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Ye Idlehour

By Sezz    
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

Tags: Dorset Beach huts Christchurch South west Landscape and travel Mudeford spit Loads a money

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
17 Apr 2012 7:29PM
Wonderful light well captured Sarah


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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 7:52PM
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.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 8:01PM
Love the light - beach hut is a nice idea, but not at that price SmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Apr 2012 8:12PM
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

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
17 Apr 2012 8:14PM
well composed and taken image,love the lighting in this one,
17 Apr 2012 8:14PM
perfect time of day
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 8:33PM
Great composition and light, I like the flare as will
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
17 Apr 2012 8:35PM
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

Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Apr 2012 8:47PM
Like the light and detail in this Sarah, good work.
Not going to buy on then at that price Sarah
Regards Richard
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
17 Apr 2012 9:55PM
Crisp money Sarah, what is the world coming tooSad
Great composition and capture of streaming light.... I like the overall effect , flare and all
LesF 11 182 9
18 Apr 2012 9:23AM
A third home for you Sarah, seeing at that Leeds Castle is your second LOL

DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
18 Apr 2012 9:51AM
Lovely picture Sarah, great shadows and colours.

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

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 10:57AM
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.
Landlord 11 25 1 Scotland
18 Apr 2012 12:25PM
£126k yr kiddin!.... not even if I had that kinda dosh Wink
Sezz 13 617 15 England
18 Apr 2012 1:26PM
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
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 1:31PM
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!
CliveA 12 5 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 3:31PM
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
CliveA 12 5 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 3:34PM
Sorry, it's now the fourth. Gone down market a notch.
Lovely shot, by the way.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Apr 2012 4:28PM
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
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
18 Apr 2012 4:36PM

Quote:(but stunning views)

Of photographers with backpacks & tripods Wink
18 Apr 2012 5:35PM
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
12 12 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 10:20PM
Hey Sarah J, great beachscape, been here myself, but you did it better than me here.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2012 4:24PM
That is a lot of money for a hut, and it is a fine capture with nice tones Sarah.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
19 Apr 2012 4:45PM
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
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2012 8:33PM
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!

DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 2:38AM
Ridiculous expensive, maybe just for the area Smile - lovely taken and presented, Sarah - beautiful colours

22 Apr 2012 11:18AM
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

Sezz 13 617 15 England
22 Apr 2012 11:29AM
Gentlemen thank you very much!
Paul - what could ever come close to Blackbrook Wink

Sarah x
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
22 Apr 2012 10:45PM
Lovely processing Sarah. Paul
ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 3:14PM
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!.

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