Beach huts in Margate get a luxury makeover

Beach huts in Margate get a luxury makeover

Thought you knew what an English beach hut looked like? Think again. A new row of luxury beachfront houses are giving a new meaning to the idea in Margate.

The houses are available through estate agents Strutt & Parker for £485,000.

Beach huts in Margate get a luxury makeover

And, unlike your typical impression of a back-to-basics beach hut, these pads have all the luxurious mod cons.

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Strutt & Parker's website reads: "The Beach Houses offer 11 contemporary beach fronted homes overlooking stunning Westbrook Bay. With uninterrupted sea views, these homes playfully reinterpret the conventional British beach hut, creating a modern retreat and are the perfect seaside getaway.

"The two bedroom Larch clad houses offer flexible open plan living space, sea-facing first floor balcony and ground floor terrace, with one dedicated underground parking space per unit.

"The properties come with floor to ceiling glazing, high specification kitchens and bathrooms and with Air source underfloor heating and a Sonos multi-zone digital music system."

Beach huts in Margate get a luxury makeover

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Joe Charlton, from Strutt & Parker, said: "Margate has undergone a massive regeneration over the last decade.

"The town is filled with quirky vintage shops, bistros and bars. It has a real 1950s feel to it, which people love, surrounded by independent cafes, donkey rides, artist studios, and shrimping when the tide is out.

"The 'hip' brigade are already leading the charge.

"It is much more than just a bucket and spade destination for people who are looking for a cheap English seaside holiday. It can be a real eye opener for people who haven't been before."

Beach huts in Margate get a luxury makeover

And John Harriss, managing director of the development company behind the project, Harriss Property Ltd, told the Daily Telegraph: "It seemed appropriate to create beach hut inspired architecture in this prominent location so close to sea, benefiting from the uninterrupted exposure to the sea."

Beach huts in Margate get a luxury makeover

He added: "Our intention from the start has been to create spaces where great memories will be made, and we hope to see these homes passed down from generation to generation.

"We have used materials that are durable and low maintenance so all you need to focus on is the view."

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Beach huts in Margate get a luxury makeover

Beachspoke - Black Moon is a one-of-a-kind property that boasts floor to ceiling glass doors. With a sliding door separating the bedroom from the living room, you can swing the wall back and lie in bed taking in the beautiful view of St Ives Bay. Sleep two. From £200/night. 

Beachspoke - Black Moon, St Ives.

Just a stone's throw from the promenade, Fisherman's Snug is a short walk from the shops, galleries and restaurants on offer in the picturesque town of Mumbles. The bright and airy interior and open plan living room is perfect for a family holiday. Fisherman's Snug, Mumbles, Swansea. Sleeps four. From £100/night

Sitting right on the beach in the Scottish Highlands, Balnakeil Beach Bothy in Durness is the picture of solitude. With the village just a mile away, guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of their surroundings before strolling into the village to grab a bite to eat. Sleeps two. From £440/week.

Found on the lovelyNorfolk coast between Great Yarmouth and the Norfolk Broads, Wakefield Court Beach in Scratby provides the perfect location for a family or couples holiday. Not only do visitors have the chance to enjoy the stunning view of the coast but the property also boasts a large garden. Sleeps four. From £45/night

Perfect for a family getaway, this property sits in its own eight-acre valley alongside the beach. Hidden away it a private garden, Tresillian in Sennen has beautiful views of the shoreline and sea and there is plenty of room to accommodate the whole family. Sleeps eight. From £149/night.

Corbière Radio Tower, La Corbiere, St Brelade  was originally built in the Second World War as an Atlantic Wall defense. The lighthouse was restored in German modernist style and is spread over six floors that boast unrivalled views of the Jersey coastline. Sleeps six. From £270/night

3 Gull Rock in Woolacombe is a new apartment that overlooks the beautiful Coombesgate Beach. The large terrace is one of the property's highlights, giving the guests plenty of space to enjoy the view and relax in the Devon sunshine.  Sleeps four.
From £570/night.

The Chapel House in Penycwm is a beautiful 18th century chapel has been restored with many of its original features still in tact. Visitors can take a quick stroll along the National Trust path to reach a number of the stunning beaches that can be found nearby.  Sleeps eight.
From £90/night

Found in one of Devon's surfing hotspots, Surf's Up in Croyde sits right on the beach. The house also has a large private garden for guests to enjoy as well as a deck and spacious open plan living areas. 

Sleeps: 7
From: £650/week

Sitting right on the shore at Whitsand Bay, Infinity is home to unobstructed views of the south Corn​ish coastline. With modern interiors and stylish finishing touches Infinity is well equipped for a luxury weekend away. Sleeps two.
From: £588/week


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