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Posted April 15, 2024

How much space will I need for a garden shepherd hut?

Shepherd huts of all sizes and specifications have made a real impact on the holiday lettings and hospitality scene. They’ve given established and fledgling businesses a simple, affordable and completely quirky way to incorporate additional accommodation on-site without disrupting their wider o...

Posted April 8, 2024

The wedding venues that already said “I do” to our shepherd huts

There are so many wonderful reasons to love shepherd huts. With a recent study detailing how the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns changed the nation’s relationship with nature for good, more and more people are embracing outdoor living spaces like shepherd huts in their spare time, inclu...

Posted April 3, 2024

Which shepherd hut is best for your venue?

Whether you’re looking to indulge marrying couples with unique guest accommodation options or are keen to simply expand your offering on-site without disrupting your wider wedding business,...

Posted March 12, 2024

A Hut For Every Home, Garden or Business

Shepherd huts are no longer installations reserved for the few. Our bespoke and utterly luxurious designs are now accessible to everyone looking to nurture that all-important connection with the great outdoors from their very own premises. We made it our mission when starting out back in 2016 to...

Posted February 27, 2024

5 reasons to add shepherd huts to your accommodation offering

With wedding celebrations, big and small, now back on the menu as the economy continues to settle post-Covid, wedding venues everywhere need to adapt to thrive and cater to the demands of every happy couple that crosses their threshold. Cost is more of a priority than ever according to the

Posted February 14, 2024

Do I need planning permission for my shepherd hut?

The process of designing and building your own bespoke shepherd hut is a truly thrilling experience. When collaborating with us, you’re encouraged to be as hands-on as you like to put your own stamp on this exciting project. Before you get carried away with choosing your fixtures and fittings howe...

Posted February 7, 2024

Is a shepherd hut investment really worth it?

Expanding your wedding venue’s guest accommodation without disrupting your wider business can be a challenging task, but we didn’t say it was impossible! Here at Greendown Shepherd Huts, we create the luxury, outdoor living spaces that marrying couples will be proud to host their guests in. T...

Posted January 15, 2024

Case Study – The Winford Retreat in Bristol

We love a good success story, and there’s nothing we like to share more than case studies from happy customers. After sharing the story of Heathy Lea at Chatsworth in Derbyshire – a fantas...

Posted January 15, 2024

UK research suggests value is now a key factor when choosing a wedding venue

With the latest research revealing that value for money is now a top priority for those tying the knot at UK wedding venues, cost conscious couples will be looking for the complete package. In addition to deli...

Posted December 14, 2023

Merry Christmas from the Greendown Team

As another year comes to a close, we thought now would be a great time to thank all our wonderful customers for their support and wish you all a very merry festive season! And my, what a year 2023 has been! In addition to expanding our team of talented craftspeople, CONTINUE READING

Posted December 13, 2023

7 reasons why Greendown is the best in the business

Since starting out some seven years ago, Greendown Shepherd Huts has always had a vision and ambition to be the best. Designing and making bespoke shepherd huts is far from simple. But, with a talented team of craftspeople at the helm and a passion for luxurious sustainability, we are proud of th...

Posted December 11, 2023

Unique guest accommodation options for wedding venues

Sally and James Ashton – Heathy Lea, Chatsworth Estate Marrying couples need more from their chosen wedding venues than ever before. As well as seeking out the exclusive and inclusive wedding packages that mean better value for money, and more left in the wedding budget, an increasing ...

Posted November 14, 2023

Austin’s Story – Why we’re all about developing talent and creating local jobs.

Harry Long, Owner and Founder of Greendown Shepherd Huts, with Austin Cryer When it comes to the luxury and bespoke shepherd huts we handcraft in-house and so proudly put our name to, we couldn’t do any of it without the dedication and talent of each and every member of the Greendown t...

Posted October 18, 2023

The story behind Greendown Shepherd Huts

With our passion for the highest standards of craftsmanship, you’d think the Greendown Shepherd Huts story goes back generations. While we bring together the talents of local craftspeople with years, and even decades, of experience to build a shepherds hut range that we’re immensely proud to put...

Posted September 13, 2023

The devil is in the detail – the fixtures & fittings of a shepherds hut

Here at Greendown Shepherd Huts, there’s no mistaking that our bespoke shepherds huts are works of art. They are after all so much more than small wooden houses. They’re on and off grid cabins with all the extra touches that make a conscious stay in the most beautiful parts of the UK utterly lux...

Posted August 21, 2023

Visit Greendown Shepherd Huts at The Glamping Show

Owning or leasing a shepherds hut is a fantastic way to generate a good return on your investment. Whether you are a landowner, or an operator at a hotel or glamping site, you can rent your shepherds hut (or huts) at premium occupancy rates. We’ll be attending The Glamping Show 2023 this month so ...

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Posted June 20, 2023

Case Study – Heathy Lea at Chatsworth in Derbyshire

IT was in 2021 that couple James and Sally Ashton came up with the idea of expanding their hospitality business of three self-catering cottages and a bed-and-breakfast premises at >Heathy Lea in Derbyshire. The couple lease the land for their business from the Chatsworth Estate, and pitched th...

Posted March 24, 2023

The 2023 travel statistics every hut owner should know

Thinking of expanding your empire and investing in more shepherd huts? With almost half of Brits – 42% of those surveyed by UK retailer GO Outdoors to be exact - set to holiday in the UK this year instead of ven...

Posted January 31, 2023

Beyond the Thread Count

“Does thread count matter?” is a question we often get asked by our customers when starting to furnish their huts, and you may be surprised by the answer. Not so long ago department stores and hotels alike became fixated on what is known as ‘thread count’. If you aren't familiar with the ...

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Posted December 9, 2022

Sales and success at The Glamping Show 2022

For anyone thinking of starting or expanding a glamping business, The Glamping Show is certain to be an important date in their diary. For exhibitors like us, attending such events is a great way to spread the word about our brand and share our incredibl...

Posted December 9, 2022

Greendown Shepherd Huts – Where sustainability matters most

Whilst we’re well known for our luxury huts and bespoke touches, it’s our eco-friendliness that we are really, really proud of. As lifelong lovers of the environment, our passion for all things green is what inspired us to set up our business in the first place. Launched in 2016 from founder ...

Posted December 9, 2022

Greendown expands with a new site, new production lines and brand new displays

It’s been a particularly exciting time for Greendown Shepherd Huts. As a family run business, we’ve taken our long running passion for crafting to new heights with a new site, new production lines and a brand new display of our skilfully hand-built huts. But this is, of course, just the begin...

Posted December 9, 2022

A rave review from Windford Glamping – this is Seb’s story

We always love to hear feedback from our customers, and this is a testimonial we just had to share with you. Seb from Windford Glamping in Bristol has just received the first of his three huts, and it’s safe to say he’s happy with his CONTINUE READING

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