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Spectacularly Renovated Barn w/ Pool, Pool House, Pond, Pontoon Boat, and More!!

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Sheffield Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths: sleeps 8

Amenities: 13 acres, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, heated pool with solarium pool house, pond with 2 canoes and fishing poles, gas grill, programmable heating zones, wifi, DirecTV, ground floor master suite, two fireplaces, privacy and quiet in this stunning Berkshire location! FYI – entrance to the Appalachian Trail is less than a 1/4 mile from the house on Kellogg road! No smoking please.

This is a quiet and picturesque compound with fun and beauty in mind! The landscape is that of an artist’s rendering, and the renovation of this wonderful family home is uncommon in its simple yet refreshing approach. Inside, you enter through the handy boot room and step into a light-filled open kitchen that has all the features one would expect from a well designed family home and more: five (5) burner gas stove and double oven, pizza oven, wine cooler, fridge/freezer drawers and separate pantry with a second freezer/refrigerator. The counters are gorgeous green Brazilian quartzite and the sink is over-sized, cut from the same stone, farmhouse style. There is island seating for 3 with a formal dining table that seats 8. The over-sized washer dryer is conveniently located in the pantry as well. The ground floor master bedroom with fireplace king bed, TV, views, and a full bathroom attached with tub/shower and a Toto toilet! The great room is stunning with walls of glass to expose perfectly breathtaking views. There is a fireplace, comfy seating for many guests, baby grand piano, barn doors (sliding doors that are functional and are throughout this wonderful home). There is a rear door exit that takes you to the pool & patio. There is a beautiful ½ bath on this ground floor, just off the kitchen.

There are two wings upstairs, on the one side you have 2 bedrooms, both with Queen size beds that share a full bath with tub and shower. The other wing has a media room with over-sized wall-mounted flat screen and an exceptionally comfortable viewing lounge. The lower level has one more bedroom (w/ queen bed) and an office. These 2 rooms share the 3rd full bath, with shower, and a walk-out exit to the pool and patio area!

Outside, with heated pool, terrace, pond with canoes and pontoon boat + a pool house that is simply spectacular and offers yet another area for dining, this mini estate has everything to entertain and delight your senses. The home is only minutes from the center of Sheffield and only 10 minutes to Great Barrington and yet you might think you are off in the farmlands of Tuscany! Its perfection.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties

Hello, I am Claudia Laslie, owner and founder of Berkshire Rental Properties. I manage vacation rentals throughout the Southern Berkshires and my role is to act as the liaison between the renter and the homeowner. There is no fee to the renter for my service. I look forward to working with you to help you find a rental property that works well for your needs.

Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Claudia Laslie: Berkshire Rental Properties chose Berkshires

The Rec Barn is gorgeous and has every feature a property manager looks for in choosing a great vacation rental! You as the renter will love it too.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

sleeps 8, wifi, heated pool, rustic/glass pool house gem, pond, pontoon boat, canoes, gorgeous mountain/pastoral views in stunning location.....


2 traveler reviews

Spectacularly Renovated Barn w/ Pool, Pool House, Pond, Pontoon Boat, and More!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Not like any barn I've ever seen!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I spent a great week at Jonathan's house. The pictures are very accurate - the space is THAT great! The house is beautifully decorated, without seeming inaccessible. Our 7 year old was very much at home and we only had to limit his access to one room that had a beautiful grandfather clock that would never have survived his inquisitive hands! The kitchen layout takes a little getting used to (e.g., the fridge/freezer are drawers and that's not immediately obvious), but everything you need is there and it's fine for a visit. The pizza oven is a lot of fun for a group activity and well worth the (marginal) effort. The local grocery store is great and very close. The gourmet market is also good, but very pricey. Go to the grocery store first - you'll probably find everything you need there. Bring reusable bags though, otherwise you have to pay for bags. (There are reusable bags at the house.) We had family and friends visit while we were there and even though we were "fully booked" - it never seemed crowded. There are many different spaces for everyone to spread out and do what they want. We didn't need them, but I imagine the fireplaces are quite cozy in the colder months and since a few of our family members are professional musicians, the piano was a nice addition. The pool was great - clean and heated. The house is close to many great attractions - just keep in mind that it's local roads, so give yourself enough time to get where you're going. It will take longer than you think. Jonathan was very gracious, responsive and helpful. We hope to return next year.....for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This has got to be what heaven is like!

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed here for most of a week. The property is positively magnificent. The sprawling lawns, gardens, pond with resident heron, and mountain view were divine. The pool was crystal clear and the water heavenly. The house is impeccably maintained and gorgeously decorated. Every imaginable amenity is there. I honestly couldn't find a single flaw. I had come to the Berkshires to go to Tanglewood and it was a driveable distance. Quite close to Great Barrington (great for shopping), BashBish Falls, South Egremont, etc. A Caretaker was on hand for any problems (there weren't any), and the owner Jonathan is wonderful to work with. Both my son and I had had tough years and this was the perfect antidote! Wish I were there now!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marybeth, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We were so happy to have you at "Red Barn" and hope you will contact me again in the future! Claudia Laslie of Berkshire Rental Properties
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley International and Albany
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
sheffield or Great Barrington
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Wassaic Ct or Hudson NY
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
mass pike
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Butternut or Catamount
Car: necessary

Boardman Barn is located in one the other Berkshires most sought-after location because of its wonderfully quiet and rural location while being on the Great Barrington end of Sheffield so it is still quite central.


Rates & Availability

Sheffield Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall-Winter 2016/2017
Oct 12 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
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President's Week
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping/linens fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $3,500

All renters will be required to sign a lease agreement specific to the property, outside of VRBO.

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Sheffield Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • ground floor master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - second floor - toilet , shower , shares with 2 guest rooms
    Bathroom 3 - lower level - toilet , shower , shares with two guest rooms
    powder room! - toilet , just off the kitchen
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • second floor guest room - 1 queen
    second floor guest room - 1 queen
    Main floor master - 1 king , has full bathroom with shower, ensuite
    lower-ground floor guest room - 1 king , has full bath with shower
  • 4 bedrooms on 3 levels
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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