COUNTRY COTTAGE WITH A PRIVATE POND - NOW FEATURING HUMMINGBIRDS!

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Julee Skarka

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COUNTRY COTTAGE WITH A PRIVATE POND - NOW FEATURING HUMMINGBIRDS!

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1 Bedroom Cottage with stunning views!

Searching for a unique and different get a way retreat?

Located within the confines of the Daniel Boone National Forest, this cottage is secluded but not remote, making it's location ideal.

From the moment you arrive, you will marvel at the breathtaking views surrounding you.

Three private, stocked ponds are on the property. One pond is directly behind the cottage, just a few steps away. It is 1/2 acre in size, and has a floating dock so you can cool your feet in the water, fish, or just catch some rays from the sun.

Relax on the very comfortable swing which sits on the oversized, covered back deck. You will feel relaxed as you gaze out at the ripples on the pond, or watch the resident horses grazing in the nearby pastures. (our horses love company, especially ones who come bearing apples and carrots!) You may also observe some turkey or deer meandering through the pastures as they make their way to the nearby woods.

The hummingbirds have returned to the cottage for the season. You will be delighted and entertained by their many antics as they fly from feeder to feeder. You may even be able to get within one foot of them! Makes for some great pictures!

Built in the late 1800's, this cottage has retained it's character and charm, yet has been updated with modern amenities for your comfort and convenience. There is WIFI service within the cottage so that you can keep in touch with friends and family.

The gas log fireplace surrounded by a genuine, fieldstone chimney provides a romantic atmosphere to the bedroom area; it is one of the favorite features of our guests.

Finished original wood flooring in the kitchen, livingroom, and bedroom adds to the charm of the cottage.

For a detailed description of the many amenities this cottage contains, see the 'Amenities' section.

This rental property is owner maintained and cleaned; it is immaculate!

There is another pond a short distance away from the cottage that is stocked with primarily bass, and blue gills. It is surrounded by woods, and is a very scenic place.

Feel free to build a fire in the fire pit that is in the backyard. No need to bring firewood as we supply the wood for you. Be mesmerized as you watch the dancing flames. If you listen, you will hear the sounds of the Whip-poor-wills as evening sets in.

This cottage is conveniently located 3 miles off I-75 and a short drive from London.

For all of you folks who are off road enthusiasts, Wildcat Adventures, a new off road park featuring 70 miles of trails, is only three miles away.

Mt. Vernon, home of Renfro Valley Music Center, is a short drive away. Special performers coming up are: Lee Greenwood, May

17th, Will Reynolds, May 30th, and Aaron Tippin on May 31st.

Certain restrictions apply as to whether we allow children under certain ages or pets. Please ask.

Places and Events that may be of interest to you include:

Wildcat Harley Davidson store is located on the north end of London, 10 miles south of the cottage.

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is 15 miles south, in London.

Camp Wildcat Civil War Battle Historical Site is about 1 1/2 miles from the cottage.

Cumberland Falls State Park, the 'Niagara of the South' is 42 miles away, approx. 50 min. drive. A 'must see' to put on your list of things to do!

Original Colonel Sander's Cafe and Museum, Corbin, KY. Located approximately 20 miles south, eat where the Kentucky Fried Chicken began.

A Cheddars restaurant is located in London, Exit 41 off I-75, about 10 miles away.

Horses for rent are available in Mt. Vernon, about 20 miles from the cottage.

There are many hiking trails in our area; feel free to roam wherever you wish on our land. (70 acres). There are also more hiking trails on the land bordering ours that you may hike on.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Julee Skarka

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My husband Pete and I are orginally from Northern Illinois. We moved down to Kentucky in 2001, and absolutely love it here. Pete had lived in Kentucky in the past when he attended MSU and fell in love at that time with the beautiful countryside. We currently have a small farm and raise chickens and have three pleasure horses for our personal use.

Julee Skarka purchased this cottage in 2001

We love horses and living in the country, and when we first set eyes on this piece of property, it was love at first sight! We really do feel like we have a small piece of heaven right here. The rolling hillsides, the deep woods, and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets just confirm the fact that we made the right choice by moving to Kentucky.

We are very near to the Daniel Boone National Forest which gives us great wooded views all around. There are numerous trails everywhere, great for both horseback riding and hiking, which we both love to participate in. We chose this property over all others because of it's beauty, tranquility, and seclusion.

We desire that you would feel 'at home' while you are here, and we are dedicated to give you the best service possible. It is our goal that every guest who visits comes away feeling refreshed and re-newed, and our hope is that you would desire to visit us again in the future.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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A Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This is an idyllic little cottage. The hosts are wonderful welcoming people, and are very careful not to be intrusive, but are there if you need them. Julee even had homemade cinnamon bread waiting for me.
The cottage was well equipped--it has everything you could need. I'm very particular about cleanliness, and this little place is spotless.
It's a really sweet cottage--the fireplace is wonderful! The little place is as cozy and comfortable as can be. You are close enough to London for everything to be convenient, but far out in the country enough that you have peace and quiet, beautiful vistas and breathtaking skies at night. I saw deer and rabbits, made friends with Julee's horses and enjoyed the antics of the wonderful little birds that come for the feeders on the porch. I would love to see this place in all seasons. It is a magical, and I hated to leave it.
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Peaceful Setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our stay at Wildcat cottage was everything we had hoped for. The location is peaceful and, as advertised, part of a working farm. Pete and Julee are friendly and full of helpful information of the local history. We enjoyed hiking the many trails and left the weekend feeling refreshed.
Thank you Pete and Julee. We hope to return soon.
Ray and Dawn
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wildcat cabin

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at this well maintained ,clean, cabin...The fall scenery and majestic views made our stay more than we expected and will return when we visit ky. in the future,,,,,,Julee and Pete are great !
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Peaceful....

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Tonight is our last night here on a 4 day stay. And we can honestly say that we will miss Julee and Pete's beautiful, peaceful property. They are both wonderful hosts. Available when you arrive, helpful in every way, and respectful of your alone time.
The cottage to me is beautiful. And the property...STUNNING! Rolling hills, the sweetest grass I have ever smelled, and trees. Sweet horses that will quickly become your friends after you pet them, and sneak them carrots. And Julee gave us fish food everyday for the pond behind the cottage. You wouldn't believe how relaxing it is to feed them. And they know were you are and will swim all along the edge following as you walk by. Oh...the hummingbirds! I have some at home in SC, but not as MANY as Julee. They are awesome to watch from the back porch.
And did I mention the walk down to the lower bass pond. Which is also quite, peaceful & beautiful. It is a walk down, which means a walk back up. Up a steep slope on a rolling hill. And would you believe that was our favorite thing of all. We are trying to get fit, so this challenge was a welcome activity. We actually did it twice today since we will leave early morning on Sunday. I really can't explain what it is about this walk that is so appealing. But I know I will miss it immensely.
I guess the best thing I can say is my Husband wants to come back! And soon! What....really....yeah!
Julee and Pete have provided a cozy, comforting cottage. With everything you need.
And remember, you are on their property, where they live. But remarkably you will not even realize it. Truly gracious, respectful hosts.
Thank you so much Julee and Pete. We will be a return visitor several times a year. Best of luck to you both!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Thank you for sharing your cabin with us for a few days. It was a relaxing getaway. You were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed our time at the cabin and getting to know you both. A nice day trip to London and lunch at Weaver's was an unexpected delight.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Lexington, KY
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 75 exit 49
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Laurel Lake, Cumberland Lake
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Shilohs Roadhouse
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Beach Mountain
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
London Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Gondolier, Cracker Barrel, Cheddars
Car: necessary

10 Miles North of London, Ky. 3 Miles Off I-75 Exit 49

Wildcat Adventures, off road park, 3 miles

30 minutes from Historic Boone Tavern in Berea, Kentucky.

15 minutes from Renfro Valley live musical & comedy performances in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky

1 mile from Wildcat Mountain Civil War Monument

40 miles to Cumberland Falls State Park, Niagra of the south!

Other activities and attractions:

Colonel Harland Sanders Original Resturant & Museum: 15 miles

Daniel Boone Motocross Park

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park: 13 miles

London Dragway

Rockcastle River Trading Co.: 6 miles

Wildcat Harley-Davidson: 10 miles

Annual Nearby Events:

Christmas on Main, London, KY Usually 1st weekend in Dec.

World Famous Chicken Festival, London, KY: Last full weekend in Sept.

Wildcat Mt. Civil War Battle: 3rd weekend in October

Redbud Bike Ride, London: April

Cruisin on Main, London (classic car show) 3rd weekend April through September

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Availability & Rates

London Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 7 2014 - May 22 2014
$85
$95
Fri,Sat
$595
$1,035
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
May 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$90
$100
Fri,Sat
$630
$1,035
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$85
$95
Fri,Sat
$595
$1,035
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $10.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Security deposit amount is $200.00 for over a week long stay.
We require you to sign a rental agreement upon your arrival.
Our pet policy is as follows:
Pets are allowed, must be 15 lbs or under, housebroken, no bad habits such as chewing, and there is a pet fee of $10.00 per day per pet.
Memorial Day weekend, July 4th week, Labor Day weekend and Thanksgiving week requires a 3 night min. stay.

Cancellation Policy

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

London Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We supply bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, shower mat for floor, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner and hair dryer. Bathroom also has a wall heater for extra warmth during the colder months of the year.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , See bedroom notes below.
  • The bedroom area has a queen size bed, 5 drawer dresser, and a wall heater. A 4 foot wide floor to ceiling genuine fieldstone chimney containing a gas log fireplace which faces the bed gives the room a warm, romantic glow.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer Adjacent to Wildcat Civil War battleground, miles of horse riding/hiking trails, farm pond fishing, 12 X 30 foot attached covered deck, outstanding views. 10 miles from World Famous Chicken Festival. Five miles from Rockcastle Rivers' canoeing. Opening in London, KY, just off the interstate: Cheddar's Restaurant just opened on Sept. 23, 2013! Only a 15 min. drive away!
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