Beach hut in Dorset on the Mudeford Sandbank goes on the market for £450,000 – more than a four-bedroom house

A beach hut, without a toilet or shower, has come on the market for the same price as a four-bedroom house.

Nestled on the remote Mudeford Sandbank, near Bournemouth in Dorset, the wooden cabin is selling for a whopping £450,000.

The little blue hut, which requires a 30-minute walk, is £20,000 more expensive than a spacious four-bed family home in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire.

And it’s a whopping £154,000 more than the price tag of the average £296,000 home in the UK.

But the precious cabin is a stone’s throw from the exclusive Sandbanks Resort – home to celebrities including football boss and I’m a Celebrity King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp and ex-player and TV pundit Jamie Redknapp.

The expensive beach hut has been put on the market for £450,000 - more than the average four-bedroom UK home

The expensive beach hut has been put on the market for £450,000 – more than the average four-bedroom UK house

In the cozy cabin there are chairs, beds and a kitchen - but it does not have its own toilet or shower

In the cozy cabin there are chairs, beds and a kitchen - but it does not have its own toilet or shower

In the cozy cabin there are chairs, beds and a kitchen – but it does not have its own toilet or shower

Inside, the seafront property features a kitchenette, sundeck and underground storage room, and sleeps up to six people.

And it has such a high price tag for being the best positioned cabin on Mudeford. Unlike most of the other 350 cabins there, cabin 170 is in a single row with no others in front or behind.

This means the new owners have two sided views of the sea and the Isle of Wight on one side and Christchurh Harbor on the other.

The broker who is supposed to sell it has a waiting list of potential buyers and thinks it will disappear in a few days.

The offer comes after more than 20 people lined up outside for up to 30 hours for the chance to snag a long-term beach shack at nearby Avon Beach.

But it has such a high price tag due to its stunning location, being one of the few cabins with unobstructed views of both sides of Dorset's Christchurch Harbor

But it has such a high price tag due to its stunning location, being one of the few cabins with unobstructed views of both sides of Dorset's Christchurch Harbor

But it has such a high price tag due to its stunning location, being one of the few cabins with unobstructed views of both sides of Dorset’s Christchurch Harbor

And it's just steps away from the exclusive Sandbanks Resort, home to celebrities and ex-footballers, including Harry Rednapp

And it's just steps away from the exclusive Sandbanks Resort, home to celebrities and ex-footballers, including Harry Rednapp

And it’s just steps away from the exclusive Sandbanks Resort, home to celebrities and ex-footballers, including Harry Rednapp

Beach huts in Mudeford have risen in price from £80,000 20 years ago to over £400,000 in 2023 - and can be rented for over £1,000 a week in the summer

Beach huts in Mudeford have risen in price from £80,000 20 years ago to over £400,000 in 2023 - and can be rented for over £1,000 a week in the summer

Beach huts in Mudeford have risen in price from £80,000 20 years ago to over £400,000 in 2023 – and can be rented for over £1,000 a week in the summer

The rise of beach huts in the UK has seen expensive huts selling for record prices

Britain’s beach hut bonanza as the prices of expensive coastal huts have exploded in recent years.

In 2020, then named Britain’s ‘Most Expensive Beach Hut’, sold after receiving bids of £330,000 following an intense bidding war.

The wooden cabin on Mudeford Spit in Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, was for sale for the same asking price as a five-bedroom detached house in Hull.

Four would-be buyers put in bids for the 10-by-10-foot cabin—two of them without even looking at it. The final sale price smashed the record amount paid for a beach hut on the exclusive sandy peninsula.

A second cabin, also on the market for £325,000, sold for just under that amount after being on the market for only a few days.

While in 2018 another property on Mudeford became the most expensive beach hut in the country after selling for £295,000.

The first in line, Ken Ryder, 73, left a New Year’s Eve party so he could pick first.

Andy Denison, of Denison’s real estate agents who sells the Mudeford cabin, believes the trend for staycations is driving up demand and prices.

He said: ‘It may be the middle of winter and wet and windy, but this is the best time of year to buy and sell beach huts.

“People are back to work and are starting to think about their staycations or a new direction for their summer vacation.

‘From April 1, the municipality will increase the leasehold for beach houses, so now is the time to step in and buy before that time.

‘Even if people buy now, they will be ready for the start of summer.’

Unlike most other beach huts across the country, Mudeford’s can sleep eight months of the year.

Cabin 170 accommodates six people; with the seats in the sitting area being converted into a bed and a mezzanine providing more sleeping space.

It has solar panels on the roof that can provide 12 volt power for an electric refrigerator, kettle and lighting. It has a gas oven powered by gas cylinders.

There is a rear decked deck to make the most of the sunset views of the harbor whilst the front doors open onto the sandy beach.

There is a communal toilet and shower block nearby.

Over the past 20 years, beach hut prices in Mudeford have exploded from £80,000 to over £400,000 today.

In 2017, one of the beach huts measuring just 19.7 square meters sold for a whopping £270,000.

The wooden cabin on Mudeford Spit in Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, went up for sale last Friday for the same asking price as a five-bedroom detached house in Hull

The wooden cabin on Mudeford Spit in Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, went up for sale last Friday for the same asking price as a five-bedroom detached house in Hull

The wooden cabin on Mudeford Spit in Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, went up for sale last Friday for the same asking price as a five-bedroom detached house in Hull

The interior of the £325,000 currently on sale.  The huts at Mudeford have no electricity or running water and shower facilities are in a communal block

The interior of the £325,000 currently on sale.  The huts at Mudeford have no electricity or running water and shower facilities are in a communal block

The interior of the £325,000 currently on sale. The huts at Mudeford have no electricity or running water and shower facilities are in a communal block

And in 2020 another small hut sold for £330,000 after a bidding war broke out to buy the hut.

The sale price exceeded the £231,185 price tag of the cost of the average home in the UK at the time.

The newest expensive cabin cannot be mortgaged and therefore interested parties must be cash buyers.

Mr Denison said: ‘With the Mudeford beach huts, people are buying a lifestyle as well as an investment.

“There’s a vibrant community of cabin owners and people spend all weekend there.”

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