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Foursomes or Families-Historic Cottage, Old Town

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Four bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 9. Updated 1926 cottage in Historic Old Town.

Carefree and homey, comfortable cottage features a refinished lower level (bright daylight basement) with open, spacious great room in old golf resort style with wet bar, game table and large-screen TV perfect for hanging out. Two BR (four twins) 1 BA and laundry downstairs. Upstairs says 'you're home' when you first walk in. You'll find the kitchen simple but functional with most cooking and dining equipment. Kitchen table seats 6. Upstairs is sunny and bright, cozy and carefree with cottage, homey appeal. One double and three twins up. Living room up also features TV, Wifi. Little front porch begs, 'Sit and rest,' and yard offers a simple retreat to commune with nature or enjoy a cigar. Aside from the obvious proximity to world class golf courses, Cole House is a block from Cannon Park and Camelot, a super cool kiddie playground, and walking trails that lead to other parks. Also walk to the best sports bars or pizza place in town. Village center with other restaurants, coffee shop, shopping and entertainment, and world class spa are all nearby as well, a 10 minute walk. Plenty of parking in front, side and rear. Cablevision, Wifi, movies, books, cards, board games, poker chips. Built in 1926, updates are ongoing.


Owner
Amy Griggs
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Amy Griggs

Charley is an engineer/builder and Amy is a middle school teacher who both work full time in nearby Wake County. Creativity and craftsmanship are two things we like about remodeling. We always have a work in progress, and we love coming to Pinehurst.

Amy Griggs purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Amy Griggs chose North Carolina Piedmont

Cole House is so named because it is the family name of the original owners and only family before us to occupy this historic cottage. Four seasons a year, the Sandhills, and particularly Pinehurst, offer a garden-like setting, easy-living climate and an otherwise mysterious and inexplicable magnetism.

What makes this cottage unique

Charley recognized the good bones of this sturdy house and knew it'd be a great fixer-upper. It might be impossible to find another place in this price range that says 'no worries' like the Cole House does. Our goal was to have guests enter and feel like Cole House had been in their family forever -- timeless decor, simple comforts, and some of that mystery appeal. The location is convenient and yet feels "off the beaten path." Guests like having 4 bedrooms.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pinehurst in Moore County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , tile floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , tile floor
  • Both baths have tubs and showers. Downstairs bath/toilet can be closed from sink vanity area, allowing greater function for multiple guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Four twins in two downstairs bedrooms. Upstairs bedrooms feature one with twins, another with one twin and one double.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
World class resort area at an affordable rate.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
5

Super nice house and great location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for 7 days for a golf tournament and the house was perfect along with the loacation being near the golf courses. It has old charm and the owners did a nice job with the newer basement/living area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these details. Yes, the great room downstairs and the living room upstairs enhance the Pinehurst experience. We like hotels and lobbies, too, but we love our cottage!
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Great spot for a guys golf trip

  • 4 of 5

The house was just as described and perfect for a golf trip. The owner was very easy to work. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were good to work with as well, Andy. Thanks for your feedback and staying in touch.
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5

Convenient, cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for a Pinehurst stay. Everybody enjoyed their stay in the cottage. Thank you Amy.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to know. We understand that people go to great lengths and often travel long distances for their golfing vacation in Pinehurst, so we do work to make it worth your efforts. Thanks.
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5

It was great. The house was very clean and neat. The location was great close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. The downstairs was very very nice. We would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that our guests appreciate the location.
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Cole House was perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Cole House...Amy was a very gracious host and the home was comfortable and very well equipped; we had 8 golfers and there was plenty of room and a perfect lay out. Amy had some snacks and a few beverages in the fridge for us which was a very nice touch after a long trip into the Sandhills...We have been coming to Pinehurst for over 7 years now and this by far has been our favorite home; we will for sure stay here again. The locations is ideal....

Thank you Amy for making our annual golf/basketball trip a great success!!!

All the best.... Mike Maccio

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked it. The gal that cleans said y'all were thoughtful guests! We know the house isn't perfect but people seem to appreciate the ambience and the go-with-the-flow "imperfect" style. Really, it's hard to go wrong in the Sandhills. Hurry back!
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Cozy home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Cole House was perfect for our group of six golfers! Amy and Charlie made us feel very welcome, providing snacks, beer and wine when we arrived.

It is in a great location: less than a 20 minute walk to the Village, and every time we got in the van to go anywhere GPS said we had eight minutes to our destination.

The house--really, more of a cottage--is charming and, with the finished basement, it has more room inside than looks possible from the outside. The basement provided a comfortable place to gather, watch TV, or play cards. I think if we had wanted to cook our dinners, it might have been a challenge: The night we arrived, we picked up a couple pizzas and heated them at Cole House...one at a time. We cooked bacon and eggs each morning without any trouble and ate out for dinner, so, as I said at the beginning, Cole House was perfect for us!

Amy & Charlie, thanks for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maybe it's time to replace the little stove with a full size! Thanks for the kind words. Hurry back!
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Location

Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£514
for 3 nights
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£982
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £46.01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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