January 12, 2018

We were thinking of buying a Shepherd’s Hut and pursued our investigations with Blackdown Shepherd’s Huts, we went through their very detailed Website to make our enquiries.  We decided to take a look at these Huts down at their lovely premises near Ilminster, Somerset.  We were met by George who was extremely helpful and with his help and advice we decided to take the plunge and Dolly Blue as we have named her evolved!  What a beauty, everyone who wants to come and visit to see her absolutely loves her.  They all say the same thing, that the class of build and the attention to detail both inside and outside the Hut is first class.  We were told that it would take 10 weeks from start to finish to build her and my goodness we had a date and they were spot on!  In the meantime we were in regular contact with Blackdown, as our specification was important to them to get right, nothing was too much trouble, even when we asked for a chimney just to make her look even more authentic.


We weren’t disappointed on the day of arrival, she looked magnificent, it was so exciting.  Where Dolly the Shepherd’s Hut was finally going to rest (for longer than we shall be around), the guys were so careful about how she was sited in her own little garden, ours by the way is not a simple garden to negotiate, but they took such care.  She looks wonderful!


We have now set up a very successful Bed and Breakfast, Dolly has a superb king size double bed, beautifully designed and made by professional joiners, she has lovely soft country bed linen.  Her inside is just beautiful, a really super en-suite shower room, built in toilet and wash hand basin and a lovely sitting area and the floors are of a beautiful oak.  We are just thrilled with her, she is a dream come true and we just hope that all our B & B visitors have a really relaxed and comfortable time and enjoy her just as we do.  We even sit down in her and enjoy the beautiful interior with a cup of tea and realise how lucky we are!!


Many Many thanks you guys at Blackdown, for giving us such a beautiful Shepherd’s Hut, you have worked so hard and you deserve every success with your business, absolutely wonderful!!




If you would like to spend 1 night or more on the edge of the New Forest and enjoy Dolly Blue the Shepherd’s Hut  please contact us on:  01425 472876 or e-mail: 01425 472876, lovely full English breakfast included.