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NEW! Magical home on 18 acre farm minutes from Asheville

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2BA farmhouse on 18-acres of rolling pastures

Have the best of both worlds! Stay conveniently close to the attractions of Asheville, and surrounded by the peace and beauty of green fields and pastures. From the farmhouse deck, watch the horses graze and the sun peek over the mountain ridge. Check out the apple orchard and blueberry bushes! The sights and sounds of nature surround... bunnies, hawks, and maybe even a red fox! The charm and relaxation continue inside the farmhouse with new dreamy mattresses purchased October 2017, rain shower, Bluetooth soundbar, books, and DVDs. The fully-equipped kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a large farm table for dining and gathering. Three bedrooms accommodate a total of six guests, with space for two more on the comfortable futon in the den.

The farmhouse is located only 20 minutes from the attractions of Asheville and Waynesville and just 14 miles from nearby attractions, including the Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Surrounded by centuries-old farms, this peaceful oasis offers a stunning atmosphere, capturing the beauty and essence of the Blue Ridge. Sitting at the bottom of 18 acres of rolling pasture, shaded Rhododendron, rock outcroppings, massive oak and locust trees, and the farmhouse and property provide plenty of room for your party or family gathering. Whether you are relaxing around the fire pit with your sweetie, playing in the field, checking out the wildlife, or just planning the rest of your vacation, the comfort and ambiance of the farmhouse is suited for joy and rejuvenation. Originally a dairy barn, the cedar farmhouse has been updated in a modern and comfortable ranch style. Your toughest decision will be whether to leave the peace and beauty of the farm to go explore Asheville... Maybe tomorrow!

More Details

Dana Shearer
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Dana Shearer

Dana and Ben are madly in love with their farm and know you will be too! Originally from Florida and North Carolina, they love to call Western North Carolina home and are excited for others to experience the magic and beauty of the farm.

Dana Shearer purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Dana Shearer chose Leicester

This property is part of the original 100-acre parcels of land from the time of British rule. Hidden on the property is the foundation of the original homestead from its days as a dairy farm. The two towering silos standing beside the barn are reminders of the farm's working past. For decades, the farm had a resident regal peacock named Elvis. Elvis would eat out of your hand and flash his gorgeous feathers, some of which still adorn the farmhouse. This slice of history and nature has a different feel from anywhere else, and the purchase of the land was an easy decision. Sharing it with others is equally thrilling.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The windows of the farmhouse bring the light and colors of the natural surroundings inside the home. The evergreens and apple trees create an incredible scenery that feels far away from it all, but with a location convenient to Asheville and the surrounding area.


Leicester Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cider Moon Farms is available for events such as weddings and outdoor gatherings upon request. Additional fees apply.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Plush futon (full)
    McIntosh - 1 double , Chase lounge sitting area
    Braeburn - 1 queen , Cozy chair and couch sitting area
    Gala - 1 queen , with private Master bath, rainshower
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms and 1 Den, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8. Queen size beds (1) in Gala Master Bedroom, Queen size beds (1) in Braeburn Bedroom, Full size beds (1) in McIntosh Bedroom, Full size Futons (1) in Den (not private).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting


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NEW! Magical home on 18 acre farm minutes from Asheville
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Winston-Salem, NC

Great House with family space inside and outside

  • 4 of 5

Our three generation family loved this house and the space inside and outside. The rooms are all on one floor and easy for two families to share. The den, study and kitchen are roomy. The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked and easy to use. We had fun making smores at the outdoor fire pit and throwing a football in the front yard. Seeing the beautiful horses in the field next to the front yard was exciting for everyone! The owners are very welcoming with super treats and clear communication. Thank you for a great long weekend!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Christmas Holiday at this Cozy Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Christmas holiday we spent at this spacious farmhouse! We could not have asked for more. Dana was wonderful to work with. We loved the decorating, the living/family room, the fully stocked large eat-in kitchen, the beautiful view out the many windows. The beds were all very comfortable. The 2 full baths were fully stocked, even with extras you might have forgotten to pack. Another plus was the driveway. Other mountain homes we've stayed at had very steep driveways. Not here, and there's plenty of parking space, too. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly enjoyed hosting you and your family, MaryAnn! We're glad you loved the comfy beds and enjoyed cooking meals for your family gatherings. Thank you for taking such great care of the farmhouse. We look forward to hosting you again and wish you all the best in 2018! Warm regards, Dana & Ben
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Dacula, GA

STAY HERE!!!!! You will NOT regret it! BEAUTIFUL HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5

We ABSOLUTELY loved this rental!! We have rented multiple times through homeaway and vrbo and this was our BEST experience!! Dana was so helpful leading up to the trip, and was available to text/call if any questions came up. The pictures truly do not do this place justice. It is BEAUTIFUL & quaint. All of the beds were super comfortable, and we even used the futon which felt just like a bed, and was almost in its own private room. 8 of us stayed very comfortably. The view driving to and from the house was breath taking, and its definitely a good get away from busy life! With that being said we went to downtown Asheville via uber and lyft for about 22$ each way. Not a bad drive at all! Maybe 30 minutes. It is the best of both words and we were so happy to bring in the new year here!! Dana left us a bottle of champagne to pop and chocolates for us to find upon arrival, there is a list of the closest attractions in the house, telephone inside the house worked perfectly, the kitchen was fully stocked including a few items we needed (such as olive oil, salt, pepper, smores ingredients) and check out was SO easy. We will definitely be coming back with family!

PS. We loved the fire pit!! We sat on bales of hay around it and had the best time!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brittany, Thank you for sharing what you loved about your stay at the farmhouse. We're glad you found everything to be comfortable, beautiful, and easy. We were also surprised by the comfort of that futon when we found it! Thank you for being a steward of our home. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the best in 2018! Warm regards, Dana & Ben
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59

A credit card will be kept on file for security deposit in case of damage to the property. The card will not be charged unless something is stolen or damaged

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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