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The London House in the Catskills, Near Roxbury

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Last updated: 03/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Modern Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 8 Adults

Come and sample the best of the Catskill Mountains with a London twist. Sarah and Sam have brought a hint of their hometown over the pond to this beautiful Victorian house 2.5 hours from New York City.

Arrive to bedrooms made up with Egyptian cotton linens from the White Company London, with towels to match (bath, hand and face towels provided for every guest). Enjoy bathrooms with complimentary, locally made soaps, shampoos and conditioners. When you’re hungry, hang out and cook in the large, well-equipped kitchen, complete with professional gas-fired stove.

The house is situated in the charming hamlet of Halcottsville, near Roxbury (an ideal base for weddings at the nearby Roxbury Barn and Stone Tavern). There is a large garden with a stream that kids love to play in and outdoor dining adjacent, creating a tranquil spot for a meal, perhaps from the bbq, or just relaxing with a cocktail.

There are lots of daytime activities to enjoy all year round (see the list below). In the evening, make use of the countless board games or settle down for a movie with the latest Samsung HD Smart TV and Blueray DVD player. The kitchen is equipped with a four-speaker sound system with iPod connection and wireless internet is provided.

When you arrive, you'll receive a welcome pack that includes locally-made bread, butter and milk as well as a new dish cloth, sponge and detergent for the dishwasher and washing machine. We also provide locally-made hand soap, body wash and bubble bath plus a bottle of shampoo and conditioner which you are welcome to take home with you at the end of your stay. PG Tips tea from England and enough coffee to get your trip started also await.

- The area is known for antique-hunting with charming stores in nearby Margarettville and Andes
- For an indoor workout or swim, why not pay a visit to the brand new nearby sports centre, complete with large indoor pool and modern gym
- Explore the local galleries and museums
- Dine out at one of the many restaurants in the region taking advantage of farm-fresh, local produce

- Kayak and canoe rentals are available a short stroll away on Lake Wawaka.
- Golf. There are three excellent golf courses within fifteen minutes drive
- Hiking. There are almost limitless trails to choose from out of the hundreds of miles of Catskill hiking trails
- Biking. The Catskills is a cyclist’s dream. There are endless miles of stunning country roads with you will feel safe with virtually no traffic. For off-road, try the nearby Catskill Scenic Trail or, for the more adventurous, Plattekill Mountain resort (bike rentals available)
- Fishing. The nearby Beverkill river is a legendary fly-fishing spot or you can just walk down to Lake Wawaka
- Swimming. Walk to the local swim hole or visit the beautiful outdoor pool in nearby Andes
- Take a ride on the scenic Delaware and Ulster vintage railroad
- Buy fresh, organic local produce from the nearby Pakatakan Farmer’s market and the local farm stands

- The London House is the perfect location for a ski break. Plattekill and Belleayre resorts are less than half an hour away and Windham and Hunter under an hour
- Enjoy a snow walk (snow shoes provided) by just stepping out of the front door and exploring the beautiful Lake Wawaka
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We regret to say that pets are not allowed due to owner allergies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Four poster queen...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Corner room overlooking garden and stream...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    West-facing bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Corner room overlooking garden and front of the house...moreless

  • There are four large, well-lit bedrooms with pretty views. Three of the rooms have queen beds and one has a full-sized (double) bed. The maximum number of adults is eight. There are also two mattresses which can be used by special arrangement for children. All bedrooms are made up with pressed White Company London Egyptian cotton linens....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Ground Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Lge walk-in shower, under-floor heating, heated towel rail...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub

    Shower hose on tub. Great view of the stream....moreless

  • Relax knowing that bathrooms are equipped with soaps and complimentary hand-made Catskill Mountain shampoo and conditioner....moreless

Other Amenities

  • For cyclists, there is a Park workshop stand in the basement for bike repairs plus a large workbench. Also, plenty of space for storing bikes....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blueray (plays regular DVDs also)...moreless

  • Games:

    Large collection of board games: Trivial Pursuit etc....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Four-speaker stereo in kitchen/dining with iPod connector...moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung 45' HD Smart TV...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View:

    Wawaka Lake is a minute's walk and there is a stream at the bottom of the garden...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Egyptian cotton White Company London...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only. Please bring a calling card for long distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    By White Company London: Bath towel, Hand towel, Face towel for each guest...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter coffee-maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Essentials are included in your welcome pack...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slice Dualit...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    South-facing sun trap...moreless

  • Golf:

    Hannah Mountain Resort and Country Club is an eight minute drive away. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals available 2 minutes walk away at Wawaka lake or, for big-lake kayaking, try Pepacton Reservoir, a 30 minute drive away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    1 acre of lawned garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill and accessories...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Plattekill Mountain is 12 minutes drive Belleayre Mountain is 17 minutes drive ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 26 traveler reviews
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 2%


The following public holiday weekends will be charged at Summer Season rates and carry a three day minimum: Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

A $500 security deposit is required and is refunded within five days of checking out, assuming no damages.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/13/2017
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83 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stewart International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
T Bar Saloon
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hanah Country Resort
56 Miles
Nearest Train
Rhinebeck, NY
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Plattekill Mountain
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pine Hill

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Sarah and Sam both grew up in England but spend much of their time in the USA. Sarah studied French Literature at college and Sam Fine Art. Sam is a software entrepreneur and Sarah works in education. They currently live in London where they have two children at university and two in school.

Why the Owner Chose Halcottsville, NY, USA:
We discovered the Catskills together in 1990 when we escaped New York City for our first weekend away. We immediately fell in love with the vast expanses, dense trees, rolling mountains and covered bridges! The quiet village of Halcottsville, by beautiful Lake Wawaka and the farming history of Bragg Hollow came later. The simple white house, built with local materials and crafted with hand tools with its own stream at the bottom of the garden, has hosted large family dinners, garden parties for friends and neighbors and intimate candlelit suppers for two over the years. Sarah and Sam got engaged here and then got married outside in the expansive gardens of a friend’s nearby house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Since we've been coming here, we've found it is the perfect getaway location either for an active break outdoors or for just getting away from it all to de-compress. Usually we do both with friends, family or sometimes just the two of us! There are so many outdoor activities at all times of year. In the winter, there are two great ski resorts within fifteen minutes drive (Belleayre and Plattekill) plus there's cross country skiing and snow shoeing to be done too. In the summer, there's great hiking, cycling, mountain-biking, kayaking and swimming at the lovely outdoor pool in Andes. Local shops abound for browsing and there are auctions, flea-markets, yard sales and plenty of opportunities for antiquing or finding an unexpected treasure. The local food scene is very active. There's the local farmers' market at the round barn on Saturdays (2 minutes drive away) in the summer with a copious supply of local organic produce. Peekamoose restaurant never disappoints and we've discovered lots of other great eateries too. Often, though, we will simply relax and chat or read on the sun-drenched back deck or around the garden table on the stream-side patio.

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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

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  • Kitchen sitting room

    Kitchen sitting room

  • A free jar with every visit - you'll either love it or hate it!

    A free jar with every visit - you'll either love it or hate it!

  • Summer at the London House

    Summer at the London House

  • A biker's and hiker's paradise

    A biker's and hiker's paradise

  • Upstairs bathroom with a view of the stream

    Upstairs bathroom with a view of the stream

  • The spectacular nearby Pepacton Reservoir

    The spectacular nearby Pepacton Reservoir

  • Summer dusk at The London House

    Summer dusk at The London House

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