The Hefner-Pruitt Cottage has been referred to as "The most charming cottage in Beaufort" and it's reputation is well deserved. Located in the heart of Beaufort's Historic District, the largest National Landmark Historic District in the state, it is an easing walk or bike ride to Downtown shopping, dining, and the Waterfront Park. Also, the Palmetto Trail is just a few blocks away for scenic hiking, biking, or jogging. Greene Street is lined with huge trees, has new wide sidewalks, and there is a park just across the street. The lot is deep, allowing visitors to enter their own private driveway and parking area (off road) just behind the cottage,
The cottage was built in 1910, a small 3 room cottage with good "lines". In 2010 the owners purchased the property, hired the design firm of Ashley Hefner, and began renovation from foundation up, retaining the footprint of the original property. Every effort was made to recycle materials (very evident in the wainscoting). Two rooms, a back porch, and brick patio were added. There are 3 bedrooms - one has twin beds, 2 have Queen beds (all very comfortable with 600 thread count sheets. There are 2 great bathrooms and large closets.The rooms are light and airy and 2 of the bedrooms open to the very pleasant back porch. You will LOVE the outdoor eating on the porch!
The charm of the cottage is found in the lines of the house and the immaculate attention to details in the restoration work itself. Some of the special features of the cottage are….10’ ceilings…reclaimed heart pine floors…porches with exposed cedar rafters and cypress roof…oiled bronze hardware…ceiling fans…solid wood 5 panel doors...designer lighting, hardware, fabrics, and furniture...professional stainless steel Jenn Air range...mesquite butcher block countertops...Subzero refrigerator, original art...etc.
On completion, the cottage won a prestigious award from the Historic Beaufort Foundation for Best Architectural Restoration. Also, it was featured as home page for the This Old House website when they came to Beaufort for a project.
You will enjoy using the Hefner-Pruitt Cottage as your home base, as you explore Beautiful Beaufort.
The owners have 2 other vacation rental that you may wish to consider....#472310 and
#364922 in the Historic District.
Also, they are interested in "property swaps".
PLEASE NOTE: SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES ARE REFLECTED IN QUOTES FOR STAYS 7+ NIGHTS AND FOR STAYS OVER 28+
Beautiful comfortable home:
We loved staying in this home. We travel a ton and we were surprised by how beautiful this little cottage was. Very comfortable for our family and walking distance to the waterfront and shops. The owners were very helpful and responsive. We hope to come back again the next time we are in beautiful South Carolina.
Submitted: Jun 8, 2017 Stayed: June 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
We had a great time in Beaufort and at this property. The pictures do not do justice to property. it is much larger than it appears. It is beautifully decorated and comfortable. My family found the neighborhood safe and walked our dog around it several times a day. It was a easy walk to historic area and the beautiful mansions in the area. Highly recommend property.
Submitted: Apr 23, 2017 Stayed: April 2017 Source: HomeAway