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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Ron Clearfield
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

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 cottage 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 cottage 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.

Map

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.

Amenities

Leicester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , italian marble with murals throughout
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Asheville Area Private Cottage!! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built!!
average rating of 4.9 based on 90 reviews
Rock Hill, SC
5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this charming and unique space. Ron and Rachel were very thoughtful and responsive, brought us flowers on night one, and invited us to select from their excellent herb and vegetable garden. Original paintings throughout courtesy of Rachel and Ron's music on CD. Thick walls meant for a cool and quiet interior. The setting is classic Appalachia with beautiful flower garden, Very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Greg, Thank you for such a fabulous review! It was wonderful having you and your wife stay back in May. The details you gave were definitely right on! All the best, Ron and Rachel
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Leesville, SC
5

Heavenly!

  • 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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5

Beautiful views, beautiful cottage, relaxing and good for the soul

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property with its gorgeous views and rural atmosphere. The owners are wonderful and we completely fell in love with their art and music. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brianne, it was so nice meeting you and Joshua (fellow musicians!) Thanks for the wonderful review. Hope to see you again! Warm regards, Ron and Rachel
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5

Beautiful, peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, quiet, peaceful cottage. Beautiful art inside and out.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for the lovely review! Short, simple but right to the point. Hope to see you again! Best, Ron and Rachel
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Very peaceful and calming! Rachel and Ron were incredibly nice. Rachel even offered to let me take a book that she thought I would enjoy! We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linnea, It was wonderful having you stay in the cottage! Thank you for the kind message. Your words were really heartfelt. All the best, Ron and Rachel
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5

An eclectic paradise

  • 5 of 5

Clearfield cottage is a wonderful place to replenish the soul!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bruce, hey thanks for the great shout out!! Short and simple but right to the point. All the best, Ron and Rachel
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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