Bothy by Will Shannon


For visitors taking a stroll through the gardens at Standen, there is a new discovery to be made nestled in the trees. Offering a welcome pause for visitors and a wealth of craftsmanship to admire, Bothy is a small folly-like space built by designer and maker Will Shannon. Follow our timeline to see how Bothy was built or visit Standen to see it complete.

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23 Sep 16

Bothy is Complete

From now until 23 April 2017, visitors can discover this gem nestled in the garden at Standen. Pick up a trail from Visitor Reception to find your way to Rock Top Walk and learn about the Arts & Crafts ethos that inspired designer/maker, Will Shannon, to build Bothy. View the time-lapse video below to watch it being constructed from start to finish.

21 Sep 16

Bothy at Standen: Day 12

There is not long to go now until Bothy is open to the public and with the outside almost complete, Will and the team have been busy putting together the final touches on the furniture and putting in the bricks to surround the wood burning stove. Bothy will be open to the public on 23 September.

Bricks in Bothy

20 Sep 16

Bothy at Standen: Day 11

Work is almost complete on the outside with just the remaining part of the stone wall left. This has to be built in sections to allow the mortar to set. The step in now in place (part of the beech tree that fell down across the drive at Easter) and Will and the volunteers are now turning their attention to the interior and the fireplace.

The steps up to the Bothy