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23 09, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Shepherd Hut Holidays

2019-09-26T16:56:54+01:00September 23rd, 2019|

The Ultimate Guide to Shepherd Hut Holidays If you are looking for something different this year for your holiday, then having a break in a shepherd hut might be exactly what you are looking for. What is a Shepherd Hut? Originally used by sheep farmers in the 15th – 19th century in the UK and France, shepherd huts have recently become very popular for glamping holidays all throughout Europe and the UK. A shepherd hut is usually built on wheels to allow easy transportation between fields and are made from many different materials – mainly wood and metal. After the first world [...]

9 09, 2019

Getting a Hot Tub for Your Shepherd Hut Retreat

2019-09-26T16:46:49+01:00September 9th, 2019|

Getting a Hot Tub for your Shepherd Hut Retreat With ever increasing concerns about our carbon footprint alongside the current political climate, it comes as no surprise that people today are looking more and more towards holidaying at home rather than winging their way to warmer climates. This is having a significant impact on tourist trade in the UK and is leading to an upsurge in the popularity of AirBnB type properties and niche-style accommodation options which offer something quite different from traditional hotel chains. Camping, glamping and holidaying off the beaten track are very much on the up with shepherd hut [...]

29 08, 2019

How to Extend a House Cheaply – Alternatives to Building an Extension

2019-08-29T15:16:35+01:00August 29th, 2019|

How to Extend a House Cheaply - Alternatives to Building an Extension Looking for ways to expand your home but working on a tight budget? Whether you want to add additional living space, an extra bedroom, or create a home office/study, there are plenty of ways you can increase your interior space without breaking the bank. Check out some of our favourite ideas here! Garage Conversion Garage conversions are a great option for those looking to expand. They are much more budget-friendly than building an entire new extension and according to property experts can add up to 10% to the value of [...]

29 07, 2019

Staycations – A Small Business Owner’s Handy Guide

2019-07-29T13:22:23+01:00July 29th, 2019|

Staycations – A Small Business Owner’s Handy Guide In this guide we’ve explained everything accommodation businesses need to know about staycations, including some of the ways you can capitalise and benefit from it. What is a Staycation? A staycation is a combination of staying at home and vacationing – it’s a vacation but instead of travelling abroad or to the other side of the country, you stay where you already live, or close by. Some people choose to take time off but remain in their own home, whereas others prefer to stay at a hotel or campsite within close driving distance. The [...]

15 07, 2019

Shepherd’s Huts for Business Use and Events

2019-07-31T10:14:21+01:00July 15th, 2019|

Shepherd’s Huts for Business Use and Events Are you looking for a portable office solution for business use and events? Here is why a shepherd’s hut should be on your list of options to consider. Many businesses use portable cabins and offices for their base of operations both as permanent fixtures and as temporary solutions. Shepherd’s huts make the perfect office solution for a static base of operations or as a portable solution at events. Make your Office Stand Out Not only are shepherd’s huts cost effective in comparison to a permanent build, but they also look truly unique.  One of the [...]

27 06, 2019

How to Start and Run a Successful Campsite Business

2019-07-10T11:10:32+01:00June 27th, 2019|

How to Start and Run a Successful Campsite Business With the British holiday and tourism industry set to be worth in excess of £257.3bn by 2025, starting a campsite business has never been more lucrative. Holiday parks such as Haven Caravan Parks have proven how much money can be made by setting up a business in the camping and caravan industry with an estimated income of more than £271 million per year. However, as with any business, it is essential that you take the right steps in order to achieve success within the campsite industry. If you're looking to start a unique [...]

29 05, 2019

Kids’ Playroom Ideas – How to Create the Ultimate Kids’ Playroom

2019-05-30T16:56:07+01:00May 29th, 2019|

Kids’ Playroom Ideas – How to Create the Ultimate Kids’ Playroom Providing your kids with their own private space to relax, watch films and play their favourite games can be of huge benefit to families of all sizes. Instead of getting home from work to find the living room floor covered in toys and trip hazards, your children will have their own space to make as much mess as they like without disturbing other areas of your home. Truth be told though, not everyone has the luxury of having spare rooms in their home that they can just casually turn into a [...]

20 05, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Setting Up a Guesthouse

2019-05-30T16:56:00+01:00May 20th, 2019|

A Beginner's Guide to Setting Up a Guesthouse For many, setting up a guesthouse is the ultimate dream. Creating a truly unique and unforgettable stay for visitors can be both financially and personally rewarding. But with so many business models and types of accommodation to choose from, is setting up a guesthouse the right option for you? This mini guide provides an overview on everything you need to know before thinking about launching your very own guesthouse and looks at how guesthouses differ from B&Bs and hotels. What is a Guesthouse? Firstly, what exactly is a guesthouse? Guesthouses, hotels, B&Bs, and hostels [...]

16 05, 2019

Bath and West Show – Greendown Shepherd Huts attending!

2019-05-16T15:57:25+01:00May 16th, 2019|

We're delighted to be exhibiting our beautiful shepherd huts at The Royal Bath and West Show this year. Come along, say hello to our friendly team and check out our beautiful huts! Shepherd Huts at Bath and West Show We'll be attending the show from 29th May to 1st June. Follow Greendown Shepherd Huts on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date, or contact us today to book an appointment with our team. We'll also be attending The Glamping Show in Stoneleigh this September!

30 04, 2019

How to Build the Ultimate Shepherd’s Hut – 6 Luxury Features to Consider Incorporating into your Shepherd’s Hut

2019-04-30T17:11:19+01:00April 30th, 2019|

How to Build the Ultimate Shepherd’s Hut – 6 Luxury Features to Consider Incorporating into your Shepherd’s Hut With the glamping trend showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, investing in a shepherd’s hut could be one of the best decisions an accommodation business makes. These huts have become incredibly popular with holidaymakers across the UK, presenting an unmissable opportunity that all B&B and campsite businesses should be looking to capitalise on. Being able to offer guests a luxury stay in a cosy shepherd’s hut rather than just a bog-standard hotel room is a great way for appealing to a wider [...]