Conveniently located in the exclusive Cliff Road area, Barntucket is just 1/4 mile from the center of town, Steps Beach and Cliffside Beach. Once a horse and carriage barn, Barntucket was built in the early 1800s. Converted in 1898, Barntucket maintains its original detailing today with all the updated amenities expected by today's discerning visitors. Barntucket is a smoke free, pet friendly, and child friendly house and is available year-round.
⛵ Ideally situated on the island, Barntucket is only 5 to 10 minutes walking distance to:
• The Nantucket Boat Basin
• Steps Beach
• Galley Beach
• Jetties Beach
🏖️ Sample some of the amazing local restaurants just short walk away:
• Galley Beach Restaurant
• Ship’s Inn
• American Seasons
Your best vacation is yet to come!
🗝️ SOME EXTRA HISTORY🗝️
Originally a horse and carriage barn, Barntucket was built in the early 1800s and was part of the former Derrymore Estates located near the present day Westmoor Club. In 1898, Barntucket was literally rolled on logs down a cow path (now Derrymore Road) to its present location on North Liberty Street. The barn was then converted to a house by a Reverend Buckey and his family who used Barntucket as a summer residence until the late 1920s. Since then there have been several owners but few changes have been made to the authentic character of Barntucket. It is believed the name ‘Barntucket’ was given by owners of the property in the 1950s.
Today the interior of Barntucket retains its original detailing, from ship lap planking on the walls to southern yellow pine flooring. Barntucket’s easterly lot line abuts Coffin Park, a nine acre conservation area open to the public. Also abutting Coffin Park on its southern side is Nantucket’s ‘Oldest House’ and on its northern boundary sits the very popular sandwich shop and bread bakery ‘Something Natural’. Many Nantucketers growing up in this neighborhood remember Coffin Park as an open field where children would gather after school for a baseball game or just to have fun. In the 1950s this same area was the site of the DPW and just around the corner on West Chester Street was Nantucket’s first ‘Nantucket Cottage Hospital’. This area of North Liberty Street is still a fairly quiet residential neighborhood of mostly summer residents.
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