Vacation in your own private retreat. This beautiful 1806 farm house sits on 14 acres in rural Killingworth, 5 miles from Madison town center and Hammonsett beach. The house is full of old charm and great updates like huge windows, sky lights, and a gourmet kitchen. 4000 square feet allow room to sprawl and relax in a secluded rural setting, yet easily access all the shoreline activities. The rooms are sunny, spacious, and well furnished. The abundant outdoor space is beautifully landscaped and private. Most of the rooms open onto quaint patios, mature gardens and old growth trees. Indoors and out, this house is a treat. Because of the size, location, and beautiful grounds the house is ideal for family gatherings, retreats, holidays, and small events. (catering, flowers,and event planning can be arranged)
The main house includes a mud room, eat-in kitchen, great room, TV room, office/guest room, three bedrooms (each w/ full baths), a library, and a downstairs half bath. There is also a separate studio with a king bed and full bath. Many rooms open onto stone patios and gardens. There are great views from every room.
The eat-in, gourmet kitchen has a six burner stove along with a wood burning cooktop/oven and two regular ovens. the kitchen opens onto one of the large stone patios with seating for 12 and a grill. The great room has a large stone hearth, a wall of windows overlooking the spectacular yard and patio, as well as three couches, and a long dining table so that everyone can spread out and relax together. The table can expand to seat 20 for large holiday meals and events.
The TV room has a large flat screen, a video library, games, and children's toys. One couch in this room converts to single bed. The office has books and a cozy couch. This room can fit an air mattress and has a 1/2 bath adjacent. The Librart has a king size bed for extra sleeping space. The mud room allows for plenty of space to get messy and do laundry.
There is one downstairs bedroom with a king size bed and a full bath.
Upstairs the house has a master bedroom with a queen size bed, a single bed and a full bath. The second upstairs bedroom has a twin bed, a full bed, and a separate sleeping alcove with a small bed, and a full bath. ( this room can sleep 2 adults or 4 children)
The grounds include a big vegetable garden, several flower gardens, a fish pond, an orchard, a fire pit, two ponds and acres of woods.
Killingworth is a small rural town 5 miles from Hammonasset beach and Chatfield Hollow lake, horse back riding, hiking, and the charming New England towns of Madison and Clinton. There are outlet malls, grocery stores, movie theaters, great restaurants, a vinyard, and I -95 all five miles away as well. Travelers can drive to the CT river valley with charming historic towns of Chester and Essex 10 miles away. Further along 95 ( w/ in 20 miles) the Mystic seaport and New Haven offer more tourist attractions and museums.
The house is located 1.45 minutes from NYC, two and a half hours to Boston, 45 minutes from Hartford, 25 minutes from New Haven. This area is one of the best kept secrets on the east coast- accessible, affordable, and beautiful.
The property has a hen house with chickens and ducks as well as cats living in the barn, and goats. Renters are not responsible for upkeep of the animals or gardens, but should know that they are there. ( and can enjoy eggs and veggies when in season, and play with the goats anytime )
There is a studio with a massage table and yoga equipment on the property. Private massage, yoga, and catering can be arranged for an additional fee.
*** This house also rents for 1500-3000 a day for events like weddings and parties ( 75 people and under)