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Beach hut transformed to help disabled kids

Beaches hut in Dorset are an ideal place for carer and families of disabled children to relax Credit: PA Wire/ David Jones

A Dorset beach hut has been revamped to help children with disabilities and their families.

The hut sits next to the old pier on Weymouth beach and is available to families who are part of the Dorset Carer Council.

The Council is made up of parents of children who have complex medical needs, behavioural issues and learning or physical difficulties.

The new hut was funded with help from Dorset County Council and Lloyds Community Funding - and was built by Plankbridge Hutmakers.

Richard Lee, who is the owner and co-founder of Plankbridge, said: "This has been a great bespoke project to work on, and we're delighted that yet another one of our huts will be used for such a unique and worthy cause."

Lesley Mellor, chair of Dorset Parent Carer Council, said: "The work that Richard from Plankbridge has done is marvellous. Not only is the hut fit for purpose, it looks beautiful and is a wonderful space for our members to use when visiting Weymouth beach."

Members can pre-book the hut through the Dorset Parent Carer Council for seven pound a day.

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Inside the 'most expensive' beach hut

The beach hut's located on the Mudeford Sand Pit and has been completely rebuilt in the past few years. Credit: Denisons

An insulated, double glazed beach hut in Dorset has been sold, listed for a whopping £175,000.

The hut on the Mudeford Sand Pit in Christchurch has full insulation with hardwood double-glazed windows and accommodation on the ground, first and second floor.

The beach hut's located on the Mudeford Sand Pit and has been completely rebuilt in the past few years. Credit: Denisons
The beach hut's located on the Mudeford Sand Pit and has been completely rebuilt in the past few years. Credit: Denisons
The beach hut's located on the Mudeford Sand Pit and has been completely rebuilt in the past few years. Credit: Denisons

Up for grabs: the beach hut with stunning views!

Beach hut for sale in Mudeford Spit Credit: Denisons Estate Agents

A beach hut has gone up for sale in Mudeford Spit for £126,000.

The hut sleeps four - has a solar panel for electricity - and is described by estate agents as having "beautiful sandy beaches towards the Isle of Wight." But, would you pay the price for it?

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