This welcoming rustic farmhouse remains charming and unspoiled inside with lots of room to roam outside, including 84 private acres. Perfect for small groups, families and as a romantic retreat. Top floor fully renovated in 2014 to create two large, beamed-ceiling bedrooms, TV games room, and shower room with toilet and underfloor heating. 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. You can follow the extensive Vermont Association of Snowmobile Travers (VAST) networks from the property for miles, either walking, biking, or on snowmobiles. In the summer you can find extensive hiking, biking, and kayaking in the surrounding state parks and forests, and swimming at Townshend Dam Beach, beautiful Grout Pond, Somerset Reservoir, 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 Bittersweet Cafe just a few minutes' walk away provides great coffee, hot chocolate and pancakes (with Vermont maple syrup of course) at breakfast or delicious sandwiches at lunch.
The house sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen, 3 twin bedrooms), two bath/shower with toilet. There is a pull-out for 2 extra visitors. The large wood-paneled and beamed living room has working fireplace (firewood provided). The Sitting room is separate with views over meadows, historic cemetery, and mountains. The upstairs TV games room gives extra room to hang out, with a desk by the window for those who want to work. The large dining room with farmhouse table and benches seats 10. A separate, panelled mudroom stores away coats, boots, bags, and skis. The well-equipped kitchen looks out over lawns and meadows. Dishwasher, Microwave, coffee makers, large Washer-dryer.