1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything was great but, it is very small
The owner Eleanor was very delightful! She was very informative too! It’s a quaint location but, I wouldn’t recommend anyone over 6ft tall to go!
Eleanor and her son Kurt were such amazing, thoughtful and kind hosts! Their property is lovely and you can tell that they truly enjoy hosting their guests. I highly recommend choosing this cottage for your stay in New Hope!
Thoughtful, historical, artistic, and worth it!
This property has to be seen to be believed. While it was technically constructed in the 20th century, it harkens back to earlier English times, via architecture, landscape, usage, and enjoyment. The walled garden provides beautiful privacy. There are a series of gates through small English "cottage " gardens full of vines and seasonal flowers. Everything looks delightfully overgrown, as if all the plants love living here. Thoughtful outdoor chairs and tables abound. Everything is perfectly placed, from the path, to the night time lights, to the potted flowers. Inside the "Gothic" cottage where we stayed, it was indeed a small space, but so functional, tidy, and pleasant that it was a joy to stay for two nights. The doorways are very, very low (I say this as a woman who is 5' 4") and the bathroom is impressively tiny, but efficient. No tub, just a square shower that is right up against the sink and toilet, which we did not mind at all. The kitchen is best used for just storing a few snacks in the fridge or making coffee. Quaint views out the windows on three sides. Comfy two-person couch and queen bed, all we needed! We enjoyed two evenings of long walks on the canal, just around the corner. Saw deer and herons and many amazing homes and gardens. Walked under a half hour to town for beer and dinner at Triumph Brewery, then half an hour back. Kurt provided us with a flashlight, which was so thoughtful! The village is quiet, serene, and Kurt will light the torches for you if you are returning after dark. Kurt and Eleanor will also show you around their cottage and share the history of it. Great ambiance, and there's an amazing French restaurant next door, which we went to the second night -- one of the best meals ever, and no reservations were needed the night we went. This property rewards a sense of adventure. Will return!
Charming Cottage with a Wonderful Hostess
This small cottage was in a perfect location with direct access to the Delaware River Canal towpath that included miles of walking and biking opportunities. Our hostess, Eleanor, shared her thirty plus years of experience that led us to dozens of interesting historical and artistic sites and beautiful scenery. It was charming restful retreat.
very quaint and interesting place. accommodations were nice with lovely proprietors who tried to meet your every needs. they also invited us for drinks and hor d'ouevers.
A magical place
We really enjoyed the property and our time in New Hope!
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...