About the property
- Farmhouse3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3000 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a huge gourmet kitchen totally renovated
Sitting at the crest of Dunham's Hill is Shoreland Farm, a two-story, 4 bedroom Victorian farmhouse surrounded by 50 acres of conserved farmland. Tim and Martha have renovated the house with fresh summer colors, opening the interior space to create a big and inviting living room. They added a fabulous 5' x 8' island and prep station to the beautiful gourmet kitchen that has a high end 48" commercial stove. The kitchen also boasts a seating area next to a large cut granite fireplace for cool evenings, and a walk-out deck with gas grill and seating.
The wifi-enabled home features a living room with a flat screen television and DVD player, comfortable seating, a game closet and game table. It's another option for gathering with cocktails, sending the kids off to, or retreating with your summer reading. Additionally, there is a completely renovated full bath on each floor and a new powder room on the first floor.
The second floor has another common space/game room with games, and foosball table - and a window-encircled widow's walk. The home features an upstairs master (queen), a downstairs master (queen) with private bath, an upstairs small bedroom (double), and an upstairs large bedroom (queen and two twins). There is a washer and dryer conveniently on the second floor. There is a maximum of 10 individuals nightly.
The property sits on the historic Main Road just one mile from the end of Westport Point and ten minutes to Horseneck Beach. It is surrounded on the south and west sides by conservation land that backs up to the West Branch of the Westport River.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Tim Tolman
Tim and Martha have been coming to Westport for over thirty years and decided it was time to start their own story. Tim Tolman had a career as a very early adopter of computer graphics, digital video, 3-D animation, digital marketing, and more conventionally, political advertising and strategy. He was a part time faculty member at RISD for over twenty years, teaching digital design for print and screen, and and now is a full-time painter and cook. He may be on site working in his studio, welcomes visitors and is more than willing to give some simple cooking tips. Martha Torrance is an organization development consultant working in the public and nonprofit sectors in MA, RI and VT and in the private sector both in the US and Europe. Her work focuses on strategic planning, leadership development and executive coaching, as well as team training and development. Both Tim and Martha are avid lovers of outdoors and have a deep appreciation for the vibrant farming community and fascinating culture that is Westport. Our permanent home is 30 minutes away, so we are readily available to our renters.
Tim Tolman purchased this Farmhouse in 2015
Why Tim Tolman chose Westport
Shoreland Farm is accessible to all that Westport has to offer. The house is big, comfortable, and newly renovated, with a great kitchen for gathering, a big living room for gathering, an outside deck for gathering - and plenty of spots to disappear. There also are plenty of outdoor spots to wander. If you like to cook, there's a 48' commercial stove and an outdoor grill. Or if you would rather just pick up food, Lee's Market has an amazing selection of delicious prepared food, an attached wine and liquor store and there are many other spots for take out or dining out.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Come enjoy a newly renovated 1880's Victorian farmhouse with a very fresh and open feel. You will enjoy the grounds and the porch, but the whole of Westport - including Horseneck Beach - will be your outside experience. The interior space of this home is truly comfortable and provides multiple gathering spots as well as places to go for quiet rest. The owners believe you will find everything you need. Additionally their beautiful 2 bedroom barn can be rented with the farm house for several different week periods during the summer so you can have an entire compound for your gathering. If you're interested please inquire when you request your reservation.
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Well kept lovely retreat for a busy wedding weekend
My family of 5 were visiting Westport Point for my niece's wedding. This beautiful Victorian Farmhouse is well appointed but maintained well in it's Victorian culture. Because of our busy wedding schedule, we were unable to lounge on the beautiful wrap around porch or make best use of the beautiful family room/kitchen addition, but the 3 showers (one outdoors that my daughter-in-law greatly enjoyed) allowed us to ready for the wedding events with ease. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked, the house was immaculately clean, and Westport has a lovely quiet beauty. Never met Tim, but he left behind a phone number for questions. No need to contact. Hope to return someday when we can just chill out on the porch.
Property with both houses worked really well for our large family
We were very pleased with the properties. It was clean and very well equipped. The only thing that didn't work well were the two air conditioning units - one you had to watch to be sure it didn't leak and the other didn't pump out much cold air. Most nights cooled off so that they weren't necessary. We would go back.
Great house in a great town! Perfect for families
My family of 9 (5 adults, 2 preschoolers, and 2 toddlers) had a great experience in Westport. The house was a wonderful size and we really enjoyed the kitchen space and the large porch. Tim was very easy to contact and was quick to resolve an internet issue that we had during the week. All the rooms have AC which we appreciated as it got pretty hot while we were there. We spent a lot of time at the beach which is a 5 minute drive away from the house. The house did not provide beach towels or beach chairs/umbrellas so we had to purchase and bring a lot of that with us which wasn't ideal, but we made do. Overall we really enjoyed our visit and would definitely come back to stay here!
Awesome property - close to beaches - beautiful small new england town!
I booked this property for a Memorial Day stay with my immediate family, and celebrated my husband's birthday with extended family at the house on Saturday night. It was a fantastic venue - plenty of space, great yard for the kids, huge back porch for dinner (we seated 13 for lobster). The layout inside was perfect as well - the huge kitchen, separate dining/living area and upstairs play space gave everyone room to spread out. The house is in great shape for an old farm house. Clearly, it's been updated recently but in a way which still maintains it's charm. The owner was great to work with! We absolutely will rent the property again if we have the chance!
Thanksgiving in a wonderful " home away from home"
My family traveled from upstate New York, A college in Soirh Carolina and Philadelphia to be with our son who plays hockey and couldn't come home for Thanksgiving. The property was immaculate and lovely. Plenty of room for the 6 of us to relax and hang out together. Spent Thanksgiving cooking in the well equipped kitchen complete with a roaring fire in the fireplace! Didn't even feel like I was working Horse neck Beach was beautiful even at this time of year. Tim was super helpful and attentive to our needs. My whole family loved our time there and were appreciative we could make it happen!
All the work to renovate this house makes it worth it when a family like yours completely takes advantage of the kitchen and all the rooms! Thanks Kim.
We booked this property for a family reunion. We traveled from Massachusetts, California, Texas, Nebraska, Florida and Bali (18 of us). We all didn't stay at the house, but It was a great place for all of us to congregate after our day trips around the area. We went to the winery for music on Friday evening, Boston, Plymouth, Newport, Cape Cod, toured the Massachusetts Battleship, and some of us visited the local beaches. We enjoyed the food at the Back Eddy, the Bayside, Partners, and, Handy Hill for ice cream. The cooks among us were very happy with the well equipped kitchen. And those of us that don't like to cook enjoyed their cooking. We shared many meals here as it was very accommodating for a large group. The property has the charm of an old farm house and the updated amenities we enjoyed.
Wesport is not crowded, and easy to get to from Boston or Providence. It is surrounded by water for fantastic sailing, boating, paddling, fishing, and swimming on the beach. Additionally, there is great biking to local farms, the winery, the brewery, a high end art gallery and gift store or to the adjacent communities of Tiverton or Little Compton, RI.
The Back Eddy is five minutes from our house and was brought back to life by Chris Schlesinger - the James Beard award-winning chef. He's moved on, leaving it to his head chef Aaron. It has an amazing array of fresh seafood and produce with impeccable service. Additionally, there are many nearby conservation lands with walking trails for picnics or bird watching. Also, farmers markets every weekend and gallery tours twice a summer. If you are seeking a place to unwind, unhook, and slow down to a pace that will restore your inner self, Westport is a great place for you!