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Antique Farmhouse Totally Restored

Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!)

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!)

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Antique Farmhouse Totally Restored

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Sheffield House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + 2Convertible beds, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

This rambling farmhouse has a balanced mix of meticulous restoration with an eccentric flair. Undermountain Farm is a home carefully designed with warmth and spirit. It also has a unique collection of fascinating antiques and collectibles.

Enjoy cooking in the state-of-the-art kitchen with your only dilemma being where to eat. You might choose the solarium, surrounded by exotic plants and the sun streaming through the glass; or the patio where you might hear the roar of the waterfall which tumbles down the mountain behind the house after a rainfall, or you could try the formal dining room which still has the original Dutch oven from the 18th century. The veranda is a good choice where you can watch the highland cattle in the meadows. Or you may choose the informal dining area and eat in the luminous kitchen delicately accented with orchids. The hand-crafted cabinetry in the kitchen was all made from one maple tree.We recently had a large dinner party for forty people in the breakfast sitting room after we removed the couch and chairs.Tis was the very max I would like to say .With all the downstairs rooms we were able to have hor dourves in the dinning room , a bar in the green house and dancing complete with a disco ball in the stable

This farmhouse has many rooms to enjoy. If you like a large space, then the former stables might suit you. This room, with its high vaulted ceilings and original beams boasts a magnificent stone fireplace, and huge windows that offer a pastoral view of the surrounding meadows. If you prefer a cosy room, then the den is ideal. The antique wood paneling, the big comfy leather chairs and the soothing, ambient feeling will make you want to curl up with a good book in front of the wood stove and forget about the outside world.

You might choose the formal living room or the informal living area adjoining the kitchen for a friendly gathering place. This home has six fireplaces and two wood stoves to keep you warm, and there’s also a fire cauldron and grill on the patio.

If you’re staying with friends, you might have to draw straws for the huge master bedroom, where the rising sun illuminates the artfully plastered walls creating a deep orange, radiant light in the morning. The added bonus in the master bathroom with the shower and its floor of river stones and the jacuzzi where you can gaze over the meadows.

Those who drew the shorter straws will be happy in the other three bedrooms which have lovely outlooks over the Berkshire Hills and offer a quiet respite for a restful sleep; including the soothing sounds of a seasonal babbling brook.

Upstairs two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Master bedroom with a dressing room, shower and jacuzzi from where you can watch the cows! Six fireplaces and two wood stoves. Fire cauldron and grill on the patio.

Four bedrooms with queen beds, several other bedding options, two fold out sofas, futons and an air mattress.

Hiking and cross country skiing right from the back door. Nature Conservancy land abuts the house, with the Appalachian trail up at the top of the ridge next to Bear rock falls behind the house !

Keywords: House, Midden,plaster.unique,pastoral,stunning ,bucolic ,calming,unbelievable pictures do not show the full effect.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!) (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!)

English man rebuilding old houses.

Saving American history for the future!

Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!) purchased this house in 1999

Why Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!) chose Sheffield

I bought this property so as to save and restore this American beauty that had served her builders for over 150 years as their family home .

What makes this house unique

Untouched beauty surrounds this old house, experience life as a settler in the New world, living in the present !

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well I was disappointed and surprised to find this less than five star review from this party as all of my others are so good. These retired school teachers did not have any negative comments when I spent time with them on a couple occasion to make sure that everything was in order .My assistant does live in the barns so as to facilitate any question or resolve any situations that may arise sometimes and provide on site security .

I would also point out that we were in the process of painting the house and completing some carpentry repairs that were required to keep this 200 year old lady in good shape. Had they bought any of their points to my attention at the time they were staying in my house we would have dealt with them promptly as you can see if you read in all of the reviews. I guess should have bought an apple !

Thanks Robin .
Jul 2013
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Antique Farmhouse Totally Restored
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 28 reviews
New Jersey
5

ChasNJ

  • 5 of 5

We stayed this past weekend at this property for a small reunion of college friends to celebrate my wife's 60 birthday and the house was beautiful and a perfect place to hold this get together. Everyone who came loved the property which was very comfortable and well detailed.

The property was equally as nice and close to town. There are several nice restaurants in town but the gourmet kitchen is an equally fun alternative for those that love to work. Highly recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City
5

Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at Robin's place was beyond my expectations. The house is gorgeous and full of stories, and very well equipped. Robin went out of his way to make us feel at home and share in the special pleasures of the farm. He took my four year old daughter and her friend on the tractor, and let her help feed the cows. He helped us with the wood stove even though I felt silly asking. Nice walks in the woods, and hiking trails very close by, including a beautiful hike to a waterfall. We had a large group, including someone unable to do stairs ( there is a downstairs bedroom), a group of preschool age children, and some old friends. I can't recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York
5

Thanksgiving in a Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed here for Thanksgiving and had a great time. We arrived in the middle of a snow storm and unfortunately the power failed within 20 minutes of arrival. We called Robin and he was able to guide us to where the candles, torches, fireplaces were. Although the power was out for two nights it did not dull our enjoyment. Julie stopped by on Thanksgiving morning to make sure we were okay. The house itself is really well equipped with everything you need for a great stay plenty of bedding, towels etc. I roasted whole pumpkins on the grill outside while the power was off but they had a gas stove that worked perfectly. Lovely kitchen to cook in!Great Barrington and Salisbury are cute towns to stroll around. We loved going for walks in the snow and chatting with the neighbors, the lovely Highland and Belted Galloway cattle they are the real owners of the farm! Would love to come back and experience in the summer.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
NYC
5

Beautiful country farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in this beautiful home. It was comfortable and quiet with plenty of room. My children especially loved the cows. The house was in great shape with a more than fully stocked kitchen. Great fun to cook in. The fireplaces were marvelous on a cool fall night. And the sun room was lovely for eating breakfast. Thank you Robin for sharing your home with us. We hope to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A wonderful place!!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house, lovingly restored, great location, terrific appliances. Everything about it was better than expected. The owner is charming and low key. we would gladly return if back in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fabulous House!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is lovely! It is beautifully restored and incredibly comfortable. We had a family reunion with three generations sharing the house and ooooking in the huge and wonderfully appointed kitchen. We enjoyed the outdoor spaces, hikes into the woods from the back door, lots of nooks for quiet conversations and plenty of places for dining and celebrating. The beds are super comfy and everything was just perfect. Robin was there when we arrived and gave us a great orientation.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Lisa. See you again . All the best. Cheers Robin .

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Kripalu Yoga center, Options Institute, Skiing at Butternut, and Catamount, Jiminy Peak ,Tanglewood ,Music Mountain, Omega Institute. Appalachian trail right out of the door, Race Brook Falls 1.8 miles , Sages Ravine 0.5 mile., Berkshire School, Hotchkiss School and Salisbury School are all near by The Mount

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Sheffield House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
Mar 6 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$600
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,400
$13,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas, New Years , July4th
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
8 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$600
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
$10,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125.00
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Cleaning Fee $200.00
Notes Holidays three day minimum
The house is not available for Guy Fawkes November 5th !
Wedding and parties lets talk .
Events and gatherings welcome
Rental is for eight people .Extra $30 per person over 8#
$1000 refundable security deposit returned one week after rental.
You bend it !
You mend it !
Dogs Extra $125 You poop you scoop or lose your deposit ! Fair?
You smoke .You you pick up or I will gladly pick them up for your deposit fee :) Thanks !
No parties , hair dying or mens groups without an extra damage deposit !
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Amenities

Sheffield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1) Deposed, Queen size Beds (6) Every bedroom has a queen, Double Beds (1) Nine, Twin or Single Beds (1) Non, Child Beds (1) Small futons are available, Baby Cribs (1) In de city, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two pull out couches, Bunk Beds (1) Niet, Murphy Beds (1) He has gone to Ireland for a pint of Liffy !
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Surrounded by pastures and cows roaming in the fields

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