Beach hut in Dorset town is on sale for £45k – but there's a catch

Looking for a holiday hut? You might want to move quickly on this one.

Over in Dorset, a hut on a popular beach has gone on the market for £45,000.

Though small at 10ftx8ft and with a hefty price tag, the beach hut at Lyme Regis has already had strong interest.

Put this down to its incredible location along the Dorset coast, which is a prime holiday spot.

The catch is the hut is only for day use, as overnight stays are banned, but it does have an electricity supply, a cooker, light, seating, storage and a ladder.

Selling agents Fortnam, Smith and Banwell say the hut is ‘a rare opportunity to acquire a hut on the busy Monmouth beach.’

They also say it’s been ‘very well maintained by previous owners with excellent fold down decking and superb sea views.’

Due to restrictions on international travel and the rise of the British staycation, interest in beach huts has rocketed.

The chance to own one in a desirable area makes this sale particularly appealing too, given that beach huts don’t come up for sale regularly.

Kevin Hunt, managing director of the agency, said: ‘We have had lots of interest already as they don’t come up for sale very often.

‘Obviously it is an excellent location right on the beach in Lyme Regis which is a very popular seaside town.

‘The majority of interest so far has been from people locally as if it is on their doorstep they can use it the most.’

As well as the asking price, the new owner will need to shell out roughly £600 a year to the council for ground rent – but they’ll also have the option to rent it out to guests for £45 a day.

‘It is the first one on Monmouth beach we have sold for a while,’ Kevin added. ‘The rise in people taking a staycation might play a part in it. There are a raft of reasons.

‘It’s a nice place to spend some time any time of the year.’

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