Original Cottages

Set among the towering pines and oaks, original cottages are surrounded by nature. A short walking distance from the community commons, these cottages are located around the one-mile loop of Harkness Circle.

Our smartly designed cottages are one- and two-bedroom homes that offer lifestyle variety, as some feature a den or Carolina room addition. All historic cottages offer a deck or sunroom to better enjoy the moderate North Carolina climate.

Carol Woods offers customization of cottages to make them your own. These charming homes are as individual as the residents who live in them. The renovation specialist works with each resident to customize his or her home to meet his or her lifestyle interests.

Original cottages are grouped together in settings of three or four homes. Seven floor plans range in size from 678-1,280 square feet. Single entrance fees range from $163,300 to $315,800.


  • Full kitchen
  • All appliances provided, washer/dryer included
  • Customizable floor plan
  • Standard and upgraded finishes
  • Solar tubes
  • Central heating and cooling
  • Front porch
  • Private, wooded views
  • Deck, screened porch or sunroom
  • Gardening opportunities
  • Exterior storage
  • Maintenance-free living
  • Easy access to outdoors and walking trails
  • And much more