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Comfy, Rustic Cottage 4 Acres of Woods, Brook & River

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Large Deck On 4 Acres Of Woodlands (Sleeps 6)

Furnished cottage, with large deck, on 4 acres of woods, with brook and 200 feet Housatonic River frontage. Use of Sharon beach, tennis courts, and children's play area.

Located in the beautiful Litchfield Hills, the cottage is 2 minutes from West Cornwall and its covered bridge, and 10 minutes from Sharon, the beautiful towns of Lakeville, Salisbury and Falls Village, the Appalachian Trail, Music Mountain and Limerock Park racetrack, one hour from the Berkshires and Tanglewood, and 2 hours from Manhattan.

The interior is 900 square feet with two bedrooms, sunroom, living room, kitchen and eat-in cove. Deck is about 50 by 10 feet and wraps around cottage. Internet, cable TV and CD player included. Clothes washer and dryer in basement. Pets not allowed. No smoking in cottage.

More Details

Ned Towle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017

About Ned Towle

Married, father of three and grandfather of six!

Ned Towle purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Ned Towle chose Connecticut

This part of New England is beautiful and quaint and the cottage, brook, river, and West Cornwall town are a wonderful rural get-away. The cottage is surrounded by lovely woods and is a quiet place for relaxation and being in touch with nature.

What makes this cottage unique

We like the sound of the bubbling brook, the quiet of the woods, sitting on the deck surrounded by an amphitheater of 100 foot tall trees, jogging along the dirt road on the other side of the Housatonic River, walking through our woods or down our road to the River, the Covered Bridge and shops in West Cornwall, kayaking and rafting on the River, hiking the nearby trails, going to the movies in Millerton, and visiting the nearby towns of Lakeville, Salisbury, Sharon, Kent, Amenia and Millerton.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This little charming cottage is nestled in the woods of a beautiful setting, with a brook and a river for walking by or going in. The little home had everything we needed, but we just loved the outdoors, all it offered and the chance to go--not too far--when we wanted to eat out, dine, shop and enjoy culture. This was a steal, a gem, for us busy folks who needed to slow way down.
Apr 2014
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Cornwall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The wood stove is locked and may not be used as no insurance company will cover use of stove by guests.
  • People other than those in the Guest party may not stay overnight on the property. Any other person on property is Guest's sole responsibility.
  • No cars or heavy equipment are permitted on the bridge. Pedestrian traffic only.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen-size bed plus very nice bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Comfy, Rustic Cottage 4 Acres of Woods, Brook & River
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews

Secluded and cozy

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here twice while visiting my mother, and for us, it's perfect. Secluded, cozy, and homelike. We love walking down by the river too. I'm sure we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was great

  • 5 of 5

I loved it because it was beautifull

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Very nice to have had you as guests. Ned
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Great cottage in great area

  • 5 of 5

Was looking for a quiet place off the beaten path to relax (if possible) with my 3 year old. This house was great -- equipped with everything you could need and in a gorgeous setting with plenty of activities regardless of the season. The owner provided great instructions and information to make the stay go off without any problem. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage rental in NW Connecticut

  • 4 of 5

My brothers and I spent 3 nights here in late October for our annual get-together. This cottage met every expectation I had of it. I'd rent it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you. Ned
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The rental was clean, comfortable, and adequate for our needs.

  • 4 of 5

The rental was clean, comfortable, and adequate for our needs. The grill works well(we grilled the four nights we were there) and the deck provides a good view of the surrounding yard( we saw two very large dear). If you are planning to do more than simple cooking, I recommend bringing some of your own equipment. The owner is very helpful with supplying information for your activities. If you check out the cottage you will find maps and other literature for the area. There are interesting books throughout the cottage.

The area is very beautiful – small interesting towns, plenty of water sports, and hiking. We brought our own kayaks and enjoyed the Housatonic River and saw two eagles while kayaking on Smudge Pond. The Audubon Society is 15 minutes away and is certainly worth visiting. I’m sure this area is stunning during the fall.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Retro cottage in NW CT

  • 4 of 5

This VRBO is a quaint cottage near many popular hiking trails, Sharon beach and cute towns. We rented this place with a couple that had a 1-year-old. While everything is clean, this home has mostly original finishes - I'm talking GE fridge, stove and even the bathroom vanity from 1940s and all in working condition. The place has a fresh coat of paint and fairly new carpets and is clean for the most part. The barbecue is new and high quality and we enjoyed grilling on the deck and eating outside.

The only downside is the kitchen has a LOT of ants and there is definitely a mouse or mice somewhere as well. We put all the food in the fridge or double bagged. There is definitely a faint smell of animal urine when you enter the house, which I hope the owner will remedy.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hmmmm, not good. Will carry on the woodsy battle against ants and mice with better success for future guests!!
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Westchester County Airport (or Bradley Intn'l)
Nearest Barpub
6.8 Miles
Sharon Valley Tavern
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Canaan Country Club
Nearest Train
16.5 Miles
Metro North Wassaic Station
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mountainside Cafe, Falls Village
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Wononskopomuc Lake, Lakeville
Car: necessary

Other activities include: walking, jogging, or biking along Upper River Road which runs three miles alongside the Housatonic River in West Cornwall; walking, jogging or biking on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail; visiting and walking in the Emily Winthrop MilesWildlife Sanctuary, 4 miles away; hiking the Appalachian Trail which passes through West Cornwall. Winter activities: The cottage is 10 minutes from the Mohawk Mountain Ski Area - 5 trails, 4 lifts and $30 lift tickets; and 45 minutes from Butternut Basin in Great Barrington, MA, and Catamount Ski Area in Hillsdale, NY.; there is snowshoeing or XC skiing at the Harlem Valley Rail Trail; and horse-drawn sleigh rides through the New England countryside at Loon Meadow Farm in Norfolk.


Rates & Availability

Cornwall Cottage Rental Rates

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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $95

The $250 security deposit will be sent back 1-3 days after your stay provided there is no damage to the cottage.

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