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Unique Retreat at the Art House

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 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


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
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 5
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Unique Retreat at the Art House
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
Keosauqua, IA

Relaxation with art and nature

  • 5 of 5

The Art House was a fantastic find. The house has everything you need along with a beautiful setting. Coffee on the porch in the morning and wine in the afternoon. Sydney was a wonderful host giving many suggests on places to eat and visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I was so happy to have you both here and hope you return sometime. You were wonderful guests! Happy Farming and Glassblowing! this year!!!!
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  • 5 of 5

Jackie said that staying at the Art House made turning 60 wonderful. We enjoyed our evenings together. Saturday and Sunday Katrina would get up and explore the property. Then we all enjoyed a delicious breakfast made with farm eggs that were left in the refrigerator and country ham from Ernies. We ate there Friday night and enjoyed it very much. We found people that we knew in common with Ernie. Saturday we explored Leiper's Fork and the country roads, ate at Puckett's and went to a concert at the Franklin Theater, Ruthie Foster." We loved the house so much and meeting Sydney. The cabin had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It is obvious that Sydney truly cares about her guests. We hope to return again with other friends to share this wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Franklin, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
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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"Nice, expensive, special"
Music City Roots
"Fantastic! if you are here on Wednesday Eve...the best deal on Music and never dissapointing..."
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant
"The one in Leipes Fork is our local fav. Great Music, Wonderful Village"
Merridee's Breadbasket
"Great for lunch, a real cute Franklin eatery and Bakery and in Old Town Franklin"
Red Pony Restaurant
"Love the Brussels Sprouts but I am mostly veg....these folks do it all but I have not had it..."
MacK and Kate's
"something for everyone!"
Bombay Bistro
"good Indian"
Koi Sushi and Thai
"I have heard this is good. Never eaten there"
Corner Pub
"good but it is a chain"
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



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