Calico Critters Cloverleaf Manor
The Manor is a large but cozy place for the calico critters to call home and can be customized with furniture and animals that you can choose (as they are sold separately).
Cloverleaf Manor and Grand Hotel
It is interesting to note that in the Sylvanian Families range the Cloverleaf Manor is known as The Sylvanian Grand Hotel rather than a house, which gives you an idea of its size in relation to the other houses in the series.
As with the Townhome the Cloverleaf Manor can open and close according to play requirements.
Closed, it is a fully realized home in 360 degrees and you can peer through the windows into the interior while opening the two sides out allows easy access to play areas inside. The house measures 36 1/2″ x 20″ x 9 1/4″ opened, 18 1/2″ x 20″ x 14 1/2″ closed.
It is deep enough to fit quite a bit of furniture and still have areas for the cute little critters to move around and interact with each other.
It is the best house in the range for holding all the pieces and providing endless hours of pretend fun, your kids can easily get lost in this for hours at a time without being frustrated by lack of space.
Cloverleaf Manor Features
As well as the interior there is a small balcony on the second floor that you can put a few figures on at most, as well as a larger, more functional rooftop patio area with railings that your critters can use sunbathing or entertaining with a great view.
The chandelier lights up and adds a beautiful ambience to the house at night, you may find your little girl up late at night playing with the house and as it is a battery, the light and the house can be moved together.
There is “stained glass” in a round feature window at the houses’ apex and the French doors that open onto the small veranda also feature designs, which is a beautiful touch.
Outside, the Manor comes with flower window boxes and topiary plants that add to the whole ”grand” look of the house beautifully. You can even take the plants inside or up on the rooftop patio if they tend to get lost on the outside.
Keep in mind that, as with most Calico Critters houses, you need to purchase the furniture and figures in addition to the house. This obviously keeps the purchase price down and also allows you to decorate with your own choice of furniture and characters.
If you are purchasing this for a gift you may want to add a furniture and/or family pack just so your child can play from the outset.
Size: It is bigger than the other houses so if you have the space it is the ideal first Calico Critters House
Style: The Manor is beautifully styled, with many small details that make it continue to appeal to kids for years
Durability:Apart from the Chandelier you can’t purchase replacement parts separately such as the verandah railings.
Having said that, with all the furniture options available to decorate the inside, this may not be of an issue to most parents or kids who play with the home. The plastic is well made and will not break easily. Expect this to last your kids through a number of stages and ages.
Price:With a recommended retail price of $180 it is quite pricey but consider the durability of the playset over time and its size it will be worth the extra investment.
Notes: If ordering online from places like Amazon take note the shipping box comes with a picture of the house on the outside, so get it delivered to a friend if you are saving the house for a surprise!