House is located on a 3 ½ acre lawn with a stocked pond. Fishing is welcome and encouraged! \Gazebo overlooking pond is / a great spot for relaxing, fishing and feeding the fish. (It has been the perfect sitefor a number of weddings) In the spring time we have a family of geese that return year after year to raise the new additions to their family. And usually around dusk and dawn several deer can be seen on the far end of the property grazing.
The Main Level:
The sunroom overlooks the lawn and pond and is attached to a large sun deck with plenty of chairs for lounging and a small charcoal grill available for your use. Sunroom has two recliners. A small table and several other chairs. Cable television with DVR.
Large living room with wet bar is great for entertaining guests.
Half Bath and Laundry area. Ironing Board, Iron and Detergent available for guests use.
Large eat-in kitchen with dinette and plenty of dishes and cookware for preparing meals.
Semi-Formal Diningroom that seats 8 but table can be extended to comfortably seat 12.
We refer to the room as the bonus room. There is a half bath, wet bar and television in the bonus room as well as a very nice futon, sofa bed, reclining sofa and two twin air mattresses if needed.
Top Level: | I . I
4 Bedrooms and 2 full baths.
Two of the bedrooms (King Beds) are joined by a bathroom (Jack & Jill setup)
Master Bedroom with King Bed and adjoining bathroom.
The remaining bedroom has two twin beds & us adjacent to full bath.
Spare linens, towels, pillows and blankets are located in the linen closet.
All bedrooms have television and basic cable available.
Home is relatively close to every important place in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle area - N C State University, UNC campus & hospital, Duke University campus and medical center, RDU airport, major interstate highways- & easy access to downtown Raleigh, museums & art galleries - this is place to be.
This subdivision was once a plantation. The plantation house still exists & is just up the road from the property on Castlebrook Drive. Raleigh is situated midway between beautiful North Carolina mountains and spectacular beaches Drive 2 hours west to see mountains or 2 hours east to visit beach and the antebellum city of Wilmington - is still an active port city but most popular attraction is the battleship North Carolina moored across the river from the downtown Cotton Exchange shopping area. Has old South feel. Good restaurants on the water too.
Other: visit well regarded NC Zoo or Aquariums....or take a day trip to 'Straw Valley' home to several of North Carolina's renowned potters & their galleries.
NC State Campus is about 15 minutes from the property. It is the flagship campus for engineering ,textiles and design of UNC system - worth a visit. Just a short drive to Duke. The Duke Chapel, a classic Westminster style, boasts many 'claims to fame' Stained glass windows of deep colors - all the blue glass purchased from Blenko Glass & anyone who knows glass, knows Blenko. Don't miss the Sarah P. Duke Gardens that are maintained by many expert botanists so that each season the plantings provide a beautiful display of the flowers of that particular season. UNC is located in Chapel hill and is home of a terrific basketball team. You can visit the botanical gardens or the Morehead Planetarium for a fun filled adventure. Top of the hill distillery is also located in Chapel Hill and you can sip a few local brews!
This property is only about a mile and a half from a city park where tennis courts are available and the Neuse River trails are within walking distance. Neighborhood is fantastic for an early morning job or after dinner walk.
As stated earlier, there is sooooo much available in this area that listing everything here is a bit difficult but information will be made available at the house for your review and enjoyment. The seasonal changes are beautiful.
Thanks for your interest in our property.
PLEASE NOTE: We do allow ‘small’ events (reunions, birthday celebrations and even small weddings)
Please read the guidelines below to see if we can accommodate your event.
There is a nonrefundable event fee of $500 and can accommodate up to (maximum) 50 guests. There will bee an additional fee if the maximum is exceeded. Also due to the fact that we are oin a private well and septic bathroom accommodations must be made for event guests. Noise must be kept to a reasonable level and all music, celebrations must be turned off and toned down by 10 pm. We live in a private neighborhood and most residents have lived here for many years. We like to respect the privacy of our neighbors & want tour guests music kept to,our property.
Garbage that exceeds the provided trash cans (6 large bins) must be removed by tenant. The wildlife will make a big mess if garbage is accessible.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We try to accommodate our guests so they have a wonderful visit. Just let us know if you need anything.