Bala Farm Cottage now has it's own website. Bala Farm Cottage is a wonderfully cozy little cottage located less than 3 miles from the center of West Chester, at the top of a hill in a quiet neighborhood. It has charming study downstairs with a bay window looking out towards majestic trees, and an entry hall that ends with a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine. A lovely curved staircase leads to the upstairs bedroom with queen bed and a spacious bathroom. You'll love your stay in West Chester at Bala Farm Cottage!
Bala Farm Cottage, located less than 3 miles from the center of West Chester, was built around 1850 to serve as a library at a time when the main Bala Farm house (built in 1759) was being used as a boarding school for boys. It's undoubtedly been employed in a variety of functions since then, and when we bought the property we thought it would make a perfect guest cottage.
The main change we made was to install a hot water heater and build a permanent shower in the spacious bathroom upstairs. We've also added a little wet bar/kitchenette to the downstairs hall closet to give the cottage some of the comforts that help make a very enjoyable stay. The kitchenette has a small refrigerator and microwave, in addition to a Keurig coffee machine with complimentary pods provided. Combined with a comfortable queen bed in the upstairs bedroom and a charming study downstairs with a bay window looking out towards a beautiful, majestic Ginko tree (one of the biggest in PA!), Bala Farm Cottage is the perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend in West Chester.
There is a large stone fire pit just steps from the cottage that guests are welcome to enjoy, and there is also a screened patio and deck on the backside of the main house that you may find perfect for enjoying an evening glass of wine outdoors.
While the cottage is currently set up for 2 guests, if you have more than two in your party and don't mind separated sleeping accommodations, we also have a guest room and bathroom on the third floor of the main house (not included in the cottage rate).
We look forward to welcoming you for your stay at Bala Farm Cottage!
Guests will have the cottage to themselves, can come and go as they please, and are welcome to enjoy the grounds. If anything is needed that is not in the cottage, just ask!
Interaction with guests:
We're happy to interact with guests as much or as little as they prefer! Since we live on the grounds, we'll usually be available to answer questions, provide recommendations, or tell stories.