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Summer Getaway In The Litchfield Hills

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our Six-bedroom, Five-bathroom House Is Located On 2.5 Wooded Acres.

Surrounded by protected green space for dozens of acres of rolling hills and woods, the property has a fire pit, a swing set and climber for kids, and lots of space to run around and explore.

A large front porch overlooks the front yard, perfect for enjoying morning coffee or an early evening cocktail. A large screened-in porch faces the back yard, where the barbecue grill generally lives. The large back yard is the perfect place for kids to play and for informal family soccer or football games. Beyond the yard are more woods to explore.

Inside the house, a large den, formal dining room, sun room, and a study contain two decorative fireplaces. The kitchen has a large Viking stove with six burners and two ovens with plenty of room for large dinner parties. The house is furnished with everything you need for your stay, including bed linens, towels, kitchen equipment, cooking staples and basic toiletries.

Six bedrooms occupy the second floor, including four queen beds, along with two rooms with a total of five twin beds. The house comfortably sleeps twelve. Entertainment in the house includes ping pong, foosball and two television sets with DVD players.

The house is close to the Norfolk town center, skiing, the public town pond, a playground, soccer field, tennis courts, four state parks, wineries, Music Mountain and tubing on the Farmington River. In Norfolk, there are restaurants and the famous Infinity Hall, an incredible setting for viewing music and other performances. The Yale Music School holds performances on their beautifully-landscaped grounds at the center of town throughout the summer and the Norfolk public library is an architectural gem with a great kids’ room. A farmers’ market runs from late spring to mid-fall every Saturday. The town of Winsted has lots to offer including go carts, mini-golf, duck pin bowling, batting cages, a free-public skate park, and a dinner movie theater. Scenic towns nearby for great day trips include Great Barrington, Salisbury, Kent and Litchfield.

This setting is perfect for a small retreat or family get-away you will always remember.

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Robert Cox
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Robert Cox

My brother's family and ours has been enjoying this house as a relaxing get away for us and our friends. Connecticut natives, we have been amazed at the natural beauty and recreational options offered by the State's quiet corner. The endless activities and scenic areas to discover in and around Norfolk have been one of the great experiences in owning this house.

Robert Cox purchased this house in 2010

Why Robert Cox chose Connecticut

With plenty of room to spread out and the perfect balance of country and town, this property provides the ideal sense of quiet countryside with walking and biking access to many areas for entertainment. Feel away from it all without being too far away.


Norfolk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Summer Getaway In The Litchfield Hills
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Keller, Tx

Large Home with lots of areas to meet and gather

  • 4 of 5

We had 8 people in the home over labor day 2017 for a local wedding. The home was large and easily accommodated our extended family. Lots of meeting areas / living room that worked well for us. The dinning room is very large and can accommodate large groups. The home is old and has character, squeaking floors etc. The kitchen has been updated but not all rooms are updated but they as you would expect for a home this old. Nice assortment of games and there was a piano and guitar in the home. There is a large yard both front and back.

The house worked well for us and the information in the home recommending places to eat was very helpful. Overall a great rental and place for us to congregate for the wedding.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A spacious, attractive get away home

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed being all together in Norfolk in this beautiful old house. We tended to congregate in the well appointed kitchen and family room, but we also enjoyed the lovely bedrooms. The fall color was magnificent, while we were there, and we enjoyed several walks. There were excellent maps and brochures to help us make informed choices. The weather was chilly, but the house was warm and comfortable. We had lots of room to spread out and special places to come together. It was ideal for our family weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, OK

Great of house but with limited shower facilities

  • 4 of 5

If you like big old rambling houses with lots of character this is for you. Many beds, but outside of master bath only one shower. Can get backed up easily. Don't look under beds or along walls, you will find lots of dustballs. Only reason I did this was to find outlets for computer, (Limited number of convenient outlets available in bedrooms.)

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was the PERFECT house for a family getaway.

Drove from NYC and could not have been more pleased. Stayed with 6 adults and 2 children (4-1/2 year old girl, 2 year old boy). Plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and be completely comfortable. Open Kitchen is awesome - the hub of weekend activity. If you are looking for a magical family trip, look no further.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

Friday's adventure was discovering how many rooms were in the house. So many bedrooms, bathrooms and any other "nook and cranny" you could want. There was more than enough room for 6 adults and 3 children. Although Saturday was an awful day, the house made our stay a HIT!!! We still walked the trail to the water tower, tried out the zip line, loved the enormous silver maple and used the convenient ladder to climb it. We went to the farmer's market (enjoying hot cocoa and music) then took refuge from the rain at your amazing library. Sunday morning we did a quick hike to Haystack and the tower. We created a new game called FOOTSOCK in your front yard, played hide-and-seek with everyone from age 4 to 72, enjoyed much food and laughter in your kitchen, played a lot of ping pong, board games, decorated sugar pumpkins (left two for you) and celebrated our daughter-in-law's birthday. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home and allowing up to add more great memories for our annual get together.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Home for a Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We and our extended family enjoyed a long weekend in this large and spacious home. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for different family members. Spacious and well equipped kitchen. Back yard for the children. We enjoyed the nearby biking and hiking opportunities as well. Our host was very, very good with communication and emails.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Norfolk House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

For parties of more than 8 (including kids), an additional fee of $25/person/night applies. Holiday weekends may be subject to higher rates. Security deposit of $300 is required for any stay.

No pets.

Primary renter must be 25 years old or older.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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