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Designer Hideway. NOTE!! MAIN HOUSE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND BUT SEASONAL GUEST HOUSE IS NOT HEATED SO CLOSED IN WINTER. SLEEPS 4 - 6 IN WINTER and SLEEPS 8 - 10 ALL OTHER SEASONS. Main house has 2 bedrooms/2 full baths and Guest House, which is SEASONAL AND CLOSED IN WINTER has 2 bedrooms/1 full bathroom, located in the scenic Berkshire Mountains of Litchfield County. Under 2 hours from NYC. A relaxing and serene forest retreat located on 7 acres of tall pines and hemlocks, stone walls, mature lush landscaping with a fern grotto. Fall asleep to the sounds of a babbling brook or cozy up to the stone fireplace in the Parisian leather club chairs. Modern rustic elegance at its best. Main house sleeps 4: 2 bdrms/2 baths with king in master and twin sized bunk beds in 2nd bedroom. Seasonal guest house, (not available in the winter) has 2 bedrooms, with queen and full beds and one full bath. Both houses are furnished with a mix of antiques and modernist furnishings. Well equipped kitchen with high end appliances, outdoor stone dining terrace, barbeque grill, stone fire pit, hammock, several outdoor seating areas and outdoor shower.
Visit the many local organic farm markets, cook on the Italian commercial range or grill outside and dine on the stone terrace. After dinner, roast s'mores around the firepit. Don't want to cook? Walk to the highly rated French restaurant in the village or drive to the many restaurants in neighboring villages. Feeling active? Hike the Adirondack or Mohawk trails, drive 5 minutes to ski at Mohawk Mountain or 40 minutes to Catamount and Butternut, golf on nearby courses or swim in the clear water of Cream Hill Lake. Try fly fishing on the nearby Housatonic river. Antique stores and flea markets are in abundance in the area. Great art house cinema 20 minutes away. Lime Rock Race Track is a 10 minute drive and Tanglewood/Lenox is a 50 minute drive.
**NOTE: GUEST HOUSE IS CLOSED IN WINTER
In winter, the main house sleeps 4 adults, 2 to 4 children (no more than 6 guests total)
All other seasons, the guest house is also open sleeping 10 total (6 in main house, 4 in guest house)...moreless
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Designer hideaway w/seasonal guest house (MAIN HOUSE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND BUT GUEST HOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN WINTER) located in the scenic Berkshire Mountains of Litchfield County. A seven acre relaxing and serene forest retreat filled with tall pines and hemlocks, stone walls, mature lush landscaping including a fern grotto. Fall asleep to the sounds of a babbling brook or cozy up to the stone fireplace in the Parisian leather club chairs. Rustic elegance at its best. Visit the many local farm markets, cook on the Italian commercial range or grill outside and dine on the stone terrace. After dinner, roast s'mores around the firepit. Don't want to cook? Walk to highly rated French restaurant in the village. Feeling active? Hike the Adirondack or Mohawk trails, drive 5 minutes to ski at Mohawk Mountain or 40 minutes to Catamount and Butternut, golf on nearby courses or swim in the clear water of Cream Hill Lake. Try fly fishing on the nearby Housatonic river. Antique stores and flea markets are in abundance in the area.
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: We are a active family of four who love to play, relax, ski, hike, cook and entertain on the weekends.
Why the Owner Chose Cornwall: We purchased this property as a country escape on the weekends and summers. We feel we have the best of both worlds and with its 7 forested acres, it is a breath of fresh air the minute your car door opens and you breathe in the scent of the towering pines. We adore the beautiful setting in West Cornwall and the surrounding areas that compose the villages of Cornwall - nearby skiing at Mohawk Mountain, Cream Hill Lake, the covered bridge, the hiking trails, cycling in the foothills, the organic farmers' market, the local events - always fun, sometimes quirky, and the beauty of pristine Cream Hill Lake - interesting people and loads of activities beckon. The property has the feeling of a country retreat yet nearby cultural and sporting opportunities are a short drive away. I was smitten with the property the moment I drove down the long, winding, tree canopied driveway and I'm especially fond of the setting as it brings back memories of my childhood country home in the mountains of New Mexico.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Incredibly relaxing forest setting under 2 hours from the city or 30 minutes from Metro North - romantic getaway or perfect for families. Designer home with a seasonal guest house (not available in winter) located down a stone path, both with a mix of modernist and antique furnishings. Do nothing at all except nap in the hammock or get active with plenty of choices nearby. I love the views of the Berkshire mountains, sunsets from the kitchen and stone terrace and the massive stone fireplace that's perfect for enjoying a book and glass of wine. I love going to sleep to the sounds of a babbling brook in the background. My kids grew up skiing at nearby Mohawk Mountain, a mere 5 minute drive and now hurl themselves through the terrain parks at Butternut and Catamount (45 minute drives). Fall is my one of my favorite times - it's magical, the foliage is spectacular, great hiking weather and a photo opt awaits you at every turn.