Original cottage was built in 1928 for the writer sister of " the Colonel". Updated by us in 2005 to include a master suite, and to restore historic details. There is a gas insert in living room fireplace for " instant gratification" ( and safer fires), also 2 TVs with DirecTV including Premium channels and NFL Sunday ticket. The cottage has central air and heat for year 'round comfort. And "Four Seasons" Hendersonville has, indeed, four distinct seasons to savor and enjoy.
With 1000 sq. feet of living space there is ample room for an active family, or just more elbow room for a romantic couple. Not included in the square footage is a basement room with a full sized washer and dryer .
The cottage is part of a 26 acre estate, with fishing pond, lawns and hiking trail. There is ample parking between the barn and cottage for your car, van and/or camper.
If you are an early riser you might see deer cavorting on the lawn at dawn. Or ducks, geese and wild turkey anytime.
Guests have access to the pond, hiking trail, lawn...including a "4 hole" golf course (chip and putt...we keep a few clubs and a bucket of balls on hand for the use of our guests).
A croquet set is also available for anyone so inclined...
Other Things to Note
We are ideally located for exploring this area. Only 3 miles from Historic Hendersonville, a 20 minute drive to the Hendersonville/Asheville Regional airport, 50 minutes to Greenville Airport and 90 minutes to Charlotte.
As this is a "Mom & Pop" operation (mostly Mom) I would appreciate it if you would take your trash to the large bins at bottom of property.
Minimum stay - 2 nights
Gayle and her husband welcomed us as we arrived at their secluded and quiet place overlooking the beautiful mountains. Both were very friendly. Gayle provided a helpful orientation to the house, which was clean and comfortable. The location is ideal and is conveniently located within 15 minutes to the town, which has a fantastic community food coop.
An awesome location - quiet, scenic, clean and very private - and fantastic hosts! We stayed for a week and i can't recommend highly enough. If you're visiting the south you can't go wrong by booking Gale and Jim's amazing retreat!
The McLeans met us and went thru everything in the cabin. The cabin is charming and we particularly loved the fireplace. It was nice & cozy!
We had a wonderful stay here in this restful cottage retreat. The location is beautiful and quiet while also being close to shopping and other amenities. Gayle helped us feel right at home. Can't wait to come back again!
Gayle greeted us within minutes of our arrival to show us around the cottage. We loved the cozy cottage in this peaceful setting. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed to just relax.Loved the down town Hendersonville with all the shops and restaurants. Also spent a day visiting Carl Sandberg's home. Had the best time at Dupont State Forest where we hiked and enjoyed the waterfalls.
We were met immediately when we arrived. Gayle was very accommodating to our schedule and settled us in quickly. We felt very comfortable from the moment we pulled in.
Excellent spot-- Gayle made us feel right at home. He directions were complete and the photos are accurate. Gayle and her husband went out of their way to make the stay special. We got to roam around the large yard, enjoy an outdoor fire that Jim built, and play with the cute doggies. It's a great spot for 3 little kids because of the coziness of the house and the large yard. And if you love books and reading-- they have an excellent US history book collection. We left some stuff behind and Gayle went to the trouble of offering to mail it back. Highly recommended.
Grandmother, dog person, gardner, amateur artist...wife of charming retired (OMG!) businessman turned assistant gardner/yard man. Come and share our Paradise...
(With apologies to Grant Wood for the parody of "American Gothic"...photo #2).