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Country Cottage, Pool and Tennis Court! 800 Acres of Pure Bliss!

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View of cottage from the back. Pool and lake are beyond.

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Last updated: 07/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This property has everything you could possibly need for an amazing Berkshire getaway with or without the kids. The cottage has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms for your accommodations. Cook and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in the eat-in kitchen. Sit back and relax on the covered outdoor porch and watch your friends and kids play tennis. Take a fresh dip in the pool. Enjoy the miles of walking paths around the 800 acre farm where you'll find grazing horses, dairy cows, open fields and wildlife. Go fishing at the 20 acre lake where bass and sunfish are always an easy catch. If you're lucky, you might see the almighty bald eagle soar above. If you'd like to venture into town, Hillsdale, Great Barrington, and Hudson all less than 30 minutes away where you'll find theater, music, dance, art galleries, antiques, shopping and an array of restaurants. Just minutes from Catamount for winter downhill skiing and summer activities. Satellite TV, Internet, wifi, bedding, towels, and washer/dryer are all included.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking is allowed outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Downstairs Hall...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    In Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    In Bedroom 2...moreless

  • 3 full bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Selection of board games...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    window air conditioners in living room and the two upstairs bedrooms. Window fans are also available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    oil forced air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi included...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    land line for emergency calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own towels for the pool...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Basic cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Basic serving utensils and dishes...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    You are invited to use the pool....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 22 - Sep 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500

Changeover Day: Friday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A 50% deposit is due upon booking and signing of the contract. Final payment is due one month prior to your arrival.


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Last updated: 07/15/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

Half an hour from Tanglewood

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1976

About: Skarship Farm consists of four contiguous farms purchased by Ole Skaarup in 1976. He developed one of the finest Angus herds in the country at a time when Angus cows were being bred to improve the beef quality and production. Now, the Angus logo signifies the highest quality beef. Our herd was dispersed in the 80's and the Skaarup family has kept the land in farming by leasing it to local farmers who grow hay, corn and soybeans and pasture their animals on the 800 pristine acres.

Why Berkshire:
Ole Skaarup, a Danish immigrant and shipowner decided that he wanted to own land so that 'when all else failed, we'd have a place to grow potatoes.' Although the soil does not lend itself to growing potatoes on a large scale we have been known to harvest 1000 pounds of delicious spuds for the family and winter storage.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage at Skarship Farm is a great place to 'unplug' from your busy life. Families with children will appreciate being able to send the kids outside where they are safe from traffic and can enjoy all the entertainment the natural surroundings have to offer. Our pool is fenced and we require that children are accompanied by an adult at all times. The tennis court is a great place to practice new bicycle skills as well as tennis of course. Our guests are most welcome to venture out onto our 800 acre farm, on mowed trails minimizing tick exposure. The lake is full of wide mouth bass, but we ask that you 'catch and release' and take just one back to the cottage to sample. There is no reason be be confined to the beds in the cottage either. You are welcome to pitch a tent outside and experience sleeping under the stars.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of cottage from the back. Pool and lake are beyond.

    View of cottage from the back. Pool and lake are beyond.

  • Back porch off the kitchen with tennis court in the background

    Back porch off the kitchen with tennis court in the background

  • Front walkway up to main entrance

    Front walkway up to main entrance

  • Relaxing covered porch looking out to tennis court

    Relaxing covered porch looking out to tennis court

  • Eat in kitchen. (The toilet in the background was removed)

    Eat in kitchen. (The toilet in the background was removed)

  • Cozy master bedroom with kingsize bed and full bathroom

    Cozy master bedroom with kingsize bed and full bathroom

  • Downstairs bathroom with tub/shower

    Downstairs bathroom with tub/shower

  • Beautiful flowers and fence at the Pool

    Beautiful flowers and fence at the Pool

  • View of the lake from the walking trails and farm land.

    View of the lake from the walking trails and farm land.

  • Lake with view of the striped fields in the background

    Lake with view of the striped fields in the background

  • Only in Winter

    Only in Winter

  • Pool with lake and surrounding farmland

    Pool with lake and surrounding farmland

  • Cottage front entrance

    Cottage front entrance

  • Skarship Cottage back side

    Skarship Cottage back side

  • View of mountains and tennis court from covered side porch

    View of mountains and tennis court from covered side porch

  • Upstairs bedroom with twin beds

    Upstairs bedroom with twin beds

  • upstairs hall with daybed looking into one of two upstairs bedrooms

    upstairs hall with daybed looking into one of two upstairs bedrooms

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View of lake and surrounding farmland.

    View of lake and surrounding farmland.

  • Some friendly visitors coming to say hello.

    Some friendly visitors coming to say hello.

  • View of the tennis court with cottage in the lower corner

    View of the tennis court with cottage in the lower corner

  • View of the driveway

    View of the driveway

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
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  • Calendar last updated 07/15/2015
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