Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located in the heart of Historic Chester County, few locations in the United States offer so many things to see and do. Some of the loveliest creations of man or nature are nearby ( 1hr.). The cottage is on a 70 acre country estate (circa. 1797) with fields & trails, surrounded by over 2000 acres of private land. Yet, there is gourmet dining, tennis and historic sites within walking or bicycle distance. In the late 1990s, Chester County was listed as one of the top ten counties in which to live, owing to its beauty, historic significance and the general sophistication of its inhabitants. Horse-carriages and hot air balloons are just a few of the common sights. The Cottage is located on a private lane, just off a quiet, picturesque country road that is a favorite of bicyclists, joggers and equestrians. The farm, its history and surroundings were the subject of Edwin A. Peeples’ Walden-like memoir PLANTING AN INHERITANCE; LIFE ON A PENNSYLVANIA FARM (see amazon dot com)

DIRECTIONS: Googlemaps '1611 Old Kimberton Rd,Pa,19425'

Keywords: Country Estate Cottage


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    For liability reasons we discourage toddlers because of steps, rambunctious dogs and a swimming pool. Call and discuss age etc. for special consideration....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    On a case by case basis and only under the conditions that animals have 1st floor access only, are kept off furniture and are caged when unattended. There is an outdoor dog pen on premises. Note that I have two Golden farm dogs....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Groomed fields & rolling hills, Pure Spring Water for drinking & bathing, Bicycles Provided...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access:

    Verizon Fios...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone:

    Good reception...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
$700 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Taxes Not included


OLD pre- 2013 rates were:

$ 125 / day 1 or 2

$ 100/day for 3 day or more

$ 600/wk & $ 2,400/month ( $ 75/nt.)

New 2013 rates are:

$ 150 for 1 night

$ 125/night for 2 to 6 days

$ 100/night for 7 to 30 days

$ 80/night for 30+ days

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Philadelphia / Reading / Allentown
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sly Fox Micro Brewery
200 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cape May Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kimberton / Phoenixville / Valley Forge
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Paoli / Malvern / Exton
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pa Turnpike / Rt 100
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Yellow Springs & Kimberton Inns (4/5*)
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Doe / Spring Mountains
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
Atlantic City

Car: Necessary

Personal Fitness Training & Massage Therapy available on Premises, Free Bicycles Provided, Fox and Basset Hunting


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1946

About the owner: Owner and creator of nationally recognized Vixen Hill Mfg. Co. in 1980.

Why the Owner Chose Kimberton:
Family Estate and an opportunity to meet world travelers without leaving home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Having personally traveled the world I can say no place offers the palate of life's delights as life in Chester Springs, Pa USA

Contact us

Speaks: english

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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