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Comfy, Affordable Cottage 4 Acres of Woods, Brook & River

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Large Deck On 4 Acres Of Woodlands (Sleeps 6)

Furnished cottage, with large deck, on 4 acres of woods, with brook and 200 feet Housatonic River frontage. Use of Sharon beach, tennis courts, and children's play area.

Located in the beautiful Litchfield Hills, the cottage is 2 minutes from West Cornwall and its covered bridge, and 10 minutes from Sharon, the beautiful towns of Lakeville, Salisbury and Falls Village, the Appalachian Trail, Music Mountain and Limerock Park racetrack, one hour from the Berkshires and Tanglewood, and 2 hours from Manhattan.

The interior is 900 square feet with two bedrooms, sunroom, living room, kitchen and eat-in cove. Deck is about 50 by 10 feet and wraps around cottage. Internet, cable TV and CD player included. Clothes washer and dryer in basement. Pets not allowed. No smoking in cottage.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ned Towle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Ned Towle

Married, father of three and grandfather of six!

Ned Towle purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Ned Towle chose Cornwall

This part of New England is beautiful and quaint and the cottage, brook, river, and West Cornwall town are as good as it gets.

What makes this cottage unique

We like the sound of the bubbling brook, the quiet of the woods, sitting on the deck surrounded by an amphitheater of 100 foot tall trees, jogging along the dirt road on the other side of the Housatonic River, walking through our woods or down our road to the River, the Covered Bridge, Wandering Moose Cafe and other shops in West Cornwall, kayaking and rafting on the River, hiking the nearby trails, going to the movies in Millerton, and visiting the nearby towns of Lakeville, Salisbury, Sharon, Kent, Amenia and Millerton.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This little charming cottage is nestled in the woods of a beautiful setting, with a brook and a river for walking by or going in. The little home had everything we needed, but we just loved the outdoors, all it offered and the chance to go--not too far--when we wanted to eat out, dine, shop and enjoy culture. This was a steal, a gem, for us busy folks who needed to slow way down.
Apr 2014
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Comfy, Affordable Cottage 4 Acres of Woods, Brook & River
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

The rental was clean, comfortable, and adequate for our needs.

  • 4 of 5

The rental was clean, comfortable, and adequate for our needs. The grill works well(we grilled the four nights we were there) and the deck provides a good view of the surrounding yard( we saw two very large dear). If you are planning to do more than simple cooking, I recommend bringing some of your own equipment. The owner is very helpful with supplying information for your activities. If you check out the cottage you will find maps and other literature for the area. There are interesting books throughout the cottage.

The area is very beautiful – small interesting towns, plenty of water sports, and hiking. We brought our own kayaks and enjoyed the Housatonic River and saw two eagles while kayaking on Smudge Pond. The Audubon Society is 15 minutes away and is certainly worth visiting. I’m sure this area is stunning during the fall.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Retro cottage in NW CT

  • 4 of 5

This VRBO is a quaint cottage near many popular hiking trails, Sharon beach and cute towns. We rented this place with a couple that had a 1-year-old. While everything is clean, this home has mostly original finishes - I'm talking GE fridge, stove and even the bathroom vanity from 1940s and all in working condition. The place has a fresh coat of paint and fairly new carpets and is clean for the most part. The barbecue is new and high quality and we enjoyed grilling on the deck and eating outside.

The only downside is the kitchen has a LOT of ants and there is definitely a mouse or mice somewhere as well. We put all the food in the fridge or double bagged. There is definitely a faint smell of animal urine when you enter the house, which I hope the owner will remedy.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hmmmm, not good. Will carry on the woodsy battle against ants and mice with better success for future guests!!
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful cottage for 3 weeks in July and enjoyed every moment. The kids and I arrived to find the place clean and welcoming. We quickly made it our home away from home and it became the perfect place to explore the area. The owner was responsive when we needed anything and even had a tea kettle and tea pot delivered once he realised I was a tea drinker :-). I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends who want to explore the North Western parts of Connecticut. Thank you Ned, for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane, You were a wonderful guest and thanks for your positive review. Ned
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Great getaway in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We spent 10 days around Christmas time with my wife and 3 children in this great cabin. House was clean and nice and we had a great time enjoying the nature around. The house is perfectly located close to Litchfield and Goshen area and just 10 minutes from Mohawk Mountain where we went skiing 2 days. The owner was very friendly and accomodating. A great getaway for any season!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Delightful. Perfect for outdoors beauty, serenity and kids.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing four days here than I have had for a long time. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, albeit not uber modern, but this is insignificant when you spend most of the time outside on the serene surround decking and garden. It was perfect for our three children of 4 and 2 and 2 who spent hours playing in the frog filled stream that runs through the property, or running in the garden, all of which could be seen from the house allowing us adults to relax as we knew they were perfectly safe and happy. In addition, the property is exceptionally well cared for and all under the raised veranda is swept regularly which is a comfort. Facilities are good and generous with the little extras you can forget, from loo roll to salt and pepper and soap, which reflects the accommodating owner. Its a good grill too. Hoping we will go back when we can. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review - we are happy when our guests are happy!
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clean, relaxing, great rural getaway

  • 4 of 5

Spent a pleasant week in this clean, quiet cabin nestled in the Litchfield Hills. Owner very friendly and accommodating. Perfectly locatated for exploring the Northwest corner of CT and the fall foliage.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, how nice. Our first official "review". We aim to please!
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Westchester County Airport (or Bradley Intn'l)
Nearest Barpub
6.8 Miles
Sharon Valley Tavern
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Canaan Country Club
Nearest Train
16.5 Miles
Metro North Wassaic Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wandering Moose Cafe in West Cornwall
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Beach
11.6 Miles
Sharon Town Beach, Mudge Pond
Car: necessary

Other activities include: walking, jogging, or biking along Upper River Road which runs three miles alongside the Housatonic River in West Cornwall; walking, jogging or biking on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail; visiting and walking in the Emily Winthrop MilesWildlife Sanctuary, 4 miles away; hiking the Appalachian Trail which passes through West Cornwall. Winter activities: The cottage is 10 minutes from the Mohawk Mountain Ski Area - 5 trails, 4 lifts and $30 lift tickets; and 45 minutes from Butternut Basin in Great Barrington, MA, and Catamount Ski Area in Hillsdale, NY.; there is snowshoeing or XC skiing at the Harlem Valley Rail Trail; and horse-drawn sleigh rides through the New England countryside at Loon Meadow Farm in Norfolk.


Rates & Availability

West Cornwall Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $95

The $250 security deposit will be sent back 1-3 days after your stay provided there is no damage to the cottage.

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West Cornwall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen-size bed plus very nice bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis

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