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LONDON (AP) _ A former public toilet with a beautiful view of a beach has become the latest example of England's overheated real estate market.

The 140-square-foot former men's and women's bathroom overlooking the coast in Dorset, southwestern England, went on the market a few weeks ago for $39,000.

But that was before the bidding started.

``We have had several offers already,'' some rising above $46,000, real estate agent Roy Wootton said Tuesday.

The single-story building, now privately owned, has planning permission to be converted into a small chalet with a 10-foot strip of land for a patio.

``The views are super, with Golden Cap cliff to the left, the sea and beach to the front, and (the town of) Lyme Regis to the right,'' Wootton said. ``It has caused quite a stir since it came on the market.''