Is Holdenwood real?  Is Story Book Cottage real?  Yes, they are.  Holdenwood is located in the center of Shirley, MA by the old town hall. The walking trails are in a private trust and may be accessed with permission.  Mother's Day weekend is especially beautiful as many flowers are in bloom.  Storybook Cottage can be viewed from the road. It is not open to the public.

The Stone Bridge at Holdenwood

 Storybook Cottage at Holdenwood
where only the stories live.