Submitted: August 3, 2011
Stayed: June 2011
My family and I just rented this beautiful, pristine, period farm house nestled on nearly 9 acres, and fell in love. It is stately, beautifully furnished and has been carefully restored to its 1813 origins.
We arrived and found the table set for us, a fully-stocked pantry and were delighted with the "honor" system, since it saved our having to make a mad dash to the store after arriving tired from the West Coast.
The experience was like stepping back in time, although with all of the modern conveniences, including a newly renovated kitchen, two dishwashers, professional-quality stove and a fireplace that made us yearn to return in wintertime.
The house had beautifully appointed bedrooms and baths, and although one room with bath had not yet been redone, it was clean, fresh and more than adequate.
The lawns and perennial gardens were a visual delight, leading to the pool where we could lounge amid views of distant fields and farms.
It was most pleasant to relax on the covered porch, glass of wine in hand, where our biggest decisions were what time we wanted to swim and dine. There was even a vegetable and herb garden, making our meal preparation a fun experience.
While old houses do have quirks, a quick call to the owner resulted in the caretaker being on the property within an hour.
We have told our friends and already we are planning our return visit.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. As an owner of a property, I take pride in my guests' comfort, and I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed being at Merrywood on several occasions. Please come visit us in winter, when you can curl up with a glass of wine beside one of several roaring fires.
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