Charming Londonderry, Vermont Farmhouse with Spectacular View
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- 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.
- 2 story
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Low Allergen Environment
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- full bath upstairs; half bath downstairs
- 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
- Audio Tape Player
- Games For Kids
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Books For Adults
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain View
sports and adventure activities
- Ice Skating
- Fly Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Activities Guide
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Activities Guide
- Sofa Bed
- Thermos Bottle
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Washing Machine
- Living Room
- Alarm Clock
- Housekeeper Included
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- 4 Ring Stove
- Lobster Pot
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Small Cooler
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
Our wonderful stay @ the Humphrey House
Our wonderful stay @ the Humphrey House
My family and I spent a long weekend at the Humphrey house at the beginning of November. This home exceeded our expectations in every way. I would not call this house a "rental" it was a Home! There were so many rooms and such beautiful fine points to look at in each room. We spent a great deal of our time in front of a roaring fire in the large comfortable living room. The size of the home was perfect for our family. Our nephew had a wonderful time exploring all the rooms, opening and closing the numerous doors. The rooms were snug and comfy especially the bedrooms and the TV room. My family and I were delighted with the cleanliness of the home. The kitchen was perfect for cooking all our meals, it had every kind of appliance we needed, and there was even an outdoor gas grill. The grounds were beautiful with the mountain range in the background, they were perfect for flying a kite and taking long walks. It was a peaceful, relaxing weekend get-away that was made even more pleasant by the kindness and generosity of the owners.
- Guest HeidiAnne (Liverpool, NY)
- Date of stay 11/01/06
- Review Submitted 11/26/06
Relaxing,welcoming,didn't want to leave.
Relaxing,welcoming,didn't want to leave.
We wanted to stay someplace with the kids that was relaxing, but also a place to be busy also. The house was immaculate, spacious and beautiful views. My favorite part of the trip was each night after our full day of activities, sitting in the livingroom by the fire, that I built myself and reading, listening to music or staring at the fire. Each morning I got up sat with my cup uf coffee outside and enjoyed the beautiful view of the mountains.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/24/13
- Review Submitted 09/21/13
Owner response: we look forward to your family,s return visit next summer, as you told me at the end of your stay. it's gratifying when renters enjoy their visit so much that they want to come back. kathryn phelps for humphreys farm
It was a real joy to be in your house in VermontGuest comment entered by owner
It was a real joy to be in your house in Vermont
Dear Kathryn, I want to thank you again; it was a real joy to be in your house in Vermont. It is a special place and we all had a splendid week there. We went out a bit - Hapgood Pond, Weston, a local fair, but mainly we were happy at home in your place. We read on the lawn, gazing at the mountains as much as reading. Our little city boy loved running barefoot in the grass, his whole body showing his happiness and sense of freedom. He found a little frog, which hopped into his hands, and he held very still and watched with fascination. Also found grasshoppers and crickets. A real high point for him was watching the mowing, turning, baling of hay, being a big fan of big machines. My kids all loved it there and expressed the hope that we could return for two weeks next summer.
- Guest Carol, New York City (5 stars)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/30/13
We love your house, and would love to come againGuest comment entered by owner
We love your house, and would love to come again
Hi Kathryn, We had a great week, wonderful temps for hiking and biking! We went to Hapgood Pond yesterday afternoon ((one of the warmer days), and that was beautiful! We also went to Lowell lake, and walked the trail around it....the buildings are still there from the abandoned camp! It is only raining today...the cloudy days were actually nice for biking. We rode for 2 hours UP Forest road 10.....very interesting. Luckily it was much faster down! We love your house, and would love to come again! We ate dinner almost every night looking out over the gorgeous view. Thank you, and I enjoyed speaking with you about your house, and all the history.
- Guest Nancy and family. West Hartford, CT
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
We have nothing but good things to sayGuest comment entered by owner
We have nothing but good things to say
"Une belle maison dans un magnifique emplacement" Nous n'avons que de bons mots pour cette authentique et magnifique maison de campagne. Nous l'avons louée une semaine durant le mois de juillet 2013. Nous étions quatre : deux adultes et deux adolescentes en provenance de Montréal. La vue panoramique sur la montagne est à couper le souffle. On a vraiment l'impression d'être tout seul au monde. Il y a peu de voitures qui passent dans le coin, donc les nuits sont silencieuses. Malgré cet éloignement, il ne faut pas beaucoup de temps pour se rendre de Londonderry vers les différents points d'intérêt, par exemple, Manchester, Brattlebaro et Bennington. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié notre visite au Mont Stratton et au Mont Equinox. Lorsqu'il faisait très chaud, nous allions nous baigner à la petite plage située à Peru. Par chance, il n'y avait pas beaucoup d'insectes. La maison est très grande et confortable. Mme Phelps, la propriétaire, était très disponible. On l'a appelée à notre arrivée pour qu'elle nous aide à établir la connexion Internet. En somme, tout s'est bien passé, pas de mauvaises surprises. Que du bon temps!!! Property/Unit #105554 - "Charming Vermont Farmhouse with Spectacular View" Date of Arrival July 13, 2013 Review Rating 5 out of 5
- Guest Li Wen et Benoit
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
"Your farm is Vermont at its BEST."Guest comment entered by owner
"Your farm is Vermont at its BEST."
Thanks for our wonderful week at Humphreys Farm. What a lovely place--accommodations, scenery, land-- just marvelous. We were so impressed by the gardens and know you and your sisters work continually to keep the place looking so fine. Your farm is Vermont at its BEST.
- Guest Sarelle and Joe/ Great Neck, NY
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/12/13
This was one of the most enjoyable rentals. The farmhouse is a rare find in that it is so original and gives you the feeling of how it was to live on a real Vermont farm. The owner was gracious and helpful in every way. I have sent the website out to our friends, as I am sure a it would be perfect for a family reunion. The house was very well kept and clean and the grand piano was a treat. There are many books to read. The views are spectacular and many scenic drives in the area.
- Guest Rufus D. (-)
- Date of stay 08/15/12
- Review Submitted 08/30/12
Owner response: Glad you enjoyed your very short visit. Stay longer next time and you'll have even more fun. Best, Kathryn Phelps
VT as you imagine it...!
VT as you imagine it...!
Our family had a tremendous stay at the VT farmhouse. Kathryn couldn't have been any more helpful or accomodating. The farmouse is well equipped with everything you need for your stay. You can spend all of your time on location enjoying the beutiful views or you can explore many of the local surroundings. The town offers everything you need and attractions such as Stratton and Manchester are just a short drive away. Our son enjoyed running around in the open fields and checking everything out. He also enjoyed the local ponds and lakes. We look forward to going back again. Thanks Kathryn!
- Guest Larry C.
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Larry C: It's a brave couple that ventures away from home with a toddler and a month-old newborn. I"m glad you were able to feel so comfortable at the house and enjoy the property and the many attractions of the surrounding area. Come again next summer, when TWO toddlers can round around the big lawns and fields. Warm regards, Kathryn Humphreys Phelps
Hi Kathryn, Just wanted to thank you again. We had a wonderful time in Vermont (we're ready to move there!) and we loved your house. We were struck by how spacious and well-designed the house is--many old houses around here feel cramped by comparison. The mountain views are also spectacular. It must have been wonderful to grow up there. We went to Hapgood Pond twice and the girls had lots of fun, so thank you for the suggestion. We also enjoyed the hiking and swimming in Jamaica State Park, which was recommended in one of your guide books. We'd love to come back next summer, and maybe sooner if we can get away. Thanks again! Jessica
- Guest Jessica B.
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 06/24/12
Owner response: Thanks, Jessica: We can hardly wait for you to come back. We're very glad you liked the house and property so much and that you found fun things to do. I hope we can add you to the list of returnees to our house; people do fall in love with the property and the general area. Til next time. Warm regards, Kathryn
We love this home!
We love this home!
My husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to stay in this wonderful home recently. I cannot begin to express the happy and content feeling we experienced as we snuggled in for a week of relaxation. The house is so cozy and inviting. The house is even more perfect than the description and pictures suggest. We enjoyed breakfast in the great kitchen and I was thrilled to discover the old double boiler just like my grandmother had. I made our oatmeal in it. We read by a friendly fire as it danced merrily in the fireplace, carved a jack o lantern in the potting room and my husband even serenaded me on the piano .The view out the kitchen window inspired me to attempt to watercolor a small picture. Kathryn made us feel like we had known her for a long, long time; like we were family. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.
- Guest Paul and Nita (Acworth, Georgia)
- Date of stay 10/16/11
- Review Submitted 10/30/11
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Owner response: Nita and Paul: It was a joy to have you at our home as you appreciated it so much. And, yes, I feel so lucky to have "met " you by telephone call, in which you shared your delight and I told you some lively family history. I hope you can soon visit our Vermont house again. Yours, Kathryn Phelps and sisters Judy and Prudy.
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May 31 - Oct 18, 2014
5 night min stay
Extra Nights: $175
Notes: 5 nite minimum; prefer week long rentals.Weekend is 2 nites: if 3 nites prorate at 225/nite
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- Nearest Airport: Bradley International or Albany at 80 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Beaches: Lowell Lake and Hapgood Pond at 3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Jakes at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Tater Hill in LOndonderry at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: The Garden, Jakes, American Grille, Solo, at 1 Miles
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. 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, huge fields and pastures and a picturesque woods. THe house is furnished with antiques, Oriental rugs, art and 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..
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. We have 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.
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Beautiful gardens and fields surround the house
View of Glebe Mt. from front lawn
Floor-through living room, with grand piano
Large master bedroom runs the width of the house
Horse barn shelters lawn furniture by picnic area
Mountains surround farm almost 360 degrees
Wild turkeys in one of two fields below house; early autumn colors
Big lawn behind house. Great for kids' play. Horse Barn on left.
Many garden beds decorate the property
On summer Saturdays, large farmers' market is held downtown
Hapgood Pond in Peru, our favorite swimming, picnicking, boating place
DR, with TV room, dish pantry and Ikea kitchen entrances
Floor-through living room with fieldstone fireplace, bookcase
View of house from the East
Ikea kitchen, with large pantry thru door on left
Large bedroom with twin beds, two dressers
Autumn colors brighten the landscape in September & October
Rainbow over one of our several fields
Magic Mt. (Glebe) ski area; Stratton Mt. visible in winter
Hay bales in field across the road from house and garage
Skiers, take note. Stratton, Bromley, Magic & Okemo nearby
Third bedroom features grandma's antique spool bed
Large, sunny DR with table that seats 8
Haying back field, summer 2012
3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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