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Blackdown loves… Our Retreat Hut

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

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

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 

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

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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Blackdown Shepherd Huts: Dimpsey, Three Years On

Blackdown Shepherd Huts: Dimpsey, Three Years On

When Blackdown started out in 2011, it was humble beginnings, but we have made amazing progress, with some fantastic huts for both commercial and residential use. One of the huts that really fills us with pride is the Dimpsey hut, which is located just down the road...

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Thank you to The Glamping Show

Thank you to The Glamping Show

Well, British weather, you certainly gave us all you could in terms of rain and wind! Thankfully, our glorious shepherd huts had real appeal in the turbulent weather over the three days of The Glamping Show, and we were delighted to see you all! Thank you one and all...

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Q&A – All About the Self-Build: Your questions answered!

Q&A – All About the Self-Build: Your questions answered!

How is my shepherd hut delivered to me? The hut comes flat-packed on a trailer, and is delivered by one or two of our Blackdown team. They will help you place it where you need it, answer any last-minute queries, enjoy a nice cup of tea, and then leave you to the DIY!...

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Glamping Show… come and see the self-build for yourself!

Glamping Show… come and see the self-build for yourself!

We know that those who love the thought of shepherd huts might not always want one made for them and delivered. For those of you who like to get hands-on, the artisan self-build option is right up your street. Think woodwork, joining, creating, and following our...

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Blackdown at the Glamping Show

Blackdown at the Glamping Show

We are thrilled to be at the Glamping Show again this year. Here's a little bit about what we'll have for you to be enthralled by this September.... We are taking the fantastic double hut known as 'The Brace' with us, which offers a multitude of retreat and...

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