The Turnkey Hut

Turnkey Heritage

Our Turnkey Heritage Shepherd Hut is clad in our 0.7mm galvanised steel, painted in a choice of colours, and mounted on a metal chassis or optional oak chassis. These huts really do what it says on the tin as our aim is that we deliver, you turn the key and away you go – so they come fully fitted with a pull-down wall bed, kitchen, woodburner and shower room. Perfect for a spare room without the hassle of an extension; for your glampsite development; as a hideaway or a great addition to a hotel’s facilities – this really will be the envy of all your friends. You can also add extras to suit like a wardrobe, a glass roof section and extra fittings. We work to the highest standard and only use quality appliances – so you can be sure that it will be reliable.

The Turnkey Heritage Shepherd Hut is available in 16 and 18 foot options and is 7 foot 6 inches wide.
As standard the Turnkey Heritage Shepherd Hut comes with the following:

  • Metal chassis and our painted metal cladding
  • Oak steps
  • Hardwood painted windows and doors
  • Oak floor
  • Electrics and plumbing
  • Light switches and fittings
  • Internal decoration with Farrow & Ball inspired colours
  • Innovative fold down wall bed
  • Oak table and storage benches
  • Hand-made kitchen unit with oak worktop, Neff hob, integral fridge and kitchen cupboards
  • Shower, basin and toilet

Turnkey Quercus

The Turnkey Quercus Shepherd Huts are where we really come into our own, bringing all of our Blackdown Shepherd Huts skills and knowledge to the fore. You tell us what you want to achieve in your hut and we are here to help you make that happen. We don’t skimp on quality and our hut-build is evidence of that, so we love it when we can challenge ourselves and come up with solutions that make you happy. As with the Heritage, you can choose to add a glass roof panel to see the stars through, a wardrobe or other optional extras – why not visit us and have a chat?

The Blackdown livery for a Turnkey Quercus Shepherd Hut, as standard, consists of the following:

  • Oak chassis and our signature oak cladding
  • Oak steps
  • Hard wood painted windows and doors
  • Oak floor
  • Electrics and plumbing
  • Light switches and light fittings
  • Internal decoration with Farrow & Ball inspired colours
  • Fold down wall bed
  • Oak table and storage benches
  • Hand-made kitchen unit with oak worktop, Neff hob, integral fridge and kitchen cupboards
  • Shower, basin and toilet
  • You can never have enough storage so we tuck storage spaces in wherever we can – ensuring that you can find places for all of your possessions.

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 can provide mains electric and fully off-grid facilities to suit your required solution.
We can also provide wood-fired hot tubs and woodstores – take a look at our shop for details.

We specialise in bespoke huts so, if you want something and can’t see it here, please get in touch and we will provide a quote.
Click here to contact us for our Turnkey price list.

“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

Very good – the chaps from Blackdown arrived exactly when they said they would and had the hut off the low loader and installed on the hard standing within a couple of hours. We also had some very useful advice before delivery so that we could set up the site properly, and the hut fitted precisely where we wanted it to go. All we had to do was connect up the services and we were ready to go. The build quality is outstanding-by far the best that we have seen, and we’ve seen a lot! Everyone who has seen it has commented on the quality, and it’s beautifully designed and made too.

The service from Blackdown was great. My partner and I came to see Alan and discuss our requirements then my friend (who made the cushions) and I visited the workshop when the hut was being finished. The delivery went smoothly despite there being a narrow access and a tricky small space to align the hut on its base. The Blackdown team were excellent throughout. I would definitely recommend the Hut for the cleverness of its design, particularly the foldout bed, the high standard of craftsmanship and materials used and the attention to detail. The Blackdown team were a pleasure to deal with and clearly take pride in their excellent product.

Michele at Chesil Beach

The delivery service was excellent, very smooth and well planned out. The set up was effortless and it really was the “turn-key” experience. We would like to personally thank every one at Blackdown, the service from the very beginning to delivery has been second to none and I have never come across a company with such excellent customer service. We dealt a lot with Alan and Lisa who have made the whole process easy and enjoyable and have always been a pleasure to talk to.

Janie & Bob Bentley

Alan and the team were 100% fantastic, always there to accommodate changes and answer strange questions on the phone or email. The delivery was flawless; we were worried about the location as it had to go down a steep slope, but we shouldn’t have been worried as it went down no problems and was in place and ready to go within an hour or so from it arriving. The whole experience was fantastic, our hut has been made to the unique little touches we asked for and the quality of the craftsmanship is outstanding

The service from Blackdown has been absolutely faultless to the point that a potentially tricky delivery was turned into a fun event. Highly recommended. We had a very clear view on the facilities we needed and once we’d seen the quality of Blackdown’s work, choosing our hut wasn’t particularly difficult. The hut has very quickly integrated itself into the lives of our family and friends. We should have bought one years ago!

The Bland Family

Really, really pleased! When I needed a little adjustment Will came down and sorted it out, nothing was too much trouble. But to be honest the attention to detail in the hut has been great. The attention to detail, the fact that you care, and are continually looking to add to your offering, coming up with new ideas and new artisan crafts people to add that extra touch. I love the wow factor of the “posh” XL hut. The staff are always very helpful and are genuinely interest in talking to the customers. Great customer service!

Mandy at Glebe Farm

Absolutely delighted! It’s everything we had hoped it would be. It is beautifully constructed, such good quality. We were also very pleased with the delivery – Will and his colleague knew exactly what they were doing, and were so very good humoured throughout what proved to be quite a challenging exercise! We are very excited about welcoming family and visitors, and to showing off our new accommodation.


Perfect!! The customer service we received during the whole process (even a year on) has been second to none…. nothing really is too much trouble for the Blackdown team. The delivery was also exceptional… I’ll never forget seeing our hut coming over the hill for the first time and within about half an hour it was in position and ready to go. We will always be grateful to Blackdown for helping us achieve our dream and our thoughts are already looking into how and when we welcome hut number 2!

Joanne & Kate at Lamberton

It is without doubt one of the best purchases we have ever made, and I cannot recommend the team at Blackdown enough- thank you!

Katherine Dunnett