A timber beach hut on Mudeford Spit near Christchurch, Dorset was a lucky deal that earned estate agents more than a fortune. Although the wooden structure was located on an isolated spit, had no running hot water or washing facilities, requires 30 minute walk to get there, still garnered a lot of interest from bidders. What attracted all the attention from bidders within 2 days of putting up the notice was the stunning dual views of the harbour on one side and The Solent on the other. Hut 97 at Mudeford has a fitted kitchen with gas oven and fridge, solar panels on the roof to provide electricity for lighting and a 12V pump system that supplies water from a tap. The ground floor has a separate bedroom, the roof has two single beds, while the living space has a sofa.
Hut 97 was sold to a wealthy family from Christchurch for £170,000 ($267,000) was many notches up the previous record price of £126,000 ($198,223) paid for a hut about 3 months ago in the same locality.