Downland Shepherd Huts - Bespoke Garden Rooms and Offices
At Downland Shepherd Huts we build bespoke, modern shepherd huts which can be used for a multitude of purposes such as a home or garden office, garden room, treatment room, studio, retreat and guest room. Although inspired by tradition, our contemporary huts are built using durable and robust materials which offer the highest standards of comfort and function. Located in Newbury, Berkshire and close to the Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire borders, all our huts are built to order, with materials sourced from local suppliers wherever possible. For example, our doubled glazed, wooden windows and hardwood stable doors are handmade by a joiner in Hampshire to our own unique design. All our huts are available either fully built and delivered or as kits which can be self assembled or built on site by us.
"Virginia Woolf had it right when she said that every writer needs a "room of one's own" to be productive. There's nothing quite like finding that one place that simply lets you create and do your thing.
As you get to the top of the drive, the new Writer's Retreat appears above the horizon, nestled under the oak tree and guarded by the resident robin. As an upgrade from the previous shed, our budding writer has been inspired by the surroundings of her new Downland Shepherd Hut. Intermingled with baccalaureate studies, stories of faeries and dragons have been brought to life and one day, you never know, may be published.
Even if they aren't, Sasha, is absolutely besotted by her stunning hut that gives her space away from our busy household and is a wonderful addition that will travel with her wherever she goes. Enchanting ....
Thank you Nick!"
Rachel M. from Wokefield - Writer's Retreat Hut
We are absolutely delighted with our hut and very pleased to provide a reference for Downland Shepherd Huts. It is warm, spacious, and beautifully constructed. Delighted.
Helen P. Reading
I have had my shepherds hut for about two months. It is brilliant, just what I hoped it would be, it's used by me for my Art and also my Grandaughters are having a lovely time using it as well. It was delivered on time by Downland Shepherds Huts, and made very well.
Daphne P. from Upper Bucklebury
"We gave Nick a bit of a challenge- how to fit a hut into a narrow garden which had limited access. He made us a beautiful garden room which fitted our budget and the location perfectly. We were impressed with his diligence and professionalism. He and his colleague were very hard working, tidy and pleasant to be around. We felt confident leaving them in our home while we were at work. Nick also helped us find an electrician to bring mains power to the hut when we were just beginning to despair of finding anyone who would even quote let alone do the work!
The hut itself is just what we wanted. It is a calm, quiet space which is close to the house but separate from the noise and bustle of family life. So far it has been used as an office, a music practice room, a bedroom and just a quiet space to go and read. It is warm, bright and it just looks really special. The quality of the workmanship is superb, and we feel lucky to be the proud owners of a unique room that will stand the tests of time."
Nicky L. from Reading - Nodmore Garden Room
"A big thank you to Downland Shepherd Huts for our gorgeous garden room. It's been in constant use since it was delivered in early summer and is excellent for our boys to do their homework and to play in and for my husband and I to relax, entertain and read in. Sometimes we just sit in there with the doors open, chatting and watching the wildlife in the garden and do precisely nothing! Bliss."
Rebecca R. from Oxford - Nodmore Garden Room Hut
“We’re very pleased with our Shepherd Hut. It’s located in a very exposed spot on a beach and is extremely warm and dry with no drafts even when the weather outside is pretty horrendous. Nick designed and built a hut which is perfect for our needs and some complicated logistical challenges were understood and overcome. We highly recommend Downland Shepherd Huts.”
Tarbert Estate, Isle of Jura - Woolley Kit, Guest Room Hut
"Extremely pleased with the shepherd's hut from Downland Huts -it has given us a lovely additional guest room (with view!) when staying with my parents. The service throughout has been excellent - Nick was really clear about the options and prices and (subject to one small delay outside anyone's control) the hut was delivered exactly as and when promised. The installers were friendly, hard working and professional. The standard of workmanship is excellent, and I look forward to spending many happy weekends there!"
Lucy R. from London - Woolley Kit, Guest Room Hut
"Really impressed with Downland shepherd huts after meeting them at the Berkshire County Show. They designed the hut exactly how we wanted and now I have a warm office to work from and we also use it at night to relax in. I highly recommend them and they were far less expensive than other companies I spoke with."
Paul M. from Streatley, Oxon - Brightwalton Garden Office Hut
"After meeting Nick at one of the Downland demo huts, we discussed what features we would like and what configuration of doors and windows would suit our garden. We were very impressed with the build quality of the hut and the decoration and finish was exceptional. We received a quotation within a day or two for a Nodmore Hut and were provided a scale drawing confirming the hut dimensions and layout. The price was very competitive in comparison to other hut’s we had looked at, and we accepted the quotation. Nick kept us informed of progress during the build, and delivered the hut on schedule, and made sure the hut was level and exactly where we wanted it. Downland also liaised with our electrician to make sure the proper electrical supply was available for the hut. All in all we are extremely pleased with our new hut."
Steve K. from Hampshire - Nodmore Garden Room