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Storybook English Village in New Hope, Pa

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Most Romantic Setting:

Don't forget to ask us about our availability in our second cottage #4780852 on this website.

Note: Please (No one night stays OR Pets). We absolutely don't do them. Absolutely no exceptions.

"Walk to New Hope!"

Situated on one of Bucks County's most fabled properties in the historic hamlet of Phillips' Mill, PA and just 1 1/2 miles from downtown New Hope, PA. sits this private Medieval English village. Renowned architect, painter, wood worker, and iron worker, Morgan Colt built this extraordinary village at the turn of the 20th century to be his residence.

Located in the middle of our little English village is your romantic one bedroom Gothic cottage. As you walk through the village, you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time and you're now in England 900 years ago. The Gothic Cottage has a Living Room, Bedroom with skylight (all fresh bed linens are provided for you), full Kitchen (small) with Spanish tile (kitchen is stocked with all pots, pans and cooking utensils and coffee for the Keurig coffee maker. Full Bathroom that comes complete with fresh towels... for your stay.

Relax And Enjoy: Step down into the sunken Italian garden and enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sun set. This area has loads of great restaurants, wineries, art galleries, museums, antique stores, live music , theater and cabarets, boat rides, bike trails, old steam engine train rides... (See about our second cottage) Note: Please don't inquire about one night stays.)

Relax and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine in the sunken Italian garden: Four large ornate stone pedestals were imported from a palace in Italy by Morgan Colt in the early 1900's and barged up the canal to Colt's residence where they have been standing at each corner of the sunken Italian garden for the last 100 years.

If you don't feel like cooking dinner, just walk out your door, down the cast-stone walkway, through the beautiful garden courtyards and through the large Medieval iron gates, where you will come upon The Inn at Phillip's Mill, also built by Morgan Colt and arguably 'the most romantic restaurant in all of Bucks County' (For weekend dining, you must call ahead for reservations. Note: Once you have booked your stay at The Gothic Cottage, we will provide you with an information packet about your stay that will also contain the restaurant's reservation phone number. (Note: Sorry but we ABSOLUTELY can't do one night stays)

Secluded Yet So Close To So Much: This is a great location aprox 1 mile north of downtown New Hope, and Lambertville which are famous for their numerous fine art galleries, museums, wineries, great shopping destinations, antique stores, polo, great restaurants, boat rides, walking trails, bike trails, live music and live theater at the famous Bucks County Playhouse...

Another high point of staying here is that the village sits on the banks of the beautiful Delaware Canal which gives you instant access to the canal towpath where you can walk, or ride your bikes (1 mile) to historic downtown New Hope, PA, Lambertville or Stockton, NJ. The Gothic Cottage has private off-street parking and is available all year round so you can make this your new home away from home. (Note: Sorry but we absolutely can't do one night stays)

The Gothic Cottage is perfect for weekend getaways, week long vacations or temporary lodging and can comfortably accommodate two people. Extended stays, include weekly house cleaning services.

Unique Benefits of this Cottage: If you don’t feel like cooking dinner, just walk out your door, down the cast-stone walkway, through the beautiful private garden courtyards and Medieval iron gates, where you will come upon The Inn at Phillip’s Mill, also built by Morgan Colt and arguably “the most romantic' restaurant in all of Bucks County. Friday thru Sunday, you should call ahead for reservations and its BYOB.

Once you have booked your stay at the Gothic Cottage, we will provide you with an information packet about your stay that will also contain the restaurant’s reservation phone number.

More Details

Property Manager
Eleanor Miller
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Eleanor Miller

I was an actress in NYC for many years and settled here in the New Hope area with my husband. Then for the last 25+ years I've been a Real Estate agent with (Kurfiss Sotheby's Real Estate in New Hope).

Eleanor Miller purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Eleanor Miller chose New Hope

Note: If our calendar says we're book on dates you are interested in, please ask about our second English cottage "Herringbone Cottage" here # 4780852.

This property originally belonged to my husband's grandfather, Dr. George Morley Marshall who in 1895 thought the New Hope area looked like the rolling English countryside so he wrote his boyhood friend and artist, William Lathrope and told him he had to come to New Hope. He then sold a portion of the property to Lathrop, thus began the School of Pennsylvania Impressionists here in the New Hope/ Phillips' Mill area. Soon after, Lathrop sold a few acres to Morgan Colt. who was a well known architect, painter, woodworker, and iron worker and painter. Morgan Colt then began building this extraordinary little English Village to be his residence. We purchased this property in 1995 and in 2010 decided to make two of the cottages available to rent (Gothic Cottage) seen here and (Herringbone Cottage #4780852 )

What makes this cottage unique

Dozens of great restaurants, cafe's, art galleries, and live music venues all within 2 miles of the cottage as well as 3 museums nearby. All of our guests love walking or riding bikes on the canal tow-path. You can see all the beautiful historic homes along the canal as you walk along. We have a great indoor Farmers Market in the little river town of Stockton and another in downtown New Hope which is just 1 mile away. You can walk there on the canal if you like. Our little English village property is like a scene out of a Harry Potter movie. The entire little English village was built to look 900 years old. One of the cottages was originally built in England hundreds of years ago. It was part of an old Abby which had fallen into ruin. A section of the building was dismantled and brought to the U.S., barged up the canal to this location. It was reconstructed and brought back to its original luster. Its just gorgeous! Take in a show at the Newly renovated Bucks County Playhouse. Maybe even see James Earl Jones or Angela Lansbury or dozens of other stars in our historic Playhouse.


New Hope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is small but very nice. Beautifully painted and decorated and always kept VERY clean.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Cozy bedroom with queen-size bed, skylight and large window over-looking garden patio.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Catering Available. Patio: Gothic Cottage has its own garden patio area with charcoal grill, table, chairs and umbrella. If you are staying for more than 1 week, we provide house cleaning service once per week at no additional cost. Details are provided on our extended-stay rental agreement.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

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Storybook English Village in New Hope, Pa
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 54 reviews
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA


  • 5 of 5

We are seasoned travelers and I am not one to write a lot of reviews. Our stay was wonderful.

The cottage we stayed in and the others occupy a very special place that is cherished by owners and that certainly come through. We happened to be there when the fourth Noreaster hit and our flight was cancelled -- Much to our surprise they said that if weather delays a departure and the rental is available -- they comp you -- which they did for us. We offered to pay or split the difference -- but they insisted we be their guests.

We therefore enjoyed watching the snow fall from the cottage -- reading good books and making breakfast, lunch and dinner in the comfortable accommodations. There is no question we would return.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words James. I know from experience how quickly travel can become very stressful when things go wrong such as it did with the weather during your stay. It makes a big difference when people around you can help to alleviate some of that stress. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy your stay in spite of the unpleasant weather. It was a pleasure meeting you both and look forward to your return visit ;-) All the best, Kurt
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Charming getaway

  • 5 of 5

Gothic Cottage was a perfect choice for an anniversary getaway. The house was charming, clean, and the perfect size for two. And, it was close to amazing shops and restaurants. Eleanor and Kurt were such wonderful hosts, very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia PA, USA

a very unique experience, back in time

  • 5 of 5

Very unique and special area, olg world, historic, and the restaurant fits into that as well, definitly will return

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Oct. 18-20 2017

Enter into an English Cottage hideaway, away from all the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. Relax and enjoy your private surroundings while staying in your romantic cottage.

The owners were delightful and helpful in every way. Close to New Hope and Lambertville and just a very short walk to a fantastic Restaurant , The Philips Mill Inn. It 's a BYOB and it is a must when staying here. You will not be disappointed with your Cottage getaway whether it's for a couple days, a week or longer. It will be well worth it!!!!

Joanne & Bob

Marlboro, New Jersey

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage minutes from downtown

  • 4 of 5

Kurt and Eleanor couldn't have been nicer, sharing their knowledge of the history of their property with us and opening their home to us. The cottage is small, yet has everything you need for a comfortable stay, and the surrounding property is really cozy and welcoming. (Note: the wifi didn't work the whole time we were there, never got around to asking about it) Just minutes from downtown New Hope, and a short drive to Peddler's Village--lots of shopping and great food/drink. We look forward to coming back and staying in Herringbone Cottage next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry we didn't know about your WiFi issue. I would have rebooted the router for you ;-) Kurt
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Newark International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Stockton Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Hoboken NJ Ferry
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Trenton Suburban Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Inn at Philips Mill
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Spring Lake, Jersey Shore
Car: recommended

Situated on one of Bucks County's most fabled properties in the historic hamlet of Philips Mill, Pa. and jusy 1.5 miles from downtown New Hope, Pa. sits our private Medieval English village. Renowned Achitect, Painter, Iron worker, and Wood wooker, Morgan Colt built this extraordinary village at the turn of the century to be his residence. New Hope is one of the most beautiful walking towns. Just park your car once and you can walk everywhere. There are over 50 unique restaurants in New Hope and its sister town of Lambertville where you'll find restaurant after restaurant, Café after café, shop after shop. There is no shortage of things to do here. There are many great art galleries, antiques stores and live music. Most of our guests never want to leave. Being that we are located on the cannal, you can walk or ride your bikes on the towpath one mile into downtown New Hope, PA or Stockton, NJ. In Stockton there is a great 'indoor' farmers market which is open on weekends all year. New Hope is a famous river town that dates back before the revolution. For over 100 years, New Hope has been a well known art community. Another main attraction is the local 'Bucks County Playhouse which was home away from home to many of Hollywood's greates stars in the 1940's and 1950's many of whom later made New Hope their home. Note: PLEASE don't inquire about one night stays.

Other Activities: If you like shopping, then you'll love New Hope, Pa. Located just a 5 minutes down the road is Peddler's Village. It was originally built to look like a Colonial village with 80 unique quaint little shops dotted along the meandering herringbone brick walkways. All thoughout the shopping village are beautiful gardens with waterfall fountains and koi ponds. Great restaurants there too...

and if thats not enough, you also have all the outlet stores just across the street!

Also right nearby are two great flea markets for those who like to get up early on Tuesday or Saturday mornings to get the good stuff :-)

We also have 8 wineries that give tours, one great art museum (Michener Art Museum) and two other museums which are castles: Font Hill Museum and Merser Museum. In addition to everything else, we have all kinds of historic tours you can take, boat rides on the river, a train ride on an old steam engine that takes you through the heart of Bucks County OR you can watch a local polo match...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $39 + Tax

Please don't inquire about 1 night stays. Due to the cost of preparing the cottage for each new guest, we must have a min 2 night stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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