Posted 3rd May 2016
Shepherd’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.
Will 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.