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Charming Londonderry, Vermont Farmhouse with Spectacular View

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Beautiful gardens and fields surround the house

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Londonderry farmhouse 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 78 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 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 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 Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom (Master): 2 double

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              • Bedroom (#2): 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom (#3): 1 double

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              • 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...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom: toilet

                toilet and sink...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. Very 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. ***Internet access is via DSL 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. **...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Piano
                  • Toys
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books:

                    Full library includes Vermont travelers' guides...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    We live half way up a small Mt., and our views of mountains, both small and large, give our property a special distinction. It's one of the most beautifully sited homes in Southern Vermont. ...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. ...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 intact. ...moreless

                  • Ski-In:

                    NB: cross country skiing on property; good sliding hill. WE RENT FOR WHOLE SEASON ONLY...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Londonderry is one mile south. Mt. Marketplace has everything you need. We're on rural road ...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        A large, sunny room with a table that seats 10. FUll sets of dishes for entertaining. ...moreless

                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Firewood
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Living Room
                      • Telephone:

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

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        No AC, but fans in every bedroom, both floor and window varieties ...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        DSL and wireless...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Extra fee of $20. Bring own swim towels ...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Included under extra fee for bed linens. bring own swim towels in any case ...moreless

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave

                          Outside

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                          • Ski & Snowboard:

                            Stratton and Bromley; maybe Magic ski area ...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            House surrounded by flower beds...moreless

                          • Tennis:

                            Courts nearby in So. Londonderry...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            Golf courses in Londonderry and Manchester...moreless

                          • Terrace
                          • Barbecue
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Communal Pool:

                                In town at Pingree Park. Several other scenic swim areas near...Hapgood Pond, Lowell Lake...moreless

                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.9
                              from 31 traveler reviews
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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer/fall
                              Jun 16 - Oct 18, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $175
                              $950 $3,500
                              whole ski season
                              Nov 15 - Apr 18, 2015
                              155 night min stay

                              $9,000
                              flat fee
                              My Standard Rate
                              5 night min stay
                              $175 $200
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $950 $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:

                              • Tax Rate 9%

                              Notes:

                              WE prefer full week summer and fall rentals at $950. Off season, we'll consider 3 to 5 nights at $175-$200 per night. No smoking, no pets. We do not take credit cards. NB: we rent by the whole ski season only; rate is $9000 plus all utilities, firewood, plowing, caretaker's dump runs. $1000 returnable security fee. House within easy drive to Stratton, Bromley, Magic. Okemo 35 min. drive.

                              Personal Check. INternational clients direct bank deposit. WHEN traveler makes the reservation they make a down payment, adding 9 % tax on that amt. Three weeks before occupancy, they pay rest of rental fee, plus the 9 % tax on that amt., and extra fee of $75 for cleaning and a $5 per head fee if they "rent" the house bed and bath linens. Kitchen and DR linens already included in rental fee


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                              Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                              Location

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

                              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.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1934

                              About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose 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. Several ski families have stayed 4 and 5 winters in a row because of our house's location and charm. There's even a 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 20 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

                              $175 - $200 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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                              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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