What’s in the Dimpsey Yonder Hut?
Dimpsey has always been known for high-end luxury in a field and we thought long and hard before we added a second shepherd hut, but Blackdown’s Brace hut was too much too resist.
Our vision for this project was ‘indulgent wild’ – indulgent luxury interior, but maintaining the wildness of the outdoors and letting both our shepherd huts have their very own space, well away from each other.
So Yonder is set in it’s own small copse with a hard standing parking area set slightly away from your stay place. We often see deer and wildlife in these fields so it is a perfect haven to escape to.
The front shepherd hut is 18 feet long with the second shepherd hut being 16 foot long shepherd hut and connected by an interior walkway.
In the front hut, you have double glass panelled doors looking out on the glorious Blackdown Hills. This shepherd hut houses the kitchen, eating area and comfy seating and a gorgeous bathroom with mains drainage loo and a bespoke copper lined shower.
The rear hut (we like to call it the boudoir!) is a beautifully appointed bedroom, with a luxurious free-standing bed from Naturalmat and a William Holland Bath standing opposite the end of the bed. A single door leads out onto the decking, which curves round to the woodfired hot-tub platform.
Dimpsey Slumber Space
The feedback on our Naturalmat bed in the Hither Hut we have been running for 4 years now has been so good, that they were commissioned to make a bespoke bed especially for this hut, the headboard follows the curve of the roof and the whole space has been set up for comfort. Lay in your bed and gaze at the stars above through the curved roof panel.
With Owen Barry sheepskins on the floor and Tom Raffield lighting setting the mood for you, we think you’ll be relaxed to the max in the boudoir.
Opposite your bed, you’ll find a raised platform with sunken lights and a William Holland slipper bath – total indulgence and set to be a real hit with guests.
Blackdown made a bespoke oak table for the shepherd hut and the bistro chairs make an excellent area for the two of you to dine in, or you can go out to the award winning Candlelight Inn, just a mile away and superb food. If you dine in, you’ll be sitting opposite the woodburner and looking out through the doors at the gentle wild outside.
We have an electric hob, fridge and small belfast sink within the hut – and we supply a starter pack of oils, vinegars, sauces and basic spices, tea and coffee. The copper topped kitchen is a real treat and is perfect for couples dining in.
All essential utensils and crockery are provided – there’s a list in the Welcome Pack.
We can also provide meals upon request and have also provided Places to Eat recommendations on the site.
Our Yonder hut is set in a private space with only the fields and animals for company, the doors lead directly out onto the decking where you will find seating, and our Hikki woodfired hottub, such a hit with all our guests.
The wood-fired hot-tub is for your exclusive use – perfect for soaking in whilst gazing up at the stars. We show you how to use the wood-fired hot-tub when you arrive and believe us, you’ll love it!
The shepherd’s hut was made less than 10 minutes away from our farm by Blackdown Shepherd Huts, we try wherever possible to use local suppliers or vintage pieces. We provide recycling facilities and we also compost all of your food waste. We grow herbs and some veg outside the shepherd’s hut for your use and if you order meat from our farm, your food miles can be measured in feet!
The Dimpsey Welcome Tea Tray
The Dimpsey welcome tea tray will be waiting for you on arrival with a little baked goodness for you – there’s nothing better than a cuppa when you arrive!
Dimpsey Romance – Wood-fired log burners
There’s nothing better than a real fire so inside the Dimpsey hut there is a wood burning stove with a constant supply of wood to keep you toasty and warm – we don’t charge extra for this – it’s included in the price. You also have a full central heating system.
Dimpsey Showers and more
You have a shower room and a luxury slipper bath. We provide towels, a hair dryer and a starter selection of luxury shower treats. There’s plenty of room in the shower and there is also a copper washbasin and flushing loo (no compost loos!).
We’ve tried to think of some extra bits and pieces that will be useful, like a lovely little flask and enamel mugs to take with you, as well as a local map, if you go walking, We also have a vintage picnic basket – for which we can provide sandwiches and treats for if you let us know in advance.
We style the hut with things that we think you will enjoy, so the contents do change now and then. We do this so that you have lovely and unique items to enjoy while you’re here – and we can also say, hand-on-heart that we don’t use anything that we haven’t tried ourselves. If you do fall in love with something, let us know as we can source you similar items.
What do you need to bring?
Dimpsey is all about you-time, so the main thing is to leave your timetable and schedule at home and bring a willingness to step back and take things easy. The Welcome Pack will tell you all the things we have here and you can add your own personal choices to make it a really indulgent break!
PS – Don’t forget, we’d love to hear your ideas as well – if you can think of a theme or a product you’d like us to present in the Yonder Shepherd Hut, please do email us via our contact page.