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Historic Country Storybook Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)


The cottage, built in the late 1600’s, is a classic, where function defines form, where light and shadow create mood and atmosphere, where every nook and cranny provide its own adventure, where nature blends into everyday life… Perfect for the whole family, a quiet romantic getaway or to write the great American novel.


The Cottage is cozy and charming with great attention to detail. The first floor contains the primary living quarters with a working fireplace, full kitchen, full bath, enclosed sun porch and full size comfortable futon bed/couch. Ascend a modest spiral staircase to the sleeping quarters with pitched roof, one full bed and two twin beds in a separate room.

In the spring and summer use the air conditioning or refresh in the gentle breezes that flow through open windows. In colder weather there is forced air heat or warm yourself with the working wood fireplace. Relax, explore… enjoy!


Enjoy a quiet time on this private nature reserve: Visit the working farm, Hiking trails are everywhere, Fish in the nearby stream or just sit on the porch swing and watch nature and wildlife go by. Secluded yet close to everything from antiquing, horseback riding to casual or fine dining.


Built mostly of red sandstone and shale, its 18” thick walls, deep-set windows, exposed hand-hewn beams and floors show 300 years of patina and history. Maintained in its original condition, “modern” amenities (indoor plumbing and heating, kitchen, summer porch) were added in 1941

Travel down an old one lane country road along the Little Neshaminy Creek. To a place where early settlers worked to forge a new nation, where in 1777 the Revolutionary War came to its door steps; to a place where Washington sent his officers to obtain supplies for 11,000 troupes camped in the nearby fields and woods.


Travel back in time to the 17th century in this beautiful 1696 historic storybook cottage nestled in a 1000 acre private nature reserve, surround yourself in the endless beauty of nature. Situated on its own seven acre parcel, adjacent to the internationally renowned Ross Mill Farm, guests are welcome to visit this working farm.


The cottage is adjacent to the Ross Mill Farm, an origional fieldstone Bucks County farm, (on the web as rossmillfarm ). Build between 1730 and 1750. Today it is still a working farm dedicated too the wellbeing of the miniature pet pig as a household companion pet. Guests are invited to visit the farm and its out buildings and to interact with this unique breed. Many of the Farm animals graze freely on the Farm and Cottage grounds. Guests will find them friendly, well mannered, clean and sociable.

Experience the adventure of a lifetime. Please Call!

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More Details

Susan Magidson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Susan Magidson

As a steward of the land, I consider it a responsibility to maintain the historic integrity of this unique property. The cottage was made available to guests in 1999 to provide the opportunity for others to experience and enjoy. I am dedicated to ensuring you have a great time. The working farm is considered the primary source for information on the potbellied pig as a household companion pet.

Susan Magidson purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Susan Magidson chose Bucks County

I chose this Cottage and the adjacent farm because of its location, secluded yet close to everything, inherent beauty and historical significance.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is situated between Philadelphia and New York with easy access to a wide variety of activities from rural, like hiking, wine tasting, fishing and horseback riding to more urban like fine dining and the theater.


Jamison Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Enjoy a quiet time on this private nature reserve. Hiking trails are everywhere. Fish in the nearby stream or just sit on the porch swing and watch nature go by. Secluded yet close to everything from antiquing, horseback riding to fine dining.


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Historic Country Storybook Cottage
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
Weatherford, Texas

A place to step back in time

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful little place! The whole experience really begins well before you get there because for miles, we drove past lush green pastures, farms, a beautiful railroad track with old feed store, and then the nature preserve with this beautiful creek with rock bottom. The drive there just calms the spirit and then you pull up to this delightful little cottage that is so simple and charming that all the cares of today just melt away. You can't see a house around you (but you will see lots of deer and we had a potbelly pig visit us). The cottage itself had beautiful landscaping and flowers galore. The kids thought they were in a storybook cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, intimate & peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so cute! It's historic charm is its grace. Enjoyed communing with nature. Saw several deer including a mother with her fawn. Had 3 piggy visitors come to the cottage which made my day!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Took a trip here as a graduation gift to my daughter who LOVES pigs. Went to the farm daily for visits with all the pigs. And had an early morning piggy visit at the cottage. Susan was great, explaining about the pigs. The cottage was very comfortable and cute. I can very easily see a return visit in the future.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, cozy, step back in time and fun

  • 5 of 5

My daughter is obsessed with pigs so we rented this adorable cottage and wanted to volunteer with the pigs. Ben was wonderful guiding us in as MapQuest was confused😩?. Susan was wonderful to work with and kept asking how everything was with the cottage throughout the weekend. The cottage was set just on the outskirts of the farm with a small creek running along the side. Unfortunately, due to a northeaster which was coming through, we were not able to utilize the picnic table nor outside fire pit. The cottage is circa 1800 and comes with all the old world charms - stone hearth, beamed ceilings, narrow stairs with the low ceilings. There was no tv or wifi which my husband and I loved. There were plenty of books and DVDs (pig related - Babe, Piglet, etc). We also had the fireplace going the whole time. There is twin beds and full bed in two separate rooms upstairs. Downstairs you have a futon in the living room, kitchen, bathroom and enclosed porch. There is a Wawa about 5 mins away for the am coffee run. We volunteered with the pigs and cleaned bowls, mopped, swept, folded towels, etc. My daughter even fell in love with Little Pig❤ If you are looking for the Taj Mahal, this is not for you. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway in a quintessential Bucks County cottage, this is for you.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet historic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cottage. It was so peaceful and comfortable. We loved having occasional piggy visitors and getting to visit the farm.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying in this sweet, little cabin. Very comfortable and cozy (especially once the wood-stove got going!). We spent most of one day at the Golden Nugget Flea Market and in and about New Hope. The other day was spent visiting the pigs at the farm, which was so much fun!!! We will definitely be coming back to visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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