Quaint English cottage with historic board and batten siding.  Covered porte cochere makes loading and unloading the car nice and easy . . . and dry, if it's raining out.Decorative hand-pressed rustic accents adorn the front door.
House Content B&B in Mendon, NY: English Cottage
House Content B&B in Mendon, NY: English Cottage

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Charming 1830's historic English cottage on picturesque six-acre site:
•Lovely room with queen size bed, central air/heat, flat-screen TV, 1/2 and full bath, one with cozy Jacuzzi tub.
•In-room single-serve coffee maker. Self-serve buffet breakfast included.
•Access to an adjoining living room with mix of antiques & modern accents
•Back patio/shade garden with soothing fountain for relaxing
•Great central location for hiking, shopping, dining, and exploring the Finger Lakes wine country

The space

House Content B&B is a warm and welcoming country retreat for couples and solo travelers (females only). Here you'll find peace and quiet, not the hustle-bustle of a large inn, where people are coming and going. The living room is a comfy place to read and relax, play the piano, or enjoy a game of checkers. The grounds are gardens are also here for your enjoyment: read the morning paper on the back patio, find quiet time to yourself on the front porch, or stroll the grounds.

Guest access

Guests have access to my dining room, living room, front and back porch and patio, and the pretty six acres on which my home and barn sit.
The kitchen is also available to you for food storage in the frig and possibly some light cooking. We'll talk! :-)

Interaction with guests

I live on the premises, and am here for you, if you need anything. Forgot your hairdryer or toothbrush? No problem. I have back-up toiletries. Want suggestions for dining out, hiking, or shopping? Just ask. I'll do my best to make your stay comfortable and fun.

Other things to note

In addition to an in-room Cuisinart single-serve coffee maker, a light self-serve buffet breakfast will be available in the dining room. You can help yourself, and dine wherever you like - in your room, in the dining room, or on the front porch or back patio.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

- Kind, respectful couples and solo travelers (female only) are welcome at House Content. Also dog lovers. I have an adorable English Springer Spaniel. I named her Scout, after the feisty little tomboy in "To Kill a Mockingbird." She'll love your attention.
- Feel free to call me to discuss your reservation, if you have any questions. I may "bend" a House Rule, in some cases (e.g., for pets and infants), after we have a conversation.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Carol User Profile
August 2017
Gwenn made our first Air B&B experience the very BEST! We loved everything from her warm and welcoming greeting, her exquisite home, the incredible breakfast ( I can't believe she squeezed the oranges for fresh juice!) and the beautiful comfy bedroom! Her location was perfect for us, her recommendations for dinner was great and her lovely gardens and property made for a lovely leisurely evening walk. We look forward to another trip to the area and we will definitely book with her again!

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Gwenn was so kind and her house was so pleasant and peaceful. We loved everything about it. Even the drive out to her home was incredibly beautiful. She made sure to take care of anything we needed and even had breakfast for us. We had such a fun experience and would recommend staying with Gwenn to anyone going to this area!

Paul User Profile
May 2017
We spent one lovely night in Gwenn's home, and loved everything about our stay. Gwenn is such a gracious hostess and made us feel at home the moment we entered the door. Our beautifully appointed bedroom, decorated with antiques and featuring a large bathroom and even a powder room, was extremely comfortable. And we couldn't have asked for a nicer host. From nuts and berries in the room to a simple healthy breakfast to recommendations about restaurants in the area. Gwenn went out of her way to make our all-too-short stay a complete delight. If we ever travel to the Finger Lakes/Rochester area again, we would definitely stay at this Airbnb again.

Paul User Profile
May 2017
Gwenn is the perfect host. We were welcomed right away at her beautiful home. Everything about our stay was a joy. Her dog is so sweet and friendly, the grounds are great for a stroll. Breakfast was just what we needed-- fresh fruit and tasty pastries. We highly recommend Gwenn's place.

Anne User Profile
April 2017
House Content was perfect in so many ways! First, we loved the central location in Mendon: 20 minutes to Rochester, 30 minutes to the Finger Lakes, 10 minutes to the charming village of Pittsford along the Erie Canal, 10 minutes to a fabulous mall, a few minutes to shops and restaurants in the hamlet of Mendon and just steps to a gorgeous park with scenic trails. We had dinner at Mendon's Black Horse Bistro (delicious) and then popped across the street for live music at The Cottage Hotel. So fun! Our super-clean, quaint room had every amenity we could ask for: a private bath, TV, comfy bed with fluffy pillows, and single-serve coffee maker. Plus, the self-serve breakfast provided all that we needed to start our day, from yogurt to granola, muffins to fruit. Gwenn was delightful, so kind and welcoming and so full of good ideas (which trails to hike in Mendon Ponds Park; which wineries to hit in the Finger Lakes; which galleries to visit in Rochester; and where we could rent bikes to bike along the Erie Canal). Final delight? Watching the sun set from Gwenn's lovely back patio, with a glass of wine in our hand and her sweet Springer Spaniel Scout by our side.

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