Hall & Woodhouse purchase four Shepherd Huts to provide guest accommodation, from local Dorset craftsman Plankbridge

COI_News_12

Dorset based family brewers Hall & Woodhouse have invested in four bespoke Shepherd Huts which they will share between two of their public houses. These Huts are designed to offer the guest a ‘glamping’ experience which they will believe will fit perfectly in their estate of countryside pubs. 

Dorset based family brewers Hall & Woodhouse have invested in four bespoke Shepherd Huts which they will share between two of their public houses. These Huts are designed to offer the guest a ‘glamping’ experience which they will believe will fit perfectly in their estate of countryside pubs. 

The huts are 14 foot by 6 foot 6inches. They will contain a double bed, two chairs, a small work surface, lighting throughout additional power points, electric under floor heating and a small wood burning stove. It is expected they will retail between £55 and £90 per night. 

Matt Kearsey, Business Partnerships Director comments; “We are delighted to have enlisted Plankbridge to supply us with four Shepherd Huts. It is always a pleasure to work with other Dorset based suppliers. The Shepherd Huts are another form of accommodation to complement our existing offer which ranges from destination countryside pubs with campsites and caravan sites, to boutique accommodation in affluent villages, towns and cities.” 

Plankbridge are a small company based near to Dorchester, they have been creating Shepherd Huts for 12 years. Previous clients include the National Trust. “We carefully think about all of the details of our hand built, contemporary Shepherd Huts. They include hard-forged ironwork, to insulated cavities. We have seen them used for a number of amenities, from accommodation like Hall & Woodhouse are planning, to extensions of private housing.” Richard Lee, Plankbridge founder. 

The Red Lion in Winfrith will be receiving two of these Shepherd Huts, and the other two will go to the Bat and Ball in Billingshurst. “We are very excited about our new Shepherd Huts. We currently have four rooms which are part of the public house, and these Huts will enable us to provide additional accommodation when we are fully booked, and they will also provide a different style of weekend break for those looking for somewhere new to stay.” Stephen Hamilton, Hall & Woodhouse’s Business Partner at the Red Lion Winfrith. 

About Shepherd Huts: They were originally made by rural Victorian Foundries, they were dragged into fields and either used for lambing or folding sheep.