We were more than a little excited on Saturday when we saw that not one, but two of our huts belonging to two of our lovely clients had been listed in The Times’ winter glamping feature by Liz Bird. Well done Dimpsey and StarBed Hideaways!

Both of these huts are in the South West and offer the most amazing experience to their guests, so we weren’t surprised that they were listed, but when does being listed in The Times not delight you?! Exactly – we never want to be in that situation!

So, should we start with Dimpsey? Dimpsey has really majored in on the luxury end of the market and allowing people the chance to reconnect with each other without the normal distractions of daily life. With lots of lovely touches like hot chocolate corner and homemade cakes on arrival, they receive lots of lovely reviews, but that’s not where Dimpsey’s magic ends. Thinking of winter glamping in particular, the little log burner creates the snuggest of snug places to just ‘be’ and, complemented with sheepskins, magazines and more, it’s the perfect bolthole. And if you take a stroll outside, you can even enjoy a dip in the hot tub… winter perfection! Dimpsey is located in Somerset just a few minutes from us.

StarBed Hideaways is located in Devon in the Buckland Abbey Estate, on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. This stunning venue has not one but two beautiful shepherd’s huts. Both Aurora and Halcyon (the huts) are braces, so there’s plenty of room and lots of luxurious touches. Both huts have a rather special feature over the beds, and that’s a curvilinear glass ceiling. This means that you can gaze up at the stars from the warmth and comfort of your king size bed, which has to be a perfect winter glamping activity if ever we heard of one! Both huts are exquisitely decorated and feature roll top baths, wood burners and more amazing touches.

Glamping may seem like a summer activity, and with some kinds of accommodation it definitely is. One of the many great things about a shepherd’s hut, as StarBed Hideaways and Dimpsey prove, is that some can be perfect for all year round. Some might even say they’re even better in the winter, for a snug, cosy winter glamping experience.

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