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. Pets are 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.
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.
"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
"Thank you guys for allowing us to stay in your amazing little hideaway. Had a fab few days of fresh air and peaceful surroundings (Just what the Doctor ordered)."
Written by Lynne, Cody and Dude, Cheshire, 09th September 2018
"Amazing what you've packed into a small space. Had a lovely break with great walks nearby! We will definitely be back to investigate more of the peak district."
Written by Written by Jean and Mike (with Izzy and Benji the dogs), Cornwall,, 05th September 2018
"Despite Brian (the storm!) we had a lovely relaxing stay in the "Potting Shed". Many thanks for the welcome supplies and our introduction to the potter's wheel."
Written by Janice & Mark and Ted & Tilly (the dogs), 27th October 2017
"We have had a restful week in your wonderful "Potting Shed" - beautiful setting with stunning scenery and the birdsong is outstanding. Pub is definitely worth a mention."
Written by Dianne & Bruce, 23rd June 2017
"A fantastic little cottage with breathtaking views. We had lovely walks and visited the Pack Horse pub - very friendly. We will definitely recommend it to our family and friends."
Written by Greg and Joules, 24th April 2017
"A most enjoyable short break-wonderful weather for the time of year ! The perfect location for the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District, for walks ( Lud's "Church", Churnet Valley etc ) and some of the main tourist towns.We found the Potting Shed ideal - comfy and fully equipped for all our needs. Many thanks for everything;we shall look forward to coming here again in the near future. Many regards."
Written by Paul and Gina, Oldbury, 29th September 2014
"Loved the scenery, countryside and quietness. The Potting Shed, although small was ideal for our wee break in a lovely setting."
Written by June and Paul, Aberdeenshire., 13th September 2014
"We loved the compact cosiness of the Potting Shed. Perfect company at the Pack Horse, and you really don't notice the uphill after a couple of drinks! Will definately come again."
Written by j & A Cramp, 01st May 2014
""Compact, yet well thought out, with all amenities considered, brought together to convey home comforts and help relax""
Written by B Lombardi, 01st May 2014