CHARMING LONDONDERRY, VERMONT FARMHOUSE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW

Kathryn Phelps

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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CHARMING LONDONDERRY, VERMONT FARMHOUSE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW

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3 bedrooms/sleeps 6 to 8. 1 1/2 bath. Extra pullout queen bed in LR.

Dating from the early 19th century, this house is a classic Vt. farmhouse and has enormous charm. Many of the rooms are super sized. Our family has owned it for 78 years and have decorated it with family antiques, art, and Oriental rugs. There's a library, a fireplace and grand piano & a dining table that seats 10. Lovely views can be seen from several rooms. Well-equipped gourmet Ikea kitchen with Cuisinart, cookbooks, spices, herbs.

The house is surrounded on all sides by open fields, and there's a maple sugar lot and woods to the west. We are half way up Hell's Peak with a gorgeous view of both Magic (Glebe) and Stratton mts. and the 65-acre property is ringed with smaller mountains. Our front yard features these views, and our large lawns extend to the front, rear, and side of the house with many beautiful flower beds. The picnic area overlooks the view of Magic Mt. and fields. Many of our clientele return again and again so great is their enjoyment of our property & the area.

Dating from the early 19th century, this Londonderry, Vt., home is a classic farmhouse and has enormous charm. Many of the rooms are super sized. Our family has owned it for 78 years and have decorated it with family antiques, art, and Oriental rugs. There's a library, a fireplace and grand piano and a dining table that seats 10. Lovely views can be seen from several rooms. Well-equipped gourmet Ikea kitchen with Cuisinart, cookbooks, spices, herbs.

The land: The house is surrounded on all sides by open fields, and there's a maple sugar lot and woods to the west. We are half way up Hell's Peak with a gorgeous view of both Magic (Glebe) and Stratton mts. and the 65-acre property's view is ringed with smaller mountains. Our front yard features these views, and our large lawns extend to the front, rear, and side of the house with many beautiful flower beds. The picnic area overlooks the view of Magic and fields. Many of our clientele return again and again, so great is their enjoyment of our property and the general area.

The area: There's tons to do in the Londonderry, Weston, Peru, Manchester area, and other attractions are within easy driving distance. There are many restaurants, shops, recreational sites. Swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing antiquing, summer theatre, concerts, shopping, visits to historical sites, a farmer's market are just some of the area's attractions. Londonderry is in the heart of the Golden Triangle ski area, with Stratton, Bromley, Magic and Okemo nearby.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Kathryn Phelps (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Kathryn Phelps

Our parents bought the farm in the middle of the Great Depression. For 20 years we dairy farmed the property. We three sisters are now the owners. There are four grandchildren of the original owners, and four great grandchildren. The sisters and their families all live off-site but use the home as a vacation spot too. For that reason, it is kept in very good condition, with improvements added each year, and the house's charm and amenities have been preserved. We all grew up on the farm and were largely educated in the area. I, Kathryn, the eldest sister, am the renter contact, and my younger sister, Judith, is our treasurer.

Kathryn Phelps purchased this farmhouse in 1934

Why Kathryn Phelps chose Londonderry

Just a quick look at our visitors' guest book and its many 5 star reviews gives a good overview of the reasons to choose our property for your vacation. Three ski areas are nearby: Stratton, Bromley and Magic. The mountain and valley views are spectacular; the two hundred year old classic farmhouse colonial house is charming ( with several large, sunny rooms), as is the property itself, a mixture of wide lawns, lovely flower beds, large fields and pastures and a picturesque woods. The house is furnished with antiques, Oriental rugs, art and a wide selection of books that belong to the family, and the kitchen and dining facilities are very well equipped. Outside there is a picnic area that features our best view of Magic Mt. There are many recreational, shopping, and tourist sites in the area, and the house is furnished with guide books and other tourist information. Please look at our enthusiastic renter reviews for trustworthy reactions to this great location..See also www.humphreysfarmhouse.com NB: we rent for WHOLE SKI SEASON, not weekly or monthly as in summer and fall. Several ski families have stayed 4 and 5 winters in a row because of our house's location and charm. There's even a sliding hill.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Location, location, location. Tons to do. Good restaurants, museums, recreation, shopping, antiquing, tourist sites. Wonderful privacy at an uniquely charming house and gorgeous rural property. Good amenities and well-kept house and landscape that features lovely gardens as well as a spectacular views of nearby ski mts. We have WIRELESS, DSL as well as satellite TV. It's a perfect place to kick back and relax, or shop, go antiqueing, or to the theater, good restaurants and museums. Several popular tourist sites are within easy driving distance. Sports, such as swimming, hiking, tennis, golf, canoeing and horseback riding are available nearby. Finding a property with such a combination of warmth, charm and beauty is rare. Our father was smitten by the property's mountain views in 1934, and we-- his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren-- have taken pleasure for 20 years now in sharing our love of the property with our renters. ALL 3 MAJOR SKI AREAS--Magic, Stratton & Bromley-- CAN BE SEEN FROM OUR WOODLOT to the west of house, and it has nice trails for walking or cross country skiing..Magic is our lovely view from the front yard. .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kathryn, We want to thank you so much for letting us spend our honeymoon at your wonderful house! The experience was amazing and we will never forget it. Hopefully you will rent in the future because we would love to come back.
Jun 2014
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4.9
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Charming Londonderry, Vermont Farmhouse with Spectacular View
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
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Londonderry Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
Liverpool, NY
5

Our wonderful stay @ the Humphrey House

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent a long weekend at the Humphrey house at the beginning of November. This home exceeded our expectations in every way. I would not call this house a "rental" it was a Home!

There were so many rooms and such beautiful fine points to look at in each room. We spent a great deal of our time in front of a roaring fire in the large comfortable living room. The size of the home was perfect for our family. Our nephew had a wonderful time exploring all the rooms, opening and closing the numerous doors. The rooms were snug and comfy especially the bedrooms and the TV room.

My family and I were delighted with the cleanliness of the home. The kitchen was perfect for cooking all our meals, it had every kind of appliance we needed, and there was even an outdoor gas grill.

The grounds were beautiful with the mountain range in the background, they were perfect for flying a kite and taking long walks.

It was a peaceful, relaxing weekend get-away that was made even more pleasant by the kindness and generosity of the owners.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2006
  • Stayed: Nov 2006
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Londonderry Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
St. Petersburg, FL
5

Everything we hoped for and more!!!

  • 5 of 5
Being a family of 5 with children ages 7, 4, and 1, we were looking for a family friendly home with plenty of room to run and relax. The Humphrey's Farm delivered!

The house is roomy and charming at the same time. Great bedrooms and ample dining space. We had such beautiful weather that we mainly dined outside. The house stayed very cool during the summer and the floor fans kept the air circulating at night. We never needed the window units. It is clean and very well loved. In addition, the satellite had plenty of kids channels and the wifi was very good.

Even more impressive than the house was the beautiful grounds. There are huge cleared fields for the kids to run and explore, plus beautiful little gardens of flowers. We saw wild turkey and deer which tickled the kids.

The location is superb. There is a grocery store and some restaurants less than 5 minutes away. Manchester is about 15 minutes down the road. The alpine slide (about 10 minutes away) was a HUGE hit with kids. Also there is a local playground about 7 minutes away that was incredible. The location was a great spot to explore SW Vermont (all the charming towns and great fishing spots).

Dealing with the owners was a breeze. She answered all questions and communicated promptly.

It's hard to say anything negative about the property or our experience. We would have preferred the TV in the larger living area because of the size of our family (or even an additional TV), but we are TV people. :) Many people may just like to enjoy the serenity of the spot. Also, the stairs and landing were a small issue with our 21 month old. We were able to block off the landing and watched her carefully on the stairs.

In conclusion, we would come back here in a heartbeat and have already recommend the spot to our friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alexis and family, your wonderful review is appreciated, and I'm moving it to the top of my guest book! I'm especially glad that the weather was moderate because you were escaping Florida's heat. Please do come again if you can. Next year your toddler will be climbing stairs with full confidence, just like my two grandkids, who are about to turn two years old.

I'm very glad you found so many things for kids to do. I have yet to ride the slide at Bromley, but have it on my bucket list. All best, Kathryn Humphreys Phelps
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Londonderry Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
4

Great place

  • 4 of 5
This house is great. Lots of charm, excellent spaces for hanging out, amazing views. The kitchen is outfitted perfectly for cooking and the grill outside is great, a newish Weber. The owners are very friendly and helpful. My friend and our two daughters had an awesome summer stay and will return. Highly recommended. My only desired amenity is an outdoor fire pit. Great place.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review. My sisters and I contemplated having a fire pit, but decided against it for a couple of reasons. Assume you'd like it for nighttime contemplation of Moon rise and millions of stars glistening against black skies..... without mosquito intervention.

Do come again! Won't guarantee a metal fire pit will be there, chiefly because of fire danger and wood being strewn about, but my sisters and I will review anew. Our skier family very responsibly uses theirs. Best, Kathryn Phelps
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Londonderry Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

Relaxing,welcoming,didn't want to leave.

Relaxing,welcoming,didn't want to leave.
  • 5 of 5
We wanted to stay someplace with the kids that was relaxing, but also a place to be busy also. The house was immaculate, spacious and beautiful views. My favorite part of the trip was each night after our full day of activities, sitting in the livingroom by the fire, that I built myself and reading, listening to music or staring at the fire. Each morning I got up sat with my cup uf coffee outside and enjoyed the beautiful view of the mountains.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: we look forward to your family,s return visit next summer, as you told me at the end of your stay. it's gratifying when renters enjoy their visit so much that they want to come back. kathryn phelps for humphreys farm
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Londonderry Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
4

Delightful visit

  • 4 of 5
This was one of the most enjoyable rentals. The farmhouse is a rare find in that it is so original and gives you the feeling of how it was to live on a real Vermont farm. The owner was gracious and helpful in every way. I have sent the website out to our friends, as I am sure a it would be perfect for a family reunion.

The house was very well kept and clean and the grand piano was a treat. There are many books to read. The views are spectacular and many scenic drives in the area.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your very short visit. Stay longer next time and you'll have even more fun. Best, Kathryn Phelps
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Londonderry Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas
5

VT as you imagine it...!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a tremendous stay at the VT farmhouse. Kathryn couldn't have been any more helpful or accomodating. The farmouse is well equipped with everything you need for your stay. You can spend all of your time on location enjoying the beutiful views or you can explore many of the local surroundings. The town offers everything you need and attractions such as Stratton and Manchester are just a short drive away. Our son enjoyed running around in the open fields and checking everything out. He also enjoyed the local ponds and lakes. We look forward to going back again. Thanks Kathryn!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Larry C: It's a brave couple that ventures away from home with a toddler and a month-old newborn. I"m glad you were able to feel so comfortable at the house and enjoy the property and the many attractions of the surrounding area. Come again next summer, when TWO toddlers can round around the big lawns and fields. Warm regards, Kathryn Humphreys Phelps
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Bradley International or Albany
Nearest Train
30 Miles
bellows falls
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 11 & Rt. 100 on Londonderry's main st.
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Beaches: Lowell Lake, Hapgood Pond, Pingree Park
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Jakes
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tater Hill in LOndonderry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Garden, Jakes, American Grille, Solo, more
Car: necessary

Near Stratton, Bromley, Magic Mountain and Okemo downhill ski areas and several cross country ski areas. Hiking, swimming, fishing & canoeing. Also near spas, antique and discount shopping, tennis, golf, Vermont Country Store & 4-star restaurants. Near Weston Playhouse summer theater, So. Vt. Art Center, Hildene, Appalachian trail head, Taylor Farm, Hapgood Recreational Area. Children can be easily entertained and play safely on our large lawns surrounding the house.

Other Activities: sightseeing, shopping at outlets, art galleries, Marlboro Music Festival, summer theater, movie theater in Manchester. NB: we rent by week in summer and fall, but only by the WHOLE SKI SEASON in winter. Located in heart of four ski areas. Wonderful leaf peeping in fall. Many sports and sights available in summer and fall.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Londonderry Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/fall
Jun 16 2014 - Oct 18 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
$950
$3,500
 
 
whole ski season
Nov 15 2014 - Apr 18 2015
155 night minimum stay
$9,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$950
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes WE prefer full week summer and fall rentals at $950. Off season, we'll consider 3 to 5 nights at $175-$200 per night. No smoking, no pets. We do not take credit cards. NB: we rent by the whole ski season only; rate is $9000 plus all utilities, firewood, plowing, caretaker's dump runs. $1000 returnable security fee. House within easy drive to Stratton, Bromley, Magic. Okemo 35 min. drive.
Personal Check. INternational clients direct bank deposit. WHEN traveler makes the reservation they make a down payment, adding 9 % tax on that amt. Three weeks before occupancy, they pay rest of rental fee, plus the 9 % tax on that amt., and extra fee of $75 for cleaning and a $5 per head fee if they "rent" the house bed and bath linens. Kitchen and DR linens already included in rental fee
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Amenities

Amenities

Londonderry Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , toilet and sink
  • full bath upstairs; half bath downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom (Master) - 2 double
    Bedroom (#2) - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom (#3) - 1 double
    sofabed in LR - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen/LR
  • 1 bedroom with one double bed, huge MBR room with two double beds, 1 large bedroom with 2 twin beds, huge living room with queen sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
MBR: two double beds; bedroom#2: two twin beds; bedroom #3: one double bed; queen sofabed in LR. Very well-equipped kitchen with toaster oven, Cuisinart, blender, large assortment of utensils, dishes, cookbooks. Lawn furniture, gas grill & gorgeous picnic area. Blankets & pillows, kitchen & table linens provided, but please bring your own sheets, towels. ***Internet access is via DSL broadband internet coverage thru our satellite TV connection. .** Newer, more powerful cell phones work for long distance, but we have a household phone for local calls. Skiers can pay extra for long distance coverage season-long on the house phone. *The beautiful views, gardens, charm of 200 yr. old house and open space surrounding the property as well as the many area attractions are remarkable. We have many repeat customers. **
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