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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Pomfret - Little House

House, 3 Bedrooms (3 beds) 1 Bath, (Sleeps Maximum of 4)

The Little House at Jericho is an early American farmhouse located on the Abington side of Pomfret, Connecticut, in a secluded storybook location on 145 acres of preserved land adjacent to the Airline Trail, the Wolf Den State Forest, Mashomoquet State Park and the New England Forestry Foundation's Chase Kimball Memorial Forest. The site is ideal for bird-watching from the deck over-looking the pond or at the Audubon Society's Grasslands preserved sanctuary nearby, for long walks in the woods, cross-country skiing, fishing, or just for a place to get away from it all. Use of the tennis court is allowed, but hunting is strictly prohibited, as is use of any off-road vehicles. It is ideal for an artist or author's retreat.

The Little House has been lovingly preserved by eight generations of the same family who have lived at Jericho since 1814. This antique house has one large downstairs and two small upstairs bedrooms, a spacious living/dining room with a huge granite fireplace, and can sleep up to four people comfortably. Furnished with period country antiques, guests feel transported into the 18th century, until they slide back a door to find a modern kitchen with a view over an orchard and pond from a large deck, and a newly updated bathroom.

Jericho is situated close to Hyde, Pomfret and Rectory Schools, as well as the numerous scenic drives, destination restaurants, antique stores and boutiques in Windham County. This historic little house is nestled in the forest, far from the stress of daily life, but only a short drive from Old Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport. It is also less than an hour's drive from Hartford, Providence and Worcester and only a 20 minute drive from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Boston is 90 miles Northeast and New York City 150 miles Southwest.

Keywords: cottage, little house, historic farmhouse, antique house, secluded getaway

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
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After a career as an international civil servant, I retired in 2011 to the farmhouse where I spent summers as a child and with my own children and have restored the guesthouse behind my house. The 'Little House' is an 18th century farmhouse where my great-grandfather was born in 1823 and it has been occupied by the same family for seven generations. The bathroom is entirely new, as is the expansive deck on the back, but the rest is the original house, wide pine floorboards that originally came from a Congregational church nearby (when my parents did the first restoration in 1952) a huge fireplace, exposed beams and a warm cozy atmosphere.

The Owner purchased this house in 1814

The Quiet Corner of Connecticut is a delightful area, unspoiled and rural, but only a short drive to Boston, Providence, Hartford and Worcester. Pomfret is a particularly pretty town with a great deal of preserved woodland in a region with a wealth of historical significance. For anyone interested in American history, wildlife and bird-watching, this area has great appeal and is central for day trips to all of Southern New England's attractions

I love the solitude in this secluded location. The deer feel safe here, and people tend to want to return to this peaceful sanctuary, where wildlife abound. Like most of New England, the weather and the seasons are always changing and bringing new surprises. What I like to do most is walk in the woods, or just sit and read in the serenity of Jericho

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Little House in the Big Woods
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Little House in the Big Woods
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390767vb
860-961-4607
Pomfret Eastern Connecticut
Hanson ma
5

FROM HANSON MA

  • 5 out of 5
Enjoyed stay very much, Landlady took us on walk thought woods on arrival- beautiful country. House very clean and well cared for,lovingly restored beautifully furnished with antiques. Near CT wine trail.Deck lovely,looking into woods,relaxing.Landlady very amiable but not intrusive made us feel very welcome. Dog also very welcoming, a joy..
  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joan. It was a pleasure to have you here for the weekend and I hope you will return, or that we will meet again, perhaps at the UNAGB events.
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Little House in the Big Woods
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390767vb
860-961-4607
Pomfret Eastern Connecticut
Portland, Maine
5

WE'D GO BACK TOMORROW.

We'd go back tomorrow.
  • 5 out of 5
My daughter and I who drove down from our home in Maine to attend a wedding loved this place. Very 18th century homey with what you would expect updated done above and beyond. We had a great time exploring the pond, the barn and a path which goes on forever and just sitting on the deck listening to birds. Lovely owner and very friendly little dog. All very comfy and relaxing. We'd go back a second.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Little House in the Big Woods
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390767vb
860-961-4607
Pomfret Eastern Connecticut
Orcas, WA
5

HISTORIC GEM WITH COMFORTABLE BEDS

  • 5 out of 5
What a charming little house! It is 200 years old with many original furnishings, really an historic gem set on 144 acres of beautiful nature with a creek running through. The property has been in the family for 200 years and the Little House has been treated with great sensitivity regarding original historic details. We thought we had stepped back in time.

The cottage was very clean and well supplied with luxury spa products and an abundance of gourmet items in the kitchen. It felt very welcoming. The beds were excellent. Not only did we have a wedding in the area, we also had a small family reunion at the Little House. It was perfect and we will all remember what a good time we had. This is a very special place.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to meet this Family and I am delighted that they enjoyed their stay. Hope you come back! Warm regards, E and H
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Little House in the Big Woods
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390767vb
860-961-4607
Pomfret Eastern Connecticut
New York, NY
4

CHARMING HOUSE WITH LOTS OF CHARACTER AND GENUINE NEW ENGLAND FEEL

  • 4 out of 5
My friends and I stayed at this house a few days before my wedding and loved the New England charm of the house and its natural setting. The property is very well kept and your stay will feel more like a bed and breakfast with a steadfast inn keeper checking in on you. The unique part of this property is that the owner also lives on the large, pond-side lot. In fact, her door is but a few feet aways from yours. If you are in need, she is right there to service you.

The house is definitely a great find!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This review sounds as if I was hovering all the time and that the houses are too close, when in fact the houses are completely separate and I was away for most of the weekend, only there to let the guests in on Thursday evening, explain how things work, and make sure that they had everything they needed. I returned late on Sunday morning, after the bridal party's departure, though some of them returned later to pick up some wedding supplies/beverages that had been left behind. I was a bit disappointed that the bride had not told me in advance that she was coming for her own wedding, that she would be bringing five people (more than the house accommodates comfortably), moving furniture, assembling goody-bags for the large wedding, needing to borrow an air mattress (and additional linens), that everyone would need to be supplied with new toothbrushes, and that she and her fiance would be bringing a large Penske moving van/truck to drive over the lawn, etc. I wondered if they were going to leave with the entire contents of the house in the van! It would have been much better to have discussed the bride's special needs in advance. It also would have been nice if the guests had made an attempt to put things back as they had found them. However, I do not believe that there was any serious damage and I was thrilled to learn, on her arrival, that the bride had chosen to stay at the Little House for the weekend of her wedding at Tyrone Farm. I am glad that the wedding party enjoyed themselves and wish the young couple a lifetime of happiness.
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Little House in the Big Woods
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390767vb
860-961-4607
Pomfret Eastern Connecticut
5

GREAT WEEKEND HOUSE

  • 5 out of 5
We were in town for a wedding and opted to rent Little House rather than stay in a hotel. We are so happy we made this decision. The owner was very helpful and gracious. The Little House was clean and comfortable, with loads of bath products for our convenience. There is a wonderful pond in the back with lily pads and frogs. So serene. The house is also filled with original historic details from the 1800's, which were also fun. The property is very peaceful and secluded, so do not forget to bring a car.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Little House in the Big Woods
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390767vb
860-961-4607
Pomfret Eastern Connecticut
New York, NY
5

A WONDERFUL STAY IN THIS GREAT LITTLE HOUSE

  • 5 out of 5
We had such a great time at the Little House. My girlfriend and I rented this adorable little place with one of our good friends while attending a wedding in nearby Woodstock, CT. We had a very pleasant experience here that was far more unique and peaceful than staying at a nearby chain hotel.

The listing description was very accurate; this is an old house that has been updated to accommodate modern travelers, but with authentic furniture and antique architectural details. The Little House now has a lovely modern porch on which you can sunbathe, have a cocktail with friends, or just appreciate the quite nearby pond. Inside a washer/dryer, a/c unit, and remodeled bathroom give you all the creature comforts.

Everything was clean and there were fresh linens and towels provided. The owner was very helpful with directions as well as questions regarding the house. If friends or relatives were travelling in the area I would definitely recommend this as an alternative to a hotel. So much more fun!

Check out the Tyrone Estate and We-Lik-it Ice Cream (http://welikit.com/) if you come for a visit!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Train
40 Miles
Hartford, New London, Providence or Worcester
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
395
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Golden Lamb, Vanilla Bean
Car: necessary

This is a very secluded location, but under 50 miles to Hartford, Provience, Worcester and New London, 90 miles from Boston

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Property Damage Protection $49

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 Pomfret in Eastern Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , toilet
  • The bathroom is fully stocked with Crabtree and Evelyn la Source products, clean sets of towels for each guest, and a supply of anything you might have forgotten, including a hair dryer, shower cap, toothbrush, etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Double Beds (1) the beds are all antique 18th century ones, and two are 3/4 size, slightly smaller than double beds. The upstairs beds are rope beds with organic custom-made latex/cotton/wool mattresses, reminiscent of the 18th century, but more comfortable. Beds are made up with 100% cotton linens, washed and ironed professionally for each rental
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • library
  • winery tours
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • churches
  • festivals
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • golf
  • skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
There is a tennis court and over 144 acres of preserved woodland, adjacent to the Airline Trail, Mashamoquet State Park, the Wolf Den State Forest and the New England Forestry Foundation Memorial Forest. The Audubon Society's Grassland Bird Conservation Center is also close by, as are a number of destination restaurants (Sharpe Hill Vineyard, the Golden Lamb, the Vanilla Bean, Grill 37, 85 Main, Coriander, etc.). Old Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport are near enough for day trips, in opposite directions and scenic local towns provide many attractions (i.e. Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, antiquing and Bradley Theater in Putnam, Logee's for exotic plants in Danielson, etc)
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