The hut sits on the coast of Frinton-on-Sea, Essex (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Fancy packing up your things and moving to the seaside?
If you’ve got £65,000 handy, you could be able to make that dream a reality.
A beach hut on Frinton-on-Sea beach, in Essex, is up for sale with a £65k price tag.
But be warned: it’s pretty tiny and unlikely to be on the market for long.
The 12ftx10ft beach hut has just one room inside and a 10ftx18ft veranda out of the front.
It’s no bigger than your average garden shed, but demands such a high price because of its highly sought after location.
The chalet, painted dark brown, is on the Wailings end of the beach, where loads of people crave a setup so they can live on the coastline.
A spokesperson for Rouse, where the beach hut is listed, says there’s even more demand for the location than usual, as coronavirus has made us want UK staycations while we aren’t allowed to go abroad.
There’s only one photo of the hut on the listing (Picture: SWNS.com)
The estate agent said: ‘The owner wanted us to put it up for sale for £65,000, just to see what would happen, so we did.
‘Already we’ve had two people call to book viewings – and one of them has even said they want to put an offer in.
‘It has amazed us in recent years how much the prices for beach huts have gone up.
‘But I think, especially now, with people staying at home and not being able to travel abroad for holidays, that is driving popularity up.’
The shed on stilts looks pretty plain from the outside, and there aren’t any photos of the interior – so what it looks like inside is a mystery.
But the location is incredible, overlooking the North Sea in one direction and Frinton Golf Club on the other.
The spokesperson for Rouse added: ‘We cover about a mile and a half along the seafront, and the beach huts down that end are definitely the more expensive ones.
‘About 18 months ago, one of the huts at the Wailings end of the beach sold for £52,000.
‘We’ve also had a couple of other huts in that area sell for around £45,000 in recent years – the prices are just going up and up.’
We wouldn’t be surprised to see pricier huts listed soon.
When you consider that, this one almost seems like a bargain.
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