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I bought my twin girls aged three the dream town rose petal cottage for christmas this year. The rose petal cottage cost me £60 from amazon with free postage.
When the cottage arrived it looked great, it comes in a yellow cardboard box with a rope carry handle with a picture of the house on the box.
In the dream town rose petal cottage range their are many accessories you can buy and as this was a joint gift for my girls i went a head and bought the extra accessories being a table and chairs, cooker, washing machine, sink and tea set their is loads more you can choose from.
On christmas eve i built the house up with my partner and this was my first time actually looking at the house up close. Firstly i noticed the poles to build the frame are plastic and have the corner joins just the same as a normal cheap wendy house slightly disappointing. The poles do slot together very easily and the whole frame takes around 20 minutes to build and that was with my partner helping.
Putting the fabric cover over the frame was the most difficult part as it was a tight fit and took a fair bit of tugging however once on it looks lovely.
The fabric cover is pink with loads of detail including mesh windows with curtains, tiles on the roof, a working door that closes with small magnets, a cat flap, letterbox. The house is built in two halves and when built can be pushed together to make the house closed over so entry to the house can be made through the door or the two halves open to have more playing space. I did have the house open for my girls to both play then closed over as it takes up less space but means only one child can play inside. On the box of the house it states age 3 years plus but would also be suitable for children aged two as well.
My daughters were thrilled on christmas morning to see santa had brought them the rose petal cottage as it was on their christmas list. Rose petal cottage was played with for two whole days and my girls loved it unfortunately the plastic poles run along the top of the fabric floor witch has cause one of my girls to trip over the pole and it cracked and now it has broke completely. I have fixed it with a bit of tape but now another pole has gave way, the main pole on the inside holding the house up.
My girls are small for their age, very dainty and carefully look after their toys so this is not the reason for the house starting to give way, it is the poor quality plastic poles. I would have loved to recommend this house because it looks beautiful , but for the money these cost it is bad quality, poorly made and a disappointment to me and my children. I would not recommend this house to anyone.
My girls are still playing on and off with the house and i'm still taping up the broken poles now and then, in the meantime i have put a rug over the threshold poles to save any more tripping but i know its a matter of time before the house ends up in the bin.
Do not recommend this one.
My little girl drove us crazy for this, every time we turned on the tv the advert would come on and my little girl would sing the jingle, needless to say that we gave in.
We bought it two years ago when Ellie was 3 and she still loves playing with it today. It was expensive to buy the house and all the furniture, but it is cheaper to buy now. It's well made and has really lasted the test of time. It's really cute and I would've loved it when I was a little girl.
When my partner tried to set it up he lost his rag, but being a bloke that's normal, so I took over and within 10 minutes Ellie was in there.
She loves the little stable door and the fact she can hide away in there for hours in her own little world or open the house up when she has friends round to play.
What I like about the cottage is that it's quite compact when you want to store it away, it's still quite tall but it fits all together with all the furniture still inside and tucks neatly into the corner of Ellie's room when she wants more space to play with her other toys.
Overall I'm glad we bought this, it has provided hours of fun and was built to last.
Every little girl should have Rose Petal Cottage!
Dream town rose petal cottage-
The rose petal play house,is truly a chocolate box cottage!
Its pink with a blue stable door with two halves even has a cat flap,The windows have window boxes with overflowing flowers and lots of pretty rustic charm!
The cottage comes with its on little cooker with opening doors and a hob with tiled surround ( its Mdf) but its water resistant which is very handy!
You can play inside it or open it up for added space, especially if theres more than 2 children at once!
For storage space you can put one half of the cottage in the other, or you can leave it open and store all there toys in there (which is what i do!)
Not just for the kids but the kitten seems to love it too, i must admit i was quite smitten with it when i first bought it for my daughter, its so charming and sweet.
Its lightweight but also sterdy and strong,its cosy and alot of detail has been added to the play house, it has fabric curtains and nets and mesh windows.
Its out of stock in most retailers although i had a look and you can order from amazon or toyrus!
My daughter is happy with her house and does play in it, its nice they have their own personal space although i do get dragged in there sometimes and made hostage!Its made from 2 years plus but i would use it from 12 months plus as your child wouldnt be able to use it for too long, they would out grow it as the house has been made pretty small with limited head space, alot smaller than some wendy houses.
I think its a very pretty looking cottage and alot of detail has been put into the house, the houses are retailing at around £50 now which is half the price i paid, i think they are good value.
You can add extras to the house but due to limited space we havent bought too much although would like to get the sink!
115 (h) x 100 (w) x 100 (d) cm
I think I wanted this more than my daughter when I saw the adverts!
I got it for a christmas present when she was just turning 2. It was on offer in argos along with the cooker, sink and washer. Its a really cute little house made from a plastic frame and a nylon type material. I must admit i was a little disappointed when I opened the box. Even on offer, I feel that it is overpriced for the quality of the materials. I had expected it to be hard to assemble (as i had read other peoples reviews!), but actually, I found it no trouble on my own. It was smaller than I expected, and the appliances are tiny, and made only of cardboard.
However on christmas morning my little girl loved it!!!. It is just the right size for her (2-3 years). It is advertised suitable from 2-8, but I think she will probably outgrow it in a couple of years. At the moment she plays with it all the time, making meals, putting the washing in, putting her dollies to bed, etc. All her little friends love playing in it together, and in the summer i might take it outside. Overall I am happy that i got this for her at the age we did. Any older, I may have been a little more dissapointed.
I bought my duaghters aged 2 &4 the Rose Petal Cottage and it is used daily.It comes flat pack as a metal frame with the material to go over the top. It took about half an hour to put together and is quite sturdy once assembled. It comes in 2 sections and can either be pushed together to make one enclosed house or seperated to use open plan. The cottage itself is very pretty and girly, predominantly pink with pictures of trailing roses. It has 3 mesh windows with real curtains atached and a stable type 2 part door with a cat flap. The door closes with velcro fasteners. When not in use, one section can be pushed inside the other and any contents put inside. It also comes with a little cooker with a hob that has turnable dials and opening oven doors. There are no lights or sounds so no batteries required. This cooker also comes flat pack but can be put together easily in minutes.
Overall a nice little wendy house that can fit 3 small children easily.
I brought this toy recently for my daughter whom is four years old, and she absolutely adores it, and has played with it non stop, and also her little friends that come and play after school are loving it too.
I must admit although she had seen the adverts on television and did the usual "mummy mummy, quick come here!! look!! I want that" but I hear that about 100 times a day from her, so then she took to ringing it in the Argos book with her crayons so many times it was ridiculous , but I thought it was quite expensive for what I thought was basically a tent, but she was very persistent. (Takes after her mummy!!) So eventually I gave in.
Anyway I had some vouchers for early learning centre and then received a 20 percent discount from the ELC Birthday club, so I ended up buying this house for very little.
The best price I can find on the net at the moment for any of you that are tempted is probably still ELC, which is priced at 70 pounds but if you use a voucher code, which you can get easy enough from Hotukdeals.com then you can get 20 percent off this price taking it down to 56 pounds.
When received it was really nicely packaged although the box was not as big as I had originally expected, so I thought maybe the tent was a bit smaller than I had thought but it was not, its just that it all comes flat packed, ready for assembly.
The size of the house is height 115 cm width 100cm and depth 100 cm. So ok its a bit of pain space wise as we only have a little house, but it is good to store away in the aspect that all the additional accessories that you can buy for the house such as the cooker that comes free with this product and then items such as the sink, washing machine, lounge furniture etc that you may purchase separately can fit very nicely inside the house.
I have found the quality brilliant, and also very durable although I have read lots of reviews where people have thought its flimsy, I suppose it depend on what your child is like, my daughter is quite good and respectful of her toys yet my son is like a bull in a china shop, so probably would not last five minutes with him.
It has a really gorgeous fabric cover, with the cottage design on, which fits over poles in a similar way as most other wendy houses. It also has doors and windows that really open, which my daughter loves. My hubby was meant to find this house extremely easy to assemble, the poles were slightly tricky to line up correctly with the fabric, but a bit of patience is all that's needed and a steady hand, hence the reason my hubby ended up throwing a pole, getting a coffee and retreating to the bedroom to watch Top Gear, while I finished off, was very simple for me to do though.
The house is in lovely colors, and very girly, although my nephew whom is the same age, has enjoyed playing with it as well,
Its great for their imagination and creativity and my daughter can spend hours and hours in here, shouting out from the front door that "no boys are allowed" and "mummy can you pop over for a cuppa!!!" She has had tea parties, discos all sorts of great events have taken place in this house and she has not got bored at all. She has also pretended it was a vets, shop, doctor surgery and my favorite was when she pretended it was a hairdressers, and she ended up telling her dollies they had to start using treatments and they should really think about using better shampoo to make their hair stay in a better condition, was so funny. She has two aunties that are both hairdressers, so I think it must be in her blood.
The fabric cover for the outside of the house is really easy to wipe down also, my daughter has got all sorts down it before, and each time has been very easy to wipe off just with a wet cloth.
Inside the house it's all printed as though you were in a really cottage, so is really and again all easy to wipe down in case sticky fingers get everywhere.
Price wise I know people think that it's overpriced for what is essentially a wendy house but if you shop around you can get some good deals on this range and package deals if you are buying the other accessories.
You will not regret this buy, I can promise you that any little girl will get so much enjoyment out of this toy, it's just brilliant for role playing and pretend play and is so nice to see them use thier imagination especially with a toy they love so much.
It really is very pretty in design and my daughter is very proud of it, and its the first toy she shows anyone whom comes to play.
I bought Rose Petal Cottage for my daughter's birthday in May this year after a lot of persuasion to my husband (he thought it was too big!)! I had initially found a good deal at Argos on-line, but every time I tried to buy the house it was out of stock (and I tried several of their stores). It then became my mission to try and find the house somewhere and I soon discovered it was out of stock everywhere! In the end we got a good deal from eBay, for about £50 which included the free stove and free delivery.
The house itself was not the easiest thing to put together. We managed to get the frame together fairly easily, but trying to get the cover over the frame was very difficult, and at one point we thought we were going to rip the cover. Once on, we were very pleased with the house, it has a good design with window boxes with roses on, and a little handle on the door and it even has a stable door which is very cute! I liked the attention to detail, such as the letter box which can actually be used properly, whereas I would have expected that it would just be a picture. There are also little magnets on the door so that when you close it, the magnets stick to the frame and it can close and stay closed.
The house is in two parts so it can be stored easily, as one half is slightly smaller so it just slots into the other part. It does take up quite a lot of room, standing at roughly 3.5 feet, and its about 3.5 foot square, so you do need to have plenty of room to have it out.
Once inside, your little girl can pretend to be mummy and prepare pretend meals, as the stove has knobs that really turn and an oven door that opens!
We also bought the washing machine and sink and these make really lovely little additions. You can also buy laundry sets with a wash basket, ironing board, and a vanity set and they also sell dining sets with a table and 2 chairs! Everything comes flat packed and they just slot together. The kitchen set which includes the sink and the washing machine is £40 at Early Learning Centre, as is their nursery set, which includes a rocking cradle, changing table and changing mat. The armchair is £13 and the table and 2 chair set is £20. You can also buy food products such as cakes and pizzas and saucepans. You can really go to town buying all this stuff!
When you buy the sets they come with little coupons, 2 in each pack. Once you have 4 you can send off a cheque for £3.99 to the manufacturer and they will send you a wooden spoon, a mixing bowl, 2 fabric muffins and an apron! Makes playtime very fun - they never want to come out! Even our 12 month old likes it in there!
Recommended to all children who like role playing. A great birthday or christmas present, and the great thing is you can ask people to buy the smaller sets as gifts while you buy the house!
I bought the Rose Petal Cottage for my 2.5 year old daughter for Christmas 2008 - i was so excited when i saw it advertised, more so than my daughter but i shopped around and found it on Early Learning Centre's website for £70 and free delivery. Although this seemed a lot for a 'wendy house' i did notice the steel frame and beautiful design and it came with a cooker that you can see in the main picture.
Christmas day could not come quickly enough in our house and as soon as presents were opened the tree came down and myself and my neighbour set about putting together the cottage. It was no easy feat. It is very complicated with an inner layer which you fit around the steel frames (all i can say is make sure you fit them tightly or the cover will not fit) and then you zip the outer layer around it. As i said really complicated!
Rose Petal Cottage stands at about 4 feet tall you can fit the two sides together as above. This cottage features real-life characteristics, the door has a letter-box! and has magnets in to ensure the door really closes. The windows are dressed and the curtains can be closed ot open. The chimney has a small plastic piece to make it stand up but this must be removed to fit the two halves together into space saving mode!
The little cooker is card and plastic but very sturdy and excellent fun!
The Dream Town Rose Petal Cottage box includes: 2 fabric cottage covers, 38 poles, 28 connector pieces, Rose Petal stove (6 pieces) and instructions for easy assembly and is recommended for 3+
You can also purchase accesories such as sofas, washers and dryers, nursery furniture and much more. My daughter got the additional set of cot and change table for xmas and that was very easy to assemble and beautiful quality. In the box i got a leaflet to collect stamps to get a cooking set for just 4.99 postage. In the nursery set i got an additional amount and have recently sent off for this - it is taking a while though...... Still for practically nothing its well worth it!
The house is large and does take up quite a bit of room but it is beautiful and i know any lil girl would love it (and my son's do too!)
Rose Petal Cottage is part of the Dream Town Collection, a unique playhouse and role play series. Rose Petal Cottage is a place where children can play, imagine and discover new things. It's a lightweight cottage that's made just for children that's small enough to be cozy and big enough for a world of make-believe.