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COUNTRY COTTAGE OVERLOOKING PRIVATE POND:WONDERFUL WINTER RETREAT!

Julee Skarka

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Julee Skarka

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Calendar last updated:
19 December, 2014
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COUNTRY COTTAGE OVERLOOKING PRIVATE POND:WONDERFUL WINTER RETREAT!

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Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday cottage in London - Bluegill Cottage

Studio cottage with magnificant wooded views all around.

Looking for a great get away? This may be the place for you.

Between Dec. 18th and Dec. 26th, the cottage will have a small decorated, lighted, live cut tree from our farm in the living room area to add to the Christmas atmosphere for you.

Now that we are into the winter season, let me point out a few things that are interesting to do or observe during your visit.

First, the beautiful 1/2 acre pond located directly behind the cottage. Watch the gentle waves lap upon the shore; it is a sure way to soothe your soul.

If you like to bird watch, you will see birds of all varities feed at the nearby feeders. Their antics are very entertaining.

How about taking a walk around the property and breathe in the fresh, country air? It's a great way to clear your mind, and you may even get a chance to view some deer or turkey.

Located within the confines of the Daniel Boone National Forest, this property is secluded yet not remote. It is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and leave all of your worries behind.

From the 1/2 acre pond just a few steps away to the rolling hills and mature forest beyond, your eyes will behold the beauty and wonders that abound here.

Feel free to pet or feed carrots and apples to our three horses. The horses love our guests, especially ones who come bearing treats for them!

Three private, stocked ponds are on the property. One pond, already mentioned, is directly behind the cottage; it is stocked with blue gill and has a floating dock. Another small pond (stocked with blue gill and bass), is just a short walk away from the cottage. The third pond, a 1/2 acre in size, is down a hill, a short distance away. It is surrounded by mature woods all around and is a very scenic place. It is stocked primarily with small mouth bass of all sizes.

The inside of this cottage is loaded with character and charm; it even has a real tree trunk in it! You are sure to be pleased when you see all the amenities that are included; just bring your clothes, food, and drinks. See the 'amenities' section to see all that we supply for you. The cottage is equipped with WIFI service so you may keep in touch with family and friends.

It is well equipped to give you all the warmth you need, no matter how chilly it is outdoors. A more than sufficient wall heater in the bedroom area, plus a smaller heater located in the bathroom will keep you as warm as you want to be.

A gas log fireplace is an additional source of heat, and is enclosed in a genuine, fieldstone chimney spanning from floor to ceiling. The fireplace faces towards the bed and gives a romantic glow to the bedroom. (ask about our romantic VIP offer!)

The living room has a 32 inch flat screen television with Dish net service, lazy boy recliner, and a couch that converts into a queen sized sleeper bed.

Finished original wood flooring in the kitchen, livingroom, and bedroom adds a rustic touch to the inside.

This property is owner maintained and cleaned; it is immaculate!

Feel free to build a fire in the fire pit that is in the backyard. No need to bring firewood as we supply the wood for you. It's a great way to end a perfect day.

This property is conveniently located 3 miles off I-75 and a short drive from London. It is ideal for a weekend get away, a week long stay, a romantic escape, or a place to stay instead of a cookie cutter motel room. We welcome one night stays; the only exceptions are holiday weekends where we require a 3 night min. stay at those times.

For people who are off road enthusiasts, Wildcat Adventures, an off road park featuring 70 miles of trails, is only three miles away, a five min. drive.

Note: If your desired dates are not available for this cottage, and you are looking for a property that sleeps two adults traveling without any pets, you may want to check out our newly constructed cabin, which is on the same property but is very secluded. It is listing # 3865066.

Places and Events that may be of interest to you include:

Wildcat Harley Davidson store is located on the north end of London, 10 miles south of the cottage.

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is 15 miles south, in London.

Camp Wildcat Civil War Battle Historical Site is about 1 1/2 miles from the cottage. The reenactment of The Battle of Camp Wildcat will take place from Oct. 17-19th this year. It is only 1 mile from the cottage. Come and watch a reenactment of this battle complete with horses, cannons, and authentic Civil war costumes of all types.

Cumberland Falls State Park, the 'Niagara of the South' is 42 miles away, approx. 40 min. drive. It is a 'must see' to put on your list of things to do!

Original Colonel Sander's Cafe and Museum, Corbin, KY. Located approximately 20 miles south, eat where the Kentucky Fried Chicken began.

A Cheddars restaurant is located in London, Exit 41 off I-75, about 10 miles away.

There are many hiking trails in our area; feel free to roam wherever you wish on our land. (70 acres). There are also more hiking trails on the land bordering ours that you may hike on.

Nearby you can rent canoes or kayaks and float down the Rockcastle River.

So what are you waiting for? Book your fall get a way soon!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Julee Skarka (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
19 December, 2014

About Julee Skarka

My husband Pete and I are orginally from Northern Illinois. We moved down to Kentucky in 2001, and absolutely love it here. Pete had lived in Kentucky in the past when he attended MSU and fell in love at that time with the beautiful countryside. We currently have a small farm and raise chickens and have three pleasure horses for our personal use.

Julee Skarka purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Julee Skarka chose London

We love horses and living in the country, and when we first set eyes on this piece of property, it was love at first sight! We really do feel like we have a small piece of heaven right here. The rolling hillsides, the deep woods, and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets just confirm the fact that we made the right choice by moving to Kentucky.

What makes this cottage unique

We are very near to the Daniel Boone National Forest which gives us great wooded views all around. There are numerous trails everywhere, great for both horseback riding and hiking, which we both love to participate in. We chose this property over all others because of it's beauty, tranquility, and seclusion.

We desire that you would feel 'at home' while you are here, and we are dedicated to give you the best service possible. It is our goal that every guest who visits comes away feeling refreshed and re-newed, and our hope is that you would desire to visit us again in the future.

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Reviews

4.9
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Country Cottage Overlooking Private Pond:Wonderful Winter Retreat!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
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Country Cottage Overlooking Private Pond:Wonderful Winter Retreat!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p378863
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London Kentucky
5

Quiet serene get away.

  • 5 out of 5
We went here for some rest and relaxation and this place was perfect. Secluded yet close to stores restaurants and shopping. Julee and Pete were really nice welcoming people. We are looking forward to returning sometime next year to do some fishing. The cottage was warm and very clean. Thank you for a great weekend.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Cottage Overlooking Private Pond:Wonderful Winter Retreat!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p378863
+1 -606-231-6222
London Kentucky
4

Wonderful get-away weekend

  • 4 out of 5
Very much enjoyed our stay to get away from busy schedules and routines! The cottage is nicely "rustic" and adequately equipped. Julee was very easy to work with and available if needed. Had a great time fishing and watching the hummingbirds - have never seen so many in one place before - fascinating!! Hope to plan a trip back and will recommend to friends who need a break from life's hustle and bustle!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Cottage Overlooking Private Pond:Wonderful Winter Retreat!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p378863
+1 -606-231-6222
London Kentucky
5

Natural Perfection

  • 5 out of 5
Wish I could give this place ten stars.....the only way our stay here could have been improved would be by extending our vacation time. This adorable, immaculate cottage has all amenities, and is set on beautifully maintained grounds. We spent hours in the glider on the back porch.... watching the numerous hummingbirds whizzing by, the chipping sparrow mama feeding her baby, the squirrel jumping from tree to tree, the barn reflection in the pond changing its look as the day progressed, and loving the divine quiet and simple beauty of the surroundings. Heaven. We brought some groceries and our clothes....everything else we needed was supplied. The owners, Julee and Pete, live elsewhere on the property so are handy if you need them. We found them to be exceptional people.....friendly, helpful, hardworking. We loved being able to feed apples and carrots to their sweet-tempered horses and bringing fish food to the bluegills in the pond, watching them follow us from the end of the pond to the dock where we fed them. The cottage is well-situated... private and secluded but still close enough to restaurants and activities. We would recommend The Old Town Grill in nearby London for dinner....wonderful service and excellent food. Gondolier's, also in London, has great pizza. Camp Wildcat, just up the road from cottage, provides lots of interesting info on Civil War battle fought there plus a nice little hike. We enjoyed Natural Bridge State Park, taking the skylift to top and hiking the two miles down. Rockcastle Trading Co. in nearby Livingston has to be seen to be believed.... garden store, pond, trail, and private residence on fantastically designed and maintained grounds. Kayaking down the Rockcastle River was our favorite activity away from the cottage....beautiful scenery and solitude. Just Kik-n-It Ranch supplied the kayak trip....owner Kristen Harper was wonderful. If we could have packed up this sweet cottage with its quietly gorgeous land, we would have brought them home with us in a heartbeat.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Cottage Overlooking Private Pond:Wonderful Winter Retreat!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p378863
+1 -606-231-6222
London Kentucky
5

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 out of 5
We loved this place. The owners are very nice. There was one word my husband kept using.."perfect". Lovely scenery and spotlessly clean. This place is exactly what you see in the pictures. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone who needs a little peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting. Thank you Pete & Julee for sharing this cottage with others.God Bless.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Cottage Overlooking Private Pond:Wonderful Winter Retreat!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p378863
+1 -606-231-6222
London Kentucky
5

Relax and stay a while

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay was delightful. Totally relaxing. Sitting on the deck gazing at the pond and barn, listening to the birds, and watching the hummingbirds was bliss. Walked down to pet the horses and saw the fish and frogs in the pond. House was very clean and had everything you would need for a visit. Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Cottage Overlooking Private Pond:Wonderful Winter Retreat!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p378863
+1 -606-231-6222
London Kentucky
5

Little Bit of Kentucky Heaven

  • 5 out of 5
Everything about this little cottage was absolutely perfect! Very clean and comfortable, the grounds were amazing and the ponds tremendous. It was more than met our expectations! The cottage was stocked well with towels, spices, cooking equipment, and a grill. Firewood was always available for us to use when making a bonfire. The hummingbirds were beautiful to watch and we loved getting to feed the horses carrots in the evenings.
The owners are such very nice people!. They were sociable, helpful and yet gave us our privacy. They cared very much that we enjoyed our stay! They supplied great directions to the cottage and told us where we could go to the grocery store upon our arrival.
We highly recommend this cottage when visiting around the London, Kentucky area. In fact, we posted pictures on one of our social media websites, and many of our friends and family members have expressed interest in visiting this little bit of Kentucky Heaven.
While visiting this area we also enjoyed Cumberland Falls Park, Wildcat Mountain Civil War Battlefield and the trails, and the Vendor's Mall. Such a lovely area.
We travel quite a bit, and if there is a more friendly, warm, inviting and serene location; we have yet to find it!-- We love this place!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Lexington, KY
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Shilohs Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
London Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 75 exit 49
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Gondolier, Cracker Barrel, Cheddars
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Beach Mountain
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Laurel Lake, Cumberland Lake
Car: necessary

10 Miles North of London, Ky. 3 Miles Off I-75 Exit 49

Wildcat Adventures, off road park, 3 miles

30 minutes from Historic Boone Tavern in Berea, Kentucky.

15 minutes from Renfro Valley live musical & comedy performances in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky

1 mile from Wildcat Mountain Civil War Monument

40 miles to Cumberland Falls State Park, Niagra of the south!

Other activities and attractions:

Colonel Harland Sanders Original Resturant & Museum: 15 miles

Daniel Boone Motocross Park

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park: 13 miles

London Dragway

Rockcastle River Trading Co.: 6 miles

Wildcat Harley-Davidson: 10 miles

Annual Nearby Events:

Christmas on Main, London, KY Usually 1st weekend in Dec.

World Famous Chicken Festival, London, KY: Last full weekend in Sept.

Wildcat Mt. Civil War Battle: 3rd weekend in October

Redbud Bike Ride, London: April

Cruisin on Main, London (classic car show) 3rd weekend April through September

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Rates & Availability

From $95 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in London, Kentucky

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1 night minimum stay
$132
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Fri,Sat
$747
$2,046
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
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$127
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$747
$2,046
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes The week of Christmas and New Year's Eve requires a minimum 2 night stay.
You will be asked to sign a waiver upon arrival.
Pets are allowed. Sorry, no dogs under the age of 2 are allowed. The pet must be secured in a crate if you plan to leave them unsupervised within the cottage. They must be housebroken, no bad habits, etc. There is a pet fee of $10.00 per day per pet. Limit of two pets.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in London in Kentucky

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tub/shower combination, vanity, nightlight. We supply bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, shower mat for floor, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner and hair dryer. Bathroom also has a wall heater for extra warmth during the colder months of the year.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , See bedroom notes below.
  • The bedroom area has a queen size bed, 5 drawer dresser, and a wall heater. A 4 foot wide floor to ceiling genuine fieldstone chimney containing a gas log fireplace which faces the bed gives the room a warm, romantic glow. Queen size sofa/sleeper in the living room area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer Adjacent to Wildcat Civil War battleground, miles of horse riding/hiking trails, farm pond fishing, 12 X 30 foot attached covered deck, outstanding views. 10 miles from World Famous Chicken Festival. Five miles from Rockcastle Rivers' canoeing. Opening in London, KY, just off the interstate: Cheddar's Restaurant just opened on Sept. 23, 2013! Only a 15 min. drive away!
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