Welcome to Sheildaig Croft, a storybook cottage in a magical setting. This diminutive plaster-over-stone "antique" home is picture-perfect as a romantic retreat or a very special full-time home. Random-width old pine floors, exposed beams, period doors and hardware, and stone fireplaces are artfully melded with architect-designed, updated finishes. The kitchen takes advantage of every inch of space, making it a pleasure to do everything from heating a bowl of soup to creating a gourmet meal. There is a 4-burner Wolf range with a Viking industrial-style hood, open shelving, wood and stone counters, an under-mount ceramic farmhouse sink and a wrought iron pot rack located above the range for easy access. A cozy window seat is tuckedinto a niche next to a fireplace with a wood stove providing warmth and ambience. The inviting great room is anchored by a massive stone walk-in fireplace and features plaster walls, pine floors, beams and old doors leading to both the front and back gardens. Off the great room is a guest room/office with built-in bookshelves. A small but fabulous full bath with marble tile shower and clever trough-style wall-mounted ceramic sink completes the main level. Theintimate and serene main bedroom occupies the upper level. Here you'll find more exposed beams and lovely pine floors. The bathroom is sumptuous! Details include an oval free-standing tub, a gorgeous marble and polished nickel sink with shelf below, separate toilet room with a heated towel rack and a wall of closets. The grounds of Sheildaig Croft are as enchanting as the interior. Old stacked stone walls, handsome fencing, bluestone paths, perennial beds and an exquisite square pond with a mesmerizing fountain create a private oasis. The 2.5 acre property includes a detached two-car garage with loft storage, and a summer house at the back of the garden, reached by a short flight of stone steps. Here a stone patio and pergola present the ideal venue for quiet down-time or for entertaining. Inside this charming frame structure is a wood stove for chilly nights, a fridge and plenty of room for a party. Located just a couple of miles from New Hope and Lambertville, and all the shopping, restaurants, bars and entertainment options these towns offer; 67 miles to the Holland Tunnel; 63 miles to the Verazzano; 42 miles to Center City Philadelphia. There is regular bus servicefrom New York to Lambertville and New Hope, and the area is served by Uber, Lyft and local taxi.
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-New Hope. Selling Office: .