Modern comforts in this gorgeous, passive solar, post and beam house on 50 private acres with a view of the Green Mountain foothills. All season beauty and tranquility; great for family holiday gatherings!
Two huge bedrooms (450 sq ft) and a third medium sized. One of the bedrooms has a king size bed, the two others have queens. There are two and a half bathrooms - one in the master bedroom.
Passive solar house (wood/oil radiant heat) is spacious and warm; new laundry facilities, expansive and well-equipped kitchen, wood floors, large living room/dining room with wood stove and a 34' x 12' deck that looks an amazing view of the Green Mountains.
A third of a mile off a quiet country road with a pond, fire pit, streams, two large vegetable gardens, perennial gardens galore, with awesome hiking trails, lakes and cross country skiing nearby. Field stone fire pit and gas grill for great summer and fall hanging out.
This property has a little of everything. Gorgeous gardens, a pond, streams, great walks in the woods and access to the ultra cool town of Ashfield, MA. A quintessential New England town with great amenities - Elmer's breakfast and lunch (voted best pancakes in New England by Yankee Magazine), the Lake House (a great lunch and dinner place right on Ashfield Lake), Country Pie (the best pizza for 100 miles!) as well as Neighbors (a gas station and convenience store.) So while you'll be out in the woods you're not in the middle of no-where.
Ashfield has a wonderful town beach, town tennis courts (free), and two golf courses. There are well marked town trails in several locations and the DAR State forest just minutes away with swimming, hiking, skiing galore. Ashfield also has the Double Edge Theater, an experimental theater whose performances are immersive events that are physical, lush and dreamlike. Each original performance is created by an ensemble of multi-talented artists and their works are toured nationally and internationally, Minutes from the historic, quaint New England town of Shelburne Falls, MA; 30 minutes from the restaurants, culture and shopping of Northampton, Amherst and Greenfield, MA, forty minutes from Mass MoCA and an hour to the cultural gems of the Berkshires; Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, the Clark Museum, The Mount - Edith Wharton's homestead, etc.
It is also 30 minutes away from the Five Colleges - Smith, Mt Hoyoke, Amherst, Hampshire and UMass/Amherst and all they have to offer. Cultural and educational events and museums including the Smith College Museum of Art, Mead Art Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and the Eric Carle Museum.
Plenty of sports activities year round including rafting, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, down hill skiing, snow shoeing, fishing and swimming. Check out Zoar Outdoor, Berkshire East, Stump Sprouts, Notchview Nordic skiing for more information.
Dozens of nearby farm stands sell locally grown and produced products including maple syrup, grass fed beef, hard cider, eggs, fruit, honey, yoghurt and raw milk, eggs, vegetables and flowers
Only two hours from Boston; three and a half hours from NYC. DSL and cellphone coverage!
The owner is on the premises in a studio apartment above the garage but keeps a very low profile.
Room type: Entire home/apt
Beds: 3 - one King, two Queens
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $120
Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Country: United States
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)