If you want to offer luxury accommodation to your guests but don’t have the funds to invest, you can now hire a shepherds hut rather than buying one outright.
The English Shepherds Hut Company is offering its new Bellwether range of huts to both start up and existing sites on a simple rental starting from just £320 a month on a three year contract. The huts are ideal for camping and glamping businesses who want to expand with minimal risk, and also for farms looking to diversify. With a limited number being released for 2019, get in touch to secure yours! www.englishshepherdshut.co.uk/longlease
STIGA Park Pro 740 IOX
A combination of power, versatility and precision, the Park Pro 740 IOX front cut mower from STIGA features four-wheel drive, power steering and electric height of cut. Perfect for mowing around glamping units or landscaping features, its articulated steering makes it agile and easy to manoeuvre. With superior mowing and top mulching performance, there is a choice of cutting decks to choose from and a selection of seasonal implements that are simple to attach. www.stigalawnmowers.co.uk
Naked Flame Have got it Covered….
Naked Flame Eco-Tubs has teamed up with Garden Room Masters to provide a unique outdoor covered space with many uses. The luxurious “C” shaped design is perfect as a hot tub cover but can be adjusted to create a lounge space, massage area or hanging bed shelter.
All designs can be produced in sizes to suit an owners requirements and viewed digitally. The structures use Garden Room Masters’ no nails system and sustainable materials for a quick and environmentally friendly build in keeping with the Naked Flame ethos.
Naked Flame will officially launch the new designs at The Glamping Show (Stoneleigh Park, September), and The Farm Business Innovation Show (NEC, November). Owner Gareth Edwards said: “We have been looking for a unique design for a while to complement our wood fired hot tubs and after speaking with Garden Room Masters we knew we were onto something really special. They have a wealth of experience when it comes to outdoor spaces and are fantastic designers. We got exactly what we wanted and so far the reaction has been amazing.”
Prices are expected to start from £6,000 per unit. www.nakedtubs.com / www.gardenroommasters.co.uk
Off-grid in Style
The latest shepherds hut from Plain Huts has all their usual hallmarks – contemporary design, quality workmanship, and low maintenance – but is totally off-grid. Power for lights and charging devices is supplied via solar panels fitted to the roof. These take the curve of the tin and are an attractive addition rather than an eyesore. Inside, a welcoming hearth features a wood stove with an integral oven and, for those moments when guests don’t have the time to light a fire, there is a single gas hob set in an oak worktop.
The Plain Huts wet room offers a thermostatically controlled shower heated by LPG and a compost toilet topped with an oak bench style seat, while a storage cupboard at the back of the hut is perfect for sunshades, fishing rods etc. www.plainhuts.co.uk
30m Span Event ‘Igloo’
Exclusive to Fews Marquees in the UK, the Igloo is receiving anything but a frosty reception! The unique structure has internal heights of up to 16m and spans 30m wide. It is available in unlimited lengths and has some impressive loading capacities with 3,000kg per arch – more than 20 times greater than a standard marquee or temporary structure. Its loading capacity makes the Igloo the perfect structure for an event with a large production element such as a concert or festival.
Already in use across the world, the Igloo has housed festivals, concerts, product launches, corporate parties, sporting events, nightclubs, ice rinks and much more. Enquire with Fews Marquees to see how the Igloo could bring the wow factor to your event this summer. www.fewsmarquees.co.uk