Philip Porcher House
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This significant Georgian house was built circa 1770 by the wealthy French Huguenot planter Philip Porcher. The house is located in the heart of the Historic District and faces two of Charleston's most beautiful churches.
The house is only a block away from the antique district and is within easy walking distance of numerous fine restaurants and shops as well as house museums and other attractions.
In 1997 the ground floor of the house was renovated for guest quarters. Handsome Georgian revival oak paneling from the demolished executive offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Pittsburgh was installed and the apartment was attractively furnished with eighteenth century engravings and period antiques. The apartment, which consists of the entire ground floor with 5 rooms, is rented as a unit to only one party (with 2 bedrooms the apartment can accommodate up to 4 guests).
One of Travel and Leisure magazine's Top Ten bed and breakfasts - June, 2000
Activities & Attractions Include... Festival of Houses and Gardens · Spoleto · Cooper River Bridge Run · Wildlife Expo
Many of our guests have complimented the privacy and tranquility associated with the house and have expressed appreciation of the civilized and soothing interior with its numerous good books, music, and cozy environment.
At the Philip Porcher House, one of America's most beautiful and delightful little cities is immediately at hand; a treasure trove of sophisticated architecture with the vibrancy of a larger urban center.
In addition to a comfortable sitting room with a working fireplace there are two bedrooms, one with a canopied queen-size four poster bed, the other with twin beds and a fireplace.
There is one bathroom with an elegant glass shower and double sinks. A charming brick-walled kitchen completes the quarters and a screened gallery opens onto a spacious walled garden. Off-street parking is available.
A continental breakfast is provided for guests to have at their leisure. Cooking is not permitted, but a microwave and a range oven are available for heating and warming and there is a full-size refrigerator.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Louisa Cameron for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our guests stay with us because we are conveniently located to everything. They get the experience of staying in an 18th Century Charleston dwelling hosted by Charlestonians.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for our hospitality. We have off-street parking available and we also have a very lovely garden.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
People visit Charleston for the architecture, art, the city's ambience, and the fabulous food.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
One of the best compliments we can ever receive is when guests tell us that we made them feel like house guests.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The best kept secret around here is the Spoleto Festival, one of the world's major performing arts festivals. This festival lasts 17 days and nights each spring in Charleston.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
For travelers staying more than just a weekend we suggest they spend a day at one of the plantations and visit Brook Green Gardens.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are located right in the middle of the historic district and you can walk to everything.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are many great restaurants in the Charleston area. We like Fulton 5 which offers Northern Italian cuisine and Pennisula Grill for Fine Dining.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 1 apartment with 2 rooms. The apartment is rented as a single unit only and can accommodate up to 4 persons.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets.
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