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You Are Welcome Hither

Like the sentiment carved at the top of Arden's entrance stile, the same holds true at The Little House at the old Arden Pottery & Weaving Shop.

The main house was built in the late 1920's by Miriam Hetzel-Donovan, Delaware's first woman potter.  The home served as her studio and shop for more than 50 years.  In the 1930's she added The Little House, built along the back corner of the property.  Overlooking the picturesque Memorial Garden, it is one of only a handful of "second domiciles" or rental cottages, remaining in the Ardens. 


The Little House sprung from humble origins.  It was built using $75 worth of salvaged lumber by Arden handyman Jack Bright.  After WWII, a small kitchen and bath were added and the original structure was upgraded with a stone veneer and Fireplace.  The current owners have renovated and refurbished the cottage from top to bottom.


Home Away From Home

Fully furnished and equipped, The Little House is a private, detached cottage suite featuring a kitchenette, TV and amenities including; stereo alarm clock, hair-dryer and coffee-maker.  Sorry, no phone is available at this time.


Comfortable & Convenient

Inside, you'll find a charming sitting room with settee, table and chairs.  A large glass-front cupboard houses the kitchenette.  Just beyond, tucked into its own niche is a Queen-size bed with deluxe linens.  The full bath features a slate and travertine tiled shower and floor.  Separate central air/heating control allow guests to make themselves comfortable.  The cottage is conveniently located in the heart of the Ardens, and an easy walk to Gild Hall and The Green.