A secret hideway, offering comfort and space

where you can get away from it all


The best of both worlds.

Inspired by tradition, crafted for modern living.

Flexibility and elegance combine

to give you more space for living


Or strip it back to the bare essentials

for simple enjoyment


Built for every season

to give you year round comfort


Summer 2016 special - only £9,958

To celebrate the summer finally arriving in the UK we are promoting a special offer for a classic steel chassis shepherd hut. This package includes the following: We've been busy prototyping a timber chassis on which to build our beautiful shepherd huts and we've come up with an all new exciting design. . 

Here's the package we have put together for a hut which costs only £9,958 (ex vat)

  • Box steel chassis 4.3m x 2.15m (14ft x 7ft)

  • Steel front and rear axles and steering plate

  • Steel pull bar

  • Beautiful 610mm (2ft) cast iron wheels

  • 40mm celotex insulation in walls, floor and ceiling

  • Plastisol coated corrugated steel sheet cladding in your choice of colour

  • Palstisol coated curved roof sheets, barge boards, and corner posts

  • Aluminium large double twin opening casement window in designer anthracite grey1000mm x 900mm 

  • Aluminium top hung window anthracite grey 700mm x 500mm

  • Beautiful Aluminium door

  • Full electric pack

  • Wall lights

  • Interior decoration in matt white

As all of our huts are built to order, the above list of options can be added to if requested; for example the lights can be upgraded to LED spotlights, we can build a daybed, fit double stable doors etc.

If you'd like to know more - please get in touch!



For more information please contact Nick on nick@downlandhuts.co.uk or call him on 01635 226060.

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. 

 Recent Testimonials:

"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


The Nodmore Garden Room

 shepherd hut wheel

A retreat, just for you. Indulge your inner calm in the Nodmore. Your private space where you can escape from it all.
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The Brightwalton Garden Office

Shepherd Hut Wheel  

The Brightwalton is ideal if you need a home office but don't have a spare room in your home. 

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The Chaddleworth Guest Room

 shepherd hut wheel

Treat your guests to a stay they'll never forget. Privacy and comfort combine in this shepherds hut that enjoys all the luxuries of modern living.
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Why choose a shepherd hut for your garden room or garden office?

shepherd hut garden office berkshire


Here are 12 GREAT reasons:

  1. Create instant guest accommodation, hobby room, yoga room, changing room, treatment room, study room, children's playroom
  2. Use your shepherd hut as an office during the day and a retreat in the evenings and weekends
  3. Downland shepherd huts have insulated ceilings, walls and floors
  4. The ultimate man-cave or she-shed
  5. As shepherd huts are on wheels they don't usually need planning permission
  6. Shepherd huts can be put anywhere in your property, for example the front garden
  7. You can hook up your hut to existing house electrics or it can be self powered by a generator, batteries or solar panels
  8. You can have a flushing, chemical or composting toilet, a shower or a kitchen installed
  9. 360 degree airflow means there's no risk of damp and your hut should last over 100 years
  10. Plastisol coated galvanised corrugated steel cladding is maintenance free
  11. A unique, elegant, and practical outside space
  12. You can take your hut with you if you move! 


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