The Potting Shed is a lovely cottage snuggled up on the side of Dove Dale with incredible views way out across the valley. As you leave the Ashbourne to Buxton road and head for the cottage there is something almost magical as you 'drop over the edge' into the Dale with its dramatic hills and lovely sparkling river.
Locations don't come much better than this and nor does the cottage which is a 'quart in a pint pot' little hide-a-way that's the perfect base for exploring the Peak District.
Get up early on your first morning and watch the sun light up the beautiful valley. Have a scrumptious breakfast on the cottage patio to set yourselves up for a hard day's exploring. Wander across to the lovely village of Longnor for elevenses in the village cafe, to buy a lunchtime picnic from the 'real' village store, or to browse around the really interesting craft centre. And then just head out on the numerous local footpaths and lose yourselves in this incredible landscape.
An attractive one-room living/bedroom/kitchen area. The living space has two chairs, a fold away table and T.V,Wi Fi together with a very comfortable double bed. The kitchen space has a two-burner hob, microwave, sink and fridge. A separate little shower room with shower and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating and power are included. There is a secluded garden with furniture. Parking for two cars is available. One pet is allowed. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year. Booking for Christmas and New Year are from Tuesday to Tuesday.
The Potting Shed and Bank Pottery can be booked together to sleep six.
Nearest pub - Crowdecote 200 yds. Nearest village shop - Longnor 1.mile. Nearest supermarket - Buxton 5 miles.
"What an amazing and quaint place to stay!! We both enjoyed every moment spent here. We had beautiful walks and amazing food and hospitality at the local pub and also got engaged to be married Yippee!!! We'll definitely be coming again and will be highly recommending the Potting Shed. Thanks for an amazing time"
Written by Darren ,Dawn and Darcy the dog, 02nd March 2020
"Cosy and cute. Shame about the weather"
Written by Jennie and Glen (the dog), 23rd February 2020
"Compact, comfortable and warm (dogs loved the underfloor heating) Thank you for the lovely stay, we will highly recommend. Lovely pub, landlord and his chef wife were extremely friendly, even giving us a drink before they were open! Great food and beer, great walks and views, can't wait to return. Thank you."
Written by Paul, Sharon, Rupert and Willow., 03rd December 2019
"The Potting shed is small but mighty ! Rudi the dog loved being able to pop out to the garden. The underfloor heating took some getting used to, but fab. Really central location to explore the Peaks. Nice and quiet for a good nights sleep. Great local gastro pubs. Thanks for having us Heidi, a la prochaine."
Written by Charlie and Rudi, Bolton, 17th November 2019
"Lovely place to stay. Beautiful views, dogs liked the garden, ideal location - secluded but easy access to local towns. Leek is ace !"
Written by Angela and Lance, 05th November 2019
"Very enjoyable break. Dogs loved the garden. Had a shopping day in Bakewell, which was fantastic Had a relaxing day at Ilam, thought we'd try the stepping stones, due to the slight flooding, that turned out to be an energetic 6 mile walk/ hike! Pint at the Pack Horse Inn to get over the shock. Had a family get together in Stone on a barge boat. Fantastic chilling 5 days. Loved the underfloor heating."
Written by Donna and Chaz, and Nigel and Piperogo (dogs) Redcar (Cleveland), 11th October 2019
"Had a lovely week. Cottage very cosy and warm. Colours at this time of year are beautiful. Had a walk along the river at Chatsworth and saw plenty of deer,Ellie the dog loved it. The garden here is very nice with plenty of great views. We hope to come again next year."
Written by David and Margaret and Ellie, 08th October 2019
"Had a lovely time despite the rain! Views wonderful, cottage cosy and warm and very well equiped. Thank you for the supplies, we look forward to returning in the future."
Written by Clive and Elaine (Kent), 27th September 2019
"Very enjoyable stay, no complaints.?? Fantastic views, underfloor heating a nice bonus. Comfortable bed clean and compact. Thanks for the welcome pack. Good food and ale in the local Packhorse pub.?? Good fish and chips at Longnor.?? Lovely walks. Sorry Buxton (our dog) didn't get any sausages!"
Written by Marcus and Judith (Wiltshire), 13th September 2019
"We picked the hottest weekend of the year and our stay was perfect. A great garden and we spent most of our time outside and BBQ'd every night. Well equipped and perfect in every way. We will be back!"
Written by Julie, Greg and Winstone, 22nd April 2019
"A perfect "get away"from it all. A relaxing time was had by us all."
Written by David, Alison,Flossie and Bella, 15th April 2019
"Really cozy little get away. Loved the "Potting shed" - thank you Heidi and Mike. Really comfortable with everything we needed for a short stay. Isla our dog, loved the underfloor heating!! really happy to sleep whenever we were in.Loved the views across the valley - a real novelty coming from Norfolk! Had a lovely meal at the Pack Horse - very friendly atmosphere. Loved the pottery too. Weather mixed - even had snow on our first morning but managed to stay cozy and warm in the Potting Shed."
Written by Gary and Denise plus Isla, Norfolk, 19th March 2019
"Really cosy little get away. Loved the Potting shed - thank you Heidi and Mike. Really comfortable with everything we needed for a short stay. Isla the dog, loved the underfloor heating!! really happy to sleep whenever we were in. Loved the views across the valley, a real novelty coming from Norfolk! Had a lovely meal at the Pack Horse, very friendly atmosphere. Loved the pottery too. Weather mixed, even had snow on our first morning but managed to stay cosy and warm in the Potting shed."
Written by Gary, Denise, Norfolk plus Isla, dog., 19th March 2019
"Thanks for the lovely stay. Great base for walking and taking in the beautiful area."
Written by Gill Peter, Combo and Ali x (the dogs), 25th February 2019
"Essentials for when we arrived. Clear details for the heating etc and all very cosy. Walk to Longnor nice and easy and pub very welcoming. Food anders atmosphere in Pack Horse spot on. Been a lovely break"
Written by Kate and Mark Northampton and Pepper the dog who loved it all!, 25th February 2019
"Thank you so much for the stay in the potting shed, a lovely compact cottage with everything you need. Thank you also for the milk and bread and chocolate, a lovely touch. Food at the Pack Horse pub is lovely, worth a visit. We have enjoyed our stay plus had great weather."
Written by Sharon and Ian and Buster, Northants, 19th February 2019
"Thank you for the potting shed and your welcome, we had a super time. Was hoping to get snowed in so we didn't have to leave!"
Written by Roy and Jane., 09th February 2019
"Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Great meal at the Pack Horse pub. Nice walks from the doorstep."
Written by Steve and Becci Brown, Staffs., 01st January 2019
"Have really enjoyed our stay here - visited Buxton and Bakewell (so handy for both from this location). Wish we could stay longer!!"
Written by Sean and Jean and Junebug, Norfolk, 29th September 2018
"We have had a lovely time staying in this little gem "Potting Shed". We got out and about every day with our little dog. The Pack Horse pub does good food, so it's worth a call. If you like a good breakfast we can recommend the "Cobbles" cafe at Longnor. Thank you Heidi and Mike for providing such lovely accommodation."
Written by Ian and Sheelagh, Barnsley - South Yorkshire, 21st September 2018