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Originally built by a stonecutter in 1840, Apple Cottage, completely renovated in 2015, is a charming historic home in the orchard of a working organic farm. The farmers/ hosts like to provide you with farm fresh eggs and berries in season. Comfortable, thoughtful amenities include pillow top mattresses, smart TV, wireless, jet tub, floor heat in bathrooms, a boot room for skis and bikes which includes a laundry; Views from every window. Chef's kitchen with walk-through pantry to dining for 12, electric (no-fuss) fireplace in charming living room that opens onto enormous deck. 3 Suites each with a full bath and one with a luxurious jet tub. We love when our guests walk, snowshoe or cross country ski the farm trails and lanes.
The Wolfe family has been farming in south Berkshire County since 1808 and on Wolfe Spring Farm since 2006. We are committed to stewarding the land and protecting the environment. We have raised four fabulous kids - a farmer, an electrician and two college students. We live in a solar-powered house behind the barns - close enough if you need us but out of sight.
June Wolfe purchased this farmhouse in 2006
Apple Cottage was built in 1840 by a local stonecutter who quarried marble nearby. (the fireplace mantel used to be part of the foundation). It has been owned by many local families. It is now protected by an Agricultural protection restriction. It is beautiful with great walks and views everywhere. Close enough to all the Berkshires has to offer but quiet and private.
This quiet well-appointed home sits at the entrance of a 54 acre farm on a country road. The original builder wisely situated it in the lee of a hill, so it is cool in summer (has air conditioning just in case) and sheltered from wind in the winter. It looks at the knoll to the north, the cliffs and a meadow to the east, orchard and pasture to the south and a sunset (from the deck or sunset deck) to the west. Rural and quiet, yet not far from anything and two hours from New York City.
June and Jim are generous, dear owners! Their beautiful farm home was so comfortable, cozy and beautiful! We loved the lovely antiques, the history, the fresh eggs, and everything else. It was raining like crazy on our 1st night, but we were soooo warm and cozy with their beautiful fireplace and fabulous bedding! We only had 2 nights but we all slept like logs! We live in Indiana and drove up for our daughter's 31st birthday. She is a New Yorker (now) and loved everything! June and Jim have the kitchen equipped with eggs, muffins, coffee, milk, cream, butter, bananas and a very well stocked pantry with staples. We didn't know this and shopped before we arrived. Don't do this! I felt bad about all the food we left + the fresh eggs (they have chickens!) . It was only me, hubby and daughter on night 1. My daughter had one of her girlfriends on night 2. She slept on a lovely day bed. We could easily bring our boys and daughter in law next time, have plenty of room and have a blast! Just lovely and perfect! Thank you both so very much!
My family of four, with twin ten year old girls, and my in-law's family of four, with a sixteen year old girl and a four year old boy, enjoyed a marvelous and memorable week at the Apple Cottage on Wolfe's Spring Farm in Sheffield. The cottage is a beautiful specimen of a style we might call Rural New England Sublime. Spacious and well-appointed, it brims with thoughtful architectural details that carry an understated but unmistakable rustic theme anchored by the use of vintage distressed wood harvested from a local barn. Photographs cannot quite capture the wonder of the house, the feel of it coming from the thematic wholeness of the structure and the sublime way it blends into the surrounding farm landscape and expresses the values and personalities of its owners. June and Jim are lovely people and exemplary hosts. It's clear they love the place they live and the work they do and they take pleasure in sharing their property and lifestyle with their guests. The children in our families loved helping out with the morning farm chores (an optional but highly recommended experience), culminating in the delivery of fresh eggs to the breakfast table. June and Jim are unobtrusive but always available to answer any question and meet any need. They prepare the cottage with special touches of the kind one associates with an upscale boutique hotel. They encourage their visitors to take full avail of the wide range of Berkshire experiences and they help them to do it -- in some cases, as for us with a canoe trip, extending themselves in truly extraordinary ways. I grew up in nearby Lenox and pride myself on knowing the ins and outs of the area (not just the world-famous cultural institutions but the local dives and secret swimming holes), but I have nothing in this regard on June and Jim and must defer to their superior knowledge of the southern part of the county. It is splendid territory, Sheffield and the surrounding villages, sitting within close range of legendarily tourist-friendly towns like Great Barrington, Stockbridge, and Lenox, but more authentic in their continued connection to the agricultural roots of the area and populated by no-nonsense but warm and hospitable townsfolk. We thank June and Jim and look forward to returning for years to come.
There were 7 of us sharing this charming house. It was well appointed and comfortable inside and out. Our hosts, June and Jim, were gracious and informative. They provided fresh eggs from the hen houses every day! We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend it for family reunions or other groups who want to get together in comfort.
Our stay at Apple Cottage was just what we hoped for. Our group of 7 women who are old friends have a new summer reunion every year. This year we wanted to explore the Berkshires. From June's cottage we were able to hike, go to museums and wonderful restaurants. We loved the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington! The inn itself was clean and well maintained. We had plenty of room to relax and chat together, to enjoy dinner on the porch on a cool evening and cook meals together in a well equipped kitchen. There is plenty of parking and we had a wonderful time together. We would return another summer. Thank you June and Jim for the wonderful customer service before and during our stay.
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My family - with ages ranging from boomers to toddlers - was in Sheffield for a wedding and was lucky enough to be directed to Apple Cottage by some local relatives. What a gift! The long weekend stay on June and Jim's farm ended up being a highlight equal to the wedding itself.
The house - recently restored - is beautifully, creatively and generously appointed and decorated. There were seven of us staying there, but it could easily have accommodated a handful more very comfortably. And the house is situated adjacent to an apple orchard with fantastic views of the orchard, the working farm and the surrounding hills from a back porch that spans the entire rear face of the house.
What made the stay most memorable, however was the warmth, generosity and hospitality of the owners, two incredibly hard-working, decent and kind people. They - and their four canine assistants - were unobtrusively present, always ready to answer a question, tell a story or show the children in our family how to pick raspberries off the cane or use an antique apple press to make fresh cider. For our Brooklyn-based kids and grandchildren, the experience of sharing the love of the land and its produce with these fine people made for an unforgettable and delightful visit.
My friend and I were participating in the Berkshire Craft Show and lucky to have found this jewel!
We really never wanted to leave. Comfortable, quiet, beautiful home, and a gracious and accommodating host.
We hope to return next year!
Sheffield is famous for open space and natural attractions. We are 4 miles from Bartholomew's Cobble, the state park with the most naturally diverse species. History buffs will enjoy the Colonel Ashley House, where the decline of slavery began. Your hosts at Wolfe Spring Farm know of all the best swimming holes, waterfalls and cultural attractions in the area.
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