...rustic and ravishing...
Solid oak construction to last for generations.
Thirty years' of experience in antiques and design give us a unique perspective to create beautiful spaces.
Traditional English Craftsmanship, using original 1900's plans.
Many years ago, while walking on the Romney Marsh we discovered an old shepherd's hut abandoned and unloved on a farm. We managed to buy the hut from the farmer and Julian set about its restoration. This led us to search for other huts to restore , often travelling many miles to bring back a wreck on a trailer or even just a set of wheels and axles - whatever we could find!
We now build huts true to their 19th century designs using as many original parts as possible.
Built from the perspective of an antiques and architectural dealer, Julian has a passion for getting the proportion and style true to the original huts that graced the fields in the 1800's and early 1900's.
Having been lucky enough to find a set of original plans from a company building huts in the late 1800's, we build the axles to original designs using locally sourced green oak.
The reclaimed wheels, reclaimed floorboards and old timber for the drop leaf table , all add character and charm to the huts.
Some of the old farm machines that we source for the wheels, turntables and draw bars, sometimes we are able to use the whole chassis
Christmas hut at the Elham Farmers Market............Father Christmas' grotto!
Using reclaimed doors and floorboards give the interiors a warmth and character as well as being practical and hard wearing. With all round insulation and a cosy wood burner our huts are usable all year . Many of our customers who use their huts for holiday letting report that they are busy throughout the year. The only downside is that they have to provide lots of logs for these romantic retreats!
If you would like to know more about our huts or discuss what you would like your hut to be......... a cosy retreat from home, somewhere to work [ in peace!], extra space for guests, holiday letting with a healthy income, or just somewhere to relax and play we are always happy to make your shepherd's hut meet your dreams . Happy memories for many years and many generations.