Prime location on Estate with Apple orchard, Gardens, Tennis court and Pool
About Arlene Carpenter
I'm a film enthusiast, a bridge lover, and a crossword puzzler who enjoys good wine. I have a passion for exercise. Having recently retired, I'm well into my bucket list.
Arlene Carpenter purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Arlene Carpenter chose Fairfield
My husband and I fell in love with the property twenty years ago. It offers the convenience of being close to the center of town while it feels like we're out in the country.
What makes this Cottage unique
Apple orchard, tennis court, pool and gardens make this a wonderful setting.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The Best Hosts
Arlene and Gerard are quite simply the best. This is our second year to stay with them and we've already booked next year. They make us feel like family, in the best possible way. Thanks for a great stay.
Perfectly Lovely Cottage
The gardener's cottage is perfect for a short or extended stay. We stayed at the cottage for 9 nights, and every day we commented about how comfortable, well equipped and lovely the cottage and surrounding grounds are. While we did not meet the owner, every interaction we had with Arlene was a pleasure. The cottage and property are better than shown in the pictures. We will always look to stay here first on our future trips to Fairfield County.
Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. I was worried my interactions would be seen as overbearing...you've reassured me. Please do come back any time. We'd love to meet you in person. Arlene
My wife and I stayed at Arlene and Gerard's cottage for about 5 weeks while we were looking for a new house, after relocating to the area. They are the best hosts you could possibly have, and the cottage is absolutely perfect. The second bedroom came in handy when our daughter visited us from college, and we were glad to have a garage space when it snowed! The cottage is clean, spacious, quiet, private, comfortable, and stocked with everything we could need. We highly recommend it!
Thank you for your lovely comments. Most importantly, you may not be tenants any more but you are neighbors! So, we can continue the friendship.
Charming even in winter!
We love this cottage. Our second stay. We shall return!
It’s as much fun for us as it is for you. See you soon!
Cozy and comfortable with great location.
This was our second time staying in Arlene and Gerard's Gardener's Cottage. It was the meeting place for family over the Christmas holidays and we could not have had a better stay. The place is cozy and comfortable with everything you need for a home away from home.
The town of Fairfield provided convenient shopping and good restaurants just a few miles away and the train to NYC was right near by as well. We highly recommend this idyllic home in the hills of Connecticut.
Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope we become a Christmas tradition. Best to both of you.
An idyllic home away from home!
We stayed in the cottage for three wonderful months with our 10 month old son, and could not have been more comfortable. The cottage itself is cozy and well-equipped (we loved the beds and the kitchen supplies!) while the grounds are absolutely stunning with immaculate gardens, a lovely pool and lounge area and deer that frequently wander through the orchards. Arlene and Gerard are attentive, kind and generous hosts; they made us feel welcome, shared local tips and were always available to help with whatever we needed. Upon our arrival, the house was stocked with basics that made it easy to settle in and from the first day onward, we were in love! We highly recommend this special property and hope to have the chance to visit Arlene and Gerard again soon.
Two bedroom gardener's cottage on a 3 acre estate with a tennis court, pool and gardens. Only a short distance from Fairfield Beach for summer activities. A short drive to ski areas in the north. Beautiful area for walking and hiking. A quiet setting surrounded by trees.