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Aberfoyle - Private Country Retreat in Equestrian and Golf Setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Historic Farmhouse Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 1-8)

'Aberfoyle' is located in the midst of North and South Carolina horse country at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This picturesque 1920s guest cottage features beautiful interior architectural detailing, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, pantry, washer/dryer and comfortable furnishings. The flexible floor plan of this inviting cottage allows for cozy accommodations for a couple or can be equally comfortable for a party of eight.

Tucked away in a beautiful garden-like setting within a private horse farm estate, Aberfoyle is perfectly situated to offer easy access to all the wonderful amenities of this area. Equestrians will enjoy the convenience of being just 4 miles from FENCE and only 15 minutes from TIEC. The charming towns of Landrum, Columbus and Tryon are minutes away and our adjacency to I-26 allows for quick trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, Brevard, Cashiers, DuPont Forest and all the myriad attractions of this highly desirable area.

Centrally located only minutes to downtown Landrum and Tryon, Aberfoyle offers the perfect location for horse show exhibitors and other equestrian enthusiasts, as well as golfers, antique-rs, cyclists and leaf lookers. We're just 4 miles from FENCE Nature and Equestrian Center, 15 minutes from TIEC and only minutes from Hwy I-26.

This is a wonderful place to which to retreat and is also perfect for group retreats or meetings.

More Details

Helen Firby
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage at Pacolet Hill Farm is nothing short of delightful.

The setting couldn't be more beautiful & serene.

The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and couches.

The home is well appointed with everything you need from linens to cooking utensils.

I am a rider and having the washer /dryer was a huge bonus.

Helen & Mike are wonderful hosts.

I will definitely go back!
Aug 2012
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Tryon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Aberfoyle - Private Country Retreat in Equestrian and Golf Setting
average rating of 4.92 based on 27 reviews

The property was beautiful and the cottage was perfect for a horse show weekend.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very well set up for us when we arrived. There is lots of room! We were very comfortable and it was a quick trip to the FENCE showgrounds. Our hostess, Helen, was a delight to work with. We will definitely rent it again when we return in the fall for another show.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Beautiful! Quiet! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property! It was perfectly located close to FENCE and allowed us to swing by for lunch. The entire place was incredibly clean and well kept. Look no further!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seabrook Island, South Carolina

Quiet, peaceful setting. House has a lot of charm.

  • 5 of 5

The setting is perfect for a quiet and peaceful respite from the world. The house was once the main house for a large horse farm and retains all of its Old Tryon charm while being tastefully updated. The flagstoned kitchen is a real winner. The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) is just minutes away; the Tryon International Equestrian Center is fifteen minutes away. Close to downtown Landrum; but even though the property is less than five minutes from I-26, you're secluded and private. Helen was the perfect host and very knowledgable about the area. Aberfoyle is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage in idyllic rural setting.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for surrounding equestrian events! Close to FENCE and TIEC. Clean, comfortable, cozy cabin in the middle of a working horse farm.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Charlotte, NC

All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful surroundings, owner was welcoming and made us feel right at home. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Quaint cottage in the middle of horse country.

  • 4 of 5

Easy access to highways, shopping and the city while enjoying tbe quiet of a beautiful country setting. Clean, comfortable, wel equiped home. Would come again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Hare and Hound
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Red Fox Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stone Soup

Private getaway in the beautiful Foothill region; close to FENCE, TIEC, Green River Gorge, Harmon Field. Great antiquing and proximity Asheville and mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $500

$10/night/ person for over 4 guests in the group staying
Dogs $10/night.
Damage protection with children only
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations have a $50 administration fee. If the cancellation occurs 30 days or more before arrival date, 100% (minus $50) is returned. If the cancellation occurs less than 30 days of arrival 50%(minus $50) is refunded unless substituted by another person inquiring.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.