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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,059 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath stone cottage with countryside views!

LOAFER'S GLORY...My renovated stone cottage sits in the historic Village of Leiper's Fork. It is located 8 miles from Historic Franklin Main Street and 35 minutes from downtown Nashville. Its situated on a knoll with large oak trees and breath taking views! It features hardwood floors, exposed beams, quaint and charming furnishings, a king size master bedroom and secondary queen bedroom. Home has large bathroom featuring carrera marble and travertine tile with seamless glass doors! Come, relax on my front porch and watch the days go by!

Property Manager
Sandy Dorris
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Sandy Dorris

Living in this area for years now has been such a wonderful experience for me. I am so happy to now have LOAFER'S GLORY to share with others so they too can enjoy stepping back in time in the quaint little Village of Leiper's Fork. Down home feel, live music in the village, quaint shops , art galleries, good eating, friendly people, close to downtown square of Franklin, peaceful and quiet times sitting on front porch sipping your morning coffee, or sight seeing to Natchez Trace, downtown Nashville....wineries close by.. trail riding, you name it.

I am looking forward to sharing my little piece of heaven with others so they too may experience what rural Leiper's Fork has to offer.

Being retired now gives me more opportunity to share my cottage and village with you....LOAFER'S GLORY is waiting to give you the royal pamper experience. I am all about sharing the "glory!"

Sandy Dorris purchased this house in 2013

Why Sandy Dorris chose Tennessee

This property has everything to offer you, my guests, the best of everything. It is located in the quaint little village of Leiper's Fork which is know "world wide" as the place to visit. People come here from far and near just to experience the down home feeling of staying in a rural town yet so close to so many things to do. Everyone who visits always tell me they wanted to stay longer, they want to come back for a return stay, and yes "they want to move here." It happens over and over and I do get many return guests. So my little stone cottage, LOAFER'S GLORY, lets me share everything about this area with all who choose to stay here. My cottage has been designed and appointed with YOU in mind. Great thought has gone in to making it warm, comfortable, and inviting. It sits nestled back on the property making it very quiet and peaceful, allows you to sit on front or side porch and no one sees you enjoying your relaxing time, and is 2 minutes from all that goes on in the village ie: live music, quaint shopping, a variety of places to eat, trails to ride or hike, wineries, art galleries, sightings of many famous artists who have chosen this community to live in just because they can appreciate it's beauty and the people here who allow them their personal privacy . LOAFER'S GLORY is situated right where it needs to be for the perfect get away for my current and future guests. Wanna drive to the square of downtown Nashville then you can be there in 8 minutes, wanna drive to downtown Nashville then you can be there in 25 minutes,,,,,but guarantee you will always want to return to Loafer's Glory Cottage to just chill and relax...until time to get up and go again or just sit a spell. i look forward to sharing my gem of a cottage with you soon.

What makes this house unique

Fantastic views, cool shade from the many trees, garage parking for guest cars. Private setting nestled back from the road. Close to all that goes on in the village of Leiper's Fork.

Totally renovated and updated with everything one could wish for in their VRBO get away. It was truly designed with my guests in mind.... Come and see for yourself and you will find it is exactly as you see in the pictures.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Franklin in Williamson County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1059 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
If you have a need for a personal drive to take you to downtown Nashville, Franklin, or to airport call James Moore. 615-479-2183 . You can discuss with him you needs and make reservations to use his service. They are not paid by the cottage. He charges by the hour with a 3 hour minimum....$50 per hour + tip. Many of my guests use him as the DUI penalty is very strict and enforced in Tennessee.


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average rating of 4.988506 based on 87 reviews

Our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful cottage... Loved the decor, the luscious bedding, and the comfortable beds . Much attention to detail was given throughout the cottage

We loved the Leiper's Fork Village, downtown Franklin, but mostly coming back to our cottage every day and sitting on the front porch enjoying the view.

We will definitely be back for another stay.

Sandy was so nice and loved getting to meet her.

What a gem we have found.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh it was so fun getting to meet you. I loved having you as my guests at Loafer's Glory. You certainly got the feeling of "a home away from home." That is exactly what I like to hear. The cottage is very special to me an I love sharing it with others. Our little Village of Leiper's Fork is such a quaint and special little place. It's nice to get away from all the hub bub a while and sit back and relax. There is live music, great food, great shopping, and much more. Want to venture in to downtown Franklin is no problem It is just 8 miles to even more fun things to do. Glad you stopped in The Pick- It -Fence to shop. I think we were both surprise to meet one another that day. I will certainly be looking for your return visit and thanks so much for sharing your experience at my cottage, Loafer's Glory. See you soon.......Sandy
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  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best VRBO I have ever rented. The place, house, furnishings & location were amazing. The owners attention to detail is pure perfection. Cannot wait to visit again! Love! Love! Loved it! Thank you for everything Sandy!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! It was the perfect little getaway cottage for a few friends in town for a wedding. We had everything we needed for a short trip. We hope to visit again sometime,

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Romantic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

When I use the word "perfect", I don't use it lightly. My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary in this absolutely adorable and tastefully appointed stone cottage. Whoever refurbished and decorated this charming home deserves a Gold Medal in design. Think "Chip and Joanna Gaines" complete with tons of shiplap!

Upon arrival, the door code and lock worked perfectly. The cottage was very clean and still had that "new smell" about it. There were plenty of extra towels, bedding, blankets, toilet paper, laundry and dish detergent to last months! The washer/dryer came in handy too. I think I did a load everyday. We used the grill to make our first meal there and it worked just fine. A bit too hot to sit out back, but if the weather was cooler we would have. Every morning we made coffee (kitchen has everything you need for making meals) and sat on the front porch enjoying the view and the breeze. I almost cried one morning when an old man in a vintage pick-up looked "up" at me on the porch, nodded and waved. This doesn't happen much in South Florida where we are from.

The area is nothing but charm. For us, this anniversary was about reconnecting, relaxing and exploring. My husband's job has taken him to Alaska on a ship the past 1 1/2 years and we have not been able to see one another very much. This was the perfect place to celebrate. The "slow" country living, the friendly people, the absolutely gorgeous scenic drives on Old Hillsboro Road and the Natchez Trace were inspiring. I took some awesome photographs. God's Country, as they say. Historic Franklin is just too cute. Below I will list some places of interest and things we recommend if you decide to visit this area. If you are a history buff, Civil War specifically, this area is a must-do. Pure heaven......

Leiper's Fork: Very small town, but cute as a button!

Things To Do in the "Fork": Visit the art galleries and shops downtown. Drive some of the Natchez Trace, stopping at the view points of interest, etc. Country Boy has GREAT breakfasts!

Drive Hillsboro Road and the surrounding countryside.

Franklin: A short drive from Leiper's Fork and the cottage. Things To Do: Have a cocktail, snack or dinner at Gray's on Main. Awesome craft cocktails by Gracyn at the upstairs bar. Walk Main Street. Visit the antique malls. Puckett's for live music at night.

Visit Andrew Jackson's home near Nashville.

No more room to write anymore.

Sean and Lisa

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot thank you enough for such a fantastic review. I should hire you to write a description about my cottage for future guests to see. You did such a great job describing every detail but my favorite part is when you said you enjoyed reconnecting , relaxing, and exploring with your husband for your 25th anniversary. Having been apart for 1 1/2 years with him in Alaska had to be difficult. Just to know my cottage Loafer's Glory , provided the two of you to experience the "charm of country living" for a few days made me so happy. In this day and time people take such little time to stop, relax, and enjoy what all there is to do that is really simple. We seem to be a very busy generation and not taking time to slow it down a bit then all of a sudden a simple wave from a stranger driving by in a truck warms our heart. I see it happen a lot when people stay at Loafer's Glory. I love helping people get that special feeling of relaxing, being pampered and enjoying some of the simple things in life. Happy Belated 25th Anniversary to the two of you. Hope you will make this your special Anniversary get-away -spot every year. Your made my day sharing your stay in this review so others will read what you experienced and may choose the same for themselves. THANKS SO MUCH!! : ) Sandy
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Best part of our vacation

  • 5 of 5

Renting this home was the highlight of our vacation. Not only is it very clean but it is very roomy and comfortable with all of the feel of your own home. being able to relax on the front porch in the evening was awesome as we don't get to do that at our home in California. This was our first time using VRBO but will always consider it for future trips.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love hearing my cottage was the highlight of your vacation. That is absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much for your 5 star review. So happy you enjoyed sitting on the front porch. I think that is a very special feature of the cottage. The view is nice, cottage is private, and the location of the cottage is great where you can sit back and relax and make yourself right a home. Your first experience using a VRBO was with me so I am very happy it was a good one for you. I am hoping you will return for another visit in the future. Enjoy the summer. Sandy ure.
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Outstanding. Quaint. Well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We will be back

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay at my cottage and will be returning. The best thing a guest can say is "we will be back". I am looking forward to that time. Thanks so much for the 5 star review. See you next time! Sandy
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Puckett's ,Country Boy, Sugars a. Bakery,
Car: necessary

LOAFER'S GLORY stone cottage is located in the Village of Historic Leiper's Fork, minutes from world famous first location of Puckett's Grocery, Country Boy Restaurant and Sugars a. Bakery. Also a variety of shops and boutiques...Village Vintage and Homegoods, Serenity Maison, West & Co. Island Cowgirl, Finds in the Fork, Wonderlust clothing, David Arms Art Gallery Leipers Fork Art Gallery,and a soon to open a new Health and Beauty Spa.

Minutes from Tn Route 840 and I-65. Short 8 minute drive to downtown Franklin square, and 30 minute drive to downtown Nashville.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Franklin, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Pilgrimage 2017
22 Sep 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.99
Damage Insurance £46.01

*Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
*No visitors of guests staying in the cottage are allowed to spend the night at the cottage. No sleeping on the furniture other than the beds provide unless an air mattress has been approved by owner of cottage during the reservation process.
*No parking in the yard at any time.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.