Magical mansion, beautiful beach hut or perfect parking space?

Posted: 27/11/2012

A magical mansion is located in Edinburgh with an address of 1 Abbotsford Park and has sold for over £2.25 million after being on the market for a mere 21 days but what makes this mansion so magical? Well, it just so happens that the mother of magic herself JK Rowling wrote most of her best selling novels about a certain boy wizard in this mansion! Perhaps the next owner is hoping the inspiration will rub off on them, and then the £2.25 million spent on the property will be worth every penny, especially when they have world wide fame and the fortune to go with it!

JK Rowling lived in her mansion since 1999 but made several alterations to transform the property into the 8 bedroom house it is now which she shared with her family until 2009 when they moved to the outskirts of Edinburgh. The study of the mansion is where JK Rowling wrote the later editions of the world famous novels about the life of Harry Potter.

According to the estate agents Rettie and Co, the property attracted over 16,000 visits on their website with 65% of the page views coming from overseas especially, America and Asia.

However, on the opposite end of the scale for those who dream of a smaller retreat, how does a contemporary beach hut which is fitted with a mezzanine bedroom, marble wet room, fitted kitchen and the added attraction of a rear patio not forgetting the under floor heating and electric windows which close automatically when it rains sound?

If this sounds perfect to you, this luxury beach hut measures 23ft by 6ft is located on The Strand in Sheldon, Devon over looking the village harbour and comes with a price tag of £245,000 which makes it the most expensive beach hut in the UK! Of course it comes with the essentials, a TV, DVD player and wireless internet which is probably why the beach hut can be rented out to holiday makers for a huge £195 per night (although it can sleep up to four people).

If this beach hut does sell for the asking price, it will smash the current record of £170,000 which was achieved for a similar beach hut located in Dorset which sold only a few months ago. However, if a beach hut doesn’t take your fancy, how about splashing out on a parking space in a prime location in the second home capital of the UK?

Yes, you can purchase a parking space overlooking the beautiful Cornish coastline in St Ives for £50,000 and the best thing about it – there are five available! These parking spaces worth a total of £250,000 are located on Barnoon Terrace just above the Tate and a leisurely walk away from the stunning sandy beach of St Ives.

In comparison, a family home in St Ives costs an average of £350,000 whilst the Victorian houses on the Barnoon Terrace can cost up to £800,000 which is why £50,000 may be an acceptable price for a parking space in the area.

So, which one most appeals to you?

Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd

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