‘My name is Guy Jennings and I have recently moved back to Somerset after living in Paris, New York and Geneva. I have bought a small barn which I have converted but I wanted a little extra space for when my four grown-up children come to say (often with boyfriends/girlfriends!) as the barn has only three bedrooms.
‘I have a 14 ft hut with a wood burning stove and I shall use the hut as a writing room and extra bedroom. It has been fitted with a fold down desk and a long sofa against one wall which turns into a double bed.
‘I liked the idea of a shepherd hut because it was self-contained and had its own discrete charm. It was also considerably easier than getting an extension to a listed building which was my alternative. One day I think it will also be a place of great fun for grandchildren (wishful thinking!).
‘Blackdown were recommended to me by my sister. I visited Blackdown and was so impressed by the way the huts were made and all the attention to detail. The joint planning that went in between me and Blackdown was excellent and I had no hesitation in commissioning a hut. The whole process was very simple and stress free and Blackdown built exactly what we had discussed and planned.
‘I will be decorating the hut myself with some paintings and I have already filled up the bookshelves that Blackdown fitted. I like my new hut because it combines convenience and practicality with a romantic environment ………….I look forward to using it as my writing den and very much hope it will fill me with inspiration!
‘Customer service from Blackdown was excellent and the delivery was on time, and an amazing feat of skill and precision. I had planned for it to go in a rather challenging location and Blackdown rose to the challenge and executed it to perfection.
‘I would be thrilled to recommend Blackdown to anyone interested in a shepherd hut; the quality of the craftsmanship and the attention to detail is truly amazing and I am so pleased with my hut but also because Alan and the whole Blackdown team were so friendly , helpful and professional. The installation team were nothing short of miracle workers given my difficult demands!’
Thank you Guy – the hut looks perfect!