As the Tiny House Movement gathers momentum, a hamlet of shepherd’s huts in Lancashire is proving the perfect try out ground for those keen to experience amazing small space living.
Recent US and UK-based TV shows have offered a tantalising glimpse into the simple life in a cosy downsized home.
Now, the boss of historic Samlesbury Hall near Preston has claimed a development of modern luxury huts on site is the perfect solution for anyone hoping to enjoy a short stay in a dwelling with a difference.
Samlesbury Hall director Sharon Jones said: “There is lots of interest and intrigue about tiny house living at the moment with tv shows devoted to those who have created a home in a small space or even a quiet place to retreat to in the garden.
“Our shepherd’s huts are the perfect way to test out life in a tiny house - even if it’s just for a night or two.
“They are small but perfectly formed and we think they prove the best things come in small packages.
“They each have European oak-framed beds, memory foam mattresses and most importantly, the chance to escape the stresses and complexities of everyday life.”
The Hamlet, completed earlier this year, contains 28 wooden shepherd’s huts set in the idyllic and peaceful grounds of Grade I-listed Samlesbury Hall, one of Lancashire’s oldest properties.
They are clustered together in twos and threes around a fire pit so guests can enjoy time outdoors with toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate before bed.
Each comes complete with double bunk beds, an ensuite, space to sit down and sockets to charge phones and devices.
Guests can also treat themselves to locally produced food at the hall’s restaurant and Dottie’s Wafflery, soak up the history of Samlesbury Hall and learn about nature’s vital pollinators at The Bee Centre.
Sharon added: “The shepherd’s huts have been hugely successful so far. They give people the chance to try out small space living and to benefit from a change of scenery and a slower pace of life, even if it’s just for a couple of days.
“We hope more people will come to stay to experience it for themselves.”
For more information or to book a stay in The Hamlet please visit www.samlesburyhall.co.uk