About the property
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Great views of lawns and gardens from home, patio seating & sky-lighted tea room
This is a charming, two-story home across from the 1835 Congregational Church in historic South Britain and the surrounding foothills at the border of Litchfield County.. It is an easy 75-minutes away from NYC by car and 2 hours by bus.
The two-story carriage house was built in 1795 as part of the main house. The first floor space for the carriage is now a very large living room and adjacent television viewing area (bedroom 3 at night). A kitchen and dining room wing was added with views out to the grounds. The second floor is reached by an open stair. The former hayloft and stable master's quarters are now a super-sized master bedroom, a sun-room office with windows facing 3 directions, a second smaller bedroom, a modern bathroom with shower, and a washer/dryer area.
Adjacent to the Carriage House is a 450 sq. ft. sky-lighted 3-Season Room (April to December) with a profusion of plants, an over-sized fire place, lounge and dining seating, buffet and bar, and views opening to to the lawns and gardens. This space is perfect for parties, meetings, conferences, buffet dinners, even weddings on the lawns. This space, if available, can be rented by the day if you would like to have it.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Jay Carow
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.
Jay Carow purchased this House in 2010
Why Jay Carow chose Sandy Hook
The property is located at 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. Enjoy exploring the village's history and the many opportunities for hiking, biking, cross country jogging, riding horses, playing golf and swimming. The area's nearby antique shops and the beauties of the rolling hills and picturesque towns of Litchfield County are 4-star attractions. There are modern shopping centers a mile or two away that can be reached either along main roads or an uppaved farm road with scenic barns and cows in the pastures. There are opportunities for recreational activities of all kinds, including hiking, jogging, biking, skiing, swimming, tennis and golf. The location is 65 miles, 90 minutes from New York City and 15 mnutes from both Danbury and Waterbury with commercial centers and cultural events. Historic Woodbury founded in 1680 is a neighboring town with numerous historic homes and landmarks.
What makes this House unique
The two acres of landscape, gardens, orchard and woods are wonderful for outdoor gatherings of all kinds. The Gazebo and rented tents can provide shelter in case of rain. The Main House can be added to the rental for more overnight stays and to provide it's 3- season room with fireplace which can accommodate in the 3-season room up to 40 standing and 20 for dining. A buffet table and bar serve guests from the upper level.
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful home, beautiful property, extremely nice host!
First time using this site. We had a great experience! We pulled up to a beautiful home and was greeted by Jay. He is very nice and eager to help. The home is warm and inviting. It is close to so many cool places, hiking trails, antique shops, markets, and more! Wonderful stay. I Would love to stay again.
Alex and her husband were wonderful guests and are now new found friends. We shared glasses of wine .after taking them on my tour of the main 1795 house which is basically unchanged since it was built except for new kitchen and baths and a skylight over what had been the open summer kitchen with its huge cooking fireplace.
We needed a weekend off and this was the perfect place. It is not to far from anything in Connecticut while being nice and quiet. The carriage house is well kept and pretty. The owner is gracious and kind. Enjoy your stay!
Very comfortable and lovely property.We were there for a month
The carriage house is part of a historical property. The inside has been renovated and is good for both a short or long stay. Jay, our host, was friendly and helpful with our questions.
Lovely home with charm!
Thank you for opening your home to me and my family! We enjoyed being together and meeting up with other family in the area. The accommodations were welcoming and comfortable! We will definitely look to stay at your home the next time we are in the area!
I really enjoyed my stay in this quaint yet spacious historic carriage house.Jay the owner/manager who lives in the main house was most welcoming and helpful.the fauna and flora were awesome and jay tends to a beautiful vegetable and flower garden.it is my choice to stay next time i am in the area.
A great home for a short or long stay!
My family stayed as we were visiting the area. The property is clean, well kept and Jay is a terrific host. The property and area are typical colonial New England. You can't go wrong.
There are two roads to the Main Street of Southbury both cross the Pomeraug River. South Britain Road is the simplest way following along the river. The scenic way is through scenic dairy and fodder farms along a partially dirt road used by many joggers and hikers. Trails branch off this road into the hills or down to the distant river and its woods. As the road nears its end it passes through woods and crosses the river to reach the busy center of town. Woodbury is a few miles away with its earliest historic buildings and the beginning of the Antiques Road. Woodbury is the beginning of Litchfield County with its quaint towns set in the scenic hills and landscape. Each is distinctive in its own way. Explore the many historic buildings, events, main streets with shops and restaurants.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.