Saturday, 9 June 2012

£125,000 beach hut for sale? Anyone?

This week we've been in rainy Dorset on holiday. It's such a beautiful part of the uk and everytime we visit the south coast I always start thinking about how we should live down south and how much it has going for it. But I guess this week it just rained everywhere.

Anyway, as per usual we took a stroll over to Mudeford beach which has all the amazing beach huts you can see in the photos. I haven't bothered instagramming them (is that a verb now? I instagram? You instagram?) as they are just so blooming' beautiful there was no need. We* went for a coffee in the cafe on Mudeford beach, just next to the beach huts and I could see a couple of adverts for beach huts for sale. Some were for around £125k which I found unbelievable! I mean, who would spend that sort of money on a small wooden shed with no running water and no mains power inaccessible by road? I got the feeling from looking at the peeps around that the answer to that question is someone toothy, blonde and fleece wearing and bearing a striking resemblance to our equine friends but that's probably just me showing my northern insecurities.

*not hubby and I but MIL instead - on that day hubby was undertaking his ten hour round trip to get his ruddy passport which thanks to my dad, fate, and whatever higher being you want to believe in, did arrive on time.

Would you pay £125k for a beach hut?

11 comments:

  1. I love the Dorset/Somerset area - in fact we are heading off there next week. Its the only place that me and Len can agree that we would both love to live!! The beach huts are fantastic but I don't think I could ever justify £125k for them though - enjoy your hols EmmaPxxx

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    1. It is lovely and emma the people are so nice! Prob because they live somewhere so lovely! X

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  2. I am from Bournemouth and my dad used to spend his holidays at those beach huts as a 1950s kid! Most
    Locals couldn't afford them now- shame! It's a crazy price. I will give them a fiver for one tho....

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    1. Ah Bournemouth we went there on Thursday in the rain to the oceanarium. It looked beautiful there. Thanks for the tip about the electricity museum by the way!

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  3. Wow, as much as I LOVE Dorset and some of the beaches there really are beautiful, why would anyone spend that much money on a beach hut? You can't even sleep in it!

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    1. Some of them have sleeping areas but no toilets - thought there is a large toilet block! I think most people have inherited them or bought them long ago, there seemed to be mainly students/groups of young people. It was pretty cold you would have to be pretty hardy to stay there in this weather!

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  4. You can sleep in those ones at Mudeford, hubby and I have thought about hiring one for a week as looks fun! Went there for my birthday last year and it was in October when we had that mini heatwave!!

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    1. Can you hire them? I wonder how much it is, my sons would love it! Cheaper then buying one!

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  5. I absolutely love Mudeford beach as I grew up less than half a mile away from Hengistbury Head and it is my childhood adventure playground. I would dearly love to own one of those beach huts, and I will confess that if I had £125,000 I would pay it, because to me the area is just so special. But as I am unlikely to ever have that sort of spare cash for a holiday home, I'm afraid we will just have to content ourselves with staying with Grandma and going there on the Noddy train....

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    1. It is so lovely. It feels like nowhere else in the UK. I love that area, it is so family friendly and the beach is perfect for kids. Have you been to the cool and delicious cafe just as you get off the train?

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