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Ashintully Cottage in spectacular setting

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Sandisfield Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 7

This bright cottage sits between Ashintully Gardens (landscaped public gardens with winding brook, fountain, paths and hiking trails to the stunning ruins of Ashintully) and the McLennan Reservation on Round Mountain, 1000 acres of wooded hiking trails and the largest beaver dam in Berkshire County. The land around the cottage is under conservation restriction and there are plenty of places to hike and explore. You can hear the bells of a nearby monastery. Also very close to the Appalachian trail, several lakes and ponds, and the Tyringham Cobble, and a driveable distance from Bartholomew's Cobble, Mounument Mountain, the Ice Glen, Bash Bish Falls, Beartown State Forest and Mt Greylock. Close to Lee with restaurants and outlet mall, and Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington. 20 min drive to Tanglewood Music Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jacobs Pillow, Shakespeare and Company, Chesterwood, The Mount, Naumkeg, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and more. An hour from the Hancock Shaker Village, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Mass MOCA.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Jennifer Bishop
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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Ashintully Cottage in spectacular setting
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Beatiful cottage in magical setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house in a magical setting. The larger Ashintully property--including the ruins of the mansion at the top of the hill and the gardens right across the lane--is breathtaking, and having such proximity and access to it is a rare privilege. We had one especially memorable early morning hike up to the columns.

The cottage is simply beautiful, with modern crank-out windows that let you fill the house with breezes, and with gorgeous painted floors throughout. All decisions, large and small, have obviously been made with an eye for both esthetics and practicality, and the result makes for an appealing, comfortable and deeply satisfying place to relax and retreat. One of the nicest features is the new porch, which lets you sit and/or dine with a full view of the surrounding fields and hills. (The main road is close by, but it only bothered us on one occasion.)

Jennifer is an impeccable person to rent from: prompt and thoughtful, with lots of attention to detail. She makes sure you are happy. We have rented quite a few houses, and Jennifer is among the best to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and peaceful Ashintully Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Ashintully and we loved it even more this time around. It's incredibly peaceful, while also enjoying close proximity to many other towns (Lenox, Lee, GB, Stockbridge, Monterey & Otis). There are three swimming options within 5 - 20 minutes away (Lake Garfield, Benedict Pond and the Tyringham swimming hole), and loads of walking/hiking choices. We walked on the Cobble at least once each day. The house itself is spacious, clean, and has everything you need, including a fabulous screened in porch where we spent most evenings. As others have noted, there is limited wifi and cell services, but what's available was fine for our needs (it's vacation, people: put the devices away). The owner Jennifer is very responsive and accommodating. I've rented a number of houses in the Berkshires, and Ashintully is by far my favorite.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Quaint, Rustic Cottage in beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend stay at the cottage. It was very clean and well-maintained - the best part was the new screened-in porch which gave you a beautiful view of the surrounding nature. The beds were comfortable, and first floor bedroom has full attached bathroom which is nice. The kitchen is very basic but everything worked and it was well-equipped. It was just about 10 minutes to Lee which we loved, and 20 minutes to Great Barrington and Tanglewood, so location was very convenient...and lots of hiking trails nearby. I would say if you're looking for a relaxed back-to-nature kind of weekend, this is a great place to stay. No frills (including no TV service and spotty cell/wi-fi) but clean and cozy. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the whole process.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was immaculate and in a great location. The owner is very responsive if there are any questions. Took my two teenagers and spent quality time: no internet distractions! We loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Berkshire Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved Ashintully Cottage. It was by far the cleanest property I've ever rented, and everything we needed was there. It was particularly ideal for my older parents because two of the bedrooms are on the first floor. The cottage is located in the most amazing setting, and afforded us the opportunity to take walks and hikes every day, whether at nearby Tyringham Cobble or down the road and up to the Ashintully ruins. The cottage is convenient to everything: Stockbridge is 20 minutes away; Lee is just up the road; and Lenox and Great Barrington each 20 - 25 minutes away. Ready access to three swimming spots was a major benefit when the days got hot.

Jennifer was fabulous to deal with - very responsive. She provided all the information we needed before we arrived, which made the entire experience seamless.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home across from magnificent gardens.

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to special Ashintully cottage was perfect. The owner's keen eye for beauty and comfort matches the incredible setting of this home. The cottage lends itself to privacy (4 bedrooms) and family times in wonderful country kitchen with beautiful views of surrounding country and living room. Incredible walking at Ashintully Gardens and surrounding country roads, nearby swimming and access to all Berkshire cultural attractions makes this a wonderful place to relax and recharge.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hartford, CT/Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Wassaic, NY
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-90 Mass Pike, Exit 2
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Otis or Great Barrington
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Town swimming hole
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Sandisfield Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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Housekeeping $140

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Sandisfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2nd full bath nearby
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , half bath off bedroom
  • Master bedroom on first floor has full bath attached. 2nd bedroom on 1st floor with 2nd full bath off kitchen. 4th bedroom on 2nd floor has half bath attached.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

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