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Antique Farmhouse Totally Restored

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Last updated: 11/01/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + 2Convertible beds, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14) Shepherd Hut

This rambling farmhouse has a balanced mix of meticulous restoration with an eccentric flair. Undermountain Farm is a home carefully designed with warmth and spirit. It also has a unique collection of fascinating antiques and collectibles.
Enjoy cooking in the state-of-the-art kitchen with your only dilemma being where to eat. You might choose the solarium, surrounded by exotic plants and the sun streaming through the glass; or the patio where you might hear the roar of the waterfall which tumbles down the mountain behind the house after a rainfall, or you could try the formal dining room which still has the original Dutch oven from the 18th century. The veranda is a good choice where you can watch the highland cattle in the meadows. Or you may choose the informal dining area and eat in the luminous kitchen delicately accented with orchids. The hand-crafted cabinetry in the kitchen was all made from one maple tree.We recently had a large dinner party for forty people in the breakfast sitting room after we removed the couch and chairs.Tis was the very max I would like to say .With all the downstairs rooms we were able to have hor dourves in the dinning room , a bar in the green house and dancing complete with a disco ball in the stable
This farmhouse has many rooms to enjoy. If you like a large space, then the former stables might suit you. This room, with its high vaulted ceilings and original beams boasts a magnificent stone fireplace, and huge windows that offer a pastoral view of the surrounding meadows. If you prefer a cosy room, then the den is ideal. The antique wood paneling, the big comfy leather chairs and the soothing, ambient feeling will make you want to curl up with a good book in front of the wood stove and forget about the outside world.
You might choose the formal living room or the informal living area adjoining the kitchen for a friendly gathering place. This home has six fireplaces and two wood stoves to keep you warm, and there’s also a fire cauldron and grill on the patio.

If you’re staying with friends, you might have to draw straws for the huge master bedroom, where the rising sun illuminates the artfully plastered walls creating a deep orange, radiant light in the morning. The added bonus in the master bathroom with the shower and its floor of river stones and the jacuzzi where you can gaze over the meadows.
Those who drew the shorter straws will be happy in the other three bedrooms which have lovely outlooks over the Berkshire Hills and offer a quiet respite for a restful sleep; including the soothing sounds of a seasonal babbling brook.

Upstairs two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Master bedroom with a dressing room, shower and jacuzzi from where you can watch the cows! Six fireplaces and two wood stoves. Fire cauldron and grill on the patio.

Four bedrooms with queen beds, several other bedding options, two fold out sofas, futons and an air mattress.
Check out our English Shepherd Hut which sleeps two in the orchard .

Hiking and cross country skiing right from the back door. Nature Conservancy land abuts the house, with the Appalachian trail up at the top of the ridge next to Bear rock falls behind the house !

Keywords: House, Shepherd Hut ,Midden, plaster, unique, pastoral, stunning , bucolic , calming, unbelievable pictures do not show the full effect.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/01/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over 25 years old...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Sticky fingers will be cut off !...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only outside and pick up your butts !or else I will give you a serious butt lift!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 8-16

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) Deposed, Queen size Beds (6) Every bedroom has a queen, Double Beds (1) Nine, Twin or Single Beds (1) Non, Child Beds (1) Small futons are available, Baby Cribs (1) In de city, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two pull out couches, Bunk Beds (1) Niet, Murphy Beds (1) He has gone to Ireland for a pint of Liffy !...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Surrounded by pastures and cows roaming in the fields


  • Books:

    The things on the shelves ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Does Vera Dance ? Let me know ...moreless

  • Game Room:

    What can you do with the Rings???? Lord!...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Fields to the North, East ,and West Woods to the South ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    breakfast dining area seats ten. Kitchen seats two at counter and four at table .Sun room seats six....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Lots of windows that all work ! House backs onto Bear Rock Falls providing a natural breeze every evening .The house is insulated with spray foam keeping her warm in the winter and cool in the summer...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    sense of humor...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking:

    In sky...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Dinning room ,Living room ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Walk, bike, run, eat less !...moreless

  • Garage:


  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Better in the water or at the campsite !...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Thrown in ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Sometimes when necessary every other month in leap year...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (3) Plenty Exterior fire cauldron Only heels...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    (2) Several...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Plenty of hay and grass in fields...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip, expresso ,filter,and presse....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    You burn it ! You own it !...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A Plenty ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Sink with faucet and machine in cabinet !...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    State of the art chefs kitchen If you think that you are Jamie Oliver then clean up like him too Or you will get the wrath of Gordon Ramsey !!!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Do not use if you have a pace maker of tricky ticker !...moreless


  • Boat:

    Jeanneau 32' in the dock at the coast 'Amelia ' Ask Owner?...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lounge in the La Fuma chairs and take a nap !...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500 $600
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,500 $10,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Pet Fee $125
  • Taxes Not included


Holidays three day minimum

The house is not available for Guy Fawkes November 5th !

Wedding and parties lets talk .

Events and gatherings welcome

Rental is for eight people .Extra $30 per person over 8#

$1000 refundable security deposit returned one week after rental.

You bend it !

You mend it !

Dogs Extra $125 You poop you scoop or lose your deposit ! Fair?

You smoke .You you pick up or I will gladly pick them up for your deposit fee :) Thanks !

No parties , hair dying or mens groups without an extra damage deposit !

Ask Adam why ?

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Kripalu Yoga center, Options Institute, Skiing at Butternut, and Catamount, Jiminy Peak ,Tanglewood ,Music Mountain, Omega Institute. Appalachian trail right out of the door, Race Brook Falls 1.8 miles , Sages Ravine 0.5 mile., Berkshire School, Hotchkiss School and Salisbury School are all near by The Mount


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: English man rebuilding old houses. Saving American history for the future!

Why the Owner Chose Sheffield, MA, USA:
I bought this property so as to save and restore this American beauty that had served her builders for over 150 years as their family home .

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Untouched beauty surrounds this old house, experience life as a settler in the New world, living in the present ! Check out our new Shepherd Hut located in the orchard .

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/01/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Moon light in the Berkshires

    Moon light in the Berkshires

  • Spring flowers

    Spring flowers

  • Field stone fireplace in family room former stable

    Field stone fireplace in family room former stable

  • Kitchen breakfast bar and main sink

    Kitchen breakfast bar and main sink

  • Den and wood stove

    Den and wood stove

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • North bedroom

    North bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Sun Rise and moon

    Sun Rise and moon

  • Sun and snow after the storm

    Sun and snow after the storm

  • Kitchen second sink

    Kitchen second sink

  • Meet Birkram Costello with his brothers and sisters

    Meet Birkram Costello with his brothers and sisters

VRBO #265301

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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