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Family Farmhouse at Down Yonder Farm

Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Rates from USD $3800 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From Now until December 22, 2024


Our family is excited to be opening our second-generation home for limited short-term and monthly stays! The Farmhouse at Down Yonder Farm is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home built in 1909, with a large addition added in 1990. With original hardwood floors, bead board walls and ceilings, wide porches, and plenty of space, the house can easily host a large family or group of friends. THE SPACE Down Yonder Farm is a 50-acre family property in northern Orange County, just 20 minutes from downtown Durham, 35 from Chapel Hill, and 15 from downtown Hillsborough. Set back half a mile from the road and surrounded by forest, you can expect quiet, beauty, and plenty of nature and history to explore. The family Farmhouse sits in the middle of the property with a view of sprawling meadows and a small pond. Explore our trails through the surrounding woods and visit the 40-year-old dock on our little pond. Swing in the shady grove and have coffee in the sunny backyard. Up at the barn, say hello to our two donkeys and the friendly barn cat. GUEST ACCESS Guests have exclusive, private use of the house, porches, and hot tub. You may also enjoy the many other outdoor spaces. The owner comes to the farm most days for maintenance and upkeep and is happy to help with anything you need. For the most part, guests have the property entirely to themselves. REQUIRED READING: Down Yonder Farm is our family's longtime home with a long, rich cultural history. All guests must agree to read and sign a document containing important information before your stay. Please make sure to read our house rules below before requesting a stay. INTERNET AND PHONE SERVICE The farm is equipped with DSL internet and WiFi. We use WiFi for phone calls, as cell service can be spotty depending on your carrier. There is a reliable landline. SAFETY Our 115-year-old house is well-cared for, with the inevitable joys of historic houses! There are also hazards that come with the territory for farm properties. Certain outbuildings, barns, and other spaces are strictly off-limits to guests. Guests assume all risks of being in natural settings and on a farm property. EVENTS AND GATHERINGS Parties, events, and large gatherings beyond the registered guests are strictly forbidden without prior written permission. For inquiries about nonprofit or corporate retreats, small private events, day visits, etc., please reach out through our website. (An easy search should get you there!).




2,500 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From Now until December 22, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We are available for month-long rentals starting July 2024


House in Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States

Closest University

Duke University

Nearby Universities
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | North Carolina Central University | Durham Technical Community College
Nearby Cities

Durham | Chapel Hill | Hillsborough

Comments: Private house on 50 acre farm property

Explore the Area


  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Near Woods

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $3800 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: A small discount may be available in exchange for feeding a friendly barn cat and two donkeys once daily.


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Ask about smoking in the home

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

A small discount is available for feeding a barn cat and two sweet donkeys once a day.

I would like help with plants or garden

Please keep our house plants happy!








Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

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Comments: We have DSL internet which is pretty slow. Expect fairly reliable TV streaming, basic internet tasks, and zoom, but for important meetings or large uploads, plan to do those tasks elsewhere.


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