The SpaceOriginally, the master bedroom, in a bright and sunny home, surrounded with gardens, built in 1941, in a quiet neighborhood, we offer a queen size bed, writing desk & chair, a full bath and share of the common areas.
It's not every night you sleep in a room with matching drapes, wallpaper and dust ruffle! This room has refinished hardwood floors, windows you may open for fresh air, with lower half shutters for privacy, an unusual crystal light fixture above, and three desk lamps illuminate the room, a closet and large dresser to store your things, on the end stand is 1933 cathedral shaped Philco radio, on the dresser is a 1912 Victor II Talking Machine 78 RPM record player with a flower petal shaped horn. Wall decor includes a World War II vintage panoramic photograph of my father with his US Navy companions in the Philippines, and original drawings, and photographs. A full bath with both tub and shower is right outside your door.(URL HIDDEN). Guest AccessGuests are invited to to use the family room and living room with back to back fireplaces, walls decorated with American contemporary and Australian Aboriginal Art. A television offers local broadcast digital signals, a DVD and VHS tape players and some media, stereo record turntable and CD player, with an enormous collection of 33 and 1/3 RPM records and CDs offer entertainment as well. The dining room, kitchen, informal dining room, are also available to enjoy as well as the patio outside the mudroom with table, chairs, and hot tub, the rocking chairs on the covered front porch, and the rest of the gardens surrounding the home. Our washer and dryer are available should you need them. Three entry doors to the home, in front, in back in the middle of the house and at one end near the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsTypically I work from home, and I enjoy helping out as needed. I enjoy meeting and spending time with folks as does Kerin, on her three day weekends. She is usually out from 745 AM to 645 PM Monday through Wednesday. We travel frequently, but anticipate being home when we have guests at least part of the time. If you are neither in need, nor desirous of our company, we welcome you to enjoy your stay with privacy with minimal interaction with us, your hosts. The NeighborhoodThis area has many splendid old homes and mansions, proximity to more small towns with great agrarian landscapes in between. In the center of Barnwell is Lake Edgar Brown, and Turkey Creek, and Fuller park with lovely natural walks in all, places to sit, and boating and fishing opportunities. Nearly seven miles north of the square is Barnwell County State Park with more lakes for fishing and trails for hiking. Drive just a little further north and on the far side of Blackville, you may enjoy an infinite supply of fresh and reportedly miraculous spring water from the Healing Springs on God's Acre, and just a little bit further is South Carolina's oldest flea market in Springfield that operates Saturdays and Mondays.
Our house is about a two block walk to the IGA food store and the Country Cupboard Restaurant with Mennonite food store. Two more large restaurants, Mr. B's and the Lakeshore Grill are less than a mile. Common Ground is another morning cafe close by if you want someone to cook your breakfast as well as all your standard fast food establishments further down the street on Dunbarton Boulevard. We normally keep two bicycles available if you would like to use them. The Barnwell downtown "Circle" which is really square is about five block away and an easy walk as well, and it features the county library, a nearby post office, Pick of the Litter Thrift Store, hair and nail salons, and numerous other small businesses as well as the center of city and county government's historical buildings, and a Confederate War Memorial. Getting AroundMany of the streets nearby have sidewalks. There is room to park your vehicle all around our property off the street and there is always at least one parking space available at the Washington Street end of the circular driveway that goes all the way to Simms Street. There is a Barnwell County Airport nearby if you have a plane, but with no commercial flights. About 14 miles away in Denmark is the AMTRAK Station but arrivals and departures there are both about 2:30 AM. There is no local commercial cab or bus service available to the public. I will soon be picking someone up at the AMTRAK station soon and dropping them off a week or so later, so I may come up with a fee for that two AM something excursion. Other Things to NoteWe have pets, two cats, Johnson and Maddie, and one dog, Fonda. The dog is not allowed out of the back door to the circular drive because there is no fence; her fenced yard is out front accessible by the mudroom or original front door leading to the covered porch.