A Blackdown Wish by Katherine Dunnett

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For several years owning a shepherd’s hut had been a distant dream, but a cancer diagnosis swiftly followed by two family 50th birthdays in lockdown seemed to be the perfect catalyst to indulge our wish!

Having done some research on the internet, it soon became clear that the superiority and craftsmanship of the Blackdown huts stood out a mile.

Lockdown Restrictions

Living in North Yorkshire and with varying lockdown restrictions it wasn’t practical to visit the site in Somerset but the contact and guidance from Alan never left us in any doubt that we were making great decisions and choices. The photo updates were always greatly anticipated and were thoughtful and reassuring gestures.

Our shepherds hut was planned mainly for relaxing with family, but the addition of the stargazing skylight was definitely a great choice as a weekend ‘sleepover’ is now a regular event!

Envy with the Workplace Zoom Calls

The team who delivered the hut were superb and soon had the hut in place in the time it took to make them bacon sandwiches!

We have had our shepherds hut for nearly a year now and have used it constantly throughout the seasons – sitting on the steps with a glass of wine in summer, cosying up with the log burner in winter and enjoying the star-gazing roof all year round.

With the changes to working life in the last year the hut has also been used as a home office much to the envy of zoom colleagues!

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, Blackdown Retreat Hut.


Posted on

May 10, 2021