and it's constant greed like this what keeps driving inflation up[/p][/quote]What about the people that work 80 hours a week?... Good on them. Standing on their own two feet etc... If that's what they have to do and it's a problem to them, then it should be a good incentive to get themselves to a better place in their lives... Why shouldn't anyone be paid hundreds of thousands? I am not paid that amount, but I wouldn't mind if I was... I don't suppose you would either if it were offered. Molecatcher
  • Score: 2

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