Case Studies

  • Case Study: Salt Chef’s Super Shepherd Hut

    When our eagle eyes spy some fabulous pictures of our huts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we can’t help but have a nose to see how our huts are coming along once we’ve delivered them. When we spotted Salt Chef shouting about their super new shepherd hut, we wanted to find out more about the…

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  • Case Study: A Unique Bridal Suite & Guest Accommodation Shepherd’s Huts at the Carriage Hall

    Sometimes the Blackdown team in the workshop are asked by our customers to create something a little different in the world of shepherd huts. Of course, we’re always more than happy to get stuck in to some creative carpentry, and we do relish a challenge. So, when The Carriage Hall, a wedding venue in Nottingham,…

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  • The “ibladesmith” Shepherd’s Hut


    We’ve been making huts since 2011, and we always like to find out what our Blackdown customers are up to with their huts, and discover more about them. Garey Hull has had his wriggly tin hut since 2013. He says: ‘I first had it nestled in our woodland garden where I used it as my…

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  • The “Manor Farm” Shepherd’s Hut

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    Our customers love to share their hut stories with us. In fact, some are so kind, generous and warm that we feel we’ve created a real Blackdown family. One such delight is Jenn Dickens, who adores her hut. (We think there might be a little bit of a soft spot there for Alan too!). Jenn’s…

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  • “Dolly Blue” the Shepherd’s Hut

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    Sometimes we are overwhelmed by the response to our shepherd huts from our customers. It’s very much like the huts become part of the family! We also love the names they are given, and Dolly Blue might just be one of our favourites. Your customer stories are very dear to us, and Martine’s is especially…

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  • Paint Your Wagon! Blackdown Shepherd Huts & Teknos


    We are a company with quality at our heart. We build high end shepherds huts for commercial and residential customers so the materials we use must demonstrate the same luxury feel as the huts themselves. As a business, we have strong eco credentials and look for coatings that complement our sustainable ethos. The paint we use is…

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  • The tale of the Blackdown Shepherds Hut sheep!

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    Our customers are always delighted when they receive their huts! We love the excitement from each and every one of our customers – it makes our job truly worthwhile! We also know that our customers adore the hamper we put together for their huts. We source local goodies and that gives us great joy too.…

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  • Shepherd Huts and the B&B Business!

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    Rachel and Andrew Francis run a B&B called Taggart House, and they love what they do. Situated in the village of Walton-in-Gordano in the beautiful Gordano Valley (a National Nature Reserve) between the Victorian town of Clevedon and the marina town of Portishead, Taggart House is a relaxed and friendly, quality bed and breakfast experience.…

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  • Susan Hartnell Beavis’ Paradise Hut

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    Susan Hartnell Beavis calls her Blackdown Shepherd’s hut a ‘visitor’s paradise’, despite the fact that she bought the hut as her own private den. She says that her hut is so beloved by friends and visitors that they always want to take their tea inside the garden retreat. Susan, 80, from Somerset, adores her hut…

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  • Adrian Herring’s man cave designed by Blackdown Shepherd Huts


    British shoe designer Adrian Herring has created the perfect retreat in nature by building his own shepherd’s hut and says investing in the Oak self-build hut designed by Blackdown Shepherd Huts was “the best thing [he’s] ever done”. Inspired by traditional shepherd’s huts, Blackdown Shepherd Huts are the Somerset-based creators of luxury dream huts, man…

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