The Shepherd's Hut
Looking for somewhere special for your wedding night? A private spot, tucked away from it all but near enough to make things easy? Take a look at our wedding suite - The Hut.
"We loved our night in the Shepherds hut! It was perfect to have no distance to go at the end of a long day. It had plenty of room for the two of us and all our belongings (even a big poofy wedding dress). The fire had been lit and made it super cozy. The shower and bathroom had everything you could need. All the soft furnishings have been picked really well and gave what is a rustic stay a touch of luxury. The mattress on the bed is great, we had the best night sleep and it was then wonderful to wake up in the morning and look out at the barn. We didn’t feel rushed to leave as there were no other events on the following day and it was the perfect end to a wonderful day." (Katie and Greg, B&G - March 2018)
Historically, Shepherd Huts were used during lambing and provided a shelter for the Shepherd where he could keep an eye on his flock or tend to poorly lambs. This shelter doubled up as a bedroom, sitting room and kitchen with a stove for warmth. The Hut at The Tythe Barn is more 'shaggy sheep' than shabby chic but it is filled with all of the creature comforts you would expect for a luxurious stay. The style is very much inspired by the past and harks back to it's origins using traditional materials such as wood, copper and tin.
Let's face it - we are all a bit reluctant to give up our creature comforts and so the design of The Hut paid careful consideration to the desires of modern living. A wood burning stove sits alongside under-floor heating, electric power sockets and a flushing toilet have been installed together with lighting, a small fridge and hob, fitted kitchen, en-suite shower room and a comfortable double bed. It was also important for us to offer quality bed linen, luxuriously soft towels and beautifully scented soaps and shampoos as well as the more practical items such as a folding dining table and chairs, logs for the wood burner, a shelf for your iPod / iPad, hooks and hangers for your next days outfit and cosy sheepskin rugs for underfoot.
It goes without saying that The Hut is not big, but it was a lot of fun to plan! Imaginative and clever design ensured that there is a place for everything and that everything has its place - there is even a special place to put your wedding dress / groom's suit! Compact and bijoux but you wont want for anything. Please don't think we are pulling the wool over your eyes - ewe need to come and experience The Hut for yourselves. Indulge yourself in a unique experience and have a sleepover to remember...we guarantee you won't be counting sheep!