• Cut a window, make a cup of tea and then relax…

    The Shepherd's Hut looks out over the rolling Blackdown Hills

    Our Shepherd’s Hut is set on the side of a hill in the beautiful Blackdown Hills, but as we worked outside it this weekend, we realised that our woolly hedge had grown up and was blocking the view.  Now, we have a lot of woolly hedges on our farm – which may lead you to […]

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  • Setting sail for success…

    Setting sail for success… So…I’m at a turning point here, I started Sarah Arrow’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge full of enthusiasm at the beginning of January and churned out posts on an almost daily basis. I set time aside to do them and jealously guarded that time in my diary and I WROTE BLOG POSTS and learnt […]

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  • Marmaduke and the boot blacker…

    Dimpsey Shepherd's Huy

    A little bit of history. The Dimpsey Shepherd’s Hut is based on our 500 year old farm, we’ve only been here for 4 years, but since the day we first viewed the house I’ve always felt the echoes of the past here. The whole place has a sense of serenity that only the imprint of […]

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  • Glamping in a Shepherd’s Hut – 10 top tips…

    Shepherd's Hut Suitcase

    We stayed in a number of glamping locations as part of our research for Dimpsey (well that’s what I told hubby it was anyway, it’s normally a bit difficult to drag him away from his farm ;-))  As part of doing that we learnt a few good tips and thought we would share them :-) […]

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  • Relax…and take time to enjoy the view…


    Relax…and plug into your life As you rushed out of the door this morning, did you miss something as you left?? A longing look from a partner, a child or a pet – a wave from a neighbour, a smile from the postman?? Our lives are so busy now, that we rush from one thing […]

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  • Somerset – not just the road to Cornwall

    Somerset country

    Somerset is a destination in its own right For a long time, Somerset was the place you drove through to get to your Cornish holiday, but it is fast becoming one of the go-to destinations in its own right.  So what are the attractions of Somerset?? Location The M5 and the A303 both run directly through […]

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  • Country Values…

    Dimpsey Dark in the country

    I’m doing the 3o Day Blogging Challenge at the moment and it’s great as a) it’s given me the focus to do more Dimpsey blogging and b) I’m getting the chance to read some great blogs written by my fellow Challengers.  This morning I read one about the importance of values in your business and it […]

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  • Glorious Glamping – in a hut??

    dimpsey hut external - stay 2

    Not that many years ago, the words luxury and camping didn’t really crop up in the same sentence, but the arrival of glamping (glamorous camping) on the scene has transformed the options available if you’re booking a short break holiday in the UK. Bell tents, safari tents and yurts were some of the first entrants […]

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  • The art of luxury…


    So welcome to 2015 and it’s finally time to fill in the gaps about what we’ve been doing – so I thought I would use the proverbial kick-up-the-bum” of the 30 Day Blog Challenge to unfold more details about Dimpsey – our luxury stay place.  So here goes with the first blog post…   Luxury…it’s […]

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