History Archives - Dimpsey Glamping Somerset & Luxury Camping Shepherds Hut Retreat

  • National Somerset Day – Top 10 Facts About Somerset!

    Happy National Somerset Day everyone! We are thankful here at Dimpsey Glamping to be situated in the beautiful county of Somerset but there is a lot more to Somerset than Cider and Cheddar Cheese ;) Here are our top 10 facts about Somerset which some of you may not know. Enjoy! 1. With an area […]

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  • Dimpsey Glamping brings even more luxury to your stay with the addition of the Hikki Hot Tub!

    Who doesn’t love a bit of nature, and of course, luxury? And if you can combine the two, then why not we say! So imagine our delight when we came across Hikki. Hikki aim to bring indoors, out. Through previous experiences in his life, and the sheer love for nature, Per, founder of Hikki, wanted […]

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  • Appreciating where we are, loving the land.

    I am currently sitting in my kitchen with a cup of tea working away on my iPad and feeling very content. Why? As I sit here and look around, I feel the warmth from memories and history that this farm house is full of. Especially here in the kitchen where we cook and eat together […]

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  • The origins of the word “Shepherd”

    Seeing as we have our own Shepherd Hut here at Dimpsey, we thought it would be an idea to look at the very beginning and the origin of the word Shepherd. Shepherd – a person who tends to, looks after and guards sheep (the dictionary definition) – originates here in England and is the combination […]

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  • Getting ‘hygge’ in the Dimpsey Hut

    Here at Dimpsey we’re always looking at ways that we can make your experience even cosier, more relaxing and as chilled out as possible. Recently we’ve been slightly obsessed with the art of Danish ‘hygge’, which is hard to explain and even harder to pronounce. But we’ll attempt to do both! The Danish word ‘hygge’ (pronounced ‘hooga’) […]

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  • The Dimpsey Glamping Far From The Madding Crowd Competition

    We were delighted to acquire the original hut from the film ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ earlier this year, delivered by our lovely friends over at Blackdown Shepherd Huts. The hut can be seen in the first five minutes of the film with the beautiful Carey Mulligan sitting on the stairs and then the hut is also shown […]

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  • Learning the ‘Zummerzet’ lingo…

    If you have read our website you will know that ‘Dimpsey’ is a term unique to Somerset meaning ‘twilight’, ‘dusk’ or ‘low light’. But did you know that us Somerset folk have lots of words that are unique to our region? When actors learn the dialect they are taught ‘Mummerset’ which is where the actors are […]

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  • Stay In The Blackdown Hills – The West Country’s Hidden Gem

    The Blackdown Hills in Somerset form a tranquil, beautiful, and relatively isolated landscape on the Devon and Somerset border. Steep ridges, high plateau, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features. This special place is home to wildlife and people, with valuable habitats existing alongside living, working […]

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  • The Dimpsey Shepherd’s Hut – Glamping far from the Madding Crowd

    Most of the time we all love our families, our jobs, our friends and our lives in general. But every now and again, we just need some “us time” to spend together and remember what it’s like to be “just you and me”. The Dimpsey Hut is for times just like that – it’s there […]

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