I can hear laughter. As I knock it all goes silent, just one little voice whispers 'quick run'. I open the door as the last foot escapes through the tiny backdoor. All I hear is footsteps and giggles as they run through the garden undergrowth.
The black Bothy is inspired by the Bothies in Scotland, Wales & England and the beautiful black barns we see punctuating our rugged landscape. Our Bothy Playhouse is pared-back and minimal, black on the outside and wonderfully light on the inside. A simple structure to inspire, providing a blank canvas for their play.
The Bothy has a 2nd mezzanine floor to make it feel like a real home and where they can lie and gaze through the double picture window watching the leaves gently blow; a side hatch for serving what ever delights they conjure up; a tiny back door, which only a child can fit through and a spy hole in the door, to see if it is friend or foe approaching.
The idea of a 2 storey playhouse brought such delight to our children. We have designed a mezzanine that can be slid from one side to the other, with a beautiful rabbit hole to climb up through and positioned the mezzanine just at the right height to make the jump to the ground feel adventurous (option to add a frontage if you have very young children).
The Bothy is available in 2 sizes: 1.45metre square or 1.85metre square, both have the same features.
Bothy 1.45 Single / 1m45cm square single skin plywood / £1400
Bothy 2.0 Single / 1m85 square, 2m high single skin plywood / £1700
Bothy 2.0 Double / 1m85 square, 2m high double skinned plywood. A space for all seasons, more akin to a child's studio than a traditional playhouse / £2650 without insulation / £2900 with Welsh lambs wool insulation.
Our Bothies are made from FSC certified high grade Birch Plywood, treated with non-toxic Black Barn paint and are roofed with Onduline corrugation.
Please get in touch if you want to know more about our beautiful black playhouse - The Bothy.