6 x 8 (1.79m x 2.39m) Shire Cottage Playhouse

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6 x 8 (1.79m x 2.39m) Shire Cottage Playhouse


Product Code - 10017033

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  • 6 x 8 (1.79m x 2.39m) Shire Cottage Playhouse£859.00


            The high-quality Shire Cottage Playhouse is a beautiful place for children to play, giving them the freedom of two levels, multiple windows, and its traditional charm to imagine themselves in their very own fairytale house. The attractive cottage design makes it a favourite among adults too, as it is able to fit nicely into your garden without detracting from its original style.

            The high-quality shiplap cladding uses a sturdy tongue and groove structure to give you a durable yet pretty outer wall, which can also be upgraded to pine logs for improved insulation, sound proofing, and aesthetics. The floor and roof of the playhouse are also constructed from tongue and groove cladding, making the playhouse more water resistant for extended enjoyment. The single door has a traditional look, with a diamond porthole window and classic fixings, and the playhouse also comes with two window boxes as standard, for that extra touch of charm.


            All our playhouses are fitted with safety hinges, meaning the door and single opening window are made to keep little fingers safe. All the windows in this playhouse are glazed with environmentally-friendly shatter resistant styrene, a safer alternative to glass. A safe and sturdy structure, you can make their dreams come true with the Shire Cottage Playhouse, and know that you too will live happily ever after, as your concerns are covered by these great protective features.

            All Shire playhouses are supplied pre-treated with a base coat to both sides in a golden brown water-based industrial product, but will not be pre-painted, giving you a blank canvas to tailor to the children's desires. The manufacturer recommends applying a water-based top coat of your choice, preventing the timber from weathering and therefore making the playhouse last longer. We offer a range of Protek Royal Exterior Wood Finish treatments, available in a number of natural stains and colours, which is ideal for protecting your playhouse.

            The Shire Cottage Playhouse is supplied flat-packed for ease of handling and assembly. All fittings and felt are included in the price, with clear, easy-to-follow instructions, though you can choose to add assembly if desired.

            Please note: Due to the high quality of this playhouse, it is a fairly large structure, meaning it will not be able to fit through a house. Please ensure you have access available round a side passage or alternative access to the desired area where you intend to build it. Delivery will be kerbside unless assembly is chosen.

            About Shire

            Established in 1945, Shire is one of the oldest established manufacturers of garden buildings, and the UK's leading brand in the industry. Shire benefits from being adjacent to the Port of Wisbech through which Shire discharge timber into their warehouses. Shire is the proud manufacturer of the largest timber garden building range produced in the UK. Their range includes Garden Sheds, Log Cabins, Eco Homes, Home Offices, Sheds, Workshops, Summerhouses, Playhouses, Arbours, Storage units and Pet houses.

            Their UK production facilities cover some 23 acres and include huge undercover stock holding facilities, an advanced high-speed timber planing mill, a modern well-equipped joinery production facility, and semi-automated production lines. All Shire garden buildings are manufactured in the UK using the finest spruce timber, imported directly and machined through the most up-to-date machines to ensure the best quality and best value for money garden sheds in the UK.



            FREE delivery is offered to the majority of mainland UK postcodes but some areas may incur a surcharge and some postcode areas are not covered at all. Please check your postcode in the ‘Delivery cost checker’ above to confirm availability and any possible surcharges.

            Delivery Leadtimes
            The estimated delivery lead time for this product is identified on the product page above. Lead times are in working days (Monday - Friday) excludes Bank Holidays. These estimated lead times are provided by the manufacturers and are not guaranteed - due to fluctuation in demand - but are provided in good faith and are representative of delivery at that time. Some remote areas will take a little longer.

            Booking Delivery
            By entering your postal code in the ‘Pick a delivery day. ENTER POSTCODE’ Box above you can select a delivery date. The evening before this delivery date you will be sent a text message (where a mobile has been provided) with an estimated delivery window.  This update can only be provided where a mobile number has been supplied on the billing address section at the time of checkout.

            Upon Delivery
            Delivery is made by Shire the manufacturer. Delivery of this item is typically made by a 17 ton flat-bed (similar size to a council refuse lorry). Delivery is typically between 7am and 7pm. The delivery drivers are only insured to deliver to kerb side or driveway. We would not risk damaging your property whilst delivering a product. Unfortunately we will not be able to go through your property. Deliveries are hand-balled off by the driver.

            We would recommend against arranging for a third party to install the building before it's been delivered and checked that all parts are present, as we cannot be held liable for any third-party costs.

            Installation option
            If you are choosing the installation option after placing your order you’ll be contacted within 5 working days by Shire the manufacturer either by a text message or automated telephone message (the latter if a mobile number is not supplied). This message will supply you with the name of the website to go on to where you will be required to accept the terms and conditions for assembly. Any delay in accepting these terms and conditions may affect your timescale. Once you have accepted these terms and conditions you will be contacted during the timescale with a date for the delivery/assembly of your order. The installation option will extend your lead time by up to 15-25 working days. This may take longer during seasonal periods. Please be aware that the installation team will require full access to your garden, 18" clearance all around the building and a firm and level base. Shire's installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer’s home.


            Please note: all imperial measurements are approximate, and the Shire Playhouses are made from metric measurements. We would recommend that the base is at least 50mm bigger in each direction.

            Product Name:
            6 x 8 (1.79m x 2.39m) Cottage Playhouse
            Footprint Depth:
            2.39m (7'10")
            Footprint Width:
            1.79m (5'11")
            Ridge Height:
            1.65m (5'5")
            Eaves Height:
            0.96m (3'2")
            Tongue and Groove
            Cladding Thickness:
            Treatment Type:
            Golden Brown Base Coat Dip Treatment
            Recommended Treatment:
            Protek Range (please click here)
            Manufacturer's Guarantee:
            10-Year Anti-Rot Guarantee
            Framing Size:
            34mm x 34mm (11 /3" x 11 /3")
            Roof Type:
            Roof Material:
            Tongue and Groove
            Roof Thickness:
            Roofing Felt:
            Sand Felt
            Floor Material:
            Tongue and Groove
            Floor Thickness:
            Floor Joists:
            34mm x 34mm (11 /3" x 11 /3")
            Floor Joist Direction:
            Left to Right
            Door Type:
            Single Door
            Door Height:
            1.23m (4'0")
            Door Width:
            0.59m (1'11")
            Door Lock System:
            Spring Roller Catch
            Number of Window(s):
            4x Fixed Windows and 1x Opening Window
            Window Material:
            Window/Door Panel(s) Interchangeable:
            Optional Assembly:
            FSC Certified:
            Free Delivery*:
            Optional Wooden Base:
            Manufacturer's Product Code:
            EAN Number:
            Shire Garden Buildings Ltd
            Country of Origin:
            United Kingdom


             This beautiful cottage-style playhouse built on two levels gives your children or grandchildren a special place to play. Key features include:

            • Traditional-style single door with diamond porthole window
            • Styrene window glazing for added safety
            • Two window boxes as standard
            • Quality pine shiplap cladding with the option to upgrade to pine log effect

            Key Features

            • Delivered with all Fittings and Fittings for Self Assembly.
            • Quality Pine Shiplap Cladding
            • Optional Pine Logs
            • Single Door with Attractive Diamond Porthole
            • Tongue and Groove Floor and Roof Construction.
            • Four Fixed Styrene Clear Glazed Windows.
            • One Additional Opening Window.
            • Two Window Boxes as Standard.
            • A Playhouse Full of Fairy Tale Charm.
            • FSC Timber

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