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Your Gorgeous Late Summer Getaway at Off-Season Rates

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The cottage and its comfy deck


Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cheshire cottage description

Late summer and early autumn are perfect times to escape to the Berkshires! From the moment you arrive, you'll fall in love with this perfect artist's retreat! Set behind a small fruit orchard and bounded behind by a lovely stream and woodland, the charming and cozy cottage offers plenty of privacy and an instant sense that you have arrived in a charmed space.

The cottage's bright interior has a main room, with windows looking out in every direction -- onto the orchard, stream and nearby woods -- a small kitchen with a coffee maker, small fridge, and a microwave for your convenience; and a bath sized just right for a maximum of two people. We've recently installed a wonderful outdoor shower (in addition to the one indoors) that faces the stream and the woods beyond. You'll also find seating out back where you can read or write or simply let your eyes close as the stream flows past.

A wide deck on two sides of the cottage allows for the pleasures of bird-watching, meal-taking, enjoying a drink at sunset and star-gazing after dark.

As for nearby activities, Cheshire Lake and the rail trail on its east side is just a short walk (5 minutes) and a shorter drive. Here you can bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Greylock, the state's highest peak. Other hiking trails -- including those on Greylock -- can be found within a short drive where you can walk for hours without interruption.

In addition, the world of music, art, theatre and dance in the Berkshires is within a 30 minutes' drive. And when it comes to dining out, Berkshire County is unsurpassed. Let us know your preferences and we'll point you in the right direction! And if you have a hankering for a great massage, we can refer you to a wonderful masseuse just down the road.

Time and again our guests tell us it is the serenity and romance of the cottage and its surrounding landscape that makes their time here so magical. We invite you to experience the same enchantment.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Queen bed, units for hanging clothes and storing luggage; new, quiet heater; sitting chairs; eating table; wifi....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower


          • Small bathroom with shower stall, toilet and sink.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 2 people


          • Parking:

            Parking is out front, at the main house...moreless

          • Heating:

            Quiet propane heater, when necessary...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided


              • Books:

                A small selection available; more, if guests inquire....moreless


                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Lawn area, small flower garden...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio


                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        The cottage is virtually surrounded by mountains....moreless


                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Laundromat
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Racquetball
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Hunting
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hospital
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Groceries
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Live Theater
                      • Synagogues
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Sledding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Antiquing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Boating
                      • Medical Services
                      • Mountain Climbing


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall Foliage
                      Sep 12 - Oct 19, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      Fifty percent deposit to hold the reservation, and final payment due on arrival.

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                      Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Albany, NY
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Hudson, NY
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Route 8
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Pontoosuc Lake
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Basswater Grill
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Jiminy Peak
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Basswater Grill

                      Car: Necessary

                      Our lovely cottage is located in an area of great natural beauty and that offers a huge arrays of cultural activities -- notably dance, music and theatre festivals from June through September. These include Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Barrington Stage, and many other music venues. Museums include the world famous Mass MoCA and Clark Art Institutes, plus the Norman Rockwell and Berkshire Museums. There are numerous cinemas in the area, and a huge variety of dining opportunities -- in every price range. The cottage is within minutes of a mall and several shopping centers, and yet is tucked away in its own little private nook. We are within walking distance of a wonderful lake that features boating, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. Yet another look that offers the same water sports, plus swimming and jet-skiing is ten minutes away.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1986

                      About the owner: I am a writer, lanscaper and gardener. My wife, Maggie, and I grew up in New York, and when our children were still young moved to the Berkshires to do some farming. Maggie is a psychotherapist with a practice in Lenox. We currently live in the main house on the property which is about 250 feet from the cottage. Our goal is to provide our guests with the utmost privacy while offering any assistance we can to make their stay as pleasant as possible. We can offer you suggestions for where to hike, eat, go to the movie, see a play, attend a music recital, and visit any number of museums within a half-hour drive of the cottage.

                      Why the Owner Chose Cheshire:
                      Cottage 22 is a perfect getaway for spring, summer and fall. It is a splendid retreat for an artist or writer who needs a level of solitude to complete his or her work. The bedroom is charming and comfortable -- with a brand new queen bed, bedding, and an eating table that looks onto the orchard.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Our guests discover that the Cheshire country location, which is half-way between the attractions of both north and south Berkshire County, is away from the hullaballoo of summer traffic and crowds, but near enough to get anywhere within thirty minutes.

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                      Speaks: english, french, spanish



                      • The cottage and its comfy deck

                        The cottage and its comfy deck

                      VRBO #463468

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, September 07, 2014

                      $115 - $135 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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