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Stirling Cottage At Ozark Highlands Farm

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

Newly remodeled, Stirling Cottage is the bigger "sister" property across the road from the Cottage at Ozark Highlands Farm and a perfect location for family reunions, personal or small group retreats and celebrations of all kinds. Stirling is a 1930's -era hand-built stone and wood farmhouse, with five bedrooms, and 2 1/2 bathrooms (another full bath is being planned.}

"Twigs" is the master bedroom, with king-size bed, chaise lounge, whimsical decor, and views of our east fields.

"Vintage" offers two antique double beds and decor with four large windows showcasing stunning sunsets. An extra mattress is tucked under one of the beds.

The "Sunroom" is the smallest bedroom on the main floor, but has windows embracing two whole walls. It is filled with cheery light and peaceful ambiance. A comfortable daybed with trundle underneath allows two people to enjoy this sunny room.

"Maps" and "Blooms" are two dormitory -style bedrooms on the second floor with half-bath.

"Maps," a room the guys will like, is decorated with artifacts and antiques and has three twin beds (one is X-long) ; while "Blooms" for the gals, is decorated with bright colors, floral fabrics, and wicker. It has four twin beds.

Stirling is situated on 60 beautiful, serene, stress-reducing acres offering hiking, nature-watching, playing in our cool, refreshing creek, or just sitting on the deck enjoying the sights and sounds of the country. Some camping is also permitted on the grounds for an additional charge. PLEASE NOTE: I cannot accommodate animals indoors because so many of my guests have allergies.

I love to host family reunions, getaway and craft retreats, birthday parties, anniversaries, and events of all kinds! Please contact me for specific pricing.

(Ask about our discount for clergy retreats and active military personnel.)

More Details

Property Manager
Merre Putnam
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, un poquito Español
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Merre Putnam

I love: playing games with children (and adults); creating, repurposing, and designing things; learning; gardening; reading; anything having to do with off the beaten path adventure; fun; uniqueness; and bargains. It is a huge delight to offer a place where people can decompress from life's demands, quiet themselves, and find true relaxation and peace. Helping people is energizing to me, but the best is hanging out with our 8 children (4 original and 4 spouses) and eight grandchildren. I enjoy traveling and staying with other Airbnb hosts.

Merre Putnam purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Merre Putnam chose Carthage

Many of my guests have found it so difficult to get off the "fast track", be kind to themselves, and just be in a peaceful, beautiful, quiet place where they don't have to "do" anything.

Stirling is such a place and I love providing it for people to rest, recharge, and restore.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Carthage in Newton County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Animals are strictly not allowed indoors. We are on a septic system and appreciate it if guests would use trash cans for soiled paper.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 (Blue Bath) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 ("Green Bath") - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , The half bath has a toilet and sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom ("Twigs") - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Men's Dorm ("Maps") - 3 Single Bed , 2 regular size twins plus one tall size
    Girl's Dorm ("Blooms") - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , one twin is an airbed
    Vintage - 2 Double Bed , there is an extra mattress tucked under one of the beds
  • Larger groups can be accommodated using airbeds if occupants don't mind close quarters.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Interaction with farm animals may be arranged for a "Farm Stay" theme: Play with cats. Feed treats to horses. Collect eggs from chicken house. Milk goat when fresh.


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average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

We really enjoyed staying at Stirling!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Stirling house with my husband and I and our 4 kids. The house was spacious for us all and very comfortable. Merre and John are great hosts and very hospitable. Thank you Merre for the fresh bread and eggs. We really enjoyed them! Also the kids loved the chickens. They enjoyed watching them and the baby kittens. We all enjoyed staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Josh and Charlotte -it's always a pleasure to have you! I appreciated so much how tidy you left the house and your integrity in declaring and fixing something that got broken. I look forward to the next time you're able to come!
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Wonderful accommodations, hospitality, and environment

  • 5 of 5

Merre was a lovely host: gracious, helpful, hospitable, and available. Her home is charmingly decorated, comfortable, and spacious.We had a wonderful visit!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful, tastefully vintage oasis

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I are extremely thankful for the opportunity to stay in this incredibly beautiful home and setting. From the decor, to the cleanliness, to the homemade bread, to the farm animals...we loved every minute of our stay. Merre is an outstanding hostess with the gift of hospitality. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stirling Cottage review

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous getaway. We stayed two nights and loved every minute. We were greeted to the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon/raisin bread that was delicious. The kids loved gathering the eggs for breakfast both mornings. The accommodations were great, there is nothing about our stayed I would have wanted any different. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, Thank you for your kind words - was a delight to have you all stay and I'd love to have you back any time!
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House was very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Loved all the antique decorations and the fresh free range chicken eggs! This lovely farm house accommodated our party of 10 with no issues. We Would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dahlia, Thank you for your kind words - it was such a joy to host you all and you are welcome back any time! Best, Merre
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Quaint, relaxing, picturesque,The only problem we had was that we couldn't stay longer.

  • 5 of 5

Merre, our hostess, was nearby every day. Not to check up on us, but to take care of the chores required of having a farm. She was very friendly in making us feel welcome. We were surprised with a fresh loaf of home made bread when we arrived.

The cottage has enough bathrooms for 8 people to get ready for a wedding, with an abundance of hot water for showers. More than ample equipment for meals. Various board games to play. Piano in the living room. No TV....."YAAAAY". IT WAS GREAT!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: AJ, thank you for your kind words and for doing "chicken chores" and even twine surgery - it was wonderful to have you all. Come again!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
JLN- Joplin Municipal Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Center Creek Country Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-44 & I-49
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Hwy 59 Cafe
Nearest Ski
700 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Elk River at Noel, MO
Car: recommended

Minutes south I_44/49 intersection near Carthage. Carthage has all services. Just check MAPS/GPS for any thing you need. Pump 'n Pantry Convenience Store has necessities just three miles west on Newton Rd at Hwy 59.. Check out the World's Largest Small Appliance Museum at JR Westernwear next door to PnP. It's amazing!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Carthage, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2018 Marian Days
1 Aug 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
20 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75.5
Cleaning £56.63

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot accommodate animals indoors because so many of my guests have allergies.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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