5 Star rated get-a-way in the heart of Chester County
About Rick Doughten
Rick and Wanda Doughten were both born and have lived in and loved Chester County all their lives. Married for 43 years, we have been blessed to call Groundhog College Road home for over 30 years. Recently we completed a wonderful Loft over our detached three car garage. We would like to share this elegant, romantic yet simple place with you.
Rick Doughten purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Rick Doughten chose West Chester
After living just outside the borough of West Chester for a number of years we jumped at the chance to own this lovely property just a few miles from town by roads, yet light-years away in peace and solitude.
What makes this Apartment unique
Located on a quiet country back road it's hard to believe how close you will be to everything. The Loft is convenient to, shopping, garment and nature groceries, fine or causal dining. Yet the Loft is secluded, peaceful, simply elegant, romantic, and luxury in relaxing surroundings. Planning a winter stay? Take advantage of our optional indoor heated garage parking. Dry and 50 degrees, it has a door leading directly to the Loft stairs. Stay warm and dry while getting into your warm car - $20 / night additional.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Relaxing and rejuvinating
We couldn't have asked for a better getaway than this one! The loft is gorgeous, inviting and cozy, full of luxurious amenities. The surrounding nature is simply beautiful. Our weekend away from our three kids was peaceful and so good for the soul, exactly what we needed!
Beautiful nature retreat, bathed in sunlight, withlovely of the surrounding hills and woods
The loft owners are on-site in main house, adjacent to the loft. They are very responsive and generous in accommodating your needs. The loft is high quality with beautiful heated hardwood pine floors, a modern, well equipped kitchen, and beautiful bathroom with spacious shower. They provide lovely linens and soft, cozy bathrobes and throws. There is a bird feeder at tree level and so many varieties to watch. The deer at dusk were stunning. I highly recommend this place for retreat and renewal!
Fantastic Private Retreat!
We truly enjoyed this lovely loft, it was a home away from home with everything you would need. The space was super spacious, and super clean. It was quiet and relaxing, highly recommend if you are looking for peace and quiet! Loved the balcony overlooking the woods and a never ending stream of deer and birds of all sorts to look at. Thanks for a lovely time!
Thank you for your review! Wanda andI agree, the Loft is one amazing place. You two were the perfect guess. Neat quiet and respectful. Hope to have you back in the spring when everything is green, birds are singing and the baby deer stat to come out of the woods.
Amazing quiet romantic and private!
Perfect high class get away, we wish we could have stayed longer than just one weekend!
I loved my stay at the loft.
It was clean and cozy and loved the bird feeder in the deck. I would definitely recommend friends to stay at the loft. Rick and Wanda were amazing host.
Beautiful setting and luxuriously appointed
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing break in this beautiful loft apartment! The open floorplan is friendly and inviting. Everything was scrupulously clean. Hosts Richard and Wanda thought of everything to accommodate our stay—from a welcome basket of delicious snacks to high-quality bath products. Stay in and self-cater a meal in the gorgeous kitchen or go check out the Victory brew pub!
We are located midway between Downingtown and West Chester, near the pristine Broad Run Creek, which feeds into the Brandywine River.
There are wonderful museums nearby, including Brandywine River Museum, Chester County Historic Society Museum, and Winterthur. Valley Forge, Brandywine Battlefield and many other historic sites are a short drive away.
For plant lovers Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer, Tyler Arboretum, and Morris Arboretum are nearby.
House and Garden tours are offered throughout the year, Chester County Day House Tour is probably the oldest and largest of those.
United Sports Training Center is just 5 miles away. Northbrook Canoe Company offers canoe rentals and is only 1 mile away. The Embreville Soccer and Field Hockey tournaments are within walking distance.
Famous wineries and Brew Pubs surround us. The world famous Victory Brewing is located only 6 miles away. The 1700’s Four Dog Tavern is nice walk (2.5 miles) or a short drive away.