The Potting Shed

Scottish Borders, Britain
Self-catering


Gorgeous walks, fishing on the river and a lovely bolthole for two with a contemporary, light interior and a comfortable bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Once this housed the heating for the garden glasshouses; now the richly-coloured stonework has been exposed and a floor-to-ceiling glass window allows light to flood in to a crisp, contemporary interior. It’s the perfect bolthole and very private, a mile down a bumpy track, with a wildflower meadow between you and the owners. You have your own garden with a table and chairs, and a delightful deck area overlooking the river Leader. Inside find pale oak floors with rugs, a wood-burning stove in the sitting room, reclaimed tables, a state-of-the-art heat storage range cooker and quirky touches such as old wooden wine boxes instead of tiles behind the sink. The bedroom is simply furnished and cosy with a well-dressed bed; red blinds splash colour onto white walls, as does local art work; the bathroom is modern and functional with fluffy towels and Sedbergh Soap Company goodies. A generous basket is yours: home-baked bread, jam, eggs from the hens, logs – what a lovely gift to arrive to. Walks, and fishing, abound but you may find it hard to leave the sylvan setting and the peace.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Advice on the many walks surrounding The Potting Shed.

Max. 2 dogs.

Surrounded by woodland walks and a river at the bottom of the garden to jump into. Dog heaven, just please don't eat the free-range chickens!

Pricing

Nightly price
from £54
Weekly price
from £375
1 Cottage for 2
From £541 bedroom

Reviews

Just perfect for what I wanted- warm, quiet and cosy for a Christmas "retreat" with myself and dog. Owner was so thoughtful and generous and the place has a lovely atmosphere which instantly made me feel relaxed. It's perfect as a place to stay on ones own- which is pretty unusual. Best footpaths ever!!

Clare, Edinburgh

Let me see....should I write about the beautiful location? River side, tucked away, hens walking by as you enjoy a coffee to the sound of the wind through the trees and birdsong? Or maybe I should comment on the potting shed itself? Immaculate, cosy, bed sheets to die for, fire, decor that makes you feel like you've come home? No. None of that. I think the most important thing to point out is that The Potting Shed has a presence. A soul. If it was a person, The Potting Shed would rub your shoulders, after passing you a glass of wine, whilst dinner is simmering. Stress melting bliss.

Charlotte, Manchester

Beautiful location and a very comfortable and cozy place to stay. The owners have turned this former derelict outbuilding into fantastic accommodation. Tastefully decorated and very high quality furnishings including the comfiest bed and thickest towels ever! Welcome hamper is a lovely touch and was much appreciated after all the lovely walking and cycling in the area. Will definitely return.

Jane

Beautiful location and a very comfortable and cozy place to stay. The owners have turned this former derelict outbuilding into fantastic accommodation. Tastefully decorated and very high quality furnishings including the comfiest bed and thickest towels ever! Welcome hamper is a lovely touch and was much appreciated after all the lovely walking and cycling in the area. Will definitely return.


Sometimes places speak of being the ultimate in relaxation, but I can honestly say that the Potting Shed is worthy of this accolade. It is set far from the madding crowd within a walled garden with 3 adorable mad hens running riot and the River Leaderwater gurgling in the background. Inside, the property was furnished to an excellent standard with a lovely comfy bed. We slept better than we had for agess. There is easy access to Edinburgh, Melrose and numerous local walks from the doorstop, including the stomp to the summit of Black Hill, with stunning views for miles. It was perfect!

Mark

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kate Comins

  • Enjoy stunning riverside or hill walks from the door. Why not walk to Melrose for a pub lunch and catch the bus back?
  • Fish the world famous River Tweed right on your door step. The owner is a fishing nut and is happy to advise on the best beats, just ask.
  • Go horse riding at the local stables a 10 minute walk away.
  • The cosmopolitan delights of Edinburgh are only an hour away, why not enjoy the new Borders Railway a beautiful train ride delivering you to the heart of Edinburgh
  • Historical houses, abbeys, castles and an award winning bookshop and café are all within a 20 minute drive.
  • The beautiful coast is just under an hour away. Check out the surf at the beautiful Coldingham Bay and enjoy a short walk to the harbour at St Abbs where you can treat yourself to a crab sandwich