Farm-stay on the edge of the Texas Hill Country near epicenter of world famous “Antique Week” in 3000 sq ft brand house with four bedrooms, convertible office, three baths—master w/tilting king, jet tub, seamless glass shower—open concept, swim/spa, fire pit, pond, creek, rolling hills, donkeys, goats, walking trail through the forest, and fresh farm eggs on your first day. Halfway between Houston and Austin, 20 min each from Brenham and Giddings. One hour from College Station. Horses welcome.
When building, the owners inscribed messages of positivity on the framing so the house is imbued with care and love, then filled it with carefully chosen art, curios, and antiques. The 16-acre property is heavily wooded with a pond and stream. Majestic draft horses (seasonal), goats, and donkeys live onsite. There's a big hot tub and "swim spa" (motored swim current/pool) in back by the fire pit, and there's both a screened porch and a hilltop covered outdoor "office."
The master bedroom is marvelous, with a tilting king bed, frameless gas shower with two heads, and a whirlpool tub. There is also an upstairs bedroom with a king and en suite bathroom, and a main floor bedroom with a double and an across-the-hall bathroom shared with the fourth bedroom, which the owners use with a elevated queen air mattress (or singles—your choice), since it is their workout room.
The great room with a wood-burning fireplace is open to the kitchen and dining room, and the kitchen has stainless steel appliances and gorgeous granite countertops. Finally, besides the two mudrooms and the huge laundry room and two car garage, the dedicated office if offset by glass French doors for quiet and to ensure that the occupant doesn't miss out on the view of the huge pine trees in the backyard. There is a spare elevated queen air mattress for the office (or singles), if you want to add a fifth bedroom to your stay, as well as a a couch in the great room if you're bringing a large group.
The garage and tractor are nice farm additions, too. If you get up for an early walk, you'll likely see deer in the pasture with the farm animals.
The towns of Burton, Carmine, Roundtop, and Brenham are some of the cutest small towns in Texas. You must go "junking"/antiquing at Flown the Coop and Junk Gypsy, visit Blue Bell Creameries and TRUTH BBQ, and enjoy top notch live music at Burton Roadhouse. Visit beautiful Lake Somerville or some of the local wineries while you are here.
We do not have TV service or a landline, but we have a big screen TV with a DVD player that also connects to Netflix. Our internet is reliable and streams well and we have a VOI-phone.
You'll have access to the whole property (16.5-acres) and, in the winter months, the Razor off-road buggy.
This is a beautiful, peaceful rural Texas neighborhood on a dead-end road. The neighbors are few. We have a local caretaker who comes once a week or as needed, and we're always only a text, call, or email away.
Nearest airports: Austin (1.5 hrs away by car), College Station (1 hr away by car), and Houston Intercontinental (2 hrs away by car). We are 3.5 hrs by car from Dallas-Fort Worth and 2.5 hours from San Antonio.