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Eclectic Schoolhouse in Upper Delaware River with Music Studio

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 bedroom suites ,2 bathrooms , sleeps 14 + sofa beds

Set in the Upper Delaware region this historic school house features high ceilings and large rooms restored and converted to create a unique home experience furnished in rustic shabby chic style perfect for a magical relaxing getaway or activity weekend in the country with a medium to large size family or friends group of up to 16 +?.The property is located in a picturesque hamlet,and
bordered by 2 rushing streams , the garden is fenced in on three sides and secluded from the village by a border of trees on all sides so bring your pet .We have a fire pit and charcoal barbecue and there is a patio on the front lawn next to the main stairs which are also a popular gathering place for guests Also a great location for a photography shoot , music video ,yoga group or private retreat. Discounts available off season for smaller parties .Now with updated kitchen , new cook stove and Subzero fridge . The rental consists of two floors with 4 very large suit like rooms ,bathrooms and lobbys about 5000 sq ft on two floors,The top floor has two 800 sq/ft suites , bathroom kitchen kids room and lobby with the north room set up with a large kitchen and gathering area and the south room as TV room and bedroom There is another large room with pool table and separate music studio downstairs. The studio is available for rehearsal, jamming ,writing or recording ,please contact for details . Details of the bed layout are available elsewhere on this site. Set on one acre with a large lawn area and bordered by 2 streams the house is only one half mile from the Delaware river where swimming boating rafting and fishing access is available and one mile from Hancock where all shops and services are available We also have a separate 12 acre woodlot which is available at no charge for a camping and hiking base for guests who really want to see the trees..There are 2 golf coarses within 5 miles and recreational boating is now allowed on the pristine Cannonsville reservoir just 6 miles away. The town of Calicoon is about 20 miles away and there are many antique and craft stores in Walton.Bethel Woods is about 30 miles south if you want to see a show We have good cell reception for all major providers and hi speed INTERNET . Also just installed a nice 46 inch TV for those cozy nights around the telly All linen and towels are included as well as basic kitchen and bathroom supplies.The basic nightly rate is for a group of ten people and there is a nightly surcharge of $25 for extra guests up to 16 .

Current; We had a great 2015 and are kicking off 2016 with a lot of winter rentals ,already looking at a busy summer which is great. Thanks to all our guests who enjoyed the house and those already booked for this year

History: The Cadosia Schoolhouse is a three storey brick structure built in the 1920's, containing all the original woodwork. This was the second schoolhouse on this property, the first one was built in 1867. Purchased in 2001 in derelict condition the house has been extensively restored single handedly by the owner and is heated almost exclusively with wood . The Hancock area was once a popular vacation destination and many traces of the O&W railway can be found in the area largely unchanged since that time The garden has a fence around the front and north side and we are dog friendly.We have streams running on both our South and West sides, meeting in front of our SW corner and running half a mile down to the Delaware River where one can enjoy fishing, canoeing or kayaking and swimming all summer long.

Activities: .The Delaware River is famous for it fly fishing and we have had groups from as far away as Canada stay at the house We have a library of books and vinyl records, also Cd's and Cassette tapes. We are in a shallow valley, with nice hikes in the hills surrounding us. Wildlife is abundant in our area, which is famous for the eagles and hawks which nest nearby. . The Cannonsville reservoir has been opened to boaters and a permit is easily obtained on line for fishing or recreational boating

Area: The surrounding area is full of beautiful scenery and charmingly remote roads , cute little towns for antiquing and thrift shopping, golf courses and restaurants and other historic sites.

Caretaker . May be on the property during Guest turnaround for maintenance

Town of Hancock All services easily available just 1 mile away including Tops supermarket, liquor store,discount beer outlet laundry ,Family dollar ,Hardware, Lumber store ,Canoe and kayak rentals ,Fishing supply ,Gun shop and Library


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

  • upper left suite: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Main room / kitchen...moreless

  • lower left suite: 2 queen

    pool room /lounge...moreless

  • upper right suite: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    blue room / TV DVD...moreless

  • lower right suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    classroom / studio...moreless

  • upper front bedrm: 2 twin/ single

    front room / beds...moreless

  • In two bedrooms we have convertible sofas that open to be double beds. Many other couches and sofas available that can serve as beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The main floor bathroom has a claw foot tub with a shower, antique bowl, and hand basin....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The pool is currently not in service and I cannot ensure that it is repairable so I have taken it out of the listing There is a great spot for swimming in the river just 1mile away and I will do my best with the pool.Call for status thanks...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    Frenchwoods and Hancock golf courses within 5 mile radius ...moreless

  • River
  • Rural:

    located in the western catskills with access to some of the most beautiful fishing on the Delaware and N Y state resevoir preserves ...moreless

  • Village:

    Located 1 mile from the village of Hancock where all amenities and shopping are available...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Large dining table in main with 12+ seats right next to kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    The two most sunny rooms upstairs have AC for those hot nights...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We heat almost exclusively with wood stoves so bring your fireside slippers . They do take a bit of ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Have dishnetwork this summer .Free 24hr service at library parking lot and other locations in town ....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Great cell service for most carriers T mobile etc. Bring your iphone or android and make a hot spot...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stoves in all rooms...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of diner set glasses and cutlery...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Just changed stoves .the old antique was great but now have installed a nice four burner with broiler and reliable oven for those apple pies...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $75
  • supplies $50
  • service $25
  • Tax Rate 10%


The rental rate is for up to 10 people ,children under 18 not included . For additional guests there is a surcharge of $25/ person/stay . discounts are available for smaller groups and mid week stays. Cleaning ,linen,applicable tax and basic supplies are covered by a $150 surcharge /rental

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hancock golf club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
route 17 exit 87a
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Circle diner
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Elk mountain

Located at the top of the scenic Delaware River area the East and West branches of the river come together just a mile away in the sleepy town of Hancock. This provides fishing and boating facility.In addition the Cannonsville reservoir has been opened for recreational boating including sailing although access permits need to be obtained at DEP on line.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Originaly from UK and lived in NYC for many years ,Check me on facebook . there is also a Cadosia Schoolhouse page and I like likes

Why the Owner Chose Hancock, NY, USA:
Many people who have stayed say that the photographs do not do justice to the rental , well you cant photogragh a vibe

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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  • Upstairs Main room and lounge

    Upstairs Main room and lounge

  •  Queen Size Bed

    Queen Size Bed

  • double in blue room

    double in blue room

  • Main entrance

    Main entrance

  • Downstairs lobby with monster stove

    Downstairs lobby with monster stove

  • Downstairs bathroom and shower

    Downstairs bathroom and shower

  • Upstairs library and twin single beds in front bedroom

    Upstairs library and twin single beds in front bedroom

  • Flag hanging over main stairwell in the school house

    Flag hanging over main stairwell in the school house

  • Music room queen size bed

    Music room queen size bed

  • Main side view from Cadosia rd.

    Main side view from Cadosia rd.

  • Kitchen and dinning area in main room

    Kitchen and dinning area in main room

  • Four range stove and oven

    Four range stove and oven

  • Blue room  one queen, two singles ,sofa bed ,TV room

    Blue room one queen, two singles ,sofa bed ,TV room

  • Upstairs bathroom tub and shower

    Upstairs bathroom tub and shower

  • Downstairs double

    Downstairs double

  • Pool table downstairs

    Pool table downstairs

  • One of the single beds in upstairs front bedroom

    One of the single beds in upstairs front bedroom

  • Music room

    Music room

  • firemans field river acces

    firemans field river acces

  • side view in late fall

    side view in late fall

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