South Kent Cottage on Hatch Pond(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
The owners are living at the cottage this summer and will vacate to the newly added garage apt for up to ten days for guests to enjoy the house.
This small home of 1400 sq ft is a three bedroom furnished cottage with two new full bathrooms and is located on 18 acres overlooking Hatch Pond, two and a half miles south of the town center of Kent, CT, 15 minutes to the Harlem Valley-Wingdale (Metro North) train station, minutes from area boarding schools and close to area ski slopes. The cottage is a perfect getaway for city dwellers, parents visiting students at area schools and for those interested in getting a taste of the area before and while looking for a place to live.
The house sleeps five comfortably with one queen, one full and one twin bed, The sofa is very comfy for one, for a few nights. Five is the maximum number of guests. The washer and dryer are located in the basement. Cable television, wireless internet, a landline with free long distance and a cell tower across the pond will keep you connected to the world if you wish.
There are five other buildings on the compound that was formerly the Southern New England Ice Co. The owner uses the former bunkhouse as an antique gallery and farms a portion of the land with organic vegetables. 'Bunkhouse Antiques' is open on Saturdays from May through September, 10am to 4pm and shares the driveway with the house.
Hatch Pond is a haven for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and bird watching. Privileges to share the boatshed located across the road are extended. Bring a kayak or canoe! Extended spring and summer guests may have a section of the vegetable garden to plant. Lots of lawn for outdoor games. Room in the garage to store bikes, skis, etc. Pick apples from the small orchard in the fall. No smoking indoors, please. A nice clean well behaved dog is welcome.
My rates are listed below. The property is great all year round for different reasons at different seasons. No cleaning fees. No additional guest fees. Taxes are included in the stated rates.Early check-in the day of your arrival and late checkout are usually not a problem - come early and stay late, make it a full vacation.
Keywords: country house, lakeside, cottage, getaway
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Member since: 2010
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Newly Renovated - crisp and clean
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
As described in the property's description. The owner operates a small antique business from the barn/bunkhouse located on the other side of the driveway (a good distance from the house, 50 yards) on Saturdays from 10 - 4. It is usually just a few cars during the day in and out of the shared driveway.
A check for one-half the rent is accepted to confirm your reservation and to act as a security deposit that is returned one week after your stay. A check for the full rent is due two weeks prior to your stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Welcome to Hatch Pond in South Kent, Connecticut. I am the property owner who lives in a home ten minutes drive from here. I consumated my love with this area twelve years ago when my partner and I bought a historic house as a weekend get away from NYC. I started out coming to the area for short weekend breaks from the city. It very quickly developed into a place where I wanted to spend more and more time. I moved my antique business here (to the former bunkhouse of the winter ice workers, about a hundred yards from the cottage). I still go back and forth to the city, but Kent has become HOME.
Why the Owner Chose South Kent, Kent, CT, USA:
This cottage was on our scenic route to town and we always admired the property. When we discovered it for sale, we came up with a way of how to make the dream of owning it possible. I moved my business into the barn/bunkhouse (very small, appointment only antiques), renovated and furnished the cottage to rent for vacationers and began farming some vegetables.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Kent is admired for its beauty and variety. The beauty is obvious; the Housatonic River and the surrounding Litchfield Hills. The variety comes as a discovery after being here for a while. It is a community that has revealed its general openmindedness and 'live and let live' attitude. Hatch Pond unfolds itself as a place of amazing beauty and serenity yet, very close to the many ammenities of the area. The ability to walk across the road to the boatshed and take in the morning or evening calm with a cup or glass of whatever is a magical elixir - come here and relax. I think that you and yours will enjoy a stay here even for a brief time. Careful though, you may just fall in love with it yourself and find yourself looking for something a bit more permanent - nice folks, always welcome :-)
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Links to more information:
Front of the House
Other Angle of Living Room, Coatroom beyond or small office.
Small Sitting Room off the Dining Room with Television/DVD facing the sofa.
Downstairs Full Bath - shower and tub to the left, not pictured.
One of three bedrms - Full Bed
Upstairs Full Bath
The Magnolia in March
Standing on the old roadbed - house on the right and garage to the left
Reserved Seating by the Pond
Side approach to the house in Fall
Dining Room looking into the LIving Room, the small woodstove does a great job.
Little Room off of the Dining Room
Upstairs sitting room - 3 bdrms and a bath off of this - faces the pond. TV/DVD
Bedroom with Queen Size Bed, it is at the very top of the stairs.
Raised Vegetable Beds and the Chicken Coop
Side Lawn looking out to the Pond
Out the front door to the left - lawn and Hatch Pond
The Boatshed down at the Pond - BYOC or K (Canoe or Kayak)
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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