Who are we?
Hi, we’re Andrew and Emma, and together with our family, we live on a small farm on the Blackdown Hills in Somerset, which we’d love to share with you.
Listed in the Domesday book, it’s an historic place, so that’s partly why we chose Shepherd Huts for our glamping business – as it combines heritage with luxury.
We started our Glamping journey in 2015 and have been delighted to be awarded the title of Best Glampsite in Somerset by the Tourism Board two years running and to have won various other awards. In both our shepherd huts, you can expect a 5* private getaway location with en-suite facilities and a full-sized luxury double bed – plus a wood-fired hot tub, garden oven and firepit.
We are perfectly located for walking on the Blackdown Hills and with Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast just 30 minutes drive away, you can hideaway or venture out – the choice is yours…
We consider ourselves extremely lucky to live where we do and love to share the country lifestyle with guests, many of whom return year after year to what they feel is their private sanctuary.
We’re often asked where the name “Dimpsey” came from?
Every now and again, you hear a word that rouses your curiosity because you haven’t heard it before – and Dimpsey as our brand name started from an occasion just like that. Cue a bit of google research and it turns out that it’s a West Country term for the half-light that comes at the end of the day, so twilight or dusk – we loved the word and felt it completely captured the nature of glamping and so we had our brand name.
We set out to create an inspiring, luxury stay place where you can see great places, eat great food, find cool stuff and chill out, so…
We aim to provide a high-end stay experience in a field with all needs catered for and a concierge style recommendation service. When you stay with us at Dimpsey, the choice to stay in or go out and explore the area is yours – we’ll just help you see the very best that the South West has to offer.
In keeping with the country name and the Shepherd’s Hut heritage – we source vintage and UK artisan made pieces – using natural materials like wool, leather, stone, and wood.
We create a space for you to just be, so we have no wi-fi, wood-fired cooking and hot-tub and a slow-boiling whistling kettle. So whether you’re escaping for a retreat, want to have some time as a couple or just need to relax – Dimpsey is the stay for you.
We’ve always been inspired by the Mandarin Oriental Mantra – “Luxury is achieved when service is intuitive and goes beyond obligation”. It sets the bar high and means that your happiness is always front of mind for us.
What can you expect?
We want make sure that you have a great Dimpsey experience, so we promise you the following:-
– We will provide excellent customer service, so we will always try and go the extra mile.
– If you come and stay with us, we will do our very best to make sure that you have a great time.
– If you shop online with us, you can be sure that delivery will be quick and that the products will be great quality.
– If you want something and we can help, we will. If you have any problems, we will do our best to solve them.
So that just leaves our blog where we’ll keep you up-to-date with all things Dimpsey.
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Don’t forget, we’d love to hear your ideas as well – if you can think of a theme or a product you’d like to see in the Dimpsey Shepherd Huts, please do email us via our contact page.