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A one-room beach hut (similar to these above) with no electricity or running water (but stunning views) was put up for sale recently for £126,000 here at Mudeford Spit, Dorset.

It has no running water, mains electricity or loo, but this beach hut is on the market for £126,000 – enough to buy you a house in some parts of the country. The one-room hut measures 13ft by 12ft and is on a sandy spit of land accessed only by a small ferry, a long walk or a novelty ‘Noddy’ train (though the train and ferry don’t run on week days in winter).
Estate agents say it is its remoteness and inaccessibility that make the location, Mudeford Spit near Christchurch, Dorset, so desirable.

The white hut is called Ye Idlehour - even though the location is fab' i'd still rather be idle somewhere else if I had that sort of money!!

Thanks for your time, your thoughts/comments are always welcome
Regards - Sarah J x
PS, I know some won't like the lens flare but ... I do Smile

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ye Idlehour
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:17 Apr 2012 - 7:23 PM
Tags:Beach huts, Christchurch, Dorset, Landscape / travel, Loads a money, Mudeford spit, South west
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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 7:29 PM

Wonderful light well captured Sarah

Brian.................

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8525 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1089 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 7:52 PM

For that money I'd want a better! Yes, you could get a perfectly respectable house here for that, and on a bus route too.
You've got a mix of lens flare and rays of light caught side-on against background shadow. Anyway I like it.
Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:01 PM

Love the light - beach hut is a nice idea, but not at that price SmileSmile
Helen

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41103 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:12 PM

I like the light, and the classic triple composition - but you can keep the hut, thanks. I could do with one on the East coast though, wouldn't have to get up for the sunrises!! Grin

Dave

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:14 PM

well composed and taken image,love the lighting in this one,
saeid

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FlashBangPicture

perfect time of day

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:33 PM

Great composition and light, I like the flare as will
David

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:35 PM

As my late Father would have said "How f****** much!"........My 3 bedroomed brick house isn't worth much more than this......The world's going bonkers I'm sure of it Wink

Ade

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:47 PM

Like the light and detail in this Sarah, good work.
Not going to buy on then at that price Sarah
Regards Richard

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 9:55 PM

Crisp money Sarah, what is the world coming tooSad
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Michaela_Solway

Great composition and capture of streaming light.... I like the overall effect , flare and all

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LesF
LesF  8178 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 9:23 AM

A third home for you Sarah, seeing at that Leeds Castle is your second LOL


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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 9:51 AM

Lovely picture Sarah, great shadows and colours.

"I bet if there had been two for sale you would have bought the pair" Wink


David.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 10:57 AM

It's madness - I love beach huts, however; a reminder of my childhood I guess. Great composition and light and I don't mind the lens flare at all.
Ann

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Landlord
Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 12:25 PM

£126k yr kiddin!.... not even if I had that kinda dosh Wink

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 1:26 PM

Thanks for your time, comments and clicks, always appreciated!
Nar, don't think I want one either, I'd rather buy a boat on the Stade, spend more time at sea that way Smile

Sarah x

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 437 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 1:31 PM

Light and detail is great Sarah but I don't want a hut at that price either - think my garden shed may be worth a bit then!
Geoff

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CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 - 3:31 PM

People wait years for a hut to come on the market, so it's no wonder they fetch silly money.
Even so, that is some price for a shack. I remember it being in the papers. I bet the ones at
Sandbanks, down the road, go for even more. The third most expensive location in the world.
Hope they got pleasant neighbours. Ours were a noisy lot Sad
C l i v e

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CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 - 3:34 PM

Sorry, it's now the fourth. Gone down market a notch.
C
Lovely shot, by the way.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 4:28 PM

Well, anyone forking out that sort of money needs their head testing! It's a wonder they didn't charge you for standing on the beach and photographing them! Grin A very lovely capture though, Sarah, and beautifully lit Wink
Trev Smile

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96430 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 4:36 PM


Quote: (but stunning views)

Of photographers with backpacks & tripods Wink

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 5:35 PM

I agree with your opinion on the Price of these Sarah, and the flare, so it's a vote from meSmile
And the view from these Huts would have to be bloody good for me to even consider £250

John Smile

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BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 10:20 PM

Hey Sarah J, great beachscape, been here myself, but you did it better than me here.

Simon.

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 4:24 PM

That is a lot of money for a hut, and it is a fine capture with nice tones Sarah.
regards
Yung

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 4:45 PM

Thanks for the comments gentlemen, and to all those who clicked too, appreciated!

Clive, I used to live in Sandbanks, the gate at the bottom of my garden used to literally open onto the sand, was my playground Smile My Dad really regrets selling now, this was in the early 70's though before it became mega-rich!

Sarah x

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 8:33 PM

They're certainly lovely beach huts and the light you've captured is wonderful. I bet that's a better pic than on the Estate Agent's blurb!

David

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 2:38 AM

Ridiculous expensive, maybe just for the area Smile - lovely taken and presented, Sarah - beautiful colours

Dan

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Paul_Forgham
22 Apr 2012 - 11:18 AM

Lovely shot Sarah, I like the mix of warm side lighting and shadows, quaint little huts too. Silly money for a shed on a bit of sand though and not a patch on Blackbrook either Wink

Paul

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 11:29 AM

Gentlemen thank you very much!
Paul - what could ever come close to Blackbrook Wink

Sarah x

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paulcr  101536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 10:45 PM

Lovely processing Sarah. Paul

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 3:14 PM

I know it well. Lots of well-off folk retire down here and there's also the dreaded Financial Services lot and the spin-off from the New Forest rich incomers. If you're working class though the wages are below the national average, while house prices are above. Well-captured image by the way!.
Chris

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