Contemporary Outdoor Garden Summer Houses

Our luxury modern garden buildings are hand-crafted to furnish you with the best in idyllic outdoor retreats, designed with great care and meticulous attention to detail. The elegant proportions of our garden summer houses create an irresistibly attractive feature and a place of peace and relaxation, making them the best addition to your house and home. Reclaim the outdoors and connect with your garden all year round with the best in modern luxury living.

Do you ever step outside your modern house in summer and long for a haven in the garden where you could spend more time enjoying the lighter evenings, balmy air, and floral scents? Perhaps you gaze at your lawn in winter, wishing for a cosy refuge from the frost where you could watch the snowflakes drifting down?

More than ever, we have learned to value our gardens and the way in which they enhance our well-being. Whatever your modern lifestyle, a Scotts garden building provides the perfect setting for dining in style, a luxury entertaining space for friends and family, a place to become immersed in your hobby, to make the most of the summer, or to enjoy a tranquil moment of contemplation. You can personalise your modern garden room by choosing from a range of models and features that complement your home and garden and facilitate your favourite activities. All of our modern summer houses are built to last using the very best sustainably sourced hardwood, so you can be sure that they are exceptionally durable, high-quality, weather-proof, and low maintenance.

Modern Luxury: For Every Lifestyle & Garden

Whatever the size, shape, or orientation of your garden, we are sure that one of our stunning timber garden buildings will offer the perfect fit. Choose from a small, gazebo-style model to a larger, more spacious sunroom, or snug corner summer house.

  • Small<br />Summer House

    Small
    Summer House

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

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  • Large<br />Summer House

    Large
    Summer House

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

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  • Corner<br />Summer House

    Corner
    Summer House

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

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  • Octagonal<br />Summer House

    Octagonal
    Summer House

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

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  • Stunning<br />Sunroom

    Stunning
    Sunroom

    A beautiful light-filled space to spread out and enjoy your garden, perfect for entertaining

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  • Rotating<br />Summer House

    Rotating
    Summer House

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

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  • Bespoke<br />Summer House

    Bespoke
    Summer House

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

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  • Ex-Display<br />Summer House

    Ex-Display
    Summer House

    Summer houses for sale that have been built for demonstration purposes.

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Why choose Scotts?

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Our Range

We have six stunning modern garden building designs for sale, offering a range from smaller gazebo styles with optional rotating bases to more luxurious and high-quality spacious garden escapes, all fully customised to suit your tastes.

  • 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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The Best Outdoor Hideaway

Fulfil your dream by choosing a Scotts summer house ~ the perfect quintessentially English hideaway for your garden.

Whether you like to entertain friends, escape with a morning paper and coffee or just enjoy sitting in your garden, we have a summer house to suit your dreams. In more modern times, we have learnt how to enjoy our gardens more, so naturally we want to spend extra time in them. And, what better way than drinking and dining in a luxurious outdoor space, whatever the weather. Scotts has recognised the need for greater flexibility as lifestyles, tastes and garden settings vary greatly between individuals. So, you can personalise your garden building by choosing the building and individual features to suit you, your hobbies and your garden.

Scotts garden buildings provide the ideal excuse to linger longer in the garden throughout the year.

Get in touch

We hope that you've found inspiration in our range of contemporary garden buildings. Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team who will be happy to answer any questions. We can help with advice and guidance as you start to plan your summer house project.
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Contemporary Bliss: Premium Design for Your Best Garden Yet

As your garden building is brought to life, you will be able to choose from a number of elements to add colour and character to your design. To complement the style of your house and garden, think about the aspects you will enjoy in the warmer summer months and throughout the cold winter. We can offer a range of luxury fixtures and fittings including upholstered seating in a selection of luxe fabrics, practical and useful solar-powered lighting, and attractive glazing options. Below you will find some informative details about the high quality materials we use in the construction of our garden rooms. And before we get started on the installation process, you will need choose the best location within your garden, and the type of base on which your summer house will be installed. We can help you to ensure that you have fine-tuned your project, taking account of current planning regulations.

  • Luxury Summer Houses

    Luxury Summer Houses

    Luxurious fixtures and fittings

    Complete your garden building with the perfect features and finishing touches

    Luxury Summerhouses
  • High Quality Hardwood

    High Quality Hardwood

    Sustainably sourced hardwood

    Hand-crafted joinery and woodcraft built with skill and attention to detail

    Wooden Summerhouses
  • Plan and Prepare your Garden

    Plan and Prepare your Garden

    From Scotts to your Garden

    We will help you to plan and prepare for the arrival of your garden summer house wherever you are in the UK

    Garden Summerhouses
  • Refer a Friend and Get Rewards

    Refer a Friend and Get Rewards

    Rewards for valued customers

    Refer a friend and for every sale you can receive a treat of up to £500 and pass on a discount!

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How We Will Work With You

A guiding hand to help you every step of the way

The quality of our products speaks for itself, and our sales manager, Kathryn Morris, has the knowledge and experience developed over 25 years in the UK garden buildings market. Kathryn is committed to ensuring that every customer is delighted with their own, uniquely personalised luxury garden retreat. She will help you to select from a wide range of optional extras to put the finishing touches to your ideal summer house.

Delivery and installation

When your summer house build is complete, Scotts will confirm a delivery date at your convenience (UK wide delivery and installation).

Payment process

We require a deposit before your summer house build gets underway and we will ask you to settle the balance upon completion.

Benefits of a Scotts Garden Summer House

Carefully crafted luxury, made from the very best hardwood means that our garden rooms are an impeccable addition to any garden space. Providing shelter from the sun, or the even occasional showers of a UK summertime, our garden rooms provide a superb extension to your home. Summer, winter, spring or autumn, your house will feel more like a home with the addition of a garden building retreat.

Modern Elegance

Beautifully designed with stylish details and classical proportions, Scotts’ timber summer houses create a stunning feature in any setting.

Contemporary Versatility

Perfect for any function, you can create an artist’s studio, a nature-lover’s hide, family playroom, outdoor dining room or executive office space, you can adapt your garden summer house with your family and lifestyle in mind.

Premium Choice

Our flexible options and stylish accessories mean that you can decide on the shape and colour of the seating and soft furnishings according to your individual taste. You might prefer a rotating base so that you can soak up the sun all day long. Your perfect summer house will complement your lifestyle and provide an extra dimension to your garden.

For all seasons

With draft-proof doors and windows and cosy soft furnishings, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of garden living all year round.

Best Durability

Manufactured to exacting standards with premium materials in our purpose-built factory, we always pay close attention to the finest details. Every Scotts hardwood garden building is built with craftsmanship to last a generation.

Quality Service

As a family firm with over 100 years’ experience, customer satisfaction remains a top priority. Scotts delivers, installs, and provides support at every stage with dedicated staff always on hand and happy to help and wherever you are in the UK.

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

Mr & Mrs S.

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

Mr & Mrs S, West Sussex

"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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a summer house?

    A summer house is an outdoor structure designed to enhance your outdoor space. Typically designed in timber, a summer house is flexible to provide a cool, shaded place to retreat from the summer heat, or a cosy hideaway for chilly spring and autumn days. With a multitude of different uses, our buildings are flexible contemporary spaces; ideal for use as a craft room, yoga studio or gym, or even as outdoor bar, our garden buildings provide a unique and beautiful space for an idyllic garden upgrade. You can also add supplementary security and aesthetic features. Choose a glass fibre effect or cedar shingle roof, additional windows, or glazed doors to create a light-filled space.

    Scotts garden buildings are designed in a range of shapes and sizes. Small and traditional, the Balmoral offers the perfect fit for a garden of any dimensions. Or you might want to make a splash with a sophisticated Newhaven corner summer house.

    Whatever the season, our luxury garden buildings can be enjoyed comfortably all year round enabling you to spend more time relaxing in your own, personal garden paradise. Store your garden furniture inside it during the winter and set it up again when summer returns and you are able to spend more time outside the house.

    All Scotts garden buildings are built with craftsmanship using premium high-quality sustainably sourced hardwood which means they are exceptionally durable and hardwearing. You can view our range of garden summer house designs, colours, shapes, and sizes here.

  • What can I use a summer house for?

    In modern times, the way we enjoy our gardens has continuously evolved. A summer house effectively represents an extension to your home and can be used for whatever you desire. Depending on the size and location of your garden building, it could be a great place for indulging in your favourite hobbies such as painting, crafting, or keeping fit in your own home gym. It could 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 premium fabrics. Alternatively, you can simply arrange your own furniture to create an outdoor space that perfectly meets your needs.

    You might find the summer to be the best time to take a look at your house and garden and evaluate how you could improve your property with a multi-function garden room. Allow Scotts to help you 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?

    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.

  • Do I need a base or foundation?

    Summer houses and garden buildings all 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 garden building 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 for your garden building on an uneven surface. Find out more about our ground screw base here.

  • Where is the ideal location to place my summer house?

    Your new garden building 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 garden buildings 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 room to face the sun or change your vista as required. The rotating based can be fitted to the Balmoral, Baltimore or 2.4m Burghley models.
    • Fitted with a convenient power supply.

    The view from your house in summer is different from the same aspect when the trees are bare of leaves. Make sure that you will always be able to see your summer house from the windows, or deliberately position it to remain hidden.

  • What type of timber do Scotts use?

    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 and to create a premium outdoor living space.

  • What extra features do Scotts offer?

    Enhance your luxury summer house range with a touch of modern sophistication. Customise your outdoor retreat with a range of contemporary options:

    • Choose from a palette of modern colour finishes.
    • Select fabric styles and seating that embody contemporary design.
    • Opt for roof materials that combine durability with a sleek, modern aesthetic.

    Explore innovative features for a truly modern touch:

    • Enjoy a rotating base for dynamic positioning.
    • Indulge in comfort with a padded lounger insert.
    • Add functionality and style with a shelf feature.
    • Incorporate a tongue and groove effect lining for a modern interior.
    • Select a contemporary floor covering to seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor spaces.
    • Infuse elegance with leaded glass.
    • Optimise comfort with underlining to the roof, double glazing, and insulation.
    • Illuminate your space sustainably with solar lighting.

    Personalise your luxury summer house with these contemporary elements, creating a modern haven that reflects your style and preferences.

  • Are summer houses easy to maintain?

    When spring and summer roll around, it’s time to clear out the house and re-energise the garden.

    For guidelines and advice on maintaining your building throughout its lifespan, take a look at the Scotts 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 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 get in touch.

Your Garden Building Step by Step

Simply follow through the step-by-step approach to identify the different choices and to select your preferred features. Choose from building designs, roof options, modern colour finishes and luxury fabric styles as well as a variety of contemporary optional extras.

Our website will help you to pick what style or size of summer house that you like, plus start the process of identifying colours and those luxurious extras that will work for you. You can easily identify what appeals to you and what features are necessary to create your dream outdoor room here or alternatively contact us in the form below and request a brochure.

  • Choose a model and colour finish to complement or contrast with your garden.

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  • Choose whether you require integral seating and upholstery. Where seating and upholstery are chosen, select a fabric design.

    Find out more
  • Choose your preferred roof material.

    Find out more
  • Finally, choose any optional extras to personalise your building.

    Find out more
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