Thursday, 7 July 2011

The first camp fire

Our first hut camp fire and barbecue

Grilling local sausages on the barbecue and then toasting our toes around the fire pit and watching the sun go down over the valley..

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Pretty as a picture!

The hut is now ready for relaxing.. position and painted in Farrow and Ball colours with the vintage Laura Ashley and Sanderson curtains and cushions, comfy bed with super-thick pocket sprung mattress, painted and vintage (oak, pine and elm) furniture, a stack of novels, maps and camping cookbooks...

solar lighting, and even a bed-side reading light switch,Fresh flowers and tea, coffee and Cornish biscuits and apple juice to greet you.. and this view from your bed..


Saturday, 11 June 2011

What a view!

Today the shepherd's hut was escorted into place
by the trusty old tractor.

Carefully positioned to take full advantage of the view from the hut's door (at the right hand end in the above pic), and the front window (on the opposite side of the hut from where the above pic is taken). The other window (on left above) looks through the leaves at the top of the hedge and up over the rolling fields to the East.

Above and Below - the view from your hut's door

Saturday, 4 June 2011

The first hut supper

Our first hut supper..

delicious fish and chips from Coddy Shack above East Looe and Cornish cider - Ideal!

and many more to come..

Friday, 3 June 2011

Picture perfect

A huge thank you to Jo's aunt Jenny who has come up trumps again with yet another fantastic drawing. You may have noticed the lovely banner drawing on our new site

Jenny's drawing captures the spirit of Hideaway Huts with its depiction of the Cornish landscape, the shepherd's hut itself, a cheeky wild rabbit and (equally cheeky) our little dog Bee.

We love it and hope you will too.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Sumptuous bed ready for bouncing on!

Our lovely bed is built! It's a full-size double bed with a proper deep sprung mattress for two. Imagine snuggling up on the comfy bed with cosy duvet, pretty squashy cushions and your favourite book.. or just gazing out of the window and admiring the view.. 

Pics to follow soon!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Cushions and Curtains..

Now comes the fun part - decorating the hut.
Pretty pale vintage Laura Ashley and Sanderson fabrics, ready to make curtains and lots of squashy cushions for cosying up with a book on the bed.. mm

Saturday, 14 May 2011

The long way home

Hut lunch stop

Hut pit stop

and finally home!

A nerve-wracking drive from Cornwall to Hampshire

Finally we really do have our hut and there's something to write home about..
We had a good feeling about this one so we hired a trailer and drove all the 

way to Hampshire just keeping our fingers crossed that it wasn't too good to 
be true. 
And it wasn't. Here she is, being loaded onto the trailer. 
She really is beautiful in an understated kind of way. 
Converted by a lovely bloke called Dan last year, she has the original 
shepherd's hut chassis and wheels complete with draw bar, with a modern, 
fully insulated hut on top and a lovely weathered corrugated finish to 
protect her. 

Now we just had to get her home..