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Pet-friendly Waterfront Lake Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,125 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

Waterfront house available year round on clean, quiet, unspoiled, spring-fed private ASHFORD LAKE. Wall of windows in living area. Not crowded, very peaceful. Beautiful place to think and relax at any time of year. Fall foliage especially nice.

Sleeps up to 7 people - 1 queen bed, bunkbeds, 2 full-size futons, 1 futon chair

WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. Access the network from anywhere inside, and some places outside, the cottage. Stay in touch while you vacation!

Keywords: Cottage, lakefront, lake, pets, waterfront, fishing, swimming, Quiet Corner, UCONN

More Details

Owner
Janet
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Janet

We have travelled all around the country over the years, but the best times have always been spent with family and friends at our places in Connecticut and Florida. Cherished memories have been made there and we are so happy to be able to share our homes with our guests so that they can do the same.

Janet purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Janet chose Connecticut

For as long as I can remember, my dream was to wake up, get a cup of coffee, and walk to the water's edge. We searched and searched for a quiet private lake near our home in Connecticut and came upon this one. It was perfect. Ashford Lake is clean and peaceful. We can see the sunrise every morning. I can't tell you the amount of wildlife I've seen - herons, ducks, geese, and a great surprise - 2 muskrats floating on their backs enjoying the early morning sun, right in front of the cottage! Over the years we have enjoyed 4th of July fireworks, had family picnics, caught a 12-inch bass, gazed in awe at the beautiful fall foliage, and watched an impromptu kids ice hockey game on the frozen lake in a snowstorm in January!

What makes this cottage unique

More than anything, we enjoy having this special lakefront cottage all to ourselves when we are there. It is secluded, but within less than an hour's drive of many things to do, and if you live in Connecticut, probably close enough to run back to your office if need be, while the rest of the family enjoys the outdoors! Swimming, fishing, star-gazing, games on the lawn, hiking on our dirt roads and nearby trails, visiting nearby UCONN, the antique shops of CT, the Woodstock and Brooklyn Fairs, listening to live music at The Vanilla Bean cafe... There is so much to do, but on the flip side, you can just relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We cam back to CT to be with our very ill mother. She was too ill to enjoy the

cabin with us, however, my sister and I enjoyed it very much. It is a great

cottage and was extremely clean. We were pleasantly surprised at how

wonderful it was here.



Thank you,



Cheryl and Sheila



(Homeowner's note: From our in-cottage guestbook)
Oct 2005
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Bradley International Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Woodstock Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-84
Nearest Restaurant
3.4 Miles
Midway Restaurant & Lounge
Car: necessary

Located on clean, quiet, uncrowded Ashford Lake (not Lake Chaffee). In the Heart of Northeast Connecticut's antique Area, minutes to Putnam, Woodstock, one-half hour from Sturbridge/Brimfield, ten minutes to University of Connecticut [UCONN], just down the road from Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Bass Fishing, Canoeing, Excellent Golf Courses and Restaurants nearby, 50 minutes from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos

Amenities

Ashford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1125 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Standard bath with sink, toilet, tub/shower combo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large master bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , 2nd bedroom has a set of bunk beds & dresser.
    Living Area Futons - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living area has 2 full-sized futons & 1 single futon chair
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable queen bed in the master bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 full-sized futons and 1 single-sized futon in the main living room area, Bunk Beds (1) 1 bunk bed in the second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, DVD/VCR

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Pet-friendly Waterfront Lake Cottage
average rating of 4.48 based on 85 reviews
4

Nice view of the lake.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Ashford which is in a rural area of Connecticut. It was quiet which is the way we like it. The wide view of the lake from the large open area of the cottage is very nice.

The cottage is well equipped and there's a good gas grill which we utilized. That leads us into the only negative during our stay. The first night we were there the gas for the kitchen stove ran out. We called the owners who responded immediately by contacting the gas supplier. Between the microwave and the gas grill with the side burner we were okay until the gas arrived Monday morning.

All in all it was a good stay. We would have no problem staying there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newington, ct
4

Great place for a getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great place not too far, but far enough away from all the hustle. Great amenities, most everything thought of. Once the road construction settles, it will be an amazingly quiet place! Even with the intermittent noise, it's still worth going if you like a nice cottage at a peaceful lake! Thanks Janet for sharing a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall River
5

A Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, cozy cottage, Stunning view, well stocked with linens, dishes... everything we needed!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

We loved it at your house Janet. The only problem we had was the grill wouldn't light. But other than that we had a blast. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very quiet

  • 4 of 5

Cozy and comfortable

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and bright

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! We hope to be back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Refundable damage deposit $200

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