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COZY HISTORIC HILLTOP COTTAGE WITH MOUNT ASCUTNEY VIEW

John

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

John

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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COZY HISTORIC HILLTOP COTTAGE WITH MOUNT ASCUTNEY VIEW

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

Brownsville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This exceedingly charming cottage on a wooded hilltop just outside of Brownsville has great views of Mt Ascutney and a burbling brook at the base of the hill. The historic converted early 1800's one room school house is filled with many antique furnishings. Hanging in the stairway are photographs of the house when it was the Hammond Hill School, with its teacher and her students. Enjoy the coziness of a gas fireplace in the living room or a wood fire in the chiminea on the deck. The cottage features a fully equipped and outfitted kitchen. Both bedrooms are upstairs, the master with a queen size bed and the second bedroom with a full-size double bed. The stairs are steep and may be a challenge for some individuals. All bed and bath linens are supplied.

Mt. Ascutney, only 5 minutes away, with opportunities for hiking, mountain biking or cross country skiing. There is easy access to the VAST trail network for snowmobiling, cross country skiing or snow shoeing. Mountain bikers will find some of the best single track trails in New England. Miles of great trails are accessible right from the house.

Ascutney Mountain Resort has many amenities including a shop for kayak and bicycle rentals. There is a full restaurant and bar available in the main lodge. In addition, the resort has outdoor tennis courts and a heated indoor swimming pool with an adjacent fitness room. There are several ski mountains in the area including Okemo, Killington, Suicide 6, Pico and Sunapee. There is no down hill skiing available at Ascutney. For you golfers, there are 5 courses only 15 to 45 minutes away.

The village of Woodstock, about 25 minutes from Brownsville is known world-wide for its artisans, its artists, and the galleries that show their works. It is also home to the Billings Farm, the Woodstock Inn and the Rockefeller Woodstock Resort. Nearby is the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock.

Close to Woodstock is the Village of Quechee where you’ll find the famous glass works factory of Simon Pearce with its retail shop of glassware and wonderful restaurant.

Nearby on the Connecticut river is the Cornish Art Colony with the home of Augustus Saint-Gaudens and the Maxfield Parrish museum.

There really is something for everyone any time of year!

Keywords: Ascutney, foliage, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, trails, horses, trails, Woodstock, Quechee, Okemo, Hanover, GMHA, antiques, golf

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

Why John chose Brownsville

Our parents bought the cottage in 1977 as a vacation home. They always enjoyed staying there in all seasons. We have kept the cottage in the family as it always brings back wonderful memories.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is the perfect setting and location to enjoy all that New England has to offer in any season or to just sit by the fire or on the deck and read a good book.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
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Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
-302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
5

Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our too short visit to this lovely part of the country! This cottage is perfectly situated between Woodstock and Quechee, VT, which were our destinations. Setting is quite peaceful and beautiful. The cottage was spotless and included everything necessary for a get-away. Would have loved to have a little more time so I could have spent hours in the book nook at the top of the stairs! We also enjoyed reading the history of the school house.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
-302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
-
4

Relaxing Bit of History

  • 4 of 5
The little School House was inviting from the moment we walked in. The photos were correct and helped us know we were at the right place. The table on the deck made for some nice afternoons in the sun. We enjoyed the music collection and the DVDs while keeping cozy and warm by the fireplace (gas) in the evenings. The kitchen was small but well equipped. It was like being back in time reading the history books of the area and photos of the original school. The location was great for walking and driving the back roads to see the colors of Fall, with the lovely old town of Woodstock about 20 minutes drive. Thanks John for sharing your place.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
-302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
London. UK
5

Visit to see fall colours

  • 5 of 5
Great old world character cottage, perfect for two of us visiting. We were looking to stay in and cook each night - probably a fraction too far if you wanted to eat out at local restaurants.
Near to Woodstock and other areas of interest.
Easy to find - although coming from the West may be easier than the East depending on direction of appraoch.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
business
Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
-302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
New Boston, NH
5

Historic

  • 5 of 5
A place to ponder the past, the old school house was charming and functional. The chimenia made the evening, and the location made it convenient. Hope to go back.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
-302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
CT
5

Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5
I was competing at GMHA and stayed at this delightful schoolhouse with my husband and young daughter. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well appointed. There is no cellphone or internet capabilities, but this is a welcome respite from our normal lives. Drinking coffee on the deck in the AM and enjoying a glass of wine at night was peaceful and delightful. My husband brought his road bicycle and enjoyed riding the local VT back roads. Lovely cottage!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cozy Historic Hilltop Cottage with Mount Ascutney View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398760vb
-302 593 9881
Brownsville Eastern Vermont
5

A little slice of Heaven...

  • 5 of 5
OH!
MY!
GAWD!

I have a smile from ear to ear to ear! ?

I cannot begin to express how much my friend and I just love, Love, but LOVED your place in Vermont! Everything but everything about it is perfect!
It’s so charming! I was able to de-stress, decompress from the stress of life back in Montreal and reconnect with myself. We weren’t able to get the tv going but that was a blessing in disguise b/c your collection of music is superb!!! Divine! And your collection of books, so interesting! Voltaire? WOW! And so beautifully decorated. So warm. So inviting. So so so so very charming!

We weren’t really sure how the gas fireplace works as we have just good ol’ electric baseboards back home. That’s in fact our only comment. If only we had better instructions as to what we need to do with a gas heater. Do we turn it off when we leave? Does it go on and off automatically? Just silly little things like that… I was a little paranoid that we were going to blow up the place… We are so unfamiliar with gas heating, gas appliances…

My friend was so taken with your book about the history of the place that she was up until 5 am Saturday morning, just reading and enjoying your space

Ooh, actually I do have one more suggestion if I may. Parts of the driveway gets a lot of sun so the snow melts and when it gets cold, it freezes up again so it becomes a slippery icy slope. If there was a bucket of sand, gravel or something that we could used to sprinkle on the ice it would have saved us some nasty spills

My friend is an interior decorator so don’t be surprised if you find some of your stuff rearranged on the shelves and stuff. She likes her space just so… I hope that’s okay.

Well done! We’ll be back. In fact, I am working on getting hubby up there for a romantic weekend getaway….

Thank you again!
Maria
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $155 Per night

Brownsville Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Brownsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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