Outdoor Accommodation

Michael Caines’s Lympstone Manor, Devon

Michael Caine's manor Product: Six Blackdown Brace Huts
Supplier: Blackdown Shepherd Huts, 01460 929774, info@blackdownshepherdhuts.co.uk, www.blackdownshepherdhuts.co.uk

Details: Michael Caines’s Lympstone Manor is a luxury five-star country house hotel with breathtaking views over the tranquil Exe estuary and vineyard. With 21 sumptuous guestrooms and suites, complemented by Michael Caines’s Michelin starred restaurant, the hotel provides the perfect retreat for discerning guests. 2021 saw the next stage of Michael’s vision with the arrival of six luxury Blackdown Brace Huts in a perfect spot just a stone’s throw from the Exe estuary.

Handcrafted in Somerset by Blackdown Shepherd Huts, these huts offered Lympstone the opportunity to add a magical experience to its offering. The installation took just four days, with minimum disruption to existing guests, and included three bespoke plant rooms, two outdoor baths and four wood-fired Hikki hot tubs. Guests were able to enjoy the new accommodation within a week of delivery.

Lympstone manorBlackdown’s Brace Hut is the prevalent option in this sector due to its unique design comprising of two handcrafted huts, cleverly joined together with a glass walkway. Located in the middle of Lympstone Manor’s woodland area, the huts are capable of hosting a family of up to five and provide an exceptional connection to the nature immersed location.

Feedback: Michael Caines MBE, chef owner, said: “I wanted to add something magical to the experience here at Lympstone Manor, somewhere that took you away from it all, immersed you into a fairytale of luxury and comfort in amongst the woodlands and at one with nature. The shepherd huts provide the perfect opportunity, with Blackdown Shepherd Huts creating an adventure of comfort and joy. It’s been a great project, professionally managed and executed to perfection by their team”.

Kinmel Hall, North Wales

Kinmel Hall Product: 16 Plastic Pods
Supplier: Plastic Pods, 07745 526320, plasticpods@gmail.com, www.plasticpods.co.uk

Details: After buying a derelict mansion, Kinmel Hall, close to the north coast of Wales, owner Chris had to find a way to help fund his vast restoration project. The 120 room mansion, with a staggering 365 windows, required a significant and steady stream of funds for its restoration. After much consideration, he decided to buy a selection of Plastic Pods for glamping.

Since all pods are built to order he had two for every colour of the rainbow. All pods were sited less than four weeks after the purchase and, due to the upgraded insulated fibreglass floors, no groundwork preparations were needed; they went straight down onto the grass.

Kinmel Hall His investment plan was for visitors to rent the pods on site in a glamping set up and explore the historical grounds. The return on his investment was planned to provide funds to restore Kinmel Hall to its former glory and he is already considering his next bulk purchase of Plastic Pods.

Feedback: Chris is very happy with his pods and would recommend the company to any respective customer as, he says, the whole service has been amazing from start to finish.



Quick and Easy to Assemble Timber Frame Accommodation

Easy to assemble timber frame JK Designer Builds
07887 998033

JK Designer Builds uses the innovative, patented JointKit system to create visually exciting and affordable timber framed buildings. Most clients specify full electrical installation, lining and a high level of insulation.

This new building concept is based on CNC cut plywood pieces slotted together to form joints to which beams are attached. Frames can be assembled quickly and without building skills and qualify under the Caravan Act, avoiding complicated planning issues. Construction without concrete foundations is also possible as the lightweight units only need JK Designer Build’s ground support system. Eliminating the traditional concrete slab foundation is both environmentally and budget friendly. The ground support system also overcomes sloping site issues as the frame is supported by varying lengths of rot proof recycled plastic wood.

The highly flexible system allows sizes from 1.2m sq to 60m sq, with shapes ranging from squares and oblongs to pentagons and polygons.


Boutique Roof Terrace Escape

Boutique roof terrace escape Outerspace Buildings
01978 254150

Whether you’re thinking of diversifying or extending your staycation offerings, it’s undeniably a good time to do so. The pandemic has changed our need for nature, and whilst out exploring there’s a desire to call somewhere ‘home’. Personal space, somewhere to feel safe and cosy. Somewhere a little different with an added sense of luxury.

Meet Outerspace Buildings, a manufacturer based in Wales that is passionate and motivated to help hotels, landowners and holiday destinations meet the ever changing needs of the UK staycation demand.

Outerspace’s buildings are created from a combination of unique vision and physical craftsmanship. At their heart is a team of passionate and motivated designers, engineers and craftsmen who understand entirely what customer experience is all about.

Their unique and innovative building designs clearly challenge the status quo and focus on customer experience both inside and out. It’s their attention to detail that makes their buildings so unique and special.


Customisable Tiny Homes – Book to View Now

The Qube hutThe Qube Eco Tiny Homes
01604 785786

Portable, affordable and energy efficient tiny homes are the perfect way to show your site is keeping up with the rising demand for eco-friendly holidays.

When you place an order with The Qube Eco Tiny Homes, you are given the option to tweak the design of your structure to just the way you want it. Choices include internal wall and roof cladding colour, kitchen worktop and cupboard colour, Vinyl flooring colour, sofa fabric and colour, and the external cladding finishes (timber, composite panel, corrugated sheet and more). This means you can have your tiny home made just the way you know your guests will love it.

The Qube’s new Northamptonshire factory is open to visit, giving you the chance to meet the team and see the build quality of its structures.

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