Huts for sale - but not at a snip

TWO timber beach huts on Southwold seafront are up for sale – and the agent is confident the total price of £80,000 will be met.One of the huts measures about 9ft x 6ft and is on the market for £35,000.

TWO timber beach huts on Southwold seafront are up for sale – and the agent is sure the total price of £80,000 will be met.

One of the huts measures about 9ft x 6ft and is on the market for £35,000. The other measures 11ft x 12ft and is on offer at around £45,000.

The brightly coloured beach huts are among the most sought after in the UK. Nearly 250 huts stand alongside the promenade and have changed hands in the past for up to £40,000.

Sonia Moore, sales manager at estate agents H A Adnams, which is selling the huts, said she could not recall a hut going on offer for more than £45,000 before.


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"The huts at Southwold often make high prices, especially the bigger ones nearer the centre of the town where there is more access to amenities," she said.

"There is a limited number of huts. People buy them as an investment and hold on to them for many years. And there is always optimism that they will sell for the prices asked.

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"I cannot recall us selling one for more than £45,000 in the past. That hut is on offer for a higher price because it is slightly bigger, has a veranda and is in a better location on the seafront."

Waveney District Council and Southwold Town Council have recently carried out a full review into beach huts at the Suffolk seaside town and agreed that no new sites would be made available to individuals and that the council would consider where any new huts would be sited. There are currently 248 huts along the promenade.

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