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Do I need planning permission for my shepherd hut?

Ohhh… it’s a good question, isn’t it? We get asked this a lot (and with good reason!). So, do you need planning permission for your shepherd hut? Short answer is, it depends… Before we get further into this blog, we stress that we are not planning consultants – in...

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Two Blackdown Huts make The Times’ winter glamping top 10!

We were more than a little excited on Saturday when we saw that not one, but two of our huts belonging to two of our lovely clients had been listed in The Times’ winter glamping feature by Liz Bird. Well done Dimpsey and StarBed Hideaways! Both of these huts are in...

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Hut highlights of 2018 

We've had a great year! We've created some fantastic huts, met some amazing people, delivered huts to some diverse destinations, and attended some cracking events. Our highlights have included: Badminton - we really do enjoy this event in the horsey world! Our Turnkey...

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Ready for Christmas!

Well, we had to mention the C word, because we really love Christmas, and our huts, as you will surely agree, look stunning when they are dressed for the occasion. We have Matt Sweeting to thank for these amazing pictures. We want to take this opportunity to thank all...

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Blackdown Loves… Winser & Hill

We confess to loving the finer things in life! Blackdown Shepherd Huts is very much about luxury and quality, and so we turn to local creatives and craftspeople to add those special finishing touches to our huts, just like Winser and Hill. Winser and Hill are Susannah...

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Blackdown loves… Our Retreat Hut

We love all our huts - each one has its own style and personality and uses. One of our most treasured huts is the Retreat Hut, which is most like the traditional shepherd huts of yesteryear. Our wriggly tin hut offering is called our Retreat Heritage Hut as it is...

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Blackdown Loves….Tom Raffield

It's the little things for us with our huts. The little, intricate details that take your breath away. The way something is aligned or curves, the shape it gives, the texture, the feeling. It's all in the detail with Tom Raffield, and that's why his lights are so...

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Blackdown Loves…William Holland Baths

When people enter the living area of the Brace (double) hut, their breath is taken away by its splendour. It really is glamping at its finest. Then they step through the glazed walkway into the sleeping area in the second hut, and they gasp at what they find there. A...

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Sharing the Love for The Fish’s Hideaway Huts 

We're a little bit in love with The Fish in the Cotswolds. We love the Farncombe Estate, its whole set up, and most of all we love that guests love our Blackdown Shepherd Huts. Five our Brace (double) huts became the resplendent Hideaway Huts in Spring this year, and...

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Blackdown Loves… Oak

This is the first in the series of our 'Blackdown Loves...' blog posts. We start with our love of oak. We are craftspeople, and working with wood is such a huge part of our job. We love oak. Oak frames, oak chassis, you name it - if we can create something with oak,...

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