The Writer's Retreat

The Writer's Retreat

Inspiration, freedom and stew!

This very special hut is the envy of writers all over the world, as Jeannie recalls…


"Mark approached us to find a suitable hut to place on his farm land in Devon. He loved the red cedar wood finish, which makes it a very nice ‘posh shed’, and surely every man wants a shed?

"As a writer and gardener, he needed somewhere that could move about so he was never too far from the computer or the land.

"Whatever the weather, or if he felt inspired to go and write something quickly, he only had a quick stroll back to the hut, with somewhere to boil the kettle and to keep the stew warm.

"As the hut is so far away from all of the utilities, we put a solar unit in so he could have some lights and charge his laptop.

"The wood burner is 3kw with a flat plate on top, so Mark could put his kettle there and leave his stew to keep warm. He then put his own desk and sofa bed in, just in case a quick 40 winks is needed.

"This freed up Mark to spend much more time on the land with all of his wonderful plants and trees and to be able to move the hut to wherever he needed it during the seasons.”

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"I wanted a place where I could write and use as an office. I researched thoroughly and it became clear very quickly that, in this fairly crowded market, only a few companies make quality huts. Of these, Riverside’s come out on top for me.

"The build quality is exceptional and the finish first class. Once I took the time to try out the huts, Riverside’s were clearly the best.

"Dave and Jean have been a complete pleasure to deal with. Everything has been on time or early, any late additions and refinements accommodated happily.

"I genuinely can’t recommend Riverside Shepherd Huts or Dave and Jean highly enough. Don’t buy a hut from anyone until you’ve tried theirs!

Mark Diacono
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