Whitsand Bay beach hut sells for more than half a million pounds

Two-bed beach hut overlooking Cornwall’s Whitsand Bay sells for more than half a million pounds – and the buyer didn’t even view the property!

  • The shack on a cliffside overlooks the beach at Whitsand Bay, between Looe and Plymouth
  • It was bought for well over the asking price of £550,000 by someone who did a virtual ‘tour’ online and has not visited
  • The property is 344 square feet and has two bedrooms and all the utilities required for someone to stay there   

A beach hut was bought for more than half a million pounds-by someone who has not even visited it.

The 344 square feet shack called Ferndale was bought for in excess of £550,000 by someone who did an online ‘tour’.

It has two bedrooms and is perched on a cliffside overlooking the beach at Whitsand Bay, which is between Looe in Cornwall and Plymouth in Devon. 

The hut, called Ferndale, (pictured), was bought for in excess of the £550,000 asking price by a buyer who did not see it in person

Charts Edge, the estate agents, said the buyer did not see the property in person. 

In an announcement confirming the sale they said: ‘Here’s a final glimpse of this stunning beach hut perched above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall with amazing sea views. 

‘It created a huge amount of interest and we achieved well in excess of the asking price of £550,000 from a buyer who bought without viewing. 

The location of the beach hut (pictured) is on a cliffside overlooking Whitsand Bay, between Looe in Cornwall and Plymouth in Devon 

 ‘That’s the power of having a virtual tour created for your property (and views like these do help).’

Their blurb says: ‘As you walk down the cliff path towards the beach you will find Ferndale nestled in the gorse hillside. 

‘The first thing you see as you go through the wooden gate is the absolutely stunning sea and coastal views.

 ‘You enter the property through glazed doors into a triple aspect open plan living room with whitewashed wood floors.

It has two bedrooms, a sitting area, kitchen, dining area (pictured) and all the utensils and utilities needed for someone to live there 

 ‘With windows to all three sides the room is flooded with light and makes the most of the panoramic vista.

‘The cosy sitting area is focused around the log burner which is the perfect place to relax in the winter whilst watching the weather coming in from the ocean. 

‘The kitchen dining area has a fully fitted kitchen with a Stoves electric cooker with two ovens and four-ring hob. It has wood work surfaces and a fitted fridge.

The hut has views of the sea and garden and double glazed doors leading to a sun deck. It was sold by Charts Edge estate agents

 ‘There is space for a dining table to seat six. Window seats set off the room and they are the perfect place to read a book.  

 ‘The master bedroom is double aspect and offers views over the sea and garden. The bunk bedroom is at the other end of the property with a luxury shower room in between.’

There are double glazed doors which lead to a south facing sun deck that has lawns on either side of the shack.

A large shed has kitchen utensils inside and a washing machine and tumble dryer.  

It has mains electricity and water, a septic tank for sewage and electric underfloor heating. 

A short but steep walk down a cliff path takes you down to the beach.  

A short but steep walk down a cliff path takes you down to Whitsand Bay below. Pictured: Sharrow Point at Whitsand Bay

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