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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: 02/18/2015
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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 conditioners (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: . FOR EXTRA LARGE GROUPS/FAMILIES, also inquire about available guest cottage .

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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

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

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015
May 1 - Nov 19, 2015
2 night min stay
$450
$2,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Also:

- Rent includes: basic satellite TV service, DSL (high-speed) wi-fi, 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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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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • 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. A/C in wall.

    Upstairs double; windows face north and west. A/C in wall.

  • Master suite with double;  half bath; skylights & windows on 3 sides.In-wall A/C

    Master suite with double; half bath; skylights & windows on 3 sides.In-wall A/C

  • 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)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Sleeps
    11
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Barn
  • Reviews
    6
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 2 days
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/18/2015
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