Pretty, sunny cottage and barn on private two acres of land down quiet country road. Enjoy the serenity of the undisturbed woods, open floor plan with peaceful views of the backyard and abutting Chatham conservation 3-acre woodland. Wrap-around deck for eating outdoors watching the deer, hawks, and myriad other wildlife. Just .75 of a mile to Cockle Cove or Ridgevale beaches. Pretty rose and herb garden. Big, open kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Beautiful new renovations include second story sleeping loft, perfect for kids, cathedral ceilings in living room, lots of sunny windows, refinished wood floors. House equipped with high speed internet. Post and beam barn sleeps three. Great house for two families vacationing together, for inlaws, or for guests. Barn has a bedroom (sleeps 3 in one large bedroom), bathroom, living/dining room, small kitchen, outdoor shower.
House is south of rt 28. Access to 40 miles of Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path is across the way.
The House: If you want privacy, romance, fun for kids, this is the perfect house.
There is easy access to the bike path, so you don't need to drive there with bikes. You can bike or walk to the beach in under fifteen minutes. There is a great tree swing for kids, a little tree house perch for kids and adults (we sit there and drink tea), a truly romantic claw-foot bathtub in the barn bedroom complete with scented candles and a terrycloth bathrobe, the seating area on the deck with strings of lights in the trees makes the outdoors magical, the loft is well-loved by kids of all ages and provides a wonderful place to hang out, play games, put on plays for the adults downstairs in the living room, write on the chalk-board ceiling, have privacy, make mischief. The kitchen is well stocked, there are plenty of games, badminton, and hammocks hanging around the property.
Everyone tells us that they could spend their entire vacation without ever leaving the truly private and beautiful property.
The Barn : The barn has a large (18 x 24) second floor bedroom which can sleep parents and kids (there is a queen size bed as well as a single.) The barn consists of a bathroom, clawfoot tub, outdoor shower, small kitchen with no stove, but coffeemaker, microwave, toaster oven, fridge, Weber gas grill on the back deck, outdoor hammock. The barn is rustic and very pretty. Please email for more photos.
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge: Also in Chatham (from Fodors)
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a quiet, peaceful place of sand and beach grass, tidal flats, dunes, marshes, freshwater ponds, thickets of bayberry and beach plum. Several groups conduct tours of the islands, including the Massachusetts Audubon Society, many with a focus on bird-watching. In season, the Rip Ryder will take you over from Chatham for bird- or seal-watching tours; private charters are also available. Another excellent option is Monomoy Island Excursions, which offers seal and seabird tours and boat trips out around Monomoy Island, leaving from Saquatucket Harbor on a 43-foot high-speed catamaran. Outermost Adventures also provides water taxi services out to Monomoy Island and offers fishing, birding, and seal-watching cruises.
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Barry Payne is from Kenya and spent his childhood camping, going on adventures and living in nature. We both love the outdoors and think of our house and barn as an extension of that. I'm a public radio producer, and have lived in Massachusetts my entire adult life. We both kitesurf, paddleboard, kayak and surf.
The house is on an acre and a half, which is very rare for the Cape and Chatham, so it is completely private, nestled among beautiful old trees. The porch is on the second story on the back of the house so you are sitting in the tree tops. The house is on a dirt cul-de-sac with only a few other houses, which you can't see from this property. We love having a separate space in the barn, and when we have guests my husband and I always choose the barn bedroom, which is cozy and quiet and a great getaway from whatever is happening in the house. As soon as we drove onto the property we knew this was the house for us.
Chatham has received the 'Distinctive Destinations Award Recipient' from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Its waters and history are diverse and unique. The Cockle Cove community of South Chatham is the best kept secret; rural and surrounded by vital marshlands including a salt water pond and channel to Nantucket Sound large enough for a 21' outboard center console sport fishing boat. An awe inspiring 15 minute kayak ride brings you to the mouth of Eel Creek also known as 'The Jetty', a remote stretch of barrier beach there brings you even closer to nature and further from the crowds. Hightide swims are warmed by The Gulf Stream. It hosts a large variety of birds, fish and other animals striped bass, bluefish, snowy Egrets, Blue Heron, King Fisher, Osprey, Great Horned Owl, Red-tail Hawk and many migratory seabirds.
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