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Great Sherwood Forest Retreat! Hike/Bike/Golf @ Brevard + Pisgah/Dupont Forests!

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Castellaw's Expansive Deck with Sounds of Rushing Stream Below

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Sleeps 8+! 3 Full Baths! WiFi! Superb Location! Housekeeper Fee Included!

Hike, Bike, Golf, Run, Swim or Simply Retreat at 'Castellaw' at Sherwood Forest at Cedar Mountain near Brevard, DuPont State Forest, and Caesar's Head. We named our home 'Castellaw' because it's one of our family's ancestral names that is Scottish for "castle hill," an apt name for a home that is on one level but is perched high on a hilltop among the trees, with an almost 180 degree view most seasons. We are uniquely surrounded by "green space," so the house is very private yet conveniently located within Sherwood Forest and just a half block's walk to beautiful Trout Lake, with a sandy beach and dock for fishing, swimming, and even access to a community canoe!

From the expansive deck or with the screened doors and windows open, you'll be immersed in the sounds of nature, including the rushing stream in the woods below. Linger over coffee and breakfast on the deck, or enjoy the starry night sky after a sunset dinner cooked on the new gas grill or in the beautifully appointed granite kitchen with a locally-crafted black walnut table and benches. Or, you might rather dine at the antique DR table, served from the Hepplewhite sideboard. A second antique pub table from Great Britain expands your table options or makes a great game table.

Another room from which to enjoy the deck and outside world is the master bedroom with queen rice bed and a desk/sitting area. The private adjoining master bath has been updated with a travertine shower and toilet in one room, separated from the granite lavatory and dressing area, with closets to hide your suitcases...You might not wish to ever find them to go home!

The guest bedroom has antique maple pineapple-post twin beds, an adjoining bath with tub/shower combo, and extra bed options stored in the closet (roll-away twin bed, toddler pack-n-play, and 2 canvas camping cots (our kids' favorites)).

There is even a queen futon in the den, which essentially makes it bedroom #3. The living room sofa, although not a hideaway bed, makes a comfy bedding option as well (it's our grandmothers' first choice!). The third full bathroom near the kitchen and living room is perfect for extra guests.

We have the internet to keep you in touch with the world (if you must...), 2 tvs with a variety of stations, and a dvd/vcr player for "movie nights." For cold winter nights, there is the central heat pump as well as the large-capacity gas logs, or you may wish to plug in the electric blankets. It's rarely warm enough for air conditioning, but we do have central a/c as well.

Fill your days with simple pleasures of strolling a half block to Trout Lake to sit and read in tranquility, swim, or fish (adults must have proper licenses). We'll even link you to receive an access code for use of a community canoe (use our paddles stored in our garage). Or, put on your hiking or running shoes for over 22 miles of private trails (not counting all those less than 10 minutes away at DuPont State Forest or Caesar's Head State Forest!). You'll have access to Sherwood Forest's heated pool (seasonal) and upgraded tennis courts; the lovely 18-hole par-3 golf course is also available (very reasonable greens fees). There's so much from which to choose within the forest itself, but should you want to venture out, you're less than 15 minutes from Brevard (shops, restaurants, music and arts center), DuPont State Forest (waterfalls in the 'Hunger Games' movie), and Caesar's Head (SC) State Park. Another 15-30 minutes beyond Brevard will take you to Sliding Rock, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

So much at your fingertips and toes! Let us share 'Castellaw' at Sherwood Forest with you!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No singles under 25, please!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Glorious location for children. Garage doubles as rainy-day playroom + den is separate from LR. Great place to ride bikes, play in the woods, hike the trails, half-block walk to Trout Lake (fishing license required for adults). Pool and tennis short bike or car ride away. We'll give you a key for access. Golf course perfect for kids and adults (18 holes all par-3). ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We're totally non-smoking. No exceptions, please. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $50 per dog extra fee. Dogs only will be considered. Leash law in affect and no fencing allowed in SF. Please no dogs on beds/chairs/sofa. We keep ours in laundry room and 3rd full bath, so they have plenty of space. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramp inside garage. Can send extra photos. Wide doorways. Master Bath has marble shower w/seat. All hardwood or tile floors (couple small area rugs can be moved). ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Additional twin roll-away in closet. Also see MBR notes....moreless

  • Den / Bedroom 3: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Air Mattress (new 2016) fits well in this room....moreless

  • Bedroom 1 (Master) + Extra Bed Options in Closets: 1 queen

    Closets: Rollaway+2 Cots+Pk-n-Play+Toddler Bed...moreless

  • Den/Bedroom 3 has no closet and has unvented gas logs in the fireplace. NC regs require the hallway door to remain open if anyone is sleeping in the room. We sleep in it with the door open, or the sliding door and/or windows on the deck open. It is a beautiful room. Feel free to move the futon to the living room if this is an issue for you. We also have a carbon monoxide detector and the gas logs have been recently serviced with no problems. Queen air mattress with self-contained pump fits perfectly in this room + any other bed options mentioned in MBR notes Other bedding options in hall closet or Bedroom 2's closet: roll-away bed, queen air mattress with self-contained pump, 2 canvas camping cots, a plastic 'car' bed with crib mattress for toddlers, and a pack-n-play. Use these where most convenient for your group. Also, our grandmothers actually prefer the LR sofa (not a hide-away) for their bed. This gives them first dibs on the coffee in the morning! ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Adjoining to Bedroom #2 and Near Den as Well...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Adjoins MBR; Door betwn Shower/toilet & sink/closets....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Full bathroom next to laundry & kitchen....moreless

  • Bathroom 3 very convenient for extra guests and as a mudroom. Off laundry room between garage and kitchen. Near front hall to Living and Dining Rooms, too. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • You're 5-15 minutes away from so many things: Brevard's shops and restaurants, DuPont State Forest, Caesar's Head State Park, Sliding Rock (15 min beyond Brevard), the Blue Ridge Parkway (30 minutes above Brevard), Cherokee Indian Reservation (45 min) Asheville 45 minutes...apple orchards, local pottery and crafts just minutes from Sherwood Forest. But, you might decide to stay 'put' inside the Forest, and you'll be delighted with our own 22-miles of trails and miles of paved roads for biking/walking/jogging. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Not huge collection, but you can also borrow from Sherwood Forest office bldg's library. We'll give you the access code. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD/VCR combo...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Garage makes great playroom for rainy days + den. Has air hockey table and small foosball/pool table. Community pool bldg (keyed access) has ping pong. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Various puzzles/games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    We're classical music lovers, but why have 'canned' music when nature's music is all around you...rushing stream, crickets, birds, owls...!!!...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Small version converts to foosball...in our garage. Also have 5-ft long air hockey table in garage. ...moreless

  • Television:

    3 TV's. 32" flat screen in LR w/Roku Stick for access to your movie memberships (Netflix/etc). New 24" flat screen in MBR. Older tube TV in den/3rd BR. Good antennae's - get 6-8 channels easily. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    We have young kids, so you'll probably run across some legos or playmobil....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some - we're Jane Austen fans...you can borrow from library at Sherwood Forest office building near Robin Hood Barn. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Hilltop with Views, Particularly Late Fall - Early Spring....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    4 Dining Options: Kitchen Table (4) + DR Table (6-8+) + Deck Table (5-6) + Pub Table in LR (5-6)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C but rarely needed. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes...very convenient between kitchen and garage and next to full bathroom #3....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas logs (propane tank on premises) available, but auxilliary to central heat pump. Fireplace has two sides - to LR and to den. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    2-Car Garage w/interior ramp into house (laundry/kitchen area)....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat pump + can use gas logs in fireplace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    2 Sets each room + extras for portable beds (roll-away/etc). Our housekeeper will wash when you leave (fee part of rental - not extra). Electric blankets Q + 2 Twins....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Huge with vaulted ceiling. Sofa + Lazy-Boy + reproduction Windsor armchair + 2 upholstered swivel chairs. Large deck extends this with 2 loungers + table and 5 chairs for outside dining!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Inside 2-car garage or in paved driveway. Turn-around spot for easy egress. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Hardline for Local Calls (40-mile radius)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes...plenty. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large-capacity...should you need it. Our housekeeper will wash your linens/towels upon your departure. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Basic, but works well. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty...12 sets dishes/bowls/salads + 2 Sets of 12 stainless (one in DR), + plenty glasses and mugs, serving pieces, baking pans and casseroles, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Conveniently located to right of double stainless sink (with view!)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops with island. Plenty of counterspace. Huge windows overlooking woods. Breakfast table and benches made by local craftsman (black walnut). ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Jenn-Air ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Staples (napkins/garbage bags/paper towels/salt & pepper/etc). ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steel French Doors with icemaker and water dispenser. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Jenn-Air smooth-top....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-piece wide slices/bagels setting...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Awesome. Access from DR, LR, den, and MBR. Has 2 lounge chairs + glass-top table and 5 chairs for outside dining. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    On site 18 hole par-3 (separate greens fees). Real llamas can be booked on Tuesdays as caddies! Beautiful course. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We're in a true natural forest...an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary to be exact. Our lot is surrounded by 'green space' and secluded from other homes. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand New Gas Grill Fall 2013 on deck. Feel free to use it. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Many choices as close as 45 minutes away (Sapphire or Maggie Valley closest). ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free; recently refurbished courts an easy bike ride away. Access code will be provided. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Feb 18 - Mar 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$160
$950
Spring 2017
Mar 17 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,100
Early Summer 2017
May 26 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
$1,200
Peak Summer
Jun 17 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250
Late Summer/Peak Fall 2017
Aug 19 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$180
$1,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$180

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 11.75%

Notes:

Totally Non-Smoking. Refund in full up to 30 days before arrival (when 2nd half due if not paid already). Less than 30 days, we'll mutually reach another time. Check-in 4 pm; departure by 11 am. Lockbox and other access codes will be provided at least a week before arrival.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville :45 NE; Greenville/Spart :50 S
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brevard, NC
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sherwood Forest Golf Club
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
On US 276; I-26 at US 64
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Creekside Market
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Maggie Valley, NC

Car: Necessary

Location of 'Castellaw' is at the 3000' elevation just 8 miles south of Brevard, NC, in Sherwood Forest, an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary of 1000 private acres w/over 22 miles marked hiking trails, 5 lakes for swimming, boating, and fishing, plus a large heated pool (seasonal), free tennis, and miles of paved roads for walking/jogging/bicycling. Beautiful golf course (18 holes all par-3) is available for very reasonable greens fees (with llamas for caddies on Tuesdays!). You're less than 15 minutes to Dupont State Forest (film location for the Hunger Games), Caesar's Head State Park (overlook of 50+ miles) and 45 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway and all its overlooks and hiking trails. Asheville is just 45 minutes away for extraordinary antiques / Biltmore Estate / art/music/restaurants. Brevard Music Center's summer programs are magnificent and less than 15 minutes from Castellaw! So much to see and do...Many additional golf courses within 15-45 minute drive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We live in South Carolina, less than 3 hours from Castellaw at Sherwood Forest. We have been blessed with two children after marrying in our 40's. Needless to say we put a high priority on meaningful family-time as well as their connection with their grandparents, uncles and aunts, and cousins. We want Castellaw to be a retreat for our family and yours. Today's world is too frenetic. It's time for restoration in the fresh mountain air and to enjoy simple joys and pleasures!

Why the Owner Chose Brevard, NC, USA:
We chose this house and Sherwood Forest itself because of its convenient location near Brevard, and the fact that it is in excellent condition, is an easy half-block walk to Trout Lake, is in the woods above the rushing stream leaving the lake, and has such a wonderful deck with covered eating area. The Western NC mountains were a part of each of our childhoods, and we wanted such for our children. Truly 'the land of the waterfalls'! So many things to do and see! It brings back such good memories from childhood visiting grandparents, camp...Sliding Rock and the Blue Ridge Parkway...wow! Seeing our young children gleefully jumping off the dock at Trout Lake into its cold clear water or grabbing a canoe...half a block from the house...that's what sold us on this house. Also, our house is rather uniquely surrounded by 'green space' of Sherwood Forest, so we're ensconced in our own little world on top of the hill. Wonderful neighbors are close enough to meet on a walk, but not within sight when on the deck or looking out the windows. Besides Trout Lake and 4 other lakes, the pool, tennis courts and golf course are a quick bike ride, good walk, or short car ride away. There is always something to do or the peace to not do anything.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Castellaw is a one-level updated home with hardwood and tile floors incredibly located near SO much to see, feel, and breathe. Room for large or extended family without being overwhelming. No dank basement with which to contend! Double garage with ramp into house to roll suitcases without steps (just 2 anyway at front door). Larger laundry room and nicer kitchen than we have 'at home.' Comfortably appointed, yet livable. A fun house! The stars from the deck at night - January or July - just awesome!


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/24/2017

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Photos

  • Castellaw's Expansive Deck with Sounds of Rushing Stream Below

    Castellaw's Expansive Deck with Sounds of Rushing Stream Below

  • Another Angle from Kitchen End of House.

    Another Angle from Kitchen End of House.

  • Flat Parking Area Near Front Door for Easy Access (and Ramp Inside Garage).

    Flat Parking Area Near Front Door for Easy Access (and Ramp Inside Garage).

  • View from Dining Area and Kitchen Towards Bedroom Hall.

    View from Dining Area and Kitchen Towards Bedroom Hall.

  • Sunlight Pours into Living Room with Dining Area and Old Pub Table for Games

    Sunlight Pours into Living Room with Dining Area and Old Pub Table for Games

  • Updated Granite Kitchen Overlooking Deck w/Plenty of Dishes/Pots/Pans, Etc.!

    Updated Granite Kitchen Overlooking Deck w/Plenty of Dishes/Pots/Pans, Etc.!

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath Shower and Toilet with Privacy Door from Lavatory and Closet Area

    Master Bath Shower and Toilet with Privacy Door from Lavatory and Closet Area

  • 2nd Bedroom with Adjoining Private Bath

    2nd Bedroom with Adjoining Private Bath

  • 3rd Full Bath Near Kitchen and Laundry - Easy Access from Living Room

    3rd Full Bath Near Kitchen and Laundry - Easy Access from Living Room

  • Summer Day at Trout Lake - Short Walk From House!

    Summer Day at Trout Lake - Short Walk From House!

  • 125-Year Old Dairy Barn - Our House Perched Above Right

    125-Year Old Dairy Barn - Our House Perched Above Right

  • Covered Table Area to Enjoy the Outdoors Even on Rainy Days!

    Covered Table Area to Enjoy the Outdoors Even on Rainy Days!

  • Front Entrace and Driveway Parking Area on Top of Hill

    Front Entrace and Driveway Parking Area on Top of Hill

  • The Heart of the House with Lots of Windows and Room for Everyone!

    The Heart of the House with Lots of Windows and Room for Everyone!

  • Cozy Living Room Fireplace with Gas Logs and Lots of Seating!

    Cozy Living Room Fireplace with Gas Logs and Lots of Seating!

  • Well-Appointed Kitchen with Great Views, Too!

    Well-Appointed Kitchen with Great Views, Too!

  • Trail Map of Sherwood Forest and Camp Painting Over Black Walnut Kitchen Table

    Trail Map of Sherwood Forest and Camp Painting Over Black Walnut Kitchen Table

  • Master Bath and Closet Area Off Master Bedroom

    Master Bath and Closet Area Off Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom #2 With Antique Pineapple Post Beds and Adjoining Full Bath

    Bedroom #2 With Antique Pineapple Post Beds and Adjoining Full Bath

  • "3rd" Bedroom - "Sleeping Den" w/Futon + Room for Air Mattress or Rollaway Bed!

    "3rd" Bedroom - "Sleeping Den" w/Futon + Room for Air Mattress or Rollaway Bed!

  • Laundry Room w/Adjoining 3rd Full Bath Between Kitchen and Garage (Good Pet BR!)

    Laundry Room w/Adjoining 3rd Full Bath Between Kitchen and Garage (Good Pet BR!)

  • Fall Splendor at Trout Lake - One of the Community Canoes Available to Guests

    Fall Splendor at Trout Lake - One of the Community Canoes Available to Guests

  • Castellaw is in Sherwood Forest, an Audubon Sanctuary, with 18-Hole Golf Course!

    Castellaw is in Sherwood Forest, an Audubon Sanctuary, with 18-Hole Golf Course!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017

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