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Litchfield County Antique Farmhouse

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Last updated: 01/15/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 1796 classic Connecticut farmhouse is on 15+ very private wooded acres. An exquisitely comfortable combination of the antique and the modern, this is country living at its best. Beautifully wood-paneled, antique-filled, yet with comfortable modern touches like a huge new country kitchen, a 55' 3-D TV, wireless internet, a brand new back patio with built-in grill, outdoor fireplace, comfortable seating for lounging and outdoor dining, and a new hot tub which seats 8. Yard is fully fenced for small children or dogs. The grounds include an icehouse, and a pond at the bottom of the field.
Inside is beautifully decorated with antiques, many original 12 over 12 windows, wide board floors, and original wood paneling. The living room has a huge fireplace, there is a library with another fireplace, built-in bookcases, cozy seating and big TV, a full dining room with yet another fireplace, a new country kitchen which seats 6-12, with a Viking Range and French doors to the patio. There is a first floor office with computer, a downstairs bath, and a full laundry room/mud room. The second floor has two large bedrooms with wide board floors and antique quilts, two double beds in each, one with fireplace, and a third bedroom with two twin beds. There is a full bath on the second floor. The third floor is the kids' bunkroom, much more casual, with TV/DVD combo, a full bath, and 2 bedrooms, one with two singles and a double, and one with a queen and two singles.
The house is perfect for a family retreat, a two-family getaway, a long weekend or a week or even a full month. It is isolated in the woods, yet within 10 minutes of Torrington and Winsted for groceries and other errands, and 20 minutes for Litchfield or Norfolk. Centrally located for skiing Mohawk, Sundown or Woodbury, or for visiting the many local boarding schools, for the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Yale University Summer School of Music, Infinity Hall concerts, Litchfield County antiquing and wine-touring.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Not suitable for retal without an adult over 30 in charge...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Brick ramp to side door entrance, first floor is wheelchair accessible but upstairs is not....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors/patio only...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • The three bedrooms on the second floor are elegant and nicely decorated. The two bedrooms on the third floor 'dorm' are plainer and more suitable for children or teenagers. The house works best with not more than 6 adults on the second floor and kids (or one or two couples) on the third floor. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • While the house has 12 beds and can sleep 13, it really works best for not more than 10. The kitchen table seats 6-10, the hot tub seats 6-8, the outdoor table seats 6, though there is room for more on coach and chairs outdoors....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many, throughout...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Small game nook with table and 3 or 4 chairs...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games throughout the house. There is a small games table on the landing at top of back stairs....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Ipod dock in kitchen...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have a round dining table that will seat 4 or 5 depending on how you place the chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Six fireplaces, including one in master bedroom, one in kitchen, and one outdoors....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a 3-car garage which will be available sometimes and locked up other times....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New oil furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless throughout.There is also a downstairs office with a desktop Mac computer....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Big couch and 2 or 3 other comfy chairs, facing almost walk-in size fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway big enough for many...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline. Cellphone service can be spotty depending on carrier....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig K-cup maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is a set of good china in dining room, a set of nice china for kitchen, and a set of pretty unbreakable china for outdoor use....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large country cooks kitchen with Viking gas range and Sub Zero fridge. Soapstone countertops and big soapstone sink. Fireplace. Kitchen table has leaves, so fits from 6 to 10 depending on arrangement....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of staples in cabinets, oils, vinegars,all spices, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub Zero fridge/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Viking Range (propane supplied) with 6 burners and a griddle....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Comfortable seating for 6 or 7, more atop the wall, plus additional seating for 6 at outdoor dining table....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    About 15 acres, including field leading down to beaver pond. Around house yard is fenced in for dogs or small children. Fenced in area includes back patio and hot tub area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,500 $10,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $500 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $333 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates include full cleaning at end of stay.

Note about weddings: We have gotten requests to have weddings at the house, and in fact we held our own reception here 30 years ago, but we have to start saying no officially to weddings and/or receptions simply because a house this old can't handle that many people. The septic system isn't built for it, nor is the plumbing, nor is the house. I'm sorry!


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Location

31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bradley International
27 Miles
Nearest Train
Waterbury, CT
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 8, Torrington
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mohawk Mountain, Ski Sundown, Woodbury

Car: Necessary

Litchfield County is rural Connecticut at its best: fall foliage, winter skiing, spring and summer beauty. There are three ski mountains within 20 minutes, shopping in nearby Litchfield, antiquing in nearby Woodbury, Infinity Hall Music Hall, the Yale Summer music Festival in Norfolk, winery tours, Farmington River tubing, hiking and fishing, or just relaxing.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

About the owner: We're a family of five from Westchester County, NY, with a large extended family, who love to come up here and play and be together. I inherited this house from my father, and then couldn't bear to sell it.

Why the Owner Chose Winchester Center:
My father bought this house in 1977, and after he died we couldn't let it go. We brought it up to date, made it lovely,and use it for family time; Thanksgiving, birthdays, and random weekends. We hope to retire here soon.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The house has the benefits of antique charm mixed with enough modern assets to make it super comfortable. The comfy couch in front of the almost walk-in size fireplace is a favorite reading spot, the big TV in the other room always has a game on, or a movie, the pond has beavers and bass, and can be skated on, the hot tub and outdoor fireplace are recent additions that make everyone want to keep returning for pure relaxation. And the kitchen just begs for great meals to be made.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Side of house from driveway

    Side of house from driveway

  • House from down the road

    House from down the road

  • Front door

    Front door

  • Living Room with giant fireplace

    Living Room with giant fireplace

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Library/TV room

    Library/TV room

  • Other second floor bedroom with two double beds and fireplace

    Other second floor bedroom with two double beds and fireplace

  • Third floor 'bunk room' with two singles and a queen

    Third floor 'bunk room' with two singles and a queen

  • Patio

    Patio

  • outdoor fire on spring day

    outdoor fire on spring day

  • Hot tub best apres ski when water is 104 and air is 4 degrees; heaven!

    Hot tub best apres ski when water is 104 and air is 4 degrees; heaven!

  • front of house, good ski weather!

    front of house, good ski weather!

  • welcoming tulips by side door

    welcoming tulips by side door

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen table next to french doors to patio

    Kitchen table next to french doors to patio

  • Library/TV room

    Library/TV room

  • Second floor bedroom with two double beds

    Second floor bedroom with two double beds

  • Third second floor bedroom with twin beds

    Third second floor bedroom with twin beds

  • Other third floor 'bunk room' with two singles and a double

    Other third floor 'bunk room' with two singles and a double

  • Patio/BBQ/hot tub in summer

    Patio/BBQ/hot tub in summer

  • View of kids enjoying hot tub from third floor window

    View of kids enjoying hot tub from third floor window

  • Table set for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Table set for Thanksgiving Dinner

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 01/15/2015
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Litchfield County Antique Farmhouse

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