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'Beach pods' could go for 90,000

Artist's impression of penthouse
Some of the huts will also have hot and cold running water

The prices for retro-style beach huts offering panoramic views across Bournemouth's new artificial surf reef have been announced.

A single "beach pod" will cost £64,995 while a double is listed for £89,995. Some also come with running water.

More than 400 people have so far registered interest in buying the luxury huts within the Boscombe Overstrand complex.

Savills will be holding a sale event for prospective buyers on 15 May.

The pods will come with mains electricity, hot and cold running water, kitchen units and French doors leading onto a small private balcony over looking the beach.

Thirty-one of the "pods" will be sold on a 25-year lease, with the remaining 17 reserved for casual hire from the council.

A Bournemouth Tourism spokeswoman said: "Each pod is a piece of art in its own right as it features a retro, coastal artwork from Wayne Hemingway's personal collection, creating a unique feature wall.

"The kitsch artwork of each beach pod is repeated on the door plaques and key fobs."

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