The Blackdown Hills in Somerset form a tranquil, beautiful, and relatively isolated landscape on the Devon and Somerset border. Steep ridges, high plateau, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features. This special place is home to wildlife and people, with valuable habitats existing alongside living, working communities. Unique geology creates an exceptional environment where rare plant, insect and invertebrate species can flourish.
The Blackdown Hills have been protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) since 1991. The Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership brings together over 80 organisations to protect this precious landscape. This information (and more) can be found on the Blackdown Hills website.
The Dimpsey Glamping Hut is perfectly situated within the Blackdown Hills, based near Combe St Nicholas on the Somerset/Devon border, about half a mile from the A303. We have the advantage of being down a beautiful country lane and easy to find once you know where we are. The small farm that the hut is based on is around 30 acres, was listed in the Doomsday book and is home to Dexter Cattle, Jacobs sheep and Tamworth pigs – so lots of animals and tractors to see. The Dimpsey Hut is located in Hither Orchard, so named as it has been replanted on the same spot as the orchard which served the farm for hundreds of years previously. We are very privileged to be in such a beautiful and historic landscape and it inspires many of the pieces we design ourselves.
Want a relaxing time away in the stunning Blackdown Hills? Want to unwind in a beautifully designed (inside and out!) Somerset made Shepherd’s Hut? Then we can help. Contact us and start your relaxation today.