Wells beach hut for sale - at £45k

Forget the credit crunch, falling house prices and fears over inflation - for £45,000 you could have your own timber built seaside construction, known otherwise as a hut.

Forget the credit crunch, falling house prices and fears over inflation - for £45,000 you could have your own timber built seaside construction, known otherwise as a hut.

It has no mains electricity or gas; for water you'll have to take a walk to find the nearest tap; and fine dining is limited to a pull-down table.

What's more, you won't be allowed to stay overnight in your new bijou beach property on the beach at Wells.

However, what the hut lacks in facilities is more than compensated by the stunning, ever-changing coastal vistas, according to estate agents Belton Duffy, who are marketing the property.


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And, with beach hut prices topping £100,000 elsewhere, the firm is billing it as a rare opportunity to snap one up.

“In our five years here we've never had a chance to feature a beach hut,” said a spokes-woman. “They so rarely become available because there are hundreds of people on waiting lists.”

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Personal circumstances have resulted in this hut coming on the market, one of a number known for their individuality on the private Holkham Estate.

Located only a few minutes walk from the beach car park to the west of the Coastwatch tower and lifeboat station, it has fine views of the East Hills, according to the estate agents' blurb.

While the exact size of the hut is not clear, the agency says it comes complete with a pull-down table and bench storage, removable widen shutters and a lockable door, plus plenty of space for all those seaside necessities: chairs, a windbreak, cricket bats and wickets, buckets and spades and a gas stove for brewing cuppas.

But buying and selling beach huts is not an entirely straightforward affair, accor-ding to the agency spokes-woman. While Belton is marketing the hut, it would be sold leasehold under a licence agreement through Pine-woods Holiday Park, owned by the Holkham Estate. The owner must pay a fee of £127.09 for a yearly licence, and, when he or she decides to sell on, Pinewoods has first refusal on it.

But the spokeswoman added: “The owner can have it as long as they want; they can paint it whatever colour they like and possibly extend it, although there are clauses.”

To find out more call Belton Duffey on 01328 710666.

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