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Brandywine Valley Cottage on Private Estate 30 Minutes Outside Philadelphia

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4) Dog Friendly

This two bedroom, one and a half bath cottage is pure country charm located in the charming burrough of Chester Heights which is 5 miles south of Media.. Tucked into the woods in the back of a seven acre Brandywine Valley estate, it is our most private accommodation. It is ideal for those traveling with children age 8 and up or dogs or those who just want a little more privacy.

First floor has a large fully stocked and equipped kitchen. There is also a stackable washer/dryer. The living room is furnished with an L-shaped sofa, and a TV with cable and DVD player. A lovely Dimplex fireplace gives you all the warmth and romance of a real fire without the hassle. Free WIFI is included. There is also a dining room and a large bedroom with 1/2 bath. The bed can be either a king or twins. There is a $20.00 service charge to convert the king to twin beds.

Upstairs is a queen bedroom wirh a large hall bathroom with tub and shower. Please see our web site for more pictures. As a self catered vacation rental you will be provided with enough amenities such as coffee, toilet tissue, paper towels, etc. to get you through your first night. After that you are on your own.

Please note this house is for leisure travel only. Absolutely no commercial use or use for parties is allowed unless discussed in advance with owner. Additional fees will be charged.

Dogs are welcome for an additional fee of $25 per night per dog up to a total of $100 for your entire stay. There is a small fenced in yard to allow your dogs freedom to play. Philadelphia is only 30 minutes away or you can easily do a day trip to Lancaster County which is only 1 hour west of us. Wilmington, De. is 30 minutes south. We are close to all major attractions such as Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Nemours, Brandywine River Museum and Hagley.

If you book the cottage as a self catered vacation house you are welcome to enjoy the grounds but not the main house.

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More Details

Ashley Mon
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Ashley Mon

Originally from South Carolina. Toiled for years in the Bell System. Started with Illinois Bell, moved to Dallas and worked for Southwestern Bell, and retired from Pacific Bell in Los Angeles. Later owned a decorating business which I loved. No children but have two dogs, both of whom were rescued.

Ashley Mon purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Ashley Mon chose Chester Heights

Quiet and peaceful but within 10 to 15 minutes of most of the major attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to all the major Brandywine Valley attractions such as Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Brandywine River Museum (home to 3 generations of Wyeths), Hagley and Nemours. Only 30 minutes from Philadelphia so you can enjoy the historic sites there and then come back where it is quiet, the stars shine bright in the night sky, and parking is safe and free. We are also only an hour from Lancaster County so our location is the perfect spot for your Pennsylvania vacation.


Chester Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Discounted rates available for longer stays. Please send inquiry with number of people and dates of stay for a quote.
  • IMPORTANT: We are required to charge 6% state and 3% occupancy tax. Home Away does not charge; it will be due to Hamanassett on arrival.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , with sink
  • Large king bedroom on first floor has 1/2 bath. Upstairs is full hall bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1/2 bath attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King bedroom is on first floor off the dining room and looks out onto the surrounding woods. It has a comfortable wing back chair. Can be made into twins for a service fee of $20.00.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Clock radio with CD Player, Coffee Maker, Toaster, No Smoking inside the house but smoking is permitted on the front porch. Please smoke with care and remember you are surrounded by woods. If booking at a discounted weekly or monthly rate, housekeeping and breakfast is not included. We will give you enough basics such as soap, toilet paper and paper towels to get you started but after that you are responsible for replacing.


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Brandywine Valley Cottage on Private Estate 30 Minutes Outside Philadelphia
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

The place to stay in Philadelphia

  • 5 of 5

For the last two weeks in May we had the great fortune to stay in the Meadows Cottage at the Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast near Media, PA. We were looking to find a furnished rental/lease that would accommodate my wife, two older yellow labradors and me for a two to four week stay. After a fairly lengthy search, we landed on a HomeAway listing for a “Brandywine Valley Cottage on Private Estate”. The pictures looked inviting. Secluded cottage overlooking a pasture with horses; backs up to a national forest bordered by the Chester Creek; equipped with everything you’d need for a two week stay. The Owner/proprietors, whose names are readily available on the Hamanassett website, go out of their way to attend to the needs of all guests, two or four legged. For example, a B&B staff member was available to feed and walk dogs for us for a reasonable fee. One day, yours truly allowed his wife to take off in the running Sienna without the key for the keyless ignition. Works fine until you stop 5 miles away and turn off the car. The owner provided me with the keys to his LR3 Land Rover and didn’t even give it a second thought. There are many sights and wonderful place to eat in the Brandywine Valley. Hamanassett staff is on top of them all and enjoy special relationships with many of the locations. Accommodations at the cottage were wonderful. The cable TV and WiFi worked perfectly, the latter spinning along at over 20mbps download speeds. Appliances? Just bring groceries and you’re good to go. My one disappointment was that we only managed to make it up to the main B&B twice for breakfast. A reviewer from the New York Times had highlighted their breakfast and he was right on. Our last Sunday there we enjoyed fresh waffles with melted butter and Pecan Bourbon Maple Syrup. Ashley gave us the recipe. Hamanassett is a perfect place to come for a romantic weekend getaway from New England or Washington DC. The B&B hosts special getaway packages that with room and board included are a steal. Periodically they have cooking classes run by a professional chef. We were there during the two day Italian cooking class but feeding babies and changing dirty diapers prevented us from attending. We will definitely go back again, with or without the dogs. And if your travels take you to the greater Philadelphia area and you’re looking for fully furnished accommodations why on earth would you go to a Residence Inn or one of those suite hotels?! This is your place.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take great pride in offering our guests an accommodation with service a cut above the normal and I'm so pleased you were happy in the Meadow Cottage at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to review us and let the traveling community know about your stay. We will look forward to seeing you again.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Media Pa
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Glen Mills
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Elwyn Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Media Pa., Chadds Ford, Pa.
Car: necessary

Near major attractions such as Winterthur, Longwood Gardens, Hagley, Nemours, Brandywine River Museum, and Ridley State Park but tucked away off the main roads so you are assured of a quiet and peaceful stay. Only 30 minutes to Philadelphia and Wilmington, De. and an hour's drive to Lancaster County, Amish Country.

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Cross Country Skiing, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $100

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Rates quoted assume 1 couple with 1 bedroom being booked. If both bedrooms are used, the rate is $100.00 per night more. This property is for overnight stays only. Absolutely no parties, events or commercial use is allowed unless discussed in advance with owner. Additional fees will be charged. Rate does not include 6% state and 3% lodging tax which will be due upon check in.

For bookings of a week or more, payment by check only. Cancellation period varies from 30 days to 60 days depending on time of year and length of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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