Your own piece of rural history authentically re-created Shepherd's Huts

Traditionally worked new and restored shepherd huts

Eddie Butterfield, Blacksmith
Shitterton, Bere Regis, Dorset

Heritage Shepherd Huts

Dimensions and Accessories

"As I offer a bespoke service the dimensions of the Shepherd’s Hut can be tailored to suit, as can the size and position of the windows etc. Choice of stove is up to you. There are two little stoves I make based on originals that fit in very nicely. Alternatively I often have a selection of period stoves to choose from. I can offer you a range of curtain poles in various designs and finishes. All the other little bits and pieces that finish the interior can be made accordingly."


The huts I build can vary in accourdance with my clients requirements. Typical sizes range from:

  • Internal Length – from 8’ to 21’
  • Internal Width – 6’3"

* Note – all measurements are approximate and may vary between huts.

Standard fit and finish comprises:

  • Huts are provided with a Shepherd’s crook curtain pole and a period cast iron stove.**
  • Outside roof, wheels and running ironwork is painted. (All finishes carried out by traditional City & Guilds qualified painters.) Indeed one of my shepherds huts was deamed worthy to feature in the Farrow & Ball catalogue.
  • Door-latches are coated with bees-wax.
  • External corrugated iron is painted with mid Brunswick Green or colour of your choice.
  • Internal finish is planed timber, painted, stained or varnished as appropriate.

** Note – stoves may be original refurbished items and may vary in style.

International Shipping

You cannot source a Butterfield Shepherds Hut from anyhwere other than the UK. Having them built under licence over seas (as far as I am concerned) is not an option as I would not be able to guarantee the build quality. So with that in mind to serve my international clients my shipping agent can arrange for delivery anywhere in the world.

New Interior of Shepherd's Hut with renovated stove Interior of restored Shepherd's Hut Interior of Shepherd's Hut
Eddie Butterfield Plaque
Restored hut rear box
Interior of restored Shepherd's Hut