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Antique Farmhouse Totally Restored

People16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
16
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 8 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Sheffield - Undermountain Farm

House, 4 Bedrooms + 2Convertible beds, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14) Shepherd Hut

This rambling farmhouse has a balanced mix of meticulous restoration with an eccentric flair. Undermountain Farm is a home carefully designed with warmth and spirit. It also has a unique collection of fascinating antiques and collectibles.

Enjoy cooking in the state-of-the-art kitchen with your only dilemma being where to eat. You might choose the solarium, surrounded by exotic plants and the sun streaming through the glass; or the patio where you might hear the roar of the waterfall which tumbles down the mountain behind the house after a rainfall, or you could try the formal dining room which still has the original Dutch oven from the 18th century. The veranda is a good choice where you can watch the highland cattle in the meadows. Or you may choose the informal dining area and eat in the luminous kitchen delicately accented with orchids. The hand-crafted cabinetry in the kitchen was all made from one maple tree.We recently had a large dinner party for forty people in the breakfast sitting room after we removed the couch and chairs.Tis was the very max I would like to say .With all the downstairs rooms we were able to have hor dourves in the dinning room , a bar in the green house and dancing complete with a disco ball in the stable

This farmhouse has many rooms to enjoy. If you like a large space, then the former stables might suit you. This room, with its high vaulted ceilings and original beams boasts a magnificent stone fireplace, and huge windows that offer a pastoral view of the surrounding meadows. If you prefer a cosy room, then the den is ideal. The antique wood paneling, the big comfy leather chairs and the soothing, ambient feeling will make you want to curl up with a good book in front of the wood stove and forget about the outside world.

You might choose the formal living room or the informal living area adjoining the kitchen for a friendly gathering place. This home has six fireplaces and two wood stoves to keep you warm, and there’s also a fire cauldron and grill on the patio.

If you’re staying with friends, you might have to draw straws for the huge master bedroom, where the rising sun illuminates the artfully plastered walls creating a deep orange, radiant light in the morning. The added bonus in the master bathroom with the shower and its floor of river stones and the jacuzzi where you can gaze over the meadows.

Those who drew the shorter straws will be happy in the other three bedrooms which have lovely outlooks over the Berkshire Hills and offer a quiet respite for a restful sleep; including the soothing sounds of a seasonal babbling brook.

Upstairs two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Master bedroom with a dressing room, shower and jacuzzi from where you can watch the cows! Six fireplaces and two wood stoves. Fire cauldron and grill on the patio.

Four bedrooms with queen beds, several other bedding options, two fold out sofas, futons and an air mattress.

Check out our English Shepherd Hut which sleeps two in the orchard .

Hiking and cross country skiing right from the back door. Nature Conservancy land abuts the house, with the Appalachian trail up at the top of the ridge next to Bear rock falls behind the house !

Keywords: House, Shepherd Hut ,Midden, plaster, unique, pastoral, stunning , bucolic , calming, unbelievable pictures do not show the full effect.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 November, 2016
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About Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!)

English man rebuilding old houses.

Saving American history for the future!

Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!) purchased this house in 1999

Why Robin (AKA Basil) or Sally (Sometimes called Sybil!) chose Berkshires

I bought this property so as to save and restore this American beauty that had served her builders for over 150 years as their family home .

What makes this house unique

Untouched beauty surrounds this old house, experience life as a settler in the New world, living in the present ! Check out our new Shepherd Hut located in the orchard .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well I was disappointed and surprised to find this less than five star review from this party as all of my others are so good. These retired school teachers did not have any negative comments when I spent time with them on a couple occasion to make sure that everything was in order .My assistant does live in the barns so as to facilitate any question or resolve any situations that may arise sometimes and provide on site security .

I would also point out that we were in the process of painting the house and completing some carpentry repairs that were required to keep this 200 year old lady in good shape. Had they bought any of their points to my attention at the time they were staying in my house we would have dealt with them promptly as you can see if you read in all of the reviews. I guess should have bought an apple !

Thanks Robin .
Jul 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Antique Farmhouse Totally Restored
average rating of 4.935484 based on 32 reviews
5

Perfect Farmhouse in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I with our children were getting together for a long weekend with some friends and family in the Berkshires. One of my friends that lives in the area arranged to get the house for us. My parents, two of my uncles and one of my aunts traveled up for one of the nights and the house accommodated us perfectly. Four bedrooms with comfortable beds and plenty of space to sit down at a table and all have meals together. Robin, the owner of the house stopped by to say hi and he couldn't have been nicer. As it turned out, Robin had renovated this farmhouse himself and what an impressive job he did. All the cabinetry was custom made from trees cut from the property, the furniture, the fireplaces,...... the list goes on. It's really a beautifully renovated Berkshire farm house that is comfortable and loaded with character.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, Wisconsin
5

Spacious, well appointed and highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of seven adults and one infant. The house had four bedrooms (three up) and three bathrooms which comfortably accommodated our group. It is an updated old farmhouse with far more common rooms than we took advantage of, including a nicely appointed and spacious kitchen, several dining areas, several living areas and at least two outside sitting areas. One problem we encountered was that the house gets very hot, especially the upstairs and south facing rooms. Robin brought in all the fans he could muster, but parts of the house were not usable during the warmest parts of the day - it did cool off at night, however. The other negative is that this is Robin's primary residence, and it felt like we were staying in someone else's house. These reservations did not detract from our stay, however. We are an easy drive from several towns with good shopping as well as many hiking trails. Robin was an excellent host.

Overall, we highly recommend Undermountain Farm and would return if the opportunity presents itself.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

40th Birthday Party

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 couples rent this property for two nights for my husband's 40th birthday party. We had a great time and loved the accommodations! Every guest remarked on what a comfortable bed they had to sleep in. There was just so much room and space to move around. I think our favorite place was the front porch which provided privacy and shade from the sun but made us feel like we were living in a time where life was lived on the front porch of a home. We also enjoyed the beautiful backyard during the day for cornhole and ultimate frisbee. It was such beautiful land with cattle grazing - we loved it! The back porch is where we ate dinner and relaxed. The kitchen was amazing and had everything you could need. The house had a great warmth and energy and we felt right at home. There was so much space we could have easily had more couples/friends. We loved the privacy and were so pleased with our stay. Highly recommended! No issues at all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Undermountain Farm

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent three nights at Undermountain Farm over July 4th weekend for our annual family gathering. With nine adults and four grandchildren there was plenty of room for everyone - lots of space for the kids to run around outside, and inside for parents to get far enough away from the kids to take a nap! Robin was welcoming and friendly, quickly getting the cows to come up to the fence for our four-year-old granddaughter to see. He made himself available by phone to help with some technology issues. Robin offers his beautiful home in a relaxed and inviting way, making it easy to settle in and enjoy the time there. We left only for a hike to the waterfall, a trip into Great Barrington and some rock-skipping on the Green River. The kitchen is a chef's dream and lacks nothing in terms of equipment. We enjoyed cooking all our meals and eating on the beautiful porch out back. We're all looking forward to returning to this beautiful, welcoming place that Robin has so thoughtfully provided.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey
5

ChasNJ

  • 5 of 5

We stayed this past weekend at this property for a small reunion of college friends to celebrate my wife's 60 birthday and the house was beautiful and a perfect place to hold this get together. Everyone who came loved the property which was very comfortable and well detailed.

The property was equally as nice and close to town. There are several nice restaurants in town but the gourmet kitchen is an equally fun alternative for those that love to work. Highly recommend to all.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at Robin's place was beyond my expectations. The house is gorgeous and full of stories, and very well equipped. Robin went out of his way to make us feel at home and share in the special pleasures of the farm. He took my four year old daughter and her friend on the tractor, and let her help feed the cows. He helped us with the wood stove even though I felt silly asking. Nice walks in the woods, and hiking trails very close by, including a beautiful hike to a waterfall. We had a large group, including someone unable to do stairs ( there is a downstairs bedroom), a group of preschool age children, and some old friends. I can't recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Kripalu Yoga center, Options Institute, Skiing at Butternut, and Catamount, Jiminy Peak ,Tanglewood ,Music Mountain, Omega Institute. Appalachian trail right out of the door, Race Brook Falls 1.8 miles , Sages Ravine 0.5 mile., Berkshire School, Hotchkiss School and Salisbury School are all near by The Mount

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sheffield, Berkshires

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
8 night minimum stay
£2,936
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£952
for 2 nights
From
£397
From
£476
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,936
£8,491
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £794
Cleaning Fee £159
Pet Fee £99

Holidays three day minimum
The house is not available for Guy Fawkes November 5th !
Wedding and parties lets talk .
Events and gatherings welcome

Rental is for eight people .Extra $30 per person over 8#
$1000 refundable security deposit returned one week after rental.
You bend it !
You mend it !
Dogs Extra $125 You poop you scoop or lose your deposit ! Fair?
You smoke .You you pick up or I will gladly pick them up for your deposit fee :) Thanks !
No parties , hair dying or mens groups without an extra damage deposit !
Ask Adam why ?

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sheffield in Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1) Deposed, Queen size Beds (6) Every bedroom has a queen, Double Beds (1) Nine, Twin or Single Beds (1) Non, Child Beds (1) Small futons are available, Baby Cribs (1) In de city, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two pull out couches, Bunk Beds (1) Niet, Murphy Beds (1) He has gone to Ireland for a pint of Liffy !
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Surrounded by pastures and cows roaming in the fields

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