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Charming Vt Farmhouse with Spectacular Mountain Views, Lots to Do in Area

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Dating from the early 19th century, this house is a classic Vt. farmhouse and has enormous charm. Many of the rooms are super sized. Our family has owned it for 81 years and have decorated it with family antiques, art, and Oriental rugs. There's a library, a fireplace and grand piano & a dining table that seats 10. Lovely views can be seen from several rooms. Well-equipped gourmet Ikea kitchen with Cuisinart, cookbooks, spices, herbs.
The house is surrounded on all sides by open fields, and there's a maple sugar lot and woods to the west. We are half way up Hell's Peak with a gorgeous view of both Magic (Glebe) and Stratton mts. (and Bromley from our woods) and the 65-acre property is ringed with smaller mountains. Our front yard features these views, and our large lawns extend to the front, rear, and side of the house with many beautiful flower beds. The picnic area overlooks the view of Magic Mt. and fields. Many of our clientele return again and again so great is their enjoyment of our property & the area.


Dating from the early 19th century, this Londonderry, Vt., home is a classic farmhouse and has enormous charm. Many of the rooms are super sized. Our family has owned it for 78 years and have decorated it with family antiques, art, and Oriental rugs. There's a library, a fireplace and grand piano and a dining table that seats 10. Lovely views can be seen from several rooms. Well-equipped gourmet Ikea kitchen with Cuisinart, cookbooks, spices, herbs.

The land: The house is surrounded on all sides by open fields, and there's a maple sugar lot and woods to the west. We are half way up Hell's Peak with a gorgeous view of both Magic (Glebe) and Stratton mts. (and Bromley from our woods), and the 65-acre property's view is ringed with smaller mountains. Our front yard features these views, and our large lawns extend to the front, rear, and side of the house with many beautiful flower beds. The picnic area overlooks the view of Magic and fields. Many of our clientele return again and again, so great is their enjoyment of our property and the general area.

The area: There's tons to do in the Londonderry, Weston, Peru, Manchester area, and other attractions are within easy driving distance. There are many restaurants, shops, recreational sites. Swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing antiquing, summer theatre, concerts, shopping, visits to historical sites, a farmer's market are just some of the area's attractions. Londonderry is in the heart of the Golden Triangle ski area, with Stratton, Bromley, Magic and Okemo nearby.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Several families have brought babies and toddlers, but you must bring your own baby equipment. We have one toddler booster seat and a stair gate...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Property conducive to outdoor play with safety. House itself interests kids, with nooks and crannies. Parents report that their kids love the place and want to return. Happily, adults want to return, too, and we have several sets of returnees...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO, please NO except outdoors, but clean up the butts, please...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom (Master): 2 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom (#2): 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom (#3): 1 double

    ...moreless

  • sofabed in LR: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen/LR...moreless

  • 1 bedroom with one double bed, huge MBR room with two double beds, 1 large bedroom with 2 twin beds, huge living room with queen sofa bed. Beds are clean and comfortable, bedrooms charming. Mattresses are firm, but not overly so...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet

    toilet and sink...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    sink, too, of course...moreless

  • full bath upstairs; half bath downstairs

Other Amenities

  • MBR: two double beds; bedroom#2: two twin beds; bedroom #3: one double bed; queen sofabed in LR. Well-equipped kitchen with toaster oven, Cuisinart, blender, large assortment of utensils, dishes, cookbooks. Lawn furniture, gas grill & gorgeous picnic area. Blankets & pillows, kitchen & table linens provided, but please bring your own sheets, towels unless you pay house linen fee of $30+. House linens stored in linen closet & MBR built-ins. PLEASE BRING OWN SWIM TOWELS ***Internet access is via DSL wireless broadband internet coverage thru our satellite TV connection. .** Newer, more powerful cell phones work for long distance, but we have a household phone for local calls. Skiers can pay extra for long distance coverage season-long on the house phone. *The beautiful views, gardens, charm of 200 yr. old house and open space surrounding the property as well as the many area attractions are remarkable. We have many repeat customers. ** Please see our guestbook for 50 five star reviews...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Full library includes Vermont travelers' guides, many old books, some recent best-sellers. Large selection of plays, as parents were in the theatre...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    In the TV sitting room...moreless

  • Games:

    For kids and adults, such as Scrabble, Monopoly, many others. Large age range of games. Located in DR corner cupboard and TV room closet...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Small, for piano and voice...moreless

  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have satellite TV and wireless internet. Cell phones work well for long distance calls...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bring your own CDs. Player in the living room...moreless

  • Television:

    By satellite. Has only a few channels, but includes PBS, NBC, CBS ...moreless

  • Toys:

    a few in the garage, for outdoor games, including croquet...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Rental store downtown in Mt. Marketplace...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our farm is only one mile to the main road, and from there to the shopping center only another half mile or so. Privacy and natural beauty of our farm is maintained on our 65 acres outside of town....moreless

  • Mountain:

    We live half way up a small Mt., and our views of mountains and a valley give our property a special distinction. One of the most beautifully sited homes in Southern VT, say local real-estate agents...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    We are half way up a small mt. called Hell's Peak and can see three major ski areas from our property, Stratton, Bromley and Magic.. Surrounded by views of open fields, small mts. and a big valley ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Manchester, only 15 miles away, is considered a resort town because of THe Equinox hotel, an excellent golf course, art museum, Orvis , outlet shopping center, and Lincoln estate. Eateries, movies...moreless

  • Rural:

    Our 65 acres comprise active and former farm land. The whole area was mostly farm land until the late 1960s , when some parcels began to be sold to development. We are keeping our land undeveloped. ...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    NB: cross country skiing on property; good sliding hill. WE RENT FOR WHOLE SEASON ONLY, and the 2015-16 season is taken...moreless

  • Village:

    Londonderry is one mile south. Mt. Marketplace, at the western edge of town, has everything you need. We're on rural road one mile north of the main road, Rte. 11 ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A large, sunny room with an antique mahogany family table from Ohio that seats 10. Two sets of dishes for entertaining. One booster chair for toddler. Nice view of Magic Mt. and smaller hills...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    No AC, but fans in every bedroom, both floor and double action window varieties . It's rarely hot at night. Floor fan in TV sitting room...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer:

    And outdoor clothesline...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood provided except for whole ski season rental...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Farm's whole outdoors of 65 acres, plus swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing, horseback riding, tennis, golf, fishing in area ...moreless

  • Garage:

    For one car that does NOT have a high profile, such as some large SUVs...moreless

  • Heating:

    oil furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL and wireless. Code is posted on the modem, inside the renters' "blue book" on DR sideboard, and on the phone list above phone...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra fee (min. Of $30) for use of house bed and bath linens. Kitchen and DR linens provided free. Bring own swim towels, please ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Huge, floor- thru room with fieldstone fireplace, good seating, large library, grand piano...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Can accommodate several cars off road...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes, see ''parking''...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    local calls only. bring your cell phones...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided:

    Included under extra minimum fee of $30 for bed linens. Please bring OWN swim towels in any case ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Please do not overload. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    with filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Many in new condition...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both formal and informal sets...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Electric, takes big load...moreless

  • Freezer:

    In fridge...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped as this also our family vacation home and we do lots of cooking. Cookbooks, spices, top of the line cooking equipment, including Cuisinart, provided...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    New, and we also have a toaster oven ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, cookbooks, ironing board and iron, cuisinart and other cooking devices, pots and pans in addition to those in kitchen cabinets...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    top freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    Bring your own...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small cooking patio outside woodshed's summer dining area, near kitchen ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf courses in Londonderry and Manchester...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent in Arlington to canoe Battenkill River or go to Lowell Lake or Hapgood Pond, but bring your own canoe or kayak ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    House surrounded by several lovely perennial flower beds and very large lawns that are kept well mowed. Lawns ideal for badminton, croquet & general child's play. Spray for ticks or avoid tall grass!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stored under barn overhang near large picnic area overlooking wonderful view of Magic Mt. across open fields and valley. DONT make wood fire in gas barbecue as it wrecks it, and it could BLOW UP...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Stratton, Bromley, Magic ski areas. Okemo is half hour away. We're located half way up small mountain in the ''Magic Triangle'' of ski areas, and see 3 of them from our land. Direct view of Magic ...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Courts nearby in So. Londonderry...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    In town at Pingree Park, also in S. Derry's Smith Park. Scenic swim areas Hapgood Pond in Peru and Lowell Lake in Londonderry are nearby. Ball Mt. Dam in Jamaica is 25-minute drive...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer/fall 2015
Jun 27 - Oct 17, 2015
5 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$975 $3,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Ski season 2015-16 TAKEN
Nov 14 - Apr 17, 2016
1 night min stay

$3,000
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$975 $3,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • bed/bath linens minimum $30
  • cleaning/wk $75
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

WE prefer full week summer and fall rentals at $975. Off season, we'll consider 3 to 5 nights at $175-$225 per night. No smoking, no pets. NB: we rent by the whole ski season only; rate is $9500 plus all utilities, firewood, plowing, dump runs. $1000 returnable security fee. Easy drive to Stratton, Bromley, Magic. Okemo 35 min. NB: 2015-16 SKI SEASON TAKEN. Continue for cancellation policy below.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No return of payment if less than 30 days notice before planned occupancy. We will "CONSIDER" partial repayment on a sliding scale if notice is given 30 to 60 days before planned occupancy. Full repayment., except any credit card usage fee, can be expected if we receive at least 60 days notice before planned occupancy.


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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International or Albany
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jakes
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tater Hill in LOndonderry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
bellows falls
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 11 & Rt. 100 on Londonderry's main st.
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Garden, Jakes, American Grille, Solo, more
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beaches: Lowell Lake, Hapgood Pond, Pingree Park

Car: Necessary

Near Stratton, Bromley, Magic Mountain and Okemo downhill ski areas and several cross country ski areas. Hiking, swimming, fishing & canoeing. Also near spas, antique and discount shopping, tennis, golf, Vermont Country Store & 4-star restaurants. Near Weston Playhouse summer theater, So. Vt. Art Center, Hildene, Appalachian trail head, Taylor Farm, Hapgood Recreational Area. Children can be easily entertained and play safely on our large lawns surrounding the house.

Other Activities: sightseeing, shopping at outlets, art galleries, Marlboro Music Festival, summer theater, movie theater in Manchester. NB: we rent by week in summer and fall, but only by the WHOLE SKI SEASON in winter. Located in heart of four ski areas. Wonderful leaf peeping in fall. Many sports and sights available in summer and fall. We have travel guides and flyers galore in the house, and they're frequently updated.

I recommend spending a day in Manchester, another in Weston. People enjoy Grafton and Chester too. Of course, some people just enjoy staying home and enjoying our house, lawns, gardens and wonderful views. Our skiers are returning in 2015-16 for the sixth winter in a row because they love the house so much. We also have summer returnees and a guest book full of 5 star reviews. I was born in the house, so I'm prejudiced, but local real estate agents have told us that our home is one of the most beautifully sited in all southern VT. You're sure to find peace and fun and a great deal to do. Come enjoy.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1934

About: Our parents bought the farm in the middle of the Great Depression. For 20 years we dairy farmed the property. We three sisters are now the owners. There are four grandchildren of the original owners, and four great grandchildren. The sisters and their families all live off-site but use the home as a vacation spot too. For that reason, it is kept in very good condition, with improvements added each year, and the house's charm and amenities have been preserved. We all grew up on the farm and were largely educated in the area. I, Kathryn, the eldest sister, am the renter contact, and my younger sister, Judith, is our treasurer.

Why Londonderry:
Just a quick look at our visitors' guest book and its many 5 star reviews gives a good overview of the reasons to choose our property for your vacation. Three ski areas are nearby: Stratton, Bromley and Magic. The mountain and valley views are spectacular; the two hundred year old classic farmhouse colonial house is charming ( with several large, sunny rooms), as is the property itself, a mixture of wide lawns, lovely flower beds, large fields and pastures and a picturesque woods. The house is furnished with antiques, Oriental rugs, art and a wide selection of books that belong to the family, and the kitchen and dining facilities are very well equipped. Outside there is a picnic area that features our best view of Magic Mt. There are many recreational, shopping, and tourist sites in the area, and the house is furnished with guide books and other tourist information. Please look at our enthusiastic renter reviews for trustworthy reactions to this great location..See also www.humphreysfarmhouse.com NB: we rent for WHOLE SKI SEASON, not weekly or monthly as in summer and fall. So far, two ski families have stayed 5 winters in a row, and in 2015-16 our current ski family will stay a sixth winter, because of our house's location and charm. There's even a big sliding hill.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Location, location, location. Tons to do. Good restaurants, museums, recreation, shopping, antiquing, tourist sites. Wonderful privacy at an uniquely charming house and gorgeous rural property. Good amenities and well-kept house and landscape that features lovely gardens as well as a spectacular views of nearby ski mts. We have WIRELESS, DSL as well as satellite TV. It's a perfect place to kick back and relax, or shop, go antiqueing, or to the theater, good restaurants and museums. Several popular tourist sites are within easy driving distance. Sports, such as swimming, hiking, tennis, golf, canoeing and horseback riding are available nearby. Finding a property with such a combination of warmth, charm and beauty is rare. Our father was smitten by the property's mountain views in 1934, and we-- his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren-- have taken pleasure for 21 years now in sharing our love of the property with our renters. ALL 3 MAJOR SKI AREAS--Magic, Stratton & Bromley-- CAN BE SEEN FROM OUR WOODLOT to the west of house, and it has nice trails for walking or cross country skiing..Magic is our lovely view from the front yard. .


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Photos

  • Beautiful gardens and fields surround the house

    Beautiful gardens and fields surround the house

  • Big lawn behind house. Great for kids' play. Horse Barn on left.

    Big lawn behind house. Great for kids' play. Horse Barn on left.

  • Skiers, take note. Stratton, Bromley, Magic & Okemo nearby

    Skiers, take note. Stratton, Bromley, Magic & Okemo nearby

  • Floor-through living room with fieldstone fireplace, bookcase

    Floor-through living room with fieldstone fireplace, bookcase

  • DR, with TV room, dish pantry and Ikea kitchen entrances

    DR, with TV room, dish pantry and Ikea kitchen entrances

  • We have a very well-equipped kitchen complete with Cuisinart & cookbooks, spices

    We have a very well-equipped kitchen complete with Cuisinart & cookbooks, spices

  • Nana's canister set is but one of the antiques furnishing our charming home

    Nana's canister set is but one of the antiques furnishing our charming home

  • Large master bedroom runs the width of the house

    Large master bedroom runs the width of the house

  • Third bedroom features grandma's antique spool bed

    Third bedroom features grandma's antique spool bed

  • Autumn colors brighten the landscape in September & October

    Autumn colors brighten the landscape in September & October

  • Mountains surround farm almost 360 degrees

    Mountains surround farm almost 360 degrees

  • View of Glebe Mt. from front lawn

    View of Glebe Mt. from front lawn

  • View of house from the East

    View of house from the East

  • Fresh snow is bliss for skiers. Stratton & two other major ski areas are nearby

    Fresh snow is bliss for skiers. Stratton & two other major ski areas are nearby

  • Horse barn shelters lawn furniture by picnic area

    Horse barn shelters lawn furniture by picnic area

  • Floor-through living room, with grand piano

    Floor-through living room, with grand piano

  • Large, sunny DR with table that seats 8

    Large, sunny DR with table that seats 8

  • Ikea kitchen, with large pantry thru door on left

    Ikea kitchen, with large pantry thru door on left

  • The cheerful, comfortable downstairs TV room is also good for reading & napping

    The cheerful, comfortable downstairs TV room is also good for reading & napping

  • Large bedroom with twin beds, two dressers

    Large bedroom with twin beds, two dressers

  • Many garden beds decorate the property

    Many garden beds decorate the property

  • Wild turkeys in one of two fields below house; early autumn colors

    Wild turkeys in one of two fields below house; early autumn colors

  • Magic Mt. (Glebe) ski area; Stratton Mt. visible in winter

    Magic Mt. (Glebe) ski area; Stratton Mt. visible in winter

  • Hay bales in field across the road from house and garage

    Hay bales in field across the road from house and garage

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
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  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2015
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