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Baby lambs!, spectacular views of pastures, lovely amenities and tennis court

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6.

Spend time on a farm with spectacular views and lovely amenities. Mayflower Cottage is the prettiest place to experience springtime and summer in the Berkshires. Spring will bring forsythia, daffodils and baby lambs in addition to long views of the morning sunrise out of the kitchen windows to the east and warm afternoon sunsets to the west, where you'll see Jug End Mountain.

The Cottage is newly renovated and furnished. It has a fantastic kitchen and large farm table to accommodate the 'farm-to-table' experience. Surrounded by acres of protected pasture and hay fields with a southeast facing deck and screened porch.

The Cottage is on the Appalachian Trail 1 mile from the Jug End Road trailhead.

It is walking distance (1 mile) from South Egremont center where there is a country store, library, school house, post office, bank and fine restaurant.

South Egremont has a nine hole golf course at the Egremont Country Club which is open to the public. It is 2 miles from the cottage. Mayflower Farm has a tennis court available on the property.

More Details

Peter and Ellen Maggio
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Peter and Ellen Maggio

Mayflower Farm has been in our family since 1973. Peter and Ellen have raised three daughters here in Berkshire County and have also been raising sheep since 1997. In 2010 the farm property across the road was available and the family purchased it. Adding the cottage and the barns to the sheep enterprise has been valuable. The entire farm consists of approximately 30 acres of owned and leased land, much of it conserved.

Peter and Ellen Maggio purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Peter and Ellen Maggio chose Berkshires

The guests at Mayflower Farm all agree that the views from the house are stunning!

And, it's fun to watch the sheep.

What makes this cottage unique

South Egremont is a beautiful Berkshire town. It is an easy commute from both NYC and Boston and it is close to Great Barrington and all of the wonderful visitor attractions that the Berkshires have to offer.


Egremont Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Ground floor master bedroom with dressing room and full bathroom. Second floor 2 bedrooms each with two twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
The cottage has a circular driveway and a garage with automatic door opener. It has a laundry / mud room. The kitchen has a six burner gas stove and double wall ovens. Mayflower Farm sells lamb.


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Baby lambs!, spectacular views of pastures, lovely amenities and tennis court
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful, peaceful, welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, peaceful setting, lovely welcoming hosts. Sitting on the screened-in porch, listening to the singing of birds and the baa-ing of sheep--we were there for a long holiday weekend, but felt, at the end, as if we'd been away for a month vacation. Hard to leave, eager to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Quiet and Private

  • 5 of 5

The house is Extremely clean with a very open floor plan that made it a very comfortable stay for all of us.


  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belchertown, MA

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy ,comfortable place with an awesome kitchen and spacious and relaxing living areas. Sitting on the patio on a cool September day watching the sheep graze as the sun rises and the fog burns off is perhaps the best therapy money can buy. Ellen and Peter are gracious hosts and have done a spectacular job with this cottage. I wish I could live here. We will certainly return. I already miss the sheep!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Brooklyn MY

Wonderful relaxing and beautifully equipped house

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay ay the Mayflower Cottage. The house is well set up for a rental. Everything is tastefully done and everything works! The owners were very reliable. Sitting on the deck and watching the sheep go out, graze in the fields and come back was relaxing. The location is great for going to Tanglewood, Great Barrington and other places. Having the AT right out the door was handy for early morning walks on the trail. We would recommend this rental without any reservations at all.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The cottage is amazing!! simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage has been wonderful from the moment we walked in. It is a great location and kept extremely clean. We can not say enough about the owners Peter and Ellen who are truely kind and welcoming. My son loves to see sheep in the morning. He was even lucky enough to see the birth of a baby lamb. Peter is always patient and kind to answer all our questions about the sheep. We love watching the morning sunrise from our back porch. Our family has gone hiking in the back yard on the Appalachian Trail, skiing at nearby mountains and just walked around the beautiful town of Great Barrington. We love staying at the cottage and are looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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A bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Second year at this beautiful bit of heaven.... Another tough day trying to decide what to do....

Sit on the porch and watch the sheep.drifting by, take a long walk on a country road, go to the farmers market and bring home some veggies,,,read a book. Listen to the birds chirp.....hmmmm

We have been coming to the berkshires for 40 years and never get enough of it.. Mayflower farm is a treasure!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Mill South Egremont MA
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Egremont Country Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Wassaic NY
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Massachusetts Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Stagecoach Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Catamount Ski Area
Car: necessary

Mayflower Cottage is located 2.5 hours from New York City and 2 hours from Boston. The Cottage is part of Mayflower Farm, a farm that raises Romney sheep.

The Cottage sits on three acres and is surrounded by approximately 125 acres of conserved land, with views of Jug End mountain and sweeping views to the east and south. The property is bordered on the north by the Appalachian Trail and the Kellogg Conservation Center.

Great Barrington, Lenox and Pittsfield, where one can attend Tanglewood, Berkshire Theater Festival, Shakespeare and Co., Barrington Stage Co. and many fine restaurants are all within a 10 - 20 minute drive. The Berkshire Choral Festival at Berkshire School is 2 minutes down the road. The Egremont Country Club and golf course is 2 miles from the cottage.

It is minutes to Catamount Ski Area and 10 minutes to Butternut Ski Area.

Other Activities: hiking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Initial deposit of 1/2 rent due on signing lease. Remainder due on arrival.
Security deposit $ 250.00. due on arrival.
Cleaning fee of $ 50.00 per hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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