A LUXURY beach hut on Mudeford Spit is being marketed for an eye-watering £265,000.

There are four-bedroom Tuscan villas with a lower price tag, but this 14ft 9ins by 13ft 1ins wooden structure lying on a stretch of sand overlooking Christchurch Harbour is just the latest high value beach hut to go up for sale at the beauty spot.

Sporting state-of-the-art solar panels for power, its interior has been extensively refurbished and has a contemporary cabin feel with a large sun deck as well as a mezzanine sleeping space.

Estate agents Denison’s advertisement for the property, which “comfortably” sleeps six people, says it is one of the largest in the area.

“The hut itself sits on an elevated plot compared to nearby huts which gives a great degree of privacy and allows beautiful panoramic sea views towards the Isle of Wight and the Needles, as well as the added bonus of an equally stunning view to the rear overlooking the harbour,” the advertisement says.

“There is a modern fitted kitchen area, plenty of storage throughout and a spacious living space perfect for entertaining with double doors opening onto a decked area making the most of the view.”

Company director Danielle Denison said no expense has been spared by the current owners to turn it into one of the finest on the peninsula.

“The people who purchase these beach huts are buying into a lifestyle,” she said.

“It is not just one age group or one type of person who is drawn to beach huts such as this.

“It really varies. There are people out of the area wanting it as a holiday home, and then there are local people that only live up the road and that still want it as a place to escape.”

Ms Denison said there have already been several interested parties requesting viewings.

“It is a unique and lovely location,” she added.

The new owners will, however, have to share a communal shower block.

Mudeford Spit has become famous for its pricey beach huts in the last few years, with prices regularly reaching £200,000 and more.

The secluded spot is popular with both holidaymakers and families, and can only be reached by foot, ferry or the Noddy train.