What happens after I have booked?
When you book you will get a confirmation email and we will also send you a Dimpsey Shepherd Hut welcome pack which will tell you all you need to know about what to bring, how to get here and places to visit.
Before you get here
Once we’ve received your deposit, we send out your Welcome Pack, which is we advise that you read through and then book tables for popular eating places advise us if you would like to purchase any food from the farm. The Pack also covers nitty-gritty things like maps and useful numbers to the little extras that make your stay in the Dimpsey hut unique, relaxing and enjoyable.
What’s in the welcome pack?
The welcome pack will have everything you need to make sure that your get away and stay is as enjoyable as possible. It will include the nitty gritty things like maps and useful numbers to the little extras that make your stay in the Dimpsey hut unique, relaxing and enjoyable.
If you’re coming to Dimpsey for a special occasion and need to arrange any secret surprises, just let us know and we’ll help you to make someone’s day very special.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Arrival and departure times
The hut will be ready and waiting for you to arrive any time after 3pm – late arrivals are not a problem for us – so if you need to complete a day’s work and then drive here, just let us know and we’ll make sure everything’s ready for your arrival time.
We understand that there is nothing worse than rushing around when you have to leave early so you don’t have to leave your Dimpsey stay until 12 noon on the day of departure.
What’s in the Dimpsey Hut?
We want staying in the hut to feel like a luxury hotel, so we’ve tried to go the extra mile to make it really comfortable for you, ensuring that all the styling is from British designers and adding in extra little treats to delight you.
The hut is 18 feet long and contains a double bed, seating, kitchen area and a bathroom with shower and flushing toilet.
Dimpsey Slumber Space
In our opinion, there’s nothing worse than having to make a bed every day, so our double bed pulls down out of the wall fully made with luxury British bed linen and cosy blankets. You can either leave it down and use the sofa bench seat to lounge on during the day…or tuck it away again when you’re ready.
The hut has a hand-built oak table and sheepskin-covered bench seats to seat up to 4 people. We also have a lovely long day bed which makes for comfy magazine reading, or just gazing out at the view across the hills. Our fairy lights and board games, make for cosy evenings – with a log burner for you to light on a really cold day.
We have a gas 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. Outside the shepherd’s hut we have an oak covered outdoor kitchen area, complete with a wood-fired garden oven, plus outdoor washing-up area with Belfast sink with hot & cold taps.
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.
The shepherd’s hut was made less than 10 minutes away from our farm, 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 and hot-tubs…
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.
Outside the Dimpsey shepherd’s hut, we have a wood-fired hot-tub 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!
Dimpsey Showers and more
There is a lovely bathroom hidden away behind the double doors at the end of the hut. 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 granite washbasin and flushing toilet (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. For information regarding the designers please go to our designers page.
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!