South Egremont House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)
This house is like stepping inside a Currier and Ives print or a Beatrice Potter illustration of simple, country good cheer. It is a few minutes' drive to two ski slopes and provides a snug place to relax whatever your day entails. It has a wonderful layout and is deceptively large inside. It's cozy enough for one person or a couple but also spacious enough to easily hold a family.
First floor has dining room, step-down living room, small hideaway room and den. Wood-burning fire place.
Second floor offers a wing for the master bedroom with its own bathroom. The main upstairs hall connects two bedrooms and large bathroom. This design means two couples can have relative privacy; adults and kids can enjoy some distance. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with queen bed (so 2 queens in the house). One bedroom has twins. A downstairs room off the TV den has single bed. One of the couches is suitable for an overnight guest.
The house was renovated two years ago to update the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. New kitchen appliances, wi-fi. Washer/dryer in basement. Screened porch in back of house for skis with pass-through window from kitchen for summer. Dogs are fine but sorry, no cats since many people are allergic. Parking in back, along white fence.
Part of the charm of the house is the way it catches light through the antique windows. Some built-in cabinetry, uneven floors and surprising nooks and crannies add to the delight. Kitchen is well equipped and there is ample linen. It's nicely located in the heart of historic *South Egremont, in a row of similar white clapboard houses. House is bright and sunny in winter; leafy and relaxing in summer. Have a nap, take a bike ride, grab a book, wind down, slip out of time.
Rivers, lakes, tennis courts within minutes in a car. Hiking options all around. 5 minute drive to Catamount Ski Slope, 15 minutes to Butternut Ski Slope. Walk a few minutes to Old Mill restaurant, post office, country store, liquor shop, Kenver ski outfitter, public golf course and free library. Lots of antique shops and auctions and tag sales. Five-minute drive to Great Barrington with art-house movies, nightlife, gourmet and organic food stores and Saturday morning farmers' market. Minutes from Tanglewood, Berkshire School, Bash Bish Falls, and Shakespeare & Co. 30 minutes to Pittsfield theaters or Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Just over two hours from New York City and Boston.
House is located in village of South Egremont. The listing says Great Barrington because that works better with navigation devices.
Keywords: Country, Cottage, New England, Colonial, Vintage, House, Berkshires, South Egremont, Great Barrington, Retreat, Escape, Small Town, Outdoor, Activities, Hiking, Appalacian, Mountains, Swimming, Antique, Classic
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- pets considered
I've owned the house for three years with a family member but I've known and loved it my whole life since it belonged to my grandmother, and after her, my parents. I live and work in New York and come up often, but a team of three local people run the place on behalf of guests. I hike with my dog in the woods, gather with family and friends, go to the local Triplex movies in Great Barrington, check out local historical sites, garden, read, think, bike, play tennis and cross-country ski.
I bought this house because it was in my family and I love getting away to the country from New York. The night air in the Berkshires, the heavenly hills, the beauty of walking, driving, biking around. The Berkshires are a rarity in that they offer the relaxation of a beautiful natural setting with plenty of cultural offerings. I'm still discovering things here, the variety of places to hike and swim is extensive as well as the array of historical sites and theaters, concerts.
It's a rarity to sit in an early American house in a casual comfortable way, but this house provides that. Here you can sample the heart of an authentic, old, New England village, from the inside, looking out.