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Unique Retreat at the Art House

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Beautiful and Dreamy Retreat House 30 min. from Nashville for those seeking beauty and peace. Bike, hike, or kick back.

Inspiring contemporary/rustic setting with wonderful landscapes, Big covered outdoor spaces, decks, roomy gourmet kitchen.

Contemporary, earthy space for soothing the soul or tapping into all your creative inspirations, in a newly renovated, former art studio, which is set near my artist-built home and studio. Organic gardens, ponds, woods, creek walks, You will be staying in your own private home space, with fabulous kitchen and bath which includes famous 'Fernvale Spring Water'. TN hardwood floors can be found throughout the 1100 square ft. along with soothing bed and living rooms with nooks and enchanted spaces everywhere. You will have the surrounding beauty of private camping while enjoying all the amenities of a modern fully-equipped home, all to yourself.

Be in nature and away from it all, while having easy access to Nashville, Franklin, and the artsy hamlet of Leipers Fork. In addition, close to Cheekwood, numerous parks as well as the Natchez Trace Pkwy. Shopping, music, museums and all things within 15 to 40 min. Ponds, creeks, lovely walking, cycling and hiking in the most wonderful river valley, right outside your door.

More Details

Sydney Reichman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Sydney Reichman

I am a visual artist, sculptor, jeweler and now Inn Keeper.

I have been on this land since 1978 and with a dear friend, transformed it into a trashed out bombed out valley to an ecosensitized landscape.

You can read my story on line, at sydneyreichman.com

Why Sydney Reichman chose Tennessee

it is rural yet close to everything. Quiet, totally renovated once art studio.

What makes this cottage unique

peace and quiet and retreat


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Unique Retreat at the Art House
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Peaceful and magical!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for the weekend. It was so quiet and a wonderful place to get away! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, Tennessee

Art House in January

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing and very quiet. While the owner lived nearby, we never knew she was there allowing us our privacy. The area was beautiful and everything you could think of was available in the kitchen and bathrooms, seasonings, utensils, toiletries, fresh eggs in fridge. Very nice touch. Water from the tap is spring fed and UV treated. It was great!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina

Comtemplative Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here over Christmas holiday. Short drive from family who live in area. Awoke each day to nature's beauty, coffee and breakfast fixings courtesy of owner. Allowed me to gather myself for day's visits, activities and family time. Each evening I returned to the quiet and remembered the wonderful day with hot tea and lovely sunsets and starry nights. A good solitude that provides you deep breathes and space to appreciate.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to have you here and meet your wonderful family as well. Hope you can make it back someday!
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Nice Retreat

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Art House. It was very quiet and peaceful. Good way to get away from the daily noises and distractions. Nicely situated in a Tennessee Hollow. Be aware that you may not have cell service. Wifi is available for email and surfing the Internet. The hostess' house is only a few yards away in case of emergency. Also note there is no cable TV. There is a DVD player and small selection of movies. So if you really want to cut the cord from the world, you can do it here. Bring some groceries as the nearest store is a bit of a drive but the house is furnished with all the items you need to use to cook with. You won't want to leave the house anyway. The deck was my favorite place to sit and watch/listen to nature. Excellent place for writers too. Everything was clean and very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Setting, Super Comfy Accommodation

  • 4 of 5

This is quite the place! We enjoyed the woods and the birds and the art-filled property. Kitchen was fully stocked for us.

The house is sparkling clean despite being out in the woods.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing peaceful property!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome experience the Art House provides! Sydney was so helpful and thought of everything we could possibly need during our stay. Her attention to detail is admirable. The trees, the deck, the peace...all fantastic. The house was spotless, the beds were comfy, the kitchen was well stocked with necessities. I highly recommend you stay at the Art House. 20 min from downtown Franklin and 40 min from Nashville. Well worth the drive!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! for the beautiful review. You all were such a delight to host and I look forward to seeing you again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Bellevue Sports Bars, Westhaven Subdivision
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Edwin Warner Park
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Loveless or Pucketts

the address is 5251 Old Harding Rd. Franklin. TN. 37064

It is rural but I am located between Franklin, Leipers Fork, Fairview and Bellevue, all shopping Restaurants, everything you might need. 30 min. Nashville.

When you get to the mailbox, there is only one way to turn. Go down that Gravel Road to the YOu're Here sign and fork right...go past the ponds, my house , stay left back to the Art House. Door Open, Key on counter.....


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Franklin, Tennessee

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

This has been a nature preserve since 1978. Please keep outdoor lighting to a minimum as to protect that night sky and the creatures that come and go in the dark. Of course use discretion and use to insure your safety coming and going.
All water is Spring Water, with a UV filter, so drink up and take some home!

Owner'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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Franklin, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • wonderful ample bath with 2 x 5 ft lovely tiled shower with tiled bench, all brand new everything.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Cozy bedroom with queen bed, a writing nook, handmade furniture, art and wonderful closet space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
Away from it all but near so much, like Franklin, the Artsy Hamlet of Leipers Fork, Parks, hiking, canoeing or kayaking and the Historic Natchez Trace Parkway. Great Music in Franklin and Leipers Fork and Nashville just 35 min away

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