Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Partnership with Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Black Sheep Shepherds Huts, to provide a unique opportunity at the Slimbridge site for overnight stays in luxury Shepherds huts.

The proposals involve the placement of five Shepherds huts on an existing grassed area to the north-east of the current Slimbridge site, which currently forms part of the overspill car park.

These huts, available in two designs, The Cheviot (7.2m by 2.5m) and The Lincoln (7.5m by 3m), will each provide one king-sized bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom, all finished to an exceptionally high standard.

Finished in painted metal the huts also provide a small area of outside decking, with the aim of offering a unique outdoor experience for occupants. A parking area with a pedestrian footway will lead visitors to the huts, accessible through the existing access points in the visitors and overspill car park.

Beyond providing additional short-term holiday accommodation, the vision for the huts is to create a distinctive opportunity for guests. Occupants will have exclusive access to the wildfowl and wetlands, allowing them to explore walkways and observe nature and wildlife beyond the regular opening hours of the visitor centre.

This initiative not only enhances the visitor experience at the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust by offering short-stay accommodation linked to the site itself but also provides convenient lodging near other tourist attractions.

Operated in conjunction with the visitor centre as part of a charitable trust, any financial gains generated from the huts will be reinvested directly into the conservation of the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site, contributing to their ambitious conservation goals.

Join us in our journey to creating a one-of-a-kind experience that supports wildlife preservation and fosters a deeper connection with nature!

Recent Activity:

Friday 10th November 2023

Punchline Gloucestershire published a news article about the Slimbridge WWT Shepherds Huts project which can be found here.


Thursday 9th November 2023

Planning application validated.


Thursday 26th October 2023

Application submitted to Stroud District Council for the siting of 5no. shepherds huts at the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre in Gloucestershire.





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Shakespeares Shepherds Huts

Shakespeares Shepherds Huts

Shakespeare’s Shepherds Huts

BPA are delighted to announce our new partnership with Shakespeare’s Shepherds Huts – a family run Worcestershire based business that specialise in designing and building bespoke, top of the range shepherds huts and glamping pods for business, personal and leisure uses.

Each of the shepherds huts are individually designed and handmade on site to the highest standards, using locally sourced materials.

Shakespeare’s Shepherds Huts currently offer three standard designs to choose from, however the huts can be altered to suit and designed with the clients exact specifications in mind.

Whether you would like to create an extra room in your garden to use as a home office, or establish a new glamping site with the benefit of planning permission, Shakespeare’s Shepherds Huts and Brodie Planning Associates can help you achieve your dream.

Standard Hut Designs

The Den

The Den measures 14’6″ x 7′6″ and is built on a steel chassis with traditional cast wheels. The external is lined with traditional corrugated tin (Plastisol coated). The Den Shepherd Hut is ideal for additional space for your home to utilise how you wish. This could be a home office shepherd hut, designed and hand made to your home office preference, or a place for your children to call their own and use as a playroom.



The Deluxe

The Deluxe Shepherd Hut measures 20’ x 8′ and is built on a steel chassis with turntable, A-frame draw bar and traditional cast wheels.

The huts wall framing is 3×2 treated tru stud timber with a Poplar timber roof. This is fully insulated with acoustic sound proofing, covered with breathable membrane and curved corrugated black Plastisol tin sheets.

The external walls are covered in breathable membrane then covered in Plastisol corrugated tin (client’s choice of colour). Alternatively, it can be timber clad in either Oak, Douglas Fir or Larch (client’s choice).

Engineered oak flooring or similar (dependant on Client’s preference) and fully painted internal walls in the client’s choice of colour can also be arranged.


The Traditional

The Traditional Shepherd Huts measure 20’ x 8’ and is built on cast axles with traditional cast wheels. It is fully insulated with acoustic insulation to the roof and thermal insulation to the walls and floor. It is externally lined with traditional corrugated tin and internally lined with softwood treated match boarding.

The windows are double glazed wooden windows with black iron fittings and a hardwood stable door is fitted to the entrance.

Engineered oak flooring is installed for ease of maintenance and cleaning.


Shakespeare’s Shepherds Huts offer customers the ability to personalise their new huts one step further, with external colour choice completely in your hands.

With a colour option to suit every need, pick from SSH’s in-house selection of high-quality, contemporary colours to maximise the beauty of your design. Choose from:

Goosewing Grey, Terracotta, Slate Blue, Olive Green, Moorland Green, Merlin Grey, Black, Anthracite and Juniper Green.

Shakespeare’s Shepherds Huts Limited

Unit A Eastwick Garage,
Eastwick Drive,
WR11 2LG,
United Kingdom

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SSH Ltd Opening Times:

Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

07506 467795


Get in touch


Send us a message and we will contact you to discuss your project.

Alternatively you can call us on 01242 898 368 or email

Location: Elkstone Studios, Elkstone

Case Type: Change of use of a disused agricultural workers dwelling to farm shop and cafe

Council: Cotswold District Council

Status: Approved

BPA has secured planning permission from Cotswold District Council for the change of use of a former grain store to flexible commercial use.

The development is located within the Elkstone Studios enterprise and comprises the final barn to secure permission on site. The development will benefit from the existing conversions of a mixture of commercial and leisure uses providing a small rural hub for both occupiers of the offices and the local community.

Building upon other successful permissions secured at this site, this development comprises an employment-generating use in association with an existing business, and relates to the diversification of a wider agricultural enterprise.  It has been a real pleasure to assist in the diversification of this site and we can't wait to see it complete and occupied!