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Captivating 14 Acre Estate, Great for Vacations, Sm Company Off-Site,Sm Wedding

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Last updated: 11/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Lambertville chateau / country house description

Corporate off-site, family getaway, or Small Wedding - Brookmill Farm is a captivating 14 acre country retreat situated an hour from Manhattan and minutes from the famous artistic communities of Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA. The property’s main house is a four bedroom, colonial Bank style home dating to 1807, that boasts a wrap around, columned porch with comfortable seating for 14. Recently exposed exterior original stonework anchors an alfresco dining area for six under a charming pergola.

There is a large, two bedroom guest cottage with two full baths, a family room, a full kitchen and laundry room.

The centerpiece of the property’s summer entertainment is the pool house, the original stone building on the property which overlooks the heated lap pool. The downstairs section of the pool house has been restored to its original “speakeasy” format complete with custom bar, kitchenette, half bath and is filled with arcade games. The striking, nautical themed rooftop lounge area was designed in the mid 1990’s by the curator for the museum of modern art in New York.

The long, stone-wall lined private driveway leads you into this dream property with ancient trees, a trout-stocked pond frequented by blue heron and ducks, a babbling brook and a foot bridge over a waterfall and another bridge leading to the tennis court. The perennial gardens all over the compound have been professionally redesigned and labeled by the head master gardener from the prestigious Cranbrook Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Dramatic, tiered perennial gardens in the back of the main house are accessed by stone steps installed years ago and peacefully watched over by an ancient Aphrodite-style garden fountain in the center. The stairs lead to an old rose garden and sunset gazebo. The natural wooded back acreage of the property rises up a rocky ridge and descends down to the brook.

Brookmill Farm was once home to the theater-owning Fox family of Philadelphia, who used the property as their playground in the country. Whimsical garden decorations installed by the Fox family can still be found amongst the bucolic grounds. Stone garden frog fountains dot the property, a favorite of which has been updated with an automatic timer, signaling cocktail hour. Another noteworthy resident was Brian Garfield, author of “Deathwish”, which later became a movie starring Charles Bronson. Brian wrote the book while he owned Brookmill Farm and mailed the draft from the property. Legend has it that during the days of prohibition, moonshine was sold out of the cellar reached by hidden stairs.

As you step inside the main house, an elegant foyer reveals a formal living room with restored original paneling, beamed ceilings and raised panel window frames. The paneled Inglenook stone fireplace lends additional charm and warmth to this inviting space flanked by three sets of double French doors leading out to the porch. A walk-in, stone fireplace anchors the dining room, situated in the original part of the home. The Dutch door in the dining room opens to the alfresco dining porch overlooking the brook and the pond.

The kitchen features Viking appliances, granite countertops, a glass tile backsplash and radiant heat floors. Original stone walls in the adjacent family room are enhanced with local reclaimed barnwood. Sunlight streams in through eleven windows in the vaulted two story section of the family room. The old door on the wine cellar completes the vintage feel of this room.

An authentically restored staircase appointed with era appropriate millwork leads to a sophisticated, three-room master suite. The spacious, chic master bedroom with wood burning fireplace adjoins a glass-walled sunroom that overlooks the back gardens. Two pedestal sinks, a marble tile shower and deep jetted tub enhance the master bath. This level also contains the laundry room with new appliances and the enchanting “Princess Suite” bedroom that sleeps two and has its own en suite bath and walk in closet with built in organizers. The middle floor of the home boasts two more bedrooms and en suite baths. One of the bedrooms has a full/single bunk bed set and the other one has a day bed/trundle set.

The guest cottage has two levels featuring two or three bedrooms, a kitchen with granite countertops, two full baths and a laundry room. One of the second story bedrooms has a wood burning fireplace.

Keywords: Country compound, private estate, historic country retreat, private compound near historic New Hope and one hour from Manhattan ,reunions, corporate events

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Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 13-16

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Video Game Console
          • Video Games

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

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                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available
                  • Cooking Utensils

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool
                  • Jetted Tub
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  2 night min stay
                  $2,000
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                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $500
                  • **Event Fee $2,500
                  • Pool Heater Fee $300
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Pool Heater fee: You can elect not to heat the pool and not pay the fee.

                  **Event fee: $2,500.00 is for any gathering on the property with people other then the guest staying on the estate.

                  We require a 50% deposit at time of booking to hold your dates and the balance at check-in.


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                  Last updated: 11/04/2014
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                  Location

                  • DeAnna's View on map

                    DeAnna's is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. We strongly recommend reservations. Walk-ins can chance a table or dine at our festive and friendly bar. A chef-owned Italian restaurant featuring homemade pasta sauces. Very good food!! Address is 54 N Franklin street. 2.5 miles from Brookmill Farm.

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                  • Marsha Brown Restaurant View on map

                    Marsha Brown Creole Kitchen and Lounge 15 South Main Street New Hope, PA 18938 The best beef Filet I have ever had, and don't miss the Sweet Potato Casserole, its a must!

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                  • Nicola Pizza View on map

                    Great Pizza! And they will deliver.

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                  • The Boathouse Bar View on map

                    The Boathouse in Lambertville, New Jersey, is one of the most wonderfully dark and romantic places for cocktails that you will ever find. This romantic bar is hidden in a back alley on a side street. Address is: 8 Coryell Street.

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                  • Hamitons Grill---- is a BYOB View on map

                    Canal side, nestled in the European charm of a courtyard near the Delaware River & surrounded by quaint antique shops & art galleries, it is the remarkable creation & signature of award winning Broadway set designer & restaurateur Jim Hamilton, & reflects his one-of-a-kind signature style. Warm, soulful & sophisticated, the Grill Room remains one of the most romantic & unique places to dine in the Northeast. The Grill room's vibrant menus combine great style with a reverence for Mediterranean-inspired classics. Expertly prepared with skill & passion by executive chef Mark Miller, Jim Hamilton's seasonal offerings include grilled foods with voluptuous flavors liberally borrowed from cultural influences ranging from France, Greece.

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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Private, enchanting, one-of-a-kind property ideal for multi-generational family gatherings. Close to boutiques and restaurants in Lambertville and Bucks County's New Hope, PA yet only an hour from Manhattan. Like a dream!


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                  Photos

                  • Main House

                    Main House

                  • Grill/kitchen at the pool

                    Grill/kitchen at the pool

                  • Covered bridge to barn.

                    Covered bridge to barn.

                  • Main house large covered porch. Great place for that morning cup of coffee.

                    Main house large covered porch. Great place for that morning cup of coffee.

                  • Main House front porch looking at Cottage.

                    Main House front porch looking at Cottage.

                  • Main house Kitchen

                    Main house Kitchen

                  • Main house Dining room

                    Main house Dining room

                  • Main house master

                    Main house master

                  • The princess room

                    The princess room

                  • Cottage Kitchen

                    Cottage Kitchen

                  • Cottage 2nd bedroom

                    Cottage 2nd bedroom

                  • Small wedding at Brookmill Farm

                    Small wedding at Brookmill Farm

                  • On top of Pool House

                    On top of Pool House

                  • Pool

                    Pool

                  • Pool House on top/Arcade and bar below

                    Pool House on top/Arcade and bar below

                  • Outside dining under Pergola

                    Outside dining under Pergola

                  • Entrance of main house and stairs to master bedroom

                    Entrance of main house and stairs to master bedroom

                  • Sitting area off main house kitchen

                    Sitting area off main house kitchen

                  • Main house living room

                    Main house living room

                  • Back gardens

                    Back gardens

                  • Guest cottage sleeps 4, full kitchen, laundry, family room

                    Guest cottage sleeps 4, full kitchen, laundry, family room

                  • Cottage master bedroom

                    Cottage master bedroom

                  • First wedding at Brookmill Farm!

                    First wedding at Brookmill Farm!

                  • Small wedding at Brookmill Farm

                    Small wedding at Brookmill Farm

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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                  6 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 16

                  View calendar: Updated 11/04/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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