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Pool, farm, views, all in a beautiful, culturally rich area - this place has it all!


House • Canaan CT United States

    3 Guests  
    1 Bedroom  
    1 Bed  
    1 Bathroom  
    2 Car spaces 
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted

    Simultaneous  
    Non-simultaneous  
    Non-reciprocal  
    Hospitality  

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Listed  May 2021
Views  130

General overview

*currently looking for an exchange (simultaneous or not) where we could go someplace warm in January or February for a week or two. We feel so lucky to live in this area and on this property! It truly is an exceptional place. We live in the main house (an old 1700’s colonial - see listing #9899)) on an 18 acre organic farm and recently converted our barn into a guest apartment which is what is available for exchange. We’d also be willing to do a simultaneous exchange with our house - just get in touch and I’ll send pics. The property is located on a state road with a ‘scenic’ designation (there are beautiful views of the Housatonic River and Litchfield Hills all along the road). We’re just a short drive from several cool little New England towns. People love coming to this area on vacation.. In addition, we’re centrally located from two of the major travel hubs - 2 hours from New York City and 2 1/2 hours to Boston. The apartment has a full kitchen and a large deck with a grill, overlooking the pastures and in ground gunite pool. It’s separated from the main house by a good distance so you’d have plenty of privacy.

The space

The guest apartment is small but has everything you’d need for an extended stay. It has a full kitchen, granite countertops, a queen-size bedroom, and a marble tiled bathroom. It also has a deck which looks out over the pastures and the new gunite pool. The guest apartment is available for non-simultaneous exchanges. We run an organic farm here so we have animals (300 layer hens, a few pigs, a few cows, and a few ducks). We also have a small farm store on site, where we sell our eggs, meats, and local specialty products like Harney Teas and maple syrup.

Guest access

The apartment is located above the barn, so there are 16 steps you’d need to climb to get up to the deck. It’s very private, with its own entrance, parking spots, and the deck can’t really be seen from the rest of the property (only from down in the pasture). In the downstairs area, which you’re also welcome to use, is a 6’x6’ cedar sauna, a grand piano, a foosball table, and a seating area with a large-screen TV. It also has French doors leading out to the blue stone patio with a pergola and Adirondack chairs around a smokeless fire pit.

Notes

We are a farm so you might hear our one rooster from time to time. He’s a pretty laid back fellow though and is usually too busy watching over his flock to pay us humans any attention. We also are located right on a main road, so you’ll hear the cars going by during the day if you’re outside. Everyone around here is pretty much home by 6 PM so nighttime is quiet. We’d love to do an exchange in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, anywhere warm in January or February, or within a few hours of our house (sometimes, as beautiful as it is, we just need a change of scenery)! If you live somewhere else though, please feel free to reach out!

Features

Washer

Washer

Dishwasher

Dishwasher

Clothes dryer

Clothes dryer

Oven

Oven

Microwave

Microwave

Fridge

Fridge

Iron

Iron

Hair dryer

Hair dryer

Heating

Heating

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

TV

TV

WiFi

WiFi

Smoke alarms

Smoke alarms

Bed sheets

Bed sheets

Towels

Towels

Workspace

Workspace

Fireplace

Fireplace

Gym

Gym

Sauna

Sauna

BBQ

BBQ

Pool

Pool

Balcony

Balcony

Garden / yard

Garden / yard

Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Covered porch / verandah

Covered porch / verandah


House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Cat free
    Dog free
    Carpet free
    Smoke free
    Fragrance free
    Low allergen
    Hypoallergenic

Neighbourhood

The area really is great! We’re 20 minutes south of Great Barrington, MA which has so many attractions, including gourmet food and dining, museums, botanical gardens, etc. We’re just a few minutes from the Appalachian Trail and there are numerous other hiking opportunities in the area. There are also lots and lots of little New Englandy towns within half an hour, all with their own character and s attractions. I have a good house book that has tons of suggestions about where to go/eat and what to see/do while here. We have world class fly fishing and also great bass fishing on the Housatonic (just 5 min away). We have rail trails nearby, music venues, wineries, breweries, distilleries, antique shops, art galleries, several ski resorts...honestly, people come here on vacation all of the time because it’s beautiful and there’s so much to see and do.

Getting to my home

The closest airports are Bradley (BDL), Albany (ALB), or Stewart (SWF). They’re all about an hour away. From there you’d need to rent a car. After that, it’s easy. We’re not hard to find. If you’re coming from abroad, you’d want to fly into any of the New York (NYC) airports and rent a car. You could take the metro north railroad all the way up the Hudson Line to Wassaic, but you’d need to arrange for a taxi ride from wassaic to our house (35 min) and then you’d basically need to stay at home the whole time...which is not such a bad thing, considering there’s a pool and sauna and the farm to explore...

Nearest airport

Bradley international. 1 hour 10 min away

Getting around

You’ll need a car if you want to explore all of the things in the local area. We’re 3.5 miles from the nearest town where there’s a brewery, grocery store, shops, etc. Everything else is farther afield, so a car is fairly essential.

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Lara

Falls village, CT USA
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