The Mad Dash Log Cabin Annex Wooden Playhouse – Our first impressions
This is truly an example of the best playhouse/log cabin you can buy. In fact, you will be hard pushed to get the children back indoors such is its superb appeal. Constructed from long lasting and hard wearing wood, this particular log cabin has a stunning apex style roof, many windows allowing light and air inside, a functional stable door and gorgeous additional features such as window boxes. Inside, you will find two large downstairs rooms, a raised ground floor with an additional room and enough space for the children to play house happily. It is also fully customisable so you can paint it according to a colour you like or leave it as it is, it will make a stunning feature for your garden whatever you do. Children of all ages will enjoy this playhouse and its many features. This particular model stands out amongst the other playhouses simply for its size and stylish design, an amazing building for all to enjoy.
The Mad Dash Log Cabin Annex Wooden Playhouse: Questions you may have
We understand that parents and carers of children, particularly those looking after younger children, may have concerns and questions regarding the playhouse’s features and aspects of safety during play. The team at whatshed.co.uk identify and discuss any such features or concerns below.
Window: With multiple, translucent acrylic windows, this playhouse has feature windows that are strong and unbreakable should pressure be applied to them in any way. They have decorative shutters as a charming added feature; however the windows themselves do not open.
Door: The stable door provides a welcoming entrance to the playhouse and with looped handles both aspects of the door are easy to open and stop children from trying to open the door with their fingers, making it a great safety feature.
Ladder: The internal ladder to gain access to the raised bunk/second level of the playhouse is fixed at both the bottom and top making it safe for children during play. Younger children may require parental supervision during use, at least until they get used to coming up and down the ladder safely.
Raised bunk: The raised bunk is an exciting added feature to this playhouse that children will enjoy. Similar to a mezzanine level, the lower level can be viewed from this height, allowing your child to create a secret hideout of their very own.
Interior space: The 10x8x8ft interior is a wonderful double-storey space for children of all ages. Due to the height of the door, it may be more comfortable for children under the age of seven however that is the only restriction we could find.
The Mad Dash Log Cabin Annex Wooden Playhouse: How easy to build?
Based on the manufacturer’s recommendations we recommend that a team of two people work together to assembly this playhouse due to the size and complexity of the features. With a general knowledge of DIY we expect that this playhouse could be assembled within a day. Your playhouse will arrive flat-packed with all the parts, fixtures and fittings included. The only thing that you will be required to have is a basic tool kit for assembly as even the screws and nails are provided for you within your package.
The Mad Dash Log Cabin Annex Wooden Playhouse: What is the overall quality like?
Mad Dash is a British company providing fantastically designed children’s playhouses. Combining stylish and unique designs that have a wow factor, along with high quality materials and the option to create a playhouse that suits your requirements, makes this company a great place to buy your new garden house.
This particular model is built using 19mm single tongue and groove wooden boards which provide sturdy and strong construction. The interlocking boards ensure that your playhouse is built to last and will still be standing strong within your garden in five years’ time. All the aspects of the playhouse, from materials used to the way certain things are designed, all come down to safety during play for your child.
The playhouse is easy to maintain and is finished to ensure that it will continue to look smart in your garden whatever the weather and life in general may throw at it. Should your playhouse be in need of a clean, simply hose down with water, or by using a sponge and soapy water for the windows.
The Mad Dash Log Cabin Annex Wooden Playhouse: Technical Information
Size when assembled:
W = 3.13m (10ft3)
D = 2.56m (8ft5)
H = 2.40m (7ft10)
The Mad Dash Log Cabin Annex Wooden Playhouse: Our final thoughts
What can we say, this is certainly the most stylish and one of largest playhouses on the market right now. When you first see this playhouse it definitely has the wow factor and with a 10x8x8ft interior, any child would be thrilled to have this playhouse to call their own. The price tag is certainly hefty and more in line with an adult’s summer house than a playhouse but you definitely get what you pay for as the specification on this playhouse is incredible. If you want the best then you wouldn’t be far off if you purchased the annex playhouse.
Quality of construction 8/10 Longevity of material 7/10
Prices around: £1399
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