A charming 200-year-old stone cottage and stone barn in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. This historic property is in the heart of the village of President James Buchanan's birth, but is set back from the street in a secluded acre bounded by a creek. Less than two hours from Washington and Baltimore, the cottage is a place to relax and enjoy sunshine, clean air and quiet. The Mercersburg area, set among rolling fields in the foothills of the Appalachians, offers golf and skiing at Whitetail Resort or galleries and performances at Mercersburg Academy.
The property is walking distance to Flannery's, James Buchanan Pub and Restaurant and the Mansion House.
The property has planted flowing trees, perennials, groundcovers and hundreds of bulbs to create a secluded park-like setting. The property is bounded in back by Johnston Run, a creek enjoyed by ducks and geese. A patio connects the cottage with the barn and with the guesthouse. A deck further back, with natural shade, is nestled among plantings.
Sleeps 8 adult guests and 4 children - access to the entire cottage with a King Bed, Queen Bed as well as a Queen Sleeper Sofa. Extra bedding available for children, if needed, on 2 air mattresses with a Graco pack-n-play for our littlest guests. Cottage has TV, Comcast cable and WiFi. The main cottage sleeps six guests (3 couples), but we also have a private bungalow with a full size futon and TV with Comcast cable service available for an additional $50 per night.
No pets allowed, sorry!
Why we bought the property:
As soon as we saw the pictures of the house online, we knew we needed to buy it. We always wanted a stone home and loved the look of the house. The property is very relaxing and peaceful! When we are not renting our home, we are enjoying using it. We love skiing and boarding at Whitetail Ski Resort and love frequenting Flannery's and James Buchanan Restaurants. Every season brings new flowers and animals around the property. We have ducks in the creek behind the property and there are plenty of beautiful birds.
Private beautiful property walking distance to town and within 10 minute drive to Whitetail Mountain. Fully stocked kitchen, dining area is perfect for entertaining and family fun! Enjoy and unwind for a weekend getaway!