TWO luxury beach huts where holidaymakers can stay overnight have been lowered on a Hampshire beach using a giant crane.

The two solar-powered huts, called Gullwing and Little Tern, boast a range of features a fully-functioning kitchen, a toilet and a shower room – plus a cosy log-burner for cooler days.

They have been placed on Calshot beach by the Cadland Estate, which described them as the largest and most comfortable beach huts in the UK.

The estate is run by Aldred Drummond, son of the late Maldwin Drummond, and his wife Fiona.

Fiona said: “I wanted to bring a stylish and architectural offering to the market and designed the huts with New Forest-based Ecologic Developments, who have done a really brilliant job.

“I’ve put beds on a mezzanine level, with the master bed having a direct view of the sea through the top window.”

Mrs Drummond said the two huts, which can each accommodate seven people, were equipped with “green” soakaway systems and deck chairs made from recycled plastic.

She added: “I’ve tried to think of everything.

“I wanted to make them not only super comfortable and compact for family living, but also green and environmentally-friendly as this is a big part of our estate ethos.”

It is another example of the growing attraction of beach huts.

Other huts further along the coast on Mudeford Spit in Dorset can now sell for up to £275,000, the same price for a three-bedroom house in Boscombe.

Some can only be rented by paying £850 a week.

Anyone wishing to rent the Calshot huts should call on 023 8017 0552.