The SpaceSeldom Scene Farm is a uniquely beautiful place, and the cottage is an amazing one-of-a-kind space, set across from the sheep pasture with views of the Kentucky River hills! Surprises await as you enter through the hand-crafted door, made from rich heart pine, sourced from the cabin's original walls and floors. Come into a light-filled, cathedral-like entry with gorgeous original hand-hewn log walls which continue into the living area, bedrooms and bath. Our guests are all loving the soothing space as well as the outdoor beauty, and most have said they wished they'd planned to stay longer.
Amenities include free wifi, new heated floors, A/C, original contemporary folk art paintings, photography and fiber art by the owner, reclaimed heart pine cabinetry, quartz and copper kitchen counters in new fully-equipped kitchen (range, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave), on-demand "instant" hot water, roomy bathroom with heated floors and tiled shower, spring water, queen memory foam beds (air mattress or couch available for up to 2 additional guests for a total of 6), TV with Dish Network, Apple TV, keyless entry, fireplace, washer/dryer, patio with seating and fire ring nearby. Wonderful for families, two couples, or a small group.
The cottage is all on one level, with the exception of one of the bedrooms, which has one step up into it and two small steps from the room down into the bathroom.
We have owned the property for nearly 30 years, the second owners since it was originally deeded to the Watts family in the Virginia Land Grant. The cottage has just gone through a year-long renovation/reconstruction by a master carpenter who specializes in historic properties. One room of the original cabin (making up one of the bedrooms) has been dated to the early 1800's! The previous owner was pictured here at the farm in the May, 1974 issue of National Geographic in a feature on the Bluegrass Region (you can see it in the cottage, in the album about the history/renovation). Most of the farm is wooded and left natural for wildlife (deer, wild turkeys, songbirds, foxes, coyotes, owls, wood ducks, bobcats, raccoons), and we have several conservation projects with native grasses and wildflowers.
We raised the largest herd of champion alpacas in Kentucky for years, but now keep just a few "pet" alpacas and llamas, peacocks, three Rocky Mountain horses, chickens for eggs and a flock of 20 longwool sheep (from which Lindy sources much of the wool for her fiber art). Several friendly dogs and a sweet barn cat live here, too.
The kitchen is fully-equipped and cooking-friendly, with pots and pans, toaster, blender, microwave, cooking oils and spices. It is also stocked with coffee, tea, cream, sugar, snacks, sodas, and condiments.
We enjoy sharing the beauty of the farm and Central Kentucky with others, and are proud and excited about the preservation and rebirth of the original cabin. Guest AccessYou may access the entire 450 acres, including the pond, dock and river for fishing (at your own risk and license is necessary at the river). Hike on our trails (exception: deer hunting season), visit with the animals, feed the chickens, etc. Please do not enter barns or paddocks without being accompanied by the hosts. We have some very friendly sheep (especially Jeffrey, Percy, and Mikey- all bottle-fed as lambs), and a curious llama, Finn, that stays with the sheep in the pasture right by the cottage. Interaction with GuestsWe interact as much or as little as you like and depending on our availability (our private home is 1/4 mile from the cottage). We are quick to respond at all times via phone, text or email, or will welcome you at the cottage if you would like. We provide local travel guides, and are happy to recommend restaurants, scenic roads, or just talk about the farm and area....
Lindy is an artist and photographer and occasionally teaches classes in fiber arts (dyeing, leaf printing on silk, felting, etc.). Class schedule available upon request or I can plan a custom class for you for an additional charge-just ask. Paul and Lindy are both private and social. We are nature-lovers, foodies, boaters, scuba divers and snorkelers. The NeighborhoodThe farm is west of Lexington and south of Frankfort in beautiful Woodford County, 15 minutes from Versailles and Frankfort. It is very convenient to several bourbon distilleries and horse farms! It will seem far the first time you come, but you will have little to no traffic and the drive is gorgeous! Our neighborhood is extremely rural, beautiful, safe, quiet and private. The nearby roads are very popular for cycling and sightseeing.(URL HIDDEN)Some of the world's most famous horse farms are just a few miles away, including Ashford Stud, home of Triple Crown winning thoroughbred American Pharoah. The Bourbon Trail's popular Woodford Reserve Distillery and the soon-to-open Castle and Key Distillery (previously Old Taylor) are quite close, as are Wild Turkey Distillery, Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, and more. Our private lane, road and trails are lovely for walking and jogging. The farm feels extremely remote, but we are just 15-20 minutes from great restaurants, shopping, etc(URL HIDDEN)The Kentucky Horse Park is 35-40 minutes away, Keeneland Racecourse and the Lexington-Bluegrass Airport is 30 minutes, Lexington is 35 minutes, the Kentucky State Capitol and Frankfort restaurants and pubs are 20 minutes, and Louisville is 60 minutes.
Some other favorite nearby attractions include Midway (great galleries, antique shops, and amazing restaurants), Kentucky History Center in Frankfort, Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass, and the beautiful Kentucky State Capitol. Let us know your interests and we'll try to guide you the best we can! Getting AroundYou will need a car. There is some public transit in Lexington and Frankfort, taxis and Uber are also available in the area. Other Things to NoteOur electric gate is closed on the weekend and at night. You will be provided with a gate code, as well as a code for the cottage door, with lighted keyless entry. There is plenty of parking in front of the cottage for two cars. Let us know if we can pick up groceries for you (if we are available); the Versailles Kroger has on-line ordering and pre-payment available.
Our house dogs live with us, and you probably won't even see them unless they're on a walk or riding around with us. We have one friendly barn cat. Finally, we have a Great Pyrenees dog that lives with "her" flock of alpacas and llamas up on the hill. She is very shy...