Tiny battered beach hut sells for £92k after being in same family for 90 years
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A tiny dilapidated beach shed in Devon has sold for an incredible £92,000 after sparking a flurry of interest at an auction.
Unspectacular to look at, the freehold hut's selling point is that it is just a few metres from Teignmouth's Back Beach and it was bought for over double the guide price of £45,000.
The blue hut, which had been in the same family for 90 years, was sold for £92,000 to a local buyer via an online auction.
And the whopping price doesn't even include the yellow river beach hut it's attached to.
Estate agents Bradleys of Teignmouth said they had serious interest in the hut on the Lower Point Car Park.
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James Carden of Bradleys previously said: "It's literally 10 yards from the beach – you walk out the door and you're on it.
"Teignmouth has two beaches. There's a lot of front-lying beach huts which value up to £150-200,000.
"This is slightly off-pitch – it's behind the front row of beach huts on the back beach but is attached to a nice yellow hut.
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"This blue hut has been with the family for 90 years and they've used it as their family summer beach hut."
He said that it is unusual to see the huts on the market.
James continued: "These don't tend to come up very often and seem to stay in the families forever.
"When they do sell they tend to sell within the community.
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"They've had it rented out to another family for about 10 years but they've now vacated it.
"Its freehold – a lot of beach huts are leaseholds, you put them up at the beginning of summer then have to take them down."
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