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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse

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Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy this green woodsy retreat in beautiful Litchfield County and relax in a charming farmhouse that is spacious and great for entertaining! The dining room, once a rustic keeping room, has a stone wall, fireplace, and stenciled hardwood floors. You will feel as if you stepped back in time. The living room is the perfect size for intimate conversations or larger gatherings. Wide hardwood floors predominate throughout this comfortable home. Cook up a great meal or snack in the well-equipped kitchen with a professional Garland gas stove, microwave, two dish washers and other culinary gadgets. There is a full basement with washer/dryer/ironing board.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two baths. The master bath is spectacular with a Jacuzzi, European-style shower, twin sinks, and great views of mature hardwoods and old stone walls. Relax in a queen size four poster bed while looking out over the expansive yard. There is a huge walk-in closet with ample storage. The second bedroom has a shaker-like feel with its queen bed and two closets. The third bedroom is small with two twin beds, great for kids. The second upstairs bathroom has a vintage feel with full tub/shower and sink.


The area:
House is walking distance to downtown New Preston and Lake Waramaug beach with boat rentals, swimming, rope swings and kayaking
Near the Steep Rock Land Trust with great hiking trails
Dine locally at the Historic Mayflower Inn as well as several wonderful local taverns and restaurants all within walking distance
Nestled between two villages New Preston and Washington Depot (home of the Gunnery School and the inspiration for Gilmore Girls)
15 minutes to Litchfield Connecticut with the best antiquing in Connecticut

$300 per night with a three night minimum
$1800 weekly rate
$5000 June
$6000 July
$6000 August
$15,000 Memorial Day to Labor Day

Keywords: Renovated farmhouse with lovely garden setting

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Must seek owner approval...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Other (See Description)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Beautiful master bedroom with large bath ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    We call this the blue room....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    cosy bedroom perfect for children...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • VCR

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful dining room and outside dining as well....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 Room air conditioners...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Only within the US...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of pots, frying pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    I have wonderful collections of lots of crockery and dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2 dishwashers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well-furnished kitchen, dishes, serving platters, bowls, pots, everything...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic staples on hand....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Garland professional range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$1,800 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Travelers pay me by check two weeks in advance of arrival so that I can send the key.


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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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Location

44 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International Airport, inWindsor Locks, CT
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Waramaugh Country Club
24 Miles
Nearest Train
Danbury CT
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 202
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Olivas in New Preston
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mohawk Mountain
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Waramaug

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I lived in CT for thirty years but returned to Salt Lake City in 2000. During this time I have missed the springtime peepers, the wildflowers that predominate in bog and meadow, the quaint villages, shops, and covered bridges. I decided that I would re-establish a foothold in Litchfield County to be closer to my two daughters and son-in-law, who live on the east coast. We purchased this quintessential New England farmhouse so that we could be together periodically. The house is a wonderfully, intimate house with both old and new--well preserved but modernized and updated.

Why the Owner Chose New Preston:
Litchfield county is the loveliest part of Connecticut with its broad fields, meadows, and rolling ridges. It has fine stone walls, perfectly-sized towns, and very interesting diverse locals which includes artists, romantics, professionals, and backwoods bubbas. This region has great restaurants, cute taverns, museums, art galleries, and the most amazing inviting winding roads. Yet, it is so close to New York or Boston.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Nearby, there is access to Lake Waramaug for swimming (CT's largest natural lake), the Appalachian Trail for hiking, the Berkshires and Tanglewood for cultural events and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Housatonic River for its fly-fishing, and extraordinary antiquing in Litchfield County. This house is nestled among mature trees and lovely grounds. There are plenty of restaurants from cheap to very expensive, there are local vineyards, farmers' markets, bakeries, art galleries, and wine stores. Step out the front door and explore a marvelous vacation opportunity.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

    Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

  • Garden in autumn

    Garden in autumn

  • Upper garden in summer

    Upper garden in summer

  • Angle view of house and yard with huge sugar maple

    Angle view of house and yard with huge sugar maple

  • Lovely living area opening onto terrace for outdoor dining.

    Lovely living area opening onto terrace for outdoor dining.

  • Colonial fireplace in dining room

    Colonial fireplace in dining room

  • Garland stove, kitchen amenities, two dishwashers and more

    Garland stove, kitchen amenities, two dishwashers and more

  • Looking from kitchen into dining room

    Looking from kitchen into dining room

  • Master bath tub winter scape outside

    Master bath tub winter scape outside

  • Master bedroom, very large and roomy with vaulted ceiling

    Master bedroom, very large and roomy with vaulted ceiling

  • Outbuildings adjacent to the house

    Outbuildings adjacent to the house

  • Garden in spring

    Garden in spring

  • Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

    Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree

  • Dining area off living rood with barbecue

    Dining area off living rood with barbecue

  • Living room with fireplace.  French doors
 lead to outdoor dining and barbecue.

    Living room with fireplace. French doors lead to outdoor dining and barbecue.

  • Colonial style dining room with a fireplace and a painted floor.

    Colonial style dining room with a fireplace and a painted floor.

  • Kitchen with beamed ceiling

    Kitchen with beamed ceiling

  • Master bedroom with jetted tub in spacious bathroom through green doors

    Master bedroom with jetted tub in spacious bathroom through green doors

  • Queen bed in second bedroom

    Queen bed in second bedroom

  • Small bedroom with twin beds

    Small bedroom with twin beds

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/21/2015
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(801) 519-9018 (Utah, USA)

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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse

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