The world's best beach hut and the only one in Britain to have five stars has been put up for sale - with bidding starting at 160K

The 'world's best beach hut' and the only one in England to have five stars has been put up for sale - with bidding starting at 160K.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 1:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 2:00 pm

The boutique hut has won multiple awards and been fully booked for several years by visitors seeking a luxurious coastal retreat.

But its owners - who transformed the building after buying it in 2015 - have now put it up for sale.

Brett Bates said they were looking for "at least £160k" and there had already been a lot of interest for the hut in Dunster, Somerset

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The hut includes underfloor heating, en-suite with shower, king size bed, and a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, cooker, fridge.

There is also a lounge with dining area, front and back fenced gardens with seating, sun loungers and bike racks​.

Brett said the hut has been one of England’s best kept secrets bordering Exmoor National Park and the Somerset coast, offering "unique luxury in a beach hut environment."

It's been fully booked for several years by visitors seeking a luxurious coastal retreat

He added: "We are looking for a price in excess of £160,000 and even after just a couple of hours we have had a lot of interest.

"It’s been quite a journey we’ve had.

"From purchasing in 2015, doing a ground up refurbishment, being awarded 5-Stars by Visit England through to numerous awards including Self-Catering Business of the Year in South West England and Dog Friendly Business of the Year nationally by Visit England amongst many, many others.

"It’s has been so much fun having guests either rediscovering or finding Dunster Beach for the first time, but it’s time for us to move on to a new project now.

The bidding will start at £160,000

"Someone has the opportunity to buy into a ready-made beach hut at Dunster.

"It has a fantastic reputation and has been featured in many publications over the last few years and even described as the best beach hut in the world by one."

The hut - known as Salad Days - has been fully booked for the last few years, with this year sold out several months ago.

The new owners will either be able to continue the self-catering business or just have their own escape by the beach ready to move straight into.

Current bookings for 2021 will not be affected as the new ownership won’t be until the end of the season in November.

Brett said an open day was planned in July when Covid safe viewings can take place.

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