The slowdown in property prices and increased council charges have left some
owners wondering why they were so keen to spend more than £100,000 on a
One of the country's most exclusive beach hut enclaves, in Mudeford in Dorset,
now has no less than 22 sites for sale. The beach, between Christchurch Harbour
and Christchurch Bay, boasts stunning views of the Needles on the Isle of Wight
and is a haven of tranquillity as cars, mains electricity and fast food outlets
Only last November, a wooden hut at Mudeford was sold for £140,000, despite
the fact that it was just 16ft by 12ft and had no electricity or plumbing.
The Mudeford beach is unusual because, unlike most other sites in Britain, the
owners are allowed to sleep in their little sheds. But last week, a Mudeford
hut failed to reach its £80,000 reserve price at auction.