Last week we bid a fond farewell to this 16ft Hideaway style hut, clad in a traditional wrinkly tin finish. This cosy garden getaway was built for a beautiful farm in Suffolk for the owners to enjoy in their garden, and for visiting family members to stay in. It's a very traditional layout with just a bed, table and stove, but with a contemporary twist to offer plenty of comfort, space and light. This hut also has solar powered lights and antique brass switches.
It was great working with Mark and Jackie to design them this hut, and Mark had some kind words to say!
After an airborne delivery, Matilda is now in place and open for business! If you'd like a unique, handcrafted office, studio or workshop, contact our friendly team on 01603 397777. To follow Matilda's story and find out more about the best gin in Norfolk, visit www.norfolkgin.co.uk
This week we delivered a bespoke 16ft Retreat Shepherd Hut to a garden in West Norfolk to serve as a guest room and quiet getaway. After a busy start to 2017, finishing and delivering a couple of our ensuite Poachers huts and several Wild Rover towing huts, it was really nice to go back to our roots and make this simple, cosy and charming hut. The Shepherds would be proud!
The new owners, Rachel and Mike gave some lovely feedback:
"We are absolutely thrilled with our English Shepherds Hut - as well as looking beautiful in our garden it is going to be a wonderful spare room for all our visiting family and friends. Many thanks to Craig and the team for making it happen! "
Last month we were very proud to hand over one of our Wild Rover bar huts to Green Farm Coffee, part of NVCS, a local coffee wholesaler based just around the corner from us in Rackheath! This hut is a charming coffee bar, and is situated in a prime spot outside of Norwich City Football Club, where they are official sponsors.
As the British weather system reaches it's annual "peak grey", we find ourselves dreaming ahead to the the summer, with a wistful yearning for sunshine, birdsong, sunburn and flip-flops. I even miss ants.
Let's look forward then to the wedding season, where we have in our workshop something to make your celebration extra special. We supply a range of bedroom, bathroom and bar style Shepherd Huts, available for weekend hire. They are fully mobile and can be delivered straight to your venue.
Especially popular are our boutique shepherd hut loos. Whilst a more typical toilet block tends to be a large, ugly brightly coloured cuboid that are the same type found on building sites, our Shepherd huts are quite the opposite. Rather than detracting from the theme of the event, our huts will enhance it, and as such will look at home at any event whether it's a woodland wedding or a reception at a stately home.
To find out more about our Shepherd Huts for Hire, click the images above, or get in touch with our friendly team on email@example.com or 01603 397777.
Our huts are appearing at some fantastic Norfolk wedding venues such as Hautbois Hall, The Old Rectory in Great Melton, Voewood, Hush Venues, The Keeper and the Dell, Holkham Hall and Godwick Great Barn.
If you're from a wedding venue and would like these Shepherd Huts to become part of your offering to guests, get in touch to find out more.
*I say "we", it was actually Craig, Rob and James. I personally got in at 8am and sat in my warm office, so can't really take credit.
In addition to Shepherd Huts, The English Shepherds Hut Company also provides a range of bespoke timber framed buildings, through its sister company, Timberpad. In many cases, our timber buildings give a nod to the Shepherds Huts curved roof, but can be a bit larger and more flexible in the design, as they don't require a wheeled chassis.
This building features a curved roof and custom joinery including a set of French doors with side lights and glazed end panel, designed to match the style of the existing house joinery. The hut itself features a roomy 6m x 3m interior with electrical points for office use and a heated oak floor.
Whether it's a Shepherds Hut, a timber framed garden building, or an upcycled shipping container, we've got the tools and the know-how to create a bespoke building to suit your needs. Get in touch with our team if you'd like to talk about designs!
After three years, and countless huts later, this one still stands out as one of our favourite huts. It was designed for, and with, a genuinely nice bloke whose way with words kept the design journey thoroughly entertaining.
And if you thought he wrote a splendid review, you should check out his books on http://andrewclover.co.uk/ !
By far the best thing about our Shepherd Huts is how flexible the design is. We've created huts in so many unique styles that no two huts are quite the same! For many of our customers, the journey of designing their Shepherd Hut is nearly as important an experience as enjoying it once it's been built.
However, for those seeking a quick quote, would like to see a set design to compare, or to use as a starting point for a bespoke design or who are simply in a hurry we have put together our "Tried and Tested" range of our four most popular designs. Of all the huts we have made in the last few years, the majority have broadly matched one of these four styles, although there is still plenty of room for customisation!
For prices and info, click on the images below
These are four designs which are tried and tested, so you can be confident that they will meet all your needs and are practical and functional as they are luxurious and charming.
Rather than starting from the most basic price of £16,800 (Which will get you a 12ft, unfurnished hut, fully lined and insulated with a stable door and fixed chassis), these four examples show exactly what the price would be for that exact style of hut, so you can get a clear idea of budget early on.
Of course, we still love nothing more than to open up the sketch book and formulate brand new Shepherd Hut designs ranging from the quaint to the quirky. Whatever your dream hut is, call our friendly team on 01603 397777 and we'll make it come true!
IF YOU'D LIKE TO HIRE A SHEPHERDS HUT FOR YOUR WEDDING OR EVENT, GIVE US A CALL ON 01603 397777 OR EMAIL INFO@ENGLISHSHEPHERDSHUT.CO.UK
Chief Combobulator Wong. While the rest of the team gallivant and build Shepherds Huts, I sit here and combobulate.