Le Toy Van Sweetheart Cottage Large Wooden Doll House
The Sweetheart Cottage not only helps your kids to learn coordination and social skills, it also encourages a creative imagination which is what being a child is all about. So if your kid (boy or girl) show interest in a doll house, this is the one to get.
Fully furnished, complete with a detailed interior, opening windows, roof and doors plus much more, the Sweetheart Cottage Doll House from Le Toy Van promises fun and interactive play for kids. But how exactly does the product stand up to a hyper active, and destructive child such as my daughter? Let’s find out in our review.
Le Toy Van Doll House Review
What Are You Buying?
The Sweetheart Cottage Doll House from Le Toy Van is a large wooden doll house designed to feel as close to the real thing as possible. The company has been making imaginative toys since 1955, and I recently found out that most of their toys have won multiple awards.
This particular doll house measures 44 by 35 by 63cm and is labeled suitable for kids over the age of 2.5 years. It’s made from durable and sustainable rubberwood so it can withstand daily use and conserve the environment at the same time.
While shopping, I checked out a lot of these dollhouses. But what really made me go for the Sweetheart cottage was the high level of detail and accessories it had. Not only does each component seem expertly crafted, but the size is large enough to actually appreciate the details. From the outside, you can see a fully painted and decorated exterior complete with hearts, a flower motif and glitter on the roof.
In addition to being hand painted, the Le Toy Van Sweetheart Cottage Large Wooden Doll House tries to emulate a typical house. This is evident by the closing shutters, roof, windows and doors. Likewise, the doll house comes with a 37 piece furniture and accessory set. This includes furniture for the kitchen, dining room and bedroom.
Other accessories that will help the doll house come to life include Bunny and Guinea – the household pets. There’s also a nursery set complete with a high chair and buggy. And lastly, no home is complete without a family – there are dolls with unique looks to complete your doll house family.
How Easy Is It to Use?
Like most kids toys, the Sweetheart Cottage Large Wooden Doll House is breeze to use. From the larger size that lets my daughter access all rooms easily all the way to fun and interactive accessories, there’s nothing much you need to teach your kids here.
For one, there’s no one particularly set theme. The cottage encourages kids of all ages to engage in unique, imaginative play. The furniture and other accessories can be used anywhere encouraging creativity and imaginative flair. What’s more, the kids work on their organizational and coordination skills.
At 10 Kg, Sweetheart Cottage Large Wooden Doll House is a bit heavy for the little ones to carry around. As such, you’ll want to put it somewhere where it won’t need to be moved a lot. And lastly, the doll house is made from high quality and ecofriendly materials. The paint used is non toxic and has been tested to ensure your kids are safe while playing with the accessories.
What Accessories Are Included?
Upon making your purchase, you can expect to find the following items in the box:
- Le Toy Van Sweetheart Cottage Large Wooden Doll House
- 1x furniture set
However, there are some accessories that go hand in hand with this purchase. You could add more accessories such as the pet set, nursery set and family set to fill up the large house. These include pets, a hutch, food and water bowls, carrots, mother, father, sister and brother dolls and well as a bay nursery with all the necessary baby things.
What We Think About It?
- Beautifully hand painted and decorated exterior
- Large enough (not too large) dimensions
- Workable components with opening doors, windows, shutters and roof
- Furniture included
- Weak glue used to hold some components together tends to come loose
Anything Else You Should Know?
While many different companies specialize in kids’ toys, not many of them could say that their toys are award winning. Le Toy Store has won numerous awards for a wide range of their toys. Fortunately, the Le Toy Van – Sweetheart Cottage Large Wooden Doll House is no exception. This large doll house has won the Loved by Children Award 2015 for being the most popular doll crib of the year.
Looking at what other people had to say about the Sweetheart Cottage Large Wooden Doll House, it’s clear that almost everyone is satisfied with their purchase. Of course, I did notice that some people claimed they got a few broken pieces of furniture. However, the manufacturer always replaced either the pieces or the entire doll house.
The Sweetheart Cottage not only helps your kids to learn coordination and social skills, it also encourages a creative imagination which is what being a child is all about. So if your kid (boy or girl) show interest in a doll house, this is the one to get. Who knows, you just might be raising a talented interior designer and house decorator.
Where To Buy?
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