A BEACH hut is on sale for a whopping £325,000 – the same price as a five-bedroom home.
The seaside 6ft by 10ft wooden hut is on the exclusive Mudeford Spit in Dorset, but it doesn’t even have a sea view.
Instead the cabin faces inland, looking out over a lagoon.
But it still costs the same as five-bedroom, two-bathroom, semi-detached house just along the coast in Poole.
And despite the enormous price tag, it is expected to be snapped up in no time.
Traditionally beach huts on south coast resorts in Dorset are like gold dust, so when one eventually goes up for sale the seller can expect to virtually name their price.
And demand has soared since Covid hit thanks to many Brits choosing to stand close-to-home for their holidays.
The hut can sleep up to seven people and has a lounge area and kitchen.
The advert notes that the seating converts into a double and single bed space, which leads onto a decked terrace.
However, owners and guests are only allowed to sleep in the huts during the summer months.
And as well as the eye-watering purchase price, they will have to fork out £4,500 in council tax every year.
It also comes with a 12 volt power for its fridge and lighting, and there is running water via an electric pump and an oven connected to a gas bottle.
But, it has no toilet or washing facilities – so the new owners will have to share a communal shower block and use the public toilets.
The hut benefits from the isolation of being on a sandbank in Mudeford – near former football boss Harry Redknapp’s multi-million pound home.
Situated towards the Hengistbury Head side of the sand spit, the hut is in a prime location for easy access to the harbour and the sandy beach.
Its location is so remote it requires a 30-minute walk, a train ride, or a short ferry trip across Christchurch Harbour to get there as cars are banned.
Andy Denison, of local estate agents Denisons, said they had a waiting list of people looking for a beach hut Mudeford.
He said: “We had a glorious summer last year and demand for beach huts went through the roof. We saw a 10 per cent increase in the value of them.
“We are expecting a similar demand this year, especially now that the roadmap out of lockdown has been released.
“We do have a waiting list of people wanting a hut so they don’t usually hang around for long.”
There are about 360 beach huts on the Mudeford peninsula and they are all privately owned.
The natural beauty spot is home to some of the world’s most expensive beach huts which made it the target of vandals in an arson attack at the start of this month.
A spokesman for Denisons said: “Our clients are sympathetic to the fact that the fire was started by vandals and this beach hut was not affected by the fire in any way.”
The spokesman added that it was expected that the hut would sell quickly once the Covid-19 lockdown was lifted.
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