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£36,000?! :blink:

In reality, most of that accounts for the view from the chalet rather than the chalet itself. But why pay for the view when you can walk to it and enjoy it for free? :huh:

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Council can sell off chalets and reduce the tax burden for everyone, or continue to let a few lucky people keep renting their cheap hut. This seems vaguely familiar.

In this case, I'd probably prefer the council to employ someone to rent the huts on a daily basis, rather than sell them off. hmmmmm scratch that, sell them off. Let the market decide if daily rental is the best option.

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Scarborough folk don't know a bargain when they see one. Beach huts round me in Dorset go for 6 figures upward. Rent out at £950 a week in peak season.

http://www.msbha.org.uk/huts_for_sale.html

That is crazy!

Southwold is another place that never fails to amaze me. The huts there are not quite as expensive as that, but can still reach six figures. Five miles from Southwold you could buy a solid 2 bed terrace for less!

I really thought that this type of thing would take a real pasting in the recession, but the prices seem to have held up better than a lot of other areas.

The same extends to actual houses in Southwold itself. Tiny 2 bed fishermens cottages sell for £500k in an area where it would be virtually impossible to get a job paying £20k. You honestly get more for your money in the London suburb where I live.

I guess that the way that the recession hit means holiday home places actually hold up better than elsewhere (i.e. the bankers still have all their money, most of the rest have none!)

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£36,000?! :blink:

In reality, most of that accounts for the view from the chalet rather than the chalet itself. But why pay for the view when you can walk to it and enjoy it for free? :huh:

It's not primarily the view, it's the convenience of being able to leave chairs, sunbeds, parasols, windshields, buckets and spades, inflatable sharks, you name it, instead of having to lug them all down every day, or do without.

And often electricity for a mini-fridge, kettle, etc. Not to mention somewhere to shelter when it rains.

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It's not primarily the view, it's the convenience of being able to leave chairs, sunbeds, parasols, windshields, buckets and spades, inflatable sharks, you name it, instead of having to lug them all down every day, or do without.

And often electricity for a mini-fridge, kettle, etc. Not to mention somewhere to shelter when it rains.

you could BUY all that lot every day and leave them all on the beach and STILL have change.

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you could BUY all that lot every day and leave them all on the beach and STILL have change.

You could indeed. People are just gambling on the value going up due to there being a limited number of these in a good position (much like the wider housing market :rolleyes: ) Also,I doubt the type of people who are paying five figure sums for these will worry too much if the value goes down.

This is one I found earlier, more a shed than a hut and with no electricity. £60k. I have seen bigger and better sheds at the local garden centre for £250!

http://property.durrants.com/more_details.php?profileID=289090

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I doubt the type of people who are paying five figure sums for these will worry too much if the value goes down.

If they sell 60 off for 36K, I wouldn't give a flying .... if the rent goes up

I would find a beach where I could enjoy the company of more sensible people

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I have family who live in Whitby (own a small cafe) and it is dying on its ****... it may look busy on the sunny bank holidays with hoards of tourists (mostly tattooed chav types unfortunately), but the businesses are really suffering. Discretionary spending has fallen off a cliff - they are taking 1/4 of the money they were at the same time a few years ago.

Went over to Scarborough and even the Harbour Bar had plenty of free seats inside - everyone was queuing outside for a cheaper ice cream cone instead

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I have family who live in Whitby (own a small cafe) and it is dying on its ****... it may look busy on the sunny bank holidays with hoards of tourists (mostly tattooed chav types unfortunately), but the businesses are really suffering. Discretionary spending has fallen off a cliff - they are taking 1/4 of the money they were at the same time a few years ago.

Went over to Scarborough and even the Harbour Bar had plenty of free seats inside - everyone was queuing outside for a cheaper ice cream cone instead

I agree with you about spending, i went to Scarborough at the end of April for a couple of days, the place was packed and the beach had plenty of people on it, but the cafes were empty, even my favorate chipy had very few people at the counter.

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you could BUY all that lot every day and leave them all on the beach and STILL have change.

True, but I guess that most people aren't going to think like that, not if they've wanted one for a long time.

I've walked past loads of beach-hut families in Lyme - parents and grandparents sitting outside, kids running in and out, the inside full of their stuff, body boards and wetsuits etc. and often painted/decorated' to their own taste, little curtains, etc.

TBH I can't think that hard financial logic enters into it much.

It's a little 'home' by the sea, and it's theirs.

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I from the area - the whitby end.

(This reads like a flat-capped version of carib-beauty)

Both places are similar but very different.

In my lifetime (Im 40) Ive seen scabby go from being insanely busy (mid 70s) to tumbleweed (early 90s).

Up until about 76 most of the UK holidayed in the UK. I remember my aunty coming back from spain in about 75 - it was like going to the moon then.

The holiday makers then worked - up until the early 80s there was still edinburgh week, sheffield week - where xx town's big employer had its 2 week shutdown and everyone in the north went to either: blackpool, scarborough, filey, skegness. Only the rich (the mustique) and commies ( fight in spain, work in russia with socialist brothers) and buggers (tangiers) went abroad.

Two things then happened: half the working class sort of stopped working, the other half went to spain.

There was a noticable change in about 85ish.

The late 80s/early 90s were especially grim. As a cash stop gap, the B+B took in a load of (local term) wessie (west york - or anywhere not in N yorks) scum (everyones term).This accelerated the fall of the town - you do not want a family resort with the living dead roaming around, robbing for smack.

The 00's have seen a slight pick up in people buying B+Bs - 'Love, lets cash-up and open a B+B', and people visiting 'Lets take the X3 for aspin to scarborough' But what do you expect - the 00's has seen borrowed money splashed on hot tubs, cars, BTL. Some was bound to end up in the resorts.

Scarborough has gone from people taking 2 weeks holiday to people having the odd weekend break.

The B+B business model relied on being fully booked late June to early Sep to survive the off season - nothing more depressing than scarborough in late November.

The B+B model is broken - they struggle to be fully booked in Aug - some just manage long weekends.

Interesting enouh I wacthed the Chan4 3 in a bed the other week. One of the contestants was 'malc' from the raincliffe. Very typical but lsight younger malc + wife set up in their early 40s rather than mid 50s. Anyhow malc's famous for his 'No yobs policy' - well thats 50% of his customer base gone. Showed typical B+B business sense - massive fried breakfasts (Dont want people saying we're stingy) failing to realise he has to make a profit - Its a business!!! Propping up the operation by carrying as lorry driver - massive heart attack pending. Anyhow i was looking at the business for salewebsite - Raincliffe new listing. They managed 6 years. They'll be lucky to sell - B+B are very easy to buy but very difficult to sell.

Ill post about whitby if ive got time.

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