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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 Queen-sized pull out sofas for additional sleeping. And 4 traditional (non-pull out) sofas that guests can sleep on - 3 (6.5 ft in length) and 1 (5.5 ft in length).
- 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 $200 cleaning fee per reservation may apply
- $20 per person per night extra person fees apply to reservations with more than 8 people
- Must be at least 21 years old to reserve the property
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Owner / Property Manager purchased this house in 1902
Our family traveled from several different states for our son's wedding. Our stay at The Barn was fabulous and conveniently located for travel between Putnam, Plainfield, and Woodstock. With so many bedrooms, it was great to have family and friends stay with us and not worry about individual hotel rooms. It was also nice to have room outside for our grandson to run around. The owner was onsite and readily available to answer any questions we had. Town is just a five minute drive and there are grocery stores, convenience stores, coffee, and even a Walmart close by. Three living room areas provided lots of space to enjoy together. The kitchen was huge and great for family meals. We loved every minute of our stay!
Our stay at the Barn at Gray Mare Hill was absolutely wonderful! We rented out this space for our wedding at the near by Golden Lamb Buttery and it made a perfect weekend even better. Much of our wedding party was traveling in from out of state so it was wonderful to be able to spend the whole weekend together under one roof. Everyone was able to have their own rooms and there are more than enough bathrooms that no one got in each others way. The huge kitchen was a great bonus as we were able to have a family meal one night and all catch up.
MaryBeth and Doug are absolutely amazing! They are so inviting and they have built a beautiful home that they are more than welcome to show you around and share the renovation history.
What a great place. The owner was on site, and so hospitable. She brought us fresh tomatoes from her garden, and homemade pear crisp from her pear trees. The place was beautiful and huge. Plenty of room for the 14 ladies that were attending. We could have fit 10 more easily. We will be staying there again next year. Loved it. Also the pool was awesome.
My family enjoyed this home to come together and celebrate my mom's 60th Birthday. There was plenty of space for all and all the needed materials to make a great weekend. The owner was lovely as well.
We stayed in this lovely home for 5 days with our extended family for the occasion of our daughter's wedding at the nearby Golden Lamb Buttery. The home suited our needs perfectly! There was plenty of room for everyone and it was wonderful being together in a real home rather than a cramped hotel. The owner, Mary Beth, greeted us upon arrival like old friends! She made sure we had everything we could possibly need, including the few grocery items we had requested in advance. She showed around and explained the history of the converted barn which we loved learning about. We especially enjoyed walking around the grounds and relaxing on the back porch in the comfortable wicker chairs. Being in the area for a wedding was a busy, exciting time but having a great comfortable house to come back to every evening was a pleasure. Thank you, Mary Beth and Doug and I hope we meet again if we are back in the area.
We had a tremendous stay at the Barn. We took day trips to the aquarium in Mystic, CT., Boston, and even Maine. Doug and MaryBeth were great hosts. The home is very spacious and lots of room to roam outside. It was still a bit cool for us to use the pool, although it was open. It is very nice to have a Wal-mart close (less than 2 miles) but still be in a rural setting. Our biggest complaint would be that pictures on-line don't really do it justice. Also, MaryBeth made us a wonderful breakfast one morning. It is a great place to stay in New England.