If you’re after any hut inspiration, or are in two minds about whether to get a shepherd’s hut or not, Sasha’s ode to her hut is some powerful prose!
‘My property developer husband and I moved to Somerset from Devon last year, having completed our own barn renovation on the edge of Wellington. I am an interior designer, and it had always been my dream to create our own place using our combined knowledge, inspiration and ideas of so many places we have learnt about and seen over the years.
‘Since I was a child I have always loved the whole idea of a shepherd’s hut; the mystery, romance and sheer fun of the construction adds a huge level of excitement to any garden. I had to wait a long time to have mine – but it has certainly been worth the wait!
‘We chose Blackdown for our shepherd’s hut as following a visit to the company last year we were very impressed with the setup and the friendly professionalism of the team. The huts on show looked amazing, and because the company is local to us we decided it would be logical to stay close to home.
‘We were so pleased that we did, as right through the process I was kept up-to-date with progress and I couldn’t fault the service. The completed hut was finished to a very high standard with delivery being on time, hassle-free and straightforward. Everything was set in place for a very successful installation, so I would most definitely recommend Blackdown Shepherds Huts to anyone in the future.
‘We have far-flung family and friends, plus three grown-up children who visit regularly, so we thought as an extension of our home, it would be fun to put them up in a shepherd’s hut on certain occasions!
‘Our heritage hut sleeps two very comfortably. We removed the kitchen unit, and instead I sourced a small timber table and chairs, the legs of which I painted to match the internal walls of the hut. We had two sturdy wooden bespoke beds made together with memory foam matrices which suit the space perfectly. A simple bedside drawer unit between the beds completes the look.
‘I built a fairy garden last summer, close to the intended site of the hut. This included a waterfall, landscaping and my own stone fairy houses, which also incorporate subtle solar lights, creating a somewhat unexpected little dream space. I wanted the shepherd hut to be an extension of this, so I have decorated the interior accordingly using fairy fabrics for the roll up blinds, coordinating seat covers and patchwork quilts for the beds (which are still under construction) I have installed twigs and silk foliage inside, suggesting that nature is encroaching into the “Fairy Hut”; perhaps evoking the feel of a tree house. It’s a little bit of fairy-tale magic to be honest and will mostly be used by us as a place of relaxation and contemplation. As the hut is sited next to our flowing stream with far reaching views in every direction, it is the perfect addition to our home.
‘As you may gather, I absolutely LOVE this hut, and I’m living my childhood again. All being well, it will serve us and future generations for many years to come. Thank you so much!’
Thank you, Sasha, and we’re do glad we’ve helped you find that special magic in your shepherd’s hut!