Willowbank Cottage


Willowbank Cottage, by Design Create Play is a beautifully constructed playhouse. This playhouse will look great in any garden, but we particularly had small town and city gardens in mind when we designed this product. All the raised areas are covered, so your child can experience all the thrill of a raised play space, without the ability to peer intrusively into neighbouring gardens.
With its stunning cedar shingle roof and a ply lined interior to the playhouse its beautiful inside and out. The interior walls are completely flat so that the overall effect is like that of the plastered and painted walls of a real house.
Amazingly, there are 3 rooms to this building. The main playhouse, the lower side room, and the upper play deck, with and open front and partially open end wall.
This product can be configured in many ways, and with a wide a range of colour schemes.
This product comes with a straight wave side as standard, as well as a climbing wall. other options are available.


Willowbank Cottage is the latest addition to our range of small garden activity playhouses.

In a small garden every element potentially has a huge visual and special impact on the whole garden, and affects the overall feel of the garden for everybody that uses it. It was with that thought in mind that we designed the Willowbank Cottage. This beautifully made playhouse has an abundance of charm and character which is carried through to the interior of the house as well. The inside walls of the main playhouse area are ply lined and then painted to resemble the plastered walls of a real house. There is ladder access to the upper covered area, which facilitates access to the slide and climbing rock wall. There is sufficient space to sit and view the garden from the upper area, below which there is a second room to the house. All in all there are 3 distinct internal or covered play spaces to enjoy.

A key inspiration in the design of this house was the need to maximise the opportunity for active play whilst not facilitating the ability for children to be able to stand aloft hand have an intrusive vantage point over immediate neighbours gardens and often over the much wider neighbourhood as well.

Where normal open play structures would possibly cause an infringement of planning regulations, and facilitate being a nuisance to neighbours and the surrounding proximity, this playhouse provides the perfect solution. Neighbour friendly and yet full of active and creative play possibilities.

As with all the play structures we make at Design Create Play, Willowbank Cottage can be configured to suit all sorts of different spaces and play requirements.

Additional information

Play Features

Superior specification children's cottage with 3 distinct interior playspaces. Cedar shingle roof, ply-lined and painted playhouse interior, 3m wave slide, climbing rock wall.

Unit space occupied

Main playhouse unit, 3m x 1.5m x 2.3m high. the slide extends approximately 2.5m from either the front of the upper covered play deck or from the side. This playhouse can be configured so that the main playhouse is on the left with the slide and climbing wall unit being on the right.

Installation Estimate

1 day

Buying a Design Create Play Ltd 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 info@designcreateplay.co.uk. 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!

There is a facility to pay through the website, but we’d really like to talk to you first.

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 4 weeks of ordering, at busy times this may be a little more but is almost always within 6 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.


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