NEW! Warm + Peaceful Home w/ Fire Pit on Haw River

Sleeps 62 BR1.5 BA


Let the soothing sounds of the water wash your worries downstream as you step into this countryside Pittsboro vacation rental! The 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home, known as ‘Old Mill Cottage,’ blends rustic charm and modern amenities for an escape that truly puts your soul at ease. With an enclosed porch, 2 Smart TVs, and a serene riverfront location, this gem lets you enjoy quality time with loved ones on your terms. For arts, culture, and regional libations, take a short drive to Chapel Hill!


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Washer


Location Details

OUTDOOR FUN: Terell's Creek (on-site), Haw River (walking distance), The Golf Club at Chapel Ridge (4.6 miles), Knight Farm Community Park (10.5 miles), The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company - river rafting tours (11.1 miles), Huckleberry Trail Farm (11.5 miles), Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (13.9 miles), Lower Haw River Trail (14.7 miles), Carolina North Forest (15.0 miles), Carolina Tiger Rescue (15.8 miles)

ART & MUSIC: Locally Grown Art Glass Studio (2.0 miles), GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance - Shakori Hills Community Arts Center (5.6 miles)

LOCAL LIBATIONS: Carolina Brewery & Grill (9.6 miles), FireClay Cellars (10.2 miles), Starrlight Mead (11.3 miles), Cloer Family Vineyards (24.1 miles), Chatham Hill Winery (34.9 miles)

CHAPEL HILL: Cat's Cradle (12.7 miles), Carolina Performing Arts (14.0 miles), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (14.8 miles), Kenan Memorial Stadium (15.0 miles), North Carolina Botanical Garden (15.1 miles), The Forest Theatre (16.9 miles), Battle Park (17.3 miles)

AIRPORT: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (30.6 miles)


5 reviews
  • Perfect spot!


    We stayed while touring UNC/Duke campuses; it was 20 min drive to Chapel Hill and we also took short (15min) to Pittsboro and Saxapahaw to eat and canoe the river. The house was very cool and the old mill was fascinating. Saw deer and caught crappie and bass in the creek. Overall 10/10!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Brian C.
    Published August 16, 2022
  • Beautiful home and location, gracious host


    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this location. The home was spotless, well equipped and beautifully decorated inside and out. It was a treat to stay there.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Mary G.
    Published July 29, 2022
  • Old Mill Cottage


    Our experience here was excellent! It was extremely clean and was exactly like the photos! The property owner could not have been more gracious! This property was very well thought out and attention was paid to every detail

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Anna N.
    Published June 8, 2022
  • Great retreat


    This place is amazing. Quiet and beautiful grounds overlooking a soothing waterfall and creek. Clean and cozy with a friendly host. Had everything we needed to rest and relax between college graduation events. Had a very small family gathering on the enclosed porch for lunch. I would highly recommend!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Christine C.
    Published June 1, 2022
  • This rental experience was amazing!


    As soon as we arrived, we knew this was the perfect getaway. You could see (and hear) the spectacular waterfall over the dam. We stayed in the Old Mill Cottage, across the street from one of the oldest working mills in North Carolina, named Baldwins Mill. We had the great fortune of meeting the owners who were gracious enough to give our family a tour of the mill. Old Mill Cottage provided plenty of space for my family of four. The cozy cottage was fully stocked with kitchen and bathroom supplies. They even had some literature for guests to read on the history of Baldwins Mill and things to do in the surrounding area. There were many on-site activities such as swimming, kayaking, and barbecuing. Plus, a few different outdoor seating areas and an enclosed porch, all with great views of the water. The dam created an incredible waterfall which provided the most serene, natural sound machine for the most peaceful sleep we have had in a long time. We are already planning our return visit to Old Mill Cottage.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rebecca K.
    Published May 11, 2022
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