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    Country room: idyllic home office

    by  • 04/06/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    The sun is shining, but if you have to work, there can’t be many better places to do so than in a beautiful shepherd’s hut (such as this one made by Plankbridge) in the garden. Imagine having a country home office like this!

    You can position your hut in a suitable spot under a tree for instance, with the advantage that it can be moved if needs be, unlike a garden shed.

    Plankbridge’s huts can be created with a built-in desk and cupboards so that there’s plenty of room to work and to store things away, as well as space for small items of furniture such as a book shelf. The huts can be equipped with electricity so you can have task lighting as well as power for your laptop and printer, and can also be supplied with heating for those chilly winter’s days.

    A standard Plankbridge writer’s hut – a scaled down version of a shepherd’s hut –  measures 8″ by 4″6 with one window and starts at £8,280

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    Plankbridge Hutmakers’ garden at Chelsea

    by  • 22/05/2012 • Country moment • 1 Comment

    Congratulations to Dorset-based Plankbridge Hutmakers who have won a silver medal for their beautiful garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show! For me, the garden was one of the highlights of the show and it was lovely to meet Plankbridge owners Jane Dennison and Richard Lee there because we have a gorgeous feature about them in the August issue of Country Homes & Interiors (look out for it on sale on 5th July).

    The Plankbridge Shepherd’s Hut garden is a beautiful wildflower garden inspired by the Dorset countryside and designed by Woolcott and Smith. The traditional-style shepherd’s hut at the heart of it is slightly smaller than Plankbridge’s usual huts and was themed as a writer’s retreat (in fact, author Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring worked on her new novel in the hut yesterday).

    I loved the attention to detail in the garden – the hut was ‘aged’ by scenic artist Jonathan Holbrook, who’s worked on films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, and Woolcott and Smith also incorporated a dog basket underneath the hut and rabbit droppings on the path. Do look out for it if you visit the show.

    The inspirational Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

    The inspirational Plankbridge Shepherd’s Hut Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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