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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,059 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath stone cottage with countryside views!

LOAFER'S GLORY...My renovated stone cottage sits in the historic Village of Leiper's Fork. It is located 8 miles from Historic Franklin Main Street and 35 minutes from downtown Nashville. Its situated on a knoll with large oak trees and breath taking views! It features hardwood floors, exposed beams, quaint and charming furnishings, a king size master bedroom and secondary queen bedroom. Home has large bathroom featuring carrera marble and travertine tile with seamless glass doors! Come, relax on my front porch and watch the days go by!

Property Manager
Sandy Dorris
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Sandy Dorris

Living in this area for years now has been such a wonderful experience for me. I am so happy to now have LOAFER'S GLORY to share with others so they too can enjoy stepping back in time in the quaint little Village of Leiper's Fork. Down home feel, live music in the village, quaint shops , art galleries, good eating, friendly people, close to downtown square of Franklin, peaceful and quiet times sitting on front porch sipping your morning coffee, or sight seeing to Natchez Trace, downtown Nashville....wineries close by.. trail riding, you name it.

I am looking forward to sharing my little piece of heaven with others so they too may experience what rural Leiper's Fork has to offer.

Being retired now gives me more opportunity to share my cottage and village with you....LOAFER'S GLORY is waiting to give you the royal pamper experience. I am all about sharing the "glory!"

Sandy Dorris purchased this house in 2013

Why Sandy Dorris chose Tennessee

This property has everything to offer you, my guests, the best of everything. It is located in the quaint little village of Leiper's Fork which is know "world wide" as the place to visit. People come here from far and near just to experience the down home feeling of staying in a rural town yet so close to so many things to do. Everyone who visits always tell me they wanted to stay longer, they want to come back for a return stay, and yes "they want to move here." It happens over and over and I do get many return guests. So my little stone cottage, LOAFER'S GLORY, lets me share everything about this area with all who choose to stay here. My cottage has been designed and appointed with YOU in mind. Great thought has gone in to making it warm, comfortable, and inviting. It sits nestled back on the property making it very quiet and peaceful, allows you to sit on front or side porch and no one sees you enjoying your relaxing time, and is 2 minutes from all that goes on in the village ie: live music, quaint shopping, a variety of places to eat, trails to ride or hike, wineries, art galleries, sightings of many famous artists who have chosen this community to live in just because they can appreciate it's beauty and the people here who allow them their personal privacy . LOAFER'S GLORY is situated right where it needs to be for the perfect get away for my current and future guests. Wanna drive to the square of downtown Nashville then you can be there in 8 minutes, wanna drive to downtown Nashville then you can be there in 25 minutes,,,,,but guarantee you will always want to return to Loafer's Glory Cottage to just chill and relax...until time to get up and go again or just sit a spell. i look forward to sharing my gem of a cottage with you soon.

What makes this house unique

Fantastic views, cool shade from the many trees, garage parking for guest cars. Private setting nestled back from the road. Close to all that goes on in the village of Leiper's Fork.

Totally renovated and updated with everything one could wish for in their VRBO get away. It was truly designed with my guests in mind.... Come and see for yourself and you will find it is exactly as you see in the pictures.


Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1059 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
If you have a need for a personal drive to take you to downtown Nashville, Franklin, or to airport call James Moore. 615-479-2183 . You can discuss with him you needs and make reservations to use his service. They are not paid by the cottage. He charges by the hour with a 3 hour minimum....$50 per hour + tip. Many of my guests use him as the DUI penalty is very strict and enforced in Tennessee.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.987342 based on 79 reviews

THE Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

As so many do, we live very busy, hectic lives. The chances to slow down and take a deep breath are few and far between. When deciding where to go on our next vacation without kids, we stumbled across this gem on our VRBO search--and boy are we glad we did! The house is THE perfect setup for an escape from all the craziness life brings. It is beautifully furnished and cozy. The moment you walk in the door, you immediately relax. Clean, quiet space with tons of natural light and all the amenities you could need--what more could you ask for? We ate our fill of local food at Granite City Brewery, The Tailgate Brewery (we're beer people--can you tell?), Oscar's Taco Shop, The Country Boy (best breakfast we've ever had), and Puckett's. We also visited the Leiper's Fork Distillery and had a wonderful tour/tasting with Matt "Pops" Mayo, our new favorite person! Our only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer! The owner was so understanding as, on our way out washing dishes this morning, I broke the coffee carafe for the coffee maker. I was mortified, but she was so sweet about it. We are already checking our calendars to plan our next trip. Whenever we are able to go back to this hidden paradise, it won't be soon enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just perfect! You can see the attention to detail in every room. The room design and decor reminded me of something that Joanna Gaines from HGTV might do. Very comfortable and functional. And, the bathroom shower is heavenly! The location is perfect too, close to Leiper's Fork and just a short trip in to Franklin and near the Natchez Trace. The owner really made us feel welcome, and we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the cottage. It was very well decorated and felt like home! The beds were so comfortable, and the shower is amazing. The property manager was quick to respond when we had a power outage due to storms! The cottage was close to Leipers and Franklin! Lots of good local places to eat and shop!! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the cottage and you felt right at home. The cottage was designed with my guests in mind. Everyone enjoys the beds and the spa like shower. I am glad you enjoyed the quaint little Village of Leiper's Fork and of course the downtown Franklin area. Everything is so close yet you get that rural feeling as you drive to the cottage just .4 mile from the heart of Leiper's Fork. Please come back an stay again to enjoy some more time at my cottage. The Fall is another great time to visit as the foliage is beautiful that time of year. Loafer's Glory will be there waiting for your return. Thanks so much for your 5 star review. Sandy
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A Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Just wanting to share how fabulous our stay in this cottage was, I personally know the area very well as I am local realtor but my guest was from Germany and they did not. They had one request - country side living, peace and quite with personality. Tahhhh Dahhhh this was it !!! We booked for 4 nights and were able to extend the stay an additional was so fabulous we did not want to leave. The cottage was so much more than we expected and the town Leipers Fork is simply adorable - we will do this now every year - Thank you Sandy ;-)

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you all loved your "little piece of heaven" as you called it! I certainly loved having you as my guests. You picked just the right place for meeting all the things your guests had requested. The Leiper's Fork area is such a quaint little village that everyone seems to adore. Please put me on your calendar every time you want to visit . Thanks so much for your star review. Sandy
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Dionne Shepley

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here loved it. Would stay again for sure

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your second stay at my cottage. There is not a better review an owner could have from a guest. I certainly hope ymu make this your "go to place" every single time you visit the Franklin, Leiper's Fork area. Thanks again!!! Sandy
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The cottage was as expected and in a great location. Beautifully decorated and equipped.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I truly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage - and would definitely stay here again upon our return to Nashville/Franklin area. Access was easy as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your 5 star review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and that your husband and son were pleased as well. I am looking forward to having you as a returning guest in the near future. Thanks again Sandy
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Puckett's ,Country Boy, Sugars a. Bakery,
Car: necessary

LOAFER'S GLORY stone cottage is located in the Village of Historic Leiper's Fork, minutes from world famous first location of Puckett's Grocery, Country Boy Restaurant and Sugars a. Bakery. Also a variety of shops and boutiques...Village Vintage and Homegoods, Serenity Maison, West & Co. Island Cowgirl, Finds in the Fork, Wonderlust clothing, David Arms Art Gallery Leipers Fork Art Gallery,and a soon to open a new Health and Beauty Spa.

Minutes from Tn Route 840 and I-65. Short 8 minute drive to downtown Franklin square, and 30 minute drive to downtown Nashville.


Rates & Availability

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pilgrimage 2017
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Year 2017
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.25%

*Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
*No visitors of guests staying in the cottage are allowed to spend the night at the cottage. No sleeping on the furniture other than the beds provide unless an air mattress has been approved by owner of cottage during the reservation process.
*No parking in the yard at any time.

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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