IT measures just over 13ft by 12ft square, it has no running water and relies on solar power lighting.

But this beach hut has just gone on the market for £126,000 – the price of a three bedroom mid-terrace house in Middlesbrough or a top of the range Bentley Continental convertible.

Andrew Denison of Denisons Estate Agency in Christchurch, who is selling the leasehold for number 219 on the sought after Mudeford Spit, said there had been a lot of interest.

“We’ve had quite a few enquiries already. It’s quite a rare opportunity because beach huts like this don’t come on to the market very often – they tend to get handed on to friends and family. We sold one like this last year for a similar price.

“The price varies of course depending on location and size so prices vary between £80,000 to £100,000.”

In previous years some huts in the area have sold for up to £150,000, when the housing market was at its peak.

The hut which boasts views of both the Isle of Wight and Christchurch harbour sleeps four people and is situated near The Beach Hut Cafe.

The £126,000 price tag includes a solar panel providing electricity for lighting and a gas powered cooker and fridge.

The property can also be rented throughout the season on a daily or weekly basis – up to £80 a day in peak season according to Denisons.