Longwood Farm: a Bucks County Estate on 12 Idyllic Acres in New Hope
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
New Hope chateau / country house description
Longwood is a magical 1765 stone farmhouse on 12 gated acres in the estate area of historic New Hope/Solebury, PA. Formerly part of the William Penn Land Grant and built by a leading local family before the Revolution, this private enclave was completely modernized in 2011 including marble subway tiled bathrooms and a chefs kitchen, as well as a bluestone bordered swimming pool with poolhouse. It is ideal for entertaining and includes both a spacious living room with two fireplaces, a Great Room with 50' flat screen HD TV off the kitchen, a library with attached powder room, and a dining room with original 18th century open hearth fireplace. The house has two master bedrooms, one with bathroom en suite. Other bedrooms include two with queen sized beds and one with a single bed. The poolhouse contains a queen-sized pull out sofa (Restoration Hardware) which could be used as an additional sleeping area during warmer months. On-site caretaker in separate carriage house can address any questions about house systems and give advice on area activities. House enjoys sweeping vista onto fields with fenced organic garden in center which guests are welcome to enjoy. Property contains woods with trails and a bonfire pit, ideal for roasting marshmallows or enjoying a glass of a good red by moonlight. Gas grill in outdoor dining area directly off kitchen/Great Room. Owners have a keen interest in design, and have mixed antiques and art with selected mid-century finds, in a manner which respects the house's 225 year pedigree. House was featured in the Bucks County Historic House Tour (2011).
Keywords: farmhouse, historic, private, gated, pool, stone, updated, central ac, rural, gated, fields, woods, poolhouse, large
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Stunning slate bordered swimming pool, poolhouse with fireplace, large balconied porches off ground and second floors, fenced organic vegetable garden which renters are welcome to enjoy, wide expanses of fields with trails, bonfire pit in middle of woods, caretaker on site, house is fully modernized with central ac, top of the line bathrooms and kitchen. Features both a large living room and a Great Room (with flat screen Sony TV). Bang & Olafson sound system. House is gated and exceptionally private. Dates from 1765....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Ice Skating
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Cross Country Skiing
- Recreation Center
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Exquisite, Ideally located, Elegant Estate
Exquisite, Ideally located, Elegant Estate
What a gorgeous, magical spot! Our family of six stayed for my daughters wedding week.The beautifully restored house was roomy enough for all with plenty of private nooks and restful space for privacy; the kitchen was a delight- a 6 burner, 2-oven Thermidor gas stove, marble counter, farmhouse sink, plenty of room for storage and fully equipped. Fully modernized, but it is an opportunity to stay in an incredible historic place. My husband barbequed most nights on the sizeable gas grill and we ate alfresco on the new slate patio. We also held a dinner in the stunning dining room. The wireless worked great too, for those who have to work. The location couldnt be beat. Longwood is tucked well back and gated for security, yet only .6 mile from route 202, one mile from the bustle of New Hope (great resutarants) and luckily, less than 2 miles from Holly Hedge Estate B&B where my daughters wedding was held.. The grounds are amazing. The yard was manicured and lush, with cushioned lawn furniture and recliners spread about the rear garden and pool. We could group for afternoon drinks, or spread out for quiet time while sun bathing. Two huge rear decks, one off the center living room, and an upper floor one off the incredible master, where my husband and I found time for coffee alone. Kip the onsite caretaker was there to welcome us & answer questions and built a wonderful bonfire in the clearing for us one cool summer night- Smores in the woods! The owner too was very helpful & responsive via email. My kids agreed that our time at Longwood was so memorable, and such a wonderful complement to the wedding. We hated to leave.
- Guest Patt P (Doylestown PA)
- Date of stay 06/08/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
A blissful week in the heart of estate country
A blissful week in the heart of estate country
The wide iron gates swung open to reveal, in the distance, this magical house, fronted by boxwood and a circular driveway. We entered into a massive room with two fireplaces and french doors opening to stunning pool and grounds totaling 12 acres. Spectacular kitchen and dining room, plus luxurious bedroom suites with state of the art bathrooms. Exposed stone interior walls and top of the line finishes at every turn put this house in a truly spectacular category. Only for the connoisseur who prizes total privacy.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 12/30/11
- Review Submitted 02/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are restaurateurs in New York City who a share a love of feisty terriers a keen interest in local history and design.
Why the Owner Chose New Hope:
Longwood is located in one of the most beautiful, restful spots we know and is within an easy drive of NYC, Philly and Princeton.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Walking trails on property, morning swim in zen-like swimming pool, 5 minute drive to excellent restaurants and antiques in New Hope, 10 minute drive to artsy Lambertville, NJ. Gas grill located right next to outdoor dining area makes al fresco dining a snap. Sense of privacy is unmatched.
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View from poolhouse towards main house
Front view of main house
Our house adjoins a beautiful field, perfect for watching the glorious sunsets
Living Room--our taste combines mid century finds with period antiques
Dining room with original hearth fireplace (seats 10 comfortably)
Great Room off kitchen (wall mounted Sony Flat Screen on left wall, not shown)
Master Bedroom with Fireplace and en suite Bathroom
Second "master bedroom" with cathedral ceilings and working fireplace
Lower porch (faces pool and poolhouse)
18th Century barn (not habitable but a beautiful backdrop)
Main house-front view
View of pool and poolhouse from main house
View of field at sunset
Living room-south side. Note living room has two fireplaces, a rarity.
Kitchen with SubZero, Thermidor 6 burner chef's range & Miele dishwasher
Another view of Great Room
Master bath with clawfoot tub, steam shower and double sink
Passageway--house is full of charming period details like this
Patio with built-in Jenn-Air barbecue
Interior of poolhouse with pull-out sofa (sleeps 2 during summer months)
Aerial view of property (includes field)
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