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The Potting Shed

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7 Nights  

  • £700  to  £900

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Short Breaks From

  • £150 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £185 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed is rustic in a comfortably charming way. The owner has taken a simple structure in a peaceful setting on the edge of Dartmoor and filled it with plants, ceramics and beautiful furnishings to create a romantic environment perfect for a self-catering break. As you soak on the balcony hot tub under the leafy canopy of an old oak tree, you'll find it hard to believe that the bustling market town of Okehampton is only a ten-minute walk away. You have easy access to shops, restaurants, bars and other amenities, including a mainline train station, so you can enjoy a holiday without needing a car. It's hard to find fault with this lovely holiday cottage. No wonder it's such a favourite with couples!

Okehampton is a thriving town with great amenities that include a cinema, a regular Sunday morning market and two farm shops, a castle, antique shops, supermarkets, and places to eat and drink. It's a gateway to Dartmoor with fantastic opportunities for walking and mountain biking from the door and stables that offer pony trekking in the ruggedly beautiful landscape. There are direct trains to the cathedral city of Exeter to give even more variety of things to see and do without needing a car to get there.

Bring or hire a bike to enjoy the local trails, including the Granit way cycle path, or walk along the 24-mile Two Castles route from Okehampton to Launceston. Go swimming at Shilley Pool or Old Meldon Pond, play a round of golf at Okehampton Golf Club, or try canoeing, climbing and abseiling at Adventure Okehampton. Local attractions include The Museum of Dartmoor Life, Lydford Gorge, Castle Drogo, and Finch Foundry.

Bookings at The Potting Shed are available all year round, with short breaks (two nights minimum) possible depending on availability. The owner has two other private holiday cottages tucked away in a secluded woodland setting, Humble Bee and The Bird Box.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Yvette Martin MA RCA joined Independent Cottages in March 2011

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (Dartmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Potting Shed is a single-storey holiday cottage in a peaceful woodland setting with a private balcony and views over the treetops to the town below. The interior is not quite open-plan but has different spaces divided by low walls so nature is visible from everywhere in the cottage.

  • Fall asleep to the sound of leaves rustling outside in the romantic antique double bed freshly made with quality linen for your arrival and lit by a quirky antler chandelier. An ensuite shower room has bath towels and a bath mat.
  • Snuggle down in cocooning armchairs with a good book or board game, or use your setting for inspiration to create a masterpiece with the watercolours, drawing paper and pens provided by the owner. The cottage has no wifi or TV so is the perfect spot to unplug and reconnect with yourself and each other.
  • The kitchen isn't fancy but has all you need for self-catering including an oven, microwave, stove, fridge, crockery and glasses. Tea, coffee and sugar are provided so you can put the kettle on as soon as you arrive.

Outside: The cottage is a short walk via a stone path with steps from your car parking space. There is a deck with a sunken outdoor hot tub that you can use at any time of the day or night as there are no neighbours to disturb. Eat breakfast on the overhanging balcony and relax on one of the surprisingly comfortable wheelbarrow chairs.

Additional Information: Utilities, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Smoking, children and pets are not permitted.

The Potting Shed Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (Double)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £700
To £900
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7971 258040 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Yvette Martin MA RCA
Member Since March 2011

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The Potting Shed 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 4th August 2022