Property Crush

A $699k Storybook Cottage in the Rolling Hills of Bucks County

published May 25, 2017
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This charming cottage is in the countryside, but it’s not as far-flung as you might think. Located in the borough of New Hope, Pennsylvania, it’s about an hour’s drive from Philly and an hour and a half from New York City. This home is small — just under 1,300 square feet — but it’s brimming with charming details (exposed beams! fireplaces!) and thoughtful updates.


  • 6753 Phillips Mill Road, New Hope, PA
  • Located in picturesque Bucks County
  • $699,000
  • 2 bed/2 bath, 1,296 square feet on 2.5 acres
  • Property website

Things We Love About This Property Crush:

  • Pretty much everything
  • As all storybook homes do, this home has a name — Sheildaig Croft. Feel free to say it in your best fake Scottish accent.
  • The home was built in 1705. (Let that sink in.)
  • A small summer house is a short walk from the main house with a pergola and outdoor seating area. Guess who’s hosting all the parties this summer?
  • The kitchen is a mix of old and new with a stainless steel double door fridge and a Wolf range with Viking hood, farmhouse sink and open shelving.
  • The master bath has had quite an update since 1705 including a free-standing tub, a marble sink and heated towel rack.
  • Did I mention the babbling brook? Hrm, I didn’t see one either but this place feels like it should have one. Well, it does have a lovely water feature with a fountain.

Could this be the home for you? The home is listed by Fox & Roach if you’d like to learn more.

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