The Happy Hut Guide

It’s often the simple things that Plankbridge owners tell us they love best about their huts. This World Smile Day we look at three things that make them smile… 

Waking up to birdsong 

One of the most beautiful things about a shepherd’s hut is reconnecting with nature – your hut may only be a few steps from your back door, but it feels like a world away from our busy, modern lives. Rachel Smith, owner of a Plankbridge Snug, sums it up perfectly: 

“We always have the best night’s sleep in our hut – waking to the bird song is so peaceful and a lovely slow start to the day. Having the first cup of tea and breakfast in bed is a real treat. There’s no rush…” 

How about downloading the magical Merlin App to help you identify all the different types of bird you hear around you – all from the comfort of your comfy king-size bed.

A view through the door of Jane Duggleby’s hut
Handcrafted English oak windows

Lighting the wood burner

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.

Jane Duggleby, owner of a Plankbridge Cabin, tells us she loves being

 “out in the wild with the peace, birdsong, nocturnal animals, stars and of course the crackling logs in the wood burner.”

Lighting the woodburner

A hot shower in the morning

There are few things as invigorating as starting the day with a hot shower after a restful night’s sleep, so you’ll be pleased to hear each of our shepherd’s hut models can be fitted with an ensuite with either an electric or LPG-powered shower. Next stop, fresh coffee and a spot of breakfast.

Tiled shower en-suite at Aller Dorset

To discover more about shepherd’s hut bathrooms read our comprehensive blog post

To find out more ways a shepherd’s hut can add to your leisure time read here

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