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In the Woodstock Village... Restored 1840's Carriage House - Location and Charm

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Loc Loc Loc! Woodstock Village 5 doors to Pentangle Theatre & stroll downtown

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Last updated: 06/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Location, location, location! A beautiful Cottage decorated and restored with charm located in the quintessential New England Village of Woodstock (1765), Vermont. Cottage backs up to the Ottaquechee River with views of the river and Mt. Tom from nearly every vantage point including the lofty deck off the kitchen. Enjoy a heavenly experience in this idyllic destination and timeless home. The house with full amenities is tastefully decorated and handsomely furnished with fine furniture including antiques and local art. Colors and décor were carefully chosen and flow throughout the house to make this home upscale. Designer linens are coordinated and warmly comfortable. Rooms are spacious and flow throughout the house. A sliding door off the kitchen extends the living area onto the deck. With the slope of the yard, the deck is elevated at the second story level and extends along the side to the front at street level. Hinged gates act as barriers to keep in children and trained, small pets. The deck is a great spot any time of take to take in the fresh air and sites any time of day.
The Cottage was rebuilt in the 1970's above the 1840 cobble stone foundation and beams. With original chimney in place, the structure was built with a look of the past including hone beams and rich amber pine ceilings throughout the first floor. Recent renovation added wide plank pine flooring in upstairs bedrooms hand finished and salvaged from a 1792 farmhouse in S Woodstock. Spruce from a 1840 church was used to refinish the upstairs hall and stairs. The downstairs is scheduled for late next year with the same wood. The color and light play across the floors add a touch of awe and the desire to not want to leave!

For more relaxation, fun and activities step outside for a walk into the Woodstock Village. To start the day, a favorite is stroll to the covered bridge with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.... perfect! The home is only 5 doors down from the Town Hall, home to The Pentangle Arts Theatre. The non profit organization offers year round entertainment from world class live performances to weekend movie nights! A few more doors down is the town green surrounded by historic homes with preserved charm and a step back in time. Several are home to professional artists inspired by local setting. Every changing season generates new life to adorn landscape for breathless images. At the edge of the green is the downtown area. Here you will find only local proprietors offering a taste of Vermont. Shops, cafe's and restaurants offer plenty to do in the town. There is always something to do in Woodstock with an active Chamber of Commerce and non-profit organizations.
During the warmer seasons, enjoy the scheduled event on the green including the Farmers' Market, Lunch on the Green and periodic concerts. Major holiday's are celebrated with parades around the green and in December, the Annual Wassail Festival offers a timeless journey to a Currier & Ives Christmas experience. This 3 day event offers a full menu of fun and activities including a tour of homes, parade, bonne fire and caroling on the green, Christmas reading for the children and The Ten, a popular music group of tenor out of New York City performing at the local Congregational Church. This is a must even for everyone!
Rich in history, the town is home to the Billings-Marsh-Rockefeller Park & Museum located at the edge of town. The local historic society housed downtown will provide history of the area and a schedule events including home tours.

Cape Serenity is central to all there is to do away from Woodstock. To the east is the town of Quechee, home to Simon Pierce glassblowing and restaurant. Be sure to go for lunch and sit in the sun room cantilevered over the Ottauaquechee River. Be sure to visit the Quechee Gorge, Antiques shops and Cabot Cheese outlet. A must visit in the country is Sugarbush Farms, an active farm fun for all offering tasting and sales for their local cheeses and maple syrup. Further east are Hanover and White River Junction, NH. Visit Dartmouth college for its rich history and sites along with an arts theatre and local restaurants. The canoe club just over the bridge to the left even rents out canoes for a trip along the Connecticut River. We even took our Yorkie who commanded the boat!
To the north is Norwich, Vermont. A small, quaint town with a have to visit country grocery and hardware store with just about everything. Summer concerts and flea market with local food and crafts and King Arthur Flour restaurant and kitchen store (be sure to visit the deli for lunch and pastries) are enough to put this town on the Places to go list. To the west be sure to make dinner reservations at the Barnard Inn... with picturesque setting and home this rural Barnard Restaurant offers fine food and a pot roast like none other! To the west along Rt. 4 is the Killington Ski resort. Including the immediate area to Woodstock there are 5 ski areas in addition to cross country skiing and horse drawn sleigh rides (perfect for a wedding engagement proposal!) To the southwest is the town of Weston, a postcard community home to the Vermont Country Store and picture perfect town center. Further are the Okemo Ski resort and Manchester Vermont with its outlet shops and more to do. Along the way and if you look carefully, you will find a local country store with fresh pies for sale made with what's in season!
For a perfect location, unique and peaceful journey to simpler times, let Cape Serenity Cottage be your destination of choice.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible party must be over 40 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    1 Rollaway...moreless

  • Spacious Bedrooms are upstairs with 1 full bath and second bath with shower downstairs. Bathrooms equipped with plenty of linens and amenities including bathrobes...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Numerous hard cover special interest, novels and history. Cook books in kitchen...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, puzzles and cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    52' Smart TV with internet access....moreless

  • Toys:

    Few hand toys like 'bop it' Two person plastic sled in basement along with bike available for use. Single fishing pole with lures....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Limited supply DVD's. Large supply of VHS for upstairs TV ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Short walk to Woodstock business and shopping area. Note chalkboard at downtown intersection showing weekly activities...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of Mt. Tom & Christmas star most rooms and particularly the deck elevated above sloping yard. House three story in back to provide views and lofty feel. ...moreless

  • River:

    Back yard is on banks of Ottauquechee River running the length of the town and traversed by covered bridge just down the street....moreless

  • Village:

    In heart of community at the edge of the Woodstock village green and covered bridge ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Back yard on banks of shallow river, rapids, rock & fish!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning remote control window units in upstairs bedrooms during summer...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes, large and multifunctional machine 5 years old...moreless

  • Dialup Access:

    wifi...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Functional fireplace with limited firewood supplied ...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Designated covered parking in stall #1 ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant water baseboard heating. Oil funace in basement 6 years old. Note: basement does not have standing water and has dehumidifier to keep humidity down. Home tested with no mold issues....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi modem and Smart TV with internet access for online movies...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    yes... bedding includes heating blankets and flannel sheets...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Covered parking and open parking in front of house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    land line, local and long distance incoming. Local outgoing...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes, large and multifunctional machine 5 years old...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Fully furnished with coffee, tea and hot chocolate...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything for the cook and baker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both holiday and decorative everyday dishware. Plenty of serving platters, napkins and napkin holders, placemats wine glasses, etc...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full amenities for all cooking and baking including spices and cook books, microwave, coffee maker blender, large toaster. Furnished with coffee, tea & hot chocolate...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony:

    SEE PATIO...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    One equipped in basement for use. Plan to acquire another...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large elevated deck off kitchen extending to front yard. Leads down stairs to back yard. Full view of river. Peaceful... Equipped with round table and umbrella (in basement in winter) ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lot with numerous flower beds and private havens to enjoy and relax. Very large Spruce trees with extended canopies over hosta gardens. Ferns, flowers most year, crab apple tree dining window...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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  • cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

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Location

84 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, NH (Lebanon's local small is 20 miles)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodstock or Quechee
17 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction, VT
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-89
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Prince & Pauper
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Five Ski areas minutes away

Car: Not Necessary

Also available in area: Guided fishing, Hot air balloon rides, Cross country skiing, local hockey sporting events, horse drawn sleigh rides and ice skating.

Summer features weekly concerts and famer's market on the green as do many surrounding town. Pot luck dinners and antiquing also popular. Parades are prevalent on most major holidays.

Local library provides free internet access and business amenties

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Woodstock:
Location,location,location! Everything there is to do is either on the property or walking distance within the town of Woodstock. There are no franchise chains in the town affording it to keep its rich history and beauty. With something to do all year, there is no reason to leave. Mash Billings Mansion, Mt. Tom, Gillingham's, The Pentangle Arts and Woodstock historical society are just a few elements that maintain the town's quintessential look and feel that embodies peace and strengthens the soul.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We fell in love with the home for its peaceful, elegant charm in addition to the beautiful gardens an access to the Woodstock village. The large yard, access to the river and being central to surrounding communities, ski areas and country roads were a must for every season. The house is easy to maintain and appreciated for its fit into the local community and region. The house is the old carriage house to the 3 story brownstone next door built in 1840. The structure was torn down in the 1970's above the basement cobbles and honed beams to erect the present day cape cod style house there today. With original basement and chimney in tact, the rest of the house has modern amenities. To keep with the town, large beams and pine were used for the ceiling on the first floor. Our goal in keeping with the town is to replace the flooring with vintage wood. This Fall we replaced the upstairs carpet with wide pine planks we 'rescued' from a 1792 S Woodstock farmhouse just prior to demolition. We are in awe at the results! Next year we are to replace the wood vinyl downstairs with wood recovered from an 1840's church just north of Norwich, Vermont. Our goal is to preserve the antiquity of this home in every way we can in harmony with modern amenities. We desire everyone who stays there to enjoy the experience as much we.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Loc Loc Loc!  Woodstock Village 5 doors to Pentangle Theatre & stroll downtown

    Loc Loc Loc! Woodstock Village 5 doors to Pentangle Theatre & stroll downtown

  • Images from flower gardens on property cultivated decades ago & maintained pride

    Images from flower gardens on property cultivated decades ago & maintained pride

  • Relax to sight & sound or fish Ottauquechee River without leaving the property

    Relax to sight & sound or fish Ottauquechee River without leaving the property

  • Morning favorite is a stroll to the covered bridge with a hot cup  coffee or tea

    Morning favorite is a stroll to the covered bridge with a hot cup coffee or tea

  • Enjoy passerby's as you dine at the local café. Hot drinks & scones are perfect!

    Enjoy passerby's as you dine at the local café. Hot drinks & scones are perfect!

  • Annual Wassail Fest. 3 day event including world class 'The Ten' tenors performs

    Annual Wassail Fest. 3 day event including world class 'The Ten' tenors performs

  • Woodstock is central for much to see & do. incl. Surgarbush Farm & Simon Pierce

    Woodstock is central for much to see & do. incl. Surgarbush Farm & Simon Pierce

  • Sit by the fire in spacious & cozy living room handsomely decorated to taste

    Sit by the fire in spacious & cozy living room handsomely decorated to taste

  • Watch light of sun or snow dance off the floors to put you at ease.

    Watch light of sun or snow dance off the floors to put you at ease.

  • Elegance greets you throughout the cottage

    Elegance greets you throughout the cottage

  • Designer furniture & liners,1792 wood floors...drift off to sleep in peace

    Designer furniture & liners,1792 wood floors...drift off to sleep in peace

  • Full amenities, cookbooks, juicer, coffee & more.  Open to deck & enjoy outdoors

    Full amenities, cookbooks, juicer, coffee & more. Open to deck & enjoy outdoors

  • Spacious back yard - view of house & deck leading to attr. gardens & river bank

    Spacious back yard - view of house & deck leading to attr. gardens & river bank

  • Feel year round serenity of the Secret Gardens enjoyed by those who stay here.

    Feel year round serenity of the Secret Gardens enjoyed by those who stay here.

  • Walk outdoors to stroll village green& dwntwn experience timeless beauty & charm

    Walk outdoors to stroll village green& dwntwn experience timeless beauty & charm

  • Visit local merchants who love it here-Gillingham,Primrose,Butcher are a must!

    Visit local merchants who love it here-Gillingham,Primrose,Butcher are a must!

  • Yr round activities; 5 doors to Pentangle Arts: world class live entert & movies

    Yr round activities; 5 doors to Pentangle Arts: world class live entert & movies

  • Venture out for hike incl Mt. Tom behind Cottage to be one with nature.

    Venture out for hike incl Mt. Tom behind Cottage to be one with nature.

  • Go on photo hunts quiet roads or arrange a balloon ride to exper beauty up high

    Go on photo hunts quiet roads or arrange a balloon ride to exper beauty up high

  • Full amenities with full view of gardens. Custom decorated & built

    Full amenities with full view of gardens. Custom decorated & built

  • Color of rooms blend with décor and chosen to create a peaceful environment

    Color of rooms blend with décor and chosen to create a peaceful environment

  • Spacious bedrooms with full view of outdoors.

    Spacious bedrooms with full view of outdoors.

  • Dining room adorned with antiques and decorated for intimate dining experience

    Dining room adorned with antiques and decorated for intimate dining experience

  • Autumn views from the deck.  Cape Serenity: a chosen destination for inner peace

    Autumn views from the deck. Cape Serenity: a chosen destination for inner peace

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/23/2015
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