The Most Charming Cottage for a Summer in South Carolina
If you’re looking to get away to a quaint small town with endless charm, Lowndesville, South Carolina, is your next stop. Specifically, you should check out an amazing historical cottage that dates back to 1892, which the Harper family of Harper’s Ferry built. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage sits on an almost three-acre lot, so there’s plenty of room for the family. With practically endless porch and back patio sitting space, you can enjoy afternoon tea in a rocking chair on any side of the house. Once inside, you’ll find yourself surrounded by rich, original hardwood floors, framework, baseboards, and doors and multiple antique fireplaces. Although this historic home holds onto its roots, it’s had some necessary updates in the kitchen, bathrooms, and with electrical elements, air conditioning, and insulation. The home has tons of windows, so you’re never far from natural light and a view of the massive backyard. We gathered some of our favorite aspects of the home below, but head over to Trulia for more pictures and details.
A charming front porch, white paint, green roof, and blooming pink azaleas welcome guests right in. Even looking at this home is comforting.
We could sit on this porch with a glass of sweet tea and be totally content. There’s a swing and rocking chairs on the other side of the porch so you never run out of room for more friends to join.
Even More Porch
If the front porch wasn’t delightful enough, there’s a completely separate, spacious porch with plenty more rocking chairs that wraps all the way around to the back of the house.
In the foyer, you’re greeted by cozy vintage furniture, a beautiful chandelier, and gorgeous wood from top to bottom. The hardwood floors and trim are original, and the ceilings are 12 feet tall.
In a room off the foyer, you’ll find the first of a few very old and very beautiful fireplaces in the home. We’re obsessed with the original wood framework, floors, and baseboards in this room that reminds us of Grandma’s house.
In another room filled with antiques and rustic charm, we can imagine ourselves taking a lazy afternoon nap on this daybed.
The Dining Area
A spacious dining room (complete with another incredible fireplace) has the perfect table for sharing family-style meals, and there’s tons of natural light from those big windows.
We could never change these adorable vintage cabinets and knobs. And of course there’s even more natural light with those great windows.
The Master Bedroom
Yep, there’s another antique fireplace, and this one is in the most comfy master bedroom.
Summer cookout spot? Check! This spacious patio looks out onto a huge yard, and we spy the original caretaker’s cottage in the back. A nice sitting area, a green yard for the kids, and a side of history all in one place.
We weren’t kidding when we said the back yard was big. We can already see the family football tournament that you’ll host out here. In addition to the historical cabin, there’s even a large barn/garage with a storage loft for hiding clutter.