Spacious Restored 1900 Schoolhouse with Sweeping Views(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
The kitchen opens directly into the dining room, which has a rustic pine farmer's table that sits 8 comfortably, along with a handmade sideboard and an antique chest. Just beyond the dining room area is a charming living room with a new plasma TV and DVD player. Furnishings include one-of-a-kind antiques and contemporary pieces by some of the finest Vermont artisans. There is also a full bathroom with a large, tiled walk in shower.
The second floor has three bedrooms, two with skylights facing the Mount Mansfield range to the west. In the central hallway, there is a day bed with trundle; nearby a small loft providing a magical hideaway for children. There is also a study with a large work desk, wireless internet, and bookshelves. The master bedroom, with its own private balcony, is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or meditation. It also has a separate seating area, a hand-crafted armoire, and small gas stove to provide plenty of warmth on cold days. There is also a second full bathroom with a fine old claw-foot bathtub, as well as a separate laundry/linen room with a new washer and dryer.
In Winter, you can ski(cross-country and downhill), snowboard, snowshoe, or stay indoors to read, write and cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate; in Spring and Summer, you can swim, hike, bike, fish, then come home and enjoy a barbeque on the front deck; in Fall, you can explore the foliage, farmer's markets and the fine food at local restaurants in nearby towns. In short, the schoolhouse offers a glorious retreat from hectic city life.
The property is located on 4.5 acres in Wolcott with superb 360 degree views of farmlands, woodlands, meadows, and the Mount Mansfield range nearby. Wolcott (and the surrounding environs), has become a model for sustainable living, with its state-of-the-art organic farms, artisanal food products, and farmers' markets. The schoolhouse is less than an hour's drive of four superb skiing locations: Stowe, Burke, Smuggler's Notch, and Jay Peak. Stowe is the closest, and is definitely worth paying a visit.
Come to the schoolhouse once, and you will assuredly want to return.
Keywords: Vacation Home, Schoolhouse, Getaway, Retreat, Nature Sanctuary
Member since: 2009
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
With an abundance of wonderful, organic farms in the area, why not treat yourself to a private gourmet chef as well? There is an amazing organic chef available, should you wish, to prepare meals for you and your guest while you stay at the house. Please inquire about rates and details. ...moreless
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Cleaning Fee $100
Check-in is 3 PM. Checkout by noon.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Other activities in the area include canoeing, organic farm tours, farmer's markets, workshops for sustainable living, yoga and pilates classes.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am a psychotherapist and writer living in New York City and, as much as I can, in Vermont, one of the most beautiful and compelling states in the U.S. I have spent time in Vermont since childhood and grown to love it more and more. The schoolhouse is my second Vermont home and is indeed my sanctuary. My hope, for the time you visit, is that it will be yours as well.
Why the Owner Chose Wolcott, VT, USA:
From the Schoolhouse, you can see extraordinary 360 degrees of mountain views. The house itself is on a country road, which is well maintained all year long. Wolcott is just far enough from towns and cities to feel like real country, yet close enough to all enticements--skiing, swimming, hiking, good food, movies, etc.--to feel truly connected to one's surroundings. The house itself is near the crest of the hill, with large maple trees for shade and an expansive lawn and deck to spend summer days. My caretaker lives across the road, so the house is very well cared for. It is very beautiful, outside and in, spacious, and utterly comfortable.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Vermont is a 'unique benefit' in and of itself. Best of all, the house is a gem and provides the kind of retreat from the pressures of daily life that we all need to restore ourselves and bring equilibrium back into our lives. What's more, it is a haven for children, and when they feel like it, they can ring the original schoolbell on the second floor--a reminder of its original purpose. In fact, one of the reasons I love the house is because it is light and airy and suffused with the light energy of children.
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Schoolhouse in Autumn
Front Deck with Table
Schoolhouse in Spring
Front Deck with Barbeque Grill
Private Back Deck
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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