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Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna

Anne Mandeville-Long

Member since: 2010
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People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Anne Mandeville-Long

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 April, 2015
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Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Dorset - Twin Birches

4 bedrooms, 1 recreation room with 2 beds, 4 full baths, sleeps 12

An Interior decorator and architect partnered to renovate our charming one story, year-round house in 2009. Living room, kitchen, and family room each have French doors opening to large deck, overlooking swimming pool, landscaped gardens and stunning view of Mother Myrick Mountain. Open kitchen with Danby Mountain marble counter tops and custom-built cabinets with hand-hewn maple floors is equipped with gas stove and large refrigerator. Stone wood-burning fireplace in living room and gas fireplace in family room, both with comfy seating, have TVs and DVD players. Sunlit, airy master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows and cathedral ceiling is attached to large master bathroom. Recreation room includes electric, cedar-lined sauna, ping pong table, board games, puzzles and books. Wheelchair accessible, 'Twin Birches' is surrounded by 100 acres of privately owned preserve with gorgeous walking/cross country trails--secluded yet only 10 minutes to Manchester. Be sure to check out our virtual tour of Twin Birches, experience what it is like to be inside. You will find the link at the very bottom of this page.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Anne Mandeville-Long (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 April, 2015

About Anne Mandeville-Long

Twin Birches has been a part of family gatherings and romantic getaways for 20 years. We celebrated my mother's 80th birthday with siblings, spouses and grand children from up and down east coast and as far away as London. All 29 of us sat at tables set up in the family room. When the house is bursting with family during the winter holidays, my mother loves to hear the plow on early snowy mornings knowing that some will be off to the mountain and others will stay behind to sit by the fire and read a good book. In the summer she likes to hear children splashing in the pool and waits to hear about adventures of hiking in Merck forest or the trouble people get into shopping in the discount stores in Manchester...Armani, Crew, Theory, etc.

Anne Mandeville-Long purchased this house in 2002

Why Anne Mandeville-Long chose Dorset

My parents were excited to buy property in the Battenkill Valley because my father came here as a boy to visit his uncle, Horace Brown, a famous Vermont artist and a founder of the Southern Vermont Art Center, and to play golf with his father and 2 brothers while staying at the Equinox Hotel. Come share the fun, make new memories and love it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Places to go, things to do and see 15-30 minutes from Twin Birches

All Year-Round: Bromely Mountain, Stratton Mountain, Magic Mountain, Hildene, Southern Vermont Art Center, Northshire Bookstore and Cafe, Equinox Hotel and Spa, Dorset Inn and Tavern, Merck Forest, Outlet Shopping

Seasonal: Skiing, skating, cross country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, swimming at quarry, Dorset Playhouse, Manchester Music Festival, Annual Vermont Horse Show, Gleneagles Golf, Manchester Golf, Battenkill River fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own blueberries, apples, pumpkins, foliaging, antiquing, hiking, biking

Fall: Enjoying foliage, antiquing, Farmer's Markets, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins, hiking, biking

Your-Own blueberries, biking

Fall: Enjoying foliage, antiquing, biking, hiking, Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins

Be sure to check out our virtual tour of Twin Birches. Experience what it is like to be inside. You will find the link at the very bottom of this page.

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People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Private year-round mountain view house with pool and sauna
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Wonderful Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend at Twin Birches! The house is beautiful, cozy and bright - just perfect for family togetherness and relaxation. It is clear that this home is well-loved and thoughtfully maintained. We cannot wait to return! Thank you, Anne for a fantastic experience!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome home, great weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous, we had an amazing time. Anne was a pleasure to speak with and very helpful. We will def. Be staying here again. Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful ski weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Twin Birches to be near other friends and ski at Stratton. Very close to Manchester as well. Our hosts were wonderfully helpful, the house was spacious and had everything we needed. We had a great stay, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, John. Please return when you can… perhaps this summer when you can swim in our lovely pool. And the Dorset Quarry just up the road from us! Best, Anne
5

Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing, it can easily fit 10 people. Nearly everything needed is in the house. The view from the terrace is amazing too. The house is also within 10 min drive to the town center where all the restaurants, supermarkets and factory outlets are.

The only thing which was a bit inconvenient was that the house keeper was hard to reach by his pager, so when we had problems we just contacted Anne directly instead. Anne responded to our messages very promptly and has been extremely helpful during our entire stay. So despite of this, the place is still a FIVE STAR.

Overall it is a great place to stay and we hope to visit here again =)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. Just a follow-up about contacting our caretaker. Next time, try texting David's cell. He is normally VERY responsive and extremely helpful as a local source of all information and a jack-of-all trades... we are so lucky to have him help us! Thanks and please return. Twin Birches loves to have guests enjoying her! Anne
5

just lovely

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for a family (or two) looking to get away. The location is fantastic - off the main roads and completely private but close to all the restaurants and activities in Dorset, Manchester and the surrounding area. The house is charming and the deck, yard, pool and surrounding woods make it feel that much larger. The house was clean and well tended to. The owner and property manager where available if needed but also made us feel the place was ours for our stay. We're hoping to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

It exceed are expectations

  • 5 of 5

The description was very accurate, many extras beyond description for condiments and glassware.

Very clean all bedding and towels fresh and clean.

The owner was exceptionally helpful in setting up our accommodations. Including help from her maintenance cleaning the pool everyday and outside clean up.

I highly recommend this family property, we felt very comfortable lots space with many gathering places including a spacious deck with a great view of the Green Mountains.

It is 4 miles to Manchester, great shopping, played golf and drinks at the Equinox Hotel and resort, neat place. Two miles from Dorset where the family wedding activities where held at Dorset Inn and Fairly House both highly recommended It could not have been more convenient.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! I'll pass it along to my parents who will love to know that guests are enjoying the home in which they have invested so much love and care.

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Rutland, VT
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Dorset Inn
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Stratton Mt
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Brattleboro
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bromley
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

From $500 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Dorset, Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning $150.00
Property Damage Protection $59.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dorset in Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd Master
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Off Rec room with sauna attached
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , spectacular view, high ceiling, multiple windows, sunny
    2nd Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , quaint, wood paneled
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Recreation room with ping pong and 2 single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed , Bunk room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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