Lord Of The Rings-inspired ‘Hobbit hole’ wins Shed of the Year – but which is your favourite?

Lord Of The Rings-inspired ‘Hobbit hole’ wins Shed of the Year – but which is your favourite?

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A LORD of the Rings ‘Hobbit hole’ wins Shed of the Year – but which one is your favourite?

Chris Hield fought off 3,000 entrants across seven different categories this year, and he pins his win on “distracting” wildlife in his shed.

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Chris Hield won the Shed of the Year 2019 competition with his ‘Hobbit Hole’[/caption]

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Tom Duckworth poses in his ‘The Lorry Life’ shed which won the Unexpected category[/caption]

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Chris Smith holds his award sitting in his shed called ‘Reef Cavern’, winning the Pub/Entertainment category[/caption]

He entered the national competition in the Nature’s haven category, scooping £1,000, a wooden plaque, £1000 worth of Cuprino products and a giant crown for his shed.

Chris from Buxton said: “I’m delighted – and in shock! We are massive Lord of the Rings fans so when we decided to build our own shed we knew it had to be a hobbit hole.

“It had to fit in with the wildlife and nature that we have cultivated in the rest of our garden so the grass roof was a big feature. Whenever we got any seeds for wild flowers we have just thrown them over the top of the shed and they have thrived.

“We have seen so much wildlife since adding the shed – so much so it distracts me when I’m working in there!

Anne Hindle won the Budget category with her ‘Vintage Tea Shed’
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Jon Spooner’s ‘Space Shed’ won the Unique prize this year.
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“We have a blackbird nest in the eaves of the shed as well as robins who we have seen hatch from eggs to baby birds and there are the butterflies and bees that swarm the flowers.

“It really is a haven for nature so I am over the moon that I’ve won such a great competition.”

The seven categories were: Unexpected, Cabin/ Summerhouse, Workshop/Studio, Pub/Entertainment, Budget and Unique.

Founder and Head Judge, Andrew Wilcox said, “Once again the Great British sheddie didn’t disappoint.

“It was great to see how brilliantly creative this years entrants have been and to see Chris come out on top with his beautifully natural Bux End.

“This year, Cuprinol discovered that more than a third of Brits allow nature to take over part of their garden, so we thought it was only right to reflect that with the addition of a Nature’s Haven category and the entrants really excited us.

“It seems only fitting that Bux End championed this year’s competition celebrating the nation’s natural approach to the great outdoors.”

Tom Prior pipped others to the post with his expertly crafted Woody Willow – a stunning play house for his two children which was his ‘greatest creation yet’
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He claims he built the shed in Shoreham by Sea, during weekends and weekends whenever he had spare time
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Spooner used the bright blue shed as his place to write stories and built a fully mobile ‘replica’ of the Space Shed using hydraulics that open up to reveal a mini stage with a fully programmable LED lighting rig, big screen and sound system.
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Anne’s vintage tea shed is full of chintzy items including cushions, tea cups, fringed lamps and inspirational signs all in soft pastel colours.
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Smith’s shed has a roped entrance with palm leaves and a bead curtain leading into the shed. Once inside there’s a Hawaiian-themed bar with wooden pineapples and vibrant coloured cocktails
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