The Retreat Hut

Retreat Heritage

Our wriggly tin hut offering is called our Heritage Hut as it is based on an old Victorian shepherd’s hut and we feel it really captures the vintage hut look.
It can be painted externally in a choice of colours and makes a perfect playroom, garden room or spare room.

As standard the Retreat Shepherd Hut comes with the following:

  • Metal chassis and tin cladding
  • Oak steps
  • Hard wood painted windows and doors
  • Oak floor
  • Electrics
  • Light switches and light fittings
  • Internal decoration with Farrow & Ball inspired colours

Retreat Quercus

Our Retreat Shepherd Hut is clad in our signature feather-edge oak and built on an oak chassis. We often fit beds into these huts, but customers also like to fit these out with their own furniture and fittings. The Retreat Shepherd Hut is available in 12, 14, 16 and 18 foot options and is 7 foot 6 inches wide.

As standard the Retreat Shepherd Hut comes with the following:

  • Oak chassis and our signature oak cladding
  • Oak steps
  • Hard wood painted windows and doors
  • Oak floor
  • Electrics
  • Light switches and light fittings
  • Internal decoration with Farrow & Ball colours

Your hut will be ready on your delivery date. We will bring it to you and put in exactly the right spot

And then the story of your hut will belong to you…

“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

The quality of the materials and the excellence of the build and craftmanship are second to none, and it was an absolute pleasure to be involved with you and the team from start to finish…

I use it daily and have made a promise to myself that it’s a shepherd hut for relaxation, not work.  It’s certainly done the job so far, as I have had a remarkable number of unintentional snoozes in there, and no doubt that there will be many more to come.

Elli Govier