Wayne & Sue Oaks Barn Farm Luxury Accommodation
A high quality finish, Daves team assisted in the conversion of our luxury Accommodation Coach House Suite enhancing the buildings natural features and enabling the creation of a bespoke holiday experience which is now our business flagship.
Moreton Agricultural Show and Shepherd Huts
Agricultural shows remind me of childhood. I would always visit the mighty Royal Show up at Stoneleigh and the more local Three Counties Show at Malvern. Towards Christmas I would jam my body on to the London tube to reach the Smithfield Show at Earls Court.
The Underground commuters would hide behind their Times as farmers from up and down the country invaded their space with waxed jackets, tweed, ruddy faces and honest laughter. Both The Royal and The Smithfield no longer survive as the farming industry has waned.
However, last weekend I visit The Moreton-in-Marsh Show. Apparently the UK's largest single day agricultural show, it continues the tradition of bowler hatted judges, gleaming machinery exhibits, champion bulls and privet hedged member marquees. All the charm of a traditional country show: horses, cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, dogs, crafts, flowers, scarecrows and the largest marrows.
You can always uncover ingenious inventions and outstanding design or craftsmanship amongst the trade stands at such shows. At Moreton I discovered Riverside Shepherd Huts. These sweetly decorated and rather loveable steel framed huts have been designed and developed by a small family business with its roots in building agricultural buildings including grain stores, hay barns, equestrian buildings, beef and other livestock units. They have reworked the traditional shepherd hut into an outdoor room on wheels straight out of the pages of Country Living.
Traditionally used to accommodate the shepherd whilst grazing sheep on distant pastures, the huts would originally contain a small stove, a straw bed over a cage where lambs could be kept (known as a lamb rack) and a simple medicine cupboard containing various potions. This regularly included a bottle of whisky to revive a sickly lamb (or shepherd).
Managing Director of The Marketing Farm, publishers of The Rural Index.
Christian D from watchguy.co.uk
It is rare to deal with people who are completely straightforward and do everything
to help their customer.
Dealing with David & Jean has been a pleasure throughout. From our first contact to me
sitting in my new workshop typing this took less than 4 weeks. Everything went smoothly,
and the interior was put in not only to the specifications I wanted, but with extra touches
that were above and beyond the call of duty.
Great hut, great people, great service
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