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Cozy Country Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms(Sleeps 4-6), 1 Bath (shower & tub), large living area

A unique country property includes late 1800 buildings (brick house, brick barn, brick ice house, brick granary converted to cottage, cyprus horse barn). Hike the fields and the timber. Watch for deer, turkey, heron, hummingbirds and hawks. Enjoy our

'hobby farm' with five 'mini-moos' and one lovable retired horse, two rescued mini-horses (and their colt born on the farm). The cottage is an 1870's granary with some walls containing original, handmade brick, surrounded and converted to a relaxing comfortable home.It is freshly painted and carpeted throughout, and has a full kitchen, and lovely but comfortable antiques. Garage/entry includes rubber boots in all sizes to traverse the three creeks or hike the meadows. Charcoal grill includes charcoal and lighter fluid for your use. Chimnea has freshly chopped wood stocked as well. There is a small fire pit, with a brick surround made from the same 1870's bricks. Wood is provided. The cottage has toys for children, although we asked that your children are supervised by an adult at all times, due to wandering animals, fences, and gates.

Close (15 min ) to Peoria, Caterpillar, Civic Center, St. Francis, Methodist, Proctor Hospitals, Riverfront. Enjoy Washington's unique and historical Town Square with antique malls, candy shoppes, caramel corn & ice cream, unique gifts, including local

arts and crafts. Enjoy the best gourmet coffee in the world at The Blend. Have lunch at Denhart's on the square restored 1800's restaurants loaded with character. There is a new steak house, and tasty local diners. There are the typical chains from pizza, to burgers, ice cream and chicken. Three grocery stores are nearby, as well as a super -store Walmart. Relax and enjoy the quiet at our hobby farm, and take a short drive to our charming town. Hop on the highway a few miles down the road and zip to Peoria for city attractions including shopping, river fun, sports and theater.


More Details

Lane's End Hobby Farm
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Hiking, wildlife, late 1870's buildings

Very quiet and "old Kentucky like" peaceful setting, secluded but close to convenient shopping. Good for private get-away spot for individuals, couples, families with supervised children.

Animals to enjoy: five Dexter (miniature) Irish cows, retired morgan- quarter horse, two rescue miniature horses, Sugarfoot and Buckwheat, their colt, Quel Suprise, , and Roxie (kitty)

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to write as a follow up to our fantastic visit to the cottage in August. The underlying story is that the Thursday before our reservation started, my dad entered a hospice. The prognosis was very uncertain, with the doctors saying 4 days to 4 months. Well, that resulted in a lot of soul searching about whether to go forward with our 13th Annual Father Daughter Camp Out. My father was an avid camper, we spent many weekends in the great countryside. I listened to my heart and concluded that he would have wanted us to be in that same country setting in the outdoors, together as a family. The cottage presented the perfect setting for reflection. There were a lot of telephone calls back and forth. And the daughters knew that we faced an uncertain future for their grandfather. Still, we spent those two days wrapped up in our very own special kind of peace. As we drove back home on that Sunday afternoon, I booked the first flight the next morning. Sadly, my dad passed away in January, though the intervening months gave me a number of times to be with him. He is now at peace himself.

We will always remember the specialness of the Father Daughter Camping Trip last August and I am grateful for your very welcoming cottage.

Best regards
Aug 2012
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Washington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Large Master bedroom: One memory foam queen size bed (1) Empty dresser (six drawers), full closet (empty) Second bedroom: two double beds (2). One amoire Sheets fresh and clean on beds, provided. Extras in hall closet. *No Laundry facility in cottage - New Starcrest cleaner one mile north which you can use during your stay.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Earn an additional one night discount per week up to three weeks.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Cozy Country Cottage
average rating of 4.902439 based on 42 reviews

Relaxing Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This property is a nook in the middle of the forest, very quiet and private. It has everything, in the kitchen (for cooking), many books to choose if you like to relax, and even some toys for indoor and outdoor enjoyment. There is wifi and satellite too. Our family of four enjoyed a few days in the Cozy Country Cottage during spring break 2017. The owner Sal was so welcoming (delicious cookies when we arrived), and friendly (she said we could contact her if we needed anything). She and her husband live on grounds, which made us feel safe and comfortable staying there. The property includes some trails for hiking, meadows and creeks to explore, with many kinds of birds that you can see and hear as you go along. A horse, 3 ponies, and 2 short legged cows were the farm animals there. Our kids loved petting and feeding treats (carrots) to the horses, and the horses were so cute, running toward us (within the fence), when they saw us approaching. Enjoyed our stay very much, despite some rainy weather. There are grocery stores, restaurants, a couple of antique markets within a few miles We also visited the square in downtown Washington for treats candy and good food. We visited some museums and drove around Peoria. There is plenty to do for a relaxing stay. We hope we can go back, and would recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a comfortable and quiet getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage that was perfect for our weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cute and Sal was very sweet. We had a great weekend away.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful cottage in a pretty setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband, mother-in-law and I stayed for three nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a nice place to hang out, cook and go for walks. I liked the miniature horses and the Dexter cows. Sal and Buzz were very kind and helpful. They even lent us their blender for a dish we needed to prepare. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

I had family visiting and staying at the Cottage and they really enjoyed it. The cottage was very clean, well maintained and quiet, my son also enjoyed going to the farm to see the cows and horses. The owners are very friendly and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Superb Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed at this lovely cottage this past weekend. Sal met us with fresh baked, delicious cookies. The property is beautiful. It's conveniently located close to town, and we made a fast grocery trip to Kroger's right down the road. We thoroughly enjoyed giving the horses treats and visiting with the cows. The cottage itself, is the perfect blend of old and new. We had a few friends over and made dinner Saturday night. We played chess on the chess board provided. Sal was fast to respond to any inquiries we had. It was the perfect birthday weekend and we will definitely be back! We hope to come back when the weather is nicer, and when we have time to explore the trails more.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at the cottage. It was so relaxing and comfortable. We are looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Washington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

additional $15 dollars per stay per person for more than three people

Contact us for longer term rates.

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.
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