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Storybook Cottage with a View!

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Storybook Cottage is a fairytale-inspired tiny crooked house. The Cottage is located directly behind our house - which is in the process of being converted into a castle. Our property houses apple trees, plum trees, cherry trees, grapevines, peach trees, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and pear trees- in addition to mass quantities of vegetables. In the Cottage, you'll find books, board games, and general whimsy. The front porch opens up into an edible front yard- feel free to help yourself! The back porch overlooks the pond. Rental of the cottage comes with a Castle Fishing Permit which gives you complete access to the fishing supplies located in Ishmael's Tackle Shop and a souvenir window sticker. Ishmael's is located just below the cottage- we'll give you a key. (However...The Storybook Cottage is a fairytale-inspired tiny crooked house. The Cottage is located directly behind our house - which is in the process of being converted into a castle. Our property houses apple trees, plum trees, cherry trees, grapevines, peach trees, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and pear trees- in addition to mass quantities of vegetables. In the Cottage, you'll find books, board games, and general whimsy. The front porch opens up into an edible front yard- feel free to help yourself! The back porch overlooks the pond. Rental of the cottage comes with a Castle Fishing Permit which gives you complete access to the fishing supplies located in Ishmael's Tackle Shop and a souvenir window sticker. Ishmael's is located just below the cottage- we'll give you a key. (However, swimming is not allowed in the pond.) The Cottage is a tiny house, yet still has a lot of amenities! You have your own private kitchenette, equipped with a sink, mini-fridge, breakfast station (which includes a coffee pot, toaster oven and griddle), a microwave and a table with seats for two. This kitchenette also includes dishes (cups, plates, bowls and silverware) and a retro cooler for your use while fishing or picnicking. You will also have your own private bathroom with an antique sink and claw foot tub (with shower). We provide you with towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, and a hair dryer. (If you've forgotten anything else, just let us know- we probably have extras!) The Cottage also has, what we call, a 'mud room.' It's a small room where you'll find a bench and a picnic basket. The mudroom is intended as a place for you to unload, store your umbrella and shed your shoes. In the winter months, this room is also outfitted with boot warmers. The main room houses a queen size bed, a chair, a tv (w/ dvd player), and a dresser (which converts into a lighted desk.) We also provide you with an alarm clock with two USB chargers, an iron and ironing board. There is not a closet; however, there is a hook on the door for hanging your garment bag. The bedding is composed of two down alternative pillows, two 'SpaLuxury' pillows, and two 100% cotton blankets. The fireplace is not wood-burning, but rather an electric stove which provides heat and the illusion of wood burning. There is also a window air conditioner. The main room/bedroom overlooks the pond with an entire wall of windows (don't worry- there are room-darkening curtains if you prefer to sleep in!) If you would like to bring your child(ren), please send me a message beforehand. I am sure that a small air mattress will fit beside the queen size bed (and I will prepare it for you!), but I want to share exact dimensions with you to ensure you'll be pleased with the layout of the room. Regarding breakfast, your kitchen will be stocked with a standard brew of coffee, as well as tea bags. Upon your arrival, you will find a basket of fruit and muffins/pastries, as well as two bottles of water in your fridge. We have decided to leave this welcome/breakfast basket for you so as not to disturb your sleep the next morning. Also, we are located in a very popular area for ATV riders. We are 38.8 miles to the Pocahontas Trail Head (Hatfield & McCoy ATV & UTV Trails). You are welcome to use any tools in our garage for maintenance of your ATV or UTV while you are visiting. You're free to walk throughout the property, including the gardens. Please also treat the gardens like a buffet. You're welcome to eat all of the vegetables and fruit you want while you're here. You're also welcome to help with any animal chores and gardening (especially fun for kids!) and we love to answer any questions you have. We are only a little over a mile from I-77. We are less than a mile from Winterplace Ski Resort, Dollar General, Exxon and Little General Gas Stations, Ski Barn, and the Ghent Post Office. We are almost exactly halfway between Princeton, WV and Beckley, WV. We are 17 miles from Beckley and 22 miles from Princeton. 0.3 miles to Winterplace Ski Resort 3.2 miles to Blueberry Hill (a pick-your-own blueberry farm) 3.5 miles to Weathered Ground Brewery 11.5 miles to Camp Creek State Park & Forest 11.7 miles to Little Beaver State Park 17.5 miles to Exhibition Coal Mine and Children's Museum 18.6 miles to Grandview Park & Theatre WV Outdoor Dramas 18.8 miles to Tamarack - Best of West Virginia 20.3 miles to Ritz Theatre 23.3 miles to Lake Shawnee Haunted Amusement Park 25.3 miles to Pipestem Drive-In Theatre 26.7 miles to John Henry Statue and Museum 26.8 miles to Sandstone Falls Overlook 30.8 miles to Pipestem Resort State Park 31.6 miles to Summit Bechtel Reserve (National Scouting Center) 31.9 miles to Pence Springs Flea Market 38.7 miles to Historic Bramwell 38.8 miles to Pocahontas Trail Head (Hatfield & McCoy ATV & UTV Trails) 39.2 miles to New River Gorge Bridge and Canyon Rim Visitors CenterMore
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About the Owner
Jill H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2018
Interaction with guests
You will see us on the property. We have six children, ranging in age from three to seventeen. Don't worry- they will not bother you at all- but you will probably see them outside playing. If you need anything, I am a stay-at-home mom and am easily accessible during the day. I can frequently be found in the kitchen, our library or the greenhouse. We dearly love to show folks around our place and answer any questions you may have about our home, gardens, animals and/or the area.
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Reviews (2)
Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed the storybook cottage, very clean, loved looking out on the pond, so quite and peaceful. Jill was very nice had zucchini bread made and fruit for us .

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Ron1es
Vacation782658, VR Owner at Storybook Cottage with a View!, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2019

Thank you very much for visiting! Anytime you're in the area, stop by and say hello!

Reviewed 25 September 2018

We loved staying at the Storybook Cottage! The way everything was put together with all the little details, the craftsmanship, antiques, etc. made this little cottage a very interesting and fun place to stay. They provide all the amenities that you could ask for and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank tonyam825
Vacation782658, VR Owner at Storybook Cottage with a View!, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you very much! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Water Views
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Jill’s home is located in Ghent, West Virginia, United States. 0.3 miles to Winterplace Ski Resort 3.2 miles to Blueberry Hill (a pick-your-own blueberry farm) 3.5 miles to Weathered Ground Brewery 11.5 miles to Camp Creek State Park & Forest 11.7 miles to Little Beaver State Park 17.5 miles to Exhibition Coal Mine and Children's Museum 18.6 miles to Grandview Park & Theatre WV Outdoor Dramas 18.8 miles to Tamarack - Best of West Virginia 20.3 miles to Ritz Theatre 23.3 miles to Lake Shawnee Haunted Amusement Park 25.3 miles to Pipestem Drive-In Theatre 26.7 miles to John Henry Statue and Museum 26.8 miles to Sandstone Falls Overlook 30.8 miles to Pipestem Resort State Park 31.6 miles to Summit Bechtel Reserve (National Scouting Center)
Getting around
17.7 miles to Enterprise Rent-a-Car - Beckley, WV 18.5 miles to Raleigh County Memorial Airport - Beaver, WV 18.6 miles to Hertz Rent-a-Car - Beaver, WV 26.1 miles to Enterprise Rent-a-Car - Princeton, WV
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