Monday, August 10, 2009

Return of the beach hut – 5 bed beach hut chalet for only £595,000

Beach huts for sale: a seaside retreat

Such is the demand for beachfront properties in locations such as Brighton, Dover, Swansea and Worthing, that it can be a tale of waiting lists, and, when you do fork out your thousands of pounds, a capped 10- or 12-year council lease. So when a hut comes on the open market in a sought-after spot like Gun Hill in Southwold, Suffolk – affectionately known as "Hampstead on Sea" – it's a rare opportunity to acquire seaside prestige. A hut named Charles II – standing alongside other "royals" such as Margaret and Edward – on the stretch of sand in front of the promenade, which has, according to the owner "just a few hooks on the wall", is a case in point.

Posted by jack c @ 09:08 AM (1094 views)
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3 thoughts on “Return of the beach hut – 5 bed beach hut chalet for only £595,000

  • jack c, I’m not sure you know how these type of articles work.

    The paper (in this case the telegraph property section) calls up the estate agent and says “Hey we’re thinking of doing a feature on that property on the beachfront and wondered if I could ask you some questions about it?”

    The EA’s eyes light up and he puts on his fawning “yes certainly sir” voice, and provides the details.

    Afterwards the property section advertising manager calls the same EA up and says “Would you like to take out an ad in this edition too?”

    In other words, if you think this is “news” at all, you are being made a monkey out of.

    The clue is that the article includes the EAs’ phone numbers – advertising, no?

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  • Another South centric article (YAWN). Much better quality and cheaper seaside cottages avalable in North East Scotland.

    Hovering the stuff up faster than Mr Trump.

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  • In the 1990’s peak a ‘broom cupboard’ one room apartment sold in Knightsbridge for £100,000, a princely sum in those days. That too made the news. A few years later I watched a TV piece where a guy had bought it from the first buyer for only £30,000.

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