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Ed's journey with shepherd huts began with the establishment of his own glamping retreat. As an additional accommodation at Hidden Wood Glamping, he built his first hut. The outcome was positive, and shepherd huts have since become his passion.
Ed, who lives in the beautiful and rural Wiltshire countryside, wanted to make this experience available to all nature lovers. In recent years, he has used his love of woodworking and the countryside to create classic and high-quality shepherd huts, glamping pods, and tiny houses.
Shepherd huts were mobile structures that were widely used throughout Southern England during the 1800s and early 1900s to provide shelter for the shepherd as he tended his flock during the lambing season. They were traditionally mounted on cast iron wheels, with wood or later corrugated steel sides and arched corrugated steel roofing.
We were inspired by these original structures and adapted them for modern living.
Our experienced team of skilled professionals takes great pride in their work to ensure that each shepherd's hut is of the highest quality. We take pride in our quality, value for money, and excellent customer service, as well as our passion for true craftsmanship and design. Our goal is to build extremely high-quality, low-cost shepherd's huts from locally sourced materials. We work closely with each customer throughout the construction process to meet their specific needs.
MEET THE TEAM
The driving force behind all of Heaven's Gate Shepherd Huts' endeavours. Ed is a man of many skills, a broad perspective, and a creative mind. Since he left school, Ed has been working with wood, and his precision and attention to detail are unrivalled. His most brilliant thoughts often come to him while he's relaxing in the bath!
Joanna is an integral part of our expanding team, effortlessly engaging in various facets of the business. Her adaptability shines through as she learns new skills, from the early stages of construction to handling deliveries and bookkeeping. Joanna's happiness reaches its peak when working alongside Chip, showcasing not only her dedication to the job but also the positive synergy between them that elevates our team dynamics.
Jack is the spark that ignites each of our projects. He has experience in building bespoke wooden log cabins, and he is determined to make everything absolutely perfect and discover new ways to make things even better.
Jack uses every waking minute of his spare time to pursue one of his greatest passions: his rock band, Lucky Number Seven.
Stuart Mitchell is not just a seasoned carpenter; he's a true maestro with over 15 years of dedicated expertise. His craftsmanship is nothing short of extraordinary, showcasing not only precision and skill but also an unmatched passion for his work. His constant smile and friendly demeanor make him a delight to work with, adding a positive touch to every project.
Chip the Little Rascal
The most friendly Jack Russell on the planet!
You just have to meet him! He loves to play fetch and cuddle with anyone who is willing to give him attention. He will surely bring a smile to your face!
Pop into the workshop
We are based near Longleat in Wiltshire, in south-west England.
Our workshop is located on the family farm and is surrounded by picturesque views of the countryside.
Anyone is welcome to stop by and take a look at our huts.
Let's have a conversation about your desires and work together to create the Shepherd's Hut of your dreams.
Want more than just a conversation?
Stay in our glamping retreat to get the full experience before purchasing.