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Comfortable antiques-filled child-friendly vintage home in the woods overlooking the Housatonic River. Fish, kayak, hike the Appalachian Trail, swim in a lake, or ski. Roast marshmallows over the fire pit or curl up by the cozy fireplace. 1.5 miles to W. Cornwall with the prettiest covered bridge in New England, shops, seasonal farmers' market, and a restaurant. Nearby: Hotchkiss, Kent, Indian Mountain schools and Lime Rock.
The house is surrounded by trees with cozy pine-paneled interiors. There's a large living room, eat-in kitchen, three bedrooms, large library/play room, and a sun room. Plenty of firewood for the fireplace or outdoor fire pit. Enjoy lounging or dining on the huge deck overlooking the river and mountains. Fire up the Weber grill.
Kitchen has a Bertazzoni gas range, Chemex coffee maker, microwave, blender, hand mixer, and dishwasher. Help yourself to staples in the kitchen, it's well-stocked with olive oil, sea salt, and the like.
The house is furnished with comfortable American antiques and is very child-friendly with toys, games, books, bikes, sprinkler, big lawn, and safe paved area for ball playing, including a basketball hoop. A 31" flatscreen TV and DVD player are tucked away with a collection of classic movies.
Walk down the steep rough path to the river (400 feet) and fish (1000' private frontage) or explore. Swim in one of the nearby lakes. Drive around or hike in the autumn for the best leaf peeping in New England.
Downstairs: main bedroom has a double bed, second bedroom has a queen. Upstairs bedroom: twin beds fastened together as a king (you may separate). Note: upstairs can be very cold in winter. Two daybeds in common areas aren't usually made up for sleeping, but you may.
100% cotton linens and towels provided. Connect your device to our Tivoli radios or Bluetooth Bose speaker for music. Introduce your children to vinyl on our turntable. Wifi available (at your cost).
Servicios y zonas comunes
You'll have full run of the house, yard, woods, and 1000' of river frontage (rough). No neighbors in sight.
Our dates are somewhat flexible, so contact me directly if the time you want is blocked off. Prefer weekly rentals in summer, two-week block available in mid-August.
Atención a los huéspedes
We're available by phone/email/text and have a local caretaker who can help quickly.
Litchfield County, aka the Foothills of the Berkshires, is filled with charming New England villages with restaurants, bookshops, galleries, artisans, antique shops, and nature centers. Downhill skiing is 10 minutes away. Fish, kayak, raft or canoe in the river.
Hike the Appalachian Trail or other stunning trails in nearby Mohawk Mountain State Park. The nearby Miles Wildlife Sanctuary has an easy looped trail with great birding.
Public beaches (most have fee): Lake Wononscopomuc (13 minute drive), Taconic State Park (20 minutes), or Lake Waramaug State Park (23 minutes).
The house is in Sharon, but closer (three-minute drive) to West Cornwall, home of Connecticut's most picturesque covered bridge, a seasonal farmers' market, cute shops, and a quirky French restaurant, RSVP. See guidebook for more.
You'll need a car. The house is two hours from Manhattan, one hour 15 minutes from the Hartford airport, and 25 minutes from the Wassaic Metro North train station.
Otros aspectos destacables
Our house is old and quirky and our style more shabby than chic; worn paint, antiques with patina, and the lawn is mostly moss and clover.
It's quiet and you can't see the road from the house, but you may hear traffic in the yard or if the windows are open. You might see (and hear) a freight train across the river, but it's infrequent.
The river path is very steep and rough, needs restoring (we're working on it).
- No big parties
- No smoking
- Well-behaved pets welcome (no fence). Pet damage will be taken out of the security deposit.
- We love our things and everything is checked by our caretaker after each visit. If you use a lot of kitchen staples, please replace what you use up.
- Cleaning fee: $100
Puedes cancelar hasta 5 días antes del viaje y recibir un reembolso completo, incluidas las tarifas de servicio.
We're a family of three and enjoy hiking, gardening, antiquing. We knew we had to buy our house when we first stepped out on the deck and saw the beautiful river view.