Beautiful cabin sitting by a creek that the water flows and sounds so peaceful.The cabin is very clean and has everything you need from books to browse through, comfy bed, grill if you choose to cookout,beautiful view etc. We enjoyed watching the sheep and the babies in the pasture next to us too.
The cabin is a short drive to all the sights and shopping.
We truly enjoyed our stay here.
We really enjoyed our restful stay at Chestnut Cottage. Our four nights were very serene. The huge, comfortable bed and fluffy pillows gave us a peaceful night’s sleep. We especially appreciated how clean and well-equipped the cottage was. Everything needed was supplied, down to several guide books on the area. The owners even left us a gift of local honey.
The onsite WIFI was valuable, especially since our AT&T cell service was not available until closer to town (owner noted they have Verizon coverage). A local phone at the cottage was provided, so voice contact was still possible.
If you appreciate a more isolated location and don’t mind a little drive into town, this is a great place to relax.
This was a solo trip for me so I wanted a small comfortable place to relax and reflect. The cabin was more than enough for one. The best part of this cabin is the comfort. I have stayed in some places that were visually more appealing than the interior of this cabin but have yet to find a place that was this comfortable. The stream running next to the cabin sends a nice mellow tone throughout the place. Everything was there, toiletries, sugar, detergent..etc etc...nothing is needed but you. Special mention goes to the bed...so comfy.
The only negative I found was a small bug issue (lady bugs and a type of beetle). Had a few buzzing around. Didn't bother me too much.
Overall, this place is worth the trip.
This perfect cottage sits amidst a tranquil and idyllic setting. The view in any direction is beautiful - surrounded by mountains, trees, a sheep pasture and wildflowers galore. It is early autumn here in Leicester and we are spending our last few hours beside the gently rolling, bubbling brook. That sound, combined with beautiful birdsong and a host of crickets, is a pure and natural symphony for those needing a sweet escape. The cottage is complete with all the necessities to cook both indoors and out. A majestic view from the living room and a bed that is, oh, so soft and oh, so comfortable has made this a relaxing haven that we plan to visit often in the future. The owners have stocked the cottage with books, games, a huge big screen television (which we forfeited in lieu of the tremendous nature surrounding us), relaxing furniture perfect for reading and napping, and lots of various sundries that all add up to complete serenity. This is the place for solitude, hiking, your morning yoga and meditation and enjoying the easy access to downtown Asheville if you wish. For us, we mostly took to staying on the property and watching the day roll in and the starry nights pass by. Do yourself a favor and come relax and enjoy. Many thanks to owners, Angela and John, who were gracious hosts.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway.
If you want solitude, nature, serenity and comfort, we have found the spot for you. Your hosts, John and Angela, will greet you, show you what you need to know and then leave you alone (but are a brief phone call away if you need them). Bring your food, bring your drink and soak into nature. The owners have a sheep farm that is right outside your window--along with a babbling brook. We live in the city and have a sound machine for sleep at night. At this cottage the music came naturally - the sounds of the brook, cicadas, frogs and crickets made a wonderful song. We took the back roads into Asheville two days: one for the Fine Arts Theatre where we saw Eight Days a Week--a Ron Howard documentary on the Beatles and the second where we explored the UNC Asheville Campus and their botanical gardens. We went to Green Life grocery on Merrion Ave. and bought a to go, delicious and healthy, dinner for both nights. Did I say the bed was the best in my life!! They have a TV but we could not bring ourselves to turn it on. Go enjoy! Trey and Crissy