Abersoch beach hut price tag could make it most expensive ever sold on resort’s beach

A small beach hut on Abersoch’s popular beach is being offered for sale at a price far in excess of the average terraced property in Gwynedd. It’s valued at a staggering £200,000 which, if realised, would make it the most expensive hut ever sold on the resort’s Porth Mawr beach.

Abersoch agents Elvins said the place was a “rare opportunity” to get a slice of prime beachfront real estate. Abersoch has long become one of the most desirable staycation destinations in Wales, attracting wealthy patrons drawn by the village’s sandy beach and wealth of watersports.

On Twitter, one person wondered if it comes with a “parking space for the Lambo”. Another inquired as to whether Waitrose made deliveries.

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The hut has a private deck which, said the agents, afford “stunning sea views” across to St Tudwals Islands. And despite the absence of running water, drainage or electricity, buyers can be reassured it provides “ample storage”.

The sum being demanded is £25,000 more than the previous highest asking price for one of Abersoch’s brightly painted beach huts. The figure of £175,000 was a guide price, and it is not known what fee was eventually agreed. The official record price stands at £160,000 for a bathing hut sold in 2017.

In comparison, the average house price in Gwynedd last year was £235,494. Most of the houses sold in the county were terraced properties, which levelled at £150,533.

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According to Rightmove, Gwynedd’s homes shot up 20% in 2021 – an inflationary spiral greater even than Abersoch’s fabled beach huts. The rapid rise in the county’s property prices, prompted by the staycation boom and changes to working patterns during the pandemic, has fuelled concerns over local people being priced out of the market.

Still, the exclusivity of Abersoch’s “shacks” – some are actually very luxurious – will always attract well-heeled seaside lovers. “Could I fit my Aga in it?” pondered one tongue-in-cheek buyer on Twitter.

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