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COZY COUNTRYSIDE COTTAGE WITH IT'S OWN STOCKED BACK YARD POND.

Julee Skarka

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Julee Skarka

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2015
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COZY COUNTRYSIDE COTTAGE WITH IT'S OWN STOCKED BACK YARD POND.

People4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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.

First, there's 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.

Feel free to take a walk around the property; 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!

There are two private stocked ponds on the property for your fishing pleasure. The first 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 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, plus fishing poles and bait if you plan on doing some fishing. See the 'amenities' section to see all that we supply for you. The cottage has 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.

Your well behaved and housebroken pet is welcome at the cottage; there is a $10.00 per day non refundable pet fee. If you are planning on bringing your pet, please mention it to us before making your reservation.

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.

For people who are off road enthusiasts, and own their own 4-wheeler, Wildcat Adventures Off road park is only three miles away. They have over 70 miles of trails to explore.

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
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2015

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, plus Holstein calves.

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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Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

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Cozy Countryside Cottage With It's Own Stocked Back Yard Pond.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
5

What a wonderful get away!

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin is the best get away ever! Looking forward to going back and spending sometime during nicer weather.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Peaceful, comforting, and serene

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at dark after driving quite a distance and Julee stayed on the phone guiding us to the cabin. Even in the dark I knew it was lovely.

We were able to settle in quickly, the cabin was warm and very welcoming. Come sunshine, the beauty took away all thoughts of needing to do anything but breath.

My dogs were able to roam the property and meet the farm animals, which were extermely friendly.

The kitchen had everything I needed to cook all our meals and bake delicious treats.

The birds that are around this cabin are incredible. Truly a sanctuary.

For rest, relaxation, calm and comfort, this was perfect.

Julee and Pete, thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with guests.

God's blessings to you both.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Love Love Love!

  • of 5

We cannot wait to come back to the cottage. If we didn't have so much family to visit I wouldn't have minded driving all the way from NY just to stay in the rental all day. The cabin was immaculate and every detail and accommodation you could think of was available. Cozy, warm, private and absolutely made me hate coming home. We will be back again and again, no more hotels or relatives' couches!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Relaxing and enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

This rental was all that we were looking for....The cabin was cozy and clean. Julee and Pete anticipated everything we would need to be comfortable, which made our stay all the more enjoyable. We loved the peace and quiet and the laid back atmosphere. Julee and Pete were exceptional hosts. Julee even put fresh eggs in the refrigerator, (what a treat for us!) We relaxed a lot and we also enjoyed touring the area, as there was plenty to do within an easy driving distance. We plan on returning for another relaxing vacation in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Comfortable and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to stay with our fur babies while on our house hunting trip and this was the perfect setting. Very quiet and peaceful after long days of searching for our future home!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Quaint little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this cabin. Very much enjoyed the nice relaxing atmosphere - fireplace, pond, horses, etc. Great place to escape from the hustle and bustle

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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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Prices & Availability

From $101 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in London, Kentucky

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Memorial Day Weekend
29 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$387
for 3 nights
From
$117
$832
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
4 Sep 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$387
for 3 nights
From
$117
$832
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$238
for 2 nights
From
$101
From
$111
Fri,Sat
$753
$1,839
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Weekends, (A Friday or Saturday night arrival), requires a two night stay. Rates are subject to change without notice.
You will be asked to sign a rental agreement when checking in.
Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend, and Labor Day weekend requires a three night stay.
Pets are allowed. They must be well trained, housebroken, etc.

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
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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