Northumberland’s coastline is famed for its beaches, castles and natural beauty spots. But this beach hut occupies a spot that outshines most – a protected dune in Newton-by-the-Sea.
Newton-by-the-Sea is a favourite with windsurfers and sailors willing to brave the frigid North Sea waters and is home to the Embleton Bay coastal area of outstanding natural beauty. This beach hut overlooks the pristine gold beach, with views of the 14th-century Dunstanburgh Castle (built by King Edward II as a fortress against the Scots.)
The simple wooden hut measures 9.84 ft by 15ft and has a pair of sea-facing windows and a blank-canvas wooden interior. Unlike beach huts on the south coast (which can go for six figures), this northeast bolthole is listed for the more modest £85,000 – but there is a catch.
The Northumbrian property is lease-hold with The National Trust, with 36 of the 50 years remaining. It does come with a parking spot and is within walking distance of The Ship’s Inn and Joiner’s Arms pubs (Alnwick is also a short 20-minute drive away). George F White has the listing.