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*The Calendar has recently changed - the property is available for June and July 2015*
This small home of 1400 sq ft is a three bedroom furnished cottage with two new full bathrooms and is located on 18 acres overlooking Hatch Pond, two and a half miles south of the town center of Kent, CT, 15 minutes to the Harlem Valley-Wingdale (Metro North) train station, minutes from area boarding schools and close to area ski slopes. The cottage is a perfect get away for city dwellers, parents visiting students at area schools and for those interested in getting a taste of the area before and while looking for a place to live.
The house sleeps five comfortably with one queen, one full and one twin bed, The sofa is very comfy for one, for a few nights. Six is the maximum number of guests. The washer and dryer are located in the basement. Cable television, wireless internet, a landline with free long distance and a cell tower across the pond will keep you connected to the world if you wish.
There are five other buildings on the compound that was formerly the Southern New England Ice Co. The owner uses the former bunkhouse as an antique gallery and farms a portion of the land with organic vegetables. 'Bunkhouse Antiques' is open on Saturdays from May through September , 10am to 4pm.
Hatch Pond is a haven for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and bird watching. Privileges to share the boatshed located across the road are extended. Bring a kayak or canoe! Extended spring and summer guests may have a section of the vegetable garden to plant. Lots of lawn for outdoor games. Room in the garage to store bikes, skis, etc. Pick apples from the small orchard in the fall. No smoking indoors please. A nice clean well behaved dog is welcome.
My rates are listed below. The property is great all year round for different reasons at different seasons. No cleaning fees. No additional guest fees. Taxes are included in the stated rates. It is my preference to have guests for longer stays - monthly, seasonally. Ideally, I seek a summer tenant or two and a school year tenant. Therefore its hard for me to commit to a short stay, weekend even a week or two, sooner than 6 weeks out. I am glad to 'pencil' you in for a short stay far in advance but cannot make that a firm reservation until 6 weeks prior. Early checkin the day of your arrival and late checkout are usually not a problem - come early and stay late, make it a full vacation.
Keywords: country house, lakeside, cottage, get-away
Varied Library mostly related to Nature, Gardening with a small children's section....moreless
Ping Pong Table
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Out the living room windows downstairs, the coat room, the sitting room upstairs and the small bedroom with twin bed all have direct views to Hatch Pond....moreless
South Kent Rd and a railroad track seperate the majority of the property and the lake. A spit of land that includes a boatshed and beautiful place to relax, or launch canoes/kayaks is available to you....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
As described in the property's description. The owner operates a small antique business from the barn/bunkhouse located on the other side of the driveway (a good distance from the house) on Saturdays from 10 - 4. It is usually just a few cars during the day in and out of the shared driveway.
A check for one-half the rent is accepted to confirm your reservation and to act as a security deposit that is returned one week after your stay. A check for the full rent is due two weeks prior to your stay.
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Kent is part of the Litchfield Hills which are just below The Berkshires and is located on the Housatonic River. Kent is a one streetlight town with quintessential New England charm.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Welcome to Hatch Pond in South Kent, Connecticut. I am the property owner who lives in a home ten minutes drive from here. I consumated my love with this area ten years ago when my partner and I bought a historic house as a weekend get away from NYC. I started out coming to the area for short weekend breaks from the city. It very quickly developed into a place where I wanted to spend more and more time. I moved my antique business here (to the former bunkhouse of the winter ice workers, about a hundred yards from the cottage). I still go back and forth to the city, but Kent has become HOME.
Why the Owner Chose Kent: This cottage was on our scenic route to town and we always admired the property. When we discovered it for sale, we came up with a way of how to make the dream of owning it possible. I moved my business into the barn/bunkhouse (very small, appointment only antiques), renovated and furnished the cottage to rent for vacationers and began farming some vegetables.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Kent is admired for its beauty and variety. The beauty is obvious; the Housatonic River and the surrounding Litchfield Hills. The variety comes as a discovery after being here for a while. It is a community that has revealed its general openmindedness and 'live and let live' attitude.
Hatch Pond unfolds itself as a place of amazing beauty and serenity yet, very close to the many ammenities of the area. The ability to walk across the road to the boatshed and take in the morning or evening calm with a cup or glass of whatever is a magical elixir - come here and relax.
I think that you and yours will enjoy a stay here even for a brief time. Careful though, you may just fall in love with it yourself and find yourself looking for something a bit more permanent - nice folks, always welcome :-)