Set in the historic hamlet of Barrytown, this originally 1870s former Parish House was recently acquired and tastefully remodeled to the highest standard. The house offers 4-5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It is located next to a former church that is part of the property but not rented, in 3 acres of park-like gardens that include an elegant large in-ground pool.
The house offers the highest standard in terms of quality, comfort, and taste, and everything is recently remodeled. The dining room/ kitchen is the house's social center, fully equipped for delightful cooking and entertaining to celebrate the amazing local fresh farm food offerings. Adjacent are two comfortable living rooms, equipped with a working fireplace and a modern wood stove. Upstairs is the master bedroom, one large bedroom with two twin beds, a spacious office with two desks and another wood stove, and two beautifully appointed bathrooms. Downstairs and separated by a small hallway is the guest apartment with 2 additional bedrooms, a living room (that can also serve as additional bedroom), bathroom, and its own kitchen, ideal for bringing family guests while keeping some privacy. The large back porch is set up for convivial meals looking out onto the beautiful back lawn. A grass terrace offers two comfortable steamer chairs to recline and enjoy the view.
The large tastefully designed in-ground fenced-in pool lies like a little lake in a wooded area in the back of the property. A refreshing and invigorating swim takes you away from it all (available during summer only).
The location of this property cannot be beaten. Barrytown is nestled between the historic Hudson River estates of Clermont, Montgomery Place, Rokeby and Edgewater, an oasis of serene beauty and quiet. Just down scenic River Road, Rhinebeck offers its shops, renowned restaurants, and abundant Sunday farmers' market. The Old Rhinebeck aerodrome features its amazing nostalgic airshow of WWI planes. Red Hook Village is 5 minutes away, offering more shops and award winning dining. Farmstands are 2 minutes away offering delicious local fruits and vegetables (summer and fall). A 5 minute drive takes you to Bard College and its concert hall designed by Frank Gehry, with the renowned Bard Summerscape Festival. Rhinecliff Amtrak train station is a 12 minute drive, connecting to New York Penn Station in just over one and a half hours. Less than 15 minutes across the river, Kingston offers all conventional shopping amenities whenever needed. The Omega Institute is 20 mins away. The FDR Presidential Library and the American Culinary Institute in Hyde Park are a 25 minutes drive. Hudson's antique shops and restaurants are 25 minutes away. The Catskills offer amazing hiking and New Paltz renowned rock climbing. Woodstock is a 25 minutes drive. A wonderful destination in a magical natural setting for all seasons - summer, fall, winter and spring.
Barrytown was sacred grounds to the native Americans who originally lived here. The house lies in absolute quiet, on a dead end, 300 yards from the Hudson River. Take a hike on the Fathers Trail in the morning and watch the stars at night. A visit of the church can be arranged - Jackie Kennedy worshipped here, and John Cage performed many of his compositions.
- Master bedroom: Queen-sized bed
- Bedroom 2: two Twin-sized beds
- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized bed
- Bedroom 4: Two Twin-sized beds
- Bedroom 5 (also used as living room for guest apartment): one Twin-sized bed
All upscale amenities are offered, including wireless internet access, 2 flat screen TVs and DVD players with cable TV, SONOS music system, air conditioning, Nespresso machine, in-unit laundry/ dryer and ironing board, hair blow-dryers, large trampoline, soccer goals.
- No smoking
- No cats, dogs or other animals allowed
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Final cleaning $150 to be paid by guests