Hike, Bike, Golf, Swim our Pool or 5 Lakes, or Simply Retreat at 'Castellaw' at Sherwood Forest at Cedar Mountain near Brevard, Pisgah National Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway, DuPont State Forest, and Caesar's Head State Park. 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. Two more antique tables near the TV expand your table options or make great game tables.
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 marble 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 an antique pine with pineapple-post queen bed, an adjoining bath with tub/shower combo, and room for extra bed options stored in the closet (roll-away twin bed, queen air mattress, Graco pack-n-play, and 2 canvas camping cots (our kids' favorites)). A toddler "car" bed is stored in the garage (mattress in guest bedroom closet).
There are now twin maple pineapple-post beds as well as a 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 high-speed 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.
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).
So much at your fingertips and toes! Let us share 'Castellaw' at Sherwood Forest with you!