Shire Pixie Wooden Playhouse (6'x4'+1'6")

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Product Code (PIXIE)

With its two large windows and glazed door the Pixie playhouse has a very light interior.  Perfectly sized for the mid-size garden and with its veranda to provide shade this is guaranteed fun for all your fairy folk!

This timber playhouse has been manufactured from smooth planed whitewood pine from sustainable forests. It is supplied flat packed for ease of handling and complete with felt, fixings, glazing and comprehensive instructions. The playhouse will have been given an industry standard base coat for protection in transit but to ensure years of enjoyment from your playhouse a further weatherproofing topcoat will need to be applied within six weeks of assembly. Alternatively you can opt to have a top coat applied before the playhouse is shipped to you, simply choose this option from the drop down list.

We also offer an installation service should you wish to save time and have us build the playhouse for you, again, simply choose this from the options available.

Please note: Painting (apart from top coat) is not currently available for this product, we apologise for this


The Shire Playhouses are manufactured with 34 x 34mm framing. They come with 12mm thick shiplap cladding on the walls and floor, with an 8mm solid sheet OSB roof. A single door is supplied with a ring handle and acrylic  windows are supplied as standard. You are also able to add additional opening windows and window boxes (if applicable) using the drop downs above.

Preservative/Painting Option

All playhouses in the Shire garden building range are supplied pre-treated inside and out with a quality, water-based, non-toxic, anti-fungicidal base coat. This ensures that your garden building is protected in transit and is ready to accept any preservative colour of your choice. The building shown above has been painted for photographic purposes only. You may decide to have your playhouse treated at the factory with a protective topcoat to ensure an even application. Simply select this in the drop down above.

Factory Painting

We are delighted to offer you a painted option on the whole range of Shire playhouses (Platforms, ballustrade and facias are not included in the painting option). We may not be able to match the image shown, please phone to discuss. This will be performed in the factory using Protek Royal shades as shown below. All you need to do is choose the additional painted option from the drop down menus above and select a colour from below. Once you've decided on your colour choice simply select your colour choice using the drop down above. Your chosen colour will be used for the main body of the playhouse and any trim will be painted Protek Snow

DIY Assembly

Our playhouses are supplied in a flat-pack modular design allowing for easy transportation through your house or garage. They are designed for home assembly and come with comprehensive build instructions. No professional experience is necessary. Please click here to view the build instructions for this playhouse. Please note: These assembly instructions can change at any time without notice.

Professional Assembly

If you have any concerns about building your playhouse we are happy to offer a build service for all our Shire playhouses. So if your life is just a little too busy to spend time building a playhouse at the weekend or you just feel that you would prefer to leave it to the professionals; then why not book them in to do the job by selecting the option from the drop down menu above. All they require is clear access and a suitably prepared, firm, level site to be ready when the installers arrive. Please click here to view the Guide to Preparing a Base.

General Information

All information given has been supplied by the manufacturer, and is as accurate as possible. We recommend that you install the building on a solid, free-draining base (please see pdf above for a Guide to Preparing a Base), with at least 60cm free space all around for maintenance. You should treat all sections with a high quality, spirit-based preservative prior to assembly, and subsequently every year in accordance with the manufacturers instructions. Please ensure that regular general maintenance is carried out on all moving parts, and that the roofing felt is regularly inspected, and replaced if required.



More Information
Brand Shire
Dimensions 6' x 4' + 1'6"
Windows 1 Window in Door, 2 Opening Windows
Glazing Acrylic
Eaves Height 3'7" (111cm) internal 3'9" (115cm) external
Ridge Height 4'10" (147cm) internal 5' 2" (157cm) external
Door 638mm x 1006mm
Roof 8mm OSB

Shire have been producing garden buildings since 1981 from their impressive factory near Cambridge in the UK. They have consistently expanded over the years, skills have been passed on within their factories and warehouses which now occupy some 20 acres. They have invested in the best equipment and have facilities that include a planing mill, self-contained joinery production, undercover timber store and large warehouses that can hold some 20,000 buildings in stock.   Shire specialise in supplying good value for money playhouses, sheds and summerhouses.

All Shire buildings are produced to the highest standards using quality materials from sustainable sources. The timber is imported direct from Russia and Scandinavia it is slow grown and only the best grades are used.  Shire pride themselves on good value for money products and have products suitable for every budget.  

All the Shire wooden playhouses come with Perspex windows, safety hinges, roofing felt and an industry standard preservative base coat.  There are British and European standards that apply to playhouses. Since July 2011, all toys sold in the European Union must comply with the European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, enacted in the UK as the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.  The British Standard BS EN 71, which comes in many parts, explains how manufacturers should meet the requirements of the Directive, stating how toys should be manufactured and tested and the safety warnings they must carry.

Shire playhouses have been tested to the relevant standard since the 1980’s.

All the Shire wooden playhouses come with Perspex windows, safety hinges, roofing felt and an industry standard preservative base coat.

With the Shire playhouse range you know you are getting a quality built "Little House" for your children.

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FREE DELIVERY - This item is despatched free of charge for delivery within 7-21 working days to most UK postcodes. If you have selected installation this can take up to 28 days.

This playhouse is delivered flat-packed to kerbside. Please be aware that these lead times can be extended during the busier months of the year. Please contact us if the delivery date is crucial. When you receive your confirmation email from us, visit to arrange the delivery of your item. If you are having installation you will be contacted by Shires directly to arrange a convenient date for delivery. Any optional extras are likely to increase these lead times. If you are having installation you must complete the terms and conditions regarding access and base requirements prior to Shire arranging a convenient installation date.

Delivery Surcharge Areas

Surcharge amounts are indicated on the below map. Once your postcode is entered at the point of order the correct surcharge amount will be added to your order.

Unfortunately we are not able to deliver to the Yellow Zone, or to any island or offshore areas.

Installation Surcharge Areas

Installation surcharge amounts are indicated on the below table.  If you require installation in these areas, please check this item out and we will contact you to take the additional surcharge amount before processing your order.

Shire Installation Surcharge Areas

We're sorry we can't ship directly to the rest of the world but we are happy to liaise with a UK freight forwarder to arrange delivery overseas. To do this simply enter your freight forwarder's details in the delivery address at checkout. If you have any queries please contact us.

If you are exporting this product, we can provide you with documentation to enable you to reclaim the VAT.  Please contact us for more information.

At a Glance
  • Beautifully light and airy
  • Feels spacious with its additional verandah
  • Encourages imaginative play