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Perfect Country Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

Adorable Salt Box Cottage. Freshly Rehabbed. All new appliances, bath and kitchen Fixtures. Brand new furnishings (including new mattresses). Quiet country hillside to hike or picnic. 2.5 miles from town of Manchester, VT. Easy access to Fly Fishing areas, and easy 15 minute drive to Bromley Ski Mtn. 2 bedrooms up stairs (1 Q bed, 2 twins). 1 daybed with trundle in small room downstairs. 1 Full Bath down stairs. Phone, WiFi, Cable TV. Very steep staircase -(open on one side)-from upstairs bedrooms to downstairs (bathroom), not recommended for small toddlers etc. No air conditioning, but most Vermonters do not feel the need, as nights are cool and we believe in open windows and fresh air. There are Fans in every room and brand new windows with good screens. Only 7 miles or easy 10 minutes to Vermont Summer Festival- Horse Show.

Molly Perkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Why Molly Perkins chose Manchester

This cottage is part of Battenkill Farm, originally a Morgan horse farm long ago. Battenkill Farm has been owned by the Perkins family and the Orvis Company for over 40 years. All the other buildings on the farm are private residences. The cottage is known as Brook Trout Cottage and is just across the road from the famous Battenkill River. Permission to Fly fish on the River may be granted from the Orvis Company Store located just 2 or so miles away.

What makes this cottage unique

Lovely country setting for walking or bicycling. Hiking up to the Hildene Estate located down the road and up the hill.


Manchester Center Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing


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Perfect Country Cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Brook Trout Cottage is delightful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Brook Trout Cottage for 5 weeks in July and August. The cottage is delightful. Anything and everything you need is in the house on arrival. The decor of each room is very warm and inviting. The cottage is in the country 5 minutes or so from the lovely town of. Manchester. The only minor issue for us was that the internet WiFi signal was very weak.

We are hoping to stay again next year for 5 weeks during the Vermont Horse Show in 2018.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cutest cottage!!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed with my husband and 2 grown sons (21 and 17). Even though it's a small cottage, everyone had enough room to spread out and be comfortable. Great location that gave us the feeling of a country life while a close proximity to the shopping and dining in Manchester Center. We didn't have high speed internet or favorite cable channels, which boys weren't too crazy about, it forced us to spend time as a family, reading, exploring the area and being amazed with those gorgeous mountains. Having the close encounter with the peaceful cows in front of the house was fun!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission Viejo, CA

All the Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home in this cute little cottage. It has a well equipped kitchen plus washer and dryer which was so convenient after staying in hotels for two weeks. The only bathroom is on the first floor which wasn't a problem for us, but it is good to note for anyone unsteady on stairs at night. We would definitely choose to stay in this cottage on any return trips to Manchester, VT.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is clean and well-supplied, with charming touches throughout. The owner has accurately described the stair situation, so be sure it will work for you. It is close to Manchester, but not a walk away. The mountains across the road are a pretty view and sometimes, the cows stroll by. We have been coming to this area for many a year, and it is as beautiful as ever!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our rental at the cottage was wonderful. We found the property very attractive, well-maintained, beautifully furnished and clean and comfortable. Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milford, Connecticut

Great location! Charming little cape!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need in a nice little package. Super clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ekwanok, Equinox, Stratton
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

5 Minutes from charming town of Manchester, VT. home of the ORVIS Co. Hildene Historic mansion of Robert Tod Lincoln and also location of the beautiful restored Equinox Hotel and Spa. 15 minutes from Bromley Ski Mtn., 25 minutes from Stratton Ski Resort. 7 Miles or 10 minutes easy- from, Vermont Summer Festival, Horse Show in East Dorset, VT.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Caretaker will check house before rental, during rental and after checkout. Caretaker will be available if assistance is needed during stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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