The most beautiful Cornwall homes for sale for as low as a London flat The most beautiful Cornwall homes for sale at a fraction of the cost of a London apartment. Originally built as a place to change for local families during the First World War, then used by day-trippers to store their belongings, beach huts started to become more expensive in the Seventies. In the Eighties, that number rose to?25,000 and hasn’t stopped rising since. Originally used as a glorified changing room for local families after the First World War, and then for storage by day trippers, prices for beach huts began to rise in the Seventies. A decent one would cost around?10,000. Beach hut interior design firms are doing a roaring business and designers have increased their ambitions. This has led to a spike in prices, with some being sold for hundreds and thousands of pounds. James Eniffer, director of Sheen’s Estate Agents, Clacton-on Sea in Essex, said that there has been a “huge demand” for a property near the seaside. He added: “The Tendring coast offers miles and miles of stunning coastal walks, as well as some Blue Flag beaches. The Tendring area is easily accessible by day-trippers looking for an escape from larger cities and towns. It is close to London with direct rail links to London Liverpool Street, and road links to A12. We often find that once someone has a beach hut in the area they keep it for many years for their family to enjoy. “Hagen Rose, an online community for beach huts, founded Beach-Huts.com (now BeachHuts.com), in 2005. He believes that beach huts are popular because they are part of our culture and often part family history. He said that beach huts “capture the imagination in so many different ways and outdoor living is booming, from camping to foraging to kayaking or outdoor swimming.” They are a great way to cope with the British weather. You can enjoy hot soup and bacon sandwiches while you’re protected from the rain and wind. “Undercliff Road East Felixstowe,?65,000RightmoveThis beach hut is located just a short walk from Felixstowe’s promenade and ice-cream shop. It has plenty of storage space and, most importantly, its own electricity supply. King’s Parade, East Clacton, ?49,995RightmoveLocated bang on East Clacton’s sea front, this beach hut has been decorated to a modern style inside with lots of space to relax during a balmy summer’s day – if you’ve got just shy of ?50,000 to spare, that is. Goring Seafront in Goring-by-Sea, 35,000RightmoveThis newly renovated beach hut is less expensive than average while still being close to Worthing’s town centre. It has a paved patio and is easily accessible. This newly redecorated beach hut on stilts is less expensive than the average price of a beach hut and has lots of storage space. It is less than two miles from Frinton station, should you fancy a day trip from London.King’s Parade, Holland-on-Sea, ?55,000RightmoveFound just along from Clacton-on-Sea, this beach hut offers panoramic views, with toilets, a cafe and a handy car park close by.