|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This airy, light home is situated on a hill-top with panoramic views of farms and forested hills.
The expansive home features a huge sun-room, dining room, and large living room, as well as a wide porch with views of the hills for enjoying morning coffee or an early evening cocktail. Four large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms make the home perfect for families or groups of friends. Large property is perfect for informal family soccer or football games. Excellent biking on country roads, miles of hiking trails and skiing nearby, and a state park with a lake within walking distance.
The location is quiet, with just a few houses nearby, yet within 20 minutes drive of historic Litchfield, 25 minutes from Norfolk's Yale music center and 10 minutes from grocery stores and movie theaters.
Keywords: farmland, farms, pool, bike, hike, walk, bright, sunny, quiet, deck, porch, spacious, view, skiing, hiking, biking
My sister, brother and I own the house, and we have been coming here for weekends and extended stays for years. Among the three of us, we work in education, music, public health and finance.
The Owner purchased this house in 1989
We love how close the house is to NYC, and that when we arrive we can look out over farms and forested hills. We swim, hang out on the lawn, play board games with our nieces and nephews on the porch, go swimming in the nearby lake, and barbeque and cook big meals for our friends and families.
We had a delightful time on our recent 4 day weekend. The house was very comfortable, the property was beautiful and the views were breathtaking.
The location and view from the top of the house is beautiful. The owners were very prompt in responding to our texts and very easy to get along with. The pool was a great addition it kept the kids busy and also enjoyed the games you had available for the kids as well in the house.
The only thing is we had to do a little bit more cleaning when we arrived and the wifi issue(which the owners took care of promptly) I really appreciated this especially considering it was a Holiday weekend. Overall we enjoyed our stay in this home. I would definitely consider it again in the future!
My family and friends had a wonderful week here. The house is lovely; we especially enjoyed the sun room off of the kitchen. The best part, however, was the amazing yard, porch and pool. We were two couples and three small children, and a few days we never even left the property. The house is on top of a hill and all you can see are beautiful trees, rolling hills and wildflowers, as well as gorgeous clouds. It was serene.
We appreciated how everything was meticulously clean, and the kitchen was well stocked. My only complaint was the that master bedroom does not have dark curtains so it was quite bright at sunrise, but a small concern seeing how beautiful it is. We hope to come back in the fall or winter to see the change of season as well.
P.S. For any yoga renters, I strongly recommend Charym in Litchfield (Approx. 25 minutes away). It's a beautiful space and we took two lovely classes there! A perfect compliment to a vacation!
This is a gorgeous house in a gorgeous hilltop setting. Very private, lovely veranda, huge garden, outdoor pool and terrific views. Inside is bright, spacious, well equipped and furnished with a sense of casual elegance. In other words, a grand country house you can feel completely spoiled and, at the same time, completely at home in. All is as described. The owners are quick to respond and very pleasant to deal with. This year was our second time here and we are already looking forward to our third.
My husband and I stayed in this beautiful home for a week. The setting at the top of a hill ensured that the home was always cool, even in August. The view from the porch is so wonderful that we honestly could have spent all our time just relaxing and enjoying it. However, we spent our days hiking the trails just down the road, and ate at several wonderful restaurants in the towns of Litchfield, New Preston and Washington Depot. We also enjoyed a visit to the Guy Wolff pottery in Bantam, where we bought some beautiful hand-thrown flower pots, and White Flower Farm in Litchfield, where we saw lovely display gardens.
The home is clean and spacious, and beautifully furnished. There were plenty of clean linens and towels provided, and the washer/dryer was a great help. The pool is sparkling clean, and a wonderful way to while away an afternoon. The owners were prompt and helpful in responding to any questions we had prior to our visit, and made sure we had several contact numbers in case of concerns during our stay.
We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives, and we look forward to visiting again in the future.
We spent a great weekend in this wonderful house in early June 2013. We were 3 couples and 3 children between 2 and 3 year-old. The house is beautiful and very well maintained. We had lots of space and there was even a room with plenty of toys for the children. The swimming pool was nice and very clean. The garden is huge and we've had the chance to see a dear and a few rabbits.
The location is great as it is really in the middle of the nature but in the same time just 10 minutes away from grocery stores and other convenient stores.
We absolutely recommend this house for a weekend or a longer period of time. We definitely look forward to coming back to this house.
The positives: The renting process was smooth and the owner was quick to answer any questions I had. The home is in a great location and the home overall was clean and lovely with a fantastic view. The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of space to accommodate several people
The exceptions: While the old world charm of the house was appreciated the 'old world' amenities were not. The home is need of some updates that I think are essential for a rental property and for the price point of this particular rental. The appliances are old and well "mostly worked". The washer only washed on hot and there were several tricks to keep it running. The coffee pot leaked, which the owner did agree to replace when told after we left. Most of pots and pans were rusty and in my opinion not suitable to cook with. The TV in the living room was basic local channels only, the signal was sketchy and the TV in the bedroom did not work at all. Despite these issues, I still give the rental 4 stars b/c my husband and I had a great vacation and made due with what was provided with a few trips to Target to fill in the gaps (i.e. coffee pot and washcloths).
Lakes: State park in walking distance (30 minutes) offers swimming with lifeguards and canoes for rent. Winchester lake is a large, beautiful lake a 10 minute drive away - great for fishing or boating (bring your own equipment) and good for adult swimmers.
Bikers' and runners' paradise: huge network of country roads to explore!
Music: Norfolk's Yale music center is 25 minutes away http://music.yale.edu/norfolk/ and Infinity Hall is close by http://www.infinityhall.com/calendar
Skiing: The closest mountain is Mohawk, 30 mins away, and Jiminy Peak is 1 hour 40 mins away
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
we charge $75/pp/night over 4 people.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.