Luxury hut rents for £62,000 a year

The Limit holiday homeA ramshackle shed that spent years overgrown with gorse and ivy has been given a new lease of life as a luxury holiday let that earns its owners some £62,000 a year in rent.

The 80-year-old timber hut was found five years ago by Steve and Rebecca Peck, who spotted its potential despite the rundown state.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%

Having been seduced by the view over the beautiful sand dunes of Holywell Bell on the north Cornwall coast, they bought the hut, which was built in 1932, for £80,000.

Mrs Peck told the Daily Mail newspaper: "The first time we saw the property we had to climb and battle our way through the undergrowth but when we arrived it gave us goosebumps.

"Although it was in desperate need of some tender loving care, the view was incredible. We knew we couldn't let it slip through our fingers."

The couple then spent the next four years - and about £70,000 - transforming and extending it into a luxury holiday home.

And the revamped shack, which includes a modern kitchen and breakfast area as well as a double bedroom with en-suite and a patio and decking area, has more than repaid their faith in it.

Called "The Limit", it is available to rent through Unique Home Stays and has earned the Pecks more than £62,000 in its first full year as a holiday let.

This property is far from the only quirky holiday home to prove a hit with Britons keen for some sea air, though.

In November last year, we reported on a tiny beach hut in Sheldon, Devon that had gone on the market for an incredible £245,000.

In the crazy London property market, meanwhile, a parking space in Chelsea can cost an unbelievable £95,000.

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