Blackdown Shepherd Huts creates the ultimate in commercial and residential shepherd hut solutions
Blackdown Shepherd Huts, based in Somerset, who make luxury outdoor living solutions in the form of shepherd huts, are fast becoming a business to be reckoned with in the South West. Will Vickery, who runs the hand-crafted shepherd huts business, employs a team of 10 in his workshop based just outside Ilminster.
Responding to a global market, customers are contacting Blackdown from all corners of the globe with recent deliveries of bespoke huts to Italy and Kenya. The huts continue to be bought by customers in the UK for both commercial and residential purposes. Jaguar Landrover recently acquired a standard shepherd hut with log burner and a toilet unit shepherd hut. It’s used by Landrover Experience in Eastnor, Herfordshire on site to host groups attending full day adventures, as well as for corporate hospitality and as a retreat for guests.
Will says: ‘Customers have been asking more and more for high end solutions providing the hotel experience with the charm of staying in a field. Customers don’t want the hassle of making up a bed every night but still want the comfort of a table and seating area. To solve this problem we have developed an ingenious solution. There is a table and seating area with a bed that folds out of the wall fully made up and ready.
‘The Artisan self-build option continues to be popular, but the high level of skills within the team has enabled Blackdown to also develop a complete high-end luxury shepherd hut living space for those people who are seeking quality craftsmanship that will last.’