Calico Critters Deluxe Village House
It is larger than the townhome but smaller than the Cloverleaf Manor so ideal for those who want a medium sized playset that doesn’t require a large space or price commitment.
A unique design, with six rooms and three floors along with various outdoor areas to play in the house entertain kids for hours at a time.
Like the other sets and accessories in the Calico Critters range the Deluxe Village House will last children through a number of ages and stages of their childhood, because of the product’s durability and timelessness. As children grow bigger they will still be drawn to the house’s charm and attention to detail .
As a parent I am keenly aware of the number of plastic doll houses on the market that do not stand the test of time. Things break easily or the appeal wanes within months. Wooden doll houses are wonderful alternatives but often do not offer the level of detail. For me the Calico Critters range is a compromise I am happy to make.
The greatest seal of approval is a child’s long term interest in a product and one that you can continue to accessorize through the years, adding value to the original purchase.
The Calico Critters Deluxe Village House (known as the Oakwood Manor in Sylvanian Families) is a three storey house and the split-level storeys are staggered.
The ground floor has the largest floorspace area while the second floor has less area it butts out on a landing area while the top floor resembles an attic with dormer windows. In addition around the side of the house are two smaller room areas for close and cozy play. The house measures approximately 18.2 x 19.5 x 19.5 inches.
It really is a well-though out design and quite different from the open plan style of the Cloverleaf Manor, with a number of discrete play areas for children to separate the family figures. There is a ladder connecting the second and third floors while a spiral staircase winds around to allow critters to move form the first to the second floor.
All the doors and windows open up to let in the fresh air of the Cloverleaf country side and mother and father critter can chat on the sizable porch while the little critters wreak havoc sliding down the balustrade.
It really is a fun house and you can see why this is the most popular of the Calico Critters Houses. Little girls (and boys) will relish this house for years and so will the rabbits, mice and whichever cuddly family chooses to call this home.
Deluxe Village House Overview
Size: Perfect size, not too small not too big. Allows high degree of frustration free playability without taking up too large a footprint or breaking the bank.
Style: Very intelligent design that allows for separate areas of play for more than one child to play at the same time or for a child to absorb themselves in play by themselves. The separate rooms, landings, porch and staircase are standout features.
Durability: Made from the same thick and sturdy material that Calico Critters are known for, the plastic does not bend easily and just feels more sturdy than most other types of doll house. In terms of interest level you can expect this to span a number of childhood stages.
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You can access the rest of the house reviews via our Calico Critters Home Reviews page.