The Bucolic Fearrington Village {Fearrington House}

Just a 15 minute drive from my home and you will encounter this:

Welcome to Fearrington Village..

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A most bucolic setting for a community of homes that make you feel like you are in the New England countryside…

Where there are elegant shops, a spa, 4 restaurants which includes a 5 star restaurant…

……inside the Fearrington House Bed and Breakfast.

Fearrington Village…. where you are greeted right away by these wonderful creatures:

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A Belted Galloway Cow…What we locals here call, “The Oreo Cow”….

As you know, Chapel Hill is the birthplace of the OREO cookie……

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A very thirsty cow….temps got up to 103 today!

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Today, hubby and I braved the heat and had a nice lunch at the Belted Goat Cafe…

…..located in the bucolic Fearrington Village…home of the famous Fearrington House B&B and 5 star restaurant…

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They also have the Belted Goats there…but they must have been inside…staying out of this awful heat!

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We sit at tables that are hand painted by local artists…

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And even their trash cans are hand painted with adorable scenes of Fearrington….

A portion of the cafe….

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And here is Melina…the first coffee roaster in the Southeast…

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No wonder I love this cafe…

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Adjacent to the cafe is a beautiful shop of fine things…as Juliska, Dash and Albert..

…..and I came across these cuties:

……….Wasp catchers!!…Bought one!!

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Even though the temps have been brutal…they maintain the flowers there beautifully…

……….the front facade of the shop.

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The side facade of the shop….

And now the entrance to the Inn….The Fearrington House

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Gorgeous pathways wind along gardens throughout….

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An area where many weddings are held…

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Adirondack chairs in front of the Inn with the beautiful views….

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More views of the inn….

….and then a path will lead you to the barn….

………Where they hold many functions…and workshops.

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THE BARN……

Then you walk across the street, you will find the wonderful McIntyre’s Book Store

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Where they hold many wonderful events….

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My Granddaughter loves this book store…..

Next door is another restaurant where we love to dine….

…..wonderful food, wonderful ambience.

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Lots of outdoor dining there….

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And here is a very patient hubby…..

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He is sitting in front of the coffee shop….where the outdoor dining is wonderful on a cooler day!!

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Say Hello!….

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You can find birdhouses like this one all throughout the village….

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And pretty houses dotting the streets….

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The bank and ATM blend gently into the landscape….

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Just love all the picket fences!!

Across the street, you will find more shops and the spa…

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You will also see these beautiful local works of art throughout the village square…like this whimsical whirligig..

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Such a beautiful place…just 15 minutes from a bustling city…

…..I guess this is why I love this area so much!

Hope you enjoyed this place as much as I do….

And the hot and thirsty “Oreo Cows” bid you a fond farewell…until the next time….

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Comments

  1. What a beautiful village. I can’t wait to hear what they tell you in regards to our “project.”

  2. Thanks for sharing this beautiful spot! Love the “OREO” cows!!! Tha is too funny! Hope you had an awesome weekend, Shirley. XO, Pinky

  3. What a quaint little village! LOVE the wasp catchers!

  4. I really enjoyed seeing Farrington Village. What a beautiful, captivating place, so homey with such a neighborly feeling. thanks, Shirley, for that visit. How many homes are in there, do you know? Fabulous pics.

  5. I adore this tour Shirley!! The cafe and shop, the wasp catchers are wonderful!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  6. Thank you for the tour, Shirley. It has been several years since I was there and I had forgotten what a tranquil place this is. I think we need to plan a girls day out there!

  7. Shirley, What a fun tour! The cows are too cute as was the giraffe. Too bad the goats were hiding.
    What a lovely place to dine and just amble around. So special that it is close to home.
    Have a wonderful week, Ginger:)

  8. Poor little hot, thirsty cows! Looks like a nice spot, though!

  9. I love planned communities like this that give off such a serene, calm atmosphere. What I wouldn’t do to be able to walk to a book store or coffee shop within the neighborhood!

  10. creativehome8 says:

    What a lovely place, Shirley! I love little shopping areas that look like an old fashioned town setting. I would definitely have visited that book store. I love books and am always looking in book stores when I come across them.

    • btc1951 says:

      We love Fearrington Village and go there often too. You captured it beautifully. I may wait for cooler temps before going back though.

  11. Shirley! One smart cookie~ LOL! How did I not know about the Oreo and belted cows & goats? My BFF’s hubby went to medical school in Chapel Hill and they stay at the Fearrington House from time to time but I’ve never been. Looks like a fun visit despite the temps! Love the painted tables at the cafe :)

  12. Linda Miller says:

    One of our most memorable dining experiences ever was at the Fearrington House Restaurant…an absolutely delicious, seven course dinner with impeccable service. Thanks for the memory from years gone by. It is a beautiful place.

  13. I love the oreo cows! What a beautiful post, Shirley! And you should hold your tri-state get-together there!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    karianne

  14. What a beautiful place my husband I love places like this. Love the cows.

    Cynthia

  15. Where is this Shirley?

  16. Fearrington Village is a long time favorite for us. There are always pretty sights to see, and the tranquility is a welcome change.

  17. This spot is just so picturesque! It looks absolutely charming, and if you hold your tri-state blogging event here, you better add CA to the list, because I think I’ll be crashing it otherwise!

    Lovely photos, Shirley! Looks like a fabulous place!
    xo-Lisa

  18. Oh, gosh….how incredibly beautiful and relaxing!!! I could just spend hours and hours there, taking it all in!

  19. What a beautiful place Shirley! thanks for taking us along:)

  20. Wow, such a neat spot! I love all the signs for each store! And of course the cows and the silos remind me of home in Indiana :)

  21. Hi Shirley,

    I hope you had a Happy 4th! I’m just now getting to respond to your greeting from last week because my husband took off work Wed. through Sunday, and I’ve realized I CANNOT get any blogging done when he’s home. I sat down to try and type a post last night, and he kept interrupting me, so I finally just gave up. Sigh. Anyway, we rode over to Fearrington Village one day about a year ago, but we didn’t really stay and visit because it just wasn’t my husband’s cup of tea. I thought it was cute, but what do I know? I love the “Oreo cows”; I did a post on them last fall because we saw some in the mountains of Virginia one day while we were riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    I enjoyed your post — thanks for sharing all the great pictures! Hope you have a good week.

    Denise

  22. Awww thank hubby for me, I admire his patience and I loved the tour!!

  23. Well, this is where I live! Thanks, Shirley, for alerting me to the post! It is a fabulous place to live… we walk everywhere (I just bought a bike), the Farmers Market is here every Tuesday, and the people are wonderful. So many new friends…

  24. What an amazing place. Love the Oreo cows!

    Happy to have you at “Oh, the PLACES you’ve been!”

    – The Tablescaper

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