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Brandywine Valley English Country Carriage House Near Philly

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This two bedroom, two and a half bath carriage house which sleeps four is 1100 square feet of English Country charm tucked into the woods behind Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast on a seven acre Brandywine Valley estate. It is ideal for those traveling with children age 6 and up or dogs or those who just want a little more privacy. Please note when you are looking at rates we have two different rates depending on if you are booking the house with 1 bedroom and 1 bath or both bedrooms and baths. If you book and pay for one bedroom and bath the king bedroom and large bath will be available; the second bedroom and bath will be closed off.

First floor has a large fully stocked and equipped kitchen, right down to cloth napkins and table cloths. The dining room is furnished with a large dining table. The living room is furnished with a sofa, two wing back chairs, and a corner unit which holds the TV with DVD player, expanded cable, and fireplace. Although not a real wood burning fireplace, it fools the most discerning eyes and offers all the ambiance and romance of a fire (with or without the heat so can be used year round) without the muss and fuss. There is also a powder room and a laundry area with full-size washer and dryer just off the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with full size appliances as well as microwave oven and dishwasher. All kitchen utensils as well as dishes, glasses, and wine glasses are provided. We live on the property so if you have a special need that we missed, just ask us.

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms. The front bedroom has a queen bed with lace canopy and a private hall bath. The back bedroom has a king bed with a huge private en-suite bathroom which has a claw foot slipper tub and separate large walk in shower. Some DVD movies are provided in the carriage house. There is a user friendly front porch where you can rock away your stresses and there is also a gas barbecue and outside table and chairs. We also offer free Wifi throughout the property. Smoking is permitted outside only.

The back yard is fenced so your four legged friend can enjoy the property as well. Only a quarter mile away is Darlington Walking trail where walks of four to five miles can be taken. We are also near all the major Brandywine Valley attractions such as Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Brandywine River Museum (Wyeth museum), Nemours, Hagley Museum, and the Barnes Foundation. Ridley Creek Park is a short 10 minute drive. Philadelphia is only 35 minutes away or you can easily do a day trip to Lancaster County which is only 1 hour west of us. Wilmington, De. is approximately 20-25 minutes.

Keywords: House, Cottage, Self catered, cabin, rental property, vacation rental, vacation property, pet friendly, dog friendly, Media Pa., Brandywine Valley, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Brandywine River Museum, Wyeth Museum, Hagley, Nemours, Philadelphia, Amish country, Lancaster County, Wilmington De., West Chester, Swarthmore University, Barnes Foundation.

More Details

Ashley or Glenn Mon
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Ashley or Glenn Mon

Previously owned an interior decorating business. Husband was manager of The Super Dome in New Orleans. We've brought our Southern style hospitality north and look forward to having you stay with us.

Ashley or Glenn Mon purchased this house in 2001

Why Ashley or Glenn Mon chose Chester Heights

We are near all the major attractions but on a private estate in the Brandywine Valley with lovely grounds. Enjoy sitting on the front porch and watching the horses grazing in the meadow.

What makes this house unique

Near major attractions but off the beaten track so you will experience a quiet haven after your day of sight seeing. Quiet 7 acre estate with horses close enough to the main house if you need help but far enough away for privacy.


Chester Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No parties or events unless discussed in advance. There will be an additional fee for any and all events.
  • Well behaved children age 10 and up are welcome.
  • Up to 2 dogs per booking are accepted. sorry, we can't accept cats.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) King bedroom has private attached large bath with slipper tub and separate walk in shower., Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom has queen bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
clock radio with CD Player, Coffee Maker, Toaster, No Smoking inside the house but smoking is permitted on the front porch.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Brandywine Valley English Country Carriage House Near Philly
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Carriage House - Shabby, Not Chic

  • 2 of 5

WE rented the Carriage House for a week in mid October, 2017.We opted for the "self catering" option to prepare all our own meals, and not eat breakfast at the B&B or have Inn privileges.

We got to the house earlier than our check in time, after a long drive. We are seasoned travelers, and had no expectation of checking in early.

The inn owners were downright surly in their behavior towards us. We stopped only to ask for a recommendation for lunch, and where a local market was so we could stock up for the week.

The Carriage House exterior is in very poor condition, paint peeling all over the place.The inside was also quite shabby, with deep gouges in the woodwork and walls, with no apparent attempt to fix them.

It was very warm when we arrives, and there is only one room window AC for the entire downstairs, totally not adequate.The lighting in the living room was totally inadequate. The light bulbs in the two lamps had the lowest possible wattage in them. You could not even read with the lighting provided. We bought new light bulbs the following day to allow us to read with. I am all for conserving energy, but this was ridiculous.

The kitchen is totally outdated, with no counter space to prepare anything. It was also missing a table that was shown in the pictures describing the house.

The ceiling fans in all the rooms were filthy and covered with grime and dust.

The host was also very surly towards us when we inadvertently hit a button on the remote which turned to cable off, and we called about how to fix it. He came down to the Carriage House and severely admonished us. Then, despite it being at least 70 degrees out, and without asking us, turned on the electric fireplace, which we had no use for.

This property is was shabbier than the photos you see online. If you are a "self catering" guest, these innkeepers just want to take your money and then have nothing to do with you.

They told us just to find the key in the door, and basically "don't bother us."

You will be disappointed if you rent this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good grief anyone reading this is going to expect Gordon's Ramsay from Hotel Hell to show up. Fortunately VRBO gives guests the forum to say what they want and we have the opportunity to respond. Our English Country house may not be for everyone but we have guests who return to it year after year . We always appreciate constructive criticism. I checked the fans and was horrified to see that she was absolutely right. They are now spotlessly clean. The house sits on the grounds of our B&B so had she called while here this could have been taken care of immediately. Same with the light bulbs which have been replaced with 100W. I was not surly or rude when they showed up before noon when we state check in begins at 3. I tried to explain that the cleaners were in the house now getting it ready and suggested they go to lunch and when they returned the house would be ready and they could go directly to it. They became aggressive toward me and demanded to be let in and for me to answer their questions, all of which had been answered in the confirmation letter they received and in the guest book in the house. As for grocery stores, they passed one one their way to us. Re the TV situation, when she called I explained to her that she had probably changed the channel with the TV remote rather than the Comcast remote and to put the TV channel back to channel 4. She refused to try that so my husband went down and changed it back for her. Thinking he was being considerate, he also picked up the remote for the fireplace to show them how that worked. If they didn't want it on (you can have ambiance without heat) one click would have turned it off. We had people all summer and the AC upstairs and down was adequate even during the hottest months. I have no doubt there are nicks and chips in the woodwork from guests carrying luggage in and out all year. Maintenance is done every January and February, our slowest months. However, the house is not shabby. As a member of Select Registry we are routinely inspected. I'm perplexed by her statement re all we want is your money. She booked a self catered vacation rental. Unless there is a problem, I'm not sure what she was expecting from us. It seems this booking got off to a bad start from the beginning and resulted from unreal expectations. Sorry we didn't meet yours. The Brandywine Valley is a beautiful place and hopefully you'll return and find an accommodation that better fits your needs.
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Lovely B&B

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Hamanasette B&B. Cottage was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast's Carriage House. We enjoyed having you as a guest and will look forward to your returning. Cheers, Ashley Mon, Owner
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Delightful Early Fall Week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, plus our dog, enjoyed a wonderful week at the Meadow Cottage in early fall. The Cottage was comfortable and well equipped for everything we needed for a week's stay. We loved the quiet spot looking out and visiting with the neighbor's friendly horses. The Inn owners answered all of our questions ahead of time and offered suggestions for dining out and other area attractions. The location in a residential area was peaceful, yet convenient to shopping areas and major highways.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taos, NM

Ultimate retreat

  • 5 of 5

The owners are most accommodating and the location and property are great. Pictures and description are accurate. This provided the perfect solution for us, visiting in an area that we were familiar with, and giving us the flexibility we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Elwyn - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Il Granaio Glen Mills
Car: necessary

World famous attractionss such as Longwood Gardens, Winterhtur, Hagley, Brandywine River Museum (Wyeth Museum) and Nemours. Antique Stores. Although in the country, we are only a 30 minute drive into downtown Philadelphia, 20 minutes from the Philadelphia airport, 20 minutes from Wilmington, Delaware, (Delaware has tax free shopping), 45 minutes from Valley Forge, & an hour from Lancaster County & Amish Country, We are perfectly situated for your visit to the southeast corner of Pennsylvania




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates higher for special events and holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Please call owner for long term rates or holiday rates. Daily rates quoted are for one bedroom, double occupancy and include breakfast at main house as well as refreshing each day. Will offer daily self catered rates also. Rates listed are for use of one bedroom, one bath (extra bedroom and bath closed off). Extra charge for 2 bedrooms or more than 2 people. We reserve the right to change your reservation to our other 2 bedroom cottage on the same property with the same amenities if necessary. NOTE: Taxes are not included when you book through VRBO but will be collected when you arrive. This is done because bookings of 30 days or longer are considered rentals and no tax is added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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