About Benjamin Read
My wife and I live in Wyoming. I grew up on the east coast and spent every summer on the Cape in a version of this house that had not yet been winterized or modernized. My grandparents owned and lived in the house that's on the other side of the turnaround at the end of Hatch Road. It is at this point my sister and I who share ownership of the house and property.
Benjamin Read purchased this House in 1946
Why Benjamin Read chose Truro
The core areas of the house were originally the schoolhouse for children who grew up in South Truro about two miles away. Built in the 1840s from very sturdy and heavy wooden materials, it was moved to its present location in the early 1900s and at first used as a barn for the owners of an agricultural property. Then in the late 1940s it was remodeled into a summer cottage we always and henceforth called The Barn. Its setting is on the edge of an open meadow that's often used by deer, turkeys and coyotes who one occasionally hears at night. The house and setting have often been described as one of the outer Cape's most beautiful for the feeling of serenity, beauty and warmth felt when there.
What makes this House unique
Truro is by far the least developed of the Cape's townships and to this day retains a welcoming rural character. The Atlantic and bay side beaches require parking permits that are only available to those who own properties and those who are renting or staying in motels within the township. Because of this the beaches are not at all crowded, and they are very beautiful. Various trails behind the house can be used to reach remote stretches of the beaches for those who like to walk and explore one's surroundings.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
If more than three beds are used, the cleaning staff has to clean all sheets off site, so a fee of $15 per used bed would apply to cover costs.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Wonderful way to spend time in the Cape
My friends and family thoroughly enjoyed ending our summer at the cape staying in Ben’s house. Equipped with everything we needed including a tennis court we had an amazing time and hope to visit again soon! Highly recommend staying and renting here.
We’ re happy that you could come to the house over the Labor Day weekend. And I am sorry about the towels not being on the beds when you arrived. Being so new to this, please let us know if there’s anything you noticed that would make things at the house more acceptable. Looking ahead, best wishes, Ben
Wonderful private home stay in Truro
We loved staying in this property in Truro -- there was plenty of space and history imbued throughout home and property. The home has everything you need to enjoy your time on the Cape!
Charming house in a lovely pastoral setting. Nice layout for multiple guests with fully stocked kitchen and grill for those that like to cook and enjoy a meal around the large dining room table. Short walk to Truro Center and close to Provincetown and National Seashore beaches. We had a very enjoyable stay.
Thank you James for taking the time to comment on your stay and the house. We're new to Home Away, and are very curious to hear of peoples' impressions. Best wishes, Ben
I had a great family vacation at this house. It is charming and welcoming. We'll try to come back again.