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Brigadoon: Stunning Cottage in the Center of Leiper's Fork Village c. 1885

Sarah McConnell

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Sarah McConnell

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Calendar last updated:
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Brigadoon: Stunning Cottage in the Center of Leiper's Fork Village c. 1885

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-8)

Brigadoon - A Shelter + Roost Property: You cannot pay to sleep any closer to the heart of Leiper's Fork Village. Imagine if Ralph Lauren had a yard sale and you will capture something of the essence of this dreamy place.

Brigadoon is beautiful. It is a quirky, post Civil War home that has succumbed to a slight British invasion. Two distinct living rooms and sun/dining room combination give the home its identity. A queen bedroom on the main level offers a traditional sleeping experience; upstairs a queen bedroom suite has a loft feel to it. Single bed, daybed and optional inflatable queen bed will allow for additional places to rest the head. The kitchen, aka 'the coop,' has enough utensils to cook if you so desire. You can also wash up in a wonderful walk-in shower or soaker tub.

Brigadoon is located in the village of Leiper's Fork; in other words, a two minute walk will leave you with three restaurant choices and several unique shops in which to browse. You cannot pay to sleep any closer to the heart of the village. The village folk are amazing. Moreover, you are only 8 miles from one of the best main streets in the South, Franklin and 29 miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Brigadoon was featured on the Heritage Foundation Tour of Homes in 2012 in which it was also awarded for preservation of a pre-1900 structure. Additionally, it will be play a central role in an upcoming documentary on the childhood life of Walt Disney.

If you enjoy the eclectic, sophisticated and whimsical then you will thoroughly enjoy this stunning cottage in Leiper's Fork Village.

About Us: Shelter + Roost gives you the chance to enjoy Nashville, Franklin and Leiper's Fork, Tennessee while staying in one of our unique properties. Featuring the extra space and comforts of home, you can spread out, relax and enjoy your time with friends and family.

Shelter + Roost features five distinctive vacation rental properties, each offering something a little different—making it a lot easier to select a property that is right for you:

Farmhouse in the Fork: A little bit of country (41 acres to be exact) just off the beaten path. Fishing poles included.

Storybook Cottage: Hansel and Gretel could’ve lived here… really. And they would’ve loved the outdoor shower.

Jefferson House: A beautifully restored historic home, just walking distance to Main Street. This one belongs in a magazine. c.1900

Brigadoon: Imagine if Ralph Lauren had a yard sale and you’ll capture something of the essence of this dreamy place.

Leiper's Fork Inn: Two historic homes, rescued, moved, and restored were combined to create this charming property. This property is rented to one family/group at a time, not by individual rooms. Perfect for weddings and events.

And when it comes to taking care of your needs, we do everything we can to ensure your family can relax and enjoy the surroundings, worry-free. Each property is hand picked and personally owned and managed by our family so you can feel confident your stay will exceed expectations. If something comes up during your visit, one of us is always available to answer your questions or assist you. In fact, we pay attention to all the details so you don’t have to.

The properties of Shelter + Roost will bring you and your family an experience you’ll never forget.

Keywords: Cottage, bungalow, loft, chalet

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sarah McConnell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Sarah McConnell

We stumbled upon Leipers Fork by pure chance in the spring of 2011. We knew right then and there that we wanted to make this special place a part of our lives. Family is extremely important to us and we get such joy watching our sons Wyatt and Scotch enjoy the people and community as much as we do. We own four vacation rentals in the area want you to enjoy your stay with us. If there is anything that we can do to enhance your experience during your stay, please let us know

Why Sarah McConnell chose Franklin

We bought this house because we fell in love with Leiper's Fork and Franklin, TN. Only 29 miles from downtown Nashville this house gave us the best of both worlds - town and country!

What makes this house unique

If you love the eclectic in a small community setting with easy access to all the bustle of Nashville and Franklin then this location would be perfect for you.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Brigadoon: Stunning Cottage in the Center of Leiper's Fork Village c. 1885
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 90 reviews
St. Louis, MO

Sisters' Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Two sets of sisters gathered at Brigadoon in the heart of Leiper's Fork for a birthday celebration. We couldn't have asked for a better getaway. We fell in love with the decor! Everywhere you turned, there was something interesting and unique to admire. The home was immaculate, and incredibly comfortable. (I happened to sleep on the day bed and it was super cozy). There were plenty of towels, bedding, and comfy pillows. If we had wanted to cook, the home was furnished with just about anything a person would need, including spices. We loved being able to stroll down the street for breakfast at Puckett's Grocery. Our last evening was spent sitting on the back deck enjoying a glass or two of wine/beer, and taking in the beautiful country landscape. I look forward to my next visit to Leiper's time I'm bringing the hubby!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Pretty darn near perfect

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect and immaculate. The location was wonderful. Small town feel with easy access to either Nashville or the Natchez Trace.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Nice Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Super neat home, loved the eclectic decor. The Brigadoon had all the necessities, everything you need to cook a basic meal, lots of extra bedding, plenty of towels, etc. I loved that there were basic spices and olive oil, I always hate buying a whole jar of something to cook just a couple meals. The home is clean and oh so charming, but it is an old house. Depending on who you are traveling with the layout of the bedrooms does require you to walk through one to get to the other. Only negative for me personally was two people could not take a shower in a row without running out of hot water. I was pleasantly surprised by how warm the house stayed with it being super chilly out. Overall enjoyed our long weekend in Leiper's Fork! Thank You!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Awesome Home AND Town!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fabulous getaway in Leiper's Fork! We loved the Brigadoon. It was a stones throw to Puckett's and the new restaurant, Fly South (a must-try with an awesome chef and great wait staff!) The home itself was full of fun... Lots to look at. Plenty of towels, bedding, dishes, etc. If we would have had kids in tow, it would have been nice to have a shower upstairs; but with just the two of us, it was perfect. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Springfield, IL

Charm didn't make up for lack of conveniences

  • 2 of 5

After all of the great reviews of this property, we were less than impressed overall. The house itself is quite charming to explore - on this point we agree with previous raters. Unfortunately, it lacked a number of comforts we are used to having in rental properties. While unpacking we discovered there were NO hangers in the house - none. In fact, the closets did not even contain rods for hanging clothes, they were used for storage of linens, cots, etc. Off to find a dollar store. There was NO dishwasher detergent, so we thought we would just wash the dishes by hand; however, there was only a dribble of dishwashing liquid in the bottle and there were NO dishtowels of any kind with which to dry dishes. Dollar store. The water/ice maker on the fridge did not work. In fairness, I informed the owner of this and she offered to have someone come out, but we decided to make do rather than deal with maintenance on our vacation. Kleenex would also have been nice, as even the most basic hotel room includes this and Fall is allergy season. There were no window coverings of any kind on the back door, front room door or kitchen window. This is rather disconcerting, especially in the evening. Air conditioner upstairs did not work particularly well and fan squealed terribly, so I took the small fan from downstairs to the upstairs bedroom so I could sleep comfortably. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes & pans, but no cupboard space was left for storing groceries and you will find no spices except salt & pepper - again, very different from most rentals we've had. While it was nice to have 2 bathrooms, the shower downstairs is so narrow it is difficult to shower and wash your hair without knocking your elbows on the walls, plus there is not shelf of any kind on which to lay soap or put shampoo bottle, and the claw foot tub upstairs is quaint, but positioned under the slanted roof so that you cannot really stand up in the tub to get out. Outside furniture and deck were also very dirty & not inviting. I realize that all of these things may seem minor, but it seemed as if every time we turned around there was another inconvenience, that eventually made us more than ready to leave. Ironically, the hotel room we stayed in on the trip home had more comforts available than did the house. Also not impressed with Leiper's Fork. Shops are VERY expensive and Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant was just nasty. Our advice: Skip Leiper's Fork and stay in Franklin!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear that you weren't impressed with our property or lovely town, both of which we think are special. The Historic Village of Leiper's Fork offers the quaintness of the past, the convenience of the present with friendly merchants, great country cooking and world-class entertainment. We love roasting marshmallows in the fires in front of each storefront, watching movies outside in lawnchair theater, getting to know all the locals, many which have moved to the Fork from all over the country because they realized what a special place it is. With so many talented writers in and around town, Puckett's provides some of the industry’s finest live music. Justin Timberlake is such a fan that he gave Puckett's a shout out at his last concert in Nashville. While we appreciate your input and suggestions, we are surprised your review included things that were simply not true. Built in 1885, Brigadoon is a quirky, ecclectic, post Civil War home featured on the Heritage Foundation Tour and was awarded for preservation of a pre-1900 structure. It plays a central role in a documentary on the childhood life of Walt Disney and has been featured in magazines and the NY Times. With five vacation rental properties we take great pride in providing the best accommodations and ammenities. Brigadoon has 85 greatreviews. To address your complaints, there are hangers hung in bathroom closet downstairs, dishwashing tablets for the dishwasher under the sink in a mason jar and dish towels in the top left drawer under the oven mits. We would have been happy to explain this to you if you had brought this to our attention when we spoke with you on the phone. Upon your departure we discovered the ice / water maker was in perfect working condition, but you do need to press the glass on the back of of the dispenser for it to work. The AC unit upstairs is a LG Ductless Unit that uses 3D Air Flow to push conditioned air away from the wall. With 9000 BTU's it effectively heats and cools the upstairs room. We spend a lot of time at Brigadoon and have always been comfortable. The tiled shower is 54x32, about the same size as a standard bathtub and provides plenty of space to shower and wash. The patio furniture did need some love so we purchased rocking chairs that will be arriving in two weeks. We've also added kleenex and spices to our shopping list.Again, we apologize for any inconvenience, but thank you for your suggestions on how we can improve our guest experience.
Shawnee KS

Extended Stay in Leiper's Fork

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible home with a great location. We enjoyed a 10 day stay in this home and it exceeded all expectations. The location was perfect. From the charming and friendly village, close to Franklin and less than 30 minutes to down town Nashville. The home was very clean and comfortable. We cooked multiple times in the well equipped kitchen. The best part was the deck and front porch where we really enjoyed the view and company. Highly recommend this spot. Thank you for a great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Carnton Plantation
"The geography behind the NY Times best seller "Widow of the South." "
Country Boy Restaurant
"Breakfast all day. Great menu. "
Leiper's Creek Gallery
"Amazing art gallery. "
Serenite Maison
"An amazing shop, other worldly. Ethereal. Beautiful."
Joe Natural's Bakery: Cafe and Farm Store
"Delicious organic fare."
Yeoman's In The Fork
"Perhaps the South's most beautiful bookstore. A collectors dream. "
David Arms Gallery
"Amazing art. "
Puckett's Grocery
"Live Music. Wonderful."
West & Co.
"Amazing apparel."
Playground & Park
Fitness Center
Lawnchair Theatre
"Wonderful outdoor events throughout the year!"
Vic Hood, Wood Carver
"By appointment only. Internationally known artist. "
Coldsprings Galleria
"More shops coming soon..."
Copper Fox Gallery
Cheekwood Botanical Garden
The Carter House
Percy Warner Park
"A runner/hiker's dream. "
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
"Tennessee's Walden Pond."
Arrington Vineyards
Leipers Fork Church of Christ
First Methodist Church
Loveless Cafe
Bria Bistro
Cork & Cow
55 South Restaurant
The Factory
Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe
The Hermitage-Home of President Andrew Jackson
Centennial Park
The Parthenon (Nashville)
Frist Center For The Visual Arts
The Mall at Green Hills
Cool Springs Galleria
Yellow Porch
Flyte World Dining & Wine
Holland House Bar and Refuge
The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
Ryman Auditorium
High Brow Brew
Half-Way Market
"Frog Legs. "
Martin's Barbeq
Harris Teeter
Ching Asian Bistro
Capitol Grille
Midtown Cafe
Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University
Belle Meade Plantation
Fort Granger Park
GRAY'S on Main
Mellow Mushroom
Leipers Fork Market
Downtown Antique Mall
City Farmhouse
GasLamp Antiques & Decorating Mall
Lotz House Civil War Museum
Grace Chapel
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Narrows of the Harpeth State Park
Mere Bulles
Maryland Farms YMCA
Whole Foods Market
Sopapilla's - A Taste Of New Mexico
Vanderbilt Legends Club of Tennessee, The
Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary
The Bluebird Cafe
Edwin Warner Park
Old Natchez Trce
Moran Rd
Carl Rd
Boyd Mill Pike
Westhaven Golf Club
City House
Barbara's Home Cookin
Daily Dish
Animalia Health & Wellness
Franklin Family YMCA
Brentwood Family YMCA
Iris City Gardens
High Meadow Alpacas, LLC
Garrison Rd
Peach Hollow Rd
Big East Fork Rd
Nashville Zoo At Grassmere
Pueblo Real
Gary Realty & Auction
Escape Day Spa & Salon
Real Food Farms
Green's Grocery
Natchez Trace Horseback Riding
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Paddle Dog Adventures
Jane Wollack Massage
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.18 Miles
Joe Naturals
Car: recommended

Live music about 5 nights a week two minutes by foot from the house. To see line up Google Pucketts Leiper's Fork.


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning Fee $125.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Rates are subject to change at owner's discretion. Premium rates may apply to Holidays and Events.

Property Damage Protection may be required. There are 3 levels of cost to this requirement: $49, $69 or $89 per stay.

Stays of two-weeks or more require a full deposit within 60-days, 1/2 the full deposit of is non-refundable at that time and the second 1/2 is non-refundable within 30-days.

Cancellation Policy

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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Master - toilet , shower , Large Walk-in Shower awaits.
    Upstairs 'Nest' - toilet , tub , Soaking tub with hand shower in this eclectic setting.
  • Enjoy the contrast that both of these bath's offer...
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Master - 1 queen , With en suite bathroom.
    Sun Room / Fireplace Room - 1 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , We can set up the house to accommodate more sleepers.
    Upstairs 'Nest' - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Cozy hideaway with en suite bathroom.
  • We have two (2) permanent queen bedroom suites. There are two (2) permanent twins - one in the upstairs queen suite and one in the dining/sun room downstairs. A third queen bed is available to be set up in the fireplace room. Two (2) roll-out single beds are also available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Shed
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Local massage services can be arranged. Two options are only a 1 minute walk from the home. On the culinary front a private chef with organic food expertise is available on a selective basis.

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