We could easily talk about our shepherd’s huts for hours on end, but it’s not until you see one in its physical form that you can really get a feel for their charm. For that reason, we like to build a show hut or two to give you an idea of the general size and quality of our huts, therefore allowing you to imagine how you could potentially use your own hut!
Our newest show hut is a prime example of our most popular model. It features a veranda with a traditional wood burning stove and a spacious and versatile interior with underfloor heating. We’ve also included a custom wallpaper featuring a beautiful rural landscape — just one of an infinite number of wallpaper options that you could choose yourself (read more about our custom wallpaper option here).
This particular show hut first ventured out of the workshop for the Salisbury Home and Garden show on the 20th March. As it was a rather grey and chilly day, we were more willing than ever to invite visitors into the warmth of our hut for a chat. Many thanks to everybody who stopped by!
After a successful day at the show, we moved the hut to The Old Potato Yard in Lydeway. The yard’s entrance will be its home for the foreseeable future and the hut will often be open on a Saturday for you to have a good look inside! If you would like to arrange a specific time to visit, call Cath on: 07903 313 922.
The Old Potato Yard is just four miles south east of Devizes and, with a variety of independent retailers and plenty of free parking, makes a lovely family day out. With small independent businesses being such a rarity these days, the Old Potato Yard provides an ideal opportunity to show your support and treat yourself to some unique, high-quality products!
Let’s take a closer look at what the yard has to offer…
Planks Farm Shop
A wonderful farm shop containing a large selection of high-quality local produce, as well as gourmet treats made specially by chefs in the shop’s on-site kitchen including ready meals, salads, pies, soups, and cakes. To top it off, they also have their own in-store butchery!
For more information, visit their website.
Mipo is a gift shop and coffee shop in one. The coffee shop has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect lunch spot for the entire family. You can choose from a menu of delicious salads, sandwiches, and soups, all handmade from local produce. Mipo always looks to support local charities and small producers — definitely an added bonus!
The gift shop is a treasure trove of handmade items, including homeware and textiles made from reclaimed and vintage materials wherever possible. They also take commissions, so feel free to pop in and have a chat about any of your bright ideas!
For more information, visit their website.
L&J Plant Nursery
L&J Plants is the perfect place to pick up a couple of lovely seasonal plants to fill a gap; the shop contains a wide variety of tempting plants and herbs. You can even bring a couple of hanging baskets along to the shop and they will fill them up for you!
For more information, follow them on Facebook.
It’s not often that you come across a blacksmith these days! IRONy strives to keep the traditional trade alive, accepting commissions for a wide variety of wrought iron goods. They also create some of the elements for our own shepherd’s huts!
The Inner Yard
Another charming shop selling a wide variety of ethical gifts, home accessories, and country antiques. If you’d like a sneak preview before you visit, they have an online gallery displaying many of their delightful items.
Willitt & James
If you’re planning a trip to the Old Potato Yard, why not book yourself an appointment at Willitt and James? They offer bespoke hairdressing using the highly coveted brand Aveda and can treat you to a wide variety of treatments including massages, manicures, waxing, and facials.
Fired Thoughts Studio
Fired Thoughts is a wonderful gallery and artist studio which makes for a very enjoyable browse. Their exhibitions change regularly, so may well be different each time you visit! They also offer workshops in mixed media arts and contemporary ceramics for young people and adults.
For more information, take a look at their Facebook page.
Antiques & Tat
Antiques & Tat specialise in genuine antiques and country furniture that, despite their name, could never be described as “tat”!
Follow them on Facebook for more information.
Core Control Pilates
A new and exciting addition to the Old Potato Yard! The highly-qualified instructors at Core Control Pilates offer classes in pilates, ballet, Tai Chi and meditation as well as providing massages and various other treatments.
The Old Potato Yard is well worth a visit, so please feel free to pop by to have a look at our hut and have a chat! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter!