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Cute And Cozy 2br 1ba Cottage At Broadhorn Farm

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Our cottage is the perfect place to stay for a weekend get-away-from-it-all trip. 2 BDRM (2 queen beds) and 1 BA decorated in a cool, airy style. Located right off I-35 just 20 minutes from Des Moines, IA. The bath has been restored to the era of the house. It's a perfect location for Madison County Covered Bridge Tours, Winery visits (there are 3 just a stones throw away). Iowa hunters, hot air balloonists and others traveling through Iowa or Iowans wanting a weekend away from the hustle and bustle. Daily Rate is $115 with discounts on week long and monthly reservations. Happy Travels!

Julie Donaghy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

We're in central Iowa - very good location for exploring all sorts of things around the state. We're also close to several water trails for kayaking or rafting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Truro in Madison County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Both bedrooms with light and airy cottage decor and queen beds. Daybed on lower level and kids beds available on request (pack n play & toddler bed)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Check in after 2pm unless otherwise arranged. Check out is 11am


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Cute And Cozy 2br 1ba Cottage At Broadhorn Farm
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the cottage over Easter weekend and had a wonderful time. Julie's cottage has all that you need plus some. The farm was a wonderful place away from city. We enjoyed the fresh farm eggs for breakfast and Julie would do anything to make our stay the best. Thank you Julie. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I don't know about "anything" ;-) but I do try to ensure guests are comfortable and pleased with their stay! Thanks for spending your Easter Holiday with us at the farm....we'd love to have you back sometime. Safe & Happy Travels!
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Great little place in the country

  • 4 of 5

While not real fancy our stay was very comfortable. We enjoyed the rural setting, cows in the nearby pastures, chickens roaming the barnyard. We had a small problem when we arrived but Julie took care of it right away and everything was fine. Even though we were busy checking out some of the nearby attractions and gone most of the day it was a peaceful place to return to.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you all were very comfortable! I get a lot of comments on just how comfortable the beds are and how cozy the house is.... I hope you all enjoyed the fresh fruit and cinnamon rolls and were also able to find the activities guides I left for you. Thanks for staying with us.
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What a refreshing country stay!

  • 5 of 5

There's so much to do in the area but the house is so nice we also just enjoyed staying in, having a bonfire and watching the animals. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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thanks for sharing your wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

The beds were so comfortable....it was the best night of sleep I've had in a long time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Nightmare - The review we never wanted to write

  • 1 of 5

We are very sad to leave this review. But, we feel that we need to, so that we can warn others. When we arrived the basement smelled moldy. We could barely see out the dirty windows, and the sills were fulls of dead flies. The stove was dangerous with all the burners igniting when we used just one. The mattress was good but the sheets were very uncomfortable (100% polyester). After two (out of three) nights, we were so tired and uncomfortable we just wanted to go home. I went over my message to Julie four times to be sure it was written kindly. She offered different sheets and to clean the basement; even offered us a different house. Very generous. We hoped it would be better. When we arrived, my husband asked me to chose a bedroom. The house is very near the interstate so we chose the room farthest from the noise. Both beds appeared to have dirty sheets, so we sent Julie a message asking for a refund. When I was waiting in our van for her reply, she drove up, marched over angrily and demanded we show her the beds. My husband had tried to clean off one of them; the other still had several hairs under the pillows. Julie yelled at us, accusing us of trying to get money out of them and making personal accusations that were very offensive.We were shocked. She yelled at us to get out. Most bags were still packed, but I needed to pack our food. She followed me into the kitchen and ran around banging chairs against the table. When I started to cry, she apologized for being harsh but continued to say terrible things to my husband. Her husband came and was even angrier, cussing out my husband. I thoroughly cleaned the kitchen and took our small amount of garbage from lunch. They ran around to see if we had stolen anything and threatened to call the police (crazy!!). We kept our voices calm and packed up rapidly, fearing that they would turn violent. We were so thankful to get out of there. An hour later she texted me and accused me of going back to plant hairs in the bed. Honestly! We have received no refund, and not even the deposit was returned (which she promised to do, according to the contract, pending inspection - and we had left the other house neat, even leaving a plant as a thank you gift.) It had been a long time since we had been able to get away as a couple, so it was heartbreaking. It is still very painful to talk about months later. We pray for them and wish them well. But, we certainly won't return or recommend them to anyone else.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The worst guest experience I've ever had. Most of my reviews are positive and if people have any complaints I promptly address them. But this couple wanted to complain about EVERYTHING and when I graciously upgraded them to the GuestHouse they immediately tried to find something wrong with the place. Apparently they couldn't because they pulled me out of a business meeting with a complaint about a hair on one of the beds. When I came over to see the alleged hair they couldn't show it to me. She literally pointed at clean, fresh sheets and when I said "seriously?" she said her husband must have brushed it off. I had to ask them to leave and they threatened to leave me a bad review....at that point, that was the least of my concerns. This couple seemed practiced at extortion and I wish I could warn other rental owners about them.
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Cozy Country Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We were greeted by friendly chickens upon arrival and enjoyed the eggs they produced for breakfast each day. The owners provided a cozy, homey stay. Much better than a hotel! We visited the cows and we're even able to bottlefeed a calf. We were highly satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really wonderful meeting you and having you on the farm....thanks for the lovely knitted washcloth "flowers".....made my day ;-) Hope you have a safe and happy trip back home.
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Two Saints Winery
Bridges of Madison County
John Wayne Birthplace
National Balloon Classic Field
"A must see with the family."
The Avenue of the Saints Event Center - Des Moines
"A great venue to hear some of your favorite bands and possibly some new ones"
Charles City
Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market
"Second largest in the country! Lots to see and do here on Saturday mornings from 7am - noon ..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Des Moines International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 35
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Truro, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £96.63
Cleaning £38.65 + Tax
Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in Time is 2pm unless otherwise arranged. Check Out time is 11am. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

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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