Shepherd’s Brace

Shepherd’s Brace

Our opulent Blackdown Brace Shepherd Hut is two of our hand-crafted shepherd huts joined together with a beautiful glass walkway. Connecting you or your guests to the outdoors whilst moving between the huts!

Our first Brace shepherd hut arrived in the Display Garden in 2016 and since then two further display huts have been in occupation. Each time, we’ve pushed the brace concept a bit further, with the second design being a family brace and then an outdoor bathroom brace, but 2023 heralds a total revamp – we’re delighted to introduce our new Blackdown Fusion Brace.

We’re fascinated by using clever designs to make the best use of space within the shepherd hut footprint, but this time we’ve gone one step further and married the indoor space seamlessly with the outdoors to really make the most of the outdoor experience that is synonymous with a shepherd hut stay. The Blackdown Fusion is still two shepherd huts joined by a glass walkway, but this time the rear hut is perpendicular to the front hut, creating stylish sleeping and lounging modules. If you wish, you can stop at this point and create your own outdoor area down the steps from the two sets of double doors. But the Fusion really comes into its own with the addition of the Blackdown chassis deck, creating an integrated outdoor area with a covered function area at the end of the deck.


Inside, our styled interior also includes an entertainment module with the inclusion of Gallo Acoustic Speakers and a mini-bar module with an integrated drawer fridge. The bedroom provides a real focal point with a king-sized bed and full-height headboard, wardrobe and a William Holland Bateau bath.

Bespoke Service

Our bespoke service means that we can create the perfect hut designed to your own specifications. See our videos showcasing our earlier display Brace Huts.

Our display Brace Huts in our Blackdown Display Garden have previously included the Couples Retreat Brace Hut including a full-sized double bed, and dreamy William Holland roll-top bath.

Followed by our Family Brace Hut which has the capability of sleeping up to five people along with a kitchen area with full size table, which is a real winner with families!

Both of these ex-display Brace Hut sare now delighting guests at Dimpsey Glamping.

If you’d like to view or book a break at either with Dimpsey, the  Couples Retreat Brace is known as Yonder and the Family Brace is known as Dapple with them.


More Examples of our Brace Hut

The Blackdown ‘1121’ Brace Shepherd Hut included our dining area, which with a few movements can be transformed from a cosy carriage-inspired space, to an exciting cinema room with two bench seats turning into two single children’s beds, and a projector and electric screen creating the perfect entertainment.

There’s also a cosy and comfortable seating area, our hand-crafted kitchen for your guests to enjoy some self-contained cooking, and a spacious shower room and WC with lots of opulent features to offer your guests high-end and year-round accommodation.

Sleeping up to two adults and two children, it’s an exciting opportunity to offer both a family escape.

“We’re delighted with our hut. The craftsmanship is faultless and it looks and feels fantastic. It’s a really nice extension to the family home and garden. George and Will have been a pleasure to deal with from start to finish – they’re extremely flexible, responsive and serve their customers with total honesty and integrity.”

Adrian Hall

Dear Blackdown Shepherds Hut Team - and what a Team!

To start with, Thankyou for my beautiful Shepherds Hut.

From Conception to Construction to Completion it has been a huge success - interwoven with great Communication.

Your attention to detail and being open to new ideas, but still keeping to the ethics of a working Hut is wonderful. - Harry the cat will be for ever greatful for his personal entrance - but will not thank me unless I construct a means of getting up and down!!!

The hamper of traditonal Somerset goodies was a very touching and well thought out touch - thankyou.  Shared out with new neighbours and strangers who helped out on delivery day - My Shepherds Hut has attracted a steady stream of interested passers by - may be you should give me a bundle of Blackdown complement slips I can give interested people? - A Shepherds Hut warming party is in the pipe line - will let you know.

Thankyou again and it still gives me a BIG smile!!!!

Andy and Sue

Afternoon, I hope all is well.

I am very sorry for any delay in reverting to you on the testimonial which in no way is a reflection of what we feel about the hut!!

As you know when we first met I was sceptical about whether a hut would be even possible in my preferred location, never mind practical and I also had to convince Lisi that it was sensible present to myself. We had been looking at a rival company’s brochure and had pretty much dismissed the venture.

By chance we came across Blackdown and on a free weekend thought we would drop in, just to see. From the outset, the quality of the product on display and the options available reignited my excitement at the prospect. However it was your can do attitude and friendly optimism that really assuaged our concerns and persuaded us to proceed.

Throughout the design and build programme nothing appeared to be too much trouble for you and your enthusiasm ensured that we really enjoyed the process. Even Lisi was won over!!

The big test was really the delivery and managing to instal the hut giving the big logistic difficulties of the site. This went without, so far as I could see, any hitch and was an achievement in its own right.

Six months on the hut is a huge asset to our life and lifestyle. It was thoroughly enjoyed throughout the summer and now that the winter is here, with a small heater installed, it provides a luxurious retreat and haven from TV soaps and dancing programmes! I cannot begin to praise how much added value the hut has given us as well as being a pleasure for just ourselves but also for entertaining friends and neighbours. In short, the hut has proved a brilliant and unqualified investment success. Many thanks to you and all the Blackdown team with whom it was a real pleasure to work.

We wish you all the very best for a very successful future. It is well deserved.

Kind regards.

Jon and Lisi

All I really want to convey is that we are absolutely delighted with our Blackdown Shepherds Hut.  It is exactly what we were looking for, and the service provided by Jamie, Alan and crew from start to finish was first class.  Need I say more?

Best wishes

Rosamund Moynan