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Gracious lawns frame a romantic setting

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Last updated: 11/25/2013

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A $200,000 update over the winter brings a state-of-the-art kitchen and mud room now with a combined dining room. Plus the laundry room has been moved upstairs and we refreshed all five bedrooms and the upstairs bathroom.

Long driveway leads to this private estate with meadows, woods, stream, pond and even a small pear and apple orchard, but you are still only minutes from downtown Great Barrington and 15 minutes from Tanglewood. 50 acres of fields and woodland along with modern amenities such as a private pool. Old world charm inside and out with gracious, large rooms to enjoy the quiet of the mountains when not swimming or taking in a concert. Wonderful stone patio with modern BBQ for evening cookouts or poolside cocktails. Large screened porch when the bugs are out. Washer and dryer in the house makes your stay an easy one. Good kitchen for entertaining or cooking for the family.

Nice mountain and forest views and plenty of trails for private walks. Owner's representative lives nearby should any special needs arise.

We have recently added a 55 inch TV (for videos or games - no cable or TV reception), rebuilt the driveway and repainted many of the rooms.

Off the beaten track, but a short ride to town: Set in the middle of a former 200 acre mink farm, you can put your daily life far behind you when you turn down our third of a mile driveway. Pool, great room and plenty of woods and streams for long quiet walks. While we have no cable TV channels there are many videos and DVDs and you can bring your own or rent downtown. Full wireless internet through almost the entire property.

There is a fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook a gourmet country feast.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 1 queen, 2 doubles, 3 twins, 1 twin bunk bed, 2 sleeper sofas. Private woods, stream, screened porch. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Many public ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    There are many courts nearby in Great Barrington - at the High School and at a nearby club. ...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 20, 2015
3 night min stay
$500
$2,750

Changeover Day: Sunday


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Fees:

  • Pet Fee $250
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Taxes Not included

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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley - Hartford
23 Miles
Nearest Train
Hudson NY
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 90 Exit 1

Easy access to all the Berkshire cultural amenities and the outstanding South County antique shops and many excellent and award winning dining experiences. Downtown Great Barrington has emerged as the retail center of the Berkshires with many specialty shops. An easy drive to Mass Moca in North Adams or the Clark in Williamstown.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: Owned by a three generation family partnership the Nemersons and Chertows of New Haven CT, Westport CT, Baltimore MD and Oakland CA welcome you their family compound and hope you enjoy the house and grounds as much as five generations of their families have.

Why the Owner Chose Great Barrington:
Built in 1927 by Lou and Beatrice Simkins of New York City - he a successful clothing and mink fur manufacturing on 57th Street - what started out as a simple weekend retreat during the 1930s expanded into a prosperous business raising mink and grey fox. In the 1960s the 200 acre estate with four buildings was sold to Reg Nettleton a professional mink rancher. He ran the business until 1986 when we bought 40 original acres and then added another 40 over time. All remnants of the mink days have been removed by there are still the gracious land vistas and variety of trees and gardens that the Simkins installed during the 1930s and 1940s.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Near downtown but totally private - a great place to get away!


Contact us

Speaks: english, Chinese

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Gracious lawns frame a romantic setting

    Gracious lawns frame a romantic setting

  • A great place to cook and hang out with the family or friends

    A great place to cook and hang out with the family or friends

  • The 1940 charming kitchen you may remember is gone - welcome 2015

    The 1940 charming kitchen you may remember is gone - welcome 2015

  • Cozy den with fireplace

    Cozy den with fireplace

  • New full bath, one of two

    New full bath, one of two

  • The pool for summer fun

    The pool for summer fun

  • 50 acres of lawns and woods to hike

    50 acres of lawns and woods to hike

  • Spectacular trees highlight the 1920 plans

    Spectacular trees highlight the 1920 plans

  • Mud room for staging your hikes and outdoor activities. Washer dryer right there

    Mud room for staging your hikes and outdoor activities. Washer dryer right there

  • Summertime in the Berkshires!

    Summertime in the Berkshires!

  • 100 acres property from above - 1/3 of mile drive separates you from the worl

    100 acres property from above - 1/3 of mile drive separates you from the worl

  • Everything you need for a great time!

    Everything you need for a great time!

  • Large Great Room with TV, PingPong and Fireplace

    Large Great Room with TV, PingPong and Fireplace

  • One of 5 bedrooms

    One of 5 bedrooms

  • Three season screen porch

    Three season screen porch

  • Stone patio for grilling and enjoying the outdoors

    Stone patio for grilling and enjoying the outdoors

  • Stroll around the pond - fish or just enjoy

    Stroll around the pond - fish or just enjoy

  • Brand new kitchen highlights a major overhaul of this well-known Berkshire house

    Brand new kitchen highlights a major overhaul of this well-known Berkshire house

  • Downtown Great Barrington: a classic America town

    Downtown Great Barrington: a classic America town

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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Estate
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Chinese
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 11/25/2013
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