Create your garden sanctuary with a Victorian summerhouse

With so much worry and concern in the world, many of us are looking for a place of escape, somewhere to embrace the simple comforts of nature, reflect on the good things in life and restore our energy.

What better way to do that than with your own peaceful retreat, tucked away from the busyness of daily indoor life?

If you’ve got a garden with some extra space to be creative with, then now could be just the time to embrace the onset of spring and create your own summerhouse garden sanctuary.

Timber garden summer house

The Wraysbury Summerhouse by Chelsea Summerhouses

A summerhouse sanctuary

The beauty of the summerhouse is its ability to add a charming aesthetic to your outdoor space, without dominating it.

These small and unpretentious garden buildings, with echoes of the Victorian folly or oriental pavilion, will bring an eye-catching yet subtle extra detail to your garden. Because of their diminutive size (a footprint of around five square metres is typical), it’s easy to tuck them away, almost unnoticed, in a tranquil, perhaps forgotten, outdoor spot. The perfect location for your garden sanctuary.

With a pleasing symmetry and built from natural materials, the summerhouse is a popular choice for a garden retreat as it’s easy and relatively inexpensive to set up, and fits so comfortably in among nature.

These exquisitely crafted buildings come in a selection of shapes and sizes, from rectangular and corner to the eight-sided Prima Lilac summerhouse (ideal for smaller gardens), or the ten-sided Wraysbury, if you’re after a larger entertainment space.

Octagonal timber summrhouse

The Prima Lilac Summerhouse by Garden Affairs

The summerhouse is a perfect space to allocate some precious time to yourself: that unmistakable feeling of being inside in the outdoors, protected by timber and glass, immersed in only your thoughts and the warm aromas of the wood surrounding you.

Choosing the right summerhouse for you

It’s pretty easy to find a cheap summerhouse, but if you’re after something that not only looks good but has a long life, then there are a few important things to look out for:

  • Choose the right timber – slow-grown is more durable.
  • Invest in double-glazed windows and doors – they’ll help reduce moisture levels.
  • Generous double doors will allow you to let the outside in when the weather permits.
  • Add some style with a tongue and groove floor.
  • Remember: location, location, location. Be sure to find the best spot in your garden, with a view to inspire and restore you, and as much privacy as you can get.
  • Get professional help where necessary – our summerhouses can be installed by our in-house experts

Enquire here more information on the wide range of Garden Affairs summerhouses.

What our customers say...

“I can quite truthfully say that I am totally delighted with my Prima Louisa summerhouse. You have been so helpful since my first visit to your showrooms. True to your promise, I had a phone call to say exactly when the kit would be delivered. The team who put up the summerhouse were efficient and polite and I couldn't be more pleased with the finished article. Thank you.”

Mrs Kerr, King's Lynn

“Well everything is finished and it looks wonderful The garden room has already been used many times. Thanks again for a terrific job, we've already had a couple of people saying that they want to move in!”

Mr & Mrs Thomas, Bristol

“We are really pleased with the finished building and looking forward to moving in Thank the boys for all their hard work and cheery attitude to all the challenges the weather gave them! They have done a great job. We are really pleased with the finished building and looking forward to moving in, in the new year and enjoying the garden”

Mr & Mrs Smith, Chippenham, Wiltshire

“Very pleased with end product. Great bunch of lads who worked hard come rain & shine - shall send pictures when complete. Thanks!”

Mr Salton - Essex

“I must say that your service has been excellent - a pleasure to do business with ”

Mr J, Devon

“Thanks again to the guys doing such a good job today despite the bitter weather. They were quick but very thorough and careful. I certainly feel we have a very sound and secure garden building. They went through everything carefully on completion and left absolutely no mess. Really friendly and professional guys. I shall definitely recommend your company to anyone looking for a garden room or office. Service from start to finish from all members of the team (including the delivery guy) has been exceptional. Excellent customer…”

Mrs Goldstone - Reading