Sylvanian Families Cosy Cottage Starter Home Review

Who remembers Sylvanians? As a child I would spend hours playing with my Sylvanian Families and for Birthdays and Christmas I loved nothing more than getting new figures and furniture to add to my collection. I knew they were still popular and so have secretly been looking forward to playing them with Ava, so when I was asked if we would like to check out the Sylvanian Families Cosy Cottage Starter Home of course I said yes, probably a bit too quickly.

The Cosy Cottage comes with over 10 pieces including the main house, one figure (Freya chocolate Rabbit girl) and furniture including removable bedding. It also came with a little frying pan, plate, omlette and a fork. I thought these parts may be a bit small for Ava who is just two to play with but these were some of her favourite parts. I just had to keep an eye on her and follow her around when she carried the food in the frying pan. 

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The Cosy cottage is a great item from the Sylvanian Families range for those starting out to purchase as it has enough of the items to play with and see if your child is a fan, which she is. I’m not sure who had more fun playing with it actually. The great thing about Sylvanians is that you can keep adding to them, the cosy cottage can be joined up with other homes so they can create their own little village. I had a house and my sister a tree house and we would put them together and play with all our figures creating little stories. 

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My Mum and Dad actually kept a lot of our Sylvanians and after seeing the pictures of Ava playing with them yesterday they got them out of the loft for her. As soon as we got to their house this morning she was off playing with them and putting the figures to bed or sitting them on the chairs.

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One of the things I love about the Sylvanian Families is the attention to detail. The cupboard doors of the kitchen sink and the front door for example can be opened and closed, the bedding is removable, and the furniture is perfectly proportioned. 

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The Sylvanian Families Cosy Cottage Starter Home retails for around £20 and would make a great Christmas present. I can’t wait to start adding to Ava’s Sylvanian Families collection.

Disclosure: We were sent a Sylvanian Families Cosy Cottage Starter Home for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 



  1. November 23, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    This is lovely. Alice was looking at on the television the other night and I told her mummy used to play with it too. Now it is on her Christmas list, so she can be like mummy x

  2. November 25, 2016 / 7:59 am

    I collected Sylvania families when I was a child and I loved them so very much. They are all still in my parents loft. I can’t wait to see if we have a children and if they love them as much as I did. I know what you mean about you aren’t sure who enjoyed playing with them more. I think I would love playing with them again.

    Sally @ Life Loving

  3. November 25, 2016 / 8:47 am

    oh wow, this is a blast from the past! What a great set, your little one looks like she’s loving it 🙂 x #PicknMix

  4. Helen
    November 25, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Aww this reminds me of my childhood so much! I used to spend hours playing with Sylvanians and I can’t wait for my daughter to be old enough to play with them 🙂 #picknmix

    Helen x

  5. November 25, 2016 / 9:07 am

    aahh these are so sweet, the attention to detail is amazing. Great little christmas present!



  6. November 25, 2016 / 9:20 am

    This is a great gift for kids-especially girls. It certainly has the tendency to make parents – moms play like a kid again:)

  7. November 25, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    How cute! I remember having these when I was little, I hope my daughters will like them too!


  8. November 25, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    When I was little Sylvanian Families were my world! They are such a special, timeless toy! #PicknMix

  9. November 25, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Oh my gosh this takes me back to when i was little. i used to have so many of them! #picknmxi

  10. November 25, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    We LOVE sylvannian families here! We recently reviewed some and the girls have fallen in love with them all and now they’ve got a list a mile long of things they want for Christmas! Gorgeous photos, this cottage is on their list too! #picknmix

  11. November 25, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    I was born before Sylvanians came out but they do look very sweet. Cute photos. #picknmix

  12. November 26, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Aw I used to LOVE Sylvanian families, we had loads!

    Stevie xx

  13. November 27, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    It’s lovely to see that the Sylvanian Families have survived time. They are lovely and remind me a little of Brambley Hedge characters. #PicknMix

  14. November 27, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I love this! I really want to get some for Amelia but I have a real thing about having full collections and we just wouldn’t have the room haha! I may start her off with this one though and have to curb my obsessiveness! #Picknmix

  15. November 28, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    I never had sylvanian families when I was little but I remember being very jealous of a friend who did. I think my 2yr old would love this so adding it to her wish list now x

  16. November 29, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    oh my gosh I remember these! I always wanted one but I never actually got one! Poor me! lol I would like to buy one for my eldest but theres too many small pieces for my youngest to lose! haha great review though, I almost want to get one for myself #picknmix

  17. December 1, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    BB would love this…in fact I would love it!! #picknmix

  18. December 2, 2016 / 12:59 am

    I had a Sylvanian families house & I loved it as a child! Keep wondering if my kids would like one! #PicknMix

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