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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Renovated barn sits just over the state line from the Berkshires, nestled on ten acres of the rolling hills of glorious Columbia County. It overlooks 1000 acres of Audubon Sanctuary and a crystal clear babbling stream which runs about 8 months of the year. We are on a lovely road for walking with beautiful views of the Taconic Ridge. The cottage is perfect for a person or couple who needs a get-a-way with no distractions unless they want them. It's a multi-level open plan cottage with original 1904 beams. Downstairs is an entry room, bath, and a living room/dining area with a modern kitchen and wood-burning stove. Upstairs is a bedroom with a queen sized bed and a study/den that includes a 2' x 8' desk top/work surface and a daybed. The study area has a large window opening to the stream, a native meadow and woods. All systems are recently updated and the kitchen is fully equipped.

The barn also faces our flower and organic vegetable garden with an orchard beyond with apples, peaches, plums, pears and persimmons. Beyond the pine trees, set in the meadow, is a 16' by 36' pool surrounded by hydrangea and plantings.

Hillsdale bridges the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. We are conveniently located one mile from the hamlet with its IGA, gift shops, diner, fine restaurant, amazing library and the beautiful 400 acre Roe Jan Park. We are four miles from Catamount skiing. The cottage is a short drive from three great small towns. Ten miles east you'll find the Berkshire town of Great Barrington with desirable shopping, dining and entertainment. Heading west, we are 15 miles from the dynamic town of Hudson with antiques, galleries, restaurants and Club Helsinki. Millerton is 17 miles south. The amount of first-rate activity in this rural setting is astounding. Not only are there extraordinary arts, dining and shopping but also the great outdoors - trails, fishing, biking, Bash Bish Falls, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail and climbing. Cultural highlights include Jacob's Pillow, Tanglewood, Barrington Stage Theater, Berkshire Theater Festival, Shakespeare and Co., Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and many museums. (Note: Sign on cottage is a family heirloom, not a commercial venture.)

Amenities:
Washer/Dryer
Excellent Verizon and AT&T Cellular Reception
Woodstove and Firewood
Internet is WIFI only
Air conditioner and fans
Weber Gas Grill
No TV



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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Owner may use pool when tenant isn't using it. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 14 - Sep 11, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,000
Off Season
Sep 12 - Dec 18, 2016
7 night min stay

$625
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$625

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

About the owner: John is a retired corporate librarian now active locally at Roeliff Jansen Community Library. He and his wife, Claudia, raised two sons in New York City.

Why the Owner Chose Hillsdale, NY, USA:
We bought his property in 2005 for it's idyllic setting. The way the house sat on the site with the land rising in the back from floor level was particularly attractive. The house felt perfectly integrated with the land. There was a 100 foot long peony bed. (We fill the house and cottage with peonies beginning of June - What could be more luxurious?) The pool was there surrounded by trees and meadow but without the stone steps, the rail fence and hydrangeas. And the location between three great small towns was unbelievable. But both the house and barn were in bad shape. The simple 1910 house had been added on to four times by previous owners and the floor of the old small barn was caving in. There was an asphalt parking pad in the backyard. We totally rebuilt both structures, keeping the original foot prints but removing walls to make spaces more open plan in feel. The landscaping has also been completely redone, with added stone work, an enlarged vegetable garden, more trees in the orchard and about nine perennial beds.


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Speaks: english, french, italian

 

Photos

  • Tree farm a short walk down the road

    Tree farm a short walk down the road

  • Take a walk in the adjacent Audubon preserve.

    Take a walk in the adjacent Audubon preserve.

  • The stream next to the cottage runs 6 to 8 months a year.

    The stream next to the cottage runs 6 to 8 months a year.

  • Take a morning walk in nearby Roe Jan Park

    Take a morning walk in nearby Roe Jan Park

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, french, italian
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