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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 June 2005, 19:47 GMT 20:47 UK
'Garden shed' beach hut for sale
A remote wooden beach hut with no toilet facilities but stunning views is up for sale for more than 130,000.

The hut, which is the size of a garden shed, is on the southern tip of Mudeford Sandbank, Dorset, with views towards the Isle of Wight.

Despite the price tag, the buyer would also have to pay 2,000 a year to the council for the sand plot.

"Basically you own a garden shed, because it's honestly not much bigger," estate agent James White said.

"It's on a bit of ground you don't own, with stunning views where you can only sleep overnight for eight months a year," he said.

"But they are incredibly popular."

The hut is only accessible by a ferry from Mudeford Quay or by a small land train from Hengistbury Head.

Earlier this year, the most expensive hut to date on the stretch of beach, where there are 354 huts, sold for 165,000.

"People keep their little sail boat, or canoe under the hut or next to the hut," Mr White continued.

"Where else can you get up in the morning, wake up and walk 20 yards (18.3m), go for a swim, go back, have breakfast and spend the day looking at the view straight out on the Solent out towards the Isle of Wight."


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