Welcome to The Old Potting Shed, a delightful, private bed and breakfast hideaway just for two.

Tucked away in the rural, riverside village of Naburn, with its pub and marina, you're only 15 minutes from York city centre, and within easy reach of the North York Moors, Yorkshire coast and Dales, with all they have to offer.

Whenever you visit, you're assured of the warmest of Yorkshire welcomes from your hosts Nick and Margie Lee. Plan a weekend's sightseeing, or enjoy a flutter at York races. Set out to walk miles across the harsh beauty of the North York Moors, or stroll through the snickelways and browse the quirky shops of historic York.

However you choose to spend your days, come home to The Old Potting Shed and enjoy a long soak in the deep bath, or perhaps a glass of wine in your own private courtyard, before retiring for a blissful night's sleep under clouds of crisp bedlinen.

We look forward to seeing you!


How to find us


The Old Potting Shed is nestled in the grounds of our home, North End Cottage.

As you pass the junction with Howden Lane and enter Naburn via the bridge spanning the dyke, North End Cottage is the first property you'll see on your left. Please turn into the driveway immediately before the house where we'll be waiting to welcome you.


Out and About


The Old Potting Shed is ideally located to enjoy Naburn, York, the North York Moors, the glorious Yorkshire Dales and coast, and much more. 

Click on any of the images on this page for further information and please don't hesitate to ask us for advice or recommendations during your stay.

Naburn Village

Our bustling village pub, The Blacksmith's Arms, has a lovely beer garden for the warmer months, while York Marina's Waterfront Café has, as its name suggests, wonderful river views and is a super spot to enjoy morning coffee or a leisurely lunch. 

Naburn Lock is a picturesque spot from which to watch the boats and the world go by, and makes a lovely round walk. Or bring your bikes and enjoy some fresh Yorkshire air. 

The Old Potting Shed is less than a minute from Route 65 of the National Cycle Network (part of the Trans Pennine Trail) so you can cycle off into the countryside for some peace and quiet or head into York for some amazing shopping, great museums, theatres and art galleries, and an array of restaurants to suit every palate - it's a traffic-free, flat route and takes less than 30 minutes by bike.

If shopping's your thing then York Designer Outlet is less than 2 miles from your front door and, in addition to offering great bargains, there's a convenient Park & Ride service into York every 10 minutes.


York is renowned for its historic walls and tangle of quaint streets, iconic cathedral York Minster, quirky shops and bars, and a wealth of visitor attractions.

Set out on both sides of the River Ouse and interconnected by ancient bridges, there are hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, shops, restaurants and bars within our compact walled city.

Further Afield

Yorkshire is known to the locals as 'God's own country' and to all as the UK's largest county.

From the wilds of the North York Moors to quaint seaside towns such as Whitby or Robin Hood's Bay, and from the glorious landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales to the vibrant heart of metropolitan Leeds, there's a lot of Yorkshire to explore.

It's just a 40 minute drive from The Old Potting Shed to central Leeds, an hour to the coast or the North York Moors, and only a little further to the Dales. If you'd prefer that someone else did the driving, local buses run from Naburn to York, from where you can connect to regional bus and rail networks. Click here for a timetable.