House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Serge and Lannyl Ossorguine
About Serge and Lannyl Ossorguine
Serge and Lannyl Ossorguine work in the arts and reside in Manhattan.
Serge and Lannyl Ossorguine purchased this House in 2008
Why Serge and Lannyl Ossorguine chose Sharon
We like Litchfield County and have many friends with homes here. The county has a history of resisting development and preserving historic land and architecture. We like this. The conveniences are there, but somehow, tastefully done. If we ever need the big box stores, Torrington is not too far away, but far enough. We love the easy commute from New York City by train (Metro-North, Wassaic), which is a huge plus for a family with a many-layered schedule. The drive up from New York is very pleasant. Its not a parking lot on Fridays, like roads leading to the Hamptons. The movie house in Millerton is a great place to see new releases, with two screens that are generally 'one for the kids' and 'one for the adults'. There is a great topographical diversity to the landscape; the Housatonic Valley, the lakes, the rolling farmland that suddenly reveals breathtaking vistas as you pass through it.
What makes this House unique
The house itself was built by a very energy conscious designer during the gas crisis years in the 70s. Insulated by the book, to augment electric heat there are 3 swedish wood burning stoves in the bedrooms, and a fireplace in the living room, which very effectively augment the ceiling radiated electric heating system. Lots of light pours into the house through many Anderson windows. All wood floors everywhere except marble in the baths and terra cotta in the kitchen. A previous owner was a landscape architect. The gardens include apple trees, pear trees and islands with decorative grasses, perennials, a bonzai and some aromatics.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The perfect peaceful escape!
This a such a magical, peaceful spot to get away! We are so grateful we found it and recommend it heartily.
The property was at a great location. We attended our daughters graduation at Hotchkiss.
We really enjoyed our stay at the property. It was comfortable for my family and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We even heard the turkeys in the morning.
Lovely house in quiet surroundings
The situation of the house was perfect, surrounded by fields and with lovely views and sunsets from the back porch. It was also very comfortable and quiet. There are a couple of reasons why I didn't rate it with 5 stars. There weren't enough cereal bowls for potentially 6 guests - only 4 cereal bowls and 4 mugs. It would take very little time and expense to equip the kitchen more extensively. Also the kettle which was really bad and corroded and needed replacing. The handle fell apart whilst pouring a cup of tea and nearly caused a scalding accident and a washer from the handle was discovered at the bottom of a cup and luckily wasn't drunk. There was only one bedside light in the downstairs bedroom and so we borrowed one from upstairs. We were very confused by the downstairs bed and the way it had been made up. The mattress was very soft and squashy and we discovered a couple of days later that the warm feather quilt (which surely should have been on top of us and not underneath) had been put on the mattress beneath the bottom sheet?!!! and on top of the bed was only a very thin blanket which wasn't nearly warm enough for the chilly nights. I'd love to know why. We took a quilt from one of the upstairs beds to use over the top of us to keep warm.
We ate in The Stacked Kitchen in Sharon and enjoyed a very tasty and reasonably cheap meal. Ashley, the owner was very friendly and helpful and the service was good. The area around Sharon is beautiful.
Thank you so much for choosing our home in Sharon, CT.
We were dismayed to see that you did not find some of the amenities that are indeed in the house! Our kitchen is a fully equipped chef's kitchen with everything a cook might need to prepare and serve beautiful meals. There is a a full compliment of dishes (cereal bowls and coffee cups included) in the cabinet, both from Williams Sonoma. We have one set of 6 and another set of 8 for your selection.
The bed in the downstairs guest room has a feather topper on the mattress for your comfort. The extra blankets are located in the cedar chest and in closets throughout the house. We have taken note to inform future travelers to be sure to look in those places.
As for the kettle, were you speaking of the heirloom antique copper kettle? If so, it was not meant to be used. There is an electric kettle to warm water located in the pantry.
With kind regards,
Lannyl and Serge
Right down the road from Lion Rock Farm
Very nice house. There were 6 of us staying here for my son's wedding at Lion Rock, we were very comfortable here and we were able to host other family members before and after different wedding weekend events. We had yard games set up for kids and adults, this house is a must if your having an event at Lion Rock Farm.
Myrtle Beach Promotions
Had a great stay
We had a great stay here. The house is very nice, clean, comfortable and just enough privacy. We had some family over and there was plenty of room for everyone. The bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable that we immediately purchased the same mattress pad online as soon as we got home.
Would definitely rent again!
We had a wonderful 3-week stay at this great getaway in Sharon - plenty of space, nice layout, simple and elegant furnishings, beautiful view from the living room windows and close to Sharon, Millterton and several other places with good restaurants and activities. The yard was the perfect amount of space for our kids to play and Mudge Pond was a good low-key swimming spot nearby. The house was more than enough room for 6 people. The hosts were very accommodating and provided some good ideas for restaurants and activities nearby. We look forward to staying again in the future.
Private lake beach access; Mudge Pond a short drive or bike ride away, where the town beach is clean, safe and not crowded. Lime Rock race track is a short drive away. Winter, skiing areas are very near.