3/2 Country Cottage | 1 Queen, 4 Twin Beds | Streaming Smart TV | WiFi | Indoor Fireplace (Seasonal Use Only) | Grill | Children 6+ | Dogs up to 30 LBS Allowed w/Fee
PLEASE NOTE: the stairs are original and are very steep, retaining the home’s historic authenticity. Guests with mobility issues may not be able to navigate steps
Country Delight originally stood in Northern Kentucky. The timbers were dismantled, numbered, brought to Texas, and reconstructed on the current site shortly after 2000. The right room or "pen" currently used as the dining room, likely dates from the late 1700's and the left "pen", the current living room, is guessed to be added on during the 1800's. This type of double pen structures was also known as a "saddle bag". The dining room's south wall boasts an old door, likely the original door to the original one room home. The living room has a spacious fireplace (seasonal use only) with a crane which accommodates hanging pots for cooking.
The space between the pens known as the "dog trot" was typically covered but left open to the elements on each side. "Dot trots" originally were outdoor living spaces between the "pens" used for under cover storage and a place for the dogs to bed down. When rebuilt, the "dog trot", or open area between the pens , was enclosed to incorporate a functional stairway to the upper level 2 bedrooms and a bath which were also added at that time.As part of the reconstruction on its current site, the shed roof was attached to the west side of the house to include a bedroom which adjoins the living room, the bath, and the large farm kitchen. Another addition was the east-facing long front porch, which provides a pleasant place to sit on mild afternoons and evenings, affording pastoral views of the countryside.
The floors throughout are old wide floor boards milled from the early beams that glow with decades of life being lived and loving care.
The gardens surrounding the structure display many native and perennial plants. Diverse species of birds, especially hummingbirds, are regular visitors to the site. The adjacent pasture is home to several dozen sheep and donkey (Ida-Belle).
This historic and restful home is situated on 2 acres 8 miles west of Fredericksburg, Tx and is frequently enjoyed by many domestic and international visitors.
Please Note: You are renting a cabin in the Hill Country which means you may encounter wildlife (Snakes, Deer, Racoons, ETC) Please be aware of your surroundings, and take caution while driving at night. You may also encounter the various bugs, spiders, scorpions, and mice that live in the country AND sometimes do make their way inside. All properties do utilize pest control services on a regular basis BUT this does not guarantee pests or bugs will not be visible.
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