Roll on the cosy season…

There’s something so soothing about the sight of a shepherd’s hut against the backdrop of autumn colours. The sense of calm and hunkering down that comes at this time of year – famously described by Keats as ‘the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’.

Garden designer Matthew Childs’ hut beside his natural swimming pond

Opening the stable door of a shepherd’s hut on a misty autumn morning must surely count as one of life’s great pleasures – a world away from all the distractions of the modern world. And then later, after a bracing walk kicking through the autumn leaves, an apple crumble made from freshly picked apples and a handful of foraged blackberries in your very own shepherd’s hut oven before hopping into your cosy bed. Could there be a more perfect way to spend the day?

Making apple crumble in a Plankbridge kitchen
An inquisitive shepherd’s hut visitor

The romance of lighting a wood burner never gets old – there is something so wholesome and comforting about chopping up the logs, assembling the kindling and then hearing the crackle of logs as you tuck into a good book, the light from the flames dancing across the curved ceiling of your shepherd’s hut.

The Tiny House with a big heart

There’s something of the fairy-tale cottage about our new Tiny House design – our exciting two-storey take on the classic Plankbridge shepherd’s hut. With increased floor space and two distinct living spaces, it’s sure to be a popular option for those looking for full living or glamping accommodation. Just imagine being tucked up in there on a cold autumn evening.

CAD drawing of the Plankbridge Tiny House
The Tiny House being painted in the workshop

All dressed up…

This week we were sent some wonderful photos of the RHS Bothy at RHS Garden Wisley where it has been dressed in the most beautiful autumn display of squashes, pumpkins and dried flowers from the garden – a real celebration of autumn and the fruitfulness it brings.

  • Read more about our Tiny House design by reading our blog post here
  • Find out more about the RHS Bothy and what you could use yours for by visiting our dedicated website page here
  • If you would like to watch a short video tour of The RHS Bothy at RHS Wisley, head over to our Instagram

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