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Stone Barn/Loft on 70 acres bordering Octorara Creek

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

All Alone, yet so close. Stone Barn Loft restored by Stone Mason

This one of a kind country property is set on a 70 acre parcel that borders the Octorara Creek in S. Lanc. Co. Stonemason/owner restored barn/loft

with a floor to ceiling, entire stone wall fireplace with arched windows and built in book shelves. Hardwood floors, wood ceilings, herring bone brick as well.

Spring Gobblers, White tail deer, and birds abound on this private setting.

Night time here is truly spectacular.

The loft features Washer/dryer as well. Fully furnished kitchen. 2 bedrooms and

1 full bath. Elderly friendly for sure. 3 steps up from car to kitchen, all one floor.

Children welcome, pets considered.

More Details

Pat DeMeo
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Pat DeMeo

Tony & Pat DeMeo moved to S. Lanc. Co. 30 years ago to raise their children in the

country. Tony, an Italian Stonemason, came from St. Agnes Church in West Chester

and Pat was from St Thomas the Apostle in Glen Mills, Pa .Pat was a court stenographer at the Delaware Country Court House, Media, for years.

We were thrilled beyond belief to purchase the 70 acres of farm and woodland on the Octorara Creek. It was our dream to build a beautiful stone home, an authentic

reproduction, for our children.

Tony, with the help of his brother in law Rick DiStefano, began this labor of love,

to build his dream home right here.

Tony then restored the old stone barn foundation by hand and rebuilt the barn/loft over a period of several winters with his stonemason crew. A few years ago, Our oldest son Anthony and is wife Laurel finished off the inside of the loft. They stayed here just long enough to figure out they wanted to live in Montana, raise their family in BIG SKY, yes, Montana.


So we are now opening up this marvelous little

spot to vacation bound people to come and share in the beauty of this

peaceful country place.

Old Tony and his crew also restored the crumbling stone springhouse. Tony and his crew built the 2 stone walls that cross over the small stream as you enter the farm.

We would love to enjoy our place with guests as we plan to retire from the

stone masonry business in a few years.

We have managed to sneak away from our busy chores of the business and the

4 children who all played sports at Solanco High School, to explore, trial by error,

to help all you interested guests with our "learn the hard way" special spots.

Amish antique shops with amazing, stuffed to the max, furniture that is not

on line. OMG

Super little fresh produce stands, amish buggies, water sports on the Chesapeake

Bay, so much to see and do, you can't do it all in one trip.

Pat DeMeo purchased this chateau / country house in 1985

Why Pat DeMeo chose Nottingham

We wanted to move away from the congestion of Chester County and live in the

country where we could see deer, have a creek nearby, plenty of hills for sledding

and yet be close enough to the major highway to get back in to work and our families.

This property gave us all that we were looking for and more. The area has built up

significantly since we came out here, traffic now starts in Oxford., Pa. We

even have a Wallmart now.

Yet at night the stars shine down and at first light at sunrise, we always feel like we did move away to the perfect place, to the country, to enjoy our life. It's our Journey's End.

From here at the peaceful loft, you can pack a cooler with drinks and snacks and head out for day trips to Hershey Park, Washington DC, Gettysburg, Philadelphia,

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, MUSHROOM capitol of the World, Kennett

Square, MD Famous Blue Shell CRABS and the Chesapeake Bay are all close by. The

Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam, MD. Big attraction in the fall.

We are right on the Susquehanna River near Muddy Run State Park.

Elk Neck State park has a beautiful sandy beach resort for all the little kids.

Lots of great food all around for sure. Crabs and more crab shacks.

McGregors, down on the river is fabulous.

This area has just too much to do in one trip for sure.

Up N. In Lancaster County, you could be gone all day and not cover all there is to do.

Dutch Wonderland, Sight and Sound Theater, American Music Theater, ...

My kitchen chalk board has a basket with just a few brochures for activities

here in Lancaster County. Shoo Fly Pies, amazing Shady Maple Market!!!

Shady Maple Smorgasboard. BUT BY FAR, my personal favorite place is Carl

and Carol Groff's Plant farm in Kirkwood, PA.

People come in Casino Buses from New Jersey

just to fill up the bottom of the bus with flats, flats and more flats of Old Mr.

Groff's fabulous plants. I, Pat DeMeo, am surely their most patronizing customer

for sure. My garden was 1st prize one year.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Come and unwind, get away from the hustle and bustle, the stress that binds you.

Come and sit on the porch and slow down.

Night time here is heart warming for sure. The only light you see comes from our

main house below. Its far enough away to be welcomed and pretty.

Sunrise in the morning, comes right in the kitchen window.

Sometimes our dog Ranger might wonder up to see if you let him in.

Below, hiking distance is a small sandy beach on the Octorara Creek where locals like

to picnic on warm summer days. Just beyond the loft apt., over the field and down

through the woods, you can sit and see 1/4 mile of the Octorara creek with all it's

wonders, birds, wildlife, and peace of mind.

So come away from your hectic life, book a weekend here at "Journey's End" real


Guestbook comments from the owner

The award goes to Petro's. They traveled here from Australia, by far the longest trip

around the globe. Thanks for the

great review. Looking forward to your return to the States.

Pat & Tony
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Nottingham in Lancaster County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 full bath with washer/dryer in room, washroom, utility sink too.. plenty of cabinets for storage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2 cozy bedrooms with ceiling fans, wood ceilings, close to bathroom. Country quilts, antiques, chalk painted furniture, cross stitch wall art. Wooden shelf/peg racks for purses, etc.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
This stone barn/loft is situated on 70 acres. This parcel does border the Octorara Creel. Spring turkeys, whitetail deer, many different species of birds are all home to this place.


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Stone Barn/Loft on 70 acres bordering Octorara Creek
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 33 reviews

Cozy Quiet Country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely cottage on an equally beautiful property. A perfect escape in the country. Looks exactly like all the pictures. I would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great thumbs up! We really try our best. Pat and Tony
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Quiet relaxing atmosphere with a spacious warm living room. Owner Pat was very helpful. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a wonderful setting. Couldn't have been nicer

  • 5 of 5

Would love to come back in the summer to enjoy all the outdoor activities the area has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Garry, Thanks alot for the nice review. We try out best to make our place special enough for return trips. We are close to Amish Country, Longwood Gardens, Hershey Park and Gettysburg. and the Chesapeake Bay too.! Pat D.
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The Barn is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! was word when we stepped in the Barn. 5 of us spent a weekend there. the place is very clean and comfortable. if you have a busy life, want to have some quite time and close to the nature, this is the place to be. everyone of us enjoined every minute of it. Pat is very nice, considerate and helpful. She provided everything we possibility need, answered all my questions. we had a great time there. I will definitely go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our place for your precious time away from reality. I truly enjoy meeting all my travelers as they come thru this most peaceful part of Lancaster County. Tony and I tried our best to make our little spot one of a kind. Pat D.
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A great home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Pat is the best host ever. The home expresses love everywhere.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home and property.

  • 5 of 5

The home was cozy and comfortable for six people. The property is picturesque and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30.2
Damage Deposit £377.45

Please call Pat DeMeo c 610-955-5829 first before booking. Thanks, Pat D.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.