Beach hut praised as home from home
FELIXSTOWE beach hut owner Hilary Colson's pride and joy has been judged the chalet with the best “home from home” feeling.Her hut at the Pier North end of the resort was judged the winner of a competition run by Suffolk Coastal council.
By Richard Cornwell
FELIXSTOWE beach hut owner Hilary Colson's pride and joy has been judged the chalet with the best “home from home” feeling.
Her hut at the Pier North end of the resort was judged the winner of a competition run by Suffolk Coastal council.
She is to receive a voucher for a meal for two donated by the Waverley Hotel, presented by mayor of Felixstowe Joan Sennington.
Earlier in the year Suffolk Coastal invited beach hut owners to enter their beach hut for the award, and ten took up the challenge.
“The emphasis of the competition was on home comforts, cosiness and the general welcoming feeling inside the beach hut, in fact all the things that make it feel a home from home,” said cabinet member Colin Hart.
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“Beach huts are the ideal place to create a little extension of the home where people can watch the world go by, swim, have a cup of tea and generally relax.
“Judging by this year's competition it would appear that owners are certainly making the most of theirs.”
Beach huts from all along the promenade from Manor End to Clifflands entered into the competition, and the difficult task of judging was undertaken by Mr Hart and Mrs Sennington.