The Potting Shed

Sleeps 2 adults, plus two kids in a mezzanine bunk
Up to 2 Dogs allowed in The Potting Shed. £15 each per break

‘The Potting Shed’ sleeps 2, plus 1 or 2 kids. It nestles in the garden with its own greenhouse and a new conservatory, which is an amazing sun trap! This light and airy conversion offers the perfect romantic break, with your own enclosed terrace overlooking the River Stour

It lives up to its name…In the heart of the garden with a large greenhouse to one side and a large glass conservatory/ sun room to the front.

In its former life, there were two simple rooms looking out over the fields to the north and the garden to the south.

Each room of this contemporary conversion has two large roof lights, which makes it really light and sunny.  One end is the double bedroom, with cupboards built in and a large antique chest of drawers. With the pitched roof in evidence, there is a platform bed, accessed by a ladder, above the bedroom door; a magic place for children.

The other half has a shower and toilet, and the kitchen. Fridge and dishwasher are both built in, while on the wall behind is an antique pine dresser. Next to the kitchen, down a couple of steps is the greenhouse, only slightly smaller than the potting shed itself!  It’s home to two mature vines, all sorts of other plants and next to the kitchen steps a butler’s sink and a washing machine.

To the front, there’s a new conservatory with wooden floors like the rest of the building; A dining table with four chairs, sofa, coffee table and a wood burning stove. This has been installed so that it heats the entire building.

Outside The Potting Shed, the mature garden can be enjoyed from an old brick terrace between the side of the conservatory and the front of the greenhouse. Garden pots, a large old slate table, chairs and a barbecue make this a lovely place to enjoy summer evenings.

Through the garden and down to the river, you have your own enclosed terrace, with views across to Harwich old town, the ferry terminal and then all the way up the Stour to Mistley. To sit here and watch the Sun slide into the river is a true delight. Early risers can watch the dawn over Felixstowe. Those who are neither early nor late can use the Terrace  to watch the birds feeding on the mud flats, part of the RSPB reserve.


  • Double Bedroom
  • Kids Bunk
  • Sun Room/ Conservatory
  • Beautiful Country Garden
  • Sun-Trap Patio
  • Enclosed Riverside Terrace
  • Fully Fitted Kitchen
  • Modern Shower Room

What’s Included?

  • Bedding & Towels
  • Tasty Suffolk Breakfast Basket
  • Locally made Cake
  • Tea, Coffee & Sugar
  • Milk