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How to style a Shepherd hut

Gaze at the rolling fells from a freestanding copper bath, look up through the stargazing roof from under the covers of a king-size bed, listen to the crackle from the log burner.

All of this and more is found in one of our six expertly handcrafted Blackdown Shepherd huts, sitting on the shores of Ullswater in our hotel grounds at Another Place.

Interior design guide

Matt Hulme from Dynargh Design has taken the concept of a shepherd hut to another level, considered design maximises space and elevates comfort whilst embracing the landscape outside.

So, how do you style a shepherd hut? From the colours on the walls, to the choice of headboard, good seating and tucked away storage areas, here’s how Matt Hulme designed the interiors and outside spaces for our six new shepherd huts.

Bedroom one

Bring your partner, or gather the whole family. Our shepherd huts are all braced together to maximize space. You’ll find bunk beds in our family shepherd huts and freestanding baths in our double shepherd huts.


Bracing two huts together to form one maximizes the living space within. Our freestanding copper baths found in our double shepherd huts are positioned beneath a view of the lake and mature trees above.

Living area

Space to fully unwind.
Hang up your coat, unpack your bags, and put your feet up in front of the fire. Considered storage space, hanging area, and plenty of tucked-away drawers keep the space clutter-free.

Outside spaces

  1. Festoon lighting
    Festoon lighting
  2. Outdoor beanbag rocking chair
    Fat Boy
  3. Firepit
    Kadai Firebowls
  4. Table and chairs

Each of the six shepherd huts have a private outside landscaped seating area, with a fire pit, comfy chairs, festoon lighting, marshmallow sticks, and a log store.

Our new collection of spaces in the grounds of Another Place extends the hotel experience outside, whilst keeping the ease of hotel living.

Six shepherd huts, a two bedroom treehouse and a multi use glasshouse with pizza oven complete our new Outside rooms and spaces. To discover more about Matt Hulme’s design decisions, colour palette and individual shepherd hut features read Designing Outside with Matt Hulme.

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