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Converted Barn on 120 Acres W/ Private Swimming Pond & All Amenities.

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Unique, spacious Berkshires house with Cupola - sleeps 12+

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Last updated: 08/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hancock barn description

A bucolic summer retreat in the Berkshires, great for one or two families or just one person. Sitting out on the deck, you'll feel like you have the whole valley to yourself.
Inside this classic New England Barn converted to a home with all modern conveniences, the 24-ft. ceiling features original hand-cut beams. Sliding glass doors lead from the living area to the wraparound deck and splendid views across the valley. The kitchen comfortably seats 4; the dining area seats 10. The 2nd fl. has its own couch and chairs on a balcony that's open to the main room and mountain views. Next to the third-fl. Master BR is a rooftop cupola with 360º views.
Walk on our three large meadows or hike the wooded, hilly terrain. Stroll down the meadow to our private swimming pond (125' x 75' across, 10' deep), which is visible from the deck. Explore our old apple orchards and enjoy the wild blackberries as you hike to our trout stream, where rushing water is the only sound you'll hear.


Getting Wet: Swimming on the property is in our pond, which is about 100-150 feet long, 50-75 feet wide, and 9-12 feet deep in the middle. It’s located just a few minutes walk on a meadow path from the Barn, within view, at the bottom of the main meadow. There is no swimming pool. For beach swimming, boating and lake fishing, Cherry Plains State Park is very close by, with Queechy Lake in Canaan and Lake Pontoosuc in Lanesborough/Pittsfield each just a little farther away.

Staying Cool: Our air conditioner (all Q/double bedrooms), ceiling fan (main room) and other desktop fans are seldom used, since we catch a nice breeze coming up from the meadow. For the odd mid-summer cool evening, a cheery fire is perfect in either our stone fireplace or our wood burning stove.

Spreading Out: Optionally available, a separate, ground-floor (below 1st floor) apartment with double-bed, living-room/kitchen and full-bath, suitable for a live-in maid, nanny or home health-care aide. This apartment has its own entrance or can be accessed internally via the ground-level “garage” area, and will not be rented out separately. It is only available as an add-on to the main house. FOR EXTRA LARGE GROUPS/FAMILIES, also inquire about available guest cottage (or see listing #172656), also available only as an add-on to the main house in the summertime, but available as a separate rental in winter.

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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              • Cupola: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                72'x45' Cozy Double...moreless

              • Balcony: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Regular Sofa...moreless

              • - Fully furnished. - Basic linens included. - Standard kitchen appliances include a dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, full-size stove/oven, microwave, toaster-oven, coffee-maker, dishes, glasses, pots and pans, silverware, etc. - Clothes Washer and Dryer in basement. - DSL (high-speed) wireless internet - Color TV with satellite TV receiver (like cable) - DVD/CD player and stereo....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Pets: No cats - owner allergic. One well-behaved dog per rental allowed. Swimming: There is no actual pool. Swimming is in our large pond, visible from the house and just a 1-2 minute walk away, at the bottom of the main meadow. Air-conditioning: one bedroom has an in-wall AC; the others have electric fans, but mountain breezes usually keep the house cool....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Lake

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Telephone
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Boat With Paddles

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Pool
                          • Private Pool
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          Jun 24 - Sep 10, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $450
                          $2,200

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Also:

                          - Rent includes: basic satellite TV service (like cable), DSL (high-speed) wireless Internet, local phone service and lawn-mowing.

                          - Rent does not include: long-distance phone charges, excess electricity charges, firewood: all charged back on an as-used basis.

                          - Security Deposit Required: $500

                          - Well-behaved dogs welcome - 1 per rental. Sorry, no cats - owner allergic.

                          $500 deposit refunded within 21 days of checkout barring any deductions made for damage or excessive cleaning/utility charges.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/15/2014
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                          Location

                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Albany
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Rensselaer (Albany)

                          Car: Necessary

                          Weekly antiques auctions, public tennis courts, miniature golf, beach swimming, boating and alpine slides are all available within a 10-15 mile radius, at places such as Cherry Plains State Park, Jiminy Peak and Lake Pontoosic.

                          NEW YORK CITY and BOSTON are each about 150 miles away.

                          PITTSFIELD is about 15 miles away

                          WILLIAMSTOWN is about 20 miles away

                          LENOX/Tanglewood is about 24 miles

                          STOCKBRIDGE is about 27 miles away

                          GREAT BARRINGTON is about 34 miles away

                          NORTH ADAMS is about 35 miles away

                          BECKET is about 40 miles away

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1973

                          About the owner: This has been in our family since we converted it into a house; we've had many multigenerational family gatherings here over the years. We love it and hope that you will, too.

                          Why the Owner Chose Hancock:
                          Some friends bought a place nearby and we feel in love with the area when we came to visit them.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
                          Nothing but starts, moon and the sound a tree peepers at night, and a magnificent view of the Berkshire mountains during the day. We're right near Jiminy Peak, but in a totally tranquil, secluded setting. The house is open and expansive and great for family gatherings. Oh, and there's a swing in the living room that will hold three adults.


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                          • Unique, spacious Berkshires house with Cupola - sleeps 12+

                            Unique, spacious Berkshires house with Cupola - sleeps 12+

                          • Dining table seats 8 -10.

                            Dining table seats 8 -10.

                          • Overlooking the dining area.

                            Overlooking the dining area.

                          • Open kitchen.

                            Open kitchen.

                          • Downstairs twin; windows face north and east.

                            Downstairs twin; windows face north and east.

                          • Downstairs bath w/ full tub & shower.

                            Downstairs bath w/ full tub & shower.

                          • Overlooking the living room- swing seat holds 3 adults.

                            Overlooking the living room- swing seat holds 3 adults.

                          • Upstairs twin; windows face north and east.

                            Upstairs twin; windows face north and east.

                          • Upstairs bath.

                            Upstairs bath.

                          • Half bath in 3rd fl. suite.

                            Half bath in 3rd fl. suite.

                          • Eastern view from cupola

                            Eastern view from cupola

                          • Private swimming pond at the bottom of the main meadow w/ dock & rowboat.

                            Private swimming pond at the bottom of the main meadow w/ dock & rowboat.

                          • Living room with original beams; wraparound deck with views to south and east.

                            Living room with original beams; wraparound deck with views to south and east.

                          • View of the deck and pond at the bottom of the meadow from the DR.

                            View of the deck and pond at the bottom of the meadow from the DR.

                          • Kitchen table seats 6.

                            Kitchen table seats 6.

                          • Kitchen table looks east over the valley.

                            Kitchen table looks east over the valley.

                          • Downstairs Queen; windows face north & west. Note: this room has AC.

                            Downstairs Queen; windows face north & west. Note: this room has AC.

                          • LR swing seat and stairs leading to upper floors.

                            LR swing seat and stairs leading to upper floors.

                          • Balcony seating area with sleep sofa.

                            Balcony seating area with sleep sofa.

                          • Upstairs double; windows face north and west.

                            Upstairs double; windows face north and west.

                          • Master suite with double and half bath; skylights and windows on 3 sides.

                            Master suite with double and half bath; skylights and windows on 3 sides.

                          • Sleep-in cupola with 360 views.

                            Sleep-in cupola with 360 views.

                          • Relax in the screened-in gazebo or swing in the hammock

                            Relax in the screened-in gazebo or swing in the hammock

                          • From a young guest:
'Dear People,
I love this place so much.  
Thank you!'

                            From a young guest: 'Dear People, I love this place so much. Thank you!'

                          $450 per night (USD)
                          6

                          5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 11

                          View calendar: Updated 08/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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