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Helen Firby

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Aberfoyle - Private Country Retreat in Equestrian and Golf Setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Tryon Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Historic Farmhouse Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 1-8)

'Aberfoyle' is located in the midst of North and South Carolina horse country at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This picturesque 1920s guest cottage features beautiful interior architectural detailing, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, pantry, washer/dryer and comfortable furnishings. The flexible floor plan of this inviting cottage allows for cozy accommodations for a couple or can be equally comfortable for a party of eight.

Tucked away in a beautiful garden-like setting within a private horse farm estate, Aberfoyle is perfectly situated to offer easy access to all the wonderful amenities of this area. Equestrians will enjoy the convenience of being just 4 miles from FENCE and only 15 minutes from TIEC. The charming towns of Landrum and Tryon are minutes away and our adjacency to I-26 allows for quick trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, Brevard, Cashiers, DuPont Forest and all the myriad attractions of this highly desirable area.

Centrally located only minutes to downtown Landrum and Tryon, Aberfoyle offers the perfect location for horse show exhibitors and other equestrian enthusiasts, as well as golfers, antique-rs, cyclists and leaf lookers. We're just 4 miles from FENCE Nature and Equestrian Center, 15 minutes from TIEC and only minutes from Hwy I-26.

This is a wonderful place to which to retreat and is also perfect for group retreats or meetings.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Helen Firby (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage at Pacolet Hill Farm is nothing short of delightful.

The setting couldn't be more beautiful & serene.

The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and couches.

The home is well appointed with everything you need from linens to cooking utensils.

I am a rider and having the washer /dryer was a huge bonus.

Helen & Mike are wonderful hosts.

I will definitely go back!
Aug 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Aberfoyle - Private Country Retreat in Equestrian and Golf Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this wonderful property. Great location and beautiful scenery. Helen is an exceptional host. Already booking future stays!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our ten-day stay at Aberfoyle was perfect

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were transformed from the hustle and bustle of life to one of peace and serenity. Aberfoyle offers plenty of inside and outside space, privacy and beauty. Located up a private lane and opposite a golf course it is well located between FENCE and TIEC and offers easy access to many local attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed soaking in the natural surroundings and having the horses as well as the occasional white squirrel alongside the driveway was wonderful. We all enjoyed exploring the house and grounds and once we had settled in Helen came up to greet us. She is very thoughtful and hospitable yet inconspicuous. We found we had a lot in common and enjoyed a nice long visit with her. Chatting about horses, hearing about her involvement with the Pony Club and learning her personal and family background was very interesting as was learning about the history of the house and grounds.

Aberfoyle has its own private driveway and plenty of parking areas. It is relaxing, is well-appointed and was stocked with all the little necessities as well as a welcome basket full of goodies. It is spacious, peaceful, comfortable, tastefully decorated and thoroughly enjoyable. The living room is large and has plenty of comfortable furniture. TV reception is clear with lots of channels to choose from including pay-per-view and there are lots of games, books, magazines, jigsaws and brochures to enhance your visit. The kitchen is enormous and has all the supplies needed for preparation and cooking needs. A central kitchen island made meal preparation easy and having a flat-top stove made for fast clean ups as did having a dishwasher that worked flawlessly. The kitchen cabinets, large refrigerator/freezer and very large walk-through pantry with its own sink, counters and cabinets accommodated all we needed. We enjoyed breakfast at the kitchen dining table and dinner at the more formal one in the dining area. The bedrooms are spacious, beautiful and comfortable and one includes a nice visiting area. Each includes a bathroom and we found both the quality of the water and the pressure to be excellent. In so many ways, the flow of the house; the atmosphere within the house; the grounds outside; the beauty and splendor of the entire home and all it includes made our stay at Aberfoyle more than we could have hoped for.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful remote setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with Thus we were a little retisent. Our reluctance was was unfounded.We truly enjoyed our stay in this home. It is a cozy historic home tucked back in the woods.but still close to the highway for easy access to the surrounding communities. We found it very inviting, roomy and clean. Helen the owner made us feel very comfortable, She was extremely pleasant and accomodating when we had a couple of family emergencies causing us to rearrange our itinerary. We definately plan to visit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back to truly rest and enjoy the area! Hope Mum is feeling better!
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wonderful bucolic setting

  • 5 of 5

It's like staying on your own private farm! As you come in the long drive past the stables you will arrive at the tree canopied cottage where you will find clean and spacious accommodations. Helen is a very gracious host and the cottage provided a great central location to visit the Equestrian center, Tryon and Landrum. You will also find Ingles, the better store for groceries, nearby. We would happily stay here again and would recommend for adults and children alike.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and convienent

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for five days recently and were very satisfied. The house was very neat and clean and well stocked. Helen & Mike were excellent hosts, attending to any of our needs and offering great information about the surrounding area. Undoubtedly we would return for another stay in this very private cottage.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spoiled us!

  • 5 of 5

Beware of this charming cottage and most hospitable hosts! We spent 3 months there last summer and fell in love. Ended up buying property in the area. Truly enchanting!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Hare and Hound
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Red Fox Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stone Soup

Private getaway in the beautiful Foothill region; close to FENCE, TIEC, Green River Gorge, Harmon Field. Great antiquing and proximity Asheville and mountains.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$20/night/ person for over 4 guests in the group staying
Dogs $10/night.
Deposit (of 1/2 the total cost) is required before arriving. This money is kept as a cancellation fee unless the dates booked are able to be re-booked by another party. Remaining 1/2 of total cost is required upon arriving.

Deposit (of 1/2 the total cost) is required before arriving. This money is kept as a cancellation fee unless the dates booked are able to be re-booked by another party. Remaining 1/2 of total cost is required upon arriving.

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Tryon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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