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Storybook Cottage - Charming Leiper's Fork Cottage on 8 acres w/ Outdoor Shower

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Storybook Cottage is just as you would imagine . . . charming and dreamy, the perfect place to get away from your fast-paced world to find the things that matter most. From the painted poplar wood floors and the cathedral ceiling to the sleeping loft, outdoor shower (in addition to an indoor bathroom and shower) and stacked stone wall, this cottage is one of a kind and is perfect for a romantic getaway, small families, weekend with friends or as an artist / writers retreat. Professionally decorated by Kim and David Leggert of City Farmhouse, Storybook Cottage has been featured in several publications.

Storybook Cottage sits on eight acres in Leiper's Fork, just a short scenic thirty minute drive south of Nashville in the best community in the area.  The close proximity makes it a perfect getaway for recording artists and entertainment professionals looking for peace and quiet during their stay in Nashville. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a little over a mile away and is perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding and scenic drives and 'Main Street' in Downtown Franklin is just a short twelve mile drive.

The Cottage features cathedral ceilings, one bedroom, plus loft and one bathroom with just over 800 sq ft of living space.  The master bedroom has a king size bed, while the loft features two twin size beds.  In addition to the one full bathroom, there is a charming, private, outdoor shower off the back enclosed porch. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need, from a bottle opener to pots and pans, baking dishes to forks and knives. You can look forward to enjoying a cup of coffee on the back enclosed porch, reading a book or taking a nap in the hammock and making s'mores over the crackling fire in the outdoor fire pit. For any who've never experienced an outdoor shower... do, do, do. There's something uniquely special about showering outside in the midst of nature, the sounds and fresh air. 

 DirecTV and a selection of DVD’s. are available for your viewing pleasure.  A washer and dryer are also available for your use.

*Please note that due to the incline of the stairs, the loft is not suitable for young children. There is a queen sleeper sofa for your use. 

The Cottage truly has a character all it's own, a secluded retreat nestled amongst the trees off the beaten path.  Storybook Cottage is where a touch of nature and your imagination make everyday life a little less ordinary.  


* Sleeps up to six guests.  

* One king suite downstairs.  

* Loft with two twin beds. 

* One bathroom, plus additional outdoor shower

* One sleeper sofa in living room room.                                                                                                        

* All linens provided.

* Check-in 4PM and check-out 11AM, unless otherwise arranged. 

* Washer/Dryer for laundry.

* A fully equipped kitchen.

* Over 800 square feet.

* Wireless high speed internet.

* HD TV and various DVD's 

* One mile from The Natchez Trace Parkway. 

Hansel and Gretel could’ve lived here… really.  And they would’ve loved the outdoor shower!

More Details

Jamie Parsons
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Jamie Parsons


I'm Jamie, a Los Angeles native with a country heart. Ever since going to a family farm in South Dakota at 8 years old I have dreamed of owning a place where I could keep a couple horses, have some land, a gorgeous country view, a large front porch, and most of all, a place where I could host holidays and gatherings for all my family and friends.

In Los Angeles I had spent years buying and remodeling or rebuilding homes. It was my passion, along with writing. Then the kids came, three of them, and they became my passion, along with writing. The kids are now 18, 17, and 12 and it was finally time to find my dream home and in July 2016 I became the proud owner of The Big Blue House. The kids and I absolutely loved spending time there but we were still only part-timers. I began renting it out as a vacation rental when we were in California and got such joy out of sharing the home with so many fabulous folks from all over the world that I bought another one....enter Storybook Cottage!

This process has become an ongoing dream come true for me. I truly hope you feel the same magic I feel every time I drive up the gravel drives of both The Big Blue House and Storybook Cottage.



Jamie Parsons purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Jamie Parsons chose Franklin

Storybook Cottage is simply magical. Not only am I a huge fan and friend of City Farmhouse who decorated this cottage so exquisitely, but the surrounding eight wooded acres simply make me sigh in awe of their beauty.

Here's a quick story of how I first saw this cottage. Years and years ago I tore out a photo from a magazine with painted checkerboard hardwood floors. I had always wanted floors like that and I still have the magazine tear today. Then a couple years ago while thumbing through Country Living magazine I saw almost identical floors again! It was Storybook Cottage. So between the land, the decor, the floors, and a location that I utterly adore, it was a no brainer for me. Love at first sight.


Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Pull out sofa in living room - 1 double
    loft - 2 twin/ single , stairs are steep to loft, not suitable for young children
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking


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Storybook Cottage - Charming Leiper's Fork Cottage on 8 acres w/ Outdoor Shower
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Cozy & Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little getaway spot! The cottage was quaint, clean and stocked with everything we needed. We loved it very much and highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. Charming and relaxing. Even better than the pictures. We spent a wonderful three nights here for our anniversary. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wyoming, OH

Absolutely charming!

  • 5 of 5

We thought this place couldn't possibly live up to its pictures and reviews, but it was even better than we imagined. From the hammock and fire pit and outdoor shower to the fixings for s'mores that await you in the kitchen, it's a city dwellers' fantasy of what a peaceful cottage in the country should be. Plus, there's easy access to both Franklin and Nashville. (Tip: Try taking the Natchez Trace Parkway to Nashville. It drops you off 1/10 of a mile from Loveless's restaurant!)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, TN

A nature reboot!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely stunning in the attention to detail! A s’mores kit for the outside firepit, the box of cards with famous poetry and quotes you can pick from, the wonderful screened in porch to hear the birds or the rain. Such a restful 2 days making us feel like we took off an entire week! Lovely!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairy tale, clean, cozy, quaint, and perfect

  • 5 of 5

Fairy tale, clean, cozy, quaint, and perfect

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Jonesboro, AR

Cottage Crush! Shabby Chic! Storybook Love!

  • 5 of 5

Love,love, love Storybook Cottage! Beautiful, peaceful and is everything and more then the pictures and descriptions!! Can’t wait to go again!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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