(on your base)
Perhaps it’s the name ( that Christopher who came to a ‘orrible sticky end, but then I think he spelt his name with a ‘e’ ) or perhaps it’s the “leaded” windows
( there are four of them, so he could have kept a better look out !)
Perhaps I can just see it covered ‘With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine’ as in the Midsummer Nights Dream
( Eglantine is the Sweet Briar rose, and you should see our Himalayan Musk Rose on the Adirondack page.)
Or perhaps I’m just rambling with the Roses !
Back to the Marlow, which I such a sheer delight to both see and to sit awhile in.
The secure glazed double doors really set the scene for this lovely Summerhouse.
Their fittings, like the windows, are of brass and the snug fit of both shows a level of quality built from years of experience.
It’s about 6’ at the eaves, but head room goes up to nearly 10’ ( 3m).
At about 9’ 3” wide (2.82m) and about 8’ 1” (2.46m) deep it’s large enough for family lunches, evening suppers, Oh all sorts of things .........
Three benches are included, add some cushions and it really can be a cosy all weather inglenook, although it is not fully insulated like the ‘Life Spaces’.
Open the windows and doors for Summer long days, when the cold white wine flows, or close them for short Autumn and Winter ones, when Cocoa or Hot Toddy will be really welcome.
The Marlow Summerhouse will give your home a lovely extra room, right in your garden.
As well as a good level base ( don’t worry, it’s not that difficult, see what Joe did on the Arbours page ) you will need an extra pair of hands to assemble your Marlow, although it is very easy with very clear instructions.
It’s parts are very sturdy and quite heavy, and the doors and windows need a steadying hand while you are fitting them.
Why not though let the experts who built your Garden Room get on with assembling it ?
It’s great fun to do your own thing, but sometimes quite nice to sit back and watch !