I had a truly wonderful stay at Laura's house. It happened to be walking distance from where I had business in Clover. It is also a matter of blocks from the town center where there are a number of stores and restaurants ranging from general goods to antiques and diners to barbecue respectively. A genuine quaint southern small town.
The house itself is what one might expect from an 1890's built home...slightly uneven floors, a few old window panes that distort ones view and door weight and hardware that reminds you that you just closed a door. The house had fresh paint and earthy accents throughout. Get to know Laura just a little over breakfast or at happy hour and you'll figure out why.
The home is located right off Main Street, so stay in one of the back bedrooms if road noise bothers you in the morning. I am a heavy sleeper, so it wouldn't bother me either way. However, I slept in room 2 which was in the back. Well restored as was the rest of the house. The only negative I could mention is it was a full bed. I am 6' tall so my feet would touch the rail if I didn't scoot all the way to the headboard.
The room shared a bathroom with the other 3 upstairs, but there is a second bathroom off the kitchen that has a shower if timing was such that required concurrent showers. If you are bringing anything that needs refrigerating, you might want to let Laura know in advance...fridge was packed with yummy items and some beer for happy hour on the screened in porch.
The same traffic which might wake one up in the morning is such a delight in the evening...make time to sit on the porch, watch the cars go by and chat with your host. I happened to get my chance during a rain storm which added that much more to the experience.
The furry owners of the house were friendly and eager to please their guests with somewhere for them to scratch or pet. They followed me into the den and laid at my feet with their bones whilst I talked away on a phone call. They did so as if they always had.
Last but not least, breakfast consisted of eggs, sausage and fresh biscuits with assorted jams and jellies. The biscuits were not full size...more like slider biscuits that had been cut out in different shapes. I conversed with Laura and her boyfriend Jerry about the area, traveling on the west coast and the general state of things in the country. They are very easy to talk to...your visit would be incomplete without doing so.
Have a pleasant stay the next time you are in Clover...I know I will and I know where!