This is one of our favourite places – the area of Mudeford sand spit and Hengistbury Head on the southern shore of Christchurch harbour. We just took a walk along here today for a bit of fresh air. There were very few people out and about and so there was a very quiet and gentle feel about the place. The 350 beach huts here come with permission for domestic residence and it is possible to live or holiday in them between the beginning of March and November; it would be a very peaceful existence at this time of year, but rather different at the height of the school holidays. The price of this type of idyll does not come cheap, I’ve seen asking prices of 145000 pounds to buy, or 900 pounds a week to rent. Dream on!