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Historic Red Schoolhouse Featured in the 2015 Home & Garden TV Special

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Summer time and the living is easy in the Berkshires

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Comfortable, quiet home in Pittsfield minutes from Tanglewood, Berkshire Theatre Festivals and other year round attractions. Oldest one room school house in New England and listed as a U.S. National Historic Place. Built in 1825 and rebuilt 1843 after a fire it has been used continually by the community until being converted to a private residence in 1985. The home was completely renovated in 2010 with glass and tile bathroom and updates throughout the 1000 square foot interior located in the middle of an acre wooded lot on a quiet mountain road. The bedroom with a queen sized bed is in the upstairs loft. The ground floor has the bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, the original blackboard, very large windows, a great room with dining table for eight, gas ceramic stove, sofa and TV/DVD entertainment center. The sofa can be converted to a queen size bed for guests or kids or to sleep in front the fireplace in the winter. The wooded lot is fenced in for pet safety with a pond and running brook on the two sides. The stone patio has a dining table and chairs for four, charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs and hammock under the trees near the fire pit.

Keywords: house, berkshire, pet, friendly, schoolhouse, historic

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Newly installed bathroom with glass shower, tile floors and electric heater...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fire pit on patio using old marble blocks from Lee quarry. Complete privacy. Fenced yard for pet use on deep lot away from the residential road....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New flat screen TV mounted on wall in great room...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Located at the base of South Mountain minutes away from year round activites at Bousquet Mountain resort and sking in the north county....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining area near the fire place...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided, Bed ready....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room near the fireplase...moreless

  • Parking:

    Long, wide paved driveway with parking at the entry door...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the bathroom closet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped for dinner preparation...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully furnished with everything to include god quality sharp knives...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Renovated in 2012...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Top of the line new gas oven and stove top...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Common assortment of herbs and spices, teas and coffee...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker and freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Top of the line new gas oven and stove top...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful patio surrounded by woods and stream on all sides. Deer can be seen at dusk over the creek...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal and also a fire pit lined with marble blocks ...moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$235
$1,575 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $125

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

Take the back road short cut to the Tanglewood parking lot past the winding river through the hills and valleys. Berkshires have long been known as a cultural destination. Now, longtime arts and culture heavyweights like Tanglewood in Lenox and MASS MoCA in North Adams are being joined by an explosion of smaller galleries, and the shops and services that come along with them. Meanwhile, the food scene plays to the area’s strengths — farm-fresh produce, artisanal cheeses and pasture-raised meats. Farmers’ markets from tiny to huge take over parking lots and fields on weekend mornings.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Bob and Karen Clydesdale bought Morewood from the city in the 1980s while living in the Berkshires. Karen spent three years converting the building from the dirt up with new wide plank floors to the new roof to drag it into the 21st century while preserving the historical exterior and enhancing the grounds and interior ambiance.

Why the Owner Chose Pittsfield, MA, USA:
Morewood School is located in the center of Berkshire County with a long historical connection to the old Pittsfield families such as the Morewoods, Holmes and Melvilles. The new interior and preserved exterior provides an uncommon comfort level and access to the year round attractions of Western Mass.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Minutes to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare and Berkshire Theatre Festivals, Berkshire Opera House, Pittsfield Country Club, Cranwell Golf Course and Spa, Baseball Museum, Wahconah Baseball Park, Lenox and Great Barrington antique shopping, fine dining throughout the County, boating and fishing on many lakes. Located at the base of Bousquet Mountain ski resort and a short drive to Jiminy Peak and other down hill and cross country ski areas. Located two hours from Boston and NYC and only eight miles north of the last exit on the Mass Turnpike, Morewood is the perfect Berkshire vacation spot.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Summer time and the living is easy in the Berkshires

    Summer time and the living is easy in the Berkshires

  • Texas based HGTV film crew complete day long shooting schedule in great room

    Texas based HGTV film crew complete day long shooting schedule in great room

  • Historical preservation with modern conveniences and open plan

    Historical preservation with modern conveniences and open plan

  • Dining room for eight and great room wih gas ceramic fire stove

    Dining room for eight and great room wih gas ceramic fire stove

  • Queen size bed in upstairs bedroom

    Queen size bed in upstairs bedroom

  • Garden in wooded area with fire pit, chairs and hammock

    Garden in wooded area with fire pit, chairs and hammock

  • 170 years of history in one small school house

    170 years of history in one small school house

  • Ten minutes from Lake Pontossuc and other rivers and lakes

    Ten minutes from Lake Pontossuc and other rivers and lakes

  • 180 years in the same beautiful location

    180 years in the same beautiful location

  • HGTV filming Morewood and the owners for an unusual home feature in Oct 2013

    HGTV filming Morewood and the owners for an unusual home feature in Oct 2013

  • Great room with gas stove and convertible sofa under a high lofted ceiling

    Great room with gas stove and convertible sofa under a high lofted ceiling

  • Open living space while preserving the interior design.

    Open living space while preserving the interior design.

  • Acre of flowers, trees and ferns fenced for pet and child safety

    Acre of flowers, trees and ferns fenced for pet and child safety

  • Peaceful wooded patio and outdoor dining and grill

    Peaceful wooded patio and outdoor dining and grill

  • Beautiful location in all four seasons

    Beautiful location in all four seasons

  • Peru pond near the trout streams

    Peru pond near the trout streams

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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