4 Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Modern Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 8 Adults
Sarah Butterworth & Sam Phillips
- english, french, italian
About Sarah Butterworth & Sam Phillips
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.
Sarah Butterworth & Sam Phillips purchased this House in 2006
Why Sarah Butterworth & Sam Phillips chose Halcottsville
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.
What makes this House unique
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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great place to stay
what a great place to stay during my sons wedding
Lovely home in idyllic, peaceful setting
This house was wonderful for a weekend getaway with college friends to attend another’s daughter’s wedding at the Inn at West Settlement. It is clean and comfortable in a lovely setting! Although we ended up with only two couples staying there, the house could comfortably sleep four couples. Our first night we had drinks in the backyard by the babbling brook and then a grilled dinner for 8 indoors at the ample kitchen table with music provided by the owners’ cd collection. We finished the night by a fire in the outdoor pit. The next day we walked down the road and rented kayaks for a relaxing paddle on the lake before the wedding. There is a mercantile right across the street with coffee, dairy products and baked goods. The owners are prompt with responses and provide a nice touch with their welcome gifts. We highly recommend this house.
Comfortable, roomy, well supplied!
Everything went smoothly from our original reservation to locking up and leaving. We were glad to have the space while visiting our family here in the area! We were all very comfortable!
A Great Place to Stay!
On arrival, we were pleased to see that the photo's viewed on line were actual...not retouched. This home is impeccably maintained and very clean. The beds and all the amenities was everything I had hoped for the comfort of my family.
If there was a down side, it would be that my family prefers taking showers. Although there are two bathrooms, only one has a shower. The other bath has a beautiful tub but not conducive for taking a shower.
I would highly recommend this rental.
Amazing clean house!
If I owned a vacation house, this is type of house I'd want to own! The space was artfully and tastefully eclectic. We felt at home immediately. It was spacious enough for four adults and four young rambunctious kids! My kids loved the amazing book collection. The owners were super prompt answering any questions I had. We would return in a heart beat! The welcome gift of butter, marmite, bread and shampoo was such a nice touch! Thank you so much!