Exeter Cottage


About our children’s cottages

Our children’s cottages and playhouses are stunning. We line them internally, and then paint them inside and out (unless you ask us not to, the natural look looks fantastic as well. We use cedar shingles for the roofs, not only for the way they look, but also because they are a proper roofing material. All our cottages are tall enough inside for an adult to stand up in.

Our playhouses are made to order, there are a number of choices to be made in the design which we will talk you through.


Exeter Cottage

One of the original playhouses from when I first started making garden climbing frames and playhouses over 17 years ago. Frequently featured as the playhouse in our playhouse climbing frame ranges we also make this cottage as a stand alone building.

It is 1.8m wide by 1.8m deep. The height at the ridge is 2.25m. The playhouse itself is 1.2m deep, with 0.6m being the veranda.

We can provide window boxes. The roof is cedar shingle, and the inside is ply lined and then painted inside and out in colours of your choice.

Delivery and installation

This playhouse takes 1 day to install, the rate for which is £950. This includes delivery to site, and full installation including materials to locate the playcentre in the ground and all fixings.

Buying a Design Create Play playhouse or climbing frame

We like to work with our customers to ensure that what we are building for you is going to be a seamless and trouble-free process. Often the best way to start is to give us a call (01404 598328) or drop us an email at [email protected]. We can talk through the options and possibilities with you, and discuss the specifics of you garden.

In many cases a visit to site can be useful. We’ll bring a tape measure, some blank paper, and plenty of photographic examples of our work for you to look at. We don’t charge for making site visits. Usually at the end of a visit it is possible to give you a price. Sometimes it may be necessary to go away and work up a design and a quotation.
Once you are happy with the design and proposal we will raise our Sales Order. We ask for a deposit of 40% of the value of the order. This can be paid online direct to our bank account, or we can take card payments over the phone, and as long as our bank still takes cash we’re happy to accept that too!

Once a sales order is in place and a deposit has been paid we will make the product in our workshop. We aim for a delivery and installation within 6 weeks of ordering, at busy times this may be a little more but is almost always within 8 weeks.

We deliver and install all our playhouses and climbing frames ourselves. Most playcentres are installed within one or 2 days. Large bespoke projects may take 3 or more days to build in your garden.