About this listing
Located in historic Chester County our 18th century stone farm house is nestled in a tranquil setting close to state and national parks as well as an hour by car or train to Philadelphia for urban life and rich history. Historic St. Peters Village is just around the corner.
The room for guests is located on the second floor and is quite spacious.(15 x 21) and cheery. (staircase is a bit steep) Windows face three directions and since the house sits on a hill there are great views. Located just across the hall is a private bath and a small sitting/reading area is in the hall outside the room. Beds in the room include a queen and a single bed which comfortably accommodate up to three people. Floors are restored from the original yellow pine and made cozy with area rugs(URL HIDDEN)We have a geo-thermal heating and cooling system so the house is very comfortable throughout the entire year.
The bathroom has been completely updated and includes a tub with a shower.
Guests have a separate entrance which allows them access to a living room with a flat screen TV. Wifi is also available. Although breakfast is not served, tea and coffee are offered to guests in the morning. A small refrigerator and microwave are available to guests.
Interaction with guests
We will be available to answer any questions about the area and give recommendations for activities, which are numerous in the area. We are also happy to engage in conversation with guests or happy to allow them total peace and quiet. Of course this is the personal choice of guests.
This is a very peaceful and beautiful area in Northern Chester County. Although it is rural, there are many things to do and see nearby. Three miles away is French Creek State Park and Hopewell National Historic Site, which Is a restored village from the 18th century. Also in the area in the Maki Winery, a brand new distillery, and an alpaca farm among other attractions(URL HIDDEN)There are miles and miles of trails available for hiking as the nature preserve, the Crow's Nest, is located a quarter of a mile down the road as well as the Horseshoe Trail which intersects with the Appalachian Trail.(URL HIDDEN)St. Peters Village, an historic village complete with water falls is located just three miles away and offers fine dining as well as a gourmet coffee shop. There is also hiking in that area. (URL HIDDEN) Amish Country is a fifteen minute drive to the west where you will see buggies, beautiful farms, shop for quilts and stop at roadside stands to purchase produce, baked goods and flowers in season.
A twenty-five minute drive will take you to the Amtrak Station in Downingtown where you can arrive in Center City Philadelphia in less than forty minutes where you can spend the day seeing historic sites, visiting the numerous museums, see a show, or taking advantage of the many entertainment options and enjoying the many famous restaurants in the city.
Other things to note
(URL HIDDEN)We have a resident cat named Jeeves who is free to roam the house, but can be restricted to certain areas (or even outside). Guests just need to let us know if they are "fans of cats" and we will make adjustments.(URL HIDDEN) There are horses on the property which add to the beauty of the landscape and we do warn guests that the fences are electrified so we suggest enjoying the horses from a distance.
We have a no smoking policy inside and outside and cannot accept children under 6 years of age or pets of any kind. We ask guests to please leave their shoes inside the door. Please be aware that we have a cat and the steps going up to the guest room are rather steep.
I am originally from the Northeastern part of the US, but have lived in western states here as well as Mexico and Spain. My passion is traveling and speaking Spanish as well as teaching the language and culture. I love nature and meeting new people and this seems to happen a lot when I travel alone as well as having the opportunity to have guests in my home.
One of my three grown children lives with me as well as a resident cat who is an indoor/outdoor kitty. As my guest I will be very happy to give you inside information about the area and interesting "non-touristy" places to visit, which are plentiful in this part of Pennsylvania.