Hancock Barn Rental Photos and Description
5+ Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 10-12
A bucolic summer retreat in the Berkshires, great for one or two families or just one person. Sitting out on the deck, you'll feel like you have the whole valley to yourself.
Inside this classic New England Barn converted to a home with all modern conveniences, the 24-ft. ceiling features original hand-cut beams. Sliding glass doors lead from the living area to the wraparound deck and splendid views across the valley. The kitchen comfortably seats 4; the dining area seats 10. The 2nd fl. has its own couch and chairs on a balcony that's open to the main room and mountain views. Next to the third-fl. Master BR is a rooftop cupola with 360º views.
Walk on our three large meadows or hike the wooded, hilly terrain. Stroll down the meadow to our private swimming pond (125' x 75' across, 10' deep), which is visible from the deck. Explore our old apple orchards and enjoy the wild blackberries as you hike to our trout stream, where rushing water is the only sound you'll hear.
Getting Wet: Swimming on the property is in our pond, which is about 100-150 feet long, 50-75 feet wide, and 9-12 feet deep in the middle. It’s located just a few minutes walk on a meadow path from the Barn, within view, at the bottom of the main meadow. There is no swimming pool. For beach swimming, boating and lake fishing, Cherry Plains State Park is very close by, with Queechy Lake in Canaan and Lake Pontoosuc in Lanesborough/Pittsfield each just a little farther away.
Staying Cool: Our air conditioner (all Q/double bedrooms), ceiling fan (main room) and other desktop fans are seldom used, since we catch a nice breeze coming up from the meadow. For the odd mid-summer cool evening, a cheery fire is perfect in either our stone fireplace or our wood burning stove.
Spreading Out: Optionally available, a separate, ground-floor (below 1st floor) apartment with double-bed, living-room/kitchen and full-bath, suitable for a live-in maid, nanny or home health-care aide. This apartment has its own entrance or can be accessed internally via the ground-level “garage” area, and will not be rented out separately. It is only available as an add-on to the main house. FOR EXTRA LARGE GROUPS/FAMILIES, also inquire about available guest cottage (or see listing #172656), also available only as an add-on to the main house in the summertime, but available as a separate rental in winter.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
This has been in our family since we converted it into a house; we've had many multigenerational family gatherings here over the years. We love it and hope that you will, too.
Elissa purchased this barn in 1973
Why Elissa chose Hancock
Some friends bought a place nearby and we feel in love with the area when we came to visit them.
What makes this barn unique
Nothing but starts, moon and the sound a tree peepers at night, and a magnificent view of the Berkshire mountains during the day. We're right near Jiminy Peak, but in a totally tranquil, secluded setting. The house is open and expansive and great for family gatherings. Oh, and there's a swing in the living room that will hold three adults.