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Nell's Farm House - Shelby-Boiling Springs-Tryon Int. Equestrian Center

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Taken January 2012 with new landscaping.


Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 1-6, quiet neighborhood, big yard

Your home away from home. Live in the city and tired of the traffic and busy life? Are you working in the Shelby area, visiting a student at Gardner Webb University, attending a wedding or family function? Give up that cramped motel room and come on down to Nell's Farm House.

One of the best locations in Shelby! Located on a quiet, tree-lined street just outside of town, this super-comfortable, spotlessly clean, quiet, country cottage is in a historic community on a farm that has been in the family for over 100 years. The house is furnished in a vintage style to reflect the history of Nell and her family, with an emphasis on comfort. Nell's Farm House is intimate and informal.

Nell's Farm House lets you escape the day-to-day rat race and provides you with a memorable country experience. You can relax on the porch, nap the afternoon away. Here is a place to sit back and relax while watching the horses graze in surrounding meadows. The nights are peaceful with only the sound of nature and the light of the stars. The days are opportunities for hiking, exploring, fishing, or just relaxing.

GUEST INFORMATION: Is it time to get back in touch with what life was like in a gentler and quieter time.

Nell's Farm House is your place to be when visiting Shelby, North Carolina, for business, pleasure, American Legion World Series Baseball, Gardner Webb University, Tryon International Equestrian Center, Cleveland County Fair or when passing through Cleveland County for one of our many events.

While suitable for any traveler, the home is perfect for families who need affordable, flexible and friendly lodging. The home consists of two nice-size bedrooms with 1 king bed and 1 double bed and a third bedroom with bunk beds for the children and a crib for the baby. 400-thread-count linens are provided for most beds. There is a television with basic cable in the cozy den. The eat-in-kitchen contains all cookware, utensils and kitchenware, and all linens and towels are supplied. There is a large, centrally located bath with double vanity and tub with shower.

However, the greatest amenities are outside the home as it is situated on a quiet road in a quiet community with a deck off the kitchen, presenting pictorial views of the woods and surrounding pastures.

Perhaps one of the best features is the private deck, overlooking the pasture, which provides outdoor living and dining area to take advantage of Shelby's wonderful climate, whether for breakfast in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. You will also enjoy the gas grill in the evening as you watch horses, deer and listen to the Katydid singing in the woods.

You will feel safe and secure, with a burglar alarm and code set just for you.

Most of our guests are repeat clients who book in advance, so please book early. We think we've thought of everything you will need for your visit, but if not, we can help with anything you might need while you are here. With enough notice, we will be happy to stock the house with your choice of food and beverages, etc. We have lived here all our lives, so we are happy to provide any help during your stay, including restaurant suggestions, events, etc. Just ask! You will love living like a local. We look forward to hosting you in our house.

NOTE ABOUT INSTANT QUOTE RATES: $79/night is our base rate for one person. The INSTANT QUOTE feature with VRBO does not fit our price break schedule presently. Our rates are listed on the page. If you use this feature for one person you will get the right quote. If there are more than one we will need to send you a quote.

Pets are not allowed in the home, but please inquire about suitable arrangements on site. Long-term renters welcome.

If you are traveling with horses, email us about stabling nearby. Coggins and health certificate required.

LOCATION: Shelby is 40 miles west of Charlotte, NC and 40 miles east of Asheville, NC. You will find outlet shopping twenty minutes away in SC and furniture shopping in Hickory, NC with just a 35 minute drive.

• Fully furnished kitchen
• Comfy living room
• Table and eat in bar in kitchen
• Cable TV/DVD
• Wi-Fi and Broadband
• Washer/dryer
• Gas grill
• Situated on one acre, safe community
• Kid friendly with room to play outside.
• Restaurants and shopping minutes away

Close and not so faraway places
• Gardner Webb University
• American Legion World Series Ballpark
• Cleveland County Fairgrounds
• Carrowinds Theme Park
• Carolina Panthers
• Biltmore House
• Lowes Motor Speedway
• Golf and swimming
• Hiking, mountain biking and trail riding
• Restored 1919 Herchell-Spillman carrousel
• Moss Lake
• South Mountain State Park
Three night minimum stay. Reservations recommended. A 50% deposit is required with reservation. Balance is due three weeks before arrival. Personal checks accepted with advance deposits only.

Keywords: House, Charming, quiet, walkable, farm, non-smoking
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years old or older to rent. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There is an additional charge for pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We do not allow dogs in the house but we do have a kennel in the yard. If you have questions or a special situation with your pet please contact us. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Like to cook? I think this kitchen has just about has everything you need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $35
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee $75


RATE NOTICE: The $89 rate is for one person and we do not go up $10 per guest! For more than one person we will send you an invoice. As a rule 1 person is $79-89/night. 2 guest are $99/night. 3-4 guest are $109/night. 5-6 guest/$135/night. We do have weekly and monthly rates available as well. We would have loved to give you a better online quote if VRBO's formatting met our pricing schedule, but it doesn't allow for a two person rate. We will be glad to provide you with a detail invoice after you select the dates you want to stay. Do not book here.

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlotte, NC
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
In Shelby
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Gastonia, NC
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-85, HWY 74
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Shelby 40 Miles from Charlotte & Asheville, North Carolina. Just minutes away from Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs and the American Legion baseball park where the national tournament is held. Near the Clearwater facility and other area businesses.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1975

About the owner: Nell's house, located on Hafta' Mosey farm, is hosted by Harold and Debi Metcalfe, founders of Stolen Horse International, Idaho, pictured here with Debi, was stolen from us in 1997. She was recovered 51 weeks later. Her theft is the foundation for the nonprofit organization that assists thousands each year.

Why the Owner Chose Shelby, NC, USA:
This home has been part of our family since it was built in 1975. Nell, lived in the house alone most of that time until she suffered a stroke in 2004. She was diagonised with Alzheimer;s Disease and and passed away in 2011. Nell's Farm House relfects her wonderful life with from the vintage dishes to the pictures. We kept as much of Nell in the house as we could but also mixed in our love of horses into the house. It is an interesting mix vistors enjoy.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace. Quiet. Crickets singing. No smog. No traffic. Lightly traveled roads to walk on without cars whizzing by. Horses. Trees. Green fields. Close to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center, Gardner Webb University and area businesses.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Taken January 2012 with new landscaping.

    Taken January 2012 with new landscaping.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Cozy living room, lots of light at Nell's House hosted by the Metcalfe Family

    Cozy living room, lots of light at Nell's House hosted by the Metcalfe Family

  • King size bed in front bedroom.

    King size bed in front bedroom.

  • Twin room

    Twin room

  • Bathroom


  • Just steps away from back balcony.

    Just steps away from back balcony.

  • Long quited road runs in front of Nell's Farm House.

    Long quited road runs in front of Nell's Farm House.

  • Come on out and sit a while.

    Come on out and sit a while.

  • Lots of open space at Nell's House hosted by Harold and Debi Metcalfe

    Lots of open space at Nell's House hosted by Harold and Debi Metcalfe

  • New couch has been put into the living room.

    New couch has been put into the living room.

  • King bedroom

    King bedroom

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Roomy well stocked vintage kitchen at Nell's House hosted by the Metcalfe family

    Roomy well stocked vintage kitchen at Nell's House hosted by the Metcalfe family

  • Life on the farm.

    Life on the farm.

  • Barn built by owner. Orginal tractor dating back to the 50's.

    Barn built by owner. Orginal tractor dating back to the 50's.

  • Spring has sprung. You never know what will be growing here.

    Spring has sprung. You never know what will be growing here.

  • Taken May 2012. Udated photos coming soon.

    Taken May 2012. Udated photos coming soon.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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