What is a Shepherd’s Hut you may ask?
Well, Shepherd huts were originally made on farms with whatever the farmers or workers has to hand, if there happened to be a carpenter on the farm it would have mainly involved wood, if you had a blacksmith then it would have been more metal. They are believed to have been on the go a few hundred years. In fact, early publications going back to the late 16th century mention huts being used by shepherds. Their use persisted in some northern counties close to home particularly Westmoreland and Northumberland, where the terrain of the uplands supports little else but sheep farming. A hinged stable door, which was always positioned away from the prevailing wind, enabled him to hear the flock, and strong axles with cast iron wheels were used to withstand the constant movement from field to field.
The shepherd hut was a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, sitting room and storeroom all rolled into one. The designs vary but all were constructed to provide the shepherd with practical and durable accommodation. The old huts had a stove in one corner for warmth and cooking, and a window on each side so the shepherd could see the flock.
Laing Timber Products Shepherd's Huts Today
We like to keep the traditional design going but modernised for luxury! We design each one of our huts from scratch, so choosing the right hut for yourself is easy! Your hut can feature bathrooms, kitchens, fixed or drop-down beds, wood burning stoves, gas or electric heating and much more.
Our Shepherds Huts are designed to give you the option to design your ideal hut to your exact needs. Simply choose the size of hut you require from our range of standard sizes however if you have a specific size in mind then please let us know and then add your chosen extras you would like inside to complete your ultimate hut. They can be purpose built as both living and workspaces and we pride ourselves in offering the most flexible design process of any Shepherds Hut whilst listening to our customer.
Our Classic Range
These huts are designed for their luxurious living and build to a standard length of 18ft x 8ft which makes them spacious inside with plenty of head height.
Whether for holiday accommodation, a luxury self-contained spare room for friends and family, a home office, or perhaps a stylish mobile shop or bar, the possibilities are endless with a craftsman-built Laing Timber.
Visually appealing, authentic, and created from sustainable timber, the Huts are manufactured in a range of standard sizes, but we can offer you a bespoke design service if you want a hut created to your exact requirements. Internally, we can offer you a blank canvas, ready to be equipped with catering equipment, appliances and bespoke workspaces.
Or if you are buying the Hut as accommodation take advantage of our superior “as standard” specification, which offers a fully fitted luxury kitchen with under counter fridge and microwave, stylish Belfast sink, fixed or folding bed, log burning stove and separate luxury bathroom with full sized shower, sink and toilet.
This is without a doubt our favorite hut, it opens a world of possibilities as above or for farm diversification or now there is they are the popular accommodation for wedding venues. Built to our highest standard, they are in keeping with any luxury outdoor venue and offer superior comfort.
Interior décor options are also available.
We work with you with you from your initial enquiring and briefing, through the design process, layout and internal finishing brief to provide a full first initial costing breakdown before finial specification pricing and build schedule prior to starting the construction process.
Our Classic Camping Pod Specification
A hut designed to suit you.
Exterior Size; 18x8ft
- Black Steel Chassis with turntable and tow bar inc’ Cast Iron Wheels
- Corrugated Steel Roof
- Timber Logboard
- Wooden Windows & Doors
- Exterior lighting
- Tough and grooved wood panelling for roof and at dado height
- MDF Skirting and door casing.
- Combi Boiler for LPG or electric water heater dependent on customer
- Flooring: Polyflor Colonia Wood effect
- Spotlights throughout
- Double sockets & TV Socket
- Fully painted
- Curtains & Blinds to doors/windows
- Hand crafted kitchen with solid oak worktop & splash back
- Belfast Sink & Mixer Tap
- Under-counter integrated fridge with icebox
- Microwave oven
- Small wall shelves including plate rack
- Wood Burning Stove (Optional extra)
- Fixed double bed with underneath storage.
- Seating area off kitchen
- 700 x 900 shower enclosure with bi-fold door
- Large Thermostatic mixer with Diverter
- Hand-crafted vanity unit with mounted basin & mono mixer tap
- Close coupled toilet
- Shower boarding
All huts are fitted with smoke & carbon monoxide alarms.
30-year guarantee on steel frame, chassis and wheels.
Our Shepherd's Huts are fully insulated in the floor and roof as standard.
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