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Beach hut with cheery red interiors goes on sale for £70,000


This beach hut has hit the market for £70k (Picture: SWNS.com)

Keen to live beside the seaside?

If you also love the colour red, this could be the perfect buy.

A red and white themed beach hut in Thorpe Bay, Essex, is up for sale for £70,000.

Yes, that’s quite a bit of money, considering the hut is about the size of a shed and is just one room, but this is the norm for the highly desired area by the sea.

And it’s certainly not your standard hut.

The outside is painted with red and white stripes and spots, which perfectly match the striped beach chairs just outside.

Inside, the pink, red, and white colour scheme continues, with a bright polka dot bench seat, matching kitchen utensils, and painted cupboard doors.

Outside is a lovely decking area where you can sit and enjoy the sea air (Picture: SWNS.com)
Indoors, everything sticks to a theme of red, white, and pink (Picture: SWNS.com)

There’s quite a bit packed into the small space, with twin opening doors to let in the sea air, a fitted kitchen, and plenty of storage.

Beyond the cheery colours, the major selling point of the beach hut is, of course, its location.

The hut is just a few steps from the water, and provides stunning views of Southend’s famous pier and the Thames Estuary.

There’s not a lot of space, but clever storage makes the most of it (Picture: SWNS.com)

Estate agents Home, who are selling the property, reckon it’ll be snapped up quickly.

Ricky Foker, manager of Home, said: ‘It went on the market last Monday and we’ve already had a few enquiries about the hut.

‘We’re hoping as we are now easing out of lockdown we will be able to book in a few viewings soon.

‘It certainly is eye-catching. It’s been in the family for some time and offers a rare opportunity to own a top beach hut like this in the location.

Even the crockery and utensils match the theme (Picture: SWNS.com)
Cute, right? (Picture: SWNS.com)

‘What makes this so special is the location and the position just close to St Augustines Avenue in Thorpe Bay and the The Broadway shopping parade in the town.’

FYI, while £70,000 seems steep, it’s small change compared to some other beach huts that have sold.

Last year, a 12ft by 10ft hut in Doreset sold for £330k.

Ricky added: ‘The thing about beach huts is that the present such a fantastic opportunity – that is why the prices are getting higher.

‘A couple of years ago we had a hut a few doors down from this one sell for £80,000.

‘It’s still early doors but we expect more enquiries about this one.’

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