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The balance you crave is in the flexibility of your space

The balance you crave is in the flexibility of your space

When space isn’t of abundance, flexibility is our friend and guess what… it has been for centuries… In a time where our space is so confined to what we have, does it sometimes feel like one minute it’s too much space and the next it just isn’t enough? We hear you and...

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Feed your joy for Spring with a Blackdown soup recipe.

Feed your joy for Spring with a Blackdown soup recipe.

A couple of weeks ago the sun came out and inspired us to do a little feel-good cooking in our Family Brace Hut in our display garden. With the doors open and this year’s first tulips dancing in the flower beds, we couldn’t resist making a soup inspired by a beautiful...

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Farm Diversity Success

Farm Diversity Success

Alan Hetherington, Customer Relationship Manager explains how we helped The Parlour, at Greenacres. Here at Blackdown we’ve seen a definite increase in farmers diversifying part of their holding into a glamping business, in the main attracted by the high return on...

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Andy Burr’s SB177 14’ Self Build Shepherd Hut

Andy Burr’s SB177 14’ Self Build Shepherd Hut

In 2013 my wife & I decided that we would like additional bedroom accommodation, but felt that an extension to the house was not practically feasible.  Friends in Somerset have 2 old original shepherd’s huts, which gave us the idea that a hut in the garden could...

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Self build stories – Bruce Herriot

Self build stories – Bruce Herriot

We love seeing your pics of your self build huts all built, dressed and ready to be loved and enjoyed for years to come. So you can imagine our delight when Bruce Herriot sent us some images of his hut in situ. Because we like a good story, we asked Bruce all about...

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Blackdown Loves… Sitting Spiritually

Blackdown Loves… Sitting Spiritually

We’re really excited to be able to share an amazing business with you. We met Martin, the founder of Sitting Spiritually, over at Blackdown HQ in March and very quickly found ourselves adoring the collection. From wooden swings with beautiful carving to luxurious...

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Do I need planning permission for my shepherd hut?

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!

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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