Shabby Devon beach hut is snapped up after going on the market for £30,000


Shabby Devon beach hut is snapped up after going on the market for £30,000 despite peeling paintwork and fraying roof

  • The so-called Lazy Daze beach hut in Westward Ho! measures just 2.44m x 1.76m
  • It was put on the market for £30,000 last week and was snapped up in two days 
  • Demand for hut was so high that local estate agents is still receiving enquiries 

A dilapidated beach hut in a sought after seaside resort in Devon is thought to have sold for at least £30,000.

The tiny yellow and blue shed in Westward Ho!, which is clearly in need of some repairs, was put on the market for the astonishing price last week, before being snapped up within 48 hours.    

The demand was so high that Simon Bright, Director of Bright’s estate agent, said enquiries are still flooding in – even though the hut is no longer available. 

He did not reveal how much the hut finally sold for.  

With peeling paintwork and a fraying roof, the hut, named ‘Lazy Daze’, was described as ‘sold as seen.’ 

‘If we’d had four or five of them, we could have sold them all,’ Mr Bright told Devon Live.

The tiny yellow and blue shed in Westward Ho!, which is clearly in need of some repairs, was put on the market for the astonishing price of £30,000 last week, before being snapped up within 48 hours

The tiny yellow and blue shed in Westward Ho!, which is clearly in need of some repairs, was put on the market for the astonishing price of £30,000 last week, before being snapped up within 48 hours

The demand for 'Lazy Daze', which boasts sea views, was so high that Simon Bright, Director of Bright's estate agent, said enquiries are still flooding in - even though the hut is no longer available

The demand for ‘Lazy Daze’, which boasts sea views, was so high that Simon Bright, Director of Bright’s estate agent, said enquiries are still flooding in – even though the hut is no longer available

Measuring just 2.44m x 1.76m, Lazy Daze is located just off the promenade, close to Seafield House – aka The Haunted House – and the Pier House restaurant. 

It comes with mains electricity and the right to access a water tap. 

Surrounded by a generous plot, it also boasts stunning views out to sea.

Mr Bright added that this was the first beach hut his agency had this year, and that they rarely come on the market. 

Beach huts have soared in popularity in recent years, making them even harder to get hold of. 

In some parts of the UK, the candy coloured huts can sell for six figures.

Although such figures haven’t yet been achieved in Westward Ho!, Simon said they were becoming increasingly sought after. 

‘Every time we get one, they go up in price,’ he said.

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