Well considering the downturn on beach huts the other day.
A BEACH hut with its own patch of sand was snapped up for a staggering Â£85,000 by a mystery buyer.
The hut, which has no running water or electricity, lies on the beach in the sought-after coastal resort of Abersoch.
The sale of plot 12 at Porthmawr, described as a “detached beach hut on Abersoch main beach lying amidst a row of similar huts along the wonderful stretch of sandy beach which overlooks Cardigan Bay to the St Tudwal’s Islands”, for a record price comes despite the downturn in property prices.
Last night rural communities pressure group Cymuned called for a “beauty-spot tax” so that the local community will benefit from the huts.
Estate agent spokesman Martin Lewthwaite of Beresford Adams Countrywide, Abersoch, confirmed the hut was sold to an anonymous buyer prior to an auction in Llandudno next week but refused to confirm the sale price.
He said: “The hut was sold for substantially more than the guide price of Â£75,000. The buyers wanted the use of the hut during the main summer season. Prices for these huts are holding up very well, there is always a demand for huts on the beach.