One of the things we most love doing here at Rightmove HQ is finding out what types of property are catching the country’s attention.
Obviously castles, mega-mansions, and multimillionaire pads are always top favourites among property daydreamers. But as it turns out we have a lot of time for small and quirky, too.
We’ve recently noticed that interest in beach huts has gone through the roof. Since 2019, the average price of a beach hut has increased by more than 51% – going from about £25,000 to almost £40,000.
It appears these colourful huts by the sea have become as much a part of British summer as ice-cream, barbecues, and drizzly weather.
Here are some of our favourites listed on Rightmove right now:
Literally on the seafront, right by the pier and with spectacular views, we found this lovely hut.
It’s fairly new, and looks to be in excellent condition. It’s also just a few hundred yards away from fresh water supply, public toilets, and the town centre, so once you’re settled in there’s no need to go anywhere else all day.
Maybe we’re biased, but we love the hut’s teal colour, which we use a lot here at Rightmove!
Huts are selling like hotcakes these days – of all the ones put on Rightmove this year, 90% are already under offer or sold subject to contract.
Charlie Papworth, who specialises in selling beach huts in Felixstowe with Diamond Mills, told us, “A year ago we had about 15 people register their interest in buying a hut with us. Today, we have about 100.”
“Some people might not fully grasp what makes these little huts so special, and might think they’re not much more than sheds by the seaside. But those who’ve experienced them know that they’re so much more than that – it’s about lifestyle and building memories; they take the seaside experience to a whole new level.”
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