The Space20 ac. farmette that backs to a 500ac lake and 2000ac regional park. On site are three horses, a few chickens, a farm dog, a cat and a goat! The studio is on the lower level of a classic American four-square 1920's vintage farmhouse. The farmhouse has an expansive covered porch along two sides that guests may share. Access to the studio is down several steps and past a shared laundry to the private entry door. The living space is small and most suitable for a single individual who enjoys the country lifestyle, and appreciates privacy and independence, full kitchen and bath, and high speed internet service. There is no separate bedroom, but rather a twin size bed, upholstered reading chair, and desk with chair. A flat screen digital tv with built in DVD is mounted on the wall. Below the tv is a pull up dining table. On the wall beside the entry door are built in shelves and cabinets, and a small closet. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to participate in farm activities including occasional bonfires, movies projected on the farmhouse wall, fishing and seasonal deer hunting (licenses required) .animal care including egg gathering, horse grooming, and gardening. Interaction with GuestsPlease call or text to confirm your arrival time so that we can arrange to be on site to greet you and give you a tour of the property.
During the months of July and August, your hosts at the farm will be Lisa and Guillaume, Marilyn's daughter and son-in-law. Lisa is a real estate broker/artist, her husband a computer scientist/mathematician. They are parents of two sons ages 9 and 14.
Beginning September 1, Marilyn will be your host. Marilyn is looking forward to developing the gardens, converting the barn to a special event space, and preparing the property as a Bed and Breakfast and country wedding venue. Daughter Lisa and her family will be moving to their new home in Pittsburgh where Guillaume has accepted a faculty research position at Carnegie Mellon University. The NeighborhoodKilmarnock Farm offers guests unusual privacy and tranquility but also easy access to urban amenities. A "wedge of green" between the densely populated "corridor cities" along the I-270 High Technology Corridor, the village of Boyds has considerably more parkland and green space than either residential or commercial property. Residents and tourists alike enjoy bicycling along rustic rural roads, fishing and boating on the lake, hiking the many woodland paths, photographing the wide variety of waterfowl and bird population, deer hunting in season, and other activities inspired by the natural environment. A public library, regional arts center, community college, medical center, sports complexes, movie theatres, restaurants and shopping centers are 5 miles away in Germantown, about a ten minute drive Getting AroundThe MARC train, Brunswick Line, provides morning and evening service to and from Washington DC, Monday - Friday. The Shady Grove Metro Station is a 15 minute drive. A private vehicle is required for local transportation. Off street parking is available on site. Boyds is centrally located to major tourist destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region, with Baltimore, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Washington DC, Alexandria, Wolf Trap Farm for the Performing Arts, Mount Vernon within an hour's drive. Other Things to NoteThe farm backs to Little Seneca Lake, the largest body of water in the Washington Metropolitan Area besides the Potomac River. Fishing, hiking, bicycling, and birding are popular activities. The soccer fields and Discovery Sports Center, Sugarloaf Mountain and historic Frederick are only a few minutes drive. Boyds is centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic region, within an hours drive to a wealth of cultural and historical sites, including Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, Annapolis, Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Baltimore, Washington DC, and many more.