Otter Cottage
From £5250

The Original playhouse. Designed over 20 years ago, Otter Cottage was the first designer playhouse that I made. Deliberately intended to be stunning and made as well as I possibly could the Otter Cottage has little since. Now located in a preschool in East Devon this building is still providing fun and joy to the children that play in it.

Otter Cottage is a large single space playhouse. Lined and painted internally this children’s cottage playhouse has enough height for a tall adult to stand up in. There is a window at each end wall and the central door is flanked by a window on each side. The inside walls and ceiling of the playhouse resemble the plastered and painted walls of a real house. The cottage is 2m wide, x 1.5m deep. The internal height at the apex is 2.2m.

We construct the floor from proper flooring tongue and groove timber. It is painted in hardwearing floor paint, which is fully washable.

The outside of the house is painted in our workshop in colours that you select. We install all our playhouses ourselves.

Although a concrete pad is preferable, other possibilities are available and we’re happy to explain and discuss these.

Stunning large children's cottage
Cedar roof
Ply lined and painted interally
4 windows
2.0m (L) x 1.5m (W) x 2.25m (H)

Delivery and Installation is an additional cost, click here for more info.


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    Crafted in the UK & Installed Nationwide

    We are passionate about play and have been designing and making extraordinary wooden play equipment for children for almost 20 years. We are a small team with a talent for creating stunning hand crafted products that will last the rigours of years of endless play.

    We provide a truly flexible approach to design and specification, we offer standard sizes and ranges, as well as unique climbing frames and playhouses prepared to suit your situation and requirements. Delivery and Installation is nationwide and sometimes even further afield, so wherever you live, we will come to you and install efficiently and on time.

    • We absolutely love our play centre. Martin suggested a design that fit perfectly in the space we had available. It's a fantastic, solid piece of equipment and our children (6yr, 4yr and 1 yr) think it's brilliant. The team who installed it were polite and did a great job. We look forward to many years of fun! Thank you Design Create Play 🙂

      Katharine - Exeter

    • Ours was fitted last week. It's amazing and the guys were fantastic too. Trouble free project!

      Sarah - London

    • The kids love the play house, tunnel, climbing wall and swings- the quality of the workmanship is fantastic and we are so pleased with how it looks and fits into the play area seamlessly

      Thank you for all your work point it is greatly appreciated

      Barry - Preston

    • A massive 'thank you' for helping us with a garden makeover for a very special family! Your installers were very professional and cannot recommend you enough.

      Ken Adams Construction

    • As a family we just couldn't decide between Climbing Frames or Playhouses.
      Many thanks to Martin and the team, they came up with a beautiful creation - a Playhouse on top of a platform Climbing Frame!
      Our children are now the envy of all their friends.


    • We are Still well pleased with ours! The kids love it. They even helped us with our request for a wheelchair swing so our son can play with his brother and sisters, I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

      Iain Ford