The Potting Shed

Chevington, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 5 Star
  • A gorgeous and romantic rural retreat for two in the heart of the stunning Suffolk countryside 

You can book this property from:

  • £615 per week
  • £88 per night
  • 5 Star


Surrounded by the beautiful Suffolk countryside and located on the edge of the idyllic National Trust Ickworth Estate; The Potting Shed is the perfect romantic, rural retreat for two.

This gorgeous holiday home has been exquisitely furnished to create a welcoming, chic, and stylish countryside bolthole. Bright and bold colours are showcased throughout The Potting Shed, from its sumptuous blue velvet sofa, to its vibrant orange, patterned headboard. All the soft furnishings and curtains have been beautifully designed and locally sourced giving this property a truly unique interior and every effort has been made to ensure you have the most luxurious stay.

As hard as it will be to leave the comforts of this stunning property, there is so much to explore from your doorstep. Head out across the rolling fields for lovely long walks around the Ickworth Estate, finishing your day at The Greyhound pub at the top of the lane, famous locally for its delicious homemade curries. Newmarket, the home of horseracing is only a 15-minute drive away, making this lovely home the ideal spot to enjoy the seasons meetings and in the opporsite direction, Bury St Edmunds is only a 10 minute drive away with plenty of lovely independent shops and restaurants to visit. 

Why we love this property: Perfectly positioned to enjoy all the local delights.


Living Room: Comfortable seating, smart television with access to streaming services, sideboard with books and games.
Step down into kitchen from living room
Kitchen: Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, Nespresso coffee machine, integrated fridge, slimline dishwasher, and dining table with seating for 4 guests.
Utility Cupboard: Washing machine with tumble dryer, microwave, and small freezer box.
Bathroom: Large walk-in rainforest shower, wc, washbasin and heated towel rail.
Master Bedroom: Superking bed, bedside tables with lamps, dressing table, armchair and open wardrobe space. French doors leading out to enclosed rose garden.

Garden: Enclosed rose garden with pergola, bench seating and small bistro table.
Gas fired central heating.
1 off road parking space
Bed linens and towels provided. Please be aware The Potting Shed is within the grounds of the owners property.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 9am


Excellent property, well equipped and a good location to base yourself when exploring Suffolk.

Previous Customer,

The Potting Shed is a well furnished and equipped property all on one level with every convenience. It quiet and peaceful, and modern, cosy and very comfortable. The welcome pack was unexpected but very welcome and full of little essentials and luxuries too. Bury St Edmunds is not far away and is worth a visit are are Lavenham and Long Melford. Ickworth house is a pleasant walk along the road but if you don't fancy the 2.5 mile walk the drive is about 5 miles. All in all a delightful location and property.

Dr W,

What a find! The Potting Shed exceeded all expectations. This is a quality cottage of the highest standards. We’ve never slept in such quality surroundings in complete silence and darkness- I have to comment on the upholstery and drapes and sofa, they were outstanding! The welcome pack was a wonderful addition to see and filled with exceptional, useful goodies! I’ve already recommended this place to everyone!!

Previous Customer,

We had never been to Suffolk before and this is a beautiful part of the Country.The property is set in a small quiet village with a pub, that appears to be in the middle of nowhere but it is easily acessed from the A14. There is plenty of room to park off road by the door to what is not a 'Potting Shed' at all, but an extremely well equipped, modern, roomy one bedroomed place with its own enclosed lawned and furnitured garden. There is great walking in the area including the nearby Ickworth Estate and Bury St Ed's is not far away. As far as we were concerned this place had everything we needed and wanted for a peaceful, relaxing, wandering, touring and sightseeing holiday in Suffolk.

Mr R,

We loved staying in The Potting Shed. It was the promise of a private garden that attracted us and we were delighted with the large rose garden accessible from the bedroom! We spent as much time as we could relaxing in the garden and enjoying the peace and quiet. The flat was beautifully appointed and stocked with everything we could have possibly needed or wanted. Many thanks also for the welcome pack full of essentials and goodies! The luxury firm mattress was a treat to sleep on and the huge rain shower head in the walk-in shower was great fun! It was a great location for discovering Suffolk and we used the notes in the flat to plan our trips out to Bury St Edmonds and Aldeburgh, the Wool Towns and Sutton Hoo. We recommend The Potting Shed and will certainly consider staying there again.

Mrs W,

The Potting Shed was an excellent property for visiting the Suffolk countryside. Bury St Edmunds was within easy reach as were many of the wool towns and National Trust properties that Suffolk has to offer. The property was extremely comfortable and beautifully furnished. There was nothing that we needed. The garden made an excellent spot to relax in at the end of the day.

Mrs I,