Enter 40 acre Orchard Manor through a private gate leading to the magnificent rolling hills of East Lyme and drive up to your 19 room custom built dream estate. The home is designed for extravagant living and entertaining. The expansive views, tennis courts, private heated pool, and grand interior create the perfect New England backdrop for making lasting memories, your next business retreat, and tieing the knot. Invite a private chef to cook dinner and dine in the charming oversized barn, walk through the orchard and find the perfect apples and peaches for making pies and jam, or work up a sweat on the tennis court.
This mint condition, five Bedroom home has an open floor plan with high ceilings, family room with a dramatic oversize stone fireplace, and a cathedral ceiling. Another large stone patio has a fireplace, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining that overlooks the lawn, beautiful gardens and the spectacular views of the rolling Lyme hills.
In terms of location this home has it all with a short drive to the beach, Mystic (where the Mystic Seaport and Aquarium are located in addition to "Mystic Pizza"), Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos (with great concert and comedy show venues), Niantic beach, Downtown Old Saybrook, local farmers markets, and much more. Two hours North will bring you into Boston, 2 hours South will bring you into New York City.
Kitchen- The kitchen sits 8 at the long, granite hightop counter. The "professional grade'' bar is made of rich cherry wood. A formal Dining room with corner built-ins, has a double height ceiling and a large arch window. Informal dining, is in an alcove with floor to ceiling windows and French doors that access the West facing patio. The kitchen is adjacent to the formal dining room and overlooks the large common family room. The layout is ideal for entertaining large groups and overlooks the family room, and exterior through glass doors and windows onto the terrace. The kitchen is well stocked with the cookware and tools necessary to prepare food, plates and silverware for maximum occupancy, a blender, coffee maker, Keurig, pots and pans, spices, glassware, waffle maker, espresso maker, plastic ware, a magic bullet, dishwasher and state of the art stainless steel appliances. Please note that there is a kitchen in the pool house and an additional kitchen on the second floor.
Bedrooms- This exquisite master suite represents true New England style with nods to the sea and peaceful countryside. The spacious bedroom has a King Mattress, and glass doors that open up to the terrace and provide expansive views. The two guest bedrooms on the second floor and the landing with two twin beds share a full kitchen and family room complete with a flat screen and ample sitting space and a breakfast bar. The remaining two bedrooms both have full beds.
Bathrooms- The master suite is designed with two private his and hers toilets, a steam shower, large jacuzzi tub and elegant makeup vanity. All bedrooms are complete with a flat screen television and cable package. The upstairs two-bedroom suite has a jack and Jill, shared bathroom with dual vanity sinks and a glass enclosed rain shower with double shower heads. All bathrooms are spacious and updated for your enjoyment.
Exterior- The heated swimming pool and jacuzzi are available May through Mid-September and the patio sparkles with New England sunshine. The pool house with kitchen and a covered porch are adjacent to the pool and available for use year round. The property is complete with a tennis/basketball court, a picturesque barn, and acres of countryside orchards. Built in grill and propane provided.
Other Amenities- The home has a washer and dryer for your convenience. There is a study tucked out of the way to provide a quiet space to work while away from home. The finished basement has been converted to a game room/ lounge area with a bar, large flat screen, multiple games including foosball, pool, skeeball, ping pong, and an in-home cinema. Cable and WIFI also included.