Handcrafted Shepherd Huts

Historically shepherd huts would have consisted of 4 walls, a bed, a stove and a medicine cabinet. Their traditional purpose was to provide shelter for shepherds during the lambing season, allowing them to move from field to field keeping an eye on their flock. But over recent years shepherd huts have exploded in popularity for holiday makers and outdoor enthusiasts. This rise in popularity in these outdoor breaks has spurred a new market for creative carpentry and shepherd hut designs.

From independent living spaces equipped with all the amenities, to garden studios providing a place of calm, shepherd huts can have a variety of uses and facilities. However you decide to use your shepherd hut, one thing will never change – the impressive skill it takes to create one. With stunning oak exteriors, beautiful iron chassis and intricate detailing, crafting a shepherd hut is no mean feat.

Handcrafting a shepherd hut is an art. The quality difference between a skilled craftsman and a hobbyist is huge and the overall care and detail brought by years of experience will add extra flare to the overall finish of the product.

A handcrafted shepherd hut can be designed to suit your needs exactly. A shepherd hut can be handcrafted to accommodate power sockets, lighting, bathrooms, kitchen units and that is just the start. When you choose to go down the route of a handcrafted shepherd hut you are only limited by your own imagination.

Companies like Greendown Shepherd Huts have online specification forms that allow you to design your bespoke handcrafted build.

Some Options you have when Designing your Handcrafted Shepherd Hut

  • Electrics
  • Cupboards / Wardrobes
  • Gas Boiler
  • Free Standing Sofa
  • Wall Beds
  • Table and Bench Seating
  • Folding Tables
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Electric Water Heater
  • Shower Room
  • Folding Desk
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Fixed Bed
  • Pull-Out Beds
  • Star Gazing Rooflight and Blind

Planning a to build a bespoke handcrafted shepherd hut can be as in-depth as building an extension onto your home. You have almost complete freedom to design the interior to the hut however you imagine it. Before putting pen to paper and planning your dream, be sure to know what you want out of your hut, what inclusions you will want and how you want it to look.

Greendown Shepherd Huts believe in delivering an unrivalled service when providing you with the handcrafted shepherd hut of your dreams, rather than making you settle for second best. That’s why our skilled builders offer a bespoke service that allows you to design your hut without having to make any compromises on either design or quality.

Find out more about Greendown Shepherd Huts’ Bespoke Shepherd Huts.

Working with our team of highly trained craftsmen to design, build and deliver tailor-made huts that follow your exact specifications, we build a finished product that you will fall in love with.

Will I need Planning Permission for my Bespoke Handcrafted Shepherd Hut?

Chances are you will need planning permission to install a shepherd hut on your property. However, every situation is different, and it is best to check with local authorities before you begin. If your hut is in the garden of your property and you will be using it as an addition to the house, it may be exempt from planning permission requirements.

In this scenario, the hut is seen as an addition to your house only, and the local council do not need to be informed of such a hut. Be careful with this however, if you plan on renting this hut out for financial gain, you will require full planning permission.

If you are looking to build your perfect shepherd hut do not hesitate to get in touch with the team today. Greendown Shepherd Hut’s team are on hand to talk you through the process from start to finish to create something you will treasure for years to come.