|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
If you are searching for the perfect private, quiet country escape in a walking neighborhood the historic estate is for you! Set on 4 acres, across a scenic country road from a waterfall and pond with a stream on property, this wonderful 18th century historic estate includes the main home, a guest house, pool and large flagstone dining terrace with barbeque. The 18th century farm house was expanded to include a large music living room with fireplace, a second large movie screening room, and an eat in chef's kitchen with a Viking 6-burner gas range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The main home and pool house are in mint condition with luxury furnishings including antiques, flat screen tvs, wifi, central heat and air conditioning, new down feather beds, comforters, and pillows, pressed cotton sheets and bathrobes. The giant master king bedroom has a master bathroom with a soaking tub, large shower, and two marble sinks. The private outdoor terraces are perfect for private entertaining, barbequing and dining. The heated heated pool is surrounded by a terrace with with numerous lounge areas and tables. The 3-bedroom pool house also has a separate kitchen and living room. The private home is on a designated scenic dirt road perfect for walking among other estates.
Located in Washington, within a few miles are the Mayflower Inn and Spa (great Tap Room, porch dining and piano weekends), the Gunnery Prep School, Washington's Historic Green, numerous other popular restaurants, antique shops, wonderful boutiques, art galleries, and farm stands. Golfing, hiking, fly fishing, canoeing/kayaking/tubing, Mohawk Mountain Ski Area and Lake Waramaug beaches are all within 15-20 minutes.
Within an hour are the cultural centers of Lenox MA, Hartford CT and New Haven (Yale).
Washington is an easy low traffic 1 3/4 hour drive from NYC or Boston.
Maid service ($25/hour), catering, and baby sitting are available for an additional charge.
Pets are welcome.
Historic Main House
Master Bedroom: King Bed with private Master Bathroom
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: Double Bed
Bedroom 4: Double Bed
Walk-Out Lower Level: King Bed with Private Bath Room
Pool Guest House
Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
I am an owner/restorer/operator of luxury boutique hotels in NYC and CT. I have renovated 15 Washington/Litchfield County homes to mint rental condition.
Stephen Brighenti purchased this chateau / country house in 2007
This home is unique for its historic main house and the large additions made all in one of Washington's best neighborhoods.
Most people enjoy the high quality quiet and privacy of this home.
With a large group from Brooklyn (10 kids, 10 adults) we are in an annual search for the perfect home to accommodate our growing families for a weekend getaway. I think we finally found the right place for each family to fit comfortably. The kitchen is great to cook in, the living areas are huge and have cozy furniture. The grounds are great and picturesque at every turn, good for adventure and the trampoline was a hit. We went hiking at nearby Mt Tom, went to get pumpkins at March Farms and finished with a walk around the Litchfield Boardwalk. This house was perfect and we look forward to coming again.
My family stayed here along with three other families (with lots of young children) for a long weekend. We had a blast. During the days we went apple picking nearby at Marsh Farm (hay rides, corn maze and pumpkin patch for the kids). We went hiking down country lanes, past lakes and through the woods which adjoin the property. Each night we cooked huge meals in the fully-equipt kitchen and ten of us ate in the impressive dining room. We did jigsaw puzzles in the huge living room and (attempted to) play the grand piano. My wife & I agreed that we would love to come back and do exactly the same weekend away next year (drivign 2 hr 15mins from our home in Brooklyn, NYC).
Washingto has Lake Waramaug and the Housatonic River for water activities, Mohawk and Sundown for skiing, SteepRock 1000-acre land preserve, numerous great restaurants, the Mayflower and Winvian Inns and Spas, antique shops, country fairs and farms for fresh produce
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 2 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Utilities, lawn care, pool cleaning/heat, snow plowing are billed extra for monthly stays as used.
THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS EVE WEEKS - ADD $2,000/Week
Weekly/Weekend Rates are done last minute only within 3-4 weeks of the booking date.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.