August 1, 2017

It's always nice to have a quiet place to escape to for some relaxation. A country cottage can make the perfect second residence, and many Houston residents are opting to build or buy cottages in the Brazos River Valley and Texas Hill Country for just this purpose. A second residence in the country outside of Houston is easily accessible while also granting you privacy and close proximity to many relaxing and enjoyable attractions.

The Benefits of Country Cottages

When you own your own country cottage, planning weekend getaways is easy. As long as you fully furnish and equip your cottage, you don't need to worry about packing bags. You can just depart on Friday evening after work, spend the weekend enjoying the peace and quiet, and return to the hustle and bustle of Monday feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Owning your own cottage, rather than renting a vacation home, gives you more control over the decor and layout of the home. This is especially true if you have a custom cottage built. You can create luxury home plans that meet your unique specifications. Whether you're envisioning a small, quaint dwelling or a spacious cottage with an open floor plan, your builders can craft the home of your dreams -- and you can return to it again and again on vacations and weekends.

Advantages of Building in Rural Texas

There are several reasons why the Brazos River Valley and Texas Hill Country are ideal locations for second homes. First, these areas are easy to access from Houston. Texas Hill Country is just minutes off the I-35, and Highway 237 stretches right through the Brazos River Valley. The less time you spend traveling to your vacation home, the more time you get to spend on vacation. Building near your primary Houston residence also makes it easy to stop by the cottage and make small updates or slowly work on your decorating.

Rural Texas also offers plenty of amenities and activities that make it perfect for country vacationing. In the Brazos River Valley, you can hike, fish in the river, or just relax along the water enjoying nature. There are also plenty of little antique shops, wineries, and other stores where you can browse and purchase unique decorations for your new cottage.

Wimberly is also a lovely place to build your cottage home. There are so many great outdoor activities in the area, from Jacob's Well, a scuba diving and cave exploring opportunity, to Blue Hole Regional Park, a wooded swim area with walking trails. With many wineries in the area, you can embark on a wine tour and do some tasting. 

Ideas For Luxury Home Plans

Partners in Building recently acquired Texas Casual Cottages, where we're offering private residences in the Brazos River Valley and Texas Hill Country. We offer a number of different luxury home plans to suit your unique lifestyle. With a Ranch style construction, front and back porches, and durable metal roofs, our residences are built for beauty and for durability. Wood interiors create a rustic appeal, while leaving room for customization. 

If you're looking for a small retreat, the Llano floor plan may be perfect for you. It's 1,864 square feet, including two bedrooms and two full baths. The Carmine is its larger cousin, also offering 2 beds and 2 baths, but in a larger, 2,211 square foot space. If you are hoping for a larger country cottage, consider the San Marcos floor plan, which features 4 beds and 4 baths. Round Top, a plan with 4 beds and 3 baths, is also an option; it offers a remarkable 3,780 square feet of space.

Partners in Building can create your custom cottage almost anywhere in Texas Hill Country or the Brazos River Valley. You can view examples of our luxury home plans at one of our model parks. The Brazos River Valley park is located in Round Top, about 90 minutes from West Houston. The Texas Hill Country model home park is in Wimberly, about 10 minutes off I-35.

If you've been considering building a vacation home or second home in rural Texas, there has never been a better time than now. Partners in Building offers the luxury home plans to make your dream a reality in rural Texas, the perfect getaway spot for any Houston resident.