Where Can I Site A Shepherds Hut?
We get asked this surprisingly often, and the location is often as important as the hut itself. If you don't already have a suitably sized garden, paddock, orchard or other piece of land then you'll need to start looking!
Needless to say, it is essential that you obtain a suitable piece of land prior to ordering your hut! This article aims to help point you in the right direction if you are at this early stage.
Where To Start
If you are at an early stage and have yet to purchase a piece of land, it's probably a bit too early to talking specific hut designs with us. You can check online for plots of land and suitable properties that are available to purchase on sites such as Rightmove. There are also agencies you can work with who may be able to identify suitable plots of land that are available and help broker sales, such as Glampitect.
Hopefully you will identify a piece of land that is within your budget, in a suitable location and is somewhere you can envisage siting your hut. In the meantime, you can see some examples and prices of shepherd huts on our website which will help you budget for your overall project.
The Next Step
Once you've found a location, it's essential to know that it's right for your project. Before purchasing the land, and ordering your Shepherds Hut, ensure that it meets the following criteria;
It is possible to obtain planning permission (if required) to site a hut, or that no restrictions exist that would prevent you doing so. For example, a glamping site would need suitable permissions for tourism, whilst a hut to be lived in may class as a dwelling on the land.
The land is accessible for delivery of the hut- See this page for more information!
It is possible to install the necessary utilities to meet the needs of your hut. This may include electricity, water and drainage, or off-grid alternatives.
It may be worth speaking with a local planning consultant, or even paying for a pre-application enquiry on any piece of land you are considering. There will be a cost associated with this, but it will potentially save you hundreds of thousands of pounds in the long run.
Ensure you've got a suitable plot of land before ordering your hut.
Ensure that the land is suitable, before purchasing it.
Be aware of the timescales involved- Planning permission, purchasing of land and also lead times for our Shepherd Huts, to ensure that your expectations are accurate.
If you'd like to discuss your project, why not call our friendly team on 01603 397777?