During lockdown we did lots of little jobs to ensure that Len and Ted were looking their best, ready for when we could welcome our lovely guests back earlier this month. Len was one of many who had a lockdown birthday this year, as he turned seven in May, and it got us thinking back to when we first opened Tor View Shepherds Huts in 2013.
Back then we just had a field and an idea, which became Len the original shepherds hut, followed by his little brother Ted. Len was built here on-site, and was lovingly decorated and furnished by us. We added Scandinavian Wood-Fired Hot Tubs, and when Ted came along we gave him an outside kitchen too.
Our reopening on 4th July after over three months of closure has brought many challenges. The biggest of these was getting to grips with the raft of guidelines issued by the Government, to ensure hygiene and social distancing for our guests. Although our huts are 150 metres apart and we have always operated a self check-in, we’ve had to change our procedures to ensure that you have a safe as well as enjoyable glamping stay. These changes include longer turnaround times between guests; more hygiene products; and a slightly different check-in and check-out system.
It’s certainly been a learning curve for us, not least because the day before we reopened we encountered a BIG issue – to cut a long story short it involved moving a massive tree trunk and replacing the hole with 1 ton of soil! But we hope that these changes don’t affect our guests’ glamping experience – which is sure to be spectacular with our wonderful views and splendid isolation!