Pocono Manor Cottage House for Sale


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This beautiful home is part of a historic resort community dating back to the early 20th century. It won’t take much to fit it into this one.


If you dreamed of a chalet in the woods, why not aim a little higher and opt for this spacious “chalet” instead? It has the requisite woody character, and it offers both more comfortable digs and plenty of recreational opportunities around it. You will find it at 399 Manor Dr., Pocono Manor, PA 18349 | MLS images of the Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors via Keller Williams Real Estate – Stroudsburg, unless otherwise noted

The first Poconos resorts were established as group getaways: large inns and lodges, many of which were funded by people in Philadelphia who were looking for a place where they, their families and friends could get away from stress and city ​​pollution and enjoy the fresh air. In a rural area.

Starting with the centenary, hostels such as Mount Airy Lodge, Montanesca, and Pocono Mountain House have each welcomed hundreds of visitors to the Poconos each week during peak season. Around 1900 these began to be joined by developments where the hotel was the centerpiece of an entire village built around it.

Buck Hill Falls, founded in 1901 by a group of wealthy Philadelphians, is one of them. Pocono Manor, founded in 1902 by several Quaker families in Philadelphia, including the Strawbridges, is another. This Pocono Manor country house for sale is part of this community.

This beautiful stone and shingle house dates from 1916 and is located behind another larger house across from Manor Drive from the Pocono Manor Golf Club clubhouse.

According to owner Tim Cutler, this house most likely housed the staff of Pocono Manor. If so, they had very nice accommodations.

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The living room

It has a large living room with a stone fireplace. Stairs to the left of the fireplace lead to the two bedrooms and the bathroom on the second floor.

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Bedroom on the first floor

A small hallway connects the living room with the bathroom on the first floor and the third bedroom. This room, redecorated in knotty pine a few years ago, also contains the linen.

house for sale Pocono Manor cottage dining room

Dining room (“Library”)

The hallway also connects the living room to the room Cutler calls “the library.” And there are certainly plenty of books to justify the title. But take a good look: this library only exists on paper, that is, wallpaper. The tray’s ceiling and the location of the room suggest that it would function more properly as a dining room.

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Kitchen dining area

But, according to Cutler, residents did not often dine in the dining room. “They ate their meals at the inn, so the houses didn’t have full kitchens,” he says. Of course, no one can now have a meal at the Inn at Pocono Manor, as the hotel burned down in a fire in 2019 that many locals consider suspicious.

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Cooked

This means that the kitchen of this house, well suited for catering, needs a few appliances. It already has a fridge, table and dishwasher. A Thermador smooth top electric cooktop only needs to be connected to a circuit. But for now, it lacks an oven and microwave. You can see the spaces that await them in this image.

Florida room

Florida room

The dining room and kitchen have doors – French, in the case of the dining room – which lead to the Florida room at the rear. Its walls of windows overlook the vast wooded courtyard of this house. There is also a stone patio next to the kitchen.

second floor bedroom

Second floor bedroom

One of the upstairs bedrooms can accommodate a queen-size or king-size bed, while the other is long and quite narrow and configured for two twin beds.

second floor bathroom

Second floor bathroom

A large cedar closet connects this bedroom to the upstairs bathroom.

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Second floor bathroom

This room has its original paneling and original clawfoot tub, separated from the toilet and vanity by a stained glass window. This tub also has a quirky shower addition to its setup.

There is also a potential guest suite above the detached two-car garage. All you have to do to realize this potential is to arrange the interior space and the stairs leading to it.

However, it should be clear from what you see here that any work you do in this location will reward you generously, as is the case with other Pocono Manor owners who have brought homes here, including d ‘others belonging to Cutler. Located near the top of Little Pocono Mountain, Pocono Manor offers breathtaking views in places.

And while the hostel may no longer exist – there has been talk of rebuilding it, but so far that discussion hasn’t led to action – the golf course is still open. And beyond this one and its neighboring driving range is a network of hiking trails that lead through beautiful scenery and greenery.

Swiftwater Creek Falls

Swiftwater Creek Falls | Photo: Sandy Smith

One of them takes you to this cool waterfall on Swiftwater Creek.

And Pocono Manor also has the massive African-themed Kalahari resort hotel and indoor water park for a neighbor next door. When you don’t feel like cooking, you can dine at one of its many restaurants offering cuisine ranging from the simplest to the most refined.

Pocono Manor and Buck Hill Falls have a lot in common, including recreational opportunities, spacious turn-of-the-century “cottages” and hotels that bite the dust of recent memory. But there are two advantages to this country house for sale at Pocono Manor over those Buck Hill Falls cottages: It’s easier to get to from Philadelphia – it’s right next to I-380 Exit 1, about a two hour drive from town – and it has a much more attractive price.

THE FINE PRINTING

BEDS: 3

THERMAL: 2

SQUARE FEET: 2 432

SELLING PRICE: $ 354,800

399 Manor Dr., Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania 18349 [Bob Kelly | Kelly Realty Group | Keller Williams Real Estate — Stroudsburg]


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