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Little House in the Big Woods

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Last updated: 08/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pomfret house description

The Little House at Jericho is an early American farmhouse located on the Abington side of Pomfret, Connecticut, in a secluded storybook location on 145 acres of preserved land adjacent to the Airline Trail, the Wolf Den State Forest, Mashomoquet State Park and the New England Forestry Foundation's Chase Kimball Memorial Forest. The site is ideal for bird-watching from the deck over-looking the pond or at the Audubon Society's Grasslands preserved sanctuary nearby, for long walks in the woods, cross-country skiing, fishing, or just for a place to get away from it all. Use of the tennis court is allowed, but hunting is strictly prohibited, as is use of any off-road vehicles. It is ideal for an artist or author's retreat.

The Little House has been lovingly preserved by eight generations of the same family who have lived at Jericho since 1814. This antique house has one large downstairs and two small upstairs bedrooms, a spacious living/dining room with a huge granite fireplace, and can sleep up to four people comfortably. Furnished with period country antiques, guests feel transported into the 18th century, until they slide back a door to find a modern kitchen with a view over an orchard and pond from a large deck, and a newly updated bathroom.

Jericho is situated close to Hyde, Pomfret and Rectory Schools, as well as the numerous scenic drives, destination restaurants, antique stores and boutiques in Windham County. This historic little house is nestled in the forest, far from the stress of daily life, but only a short drive from Old Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport. It is also less than an hour's drive from Hartford, Providence and Worcester and only a 20 minute drive from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Boston is 90 miles Northeast and New York City 150 miles Southwest.


Keywords: cottage, little house, historic farmhouse, antique house, secluded getaway

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                The floorboards are antique and soft pine, originally from the Eastford Congregational Church,, so dog claws would scratch them and therefore dogs are not permitted. As everything is hypoallergenic, no pets are allowed, including the owner's dog, a very friendly beagle who is not allowed in the Little House....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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              • Double Beds (1) the beds are all antique 18th century ones, and two are 3/4 size, slightly smaller than double beds. The upstairs beds are rope beds with organic custom-made latex/cotton/wool mattresses, reminiscent of the 18th century, but more comfortable. Beds are made up with 100% cotton linens, washed and ironed professionally for each rental...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • The bathroom is fully stocked with Crabtree and Evelyn la Source products, clean sets of towels for each guest, and a supply of anything you might have forgotten, including a hair dryer, shower cap, toothbrush, etc....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • There is a tennis court and over 144 acres of preserved woodland, adjacent to the Airline Trail, Mashamoquet State Park, the Wolf Den State Forest and the New England Forestry Foundation Memorial Forest. The Audubon Society's Grassland Bird Conservation Center is also close by, as are a number of destination restaurants (Sharpe Hill Vineyard, the Golden Lamb, the Vanilla Bean, Grill 37, 85 Main, Coriander, etc.). Old Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport are near enough for day trips, in opposite directions and scenic local towns provide many attractions (i.e. Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, antiquing and Bradley Theater in Putnam, Logee's for exotic plants in Danielson, etc)...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    flat screen with DVD player discretely provided in an antique cabinet in the living room. IPOD speakers also provided, with IPOD, as desired ...moreless

                  • Television

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    Excellent hiking on Airline Trail, and in New England Forestry Foundation Forest and Wolf Den State Forest, Audubon and Goodwin Conservation centers nearby...moreless

                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront:

                    there is a pond, which is not for swimming, as there are fish, turtles and other aquatic life, but there is a dock, lots of frogs, and fishing is permitted....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Adjoining dining area seats 4-5 in antique ladder back chairs and has a high chair for a small child...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 5 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    not really necessary in such an old house, but available...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    Due to the age of the house, the fireplace is decorative...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    concierge service is provided...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    use of the fireplace is discouraged due to its age...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    there is a small, but fully-equipped kitchen (stove, fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, etc) leading onto deck and stocked with all basic needs., including coffee and tea, olive oil, etc....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Because the property is 8 miles from the nearest supermarket, the refrigerator is kept stocked with fresh 1% milk! orange juice and English muffins...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    4 burner electric- small, apartment size...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    the deck was built in 2011 and overlooks the pond and the woods. It is an ideal place to watch the wildlife near the pond. ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    There is a tennis court with backboard...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  2 night min stay
                  $200

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                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 08/21/2014
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                  Location

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                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Hartford, New London, Providence or Worcester
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  395
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Golden Lamb, Vanilla Bean

                  Car: Necessary

                  This is a very secluded location, but under 50 miles to Hartford, Provience, Worcester and New London, 90 miles from Boston

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1814

                  About the owner: After a career as an international civil servant, I retired in 2011 to the farmhouse where I spent summers as a child and with my own children and have restored the guesthouse behind my house. The 'Little House' is an 18th century farmhouse where my great-grandfather was born in 1823 and it has been occupied by the same family for seven generations. The bathroom is entirely new, as is the expansive deck on the back, but the rest is the original house, wide pine floorboards that originally came from a Congregational church nearby (when my parents did the first restoration in 1952) a huge fireplace, exposed beams and a warm cozy atmosphere.

                  Why the Owner Chose Pomfret:
                  The Quiet Corner of Connecticut is a delightful area, unspoiled and rural, but only a short drive to Boston, Providence, Hartford and Worcester. Pomfret is a particularly pretty town with a great deal of preserved woodland in a region with a wealth of historical significance. For anyone interested in American history, wildlife and bird-watching, this area has great appeal and is central for day trips to all of Southern New England's attractions

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  I love the solitude in this secluded location. The deer feel safe here, and people tend to want to return to this peaceful sanctuary, where wildlife abound. Like most of New England, the weather and the seasons are always changing and bringing new surprises. What I like to do most is walk in the woods, or just sit and read in the serenity of Jericho


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • antique fireplace in great room

                    antique fireplace in great room

                  • One of the Little House bedrooms upstairs

                    One of the Little House bedrooms upstairs

                  • downstairs bedroom

                    downstairs bedroom

                  • deck behind Little House

                    deck behind Little House

                  • winter view from deck into the Big Woods

                    winter view from deck into the Big Woods

                  • back door

                    back door

                  • Third bedroom

                    Third bedroom

                  • Evening in springtime

                    Evening in springtime

                  • Entrance

                    Entrance

                  • Stone bridge over brook

                    Stone bridge over brook

                  • Pond

                    Pond

                  • Bee Balm

                    Bee Balm

                  • dining area

                    dining area

                  • the renovated bathroom

                    the renovated bathroom

                  • front door at Christmastime

                    front door at Christmastime

                  • back door

                    back door

                  • deck in summertime

                    deck in summertime

                  • table on deck

                    table on deck

                  • Irises in springtime

                    Irises in springtime

                  • Roses in June

                    Roses in June

                  • Co-host & official greeter, Dog Hammarskjold, is not allowed in the Little House

                    Co-host & official greeter, Dog Hammarskjold, is not allowed in the Little House

                  • Woodland path

                    Woodland path

                  • Haying the front field

                    Haying the front field

                  • 4th of July!

                    4th of July!

                  VRBO #390767

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $200 per night (USD)
                  8

                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english, french, spanish
                  • Calendar last updated 08/21/2014
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