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The whole package: Historic Home. Lovely Gardens. Refreshing Swimming Pool. Designer Décor. Welcome to Haywood Farm House, an 1880s home recently lovingly restored 1800 square foot home nestled on three quiet wood filled acres where you will find wide plank pine floors, rustic ceiling beams and painted wainscoting.
This is the perfect vacation home for families looking to get out of the city for a week of farmhouse living, Hudson Valley sightseeing and splashing in the swimming pool!
After you exit off the 87 Thruway (just 90 minutes from NYC!), you’ll drive 7 minutes through apple orchards and horse farms before arriving at our front door. The flagstone steps will lead you to one of the best features of the house: the long classic front porch complete with rocking chairs which makes the perfect setting for a glass of lemonade or morning coffee while you admire the views.
Step into the house and back in time onto the original wood plank floors throughout recently restored to their former glory and the original ceiling beams featured on the ground floor. The owners selected a neutral color palette throughout the home so that the rustic features of the house and the natural beauty of the surrounding land would stand out. In most rooms you will find fresh cut flowers and greenery selected for your arrival!
The large eat in kitchen with original farmhouse ceiling beams, farmhouse sink, soapstone countertops, schoolhouse style light fixtures and a custom built reclaimed pine wood kitchen island (with vintage 1930s factory stools) will inspire you to bake a pie with some local fruit. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a pancake griddle, waffle maker, crockpot, Kitchenaid mixer, Cuisinart food processer, coffee maker and a French press. The kitchen also features a gallery of original photographs of the home and property from the 1920s when it was a working farm.
Just off the kitchen is the sunroom dining gallery with its beautiful views and skylights. You’ll want to dine with friends at the custom made 10 foot oak dining table locally crafted from reclaimed oak wood. The table seats 8 in oversized Windsor chairs. The dining area also features a separate sitting area with club chairs.
The gracious living room has a beautiful fireplace and oversized flanking couches around a custom barn door coffee table. You will also find a cozy wingback reading chair nook and a 42 inch flat screen television with cable, HBO, Showtime and Cinemax. There is strong wireless internet throughout the home and on the rear deck.
Just off the living room is the newly renovated master suite with a wood vaulted ceiling and wrap around wood paneling below the windows. There is queen size farmhouse bed, mid century style brass globe lights, industrial iron side tables, an antique desk with views of the outdoors and a photo gallery of West Point football players from the 1930s. The master suite also features five antique carriage doors shipped in from a Chicago estate. The master bathroom has a beautiful 66 inch pedestal bathtub and a 50 inch long vessel sink locally crafted in the Hudson Valley from Vermont Danby marble sitting on 1930s style stainless steel laboratory vanity.
Upstairs you will find custom Shaker style doors with porcelain doorknobs. The guest room has a romantic iron bed guest room with cathedral ceilings and a skylight. The guest room features beautiful turn of the century hand stitched crewel textiles and a vintage chaise lounge. Across the hall is the “Farm Fifties” den (and third bedroom) with a skylight, mid century furnishings and atomic draperies from the 1950s. There's a collection of vintage board games (plus Scrabble and Taboo!) , a 32 inch flat screen television with Amazon Prime programming, a stainless mini fridge and a Keurig coffee maker and complimentary K cups. A newly renovated bathroom sits between the upstairs bedrooms featuring an antique dresser and a 19th century oil painting. You will find a vintage style pedestal sink, a Kohler soaker tub and a vintage bullet light medicine cabinet. A full washer and dryer are on the premises.
There are also 4 Sonos speakers throughout the house. You can download the app from Sonos.com and stream music!
Just off of the dining room/sun room is a two tier wooden deck with a Frontgate dining table seating 8 with a 9 foot market umbrella. The upper deck tier has a Frontgate sofa and club chair with black and white resort stripe cushions.
The 18 x 34 in ground swimming pool (OPEN MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15; separate pool cleaning fee during this period) features four luxurious loungers with striped market umbrellas and a seating area with a three seater sofa and flanking club chairs and coffee table. There are also beach balls, pool floats and beach towels for your use as well as a Weber charcoal grill with charcoal chimney and barbecue tools.
NEW FOR 2018: A new gray pebble style liner and 18 feet wide steps on the north end of the pool which are perfect for sitting in the water with a cocktail and for small children to play! In addition, beautiful bluestone coping around the perimeter of the pool!
The grounds are beautifully landscaped and feature lush plantings, greenery, trees and flowers where bird and deer sightings are in full force. (lots of red cardinals this year and butterflies in the butterfly bushes). The poolside garden features a grove of peonies which are a vibrant pink in June!
This past year the owners installed an impressive meditation garden tucked in the woods featuring natural big boulders and a variety of plants such as hostas, ferns, cleome, daisies, sedum, astilbe, beauty berry, ornamental grasses, goldenrods, andromeda, begonias as well as Aspen trees, Thuga trees and a Cherry tree. Always a cool spot on a hot summer day!
On the overlook above the garden, the gardens have been expanded for 2018 where you can relax in the newly acquired handmade Adirondack style two seater swing! Just off of the shade garden are handmade Adirondack chairs with footstools constructed from original wood of the house reclaimed during renovations.
You will find restaurants, grocery stores and other services 7 minutes away in New Paltz and 5 minutes away in Rosendale. The location of the property makes it ideal for a weeklong family vacation with an easy commute for any family members working in NYC as a Trailsways bus stop is close by (and the bus makes the trip in 90 minutes with no stops!).
All rentals are for the entirety of the house, swimming pool and grounds and include utilities. Haywood Farmhouse is the quintessential 'farm house in the country' experience. As the owners say "It's definitely a home where you kick off your shoes for a week, open the windows and enjoy the fresh country air. We are so delighted our guests have found the farmhouse to be the treasure that it is!