This welcoming rustic farmhouse remains charming and unspoiled inside with lots of room to roam outside, including 84 private acres. Perfect for families and as a romantic retreat. The quiet location provides a real escape, yet it's convenient for both Mount Snow and Stratton ski resorts. You can cross-country ski, sled, play lawn games, and ride bikes on the property. For hill-walkers, trails on Stacey mountain behind the house lead up to the remains of early settlers' farms. In the summer you can find extensive hiking and biking in the surrounding state parks and forests, and swimming at Townshend Dam Beach, Beautiful Grout Pond, Lye Brook Falls, Hamilton Falls. Families will enjoy the petting farm at Brattleboro.
For Shoppers, the local General Store has all necessities as well as many luxuries, and exploring the funky shops and co-ops in Brattleboro always yields treasures. Manchester is famous for its high-end outlet shopping. Of course there's wonderful antiquing and craft-buying in the surrounding villages and Brattleboro; even glass-blowing in neighboring Jamaica. Enjoy good food in picturesque Newfane (Old Newfane Inn, Four Columns Inn, Coach House), Stratton (Organic Pizza Company), and West Dover (Dover Forge, Deerhill Inn, First Wok).
The house sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Queen, 2 twin bedrooms), one bath/shower with toilet. The large wood-paneled and beamed living room has working fireplace (firewood provided). The Sitting room is separate with views over meadows, cemetery, and mountains. The large dining room with farmhouse table and benches seats 10. A separate, paneled mudroom stores away coats, boots, and bags. The well-equipped kitchen looks out over lawns and meadows. Washer-dryer.
We have 4 small children and currently live overseas. We love hiking, skiing, and spending time with family and friends in Vermont.
My parents bought Fairview Farmhouse when I was a small child. I've been coming to Vermont as long as I can remember. My favorite childhood memories were born here, and now I love being able to bring my own kids. It's wonderful to let them explore freely on the property knowing they are safe well away from roads. In the evening it is cosy and romantic to sit round the fire.
The house is relaxed, not at all fussy, and welcoming. Its setting on a rise slightly away from the picturesque village of Wardsboro is peaceful and safe, yet close enough to the general store that we can walk down to the village to pick up the morning New York Times and a treat for breakfast. The views are wonderful all year round. It has a claim to fame: On the property is the largest hand-pegged barn in Southern Vermont, a massive historic structure remaining from the Farm's days as a dairy farm.