Modern Amenities with Old Barn Charm!
Want to get away to the East Coast but not sure you want to get sucked into the big city? What if you could have peace and serenity in the beautiful countryside, all while having easy access to major cities such as New York City, Boston, Hartford, and Providence?
Come experience the splendor of rural northeastern Connecticut by staying in this uniquely historic, beautiful 6-bedroom home located on 4.3 acres of pristine, partially wooded stonewalled grounds. The structure was originally built as a dairy barn, but completely renovated into a house in the late 1970s. The homeowners live in an separate, isolated part of the house so they are available for anything you need. The house was more recently updated with modernized fixtures, air conditioning, new kitchen equipment, a resurfaced and extended driveway, and a relined in-ground 40-foot swimming pool. You’ll fall in love with the glorious, classic 40’x96’ post and beam structure – it’s aesthestically pleasing, and will prove very comfortable for you and your travel companions. You can still see the original framing as well as the 150-year-old weathered wood used for the walls of the kitchen, solarium, and the first floor bathroom. The master bedroom has a delightful cathedral ceiling, an attached privat bathroom, and a balcony, so you can walk outside and be among the treetops. Relax and read a book in the fully stocked library, complete with a cozy wood-burning fireplace (and a complimentary supply of firewood), or observe the picturesque wooded acres overlooked from the wall of windows in the solarium. There is a formal dining room as well as an informal dining room in the kitchen and attached entertainment area including a large chopping block with bar stools. During the warmer months, you’ll love lounging in the screened pool house adjacent to the L-shaped in-ground pool.
This home has plenty of room for dining, entertainment, and accommodations for all your family and friends. If you're out exploring the community, make sure you check out the local museums (such as the Ballard Puppet Museum or the Connecticut Natural History Museum), the Creamery Brook Bison Farm, and the Burgess Brook Alpaca Farm. There are also numerous opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, birding, pet farms, river and stream paddling, fruit picking, and more. Whether you plan on using this home as your starting off point for excursions to the cities, or want to just relax to the fullest, you are sure to enjoy the privacy and little luxuries of rural lifestyle.
Key Residence Features:
Amenities include multiple TVs, library, internet connection, private outdoor pool, pool house, solarium, screened porch, balcony, deck, fully-appointed kitchen, supplied with continental breakfast supplies, wood-burning fireplace, and wood stoves with complimentary firewood.
Owner will stock pantry and fridge with additional special items upon request for a negotiated fee
Outstanding location - Quiet, serene rural setting within reasonable distance of NYC, Boston, Hartford, and Providence
4340 square feet of comfortable living space, including 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 convertible queen-sized sofa beds, and more!
Master Bedroom: King-sized bed with private balcony
Bedroom 2: Queen-sized bed
Bedroom 3: Full-sized bed
Bedroom 4: Queen-sized bed
Bedroom 5: Queen-sized bed
Bedroom 6: Queen-sized bed
Bedrooms 4-6, along with a full bathroom are on the third floor.
There are 2 pull out sofas for additional sleeping
The Golden Lamb - Famous 'prix fixe haute' cuisine, and great for catering or events
The Vanilla Bean Cafe - Award winning hearty food known as "Connecticut's Best Country Cafe"
Sharp Hill Vineyard - Locally raised and grown gourmet cuisine
No indoor smoking
No pets allowed except with special permission
No large gatherings
No noisy activities or use of screened porch after 11pm
15% Connecticut room occupancy tax and $100 cleaning fee per reservation may apply
Must be at least 21 years old to reserve the property
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Jul 3 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.