01 about

Welcome to Chatley Shepherd Huts. Run and managed by Myself (Ben Sonnet), a professional Carpenter for over 18 years in the Carpentry and Home Renovation industry. Chatley Shepherd Huts came about back in 2016, At the time, I was running a business making hand crafted furniture from my rural Somerset workshop, where I have been for almost 10 years and selling it through my internet based shop. This proved to be a sustainable means of making a living but it could get quite mundane at times and I found myself longing for a project that I could take on that incorporated all of my skills and knowledge and use my creative licence. this was when I acquired a vintage 1950s Railway Carriage and took to converting it into a luxury Shepherd Hut style glamping unit that's now completed and up for sale. My passion for shepherd Huts is now so huge that Ive just started my second project of a traditional style shepherd hut, built from the ground up!

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss a commission for a Beautifull Chatley Shepherd Hut.    


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03 Huts for sale

Please look in the portfolio for pictures of this beautiful Railway carriage/Shepherd hut.

For sale is a 1950s Railway Carriage this has been professionally restored to an exceptionally high standard and then converted to luxury Living Space that includes a shower room kitchen area living and sleeping area.

The carriage itself sits on a Metal box section chassis made by ourselves and fitted with a heavy-duty turntable and drawer bar to allow for ease of manoeuvring. It comes with steel wheels with pneumatic tyres fitted to allow for manoeuvring into position, once the carriage is in position the steel wheels can be removed and replaced with the 21 inch cast iron wheels.

The main structure is wrapped in a waterproof breather membrane then insulated with Celotex insulation and finally wrapped internally with a damp proof membrane.
Western Red Cedar cladding has been used externally which lasts for over 60 years untreated, more if treated every 5 years.
Painted hardwood windows with pewter handles and stays
Painted hardwood French doors with multipoint locking system and pewter bolt locks.
2 vintage style external bulkhead lights.
Auto switch Gas regulator valve.
Solid oak mortise and tenon wedged steps.
Highly durable aluminium roof.

Solid oak flooring.
Solid oak skirting throughout.
Pine beaded tongue and groove panelling throughou.t
Wood burning Hobbit stove with log storage underneath.
Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
Solid oak benches with internal storage and pewter hinges.
Fold down solid oak table.
Fold down wall bed with cool blue memory foam mattress.
Bespoke kitchen units with integrated fridge freezer and pewter handles on doors with dovetail joints on all drawers with soft close drawer runners.
Belfast sink and slate splashback.
2 burner gas hob.
There is also room for a single gas oven to be fitted straight in if required.
Two double electrical sockets one with USB charging ports.
Bakelite light switches and pendants.
Consumer unit fitted in cupboard under bed.

Shower room
Solid oak door with pewter latch and hinges leading in to shower room.
High output balanced flue instantaneous Gas water heater with a huge 11 litres per minute flow of water (instantaneous so you'll never run out of hot water).
Electric heated towel rail.
Shower cubicle with bi-fold doors and thermostatic shower mixer bar.
WC with soft close seat.
Small washbasin with solid oak pelmet.
Extractor fan with humidistat.

This has been a complete rebuild and only top quality materials used. The images should show this.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to arrange a viewing or you have any questions.



04 contact

Tel: 07912 988277

Norton St Phillip, Bath, UK