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Romantic + historic artist’s cottage in private woods ~ wake up to birdsong!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Glenford - 2-BR: Romantic Storybook Cottage

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Treat yourself to a romantic getaway, personal retreat or creative sabbatical in your own private storybook cottage nestled in a 5-acre forest in Woodstock, the famous “colony of the arts” and cultural hub of the Catskills! This historic Woodstock hand-built house was the home of the legendary film director, Preston Sturges ~ as well as many other well-known artists and musicians. It features a spacious great room with a cathedral ceiling, 2-story north-light windows, a massive stone fireplace (open during the winter only), and 2 sets of French doors that open onto a blue stone patio overlooking a fern glade and deep pine forest. Stretch out on the queen bed with a pillow-top mattress and luxury linens in the quaint bedroom with cottage-style casement windows. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets, and wake up to birdsong! Climb an open stairway to a private writer’s office, as well as a loft space with a foldout futon couch and balcony overlooking the great room. There’s a second writer’s office on the first floor, with an arched Palladian window and forest views. Prepare snacks and meals in your well-equipped country kitchen, and serve them at the farm table next to a wall of glass, or on the patio surrounded by gardens. Cozy up to a fire in the stone fireplace in the winter, and watch the snow settle on the branches outside and transform the woods into a magical wonderland. This charming cottage in an idyllic setting is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or creative retreat. Make the Sturges’ cottage your home for a weekend, week, month or season, and let it inspire and uplift you throughout the year!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Judy Atwood
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Romantic + historic artist’s cottage in private woods ~ wake up to birdsong!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Lovely Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is indeed a magical property, with a lovely historic home on beautiful grounds. All amenities were perfect and the house is well managed. Communication is easy and can't think of a more lovely place to spend time in the countryside. Hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey
5

Cozy, Quaint, Quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away from the hustle & bustle of urban life. Quiet, clean, delightfully charming. You couldn't ask for more, if you're searching for a place away from it all, but with downtown Woodstock a 2 minute drive away. Highly recommended if you're searching for peace & quiet, and a downtown bustling with art & artists.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect, private, tastefully decorated, romantic dream cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is even more beautiful than i imagined it to be!!!! Really like it is plugged out of a dream. Light, full of history with a lot of character, clean, beautiful surrounded gardens and a lot of nooks to explore!

Me and my husband had an amazing 4 nights and if we are traveling back to the area in the future (which i hope) we would definitely rent this amazing place again!

Judy the property manager was wonderful and we want to thank her for helping make our holiday amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia, Pa.
5

Perfect Labor Day Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at the cottage. It's tucked away in the woods, but so close to the village. If you're looking for a home with lots of charm and character, this is the place! We enjoyed walking through the village, shopping and the restaurants. Tinker Taco Lab is a cool little joint, and it's right by Peace, Love and Cupcakes which we visited more than once! Stopped at Woodstock Meats and got some nice steaks to grill back at the cottage. There's a grocery store and wine and spirits shop within minutes which was very convenient. Everything went smoothly from booking to arrival and checkout. We had the perfect relaxing weekend we were hoping for!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great weekend spot

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as charming and great as advertised. My wife and I came up for the weekend and had a great time. The very nice and reliable property manager called us ahead of time to give us all the relevant details and made some special arrangements for us, including pulling the gas grill out of storage for us given unseasonably warm winter weather. Very clean and nice inside. Great distance from Woodstock -- very convenient, but the property is very private and quiet. We'd definitely come back for another weekend in the future. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a fantastic experience.

We were looking for a romantic weekend getaway, and this location couldn't have been more perfect. Tucked away in the woods, the cottage immediately felt like home. Everything was exceptionally clean and well-equipped for a weekend away. Communication with both Judy and Jill prompt, polite, and informative, beginning with my request to book, all the way through to her kind note after our stay. The fireplace was amazing, as was the stone patio around back, overlooking a wooded gully (perfect for enjoying morning coffee). The proximity to Tinker Street made it a quick ride to soak up the music, food, and art culture of Woodstock, and the country-style kitchen had everything we needed to cook for when we decided to stay in and listen to some vinyl (a very nice touch). We will absolutely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Rhinecliff, N.Y.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
NY Thruway
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Glenford, Catskills

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/New Year's
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£766
for 3 nights
From
£228
£1,448
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Martin Luther King, Jr's Bday
13 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£704
for 3 nights
From
£207
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Valentine's/Presidents' Day
10 Feb 2017 - 14 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£704
for 3 nights
From
£207
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£455
for 2 nights
From
£186
From
£207
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,283
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£766
for 3 nights
From
£228
£1,448
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£414
for 2 nights
From
£166
From
£186
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £79 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £236
Tax Rate 5.0%

SURCHARGE: Please note that rates are for 2 people. Please add $25/night for each additional person (4 max).

WINTER SEASONAL RENTALS (January 1-April 30):
1-3 months: $2750/month, including utilities
3 months or more: $1995/month, plus utilities

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Glenford in Catskills

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Although the cottage is ideal for two people, it can accommodate a second couple (or single) in the fold-out futon couch in the loft space.

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