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Summer time and the living is easy in the Berkshires

Summer time and the living is easy in the Berkshires 180 years in the same beautiful location Texas based HGTV film crew complete day long shooting schedule in great room HGTV filming Morewood and the owners for an unusual home feature in Oct 2013 Historical preservation with modern conveniences and open plan Great room with gas stove and convertible sofa under a high lofted ceiling Dining room for eight and great room wih gas ceramic fire stove Open living space while preserving the interior design. Queen size bed in upstairs bedroom Acre of flowers, trees and ferns fenced for pet and child safety Garden in wooded area with fire pit, chairs and hammock Peaceful wooded patio and outdoor dining and grill 170 years of history in one small school house Beautiful location in all four seasons Ten minutes from Lake Pontossuc and other rivers and lakes Peru pond near the trout streams

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Last updated: 03/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pittsfield house description

Comfortable, quiet home in Pittsfield minutes from Tanglewood, Berkshire Theatre Festivals and other year round attractions. Oldest one room school house in New England and listed as a U.S. National Historic Place. Built in 1843 and used continually by the community until being converted to a private residence in 1985. The home was completely renovated in 2010 with glass and tile bathroom and updates throughout the 1000 square foot interior located in the middle of an acre wooded lot on a quiet mountain road. The bedroom with a queen sized bed is in the upstairs loft. The ground floor has the bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, the original blackboard, very large windows, a great room with dining table for eight, gas ceramic stove, sofa and TV/DVD entertainment center. The sofa can be converted to a queen size bed for guests or kids or to sleep in front the fireplace in the winter. The wooded lot is fenced in for pet safety with a pond and running brook on the two sides. The stone patio has a dining table and chairs for four, charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs and hammock under the trees near the fire pit.

Keywords: house, berkshire, pet, friendly, schoolhouse, historic

Property Type

  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Newly installed bathroom with glass shower, tile floors and electric heater...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully furnished with everything to include god quality sharp knives...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker and freezer...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Common assortment of herbs and spices, teas and coffee...moreless

          • Oven:

            Top of the line new gas oven and stove top...moreless

          • Stove:

            Top of the line new gas oven and stove top...moreless

          • Dining:

            Large dining area near the fire place...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Fully equipped for dinner preparation...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Renovated in 2012...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Long, wide paved driveway with parking at the entry door...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Great room near the fireplase...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens provided, Bed ready....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            In the bathroom closet...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            in the bathroom closet...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels provided...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Gas Fireplace...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Fire pit on patio using old marble blocks from Lee quarry. Complete privacy. Fenced yard for pet use on deep lot away from the non through fare residential road....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                New flat screen TV mounted on wall in great room...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Beautiful patio surrounded by woods and stream on all sides. Deer can be seen at dusk over the creek...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal and also a fire pit lined with marble blocks ...moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Located at the base of South Mountain minutes away from year round activites at Bousquet Mountain resort and sking in the north county....moreless

              Activities

              • Mountain Biking
              • Snowboarding
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Skiing
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Sledding

              Other Activities

                  • Take the back road short cut to the Tanglewood parking lot past the winding river through the hills and valleys. Berkshires have long been known as a cultural destination. Now, longtime arts and culture heavyweights like Tanglewood in Lenox and MASS MoCA in North Adams are being joined by an explosion of smaller galleries, and the shops and services that come along with them. Meanwhile, the food scene plays to the area’s strengths — farm-fresh produce, artisanal cheeses and pasture-raised meats. Farmers’ markets from tiny to huge take over parking lots and fields on weekend mornings....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Just right for a New England visit

                    Just right for a New England visit

                    • Guest Jill (NYC)
                    • Date of stay 02/01/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/27/14
                    We stayed at Morewood for a week while visiting family. It was much nicer than a hotel stay with privacy and a very quiet location. The kitchen had everything we needed to fix our own meals. There were a couple nearby restaurants in Pittsifield and Lenox that were great as well. The schoolhouse is an excellent choise for a couple with a dog for a relaxing stay sitting by the fire or visiting the area.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                    Owner response: Thanks and welcome back anytime

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • A class act!

                    A class act!

                    • Guest Michael N.
                    • Date of stay 10/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/24/13
                    The Little Red Schoolhouse is a class act! Not only is it nicely decorated, but it also has a well-stocked kitchen so the traveler can whip up a home-cooked meal with just a short trip to the grocery store. The loft is a cozy retreat at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, but if you may want to watch a little TV or sit around a campfire with a glass of wine first. The fenced-yard is especially nice for those traveling with pets, but don't forget to latch the gate!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Morewood Visit

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                    Morewood Visit

                    • Guest Marylin R.
                    • Date of stay 10/03/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/10/13
                    Just to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay. The "cottage" is charming , comfortable and cozy. The weather was mostly rainy and cool but just sitting by the stove with a cup of tea and my husband and daughter, it seemed perfect.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Little red schoolhouse

                    Little red schoolhouse

                    • Guest amy t.
                    • Date of stay 08/29/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/10/13
                    What a great place to stay. Close to everything and very charming.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children.

                    Owner response: Thanks and welcome back anytime.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Setting is ideal and accommodations perfect

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                    Setting is ideal and accommodations perfect

                    • Guest Ray
                    • Date of stay 08/29/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/31/13
                    thank you for your hospitality. We thrououghly enjoyed our stay at the beautuful and historic Morewood Schoolhouse. The house was wonderful, the accommodations were perfect, and the setting was ideal. We look forward to visiting again!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • So charming!

                    So charming!

                    • Guest Kara C.
                    • Date of stay 08/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/29/13
                    Wonderful and unique home, perfectly situated amongst all the attractions in the Berkshires. Very clean, exactly as described. Owner very responsive and easy to work with. Absolutely loved it and will definitely be back!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Owner response: Thanks Kara. Welcome back anytime

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Beautiful spot in the Berkshires - so well equipped and nicely decorated!

                    Beautiful spot in the Berkshires - so well equipped and nicely decorated!

                    • Guest Suemuse (Boston, MA)
                    • Date of stay 07/24/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/06/13
                    My husband and I recently spent 4 nights in this charming and lovely house. Every detail was well laid out, and thought through. The space was comfortable and great. We cooked a lot, took long walks, bike rides, went to the cultural things that were around, and also just enjoyed some R & R in the space. We would definitely go back. Thank you so much for opening your home.

                    Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Owner response: Thanks and welcome back anytime. We like to share Morewood with others as we cannot get up as often as we'd like.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Peace and quiet in a busy vacation locale

                    Peace and quiet in a busy vacation locale

                    • Guest J K.
                    • Date of stay 06/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/24/13
                    The red schoolhouse exterior caught my attention because I am a retired teacher. The mix of a charming historical atmosphere and modern conveniences is very pleasing. The quiet neighborhood provides a peaceful, relaxed environment. The outlying area offers a multitude of enjoyable, year-round activities. Janice central Mass

                    Owner response: Thanks Janice for the nice review. You are welcome back this fall to enjoy some more quiet time.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • USA Today lists Morewood as the top ten place

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                    USA Today lists Morewood as the top ten place

                    • Guest Jon of USA Today
                    • Date of stay 09/01/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/19/13
                    "This small property in the Berkshires served a western Massachusetts community from 1843 to 1985 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovated in 2010, the one-bedroom home now has a glass and tile bathroom. "It's very cool," Gray says. "It's the oldest one-room schoolhouse in New England." A blackboard still adorns the kitchen." Named first in the article that included ten school houses in the world in include an Irish cottage school house.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Beautiful and cozy!

                    Beautiful and cozy!

                    • Guest Devin Barnwell (Atlanta, GA)
                    • Date of stay 02/07/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/22/13
                    My husband and I visited in February during the big snow storm. Being from the south, we especially enjoyed having the gas ceramic stove burning in the great room all day and the woods blanketed with snow. We stayed in and cooked in the well-equipped kitchen - a cozy and romantic weekend! We hope to return this summer to attend the Tanglewood events.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                   
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                  3 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,500 $5,775
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $125
                  • Taxes Included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Year Purchased: 1985

                  About the owner: Bob and Karen Clydesdale bought Morewood in an city auction in the 1980s while living in the Berkshires. Karen spent three years converting the building from the ground up with new wide plank floors to a new roof to drag it into the 21st century while preserving the historical exterior and enhancing the grounds and interior ambiance.

                  Why the Owner Chose Pittsfield:
                  Morewood School is located in the center of Berkshire County with a long historical connection to the old Pittsfield families such as the Morewoods, Holmes and Melvilles. The new interior and preserved exterior provides an uncommon comfort level and access to the year round attractions of Western Mass.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Minutes to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare and Berkshire Theatre Festivals, Berkshire Opera House, Pittsfield Country Club, Cranwell Golf Course and Spa, Baseball Museum, Wahconah Baseball Park, Lenox and Great Barrington antique shopping, fine dining throughout the County, boating and fishing on many lakes. Located at the base of Bousquet Mountain ski resort and a short drive to Jiminy Peak and other down hill and cross country ski areas. Located two hours from Boston and NYC and only eight miles north of the last exit on the Mass Turnpike, Morewood is the perfect Berkshire vacation spot.


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                  • Summer time and the living is easy in the Berkshires

                    Summer time and the living is easy in the Berkshires

                  • Texas based HGTV film crew complete day long shooting schedule in great room

                    Texas based HGTV film crew complete day long shooting schedule in great room

                  • Historical preservation with modern conveniences and open plan

                    Historical preservation with modern conveniences and open plan

                  • Dining room for eight and great room wih gas ceramic fire stove

                    Dining room for eight and great room wih gas ceramic fire stove

                  • Queen size bed in upstairs bedroom

                    Queen size bed in upstairs bedroom

                  • Garden in wooded area with fire pit, chairs and hammock

                    Garden in wooded area with fire pit, chairs and hammock

                  • 170 years of history in one small school house

                    170 years of history in one small school house

                  • Ten minutes from Lake Pontossuc and other rivers and lakes

                    Ten minutes from Lake Pontossuc and other rivers and lakes

                  • 180 years in the same beautiful location

                    180 years in the same beautiful location

                  • HGTV filming Morewood and the owners for an unusual home feature in Oct 2013

                    HGTV filming Morewood and the owners for an unusual home feature in Oct 2013

                  • Great room with gas stove and convertible sofa under a high lofted ceiling

                    Great room with gas stove and convertible sofa under a high lofted ceiling

                  • Open living space while preserving the interior design.

                    Open living space while preserving the interior design.

                  • Acre of flowers, trees and ferns fenced for pet and child safety

                    Acre of flowers, trees and ferns fenced for pet and child safety

                  • Peaceful wooded patio and outdoor dining and grill

                    Peaceful wooded patio and outdoor dining and grill

                  • Beautiful location in all four seasons

                    Beautiful location in all four seasons

                  • Peru pond near the trout streams

                    Peru pond near the trout streams

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, October 12, 2013

                  $225 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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