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The Clearing - Quiet - Close To Nature

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Hilltown Cottage - Quiet - Close To Nature

This newly renovated cottage is located atop a hill overlooking the Wild and Scenic Westfield River surrounded by state forest and protected land. Wildlife abounds and we are a birder's haven. Many a morning you can watch mist arising from the river. Walk out the door to hike, mountain bike, snowshoe, or ski in the woods. Groomed cross country skis are nearby. We are located midway between The Berkshires with its many cultural activities and the Pioneer Valley, home to the five colleges: U Mass, and Smith, Amherst, Mt Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges. The cottage sleeps four (1 BR for 2, 2 built-in twins by the wood stove). The kitchen is fully equipped. The owner lives on the property in the main home near to the cottage.


Owner
John Follet
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About John Follet

I am currently a retired physician now able to devote full time to our 50 acres of managed woodlands and grounds.

John Follet purchased this cottage in 1998

Why John Follet chose Berkshires

The Cottage is a part of the property. We have here lived in Western Massachusetts on and off for 20 years beginning in 1975. We have no plans to be anywhere else.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a very special place

Amenities

Chesterfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Close to Cummington Fairgrounds

Reviews

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The Clearing - Quiet - Close To Nature
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
5

A perfect, comfortable sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

The lovely accommodations, serene surroundings and the kind and thoughtful owners are all-around simply first rate. This is a very, very special place. The charming, well-designed and well-equipped cottage is designed for comfort and ease, with so many amenities. My visit was in summer, so I particularly enjoyed the natural beauty of the wonderfully landscaped property, the screened porch with a beautiful view and the large, vintage-but-well-maintained pool, also with a beautiful view. I would return in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

A beautiful, peaceful home.

  • 5 of 5

John and Joyce were lovely, thoughtful hosts. There cottage was comfortable, clean, and had everything we needed for a working retreat. We enjoyed a quiet space to work and the beautiful clearing, woods and pool when we took our breaks. We hooe to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

It is a beautiful property and the perfect little house for a quiet getaway. The property did have a major tick issue but I think it is supposed to be a bad year for ticks and I don't think there is much one can do about that! We were happy to hang inside by the fire and enjoy the view from the porch. It was the perfect weekend for this young family of 4.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, quiet, and just as described

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend to attend my reunion at Smith College in Northampton, and loved it. The location is delightfully remote, yet conveniently located for things that we wanted to do at Smith as well as up in Williamstown and at MassMOCA in North Adams. We were a little too early for pool season, but I expect that would be lovely in Summertime. We will be back for boys college visits coming up soon!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our daughters graduation weeekend and Johns place exceeded our expectations. Lovely cottage, beautiful location with breathtaking views! Would highly recommend and would love to stay again when we have more time to explore. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at The Clearing. The house was very cozy and quiet and all that we were seeking for our weekend retreat. We hope to be able to come back and stay again. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Liston's Worthington
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Worthington Golf Club (restaurant)
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak Pittsfield, Northampton MA
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Northampton, Pittsfield MA
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Notchview Reservation (XC)
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Chesterfield Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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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