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Captivating 14 Acre Estate, Great for Vacations, Sm Company Off-Site,Sm Wedding

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:7.75
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Chateau / Country House, 7 Bedrooms + Den, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Corporate off-site, family getaway, or Wedding - Brookmill Farm is a captivating 14 acre country retreat situated an hour from Manhattan and minutes from the famous artistic communities of Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA. The property’s main house is a four bedroom, colonial Bank style home dating to 1807, that boasts a wrap around, columned porch with comfortable seating for 14. Recently exposed exterior original stonework anchors an alfresco dining area for six under a charming pergola.

There is a large, three bedroom guest cottage with two full baths, a family room, a full kitchen, sleep in den and laundry room.

The centerpiece of the property’s summer entertainment is the pool house, the original stone building on the property which overlooks the lap pool. The downstairs section of the pool house has been restored to its original “speakeasy” format complete with custom bar, kitchenette, and half bath. The striking, nautical themed rooftop lounge area was designed in the mid 1990’s by the curator for the museum of modern art in New York.

The long, stone-wall lined private driveway leads you into this dream property with ancient trees, a trout-stocked pond frequented by blue heron and ducks, a babbling brook and a foot bridge over a waterfall and another bridge leading to the tent location. The perennial gardens all over the compound have been professionally redesigned and labeled by the head master gardener from the prestigious Cranbrook Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Dramatic, tiered perennial gardens in the back of the main house are accessed by stone steps installed years ago and peacefully watched over by an ancient Aphrodite-style garden fountain in the center. The stairs lead to an old rose garden and sunset gazebo. The natural wooded back acreage of the property rises up a rocky ridge and descends down to the brook.

Brookmill Farm was once home to the theater-owning Fox family of Philadelphia, who used the property as their playground in the country. Whimsical garden decorations installed by the Fox family can still be found amongst the bucolic grounds. Stone garden frog fountains dot the property, a favorite of which has been updated with an automatic timer, signaling cocktail hour. Another noteworthy resident was Brian Garfield, author of “Deathwish”, which later became a movie starring Charles Bronson. Brian wrote the book while he owned Brookmill Farm and mailed the draft from the property. Legend has it that during the days of prohibition, moonshine was sold out of the cellar reached by hidden stairs.

As you step inside the main house, an elegant foyer reveals a formal living room with restored original paneling, beamed ceilings and raised panel window frames. The paneled Inglenook stone fireplace lends additional charm and warmth to this inviting space flanked by three sets of double French doors leading out to the porch. A walk-in, stone fireplace anchors the dining room, situated in the original part of the home. The Dutch door in the dining room opens to the alfresco dining porch overlooking the brook and the pond.

The kitchen features Viking appliances, granite countertops, a glass tile backsplash and radiant heat floors. Original stone walls in the adjacent family room are enhanced with local reclaimed barnwood. Sunlight streams in through eleven windows in the vaulted two story section of the family room. The old door on the wine cellar completes the vintage feel of this room.

An authentically restored staircase appointed with era appropriate millwork leads to a sophisticated, three-room master suite. The spacious, chic master bedroom with wood burning fireplace adjoins a glass-walled sunroom that overlooks the back gardens. Two pedestal sinks, a marble tile shower and deep jetted tub enhance the master bath. This level also contains the laundry room with new appliances and the enchanting “Princess Suite” bedroom that sleeps two and has its own en suite bath and walk in closet with built in organizers. The middle floor of the home boasts two more bedrooms and en suite baths. One of the bedrooms has a full/single bunk bed set and the other one has a day bed/trundle set.

The guest cottage has two levels featuring three bedrooms, a den with a queen sleeper sofa, a kitchen with granite countertops, two full baths and a laundry room. One of the second story bedrooms has a wood burning fireplace.

Keywords: Country compound, private estate, historic country retreat, private compound near historic New Hope and one hour from Manhattan ,reunions, corporate events
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Please Adult groups only. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on the property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have 3 barn cats, they stay outside please! We have free ranging ducks and chickens....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 18-20

  • Master Estate: 1 king


  • 2nd Master Estate: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    There is a trundle bed with two twins also in the room...moreless

  • Estate Upstairs: 2 twin/ single


  • Estate Bunks: 2 bunk bed

    The bunk has a Full bottom and a twin top...moreless

  • Master Cottage: 1 queen


  • Cottage 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sized sleeper...moreless

  • Back room Cottage: 1 double


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities



  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We have MINIMAL TV. There are only 3 on the property. We have Roku, no cable....moreless

  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bath towels and bedding provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Only for the showers/bathrooms. No pool or outside towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    We provide a preferred list of catering...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    We have a GORGEOUS Lap pool. It is a shallow pool, only up to about 5ft. Please NO diving....moreless

  • Jetted Tub


from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May Flowers
Apr 27 - May 31, 2017
1 night min stay
Final Days of June
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$2,000 $2,500
Thu, Fri, Sat
$13,000 $30,000

Rates are based on 19 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Cottage Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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    DeAnna's View on map

    DeAnna's is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. We strongly recommend reservations. Walk-ins can chance a table or dine at our festive and friendly bar. A chef-owned Italian restaurant featuring homemade pasta sauces. Very good food!! Address is 54 N Franklin street. 2.5 miles from Brookmill Farm.

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    Marsha Brown Restaurant View on map

    Marsha Brown Creole Kitchen and Lounge 15 South Main Street New Hope, PA 18938 The best beef Filet I have ever had, and don't miss the Sweet Potato Casserole, its a must!

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    Nicola Pizza View on map

    Great Pizza! And they will deliver.

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    The Boathouse Bar View on map

    The Boathouse in Lambertville, New Jersey, is one of the most wonderfully dark and romantic places for cocktails that you will ever find. This romantic bar is hidden in a back alley on a side street. Address is: 8 Coryell Street.

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    Hamitons Grill---- is a BYOB View on map

    Canal side, nestled in the European charm of a courtyard near the Delaware River & surrounded by quaint antique shops & art galleries, it is the remarkable creation & signature of award winning Broadway set designer & restaurateur Jim Hamilton, & reflects his one-of-a-kind signature style. Warm, soulful & sophisticated, the Grill Room remains one of the most romantic & unique places to dine in the Northeast. The Grill room's vibrant menus combine great style with a reverence for Mediterranean-inspired classics. Expertly prepared with skill & passion by executive chef Mark Miller, Jim Hamilton's seasonal offerings include grilled foods with voluptuous flavors liberally borrowed from cultural influences ranging from France, Greece.

2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Necessary

Just outside of two quaint sister towns of Lambertville and Ne Hope you will find a balance of being out of the busy busy, but just around the corner from plenty to do and enjoy!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

Why the Owner Chose Lambertville, NJ, USA:
Brookmill Farm has an unexplainable feeling to it. It truly is a property with a soul that really spoke to us. We were having trouble finding the perfect place to get married, so we decided to buy a property that spoke to us and share it with others! It's the type of property that is so conducive to building happy memories that we just couldn't resist!

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Private, enchanting, one-of-a-kind property ideal for multi-generational family gatherings, corporate team building and, of course, weddings! Close to boutiques and restaurants in Lambertville and Bucks County's New Hope, PA yet only an hour from Manhattan. Like a dream!

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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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  • Main House

    Main House

  • Pool


  • Pool House on top/Arcade and bar below

    Pool House on top/Arcade and bar below

  • Outside dining under Pergola

    Outside dining under Pergola

  • Entrance of main house and stairs to master bedroom

    Entrance of main house and stairs to master bedroom

  • Sitting area off main house kitchen

    Sitting area off main house kitchen

  • Main house living room

    Main house living room

  • Back gardens

    Back gardens

  • Guest cottage sleeps 4, full kitchen, laundry, family room

    Guest cottage sleeps 4, full kitchen, laundry, family room

  • Cottage master bedroom

    Cottage master bedroom

  • First wedding at Brookmill Farm!

    First wedding at Brookmill Farm!

  • Small wedding at Brookmill Farm

    Small wedding at Brookmill Farm

  • On top of Pool House

    On top of Pool House

  •  Covered bridge to barn.

    Covered bridge to barn.

  • Main house large covered porch. Great place for that morning cup of coffee.

    Main house large covered porch. Great place for that morning cup of coffee.

  • Main House front porch looking at Cottage.

    Main House front porch looking at Cottage.

  • Main house Kitchen

    Main house Kitchen

  • Main house Dining room

    Main house Dining room

  • Main house master

    Main house master

  • The princess room

    The princess room

  • Cottage Kitchen

    Cottage Kitchen

  • Cottage 2nd bedroom

    Cottage 2nd bedroom

  • Small wedding at Brookmill Farm

    Small wedding at Brookmill Farm

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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