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Phillips' Mill, Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania's Bucks County lies an Anglophile's dream.

From the March 24, 2003 Issue of New York

Phillips’ Mill, Pennsylvania, is a little pocket of displaced English countryside just two hours from Manhattan. The hamlet’s cluster of pale-ale-colored stone buildings hugs the curve of River Road as it wends along the Delaware River. Most of the cottages and carriage houses, some nearly 200 years old, were once home to Pennsylvania Impressionists who colonized the area at the turn of the last century and painted its bucolic beauty. Today the gristmill that gave the town its name is a community center with a theater and a gallery featuring local artists. And an old barn has become the enchanting Inn at Phillips’ Mill. Virginia Woolf would feel right at home in any of the five guest rooms, what with the chintzes and the shelves crammed with books. In the morning, stroll along the towpath by the canal, where mules still haul passenger barges. Ride horseback on nearby Cuttalossa Road. Or just close your eyes and think of England.

The Inn at Phillips’ Mill (from $100; 215-862-2984).

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Bucks County Visitors Guide - Local attractions, activities, and accomodations.

Photograph: Courtesy of The Inn at Phillips' Mill