A TOUCH OF LONDON LUXURY IN THE CATSKILLS

Sarah Butterworth & Sam Phillips

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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A TOUCH OF LONDON LUXURY IN THE CATSKILLS

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4 Beautiful Bedrooms, 2 Lovely Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 8 Adults

Come and sample the best of the Catskill Mountains with a London twist. Sarah and Sam have brought a hint of their hometown over the pond to this beautiful Victorian house two and a half hours from New York City and two hours from New Jersey.

Arrive to bedrooms made up with Egyptian cotton linens from The White Company London, with towels to match (bath, hand and face towels provided for every guest). Enjoy bathrooms with locally-made soaps, shampoos and conditioners which we encourage you to take home at the end of your stay. When you’re hungry, hang out and cook in the large, well-equipped kitchen, complete with Dualit toaster and a professional gas stove. If you fancy a cuppa, try out the ‘Brit Speak’ mugs!

For skiing, Plattekill and Belleayre mountains are both less than fifteen minutes drive away and Plattekill offers world-class mountain-biking in the summer (our basement has plenty of storage for bikes and a bike workshop stand). Alternatively, try kayaking on the lake one minute’s walk down the road or on the stunning Pepacton reservoir ten minutes drive away (rentals available). Try one of the countless local hiking trails or, if you’re into fishing, experience the legendary trout fishing around Beaverkill, less than half an hour’s drive. For produce, sample the locally-made maple syrup and organic produce at the Round Barn farmers market every Saturday in the summer (two minutes drive away or a ten minute walk). And if all that sounds too strenuous, you can always just wander out onto the sun-drenched back deck with a book or sit in the shade with nothing more than the sound of the stream at the bottom of the garden to break the silence.

The big garden is perfect for dining out in the summer. There are tables and chairs to accommodate twelve guests on the patio by the stream. The large, flat lawn is ideal for the kids to play tag, frisbee or soccer and it’s easy to keep an eye on them from the comfort of the kitchen/sitting room. Andes, a twenty minute drive, has a wonderful outdoor swimming pool plus diving area that children adore.

There are great restaurants and bars nearby. Just ten minutes away, Public bar and restaurant serves tempting cocktails and Peekamoose restaurant is legendary with all Catskillites! Margarettville, Andes, Phoenicia and lots of other local towns are wonderful places for antiquing and artisanal products.

In the evening, make use of the array of board games or settle down with a book from the diverse collection or a movie on the latest Samsung HD Smart TV and Blueray DVD player. The kitchen is equipped with a four-speaker sound system with iPod connection and wireless internet is also provided.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Sarah Butterworth & Sam Phillips

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Sarah and Sam both grew up in England but spend much of their time in the USA. Sarah studied French Literature at college and Sam Fine Art. Sam is a software entrepreneur and Sarah works in education. They currently live in London where they have two children at university and two in school.

Sarah Butterworth & Sam Phillips purchased this house in 2006

We discovered the Catskills together in 1990 when we escaped New York City for our first weekend away. We immediately fell in love with the vast expanses, dense trees, rolling mountains and covered bridges! The quiet village of Halcottsville, by beautiful Lake Wawaka and the farming history of Bragg Hollow came later. The simple white house, built with local materials and crafted with hand tools with its own stream at the bottom of the garden, has hosted large family dinners, garden parties for friends and neighbors and intimate candlelit suppers for two over the years. Sarah and Sam got engaged here and then got married outside in the expansive gardens of a friend’s nearby house.

Since we've been coming here, we've found it is the perfect getaway location either for an active break outdoors or for just getting away from it all to de-compress. Usually we do both with friends, family or sometimes just the two of us!

There are so many outdoor activities at all times of year. In the winter, there are two great ski resorts within fifteen minutes drive (Belleayre and Plattekill) plus there's cross country skiing and snow shoeing to be done too. In the summer, there's great hiking, cycling, mountain-biking, kayaking and swimming at the lovely outdoor pool in Andes. Local shops abound for browsing and there are auctions, flea-markets, yard sales and plenty of opportunities for antiquing or finding an unexpected treasure.

The local food scene is very active. There's the local farmers' market at the round barn on Saturdays (2 minutes drive away) in the summer with a copious supply of local organic produce. Peekamoose restaurant never disappoints and we've discovered lots of other great eateries too.

Often, though, we will simply relax and chat or read on the sun-drenched back deck or around the garden table on the stream-side patio.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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A Touch of London Luxury in the Catskills
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COMFORTABLE, COZY, QUIET

  • 5 of 5
The house is comfortable, well maintained and well equipped. While not luxurious, there are luxurious touches such as high quality sheets, soft fluffy towels, and locally made bath soaps. For those who want to cook the kitchen is stocked with everything you need including heavy bottomed pots and sharp chef's knives.

The owners and their property manager are also accommodating. They graciously offered to set up the sofa bed in the living room for my mother who has trouble going up stairs.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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COZY RETREAT FOR SKI GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The house was wonderful !! Easy to find and close to everything. When we arrived everything was already ready for us. Was so nice to arrive to a few local goodies including local milk, bread, butter and marmite (not quite local) and a hand written postcard from the home manager. Everything you could need was there. We were a group of 8 coming up for a ski weekend at Belleayre (15 minutes away) and had plenty of space. The only problem we had was we misplaced the house key !! The house manager was so great and came and met us and gave us a spare so we could get back in immediately !! Thankfully we found the key the next day but was great to know your not alone up there and there was someone to help you out in case of emergency. I definitely recommend reading the house manual, there is a lot of really helpful information in there that will make your stay super easy. Overall great house and great people. Definitely reccomend this house for your stay !!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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AMAZING COUNTRY HOME!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough wonderful things about this house. I've been several times now with family and friends and loved every moment. The kitchen has an open plan where everyone can congregate (and everyone does!). The house is large yet feels cozy and has modern updates in all the right places (kitchens and baths). Overall it has a charming happy feeling. It's also just a short walk to the beautiful town. My sister and friends often went running or took long walks around the lake which I'll never forget. We all loved staying here and hope to come back again this summer.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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SWEET AND COZY! PERFECT FOR A POSSE OF FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
I stayed for a long weekend at Bragg Hollow with a bunch of friends. This is a wonderful place to explore the Catskills from. We loved the crazy Bibliobarn bookshop and the Round Barn farmers’ market which has the best pesto ever. Gorgeous house has everything that you need and Sam and Sarah were super-helpful every step of the way.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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RELAXING SUMMER STAY

  • 5 of 5
We came here with our two young children (aged 4 and 7). It was the perfect place for a family with lots of space for them to run around in the garden, play ball games, frisbee etc. where we could easily keep an eye on them while enjoying a glass of wine in the house! The kids adored the stream at the end of the garden and spent hours building little dams and ponds. There’s also a great outdoor pool in Andes (20 minutes away) which the kids loved. In the evenings we would often walk around Lake Wawaka and admire the herons or drive over to Roxbury for a bite. The house is beautiful and extremely well maintained and, unlike a lot of rentals, has great quality cookware and facilities. Wonderful!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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NATURAL BEAUTY!

  • 5 of 5
My family of five has stayed at Sarah & Sam's lovely home several times, both for skiing and for summer vacationing. Their home is full of charm & character, from the original woodwork and hardware to the local artwork, antique furnishings, and super-cozy bedding. Yet it is fully modern and convenient, with a well-outfitted professional-grade kitchen. The layout of the house works perfectly for families (we've visited with babies through teens), with plenty of spaces for gathering--or for hiding out. The serene setting invites the visitor to slow down, relax, and take in the natural beauty. For city dwellers, the night sky is not to be missed!

The home is perfectly situated for easy access to both Plattekill and Belleayre Mountains, both of which offer excellent skiing and very smooth and simple rental operations in addition to cozy lodges. In summer, the outdoor pursuits abound, and you can discover swimming holes, walking/running/biking trails, and quaint towns to wander through.

Margaretville, just a short drive away from Bragg Hollow, provides all the necessities along with a wide range of shops. Even closer, the Round Barn farmers' market boasts a large and eclectic variety of produce, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts.

My family always looks forward to a visit to Sarah & Sam's home, and my kids often ask, "when can we go back?"
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Stewart International Airport
Nearest Train
56 Miles
Rhinebeck, NY
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Pine Hill
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
T Bar Saloon
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Plattekill Mountain
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hanah Country Resort
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Public
Car: necessary
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Halcottsville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
May 21 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$390
$2,184
$8,304
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$320
$1,792
$6,813
 
 
Fall Color Season
Sep 22 2014 - Nov 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
$370
$2,072
$7,878
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 3 2014 - Dec 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$320
$1,792
$6,813
 
 
Ski Season
Dec 22 2014 - Mar 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$420
$2,352
$8,943
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,680
$6,388
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 500
Notes The following public holiday weekends will be charged at Summer Season rates and carry a three day minimum: Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving.

A $300 security deposit is required and is refunded within five days of checking out, assuming no damages.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Halcottsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Lge walk-in shower, under-floor heating, heated towel rail
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , Shower hose on tub. Great view of the stream.
  • Relax knowing that bathrooms are equipped with soaps and complimentary hand-made Catskill Mountain shampoo and conditioner.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Four poster queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Corner room overlooking garden and stream
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , West-facing bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Corner room overlooking garden and front of the house
  • There are four large, well-lit bedrooms with pretty views. Three of the rooms have queen beds and one has a full-sized (double) bed. The maximum number of adults is eight. There are also two mattresses which can be used by special arrangement for children. All bedrooms are made up with pressed White Company London Egyptian cotton linens.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • library
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
Notes:
For cyclists, there is a Park workshop stand in the basement for bike repairs plus a large workbench. Also, plenty of space for storing bikes.
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