We have loved our stay at The Potting Shed. We have visited Hole Park Gardens, Ightam Moat and the coast. We also enjoyed the Sunday carvery at The Bull and found the local Community Shop very handy. The lovely extra touches of the country trug of goodies and beautiful flowers in every room is wonderful. Your gardens are so beautiful and a testimony to all the hard work you have put in over the years.
We would love to come and stay again. Thank you so much.
We have so loved being here and have spent time in your beautiful garden. We enjoyed a short walk & fed Gertie the pigeon our way, we attendee the 10’oclock service at the Church and spoke to lots of local people. Many Thanks Donald and Charlotte, we can’t wait to tell our family and friends about this little piece of heaven.
B & R, UK
Thank you for making our first visit to Kent such and enjoyable experience. The Potting Shed is an Idyllic place to stay. Inside we loved the many flower arrangement, the delicious welcome basket and compact and cosy accommodation. Outside it was lovely to walk around your delightful garden and admire the beautiful flowers and interesting topiary. We spent our time exploring the Kent countryside and towns. We found Canterbury was fascinating and drove to Whitstable afterwards. We loved Rye and Sandwich. Of the many National Trust properties we enjoyed Sissinghurst Castle, Bodiam Castle, Chartwell and Ightam Mote, as well as walking along the White Cliffs of Dover. Many Thanks for your kind hospitality.
A & T, UK
What can one say, Fabulous.. Snow, Snow, Snow looked amazing. Wonderful hospitality we will never forget.
Thank you for a perfect break. Every view is like a paining at The Potting Shed and its been the peaceful break we needed. Sitting reading in the summerhouse, watching the birds as we eat our breakfast. We have explored Benenden, Smarden and Rolvenden Motor Museum – with £3.50 anyway! Waking up to the sound of birds and looking out across your magical garden will stay with me for a long time.
We visited Great Dixter and Sissinghurst Castle, we travelled on the KESR & visited Bodiam Castle, we travelled on the RHLD & visted Dymchurch & Dungeness. We sought haunts familiar to the artist Paul Nash in Dymchurch and Rye and took lots of photographs. Rye Art Gallery is a must, Rye has a multitude of very good places to eat, including ‘The Fig’ opposite Rye Art Gallery.
People come and go in each others lives, some add and some take away. In this increasingly troubled world, thank you for adding to our lives.
S & H, UK
Lots of souvenirs and photos will remind me of these unforgettable days. We visited lots of sights, but there are several left for another stay.
M & A, Germany
This is the best place for relaxing and visiting places. Every evening we sat in the secret garden and enjoyed the sun go down, having a glass of wine and reading.
W & G, Germany
Dear Donald & Charlotte, Thank you once more for the beautiful Autumn – inspired flower arrangements and produce. Its always a great source of anticipation and delight before our arrival. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed visits to Charleston to engage with the Bloomsburys and Small Hythe with Ellen.
N & H, UK
Such a great place to stay, it was just what we needed on a cold winter weekend to celebrate my birthday. The potting Shed is a truly great place to unwind.
V & N, UK
Our visit to The Potting Shed just whizzed by, There are so many options within a short drive! We visited the Morgan Museum in Rlovenden,, quirky and fabulous, the De la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings – a world class gallery not to mention the delights of returning at the end of the day to the calmnesss of your garden and The Potting Shed. The Turner Gallery in Margate and the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne are among the places that beckon.
A & C UK
Again just spent much of the week relaxing but took the opportunity to explore Rye with its’ cobbled streets, wander around Benenden, Cranbrook with the windmill open to the public and nearby villages. So good to get back to the Potting Shed except the 2 donkeys are now replaced by half a dozen mixed breed sheep. We enjoyed our own summer house and wandering around your garden. The cottage is beautifully presented and impressively clean throughout, ( difficult in a timber framed building!)
S and M UK
THE NAME OF THIS PLACE SHOULD BE BEN EDEN AND ADAM AND EVE DID`NT LEAVE SINCE THE 8TH DAY, THEY STILL CREATE BIRDS, MAMMALS, FLOWERS AND TREES. BUT WE QUESTION OURSELVES ABOUT ALL OF THOSE SHEDS, PATHS, GATES, VEGETABLE AND HUNDREDS OF DETAILS EVERYWHERE. ARE THEY ALSO ADAM AND EVE`S OR ARE THEY KAA`S TEMPTATION RENEWED ?? WHOEVER CREATED SUCH A POETIC PLACE, LET US THANK THEM SO MUCH.
C AND M GERMANY
Thank you Charlotte and Donald for letting us share this wonderful haven of peace, quiet and tranquility away from the mad, befrazzeld world. We were able to relax in the garden and visit so many wonderful places not too distant from here, Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, Dungeness to name but three. The Steam train from Tenterden to Bodiam is a must with a castle at the end and a friendly pub for a meal.. We can also add The Farmers Market in Rolvenden, Cricket on the village Green and Morris dancing at the Bull.
J and G Co Durham
Where to start!? The Potting Shed has fulfilled our holiday wish list and more! Lovely cottage tick Welcoming hosts tick Beautiful garden tick Peace and quiet tick Good local pub beer and food tick Lots to do and see and good local nurseries tick We visited Sissinghurst, Pashley, Merriments, Bodiam Castle and Scotney amongst others.
S and H. UK
May 16 ….We slept so well here, there are lovely walks from here and The Bull pub serves Harvey’s Best Bitter, the best ale of all. Highlights were Kent and Sussex Railway, Sissinghurst and exploring Romney Marsh
P and H Oxfordshire
This is our second visit and it felt like coming home. Charlotte had the house full of beautiful flowers and a welcome basket. Checking how things had grown, visiting the summer house and walking in the gardens. The new village shop is worth a visit for bread and newspaper and a good selection of wine. The Bull still does the steak and kidney pudding and rather good wine by the glass. Go around the back of the church and you get a fantastic view that seams to go on forever. Farmers market on Thursday in Rolvenden Hopefully we will be back again next year.
March 16 …..So enjoyed our first visit to Kent. ( Sissinghurst, Hole Park, Canterbury, Knowle, High Weald Landscape trail on our door step and in East Sussex, Lamb House, in Rye, dunes and sandy beaches at Camber and Hastings. ) Right from the beginning, returning in the afternoon felt like coming home.
O and C Germany
We arrived burnt out and rather frazzled by the pace of ‘modern’ life much in need of the restorative magic of Charlotte and Donald’s wonderful getaway. The peace and tranquility are just what we needed!
I and H – UK
I have lost track of the dates, being lulled into a gentle rhythm of sun-up, sun-down here in this peaceful place – a haven of beauty in this tranquil setting. Thank you for our stay – comfortable, warm and restful. Loved the garden, being able to wander in its swaying dappled green and listen to the birds greeting the morning.
T and W – Australia
We especially enjoyed the village cricket and the Morris Dancers on the green outside the church. We hope to come back next year.
G and J – UK
We’ve had an excellent week exploring the area and have seen several magnificent gardens, some lovely houses and lots of beautiful medieval churches on Romney Marsh. The Potting Shed is very comfortable and well equipped and has been an ideal quiet hideaway for the two us.
J and L – UK
We made a lot of excursions, but every day it was a pleasure for us to come back in here
A and L – Germany
Another fine week in a natural, unique and homely paradise. See you again soon
P and S – UK
The time spent in your unique ‘Shed@ has been one of contemplation and a chance to think in peace.
A – UK
The little Potting Shed was the perfect medicine for my girlfriend and I. Such a beautiful place to lift your spirit, ease your mind and rest your body
M and N – UK
So, although Great Dixter, Batemans or King John’s Gardens remain highly recommended in their own special ways; the Garden of Charlotte and Donald remains the place for perfect relaxation and enjoyment of nature. Our warmest thanks for your hospitality.
B and E – Germany
Many thanks for all you have done to make our midsummer stay both memorable and enchanting. The Potting Shed is perfect
P and D UK –
Thank you for all your hard work, vision and imagination that has gone into creating the idyll that is The Potting Shed and your gardens. Nature abounds both inside and out and your hospitality is second to none.
S and D – UK
Thanks for a lovely time in your secret garden. It is like a little paradise. Thanks also for the warm welcome. We enjoyed our stay enormously.
K and H – Holland