A full country breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 to 10:00. Enjoy it in the dining room of the main house or on one of the shady porches, weather permitting. The dining room decor is French antique, the ambiance is warm and welcoming, hand-painted in a rich papaya-yellow glaze and lit by a crystal chandelier. The focal point of the room is a beautiful elm Provincial buffet.
Gather for conversation or just curl up with a good book in the intimate white-paneled library. Located on the ground floor overlooking the garden and the canal, the library offers traditional pleasures: overstuffed chairs, a quietly ticking Grandfather clock, and a view of the mule barges floating down the canal.
As changeable as the seasons, there is always something to see in the gardens at Porches. Whether in the chill of Winter, the delicate blossoming of Spring, the exuberance of Summer or the russet hues of Autumn, John is sure to have a new garden project when you visit. Feel free to wander and enjoy; swing in the hammock or relax by the koi pond and listen to the sounds of New Hope all around you.
Linger over a tasty breakfast with that extra cup of coffee. Relax with a guidebook and plan your next adventure over a glass of wine. Or just join friends for a chat and watch the world go by. All rooms at Porches have direct access to one of the lovely porches or courtyards.