Create your own idyllic English garden retreat

Create your own idyllic English garden retreat


Posted 3rd May 2016


bsh5Shepherd’s Huts and Summer Houses – creating the idyllic English garden retreat by Blackdown Shepherd Huts

Shepherd’s huts are very much part of English history, and Blackdown Shepherd Huts have been inspired by the traditional shepherd’s huts of yesteryear to create the ultimate dream huts for the English garden.

Built to last for generations to come, Blackdown create their huts in their workshop in Ilminster, Somerset. The huts come with an oak-clad or metal-clad exterior and include a bathroom and a kitchen, or simply a log-burner. Recent customers have purchased shepherd huts for a range of purposes - from summer houses and glamping businesses, to saunas and garden offices.

bsh562Will Vickery, who owns and runs Blackdown Shepherd Huts, says: "The English garden is a place that people feel is an extension of their home and our shepherd huts are the ultimate celebration of a quintessentially English style."

Historically, shepherd’s huts were mobile structures which could be moved around the field to give the shepherd shelter as he tended his flock through the lambing season.  Currently, however, Blackdown customers have been using as children's playrooms, garden retreats, summer houses, pool changing rooms, writing dens, offices, or simply as extra luxury family space. Indeed, hotels and businesses have purchased Blackdown Shepherd Huts to use as extra accommodation and catering huts, or to create their own glamping sites.

Will and the Blackdown team are delighted to create shepherd huts as outdoor living solutions for the idyllic English garden, using their unique craftsmanship. Blackdown Shepherd Huts are built to specification and offer a new, luxurious slant on the traditional English garden shed or summer house.

To find out more visit Blackdown Shepherd Huts.





Related articles
Posted 27th Jul 2018

Ensuring your puppy gets enough brain food

Ensuring your puppy gets enough brain food


Posted 27th Jul 2018

The wonderful gooseberry

The wonderful gooseberry


Posted 27th Jul 2018

Staying in the Norfolk Broads

Staying in the Norfolk Broads


Posted 23rd Jul 2018

A look at Dudley Canal Tunnel

A look at Dudley Canal Tunnel


July issue on sale 7th June

Subscribe to our newsletter