Small Summer houses

The smaller summer houses in our range can subtly adorn your garden space by fitting perfectly into unused spaces, under trees or in remote corners. Bring your idyllic garden retreat to life by creating a stunning feature that has been designed with care that you can enjoy all year round.

In recent years, we have learned to appreciate our gardens more than ever. They bring us solace and create a sense of peace and wellbeing. Small summer houses are highly flexible by design and can be transformed into a delightful entertaining space or the perfect place to engage in your favourite pastimes. We know that your summer house needs to be fully flexible and unique to complement your lifestyle. That is why we have carefully selected a range of models and accessories that will enable to you to personalise your summer house. Whether you envisage a delightful entertaining space, hobby, or craft room, somewhere special to exercise or simply a peaceful retreat, a Scotts summer house could make your dream a reality. Scotts summer houses

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Remarkable things delivered in small packages – we can help you to perfect the shape and style of your summer house so that it fits neatly into your garden and becomes an integral and attractive part of the landscape.

  • Small corner summer house

    Designed to fit in an unused space or forgotten corner, our Newhaven Corner Summer house is available in a 2.2m model with the perfect proportions to make a statement. The small Newhaven Corner Summer house is crafted from sustainably sourced hardwood and adorned with a high-quality and luxurious paint finish.

  • Small octagonal summer house

    An eight-sided design classic, our Balmoral and Baltimore Octagonal Summer houses bring style to your garden along with the space you are looking for to re-connect with nature and enjoy spending time outdoors no matter what the weather holds. Our small octagonal summer house models can all be fitted with an innovative rotating base so you can change the view and enjoy a fresh perspective on your garden.

  • Small bespoke summer house

    You have designed and planted your garden to create the bucolic idyll of your dreams so why not apply the same creativity to a bespoke summer house? Our craftsmanship can bring to life any summer house style, shape, or colour that you can imagine. We can customise our existing models, perhaps by adding a woodburning stove or other feature. Challenge us to design a unique creation especially for you, whether you are looking for a pool house, garden pavilion or a hobby room.

  • Small corner summer house

    Designed to fit in an unused space or forgotten corner, our Newhaven Corner Summer house is available in a 2.2m model with the perfect proportions to make a statement. The small Newhaven Corner Summer house is crafted from sustainably sourced hardwood and adorned with a high-quality and luxurious paint finish.

    Small corner summer house

  • Small octagonal summer house

    An eight-sided design classic, our Balmoral and Baltimore Octagonal Summer houses bring style to your garden along with the space you are looking for to re-connect with nature and enjoy spending time outdoors no matter what the weather holds. Our small octagonal summer house models can all be fitted with an innovative rotating base so you can change the view and enjoy a fresh perspective on your garden.

    Small octagonal summer house

  • Small bespoke summer house

    You have designed and planted your garden to create the bucolic idyll of your dreams so why not apply the same creativity to a bespoke summer house? Our craftsmanship can bring to life any summer house style, shape, or colour that you can imagine. We can customise our existing models, perhaps by adding a woodburning stove or other feature. Challenge us to design a unique creation especially for you, whether you are looking for a pool house, garden pavilion or a hobby room.

    Small bespoke summer house

Why choose Scotts for your Small Summer House?

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  • 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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Our small summer house styles provide the perfect solution whether you are looking for a simple gazebo, a stylish octagonal shape in a range of sizes, or a hideaway that fits snugly within a corner of your garden. However small your outdoor space, we can recommend a summer house with the perfect fit.

  • 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 summer house 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 summer house to life.
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The benefits of a Scotts small summer house

Crafted by our skilled team using durable hardwood, a Scotts summer house effectively extends your home with a unique garden feature, creating a tranquil refuge to which you can escape at any time of the year.

Elegance

We have expertly tailored the design of our small summer houses to ensure a snug fit without compromising on appearance and style. Your choice of paint colour and style of furnishings will ensure that your summer house perfectly complements a period home or modern property.

Versatility

A small summer house by Scotts is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of your garden or take a break from the planting or pruning. Scotts summer houses are specifically designed with versatility in mind so you can set up a hobby or craft room, concentrate on your work or exercise in peace and comfort.

Choice

Our small summer house collection offers you a choice of sizes so you can identify the model with the right proportions to show off your garden in its best light. You can tailor the exterior by choosing a slate effect glass fibre roof, or a natural cedar shingle with stunning copper finial. The design of the interior can be adapted to match the paint colour you have selected alongside a range of luxe fabrics and attractive colourways.

For all seasons

Our summer houses can be fitted with double glazing and insulation, and we can add a convenient power supply so you can keep warm even when the temperature drops.

Durability

Every summer house we build enjoys a long life because Scotts only uses the highest quality materials including a sustainable and durable hardwood, Red Grandis for the external cladding, wall framing, roof, doors and windows.

Service

By choosing a Scotts summer house, not only will you take delivery of a finely crafted showpiece for your garden; you will also enjoy the support, advice, and attention of our highly experienced team throughout the process.

"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

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

Mr & Mrs S

"Everyone has been so helpful and friendly and the men who came to put up the building are a credit to your company."

Mrs T, West Sussex

"Just to say I am thrilled to bits with my summer house and was most impressed that your men were so early."

Mrs J, Warwickshire

"Just a note to tell you that we are 'over the moon' with our new Summer house. We are very delighted and satisfied customers."

Mr and Mrs C, Mid Glamorgan
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Summer house Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can I use a small 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 a small 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 a small summer house?

    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 small 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 small summer house on an uneven surface. Find out more about our ground screw base here.

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

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

Finance available

At Scotts of Thrapston we are committed to delivering excellent service and for customers who may prefer the option to spread the cost of their summer house or equestrian building with a buy now, pay monthly package.To find out more about Ideal 4 Finance please click the button.

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