The Beach Hut
Every beach hut is unique in its own way and Beach Hut 12 is no different. Lovingly maintained by the current owners, the hut extends to around 120 square feet (11.18 square metres) with a decked area to the front and once the main doors are open there is a handy lobby area with a second set of doors to the main hut.
Situated close to the end of the North Beach string of huts, Beach Hut 12 is in a relatively quiet spot but still with easy access to the beach cafe, pubic toilets, fish & chip shop and amusements further back along the road. The West Norfolk Pub, great for Sunday lunches and evening meals, is only half a miles walk away and the Local boat yard where you can store your sailing boat or jet ski is next to car park.
The hut itself is brightly painted outside and exposed and painted wood inside. The hut has been timber lined, new corrugated roof, extended front section with new security lock. Its in one of the best positions with a long frontage to the beach.
Beach Hut 12 is dry and cosy, with the current owners having tables, chairs, deck chairs, storage for picnic equipment arranged to make the hut a cosy and welcoming space. This can all be available with the sale along with a trusty bicycle for toilet and cafe runs. There is also plenty of space to store beach equipment and bikes along with paddle boards and surfing gear - if that's what make your day at the beach special.
Approached from a small road to the rear, Beach Hut 12 faces out towards the promenade and the Wash beyond. There is a sandy bank to the front of the hut, leading up to the promenade, with the beach and sea beyond. Beach Hut 12 is flanked on either side by other brightly coloured and well maintained huts.
Parking is behind the beach huts in a public car park with a reduce price season ticket available at the Hunstanton tourist office, issued by West Norfolk Council.
Holiday Let Opportunity
Beach Huts are always a welcome addition to holidays by the sea. They are a brilliant way to attract bookings to your existing holiday let cottage or they can be rented out on a daily basis to visitors to the beach.
Heacham North beach forms part of the predominantly sandy coastline stretching up the Norfolk coast from Snettisham and around the North Norfolk coast. Unusually for Norfolk, Heacham faces west, which means that it is a fantastic spot to come to watch the sunsets. There are also views across The Wash towards Lincolnshire.
The sandy beach is backed by low dunes and there are a number of beach huts to be found along the promenade. It is possible to walk along the promenade all the way to Hunstanton. The beach is dog friendly too, so it's a great place to stretch both your legs and those of your four legged friends.
There is the Silver Sands cafe/bar on the beach front along with public toilets and amusements nearby. There is also a public car park which stretches a good way along the road to park up after you have unloaded at the beach hut.
Heacham itself offers a number of shops and eateries as well as a variety of amusements which one would expect of a traditional seaside resort.
Services: There is no power or water to the beach huts
Council Tax: West Norfolk District Council
Tenure: The beach huts are leasehold with a ten year lease issued to owners. The current lease has 9 years left to run.
The site is held on an annual Licence from the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk and the beach hut can be used from the 1 April to the 30 September each year.
The ground rent for 2019 was £535 and for 2020 £560, which is payable each year on 1st April. There is also a £15 per annum levy towards sea defenses.
The Council requires an administration fee of 3 times the current annual ground rent to assign the licence to the new buyer.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment
Agents Note: The Street View below doesn't show the hut, but don't worry doesn't mean it isn't there! Its just Google haven't taken a new photo for a while...