Beach hut to sell for more than £70k?

The BBC reports on a beach hut up for auction on Porthmawr beach


It may look little more than a glorified garden shed but in June auctioneers will be looking to sell this beach hut for more than £70,000.

A similar hut nearby in Abersoch on the Lleyn Peninsula sold for £85,000 in 2008 and estate agents are hoping for a similar price, despite the recession.

The 3.7m long by 3m wide detached green hut on Porthmawr main beach comes with its own free hold parcel of sand dune.

The auction will take place in Llandudno, Conwy on 12 June.

But according to estate agents Beresford Adams, the hut has already attracted a lot of attention from all over the country.

“It’s a lovely beach with lovely views and there’s a lot of safe bathing and sailing in the area so it really appeals to people,” said Martin Lewthwaite, senior manager of the agents.

“It’s a safe haven. A lot of people enjoy their beach hut with their children and grandchildren. It’s a way of life for them.

“The Lleyn Peninsula seems to be one of those pocket areas which is avoiding the recession – since Easter business has been booming around here.

What gets me is using the words glorified garden shed, as we know a shed in all it’s glory is great, be it a beach hut or a pub shed!

By Andrew Wilcox

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