A two-bed beach hut overlooking Cornwall’s Whitsand Bay sells at more than half a million pounds. The buyer didn’t even visit the property!

  • The shack is perched on a cliff and overlooks Whitsand Bay, which lies between Looe & 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 measures 344 square feet, and includes two bedrooms and all utilities.   


A beach hut was purchased for more than half of a million pounds by someone who had never even been to 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 high on a cliffside with a view of Whitsand Bay. This is located between Looe 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

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, estate agents, stated that the buyer had not seen the property in person. 

In announcing the sale, they stated: ‘Here’s one last glimpse of this stunning beach house perched above Whitsand Bay, Cornwall with incredible 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

The beach hut (pictured) can be found on a cliffside with views of Whitsand Bay, which is between Looe in Cornwall & Plymouth in Devon. 

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

Their blurb reads: “As you walk along the cliff path towards beach, you will find Ferndale nestled within the gorse hillsside. 

‘The most striking sea and coastal views are what you will see as soon as you pass through the wooden gate.

 ‘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

It has two bedrooms, sitting area, kitchen, and dining area (pictured), as well as all the utilities and utensils needed to live there. 

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

“The cozy sitting area is centered around the log burner, which is the perfect spot to relax in winter while watching the weather from the ocean. 

The kitchen and dining area includes a fully-fitted kitchen with a Stoves electric stove with two ovens, four-ring hob, and a Stoves electric cooktop. It has wood work surfaces, and a fitted frig.

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

It has views over the sea and garden, double glazed doors leading onto a sundeck, and double glazed windows. Charts Edge estate agents sold it.

 ‘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 opposite end of property and has a luxury bathroom between.

Double-glazed doors lead you to a south facing sundeck with lawns on either end.

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

It has mains electric and water, as well as a septic tank to collect sewage and electric underfloor heating

This large shed contains kitchen utensils, a washer/dryer, and a large storage area.  

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

You can walk down a steep cliff path to reach the beach.  

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

You can walk down a steep cliff path to reach Whitsand Bay below. Pictured at Whitsand Bay, Sharrow Point