Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Rhubarb Hill is a woodsy retreat in beautiful Litchfield County. Relax in a charming farmhouse that is spacious and great for entertaining! The dining room, once a rustic keeping room, has a stone wall, fireplace, and stenciled hardwood floors. You will feel as if you stepped back in time. The living room is the perfect size for intimate conversations or larger gatherings. Wide hardwood floors predominate throughout this comfortable home. Cook up a great meal or snack in the well-equipped kitchen with a professional Garland gas stove, microwave, two dish washers and other culinary gadgets. There is a full basement with washer/dryer/ironing board.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two baths. The master bath is spectacular with a Jacuzzi, European-style shower, twin sinks, and great views of mature hardwoods and old stone walls. Relax in a queen size four poster bed while looking out over the expansive yard. There is a huge walk-in closet with ample storage. The second bedroom has a shaker-like feel with its queen bed and two closets. The third bedroom is small with two twin beds, great for kids. The second upstairs bathroom has a vintage feel with full tub/shower and sink.
House is walking distance to downtown New Preston and Lake Waramaug beach with boat rentals, swimming, rope swings and kayaking
Near the Steep Rock Land Trust with great hiking trails
Dine locally at the Historic Mayflower Inn as well as several wonderful local taverns and restaurants all within walking distance
Nestled between two villages New Preston and Washington Depot (home of the Gunnery School and the inspiration for Gilmore Girls)
15 minutes to Litchfield Connecticut with the best antiquing in Connecticut
$250 per night with a two-night minimum and $125 cleaning fee.
$1500 weekly rate
During the winter months, mid-October until mid March, I seek long-term rentals and only rent by the month.
Keywords: Renovated farmhouse with lovely garden setting
Member since: 2010
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Pool / Spa
- Jetted Tub
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $25
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning Fee $125
Travelers pay me by check three weeks in advance of arrival so that I can send the key.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: I purchased this house is 2009 and have made a number of improvements, including a new roof, new heating system, new insulation, and upgrading of exterior doors. I did all of this while living in Utah with trips twice a year to CT. I recently retired and returned to CT for part of the year. I live in Raleigh the other part of the year. I love to garden and this area is wonderful for lush perennials and spectacular trees. It is great for bird watching, exploring wild flowers, and gathering mushrooms after a heavy downpour. I want to make sure you have a wonderful stay.
Why the Owner Chose New Preston, Washington, CT, USA:
Litchfield county is the loveliest part of Connecticut with its broad fields, meadows, and rolling ridges. It has fine stone walls, perfectly-sized towns, and very interesting diverse locals which includes artists, romantics, professionals, and backwoods bubbas. This region has great restaurants, cute taverns, museums, art galleries, and the most amazing inviting winding roads. Yet, it is so close to New York or Boston.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Nearby, there is access to Lake Waramaug for swimming (CT's largest natural lake), the Appalachian Trail for hiking, the Berkshires and Tanglewood for cultural events and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Housatonic River for its fly-fishing, and extraordinary antiquing in Litchfield County. This house is nestled among mature trees and lovely grounds. There are plenty of restaurants from cheap to very expensive, there are local vineyards, farmers' markets, bakeries, art galleries, and wine stores. Step out the front door and explore a marvelous vacation opportunity. Or stay home and barbecue and then enjoy the evening patio for an outdoor firepit and 'smores.
Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree
Garden in autumn
Upper garden in summer
Angle view of house and yard with huge sugar maple
Lovely living area opening onto terrace for outdoor dining.
Colonial fireplace in dining room
Garland stove, kitchen amenities, two dishwashers and more
Looking from kitchen into dining room
Master bath tub winter scape outside
Master bedroom, very large and roomy with vaulted ceiling
Outbuildings adjacent to the house
Garden in spring
Side of house looking to upper terrace under maple tree
Dining area off living rood with barbecue
Living room with fireplace. French doors lead to outdoor dining and barbecue.
Colonial style dining room with a fireplace and a painted floor.
Kitchen with beamed ceiling
Master bedroom with jetted tub in spacious bathroom through green doors
Queen bed in second bedroom
Small bedroom with twin beds
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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