Blackdown shepherd huts showcase their top of the range Glamping Huts at UK Glamping Show


Somerset-based shepherd hut makers Blackdown Shepherd Huts will again be exhibiting their luxury Turnkey Huts at the Glamping Show. Their oak-clad huts, which lend themselves ideally to being a glamping retreat, will be located at stand OSA82 during the Glamping Show 2016 from 22nd-24th September at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Will Vickery, who runs Blackdown Shepherd Huts, says: ‘Glamping is becoming ever more popular and we are delighted to be at the Glamping Show to share our Turnkey Huts. In recent years, shepherd huts have made a huge impact in the accommodation and amazing spaces market, and at the moment it’s all about luxurious camping in the form of glamping.

‘Shepherd huts provide the perfect place to unwind and relax and our huts are specially designed to make the best out of the room they have for a fabulously luxurious experience. Hotels, farms, pubs and campsites are the perfect location for glamping huts to create a unique retreat space for guests looking for something special.’

Blackdown has a number of shepherd’s huts across the country and feedback from those who have invested in glamping as a business have found that payback on the hut purchase is around 18 months to two years.

Will explains: ‘The high end Dimpsey hut in Somerset is one of Blackdown’s finest Turnkey huts. Emma Warren, who will be talking at the show about how she set up her glamping business, has created the Dimpsey hut as the ultimate in a high end glamping retreat. Our Blackdown huts are designed to ensure that guests feel like they are in a luxury hotel. The Turnkey huts are 18 feet long and contain a double bed, seating, kitchen area and a bathroom with shower and flushing toilet. 

‘Our aim is to enable you to always surprise your visitors with the space that our huts offer and we know that storage space is always important for guests. Blackdown Shepherd Huts frequently accommodate requests for extra storage and we will go out of our way to shape design solutions to suit your needs. Pop along to stand OSA82 and have a chat with us about what we can do for your glamping business.’

Blackdown Shepherd Huts will be offering a free wood burner with the purchase of a Turnkey hut at the Glamping Show.

Blackdown Shepherd Huts have seen a recent rise in demand for their bespoke shepherd huts from hotels and those in the hospitality trade for a range of purposes. From honeymoon suites to extra guest bedrooms, catering outlets, intimate dining rooms, spas, and treatments rooms, and even safari lodges, the shepherd hut is fast becoming the new add on for hotel and catering opportunities. Will adds: ‘The shepherd hut’s year-round appeal means that it makes for a very appealing glamping unit – both from the guest and glamping provider point of view.‘

Inspired by the traditional shepherd’s huts of yesteryear, Blackdown Shepherd Huts, based in Ilminster in Somerset, create their Heritage, Turnkey, and Towby Huts with the hospitality industry in mind.

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