9ft by 15ft wooden beach hut at Northumberland beauty spot hits market for £85,000

Perfect place to get away from it all: A 9ft by 15ft wooden beach hut on sand dunes overlooking a secluded stretch of coast in Northumberland beauty spot hits the market for £85,000

  • A wooden beach hut on the Northumberland coast has been put on the market for bids over £85,000
  • The simple wooden cabin enjoys one of the best locations in the North East on the sand in Newton-by-the-Sea
  • It is set against the dramatic ruins of 14th century Dunstanburgh Castle and is home to a multitude of gray seals
  • It is sold on lease with 36 years remaining. The agent declares that the land belongs to the National Trust

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A humble wooden beach hut in a remote seaside village with lovely coastal views has gone on the market for bids of over £85,000.

But buyer beware – although they can rent the hut for at least the next 36 years, the sand dune it sits on remains the property of the National Trust.

Estate agents say the simple timber structure enjoys one of the best locations in the northeast on the sands of Newton-by-the-Sea, a popular sailing and windsurfing location, in Northumberland.

The hut overlooks the long stretch of golden sand along Embleton Bay in Northumberland’s Coastal Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It also has the spectacular ruins of 14th century Dunstanburgh Castle as a backdrop.

A humble wooden beach hut in an exclusive seaside village with stunning coastal views has gone on the market for bids over £85,000

But buyer beware - although they can rent the hut for at least the next 36 years, the sand dune it sits on remains the property of the National Trust

But buyer beware – although they can rent the hut for at least the next 36 years, the sand dune it sits on remains the property of the National Trust

Estate agents say the simple wooden structure enjoys one of the best locations in the northeast on the sands of Newton-by-the-Sea, a popular sailing and windsurfing location, in Northumberland.

Estate agents say the simple wooden structure enjoys one of the best locations in the northeast on the sands of Newton-by-the-Sea, a popular sailing and windsurfing location, in Northumberland.

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The 9ft X 15ft cabins come with a parking space and are sold on lease. The sand it stands on is owned by the National Trust, it remains 36 years old of the original 50 years

For nature lovers this is a dream come true as the beach and dunes are home to abundant wildlife including gray seals

For nature lovers this is a dream come true as the beach and dunes are home to abundant wildlife including gray seals

The hut overlooks the long stretch of golden sand along Embleton Bay in Northumberland's Coastal Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty

The hut overlooks the long stretch of golden sand along Embleton Bay in Northumberland’s Coastal Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty

The bay also features the dramatic ruins of 14th-century Dunstanburgh Castle (pictured) as a backdrop

The bay also features the dramatic ruins of 14th-century Dunstanburgh Castle (pictured) as a backdrop

For nature lovers, this is a dream come true as the beach and dunes are home to abundant wildlife, including gray seals.

The cabin measures 9ft X 15ft, includes parking space nearby and is within walking distance of a local pub.

The property is sold on lease. The sand it stands on is owned by the National Trust, with 36 years of the original 50 remaining on the lease.

Alnwick-based estate agents George F White said: ‘It’s a great place to get away from it all with the miles of sandy beaches.

“You also have the beautiful village of Newton-by-the-Sea and popular pubs The Joiners Arms and The Ship Inn nearby.”

The small fishing village is now almost entirely owned by the National Trust. Parking is severely limited and average house prices exceed half a million.

Earlier this month, a study by hotel booking website Hoo found the average price of a beach hut in the UK soared 41% in the last year, fueled by the popularity of staycations during closings. This year a hut will cost an average of £27,500.

Many beachgoers are willing to go to great lengths to secure leases, with some sellers demanding as much as £600,000 for tiny structures.

The average cost of renting a beach hut is £1,190 per month, or around £40 per day. For comparison, the daily rate for a hotel is just £67, rising to £112 in London.

Owners of wanted beach huts in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, have been warned by their local council to stop making extravagant additions to them – such as balconies and patios – in a bid to rent them out for expensive events and parties.

To see the shack listing in Newton-on-the-sea, visit here.