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Idyllic Country Living Within Minutes of Keeneland and Lexington.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4200 Sq. Ft., 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 6-acre Yard Surrounded by 250-acre Farm

This beautiful modern farm house is only seven years old but looks as if it has always belonged where it is. Located on a working family farm, it is still only one mile from downtown Versailles, less than 15 minutes from Keeneland, 20 minutes from Lexington attractions, and within 30 minutes of several historic bourbon distilleries. Woodford Reserve Distillery is only six miles (about 10 minutes) down incredibly scenic McCracken Pike. The Kentucky Horse Park is just over 30 minutes NE of here.

The five bedrooms include a first-floor master suite with king-sized bed (bathroom has air jet tub and shower that is also a steam shower), two second-floor queens that share a full bath with separate shower and clawfoot tub, and two downstairs bedrooms, one king and one queen, that share a bathroom with shower-tub combo. All three full baths have two sinks. Downstairs rec room is 800 sq. ft. and contains a 48-inch flatscreen tv (Wii and satellite tv), pool and air hockey tables, and dart board.

Living room includes a beautiful fireplace with elevated hearth (firewood supplied), a loaded bookshelf, and a cushioned window seat that is another wonderful place to just BE. Plenty of board and card games are available in the drawers below the window seat.

Because the second floor is only a half-story, the gourmet kitchen and adjacent dining room feature vaulted ceilings over 20 feet high. A second-floor loft overlooks the area and includes a smaller television. It can also be a great space for yoga or a similar workout routine. Kitchen includes induction cooktop, double ovens, an adjoining bar area, copper sink, soapstone countertops, and all necessary appliances and utensils. Massive picture windows throughout the home feature beautiful views of surrounding yard and farm.

Dine in, or, if the weather cooperates, enjoy a meal on our spacious screened porch. The suspended bed is perfect for an afternoon nap or time spent with a great book. A pet miniature pig and three outdoor cats may come to say hello and are entertaining sights as they patrol the yard, but they will require no care and little contact (if that is your preference).

This is a comfortable yet elegant family-friendly home. We know you'll love it as much as we do.

More Details

John and Flora Platt
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About John and Flora Platt

John and Flora Platt have lived on the family farm for 21 years and in this home for 7 of those years. We love this land and our surroundings, and it's more than simply a building when we talk about HOME.

John and Flora Platt purchased this house in 1792

Why John and Flora Platt chose Kentucky

We find this site is the perfect combination of country living and accessibility to Versailles, historic Midway, and Lexington.

What makes this house unique

Tranquility and beauty surround the home, so it's the perfect place to truly relax.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Versailles in Woodford County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master bathroom (includes steam shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor bathroom (with LARGE clawfoot tub)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Half-bath in main hallway on main level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master guest room (downstairs)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest room (downstairs)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest room (2nd floor)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest room (2nd floor)
  • Our beds accommodate 10 people. Air mattresses will be provided for parties with over 10 members. Maximum occupancy for this home is 12 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • tennis


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Idyllic Country Living Within Minutes of Keeneland and Lexington.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful property with excellent amenities

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house along with my brother and his family for a small family vacation. The house was perfect in that it provided us the opportunity to spend quality time together whether it was in the pool, playing outdoor games in the large yard or hanging out on the screened in porch. The house was very spacious and easily accommodated 4 adults and 6 kids. We loved our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation in Kentucky

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family loved the house and location! Flora and John were great hosts and our grand kids loved it when Flora would let them go out by the horse and goats at feeding time

in the mornings! - The friendly pig that have the run of the yard and the 3 cats and 2 dogs

were also a delight for the kids - the home was roomy and we probably spent 75% of our awake time on the large screened in porch - even when it rained it kept dry - besides that it was facing the pool so the kids could swim while an adult was sitting in the porch. We were not sure about the electric stove but we were surprised on quickly it boiled water and changed temperature so quickly - we actually got to love the stove! - also the hot water was quick when going into the shower- no waiting for the hot water to begin!! - the property was great - well enough off the street so no road noise and it was just great being on a 250 acre farm!

The location was also perfect as the Woodford Distillery was only about 10 minutes from the home and the road was perfect for bike riding - not kids- adults - the roads are very smooth but be prepared for some big hills! - All our kids and grand kids said can we come back here

again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing, you could not pick a better home. The house is perfect for a family gathering equipped with everything you could need. John and Flora were very accommodating and easy to work with. Would definitely return to this property. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horsey Hundred Bike ride group

  • 5 of 5

Ten friends from VA, DC and NC enjoyed 4 nights staying in Flora and John's wonderful farm house over Memorial Day weekend 2017. A perfect house for a crowd. The five bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and quiet. The back porch is a great place for a gathering ~ roomy, with farmhouse table and comfortable chairs, and even a large porch swing. We enjoyed two afternoon swims in the salt water pool! The kitchen is well stocked and roomy enough for everyone to make and eat meals together. Flora and John could not have been more helpful prior our arrival answering emails and providing restaurant suggestions and cycling routes. We came to town to cycle two days in the Horsey Hundred annual cycling event held out of Gerogetown College. Both days had splendid scenic cycling routes. We loved every minute of the event and our stay in Versailles. One of the highlights is the family pig, Piggy Smalls, who roams the farmhouse property like a cat or dog. She, plain and simple, just makes everyone smile!!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit! House is in a gorgeous setting, peaceful, comfortable, plus the owners thought of everything! Loved the steam shower, open kitchen, stone fireplace, and screened porch. Great spot to come back and relax with some bourbon at night! Owners were great to work with! Definitely will be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home is just as advertised; spacious, light and airy, well appointed. We were centrally located

  • 5 of 5

Dufont was the perfect place for our New Hampshire friends and family to gather with us for the week surrounding our son's wedding in Versailles. Plenty of space for everyone to gather together. Also plenty of private areas for folks to have some quiet, down time. Also the bedroom/bathroom layout was perfect for all us getting ready on the big day! Plenty of room for parking and convenient to the airport and local attractions. Sunrise from the back porch and sunset from the living room were spectacular!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Lexington Blue Grass Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Woodford Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ricardo's Grill and Pub
Car: necessary

Only one mile from beautiful, historic downtown versailles and only two miles from the largest kroger in kentucky. A wonderful service available at our kroger is the option to order groceries ahead of time and have them ready and waiting for pick-up at a specific time. Search kroger website for their versailles location, set up an account, shop online, set your delivery date and time, and the first three times you use this service it's free. You don't even have to leave your vehicle when it's time for pick-up.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Versailles, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £86 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £115.41
Refundable Damage Deposit £384.7
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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