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Pot N' Kettle Cottages

Cozy Rentals in Leiper's Fork

Article by Jessica Wayman

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Franklin Lifestyle

These days, it’s hard to find places that remind us of the small towns we used to know. Fortunately, Leiper’s Fork’s premier vacation rentals, Pot N’ Kettle Cottages, are there to remind you of the good old days. With five different cottages to choose from - Tin Roof Cottage, Pickers Cottage, Coda Cottage, The Deal Cottage, and the Leiper’s Fork Inn - most of them within walking distance to the village stores and restaurants, you’ll be sure to receive the full, Southern, small-town experience.

The name, Pot N’ Kettle, with a certain ring befitting of the neighborhood, is an allusion to a running joke amongst friends based on the owners’ playful banter as a couple. Eric and Samantha Coghlan, now married for fifteen years, met in gemology school in San Diego, California. When they needed a name for their business, their old nicknames, Pot and Kettle, seemed perfect. After a trip to Leiper’s Fork in 2013 with their sons, Ozzy and Cash, they knew they had found the home they were looking for and moved there soon after. “I felt like it had a really good sense of community,” said Samantha. “We wanted to raise our children in a place
where they could be looked out for, and it was kind of an immediate feeling that it existed there.”

Now known as the Tin Roof Cottage, the house was once their family home in Leiper’s Fork. The red appliances in the retro-chic kitchen set an exciting tone as you first enter the house, and the eclectic décor keeps the fun going as you move through the rooms. Pieces like stained glass windows, the front of an antique car made into a buffet in the dining room, and curtain holdbacks
made of antique spoons are what makes this house so whimsical. Something catches your eye around each corner. At the same time, each room invites you to get cozy and enjoy a little R&R.

Around the corner is a house you can’t miss – partly because there’s a landmark antique truck sitting by the road in front of it with a sign that reads “Leiper’s Fork Inn.” The inn is a slightly larger space made up of two historic homes moved to the property and combined to make a perfect retreat for a wedding party or family reunion. Still small enough to be cozy, it is also close enough to the village for you and loved ones to saunter into town to shop, grab a bite to eat or listen to live music.

Pot N’ Kettle Cottages is a premier host meaning they provide nearly everything you need for your stay from cookware and paper towels to bath tissue and toiletries, and every guest finds a bottle of wine waiting for them upon arrival. Every house has a coffee station, fireplaces and even bicycles for taking rides down through the countryside or up the street to the village. “You come in here with your bags, and we provide everything else for you,” said property manager Maria Buttrey.