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Asheville Area Private Cottage!! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Asheville is only 1/2 hour away but you can enjoy the best of both possible worlds by staying in pristine countryside in a beautiful, stunning private cottage. You will be enchanted by the Clearfield Cottage which was just featured out of thousands of rentals in the area on ABC TV's reality show Sweet Retreats. The cottage is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains with a spectacular view of Mount Mitchell and surrounding mountains but is only ½ hour from Asheville’s world-class restaurants, entertainment, and the famous Biltmore Estate. The cottage and grounds have become a destination paradise for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays and even intimate weddings. This entire two story, romantic cottage is entirely new, fresh, green built, green furnished and eco-friendly. The unique interiors feature original artwork and mosaics by owner and internationally renowned artist Rachel Clearfield. The downstairs kitchen, dining and living area has a stunning mosaic floor, named "Stepping Stones in a Flower Garden" made of Brazilian polished granite. Upstairs is the amazingly intricate, mosaic bathroom shower called "Trees of Beauty" made of European marble and colorful stones. The kitchen has all granite countertops. The upstairs bedroom has a beautifully finished 100-year-old maple floor and a sumptuously comfortable queen size futon bed with luxurious linens.

Outside the cottage there is a peaceful shade garden with a rose covered gazebo in which you can swing, listen to the creek and watch the birds and butterflies. Guests are welcome to enjoy and roam through the beautiful English style flower gardens. You also have a lovely outdoor sitting area right by your back door, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or sipping a glass of evening Chardonnay and stargazing the sequined night sky without light pollution. There's also a wonderful barbecue, chiminea and sitting area right by your own private creek.

This cottage is a perfect getaway for a romantic weekend, birthdays, anniversaries, soulful retreats, girl’s time together or just a quiet, peaceful place to let go of the challenges and stresses in life and return to the simple joys of existence and beauty. The owners are recording artist, cellist and conductor Ron Clearfield and his wife, fine artist Rachel Clearfield. There is an abundance of creative energy on this property for anyone who needs a place to find that seed of inspiration for their next book, album or painting. Without a doubt, this is a paradise for painters, photographers and nature lovers or just anyone who is looking for a beautiful, fulfilling time in the mountains.

Keywords: Fine art interiors, esthetic, peaceful, meditative, rural beauty, gorgeous views, organic flower gardens, green built, original artwork, wonderful hiking, owner managed.

More Details

Ron Clearfield
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Ron Clearfield

Owner's Ron and Rachel Clearfield are musicians and artists. We've practiced meditation, sustainable living and the joys of life for many decades. The beauty of nature, art, music and healthy lifestyles are foremost in our beliefs.

Ron Clearfield purchased this house in 2012

Why Ron Clearfield chose Leicester

We actually built this guest cottage just recently. A labor of love, situated on our beautiful land; a place to share with others who are looking for something unique. We chose nearby Asheville because Asheville rocks! Incredible restaurants, entertainment and always fun things to do and people to see. They don't call it the "Paris' of the South" for nothing!

What makes this house unique

We've personally stayed many times in the cottage and have always been impressed with how peaceful, esthetically inspiring, quiet and restful our stay was.


Leicester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , italian marble with murals throughout
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , very comfortable futon bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable Queen Sized Bed, Double Beds (1) Convertible Futon Couch into Comfortable Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • alternative lifestyle
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Spectacular views, fabulous hiking, 1/2 hour from Asheville's world class dining, entertainment and the Biltmore Estate, fine art interiors, marble and granite mosaic floors, green built and original oil paintings by Rachel Clearfield.


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  • 5 of 5

Need to relax? Book now!! This little cottage is absolutely perfect. It is full of amazing, beautiful art, and tranquility. You can step out the back door and literally hear water flowing. We went for a mini vacation and an already planned trip to the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore Estate was a quick 40 minute drive, but the views made it seem shorter. Everything about the cottage exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed every minute spent in this little magical place and did not want to leave.. at all. The owners were very accommodating and we couldn't have asked for an easier process. We can not wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family escape

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure of visiting the cottage over the New Year's holiday. It was a wonderful escape! My two daughters especially loved interacting with the horses and they still talk about Princess Pumpkin! The hosts of the property made us feel very welcomed and were prompt to respond to any need we might have. The cottage was clean, neat, and perfect for our family. The artwork was beautiful. We hope to stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeremy, We really enjoyed your lovely family staying in our cottage. We especially had a lovely time getting out our tiny gentle Shetland pony Princess Pumpkin for your adorable little girls to see. We're so happy you got some special photo-ops when your oldest daughter sat on the pony. We love having kids stay here! We are also happy you enjoyed the paintings as I put my best work in the cottage. Glad you loved the mosaic floor, mosaic shower and the murals in the bedroom. We are looking forward to you all returning.Thank you so much for your appreciation of our little piece of heaven. All the best! Rachel and Ron
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One of the most incredible places! Every inch is tastefully decorated and the views spectacular .

  • 5 of 5

The scenic drive into the area begins to prepare you for a truly unique and beautiful experience. Play Rons CDs as you take in Rachels beautiful tiling and art of the cottage and while you are having coffee overlooking the mountains and rolling hills. We hiked a small trail around the cottage and enjoyed watching the two ponies as well as following Ron’s recommendations for hiking the BRP and visiting surrounding towns. It is such a peaceful and beautiful retreat.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joy, Rachel and I were so grateful to have met you and Dave during your stay in our cottage. Your comments are marvelous! A truly perfect description of the cottage experience. Warm regards, Ron and Rachel
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Cozy and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful visit to the Asheville area and the cottage was just perfect. Very quaint and unique, the cottage was equipped with everything we needed to unwind and relax. We would not have asked for a more perfect experience, thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, it was our pleasure to have you and your husband stay in the cottage. Thank you for the wonderful review and Rachel and I really appreciate your appreciation for the cottage's uniqueness and beauty. Best wishes, Ron and Rachel
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Great hosts, awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Spencer, thanks for the great shout-out! It was wonderful having you and yours stay for the birthday/anniversary getaway to our cottage. We're really happy you had a wonderful time! All the best, Ron and Rachel
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean, beautiful cottage. The ride up to the cottage off of the main road is breathtaking. The place is secluded and quiet with a beautiful landscape view outside of every window. The fire pit and creek make for a relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jada, it was wonderful having you and your friends stay in the cottage! Thank you for the lovely review and hope to see you again! Warm regards, Ron and Rachel
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
AVL (Asheville)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Turkey Creek Cafe
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Charleston, SC
Car: necessary

Painter's and gardener's paradise, great hiking, creative space, spiritually uplifting and inspiring ambiance, ultimate retreat, perfectly quiet for meditation/yoga, cook's access to organic vegetable and herb garden. The cottage is green built and hypoallergenic.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

7% North Carolina Tax and $50 cleaning fee are required in addition to rental fee
A $200 returnable security deposit placed on credit card upon arrival
Deposit of 50% of total stay is required upon making reservation
Full payment must be received 2 weeks prior to arrival
Credit card payments accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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