At the beginning of 2021 we caught up with Joanne and Kate, the proud owners of one of our Modular Turnkey Huts, now known as Little Lamberton, a year after we’d delivered their hut to the Scottish Boarders where they now delight their very happy glamping guests.
When did you decide you wanted a Shepherd’s Hut?
This was quite a long process for us as we had made the decision we wanted to buy a Shepherd’s Hut to start our own business. Not only did we want to start a business, we also wanted to relocate to Scotland and start our business there! The decision that it had to be a shepherd’s hut was made when we stumbled across Blackdown’s website back in early 2018…we did a lot of research into other types of accommodation but always returned to Blackdown.
What did you want from your hut?
We wanted a hut that ticked all the boxes!! We wanted to use it for luxury glamping and it needed to have all the comforts of a home but also have a wow factor…. and Blackdown certainly gave us that!
Why did you pick Blackdown?
We have always liked the finer things in life and this is no exception!! We visited Alan back in June 2018 and within 5 minutes we both knew that if we were going to go ahead with our dream, and Blackdown was going to be part of it. Alan was so welcoming and we loved getting the tour of the different huts available and looking around the workshop where the magic happens was just brilliant. I remember looking at the map in Alan’s office where all the Blackdown huts are located and thinking I can’t wait until our location is also pinned!!
Tell us about the hut you picked and why?
We picked a Turnkey hut as it had everything we could’ve wished for and more. I loved the fact that within a couple of hours of it being on site I sat in it with the fire on and made myself a coffee in what can only be described as my happy place! 🙂
How do you feel now the hut is completed?
Nearly a year on and I can honestly say buying our Blackdown hut is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. 2020 will be a year everyone remembers for different reasons but for us 2020 has been a special year for us as our hut arrived back in January, and after a few bumps in the road and a pandemic to deal with we welcomed our first guests to Little Lamberton on 10th July. Since then we have been overwhelmed by the support we have had and love the fact that every guest we welcome gets the same ‘wow’ that we got that first day we walked into a Blackdown hut! I thought (even before the pandemic) if we welcome a handful of guests during our first year then I’d be very happy….. 64 bookings later and to say I’m over the moon is an understatement.
What was the delivery and customer service like?
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!