RHUBARB HILL - A CHARMING 1850'S FARMHOUSE

Julie Swaner

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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RHUBARB HILL - A CHARMING 1850'S FARMHOUSE

New Preston Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy this green woodsy retreat in beautiful Litchfield County and relax in a charming farmhouse that is spacious and great for entertaining! The dining room, once a rustic keeping room, has a stone wall, fireplace, and stenciled hardwood floors. You will feel as if you stepped back in time. The living room is the perfect size for intimate conversations or larger gatherings. Wide hardwood floors predominate throughout this comfortable home. Cook up a great meal or snack in the well-equipped kitchen with a professional Garland gas stove, microwave, two dish washers and other culinary gadgets. There is a full basement with washer/dryer/ironing board.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two baths. The master bath is spectacular with a Jacuzzi, European-style shower, twin sinks, and great views of mature hardwoods and old stone walls. Relax in a queen size four poster bed while looking out over the expansive yard. There is a huge walk-in closet with ample storage. The second bedroom has a shaker-like feel with its queen bed and two closets. The third bedroom is small with two twin beds, great for kids. The second upstairs bathroom has a vintage feel with full tub/shower and sink.

The area:

House is walking distance to downtown New Preston and Lake Waramaug beach with boat rentals, swimming, rope swings and kayaking

Near the Steep Rock Land Trust with great hiking trails

Dine locally at the Historic Mayflower Inn as well as several wonderful local taverns and restaurants all within walking distance

Nestled between two villages New Preston and Washington Depot (home of the Gunnery School and the inspiration for Gilmore Girls)

15 minutes to Litchfield Connecticut with the best antiquing in Connecticut

$300 per night with a three night minimum

$1800 weekly rate

$4000 June

$5000 July

$5000 August

$12,000 Memorial Day to Labor Day

Keywords: Renovated farmhouse with lovely garden setting

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Julie Swaner

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I lived in CT for thirty years but returned to Salt Lake City in 2000. During this time I have missed the springtime peepers, the wildflowers that predominate in bog and meadow, the quaint villages, shops, and covered bridges. I decided that I would re-establish a foothold in Litchfield County to be closer to my two daughters and son-in-law, who live on the east coast. We purchased this quintessential New England farmhouse so that we could be together periodically. The house is a wonderfully, intimate house with both old and new--well preserved but modernized and updated.

Julie Swaner purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Litchfield county is the loveliest part of Connecticut with its broad fields, meadows, and rolling ridges. It has fine stone walls, perfectly-sized towns, and very interesting diverse locals which includes artists, romantics, professionals, and backwoods bubbas. This region has great restaurants, cute taverns, museums, art galleries, and the most amazing inviting winding roads. Yet, it is so close to New York or Boston.

Nearby, there is access to Lake Waramaug for swimming (CT's largest natural lake), the Appalachian Trail for hiking, the Berkshires and Tanglewood for cultural events and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Housatonic River for its fly-fishing, and extraordinary antiquing in Litchfield County. This house is nestled among mature trees and lovely grounds. There are plenty of restaurants from cheap to very expensive, there are local vineyards, farmers' markets, bakeries, art galleries, and wine stores. Step out the front door and explore a marvelous vacation opportunity.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse
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New Preston Lake Waramaug
5

Great relaxation

  • 5 of 5
We arrived all type A with many plans to hike and swim, ended up enjoying the comfort of the house, cooking, hanging out together. Switching from indoor seating for outdoor, enjoying cooking together in the very well equipped kitchen, and eating.
We did do some biking and swimming, after all.
We'll surely be back again!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse
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(801) 519-9018 (Utah, USA)
New Preston Lake Waramaug
New Haven, CT
5

Lovely home, beautiful yard, nice town

  • 5 of 5
This 1850s farmhouse is really lovely, spotlessly clean, and was very comfortable for the 5 of us (2 adults, 3 kids). The house and grounds are even nicer than the photos, and there were all kinds of pleasantly unexpected extra details. The master bedroom is beautiful, and the master bath is huge and fabulous. The 2 other bedrooms are also nice: one is great for 2 kids, the other pretty room, with a large queen, could easily work for a couple. In addition to the pleasant outdoor area shown in the photos, there is an outdoor table just off the kitchen, which isn't shown. The kitchen really has *everything* that a cook could possibly want, down to utensils for escargot! We had a great hike at Steep Rock (too early in the year to swim at Lake Waramaug) - be sure to stop at the nearby Pantry for picnic supplies.

This was a really wonderful, relaxing weekend at a charming, and very comfortable house!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295122vb
(801) 519-9018 (Utah, USA)
New Preston Lake Waramaug
Florida
5

Restful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We found Rhubarb Hill very comfortable and relaxing. Our hostess has thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. We loved the blending of old with modern conveniences.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Glad to hear that it was restful and relaxing.
I love knowing that my guests had a lovely stay with lots of amenities to make things easier.

Cheers,
Julie
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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse
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New Preston Lake Waramaug
NY, NY
5

Wonderful CT Home

  • 5 of 5
This home is as beautiful as the pictures illustrate. We were comfortable from the moment we arrived and had everything we needed. The home is well appointed, clean and filled with all of the essentials. The location is perfect as it is near great shopping, essentials, lakes and restaurants. Neighborhood is beautiful and close to fruit picking orchards. I would highly recommend renting this charming home.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse
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(801) 519-9018 (Utah, USA)
New Preston Lake Waramaug
New York, NY
5

Idyllic Country Home

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect country home for an escape from the hustle & bustle of the City.
Highlights of the house include: the master bedroom with 4 poster bed and attached bathroom with whirlpool tub overlooking the garden, Chef's kictchen with ample space, and the stoned patio area for the BBQ (that is secluded from the road)

The property also includes beatifully landscaped flowers and shrubbery, a rustic barn and a 2nd patio area and sits just a couple minutes drive from downtown New Preston and from Lake Waramaug.

The photos of the property are completely accurate of the house and property. You really should see it for yourself to appreciate it! I would absolutely recommend this house to friends, family, etc and hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse
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(801) 519-9018 (Utah, USA)
New Preston Lake Waramaug
Manhattan, NY
5

Spring is so Beautiful in New Preston

  • 5 of 5
We went up to this property last weekend. It took about 90 minutes from the Upper West Side and it was absolutely beautiful.

I loved the house and the quiet - the gardens especially were amazing. On Saturday, we woke up and went hiking at Steep Rock. Then biked around Lake Waramaug and had lunch at the Pantry in Washington Depot. Had a fantastic dinner at the White Horse Tavern, which is in walking distance of the house. I definitely can't see that many stars on the UWS.

Got in some great antiquing on Sunday.

Overall, a wonderful relaxing weekend in the country..
  • Submitted: May 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Bradley International Airport, inWindsor Locks, CT
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Danbury CT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 202
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Waramaug
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Waramaugh Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Olivas in New Preston
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes Travelers pay me by check two weeks in advance of arrival so that I can send the key.
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Amenities

Amenities

New Preston Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful master bedroom with large bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , We call this the blue room.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , cosy bedroom perfect for children
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • library
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • ice skating
  • ski privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • cycling
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