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Romantic English Cottage 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. We still have lots of availability in our other cottage. Please ask for our information packet which has all photos and its details ;-)

Note: Please do not ask about (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 Kurig 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, art galleries, antique stores, live music , theater and cabarets, boat rides, old steam engine train rides... (See about our second cottage) Note: Please don't inquire about one nite 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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).

Eleanor Miller purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Eleanor Miller chose Bucks County

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

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 Lathrop 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 Pennsylavania 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 extrodinary 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). Please ask for our brochure which has photos and discription of both of our rental cottages here on the property.

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 by. We have a great indoor Farmers Market in the little river town of Stockton which is just 1 mile up the road and 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 1000 years old. One of the cottages was originally built in England in 900AD. 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Toaster
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


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Romantic English Cottage in New Hope, Pa
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Wonderful property. Quiet and historic.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect getaway secluded from the hustle of downtown. Fantastic hosts Kurt and Eleanor make you feel like you are family, and ensure you have all you need. The history that they have preserved is fantastic.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage and area, Kurt was incredibly gracious and easy to talk to - we loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Charming and Unique

  • 5 of 5

An exceptional place, like a small village, in a corner of the country where the country began and where so much beauty has been preserved. The cottage has everything you need. A perfect country getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Decided on a mid-week getaway to a delightful town of New Hope, Pa, and it far exceeded our expectations. Not only is the village warm and inviting, but the locals are absolutely charming. We received our warm welcome from Kurt, who guided turn by turn into another world. He gave us the full tour which included his mother's cottage. This is where we first met Eleanor. What can I say but it is indeed a pleasure to have met such a gracious and charming lady. Later that afternoon she invited us for cocktails and appetizers before heading to the Inn for dinner. It was quite an experience to sit in a 800 year old cottage, being warmed by a roaring fire and the company of two delightful and knowledgeable people. I loved hearing the stories of the history of this quaint English village and how it was transposed into a world of it's own. We stayed in the Gothic Cottage which was setup to meet our every need. Tastefully decorated and so comfortable, it felt like home.We ate at so many lovely and delicious restaurants, roamed the streets of New Hope, and took in a live theater production of Rocky Horror at the Buck's County Playhouse. I need to mention that the quality of the production was equal to Broadway. Quickly our time passed and it was time to return to reality but not before saying our goodbyes. The time was bittersweet but I hope to return again soon. Would to leave love to experience Christmas there.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairy Tale Stay

  • 5 of 5

When my girlfriend and I arrived, Kurt gave us a tour of the cottage and the history behind it. Eleanor also met with us and shared great stories, memories and kindness. They were both outstanding. The village itself is something out of a fairy tale. We absolutely loved our place and wish we had more than 2 days to visit. This area will forever be special for us since I proposed to my girlfriend here. We'll always come back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Amazing place !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

So cool...... Great cottage. So peaceful and relaxing. Kurt and Elenor are awesome, and enjoyed their company. I have been all over the world, and the Phillips Mill Inn is an epic epicurean delight. Do not miss it at any expense.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Triumph Brewing Co of New Hope
Wildflowers Garden Restaurant-Thai Corner and Gossip Bar -- CLOSED
Logan Inn
Lambertville Station Restaurant
Ota-Ya Japanese Restaurant
Martine's Restaurant
Hamilton's Grill Room
Anton's At The Swan
SIAM Thai Restaurant
sprig and vine
Stockton Inn
The Boat House
Carversville Inn
Riverside Symphonia
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Newark International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Stockton Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Hoboken NJ Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Trenton Suburban Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Inn at Philips Mill
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
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. Come visit us for the Winter holidays here in New Hope. The entire town is always lit up so beautifully for the holidays. 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

New Hope Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Peak
Sep 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Ins $39
Tax Rate 9.0%

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 during off-peak months Sept 1 - April 30.

During the peak months of May 1 - August 31, we require a 7 nite minimum stay.
Thank you for understanding.

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.
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