Sparkling Colonial gem on 110 prime Millbrook acres
- English, French, Spanish
About Bartle Bull
Owners Bartle and Claudia Bull are a writer/filmmaker and artist, respectively. After living in Manhattan for the last decade, we have recently moved to Millbrook to give our children a country upbringing in this well-loved area of dairy and beef farms, equestrian estates, orchards, woods, and trout streams.
Bartle Bull purchased this Estate in 2019
Why Bartle Bull chose Dover Plains
This historic house is a true American classic. Among the oldest of the larger houses in Millbrook, it was built in 1780--the high Georgian period, at the very apogee of Anglo-Saxon taste and design. It was the year that the Marquis de Lafayette--a Revolutionary comrade-in-arms of one of my ancestors whose family first acquired this land in a million-acre 17th century land-grant from the Crown--sailed to these shores from France, in his frigate the Hermione.
What makes this Estate unique
1) Built in 1780, this house was entirely renovated only five years ago. It is extremely rare to find a house--in Millbrook, anyway--of this pedigree that feels "modern" inside, with large, open rooms and a freshly built, light-filled feeling. 2) The "footprint" of the greater Millbrook area is perhaps 40 miles across.... and much of the area is well over two hours from NYC even in favorable traffic. Set in the most beautiful and prestigious section of South Millbrook, Tatankaska Farm is only 80 miles from Manhattan's Upper East Side--a ninety minute drive in moderately good conditions, less than that on weekends, and well under two hours with all but very bad City traffic. 3) We are less than 5 miles from the Metro North train station at Dover Plains--a convenient and inexpensive trip from Grand Central or Harlem/125th St. stations on the East Side of Manhattan.
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Swimming pool gates to be kept closed at all times. No children in the pool area without adults present. Thank you.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Classic Millbrook Perfection
This is a truly unique property, carefully restored original details of a 1700 farmhouse. The listing is absolutely right, it felt like staying in a landmark. Plus this layout of this house is really well done. It is traditional with separate rooms but has an open flow to it. I wish I could come here every weekend. The owners were fantastic hosts. It's a permanent residence so it is fully appointed and has the love and care of someone's full time home rather than feeling like an empty rental property. I highly highly recommend this property. Wouldn't change a thing.
Beautiful house and property. Everything available for the perfect, flawless weekend. Thank you!