Octagonal Summer Houses

Extend an invitation to friends and family with pride and they are sure to be impressed by a stylish octagonal summer house. Elegantly shaped along classic lines, an octagonal summer house is the epitome of restful indulgence. Whether you are entertaining or simply soaking up the peace and quiet, you will be delighted with this luxurious garden retreat.

 

Twenty-first century living has reinforced the connection between our homes and gardens, and we expect more from our outdoor space than ever before. Adding an octagonal summer house offers protection from the elements and comfortable accessories will help you to re-connect with the natural world. A stunning octagonal summer house, in a silky-smooth paint finish of your choice, delivers the crowning glory to your beloved garden. Choose from three models in four sizes according to the dimensions of your garden and realise your vision for a delightfully useable space. Whether you want to relax in a cosy hideaway or focus on your hobbies in peace and quiet, our summer houses offer endless possibilities. Choose a rotating base and you can enjoy uninterrupted views of your garden from any angle.

View our types of octagonal summer houses

The classic eight-sided shape of our octagonal summer houses makes an impact wherever it is positioned. It can be tucked away for peace and privacy or positioned front and centre to create a dramatic garden feature.

  • Small octagonal summer house

    The Balmoral and Baltimore models are the smallest octagonal summer houses within our range and are designed with a smaller-scale garden in mind. The traditional design of these models complements a period property, and a contemporary paint finish and décor tones well with a modern home. With a unique and coveted shutter system or lockable doors and casement-style windows, you will be able to enjoy your summer house in all seasons.

  • Large octagonal summer house

    Our Burghley summer house model is built on a more expansive footprint in a choice of three sizes so you can pinpoint exactly the right dimensions to complement your garden space. You can add a rotating base to the 2.4m model enabling you to revolve your summer house with a light touch to take in a fresh perspective.

  • Bespoke garden summer house

    If you are drawn to an eight-sided model but would prefer to personalise your octagonal summer house still further, we can help with our bespoke design service. Scotts is proud of its longstanding reputation for craftsmanship and design know-how. Whatever your brief, our skilful timber engineers can customise an octagonal summer house to create the garden retreat of your dreams.

  • Small octagonal summer house

    The Balmoral and Baltimore models are the smallest octagonal summer houses within our range and are designed with a smaller-scale garden in mind. The traditional design of these models complements a period property, and a contemporary paint finish and décor tones well with a modern home. With a unique and coveted shutter system or lockable doors and casement-style windows, you will be able to enjoy your summer house in all seasons.

    Small octagonal summer house

  • Large octagonal summer house

    Our Burghley summer house model is built on a more expansive footprint in a choice of three sizes so you can pinpoint exactly the right dimensions to complement your garden space. You can add a rotating base to the 2.4m model enabling you to revolve your summer house with a light touch to take in a fresh perspective.

    Large octagonal summer house

  • Bespoke garden summer house

    If you are drawn to an eight-sided model but would prefer to personalise your octagonal summer house still further, we can help with our bespoke design service. Scotts is proud of its longstanding reputation for craftsmanship and design know-how. Whatever your brief, our skilful timber engineers can customise an octagonal summer house to create the garden retreat of your dreams.

    Bespoke garden summer house

Why choose Scotts for your octagonal summer house?

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View our types of summer houses

  • Small<br />Summer Houses

    Small
    Summer Houses

    Compact and elegant, a small summer house delivers a striking feature to your garden

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  • Large<br />Summer Houses

    Large
    Summer Houses

    Spacious and expansive, our large summer houses offer the ultimate garden showcase

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  • Corner<br />Summer Houses

    Corner
    Summer Houses

    Neat and space-saving, a corner summer house maximises every inch of your garden

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  • Octagonal<br />Summer Houses

    Octagonal
    Summer Houses

    Classic and stylish, an octagonal summer house makes a statement in any garden

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  • Stunning<br />Sunrooms

    Stunning
    Sunrooms

    A beautiful light-filled space to spread out, perfect for entertaining

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  • Rotating<br />Summer Houses

    Rotating
    Summer Houses

    Change the perspective on your garden with a rotating base that you can revolve

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  • Bespoke<br />Summer Houses

    Bespoke
    Summer Houses

    Bring your personal vision to life by creating the summer house of your dreams

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  • Ex-Display<br />Summer Houses

    Ex-Display
    Summer Houses

    Purchase summer houses that have been built for demonstration purposes.

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View our product range

Our Balmoral, Baltimore, and Burghley summer house models all benefit from a distinctive octagonal shape to create a stunning garden feature of which you will be proud. The Balmoral and Baltimore are built on a smaller footprint while the Burghley offers options up to 3.6m.

  • The Balmoral Summerhouse

    Traditional, classic styling and an exclusive shutter system offers the perfect retreat from the pressures of modern life. The Balmoral Summerhouse comes with an optional rotating base, hidden by timber skirting upon installation.

    from £5,800

    The Balmoral Summerhouse

    from £5,800

  • The Baltimore Summerhouse

    The Baltimore is an extremely popular octagonal summerhouse that suits most gardens and comes, as standard, with a glass-fibre roof. An optional rotating base gives you the freedom to move and turn your summerhouse as you please.

    from £8,770

    The Baltimore Summerhouse

    from £8,770

  • The Burghley Summerhouse

    The Burghley is our larger octagonal summerhouse perfect for alfresco dining, a studio or playroom, or to simply entertain family and friends. Why not add some additional freestanding seating with your choice of various upholstery?

    from £9,670

    The Burghley Summerhouse

    from £9,670

  • The Newhaven Corner Summerhouse

    Capture the magic of the garden, custom designed in two convenient sizes allowing it to neatly fit into a corner site in your garden. Built with sustainably sourced Timber and supplied with an luxurious, industrial quality paint finish.

    from £9,470

    The Newhaven Corner Summerhouse

    from £9,470

  • The Sun Ray Garden Room

    The ultimate garden sanctuary designed to create that “forever” garden space where memories are created and stories are shared.

    from £10,600

    The Sun Ray Garden Room

    from £10,600

  • Refer a Friend and Get Rewards

    Did you know that as the owner of a Scotts luxury summerhouse, you can claim rewards for yourself and your friends or family? You could earn as much as £500, subject to terms and conditions.

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Get in touch

Our friendly team is standing by to help you plan your summerhouse project. Whether you have been inspired by what you have seen here, or need some additional advice and support, do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help you bring your perfect summerhouse to life.
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The benefits of a Scotts octagonal summer house

Choosing a Scotts octagonal summer house brings peace of mind based on the quality as well as design. Not only have you chosen a superior garden building designed to stand the test of time; you have also created a luxurious and attractive extension of your home.

Elegance

Our exclusive designs are created with attention to detail and can be styled to complement any type of property. The eight-sided shape of our octagonal summer houses has been tastefully designed with balanced proportions and strong architectural values.

Versatility

An octagonal summer house is the ideal solution whether you simply dream of a peaceful refuge in a quiet corner, are inspired by creating an active space or have plans to entertain friends and family. With features including double doors, extensive glazing, modular free-standing seating, and power or lighting options, you can enjoy your summerhouse in any way you choose.

Choice

Your choice of octagonal summer house does not stop at its size. You can select options to personalise the exterior with a range of roofing styles and paint finishes. Inside, add free-standing modular seating for extra storage, or your own garden furniture. Upholstered seating and loose cushions are available in a range of traditional and contemporary fabrics. Make your choices and create the unique summer house you had always imagined.

For all seasons

Many of our customers have told us how much they enjoy their summer house all year round. Crafted from durable hardwood and built with well-fitted shutters, windows, and doors, you can shelter from those April showers or retreat from the summer sun. Add optional insulation and double-glazing, and a power supply for heating, and your garden building will become a cosy retreat throughout the autumn and winter.

Durability

Scotts summer houses are built to last using hardwood timber that is sustainably sourced from well-managed forests. Our engineering capability has been consistently put to the test for over 100 years and we always strive to deliver longevity.

Service

Excellent service lies at the heart of the Scotts family ethos, and we are proud of the high levels of customer satisfaction that we maintain. Our customers appreciate the time we spend on their project, providing a guiding hand through the process and following up every query. Our build team are highly experienced and offer an efficient and professional installation service.

"We are delighted with our summer house and will enjoy it even in winter with the lighting and heating installed."

Mr & Mrs S

"Just a note to tell you that we are over the moon with our new summer house. We are delighted with it and certainly satisfied customers."

"Everyone has been so helpful and friendly and the team that came to install the summer house are a credit to your company."

Mrs T, West Sussex

"The quality, workmanship, delivery, and assembly all exceeded our expectations. Thank you for your hard work in answering all our queries."

Mr & Mrs S, West Sussex

"Just to say, I am thrilled with my summer house and was most impressed that your team arrived so early on the installation day."

Mrs J, Warwickshire
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Octagonal Summer House Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can I use an octagonal summer house for?

    In recent years, the way we use garden summer houses has consistently changed and evolved. Your summer house represents an extension to your home and can be used for whatever you desire. Depending on the size and location of your summer house, it could be a wonderful place for indulging in your favourite hobbies such as painting, crafting, or keeping fit in your own home gym. It might become your favourite entertaining space or a place to work quietly undisturbed. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

    We offer free-standing seating consisting of self-contained storage boxes upholstered in beautiful fabrics. Alternatively, you can simply arrange your own furniture to create an octagonal summer house that perfectly suits your taste.

    Allow Scotts to help to design the ideal space to bring your vision to life. If you would like some inspiration, take a look at what some of our satisfied customers say. Contact us to start planning your garden summer house project.

  • Do I need planning permission for my summerhouse?

    Summer houses and garden buildings are regarded as ‘permitted development’ so they do not usually require planning permission, although some criteria apply. While we cannot provide definitive advice on whether planning permission is required in each individual circumstance, we hope that these guidelines* will assist you.

    *The guidelines are intended to give an overview of regulations which may be subject to changes in legislation. We recommend that you contact your local planning authority for specific advice.

  • Does a octagonal summer house need a base?

    Summer houses and garden buildings of all sizes require a firm base constructed on a level surface to promote their stability and longevity. You will need to obtain the base plan for your choice of summer house from Scotts before the base is constructed to ensure that the size and dimensions are appropriate.

    Alternatively, Scotts offer an innovative and convenient ground screw base that will provide the perfect support your octagonal summer house on an uneven surface. Find out more about our ground screw base here.

  • Where is the ideal location to place a octagonal summer house?

    Your summer house can be installed anywhere in your garden. Below we look at some of the factors you should consider before making your decision. Think about whether you would like your summer house to be:

    • Located to face the direction of the sun or placed in the shade
    • Situated in the middle of your garden or in a space-saving corner
      All Scotts’ standard summer houses are over 2.5m in height so they must be installed at least 2m from your boundary to comply with planning regulations. Full details are available here.
    • Facing the garden or your home
      The Scotts rotating base can be selected as an optional extra to allow you more flexibility. Turn your summer house to face the sun or change your vista as required. The rotating based can be fitted to the Balmoral, Baltimore or 2.4m Burghley summerhouse models.
    • Fitted with a convenient power supply.
  • What type of timber is used for Scotts’ summer houses?

    The external cladding, wall framing, roof, doors, and windows are manufactured from stable, durable, and dense Red Grandis, a premium quality, sustainably sourced hardwood timber derived from well-managed forests.

    The floor is manufactured from high quality PEFC® certified European Redwood which is vacuum pressure impregnated with Osmose Naturewood. All timber is carefully selected to deliver a maximum lifespan.

  • What extra features do Scotts offer for octagonal summer houses?

    Our luxury summer house range can be enhanced with a variety of optional accessories as required. You can personalise your octagonal summer house with a range of:

    • colour finishes
    • fabric styles and seating
    • roof materials.

    In addition, you can select from a number of innovative features including:

    • rotating base
    • padded lounger insert
    • shelf feature
    • tongue and groove effect lining
    • floor covering
    • leaded glass
    • underlining to roof
    • double glazing and insulation
    • solar lighting.
  • How should I maintain my summer house?

    For guidelines and advice on maintaining your building throughout its lifespan, take a look at the Scotts summer house maintenance manual we provide at the time of sale. If you require a replacement copy, please email a request to gazebos@scottsofthrapston.co.uk

    To assist your decision-making, why not visit our stunning summerhouse show site at Thrapston which is open from Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays)? We organise several open days at the show site throughout the year. In addition, our summer houses can be seen on display all year round at selected garden centres across the country. Find out where you can view a Scotts summer house here.

    Not yet found what you were looking for? Contact our dedicated sales team on 01832 732366 or email gazebos@scottsofthrapston.co.uk and we will be in touch.

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