A company called Warwick Garden Buildings built our shed, we helped choose the right design for us with them and then 4 guys came and put it up in 6 hrs! POP and it was there! From there we made it our home for 2 years while we renovated the house, we squeezed two lives in there amidst wedding plans and house build plans and snuggled in over 2 winters! Then when we had our little boy Indy we moved into the house.
We used the shed as a guest room for a bit when people came to visit Indy as a baby but perhaps wanted somewhere a little quieter than the house!!! People loved it so much we decided to run it as a shed and breakfast in the summer of 2016 so I could be a stay at home mum and bring some money in too. And we discovered that we really love doing it and that people just fall in love with the shed, they love the decor and its general quirky cosiness. It's simple but somehow just works. Another thing we are proud of is that in 2016-17 we raised £1000 for Nightstop homeless charity in Bristol through booking donations from shed guests. (£5 from every booking went to the charity so thank you to our 200 guests so far!) We host young people who find themselves homeless in Bristol in the house once a month which we really love doing alongside the business.
Here is a lovely review from Kate which gives a flavour of the shed in action:
'Honestly the loveliest place I've ever stayed! The shed was decorated beautifully, and incredibly snug and cosy. It really felt like a magical little escape. No detail was overlooked by Daisy & Jon- they had thought of everything you could possibly need, and we really appreciated small details like the folders which gave advice on things to do in the local area, the selection of herbal teas and the cupboard with games in! The bed was incredibly comfortable and warm, especially when we added the extra blankets and hot water bottle. The hosts were lovely and we very much enjoyed the company of their (very cute!) dog, Wilf. Not too far from the city at all, and the surrounding area was also really nice- we enjoyed exploring Clifton Village. We drove down and everything was sorted with the parking permits which was also really helpful. Such a happy place - would absolutely love to stay again, and highly recommend to anyone looking for a cute, cosy escape. I've not stopped talking about it since we returned home!'
Lastly we had a funny experience last year going on the one show! Alex Jones loved the shed and gave us lots of big ups! A proud moment for shed and breakfast! We also featured in Alistair Sawday's special places to stay and in Bristol Post's Top 10 air bnbs in Bristol. Happy times for our humble little shed!
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