Why Staying in Shepherd Huts is a Growing Trend in the UK Though originally built as a place of refuge for rural workers, shepherd huts have reinvented themselves to fit into our times. However, even though the sheep are gone, the beautiful landscapes surrounding the shepherd huts remain. Ancient woodlands, green prairies, and breathtaking mountain ranges are just some of the sceneries that couples can choose from to spend a romantic vacation away from the busy city lifestyle. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. So keep reading below to find out everything you need to know about shepherd huts in the UK. More than just a pretty face Despite the breathtaking scenery, it would be a mistake to believe that the growing popularity of shepherd huts is due only to the beautiful settings in which they are built. The truth is that for many Britons still recovering from the effects of Brexit, the vast ecological diversity found on the UK offers an affordable alternative to vacationing abroad. Places like Norfolk Broads, Lake District, or the Scottish Highlands are becoming popular destinations for luxury campers (popularly known as “glampers”) all across the United Kingdom. This new trend, which seeks to blend the outdoor lifestyle and comfortable lodgings together, represents a refreshing way to vacationing outdoors, especially when compared to vacationing in a foreign country where opportunities for peace and quiet among the busy touristy locations are few and far between. The place where rural charm and modern comfort meet under one roof As huts grow in popularity, the facilities have kept evolving to keep pace with new challenges. Modern huts are well-designed and come with many amenities such as double glazed windows, indoor bathrooms, and fire pits — to name a few. Huts can also be bought pre-made or be tailored to suit one’s needs. Just think about it. Would you rather have that authentic rustic look that only wood can give or reduce your fuel consumption by making sure your hut is insulated? The opportunities for customizing a shepherd hut are endless and, more importantly, affordable. Shepherd huts can be a home away from home For many people, shepherd huts represent more than a weekend getaway location. In fact, a growing number of Britons have started vacationing and even moved out to the countryside in search of a more quiet lifestyle. Names as big as actress Liz Hurley or former Prime Minister David Cameron have been seen vacationing in a hut with their family and friends. But the trend isn’t limited to celebrities alone, though, because as shepherd huts gain fame as the new must-have middle-class accessory, more Page 2 of 2 couples and families will continue to relocate to the countryside in the near future. Shepherd huts have long been ubiquitous to the British countryside, but it’s only recently that city-dwellers have taken an interest in them. And why wouldn’t they? Shepherd huts are beautiful, close to home, comfortable, and a wonderful way to put some country flavor into your romantic getaway.