This sturdy and well insulated shepherd's hut was built by a retired shepherd, Larry Skeates, who moved from living in shepherd huts to building them. We bought it this spring and we have refurbished it with new curtains, upholstery and bedding.
The design is unusual with a spacious 5 foot wide double bed which can be converted into a table with bench seats (loads of storage space underneath for bedding and camping chairs).
This hut is spacious for two but can be used by a family of four as there is a bench seat by the fire which can pull out into a five foot long bed as well as a pull down bunk over the main bed suitable for smaller children (aged approximately 4 -9 years). We charge £5.00 for each younger guest per night and will provide a sleeping bag with integral pillow and a towel.
There is no electric - after all, who would want it when you can use fairy lights and tea lights (although we do provide an LED lantern and light in case you want to read).
There is a small wood burner, which makes the whole hut toasty warm in a few minutes and even after you let it die down, it will continue to keep you warm over night. We provide you with a basket of wood which you can use here or on the fire pit outside as you sit and enjoy the sunset (perhaps even toast marshmallows). There is also a kettle for heating your own water (plenty of tea, coffee or hot chocolate supplied).
Our shepherd's hut looks out over the fields behind, regularly grazed by deer who have become quite used to us now. We have even seen both fallow and roe deer at the same time. A fox will do his nightly rounds and walks across the fence line daily although he can sometimes be seen in the middle of the day too.