We have always had visions of owning an old farmhouse with several acres of land. A place to grow beautiful flowers, vegetables and fruit trees. Enough land to let the Scotties run around and play until their hearts are content. The biggest dream is to have the farmhouse within minutes of the ocean. We love the coast and the cooler temperatures.
Last week we took a much needed little getaway. At the hotel I found a stack of “What’s On The Market” fliers. I always grab these freebies to see what is on the market and what the going prices are for that particular area. Inside the flyer was information about this little home. We got out our trusty map and found the property. It is vacant, so – of course – I got out the camera. I just HAD to share this with you! The home is 100 years old, refurbished and sits on 3 acres of rural farmland. The property has 25 fruit trees, a huge yard, a perennial garden, sheds and a porch swing. Ideal……charming……and oh-so-sweet. Come along, let me show you……
Enter through the front gate and be met by the neighborhood watch cat, Mr. Bulldog. Duhgall and Fiona had to wait in the car because we did not want Mr. Bulldog to be chased by some wild and crazy Scotties.
How did I know the cat’s name? Well, this home is in one of those rural neighborhoods that everyone watches out for each other. A sweet woman came over and introduced herself and said that this is the very best area that she has ever lived in. A great sales pitch, for sure!
A lovely perennial garden with vibrant colors of blues, orange, yellow, pink and white flowers. The flowers thrive in the cool coastal weather – and so do we! The beach is only a few miles away – as the crow flies.
Lovely soft buttery yellow paint, a red door and a perfect little front porch.
Mr. Bulldog wants to show you more….walk this way.
****swoooooooooning**** over the paint color and chandelier! The wide molding is perfect and great contrast to the lovely wood floors.
One of the outbuildings on the property. I think that this one could be made into a lovely studio for me to create in – or NOT! It is a perfect spot to have a little flower and veggie garden. The shed could be fixed up and painted. Could you just see little flowers boxes on the outside and a little white frilly hammock next to it?
Time to sit and relax and tell a few stories as we sit on the swing. I think one of the reasons I love this home so much is that it reminds me of my Grandma Philpot’s home. She had a white swing just like this and I would spend hours on it just swinging back and fourth.
At this time in our life, we are not moving, however this is totally the home of our dreams. Simple, quaint, rural and coastal.
I sweet little farmhouse to dream about……sweet farmhouse dreams.
PS: some of you have asked what the listing price is, so I will share that...
...too much for my shallow pockets, but nonetheless, dreamy!