Stylish Summerhouse Transformation Is Perfect She Shed

Retired company director Jane Moyle has created the ultimate she shed in the garden of her Gloucestershire home.

Jane’s she shed won the Cabin/Summerhouse category in the Cuprinol Shed of the Year 2020 competition, and what started out as somewhere to store photo albums soon blossomed into a space for entertaining her 11 grandchildren.

‘It was originally built as a Japanese summerhouse, but was never finished by our predecessors, due to death,’ Jane explains on the entry. ‘It is a haven of peace and tranquility, which considering it is in the middle of a large town is often wondered at by our friends.’

The luxury summerhouse is decked out with sky blue walls and pillared columns, with sunbeds, a sink and a fridge for garden parties, and ample shelving perfect for storing Jane’s photographs and sports equipment. And there’s heating too, ideal for staying warm and cosy into the colder months.

‘I wanted a quiet place to read and relax,’ says Jane. ‘With the folding doors and the decking outside, it is ideal for outdoor meals, sunbathing, reading. But above all, the summerhouse is surrounded by a magnificent huge weeping willow tree, bronze and green Japanese acers, a yellow robinia and a purple smoke shrub.’

Take a peek inside below…




The overall winner of this year’s Shed of the Year 2020 competition went to Bedouin Tree Shed, a family’s nature-inspired refuge built around two living tree trunks in the back garden of their Blackheath home.

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