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Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Located in the heart of Historic Chester County, few locations in the United States offer so many things to see and do. Some of the loveliest creations of man or nature are nearby ( 1hr.). The cottage is on a 70 acre country estate (circa. 1797) with fields & trails, surrounded by over 2000 acres of private land. Yet, there is gourmet dining, tennis and historic sites within walking or bicycle distance. In the late 1990s, Chester County was listed as one of the top ten counties in which to live, owing to its beauty, historic significance and the general sophistication of its inhabitants. Horse-carriages and hot air balloons are just a few of the common sights. The Cottage is located on a private lane, just off a quiet, picturesque country road that is a favorite of bicyclists, joggers and equestrians. The farm, its history and surroundings were the subject of Edwin A. Peeples’ Walden-like memoir PLANTING AN INHERITANCE; LIFE ON A PENNSYLVANIA FARM (see amazon dot com)

DIRECTIONS: Googlemaps '1611 Old Kimberton Rd,Pa,19425'

Keywords: Country Estate Cottage

More Details

Owner
Chris Peeples
Member since: 2005
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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Chris Peeples

Owner and creator of nationally recognized Vixen Hill Mfg. Co. in 1980.

Chris Peeples purchased this cottage in 1946

Why Chris Peeples chose Chester Springs

Family Estate and an opportunity to meet world travelers without leaving home.

What makes this cottage unique

Having personally traveled the world I can say no place offers the palate of life's delights as life in Chester Springs, Pa USA

Guestbook comments from the owner

Maintaining a 65 acre farm includes all kinds of equipment and is inescapable. City people would never understand this just as the scream of sirens in the city is something beyond my threshold of acceptance.The jackhammering could have been avoided had the guests ever left the cottage for a one day outing. There's lots to see. Allowing dogs is a luxury few owners allow, and had I known that the animal was mentally deranged, I'd have turned down the reservation. There's all kinds of flavors out their and this couple is the wrong flavor for this farm.
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Chester Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Groomed fields & rolling hills, Pure Spring Water for drinking & bathing, Bicycles Provided

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

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Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm
average rating of 4.84127 based on 64 reviews
Philadelphia, PA
5

Picturesque

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is quiet and absolutely beautiful! A very relaxing escape.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
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Willingboro
5

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Fantastic 4 season room, and nicely decorated cottage with all the comforts of home. Bella and Tin-Tin were also were friendly dogs. Thanks again to Chris and Charles.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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5

A wonderful weekend getaway in a charming setting

  • 5 of 5

I could not have been more pleased with our trip. Chris and his brother Charles were unobtrusive, but very friendly and their dogs were absolutely delightful.

The cottage was scrupulously clean and completely charming. It was the perfect setting for an anniversary trip with my partner. I could not have been happier with the accommodations or with the surrounding area.

We chose this location because of it's proximity to Sheeder Mill Farms (a wonderful riding stable). We hope to return in the fall for more rides and antiquing and plan to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice cottage -Nice location

  • 4 of 5

Chris, We loved our stay at your property. Nice little cottage and location- Very peaceful! The cottage had everyting we needed to make for a relaxing get-away.

It was funny to see the dogs looking for each other each day. Tin Tin would be at our door in the morning waiting to say hi. It was nice to take the dogs for a walk down the road and enjoy the scenery. Our days were packed with trips to Jim Thorpe, Hershey, and Philly so, unfortunately we did not get a chance to enjoy the pool.

Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schwenksville, PA
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This quaint little cottage was all we needed during a recent stay in the area. It was quiet and relaxing, especially the big screened porch. The bedroom and bathroom upstairs were very comfortable, and the a/c kept the cottage cool. The kitchen is small, but adequate for simple meals.

We were happy to meet Chris and his family and look forward to staying here again someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leeton, Mo, USA
5

All the comforts of home and more.

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful location and decor. Really enjoyed our time on the screened in porch, resting after a busy day of sightseeing and drinking morning coffee. The sounds of nature and the flowing stream was very soothing to the soul. Would definitely recommend this cottage for your stay. The spring water is very refreshing too.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Philadelphia / Reading / Allentown
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sly Fox Micro Brewery
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Cape May Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kimberton / Phoenixville / Valley Forge
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Paoli / Malvern / Exton
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pa Turnpike / Rt 100
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Yellow Springs & Kimberton Inns (4/5*)
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Doe / Spring Mountains
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Atlantic City
Car: necessary

Personal Fitness Training & Massage Therapy available on Premises, Free Bicycles Provided, Fox and Basset Hunting

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

OLD pre- 2013 rates were:

$ 125 / day 1 or 2
$ 100/day for 3 day or more
$ 600/wk & $ 2,400/month ( $ 75/nt.)

New 2013 rates are:

$ 150 for 1 night
$ 125/night for 2 to 6 days
$ 100/night for 7 to 30 days
$ 80/night for 30+ days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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