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Simply charming cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

charming cottage situated on a knoll, surrounded by acres of tranquil farmland, with woods and stream. East and west facing porches overlook uninterrupted pastoral views. The cottage has been recently renovated, whilst retaining its original character with wood floors throughout. Downstairs includes living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with queen size bed. Upstairs there are two delightful bedrooms under the eaves. One room has twin beds, the other a double.

This is an ideal situation where parents can relax and children are safe to explore.

Keywords: Rural cottage

More Details

Theresa Palmer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About Theresa Palmer

Owners Brian & Theresa Palmer designers from the UK. We moved to the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains 10 years ago. Knoll cottage is situated across the field from our home and studio. We enjoy walking the hundred acres of pasture and woodland, and our guests are welcome to do the same. We often bike the New River Trail and are happy to let the guests have the use of four bicycles as well as canoe and kayak. We are keen gardeners and raise our own organic vegetables. Weekends are spent mainly outside enjoying the peace and beauty of the surrounding area.

Theresa Palmer purchased this cottage in 2006

What makes this cottage unique

The feedback from our visitors since we started renting the cottage has been most rewarding. It is our pleasure to see guests relaxing and enjoying this peaceful part of the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay. So glad that we found you. The cottage is absolutely charming. Your special touches top it off. Thank you for everything.
Jun 2010
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Dugspur Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
If extra space is required, owner's studio is available, weekends only at additional rate. dugspur Deli and Post Office are conveniently located approx. 2 miles


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Simply charming cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews
Hong Kong

Fabulous, relaxing time for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to Theresa's and Brian's cottage. Our stay of 1 week last year was just too short. So we had a 2 weeks stay this year which was perfect. Theresa & Brian are the best hosts and welcomed us with one of Theresa's yummy cakes! The cottage is charming, clean and comfortable. We all had a great time, especially our 2 boys (8 and 4 yo). Time just flew by with walks through the fields amoung the cows, picking blackberries, lazing on the hammock, playing with the dogs, Meg and Tini, and going down to the garden to pick green beans, tomatoes, squashes and potatoes for our meals and chasing the fireflies in the evenings. The neighbours are so nice and friendly. We were sad when it came time to leave and we are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I was only sorry that we left for England so soon after you arrived. As you said in your review ,the neighbors are friendly. I knew that Farmer Gary and Victoria ,would see to it that all was well with your stay I do hope that you will be able to come back next year. Theresa
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Durham NC

A beautiful, calm and renewing place with lovely hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Walks in nature right from the property, gorgeous mellow views. The space is comfy, charming, and relaxing. Theresa and Brian will help you out if you need any assistance!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Distress time

  • 5 of 5

I always enjoy my time at the cottage on the Knoll very quiet peaceful time for reflection and enjoy spending time with Brian and Teresa who make me feel like their family when I come to visit would recommend to all my friends and family to come and enjoy her hospitality and Cottage

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing spot that charmed us to bits!

  • 5 of 5

Knoll Cottage was a much needed quiet getaway. The sunset over the hills is beautiful and the cows and sheep were the sweetest company. I spent hours reading in the hammock listening to the stream, and the walks throughout the property were lovely. The cottage was comfortable and a great home base for exploration of nearby points of interest. Our hosts were very hospitable and we hope to visit again soon. Absolutely charming, thanks Theresa!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

Relax and Unwind

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a great place to get away from it all. Wonderful views and in close proximity to many outdoor activities. I especially enjoyed sitting on the front porch listening to the birds and the neighboring cattle. We loved getting to know Meg (Border Collie) and Martini(breed unknown). We would definitely recommend this cottage, especially for a couple. Hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and quaint!!

  • 5 of 5

My children and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Such a beautiful place and the property was amazing! We will certainly plan a future visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit required at time of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.