The Potting Shed is a cosy, quirky hideaway resting at the foot of the landscaped gardens of Garden Cottage close to Melrose, in this incredibly scenic part of the Scottish Borders.
Once a humble garden outbuilding, it has been lovingly transformed into a wonderful eco friendly cottage within a tranquil garden setting. It enjoys tree-framed riverside views over the Leader Water which meanders through the grounds.
Large windows flood the living space with light, and the fresh, pretty decor adds to the homely feel of the open plan interior. A wonderful state of the art Everhot range cooker adds a toasty touch, while a wood burning stove framed by pretty artisan tiles and cosy furnishings is a wonderful spot to while away an afternoon in peace-perfect-peace.
The soothing calm of the bedroom benefits from a super comfortable bed with Egyptian cotton linen offering a guilt-free weekend long lie or two!
The cottage is finished with special touches such as organic Sedbergh toiletries, and a delicious ‘home produce' welcome pack on arrival, which can include such delights as free range eggs from the owner’s chickens, freshly baked bread, granola and preserves.
The relaxed simplicity of the cottage's interior is echoed in its leafy surroundings and the elevated south facing decked area is ideal for evening al fresco dining listening to bird song and the peaceful trickle of the river nearby.
Whatever the pastime, the plan, or the passion, The Potting Shed is the perfect base to set off from, and the ideal retreat to come home to.GROUND FLOOR
Open-plan kitchen, dining area and seating area:-
Small kitchen area with microwave, fridge with freezer box and a state of the art Everhot; an electric range cooker with two ovens, a grill and two hot plates which also provides constant heat for the living area. Please note that a washing machine is not provided but the owners are happy to wash clothes for guests in emergencies! There is a chest freezer in an outhouse next to The Potting Shed.
Dining area with kitchen table and bench seats.
Cosy seating area with wood burner with logs provided. There is plenty of indoor entertainment provided including HD television with Freeview, DVD player, MP3 dock, and a selection of books, magazines and DVDs.
Bedroom one with 5' king size bed and chest of drawers.
Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Storage room providing excellent storage space and hanging space for clothes.OUTSIDE
There is a fully enclosed patio garden at the front of The Potting Shed with outside seating as well as a small decked seating area overlooking woodland and the Leader Water. Reclining loungers are available and are stored in the garden shed. Guests are welcome to walk around the wider grounds. A charcoal barbecue is provided - charcoal is not provided.
Guests should be aware that the owner's garden adjoins that of The Potting Shed.
There is a chest freezer in an outhouse next to The Potting Shed.PARKING
There is private parking to the side of the house.BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.DOGS
Two small dogs or one large dog are welcome at The Potting Shed. The garden is fully enclosed but please be aware that the owners have free range hens. Dogs must be kept out of the bedroom and off furniture.GUEST AMENITIES
Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided.WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available using the signal from the main house, but it is important to note that this can be very slow and intermittent due to its rural location.HEATING
Heating is provided by the Everhot electric heat storage unit, electric radiators in the bedroom and box room and the wood burner. These heating facilities are more than ample for the compact size of the cottage.GUEST PRIVACY
Please note that The Potting Shed sits at the bottom of the owners garden. The owners are respectful of guest privacy but are also on hand to help with any guest queries.ACCESS - IMPORTANT
Access to the cottage is via a wooded track which can get muddy and slippery in wet conditions and may be unsuitable for some vehicles when the weather is poor. Guests may park in a designated area at the top of the track and walk through the owner's garden to access The Potting Shed. Please contact us if you have any concerns
|The Potting Shed||£385 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.