COTTAGE ON HISTORIC GENTLEMAN'S FARM

Chris Peeples

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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COTTAGE ON HISTORIC GENTLEMAN'S FARM

Chester Springs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Located in the heart of Historic Chester County, few locations in the United States offer so many things to see and do. Some of the loveliest creations of man or nature are nearby ( 1hr.). The cottage is on a 70 acre country estate (circa. 1797) with fields & trails, surrounded by over 2000 acres of private land. Yet, there is gourmet dining, tennis and historic sites within walking or bicycle distance. In the late 1990s, Chester County was listed as one of the top ten counties in which to live, owing to its beauty, historic significance and the general sophistication of its inhabitants. Horse-carriages and hot air balloons are just a few of the common sights. The Cottage is located on a private lane, just off a quiet, picturesque country road that is a favorite of bicyclists, joggers and equestrians. The farm, its history and surroundings were the subject of Edwin A. Peeples’ Walden-like memoir PLANTING AN INHERITANCE; LIFE ON A PENNSYLVANIA FARM (see amazon dot com)

DIRECTIONS: Googlemaps '1611 Old Kimberton Rd,Pa,19425'

Keywords: Country Estate Cottage

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Chris Peeples

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Owner and creator of nationally recognized Vixen Hill Mfg. Co. in 1980.

Chris Peeples purchased this cottage in 1946

Family Estate and an opportunity to meet world travelers without leaving home.

Having personally traveled the world I can say no place offers the palate of life's delights as life in Chester Springs, Pa USA

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
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Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm
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Chester Springs Greater Philadelphia area
Venice, Florida
5

Always wonderful

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time back to Vixen Hill cottage. It is peaceful, bucolic and just the right amount of space for my husband and I when we return to our native Chester County, (from Florida). As an artist, I never grow weary of the beautiful subject matter which can range from the springhouse on the side of the cottage to the meandering stream, or the boisterous red maple in the front yard and even to the backyard peonies! Even though it rained for one of our weeks, I was able to paint from the lovely front porch. We love everything about the Vixen Hill Cottage and the surrounding area boosts not just natural beauty but wonderful restaurants, museums and historical monuments as well. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm
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Chester Springs Greater Philadelphia area
Catonsville, MD
5

A Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I chose this cottage for our 20th anniversary trip. We used it as a home base to explore Valley Forge and Philadelphia, as we are colonial history buffs.
This farm is gorgeous, even in the dead of winter. The dogs were great company on our morning walks and there were many wonderful restaurants nearby. We would recommend Limoncello if you like Italian food. Also, the Kimberton Whole Foods, about 5 minutes away, is an excellent resource, especially if you have dietary restrictions like I do.
Although we did not meet the owner, we did meet his daughter and brother, who were both friendly and helpful.
I have already recommended the cottage to friends, and hope to visit again in spring when everything is in bloom. You won't be disappointed if you stay in this gem. Worth every penny, and then some!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197851vb
6102860909
Chester Springs Greater Philadelphia area
5

Second visit and we'll be back again.

Second visit and we'll be back again.
  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful little cottage set on a beautiful property. The cottage itself is so cozy you could spend a weekend without leaving, which is not to say that there isn't plenty to do in Chester County and its surrounding areas. It's perfectly suited for couples, but with a pullout downstairs you could sleep on additional person. There are two golden retrievers who will act as companion and tour guide if you wish. We had a nice walk through some of the hiking trails on the property with Remy the dog. What fun. Highly recommended. This was our second stay and we'll be back for three. Did I mention the price is in line with a hotel room in the Philadelphia area?
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197851vb
6102860909
Chester Springs Greater Philadelphia area
Chester Springs, PA
5

Mother of the bride.

  • 5 of 5
The place was beautiful!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197851vb
6102860909
Chester Springs Greater Philadelphia area
wilmington, nc
5

Beautiful Accommodations

  • 5 of 5
I've used www.vrbo.com many times, but this has to be the best find of all. Set in wonderful surroundings. Peaceful, restful, great to see and hear so many birds as well as watching the deer graze early in the am and at dusk. Chris is a great host with lots of local information.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage on Historic Gentleman's Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197851vb
6102860909
Chester Springs Greater Philadelphia area
5

Ultimate country charm

  • 5 of 5
The earlier reviews describe many of the attributes of this cottage and the surrounding area. We want to add that this cottage and farm is a destination on its own - if you love the serenity of the country you will be very happy here. The many trails behind the cottage are beautiful and such fun to explore - please don't miss taking advantage of them! Chris was an accommodating host and we appreciated having use of the bicycles. We planned to stay two nights and loved it so much that we changed our plans to stay every night it was available during our vacation. Having previously lived in the general area, we were delighted that the experience was even better than anticipated. Judy & David, Kula, Maui
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Philadelphia / Reading / Allentown
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Cape May Ferry
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Paoli / Malvern / Exton
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pa Turnpike / Rt 100
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sly Fox Micro Brewery
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Doe / Spring Mountains
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kimberton / Phoenixville / Valley Forge
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Yellow Springs & Kimberton Inns (4/5*)
Car: necessary

Personal Fitness Training & Massage Therapy available on Premises, Free Bicycles Provided, Fox and Basset Hunting

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Chester Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Notes OLD pre- 2013 rates were:

$ 125 / day 1 or 2
$ 100/day for 3 day or more
$ 600/wk & $ 2,400/month ( $ 75/nt.)

New 2013 rates are:

$ 150 for 1 night
$ 125/night for 2 to 6 days
$ 100/night for 7 to 30 days
$ 80/night for 30+ days

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Chester Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • spelunking
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • hunting
Notes:
Groomed fields & rolling hills, Pure Spring Water for drinking & bathing, Bicycles Provided
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