Tranquil Carriage House and Gardens Set in the Historic Village of South Britain(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2-bedroom, 1500 sf home with modern conveniences and a party room option
The residence features a spacious living room comfortably seating twelve or more in conversation and television viewing areas. The dining room is a step up from the living room with its large window opening out to the open patio and roofed over tea room with views into the open lawns and gardens with its own gazebo. There is a full kitchen with plenty of work space with doorway out to the patio seating eight for drinks or meals overlooking the landscape within the comfort of its hedges and trellises. The second floor is reached by an open stair and consists of a super-sized master bedroom with an adjacent sun room/office area, a second smaller bedroom with two windows, a newly renovated and updated bathroom, and washer/dryer facilities. Most of the furnishings are period pieces from historic homes in the South.
Adjacent to the Residence is a 450-square foot Three-Season Room (April to December) with a profusion of plants, an over-sized fire place, and a wall of glass or screens that opens out to the landscaped gardens. This space is an optional rental that's perfect for parties, meetings, conferences, buffet dinners, and relaxation with its seating for 16 and mammoth fireplace.
Member since: 2014
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Master Bedroom: a 220 sf suite with queen size bed, dressing table, dresser, closet, north and east facing windows. There is also an opening to the Sun Room with a large desk and chair, storage alcove, and south facing window. Second Bedroom: 104 sf that includes queen size bed, dresser, north and west facing windows and a large hall closet with two tier clothes rods and floor to ceiling shelves.. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The property has bird feeders and bird bath but a walk of ten minutes brings you to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. There are many historic buildings open to the public nearby and a Country Store a short distance away. The antique shops in Woodbury - the largest center on the Antiques Trail - are 15 minutes away....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
8 foot x 10 foot kitchen with tile topped sink and its adjacent countertops with continuous cabinets below. 30' x 60' work table with shelves above next to stove. 2 stools for in kitchen breakfasts....moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $65
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $25
Rates are subject to change until booked.
For rental of 1 week or longer electric cost to be assessed and paid based on meter reading and utility rates at check out.
Party/Conference Greenhouse room available for additional hourly or daily rates.
Children under 5 years and pets to be approved prior to arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Litchfield County begins a few miles to the north. There are scenic hills and landscape, and quaint towns to explore at all times of the year - these are the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Jay Carow is an architect who specializes in design of public buildings and restoration/adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and who has lived and taught architecture in the US, Malaysia and Iraq and practiced architecture in Chicago as a principal for nearly forty years. He currently works a few days a week and usually is found in NYC on weekends.
Why the Owner Chose Sandy Hook, Newtown, Connecticut, United States of America:
The property is located the heart of the Village of South Britain with its 22 historic homes, two churches, a 1904 library, 1873 town hall which is now a museum and the last remaining factory of 22 that had been here at the start of the 19th century. Located at the beginning of the Connecticut Antiques Trail and the scenic roads and Towns of Litchfield County. Enjoy exploring the village's history and the many hiking, biking, cross country trails, the area's antique shops and the beauties of the rolling hills and picturesque towns. The location is not only attractive due to its closeness to New York and country setting but also for its conveniences - the modern shopping centers of Southbury are a mile away along a partially paved farm road past barns and cows. There are opportunities for recreational activities of all kinds, including hiking, jogging, biking, skiing, swimming, tennis and golf. The location is 15 miles from both Danbury and Waterbury and a few miles from the beautiful hills and towns of Litchfield County. All three places have ongoing cultural events and noteworthy historic landmarks.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The two acres of landscape, gardens, orchard and woods are wonderful with their seasonal changing of light and colors. View them from large windows of the Coach House Residence and the Greenhouse Meeting/Party Room. Enjoy them from the two patios and the gazebo set in the landscape.
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living and dining rooms
View from living room towards television area
television alcove sofa and stairs to second floor
dining room with window to the landscape
kichen counter with seating
The lawns and gazebo on a late afternoon in May
master bedro om with view toward sun room
Greenhouse room seating sixteen or more
Your host dozing before the fire in the greenhouse room.
another view of the lawns, landscaping and gazebo
Living room seating area
Living room with dining room in background.
kitchen with door and window views to patio and gardens
Sun room with desk and dresser.
Newly renovated bath room.
Greenhouse room upper level has more seating and buffet table.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, January 13, 2017
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