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Bucolic Beyond Belief - Renovated Barn in the Beautiful Berkshires

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Privacy in the pool, surrounded by a flower garden and hills.

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Located in the tiny town of Tyringham, near Lee, Stockbridge & Lenox and less than 10 minutes from the MA. Turnpike, this unique property is a beautifully restored Shaker Barn that was built in 1840 and tastefully renovated into a comfortable home in the mid 1990's.

The building has a long cultural history: originally it was a working barn, then it hosted Tyringham dances, later it became the piano studio for Walter Damrosch, (one of the founders of the New York Philharmonic) and, most recently, it served as a venue for private concerts. Both James Taylor & Dawn Upshaw have performed there.

The house is extremely private with an open out door shower, a swimming pool that looks like a natural pond and an unobstructed view of a classic New England breathtakingly beautiful valley. Sunlight pours in from the Southern & Eastern exposures.

The main room has the original wood dance hall floors, 30 ft. ceilings, an open kitchen, a grand fireplace, a piano and book-lined walls. The large screened in porch has a day bed perfect for lazy afternoon naps, watching the unobstructed view of the dance of the clouds across the valley or great big leisurely family gatherings.

The three bedrooms are on the lower level. The master bedroom has a door leading to to the garden, pool & outdoor shower. The children’s bedroom (1 single bed and 1 full bed) has a door opening to the area under the porch containing the hot tub. The upstairs office has a sofa bed and can be easily converted into another bedroom.

It’s a great place to gather with family and/or friends in all seasons. The house has also been a creative retreat for numerous writers and artists.

It is close to Tanglewood in Lenox, Jacob's Pillow in Beckett, the restaurants and shopping of Great Barrington, and all the cultural and natural attractions of the Berkshires. The Appalachian Trail goes thru Tyringham and the property is a short stroll from the well-known Tyringham Cobble.


Only responsible people need apply. References are essential. You will not be disappointed with this very special family property which has been lovingly restored.


Keywords: House/Barn/Berkshires/Piano/Pool/Privacy

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We would just have to know a bit about the pup. Maybe we'd take an extra security....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    filled with antiques, this bedroom gives to the garden...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This room is an office but can be turned into a bedroom...moreless

  • Sleeping Porch

    The day bed on the porch is the best place to nap!...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower

    The completely private outdoor shower gives to the valley...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Very private and yet near all the culture that the Berkshires has to offer....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A great library! Hardcovers are upstairs and the paperbacks are downstairs....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    large selection of classical and eclectic music on cd's...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Unobstructed view of the Ztyringham Valley...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The huge fireplace is truly the hearth if the home....moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Cell service is not very good. We do have a landline....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Good connection. There is also an Apple TV....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    The screened in porch is the place you'll never want to leave!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gorgeous garden full of peonies, butterfly bushes, Russian sage and lavender. The hummingbirds love it....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    You can go cross country skiing in the fields behind the house...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    unheated pool open in summer...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall
Sep 12 - Nov 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$400
$2,200 $4,000
winter
Dec 1 - Apr 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY & Hartford, CT
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
MA Pike
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Butternut

Car: Necessary

Nestled in a beautiful valley, this vacation home is secluded & private yet but a short drive from Tanglewood, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Mount, Lenox, Jacob's Pillow, Skiing and all of the other cultural & natural activities the Berkshires has to offer.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: This is a special property lovingly restored in 1996 by our family. It is furnished with antiques, art from all over the world, and up to date appliances. We consider this our home in the Berkshires and spend much time here when it is not rented. It is a beautiful scenic drive to and from new York City,

Why the Owner Chose Sandisfield, MA, USA:
An exquisite, unique, comfortable, very private house surrounded by jaw-dropping nature that is equidistant between NYC & Boston and near myriad world-class cultural offerings.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Ask anyone familiar with the Berkshires about the beauty and magic of the Tyringham valley. We look out on gardens, pool, hills, cows, wild turkeys, old fruit trees in a splendid view!!!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Privacy in the pool, surrounded by a flower garden and hills.

    Privacy in the pool, surrounded by a flower garden and hills.

  • The screened in porch looks over the valley.

    The screened in porch looks over the valley.

  • guest bedroom with antique brass bed overlooks the gardens and hills

    guest bedroom with antique brass bed overlooks the gardens and hills

  • master bathroom with plenty of storage, shelves and space

    master bathroom with plenty of storage, shelves and space

  • The main room has wooden beams, large windows, a fireplace & plenty of light

    The main room has wooden beams, large windows, a fireplace & plenty of light

  • The back of the house faces South

    The back of the house faces South

  • the best outdoor shower has privacy and overlooks a beautiful garden and woods

    the best outdoor shower has privacy and overlooks a beautiful garden and woods

  • Cozy sitting/conversation area in big room

    Cozy sitting/conversation area in big room

  • The pool is completely secluded

    The pool is completely secluded

  • Dine like a king - in dungarees!

    Dine like a king - in dungarees!

  • master bedroom with queen size bed, en suite bath and a door to the outside

    master bedroom with queen size bed, en suite bath and a door to the outside

  • big and cozy fireplace

    big and cozy fireplace

  • great cooks have made great meals in this charming old kitchen

    great cooks have made great meals in this charming old kitchen

  • We spend all summer on this porch!

    We spend all summer on this porch!

  • View from the long driveway

    View from the long driveway

  • Lots of windows , light and views from every room

    Lots of windows , light and views from every room

  • The fall view from the living room window

    The fall view from the living room window

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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