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Wonderful 100 Year Old House in Spectacular Country Hamlet

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Windham chateau / country house description

We fell in love with this small, charming upstate hamlet 20 years ago. For a year, four of us looked for land outside New York City, wandering through all the counties looking for the elusive magic of a country home. We found those qualities in a tiny town of Cornwallville, in the Durham valley. We bought a house that is even more than we'd hoped.

When the house next door became free, we bought that too. Our rental house was a parsonage once. It's strong and practical, and we filled it with books and dishes and quickly made it a home. It's a perfect place for a weekend, a week, a summer.

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Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Entertainment

                  • Television

                  Attractions

                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Swimming

                  General

                  • Garage
                  • Linens Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Cleaning Fee $60
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Rates depend on season and duration. Feel free to query us.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Owner info

                      About the owner: Three of us own this house together: writer, filmmaker, gardner. We bought the house 28 years ago, on one of the most beautiful days any of us can remember.

                      Why the Owner Chose Windham:
                      We looked for a year at houses in New York State, in counties that were less than 3 hours from New York City. Our idea was that we wanted a place to escape, to retreat, to plant vegetables and flowers, to read and talk and walk and hike, and to invite as many people as we could to come and eat with us.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                      Oddly enough, New York State (many regions, not only ours) is astonishingly and unexpectedly beautiful. We have a porch, a light yellow porch, overlooking a long green field. That porch has been the inspiration for poem after poem (after poem).


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                      Speaks: english, I speak other languages, badly.

                       

                      Photos

                      • Our house looks like a Horton Foote film, where life was lived in an interesting

                        Our house looks like a Horton Foote film, where life was lived in an interesting

                      • When the weather is even vaguely good, we sit outside

                        When the weather is even vaguely good, we sit outside

                      • We cook all the time, and invite many guests

                        We cook all the time, and invite many guests

                      • All four bedrooms are newly painted with wierdly named colors like Algerian dust

                        All four bedrooms are newly painted with wierdly named colors like Algerian dust

                      • We own thirty acres (a minor miracle - we all live in tiny apartments) facing on

                        We own thirty acres (a minor miracle - we all live in tiny apartments) facing on

                      • The inside is comfortable, funky, and light. There are many places to read

                        The inside is comfortable, funky, and light. There are many places to read

                      • Our rooms are warm and evocative, more flea market than zen chalet

                        Our rooms are warm and evocative, more flea market than zen chalet

                      • What's most wonderful are the hills and the sky right there in front of you

                        What's most wonderful are the hills and the sky right there in front of you

                      VRBO #86119

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                      $200 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Speaks: english, I speak other languages, badly.
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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