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Hills and Valleys

THE DARTMOOR SHEPHERD'S HUT COMPANY

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Bespoke
Features

 

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Kitchen

Handmade sink in hammered copper

 

Breakfast bar with mango wood bar stools

 

Induction hob by local award-winning manufacturer Caple.

 

Integrated microwave and grill

 

Full size fridge with freezer compartment

Solid hand crafted worktops in unique timbers (Whatever is beautiful and locally available)

Everhot oven

Vibrance copper tap with enameled handles

Handmade tiles

Ample cupboard space

Bedroom

Permanent bedroom area. No folding down beds or collapsing seating areas whenever you fancy a snooze!

Kingsize bed

Naturalmat handmade local organic mattress

Ripple oak screen

Trendiswitch sockets and USB chargers

Screen printed blinds by Esme Cooper

Handmade Lamps by Esme Cooper

Hand crafted Oak shelves

Bathroom

Generous luxurious shower with gas boiler for a proper powerful shower

Hand carved granite sink

Hand made wash stand

Screen printed blinds by Esme Cooper

Oak shelves

Downlighters

Compact close coupled WC

Handmade oak latches by The Little Oak Company

Chrome heated towel rail

Living space

Layertree bespoke wall lights

Upholstered ripple ash bench seat 

Storage drawers and cupboards

British made Everhot electric stove to provide efficient heating

 

Construction

Locally sourced materials

Devon grown and processed timber

Double insulation to ensure it's cosy all year round

Sweet chestnut cladding- All the beauty, prestige and robustness of oak but more stable to limit movement and cracking

Oak Chassis

Oak windows

Traditional construction techniques for stability and durability.

Engineered oak flooring from Devon Oak 

Trendiswitch sockets, switches and USB chargers in stunning colours

 

Adjustable, dimmable downlighters

Hand-made oak steps

Cast iron wheels and tow bar

Why the Everhot Electric
Stove?

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We agonised about the best way to heat our huts. First and foremost, they are double insulated using both fibre and rigid/multifoil insulation in every surface to help the heat stay in.

The vast majority of shepherd's hut have a wood burning stove. This is the traditional option, but we wanted to be sure that the choice we made was the most practical, not just following convention.
Yes there is the romance of a wood burner, the flickering flames and the glow of a fire, and in our research we found that some enjoyed the idea of the hands on building of a fire. The reality however can be quite different.
For starters there is the dust and ash that a wood burner creates. Those bright clean walls and floors may not stay fresh for long!  
Unless you have an extraordinarily long flue, a wood burner does not draw as well as it might which can not only result in a less efficient burn, it can also pump smoke out in to your room when restocking the fire.
Building a fire can be an art which not everyone has experience in. On a wet or chilly day you may want to warm up the space quickly and easily rather than collecting wood and embarking on setting a fire.
You will need storage for your wood close to the hut and a steady, seasoned supply (not cheap these days), chopped up small to fit in the tiny firebox.
Temperature control can be tricky and getting a fire going fast and to an appropriate level of warmth can be awkward too.

The Everhot stove plugs in to a normal socket and provides ample heat for small spaces. It is efficient and ready to be run by solar if you choose that route. It is super cute to look at, comes in stacks of gorgeous colours and even comes with an integral oven! Hoorah! For us, there was no contest.

The 'in hut' artist

We like to have a local artist displaying a few selected pieces in our huts. It's great to dress our huts beautifully for viewing and good for the artist to reach a new audience. Our current hut 'The Artisan Indigo' is dressed with 3 beautiful works by the super talented and super lovely Kate Bosence. You can find out more about Kate at 
kate-bosence.com or please book a private viewing to see her work hanging in the hut. Our huts are only available to view just a few weeks a year.
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Craftmanship from the heart of Dartmoor

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