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Cider House Shepherd Huts - the build has begun!!


Work has now started on our 2 pairs of bespoke shepherds huts.

We wanted to recreate the experience of our rooms but in a secluded coppice with breathtaking views of the Abbey and Estate giving guests the opportunity to experience something really special, something that had not been done before and so began the creation of the #bestshepherdshutsever

We fell in love with the craftsmanship of the Blackdown Shepherd Huts, they really do standout for their quality and that is exactly what we wanted, but no matter how we juggled the interior we just could not fit everything into one of their 18ft huts that we wanted - in all fairness given we wanted a permanent double bed, woodburner, large roll top bath - not one you would have to make a dash in the rain to get to, but likewise could open the window next to it and feel you were bringing the outside in, a kitchen - complete with oven, fridge and hob, dining area etc and still feel you had space to relax..... So we succumbed and bought 2 to join together!!

So this is the front one of each pair - we just couldn't fit everything into one and we didn't want to move away from the traditional dimensions - they are beautifully crafted by Blackdown Shepherd Huts and attention to detail is absolutely their trade mark, as is offering a bespoke service - although I think we may be reaching exciting new realms even for them!

Looking closely you will see there will be a skylight over the bed - we don't have any light pollution where we are and the stars are simply stunning - guests will be able to lie in bed and watch them - how fabulously romantic!!

So who is our market? Anyone who is looking for something unique and special, who wants to spoil a loved one, get away from it all, switch off (literally - whilst mobile reception is good and we have USB charging points and LED lights, main electric and wi-fi these will not have ), those who have a love of the great outdoors - we chose their fabulous secluded positions for their breath taking views - this is what they look down on!

And whilst guests will need to be aware that their fabulously, indulgent, bolt hole lies a 10minute walk from the car - panic not, not only we will have wellies on loan for those who may require them but to take guests and their belongings both up for check in and back down at check out we are rather excited to introduce our new ex-military Supacat! Having retired from it's missile launching career, in light of its super-low impact on the land it makes it the perfect choice, that and the fact that it is AMAZING FUN to ride in!!

The Cider House Shepherd Huts experience is going to be one like no other! Bookings will open in the next few weeks- why not sign up on our website to keep in touch with how the build is progressing and most importantly the launch of our bookings! Especially if you are looking for the perfect retreat, escape, unique, luxious and fun holiday for any reason, a Birthday, an Anniversary, a Proposal, a Honeymoon or for no other reason than you want to indulge, have fun and get back to nature - Cider House is raising the bar, get ready to experience #thebestshepherdshutsever !!

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