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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Jun 27 - Oct 17, 2015
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Saturday
Ski season 2015-16 TAKEN
Nov 14 - Apr 17, 2016
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
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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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.
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.
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. .
Beautiful gardens and fields surround the house
Big lawn behind house. Great for kids' play. Horse Barn on left.
Skiers, take note. Stratton, Bromley, Magic & Okemo nearby
Floor-through living room with fieldstone fireplace, bookcase
DR, with TV room, dish pantry and Ikea kitchen entrances
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
Large master bedroom runs the width of the house
Third bedroom features grandma's antique spool bed
Autumn colors brighten the landscape in September & October
Mountains surround farm almost 360 degrees
View of Glebe Mt. from front lawn
View of house from the East
Fresh snow is bliss for skiers. Stratton & two other major ski areas are nearby
Horse barn shelters lawn furniture by picnic area
Floor-through living room, with grand piano
Large, sunny DR with table that seats 8
Ikea kitchen, with large pantry thru door on left
The cheerful, comfortable downstairs TV room is also good for reading & napping
Large bedroom with twin beds, two dressers
Many garden beds decorate the property
Wild turkeys in one of two fields below house; early autumn colors
Magic Mt. (Glebe) ski area; Stratton Mt. visible in winter
Hay bales in field across the road from house and garage
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