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The Potting Shed

(Ref. 1098850)

Hutton Buscel, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A hidden gem just outside of Scarborough ."

    Exceptionally clean and tidy with everything you need at hand . The owners of this property Ed and Emily are the nicest people you could wish to meet and they live on site so if you have any problems (which we did not) they would be easily resolved. Great location for visiting Scarborough , Whitby , Bridlington , Filey and Pickering to name a few . We enjoyed this dog friendly property so much we will be booking again very shortly . Great patio area to chill out on and back inside the property up on the mezzanine floor is the most comfy bed we have slept on . On site parking is an added bonus . Many thanks for a fantastic holiday , best wishes Mark , Angela , Lola and Coco.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful property, very clean and cosy."

    Very sweet and peaceful village. Great for dog walks, also close to the beach. Would return and recommend to friends, great for a quiet get away.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property."

    The only thing I would suggest would be to have an oven installed and a full sized fridge. Everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2023

  • "Gorgeous property, great location, very relaxing"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay and soon got used to this quirky accommodation it was exactly as described."

    The owners were very helpful and always on hand when required . It is dog friendly and ideally placed for a walking holiday which suited us perfectly.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Sep 2023

  • "The Potting Shed is a bijou gem of a barn conversion."

    The kitchen area is well equipped although I world have like a wall food cupboard. The upstairs area has a welcoming large bed and a delightfully designed modern bathroom. Outside there is a quiet area of garden with table and chairs for that morning coffee. All in all a delightful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Although the property and village itself are charming, unfortunately there were a number of faults, which, when raised with the owner directly, were not rectified."

    1. The miniscule fridge was giving off what I can only describe as a very pungent fishy/decaying smell which permeated the barn. 2. The coffee machine did not seem to work, there were no instructions and I had to Google it to see if I could get it to work. The owner said some instructions would be emailed; I did not receive any. 3. The microwave had no instructions so I had to resort to pressing different buttons randomly to try to cook a meal. 4. The bin lid was broken and wouldn't close properly. This added to the bad smell in the barn and also created a problem with flies. 5. There didn't appear to be a welcome gift; it was only upon calling the owner that it transpired a bottle of wine was in a box outside the property! 6. There was no folder of helpful information such as nearest shop or recommendations for pubs. As a single mum with a dog, this would have been helpful instead of having to research on Google. I did contact the owner about the problems with the smell, bin and fridge but I believe no one came when promised as the bin was still broken and hanging open when we came back after a day out. It's a shame these issues let the property down; I hope these problems will be rectified for future guests.

    Reviewed by Adele2.5Jul 2023

  • "Great week at the potting shed which was ideal position to visit Scarborough and surrounding area."

    Having a secure area for the dogs helps and lovely bottle of wine from the owners, who were on hand if we needed anything. Overall a fabulous week

    Thanks Heather, it really was a pleasure to have you stay. Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week staying in the Potting Shed."

    As the name suggests the potting shed is compact but is absolutely fine for a holiday stay .The location is ideal to explore the surrounding areas. An ideal home for your break away

    It was a delight to have you both. Sending best wishes from Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4May 2023

  • "- ve: We thought it was a bit cramped to be honest, the ensuite small and the stairs were very hard to navigate."

    There were only 2 pieces of crockery and no comforts such as a throw for the leather sofa. The photos made it look different to reality and the fact that it was really a studio with one mezzanine wasn’t clearly explained, so for that price we wouldn’t stay again. + ve : The garden seating and view was nice. The prosecco was a good touch, perhaps a small bottle of milk and biscuits /scones would have also been very welcome.

    Hi Louise, Thank you for your feedback, we were so sorry to read that your stay in The potting shed was anything short of lovely. We have taken your feedback onboard, and agree that the property is small and quirky. For us it’s the high ceilings on a dark night with a glass of wine that make it feel really magical. Very best wishes Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise2.8Apr 2023

  • "Overall a fantastic experience."

    Really unusual property. Loved the bed up on the mezzanine floor overlooking the living area. Open the blind on the velux window and look up at the stars. Ideally located for exploring the coat and countryside.

    Thank you Adrian, we just love exploring this coastline and countryside too! Sending best wishes Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian3.8Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Potting Shed."

    Compact and quirky but with everything you need for two people and two dogs. Lovely, friendly and helpful owners responded quickly to our requests on arrival. The village is really well placed for getting out and about to sight see, dog walks, dinner, etc. A more comfortable sofa would have given it 5 stars.

    Thank you so much dawn, it was lovely to have you stay. Feedback absolutely taken on board for the sofa. Very best wishes Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Mar 2023

  • "A lovely quirky getaway."

    Situated in a small quiet village close to the moors and the coast, makes for an ideal spot to explore from. The property was clean and cosy and everything we needed was provided for us. Hopefully be back soon.

    Thank you so much Jack, we loved having you stay. Looking forward to seeing you again. Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Jan 2023

  • "• The what3words location is wrong, use ”grub."

    Recount.tried” instead. • Location is amazing, super quiet at night. Clear skies let's you see the stars while in bed (or shut the blind instead). • Be careful bringing dogs that like to follow you up stairs as the ones here are steap and bare wood. A dog might be able to sneak up behind you, but then getting down would be dangerous for them. • Lots of walks nearby on AllTrails, including Dalby Forest which is just a 20 minutes drive. • Shops within 15 minute drive. • Fridge is a little small, so don't go mad on cold foods etc. • Owners are super friendly, and don't go out their way to disturb your visit. Note for the owner: Would maybe consider extending the outdoor festoon lights into the seating/patio areas (granted, we didn't use this area so there could be a light already). I'd also recommend silicon cooking utensils (plastic stains). Overall great place to stay, highly recommended to anyone :)

    Thanks so much for the feedback Nathan, what3words should be more accurate now. Very best wishes Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nathan4.4Jan 2023

  • "What a lovely place to stay."

    Very comfortable and so quirky. I had a small issue with the heating that was dealt with promptly, even though the hosts where away. The village is lovely with lots of beautiful buildings and friendly residents. I stayed with my two lurcher dogs and we where within easy reach of beaches and forest. Unfortunately I had to leave early due to a family illness, but I hope to come and stay again. Highly recommended.

    Thanks Ann, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay in a gorgeous village."

    It would have been good to have a bigger/full size fridge although the cupboard space may have been too small. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would love to go back again sometime.

    Thanks so much Mary, looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cant recommend the location and cottage any more hughly."

    Great hosts, lovely cottage everything we needed for a week away. The location was ideal for heading off up and down the coastline. Only issue we encountered was due to limited mobile signal in rhe cottage we needed ti relg on the provided Internet access which kept dipping in the cottage so could not access maps or the smart part of the TV. Maybe an extender would work for the potting shed.

    Thanks so much Dean, it was great to have you. We love the location too! Appreciate the feedback, extender now fitted and we are getting into a weekly habit of rebooting the internet to maintain its stability. Best wishes Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had such a lovely week at the potting shed and in North Yorkshire."

    The owners were super friendly and the cottage had everything we needed to relax in comfort. The area has some beautiful scenery all within a few minutes from the potting shed. We’ll definitely be back!

    Thanks so much Kirsty. Delighted to hear that you had a great time. Best wishes Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thank you so much for our lovely stay in the potting shed on 11th of July to the ..."

    Thank you so much for our lovely stay in the potting shed on 11th of July to the 15th July our 8 month old cocker working cocker has loved it too we will visit again the area is lovely and so dog friendly there was lots of good information in the information book too that was left for us thank you again Sharon and Steve bottomley and benji the dog

    So pleased to hear it, it was lovely to have you all. Best wishes Ed, Emily and Hugo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed at the Potting ashed for a week."

    The property is lovely, clean and cozy, with everything you would need. There was tea, coffee and milk, and even a bottle of wine on the table! The village of Hutton Buscel is so pretty and quiet, with lovey walks nearby. Pubs around a mile away either side of the village. We caught the bus from West Ayton to Scarborough, which took 20mins. The only two things that could have been better, 1, the door lock was very sticky to open, sometimes it opened fine, other times we would have to fiddle for a few mins to get it to unlock. 2, the bed was not the most comfortable, not terrible but just a bit lumpy. Apart from those 2 things, a very nice property in a lovely setting!

    Reviewed by Nikki4.4Jul 2022

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • 2 ring hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Guests are not to use the garden or lawn area
  • Note: The stairwell in the property is very steep, please take care - may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There is limited headroom on the first floor
  • Please Note - This property does not accept infants

The property

The Potting Shed is a gorgeous hidden gem, perched at the foot of the North York Moors National Park, nestled in the idyllic village of Hutton Buscel.

Perfectly situated for couples, this snug barn conversion rests on a quiet country lane, opposite fellow cottages.

Upon entering the property, be wowed by the stunning high ceilings which accentuate the Velux windows and characterful oak beams, noticing the quirky stone wall where a TV sits in a unique recess.

Open a bottle of wine and relax on the sofa to enjoy a cosy date night, whilst you're kept warm by the electric fire.

As the evening draws to a close, travel up the steep wooden stairs and up to a snug mezzanine area overlooking the rest of the property, getting ready for bed in the en-suite shower room.

Hop into the inviting double bed and turn off the lights as you look up to the Velux skylight window for an evening of stargazing, a perfect way to end your day.

Soak in your surroundings as you meander along the quiet country lane just outside the property, heading over to the local shop in East Ayton to some ingredients for an evening meal, before stopping off at one of the nearby pubs to enjoy a refreshing pint on a summer's afternoon.

The area is encompassed by outstanding countryside and a peaceful ambiance, pick between a plethora of leisurely rambles alongside calm fields, or challenging hikes deep within the amazing Dalby Forest.

Pack your beach bag and enjoy a fantastic day at Scarborough seaside resort, home to classic amusements, sandy beaches, colourful attractions, and delicious dining choices for your culinary needs, including traditional fish and chips on the beachfront, as well as the outstanding Stephen Joseph Theatre and the historic Scarborough Castle to explore.

Delight in a day out at one of the nearby market towns, discover an ancient steam railway at Pickering, find artisan food producers at the regular market stalls in Malton and treat yourself to an afternoon tea at Helmsley.

There is plenty to find at the North York Moors National Park, perfect for nature enthusiasts, outdoor activities and an incredible choice of walking, cycling, and horse riding trails.

Return year after year for a romantic getaway at The Potting Shed.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1098851, together they sleep four people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Scarborough 5 miles.

The small, picturesque village of Hutton Buscel lies five miles south west of Scarborough, quietly situated on a hillside, with glorious views over open countryside. Pretty stone cottages and houses line the main street from end to end in this ancient, well kept village. The original 12th century church was altered in later periods and has been fully restored, and also has links to the famous Whitby Abbey. Close to the Downe Arms, Country pub and restaurant and wedding venue in Wykeham Village. East Ayton lies just a mile below the village and has a good local shop, fish and chip restaurant and country pub. The stunning scenery in and around the Forge Valley is ideal for walkers, with many woodland and open countryside tracks, whilst the popular seaside town of Scarborough is only a few minutes' drive. With easy access to the market towns of Pickering, Malton and Helmsley and numerous attractions nearby, Hutton Buscel makes a perfect place to stay. There are good golf courses at Kirkbymoorside and Scarborough, a steam railway and trout fishing at Pickering, and castles, gardens and museums all close by including Helmsley Castle, Duncombe Park and Ryedale Folk Museum.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas