4 BR 2 BA Cottage on Idyllic Long Pond, sleeps up to 9
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About Susan Conant
The property is currently owned jointly by five siblings, descendants of Lily and Richard Conant (grandparents) who inherited the property from a close family friend and Rick and Gerda (our parents). Our children are the fourth generation to summer on Long Pond. The photo shows our mom and her five children.
Susan Conant purchased this Cottage in 1920
Why Susan Conant chose Plymouth
Although much of summer life on Long Pond is focused on the water, we love the woodland paths and walks that surround Apley House. Our family is committed to preservation of this area -- we donated 40 acres of woodland just next to the cottage to the Wildlands Trust and the State of Massachusetts recently acquired the property abutting the other property line.
What makes this Cottage unique
You can walk from the yard of Apley House onto nature paths that take you by two neighboring ponds with magnificent views, eagle's nests and scenic cranberry bogs. The house has all the classic details of an old summer cottage, simple but beautiful wood details, high ceilings on the main floor and cottage construction.
Outdoor fires are not permitted
Space heaters may be used only when awake and present in the room
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
House was rustic enough to feel like a summer cottage but updated enough to function comfortably. It was bigger than we expected and that was nice, but with no insulation in the walls and upstairs floors you could hear every creak and conversation. We had 6 kids ages 11-18 so it was quite noisy We felt like we had to whisper in our downstairs room not just for privacy but to keep from waking anyone up.
Inside the house was pretty dark. A few bright lights in the bedrooms would have made a difference. The kitchen table got the most light but it wasn't big enough to fit us all and the screen porch was okay, but again, not a lot of natural light for sitting and eating meals together.
The pond was beautiful! Unbelievably clear with a sandy bottom that led out to the floating dock. Pretty shallow for a long time which can be nice. Quiet lake too, not too many motor boats, more sail boats and kayaks which we prefer.
Beautiful trails right from the yard which I wish we took more advantage of but even just strolling along the dirt road was lovely.
Not too far from grocery stores or Plymouth center which was nice.
Overall it was a lovely stay.
So glad that the reviewer loved Long Pond -- it has been a spectacular summer for swimming in the lake. Our traditional summer cottage has the charm and quirks of historic properties. We have been gradually adding more lighting -- over the dining table and on the porch especially. There is a dining table in the dining room that seats up to 10 people.
Relaxing, quaint, scenic, rustic
All of the comforts of home with added ambiance and waterfront. We were able to turn a work project to a small vacation and get together with colleagues. We were treated like royalty and can’t want to go back to our oasis in the woods.
Greatest Vacation Ever
A little confusion upon check in - kitchen doors locked, put the 7 year old grandson through the window to get the key. All perfect from then on. Best plumbing of any home I’ve stayed in. Wonderful shower and no problem with flushing or running water elsewhere at the same time.
Thanks for the great review. That is a funny story about climbing through the window! Our cleaners will be more vigilant about making sure the door is unlocked.
nice Place to stay
It had a private lake side where people can enjoy. Good Arrangement in house. nice trails near by. good to stay and relax in lake.
Lack of heat is reason for rating...see comments
Liked the location, loved the rustic authenticity, but DID NOT realize there was NO HEAT, other than a fireplace (which we didn’t use), or from a couple electric heaters located in a closet. The cold was ok, but the cold rain caused a dampness in the House when we returned each evening.
New in 2019, we have installed a propane gas insert into the cottage's original fireplace. Some will be disappointed that there is no more wood fire. But the new insert is far safer and heats the house nicely.
Wonderful second stay at Apley cottage. Highly recommended.
This is our second stay and we are once again highly pleased. The house is always in perfect order on arrival. Our guests and we rave about the comfort of the beds. The bath and beach towels are a nice plus this year. The kitchen is well appointed with pots, pans, and utensils. There is a new flat screen TV and the internet is reliable. Cell phones work great here as well.
The beach is small but the pond is clear bottom and the raft is a blast for adults and children.
We always bring fans from home to add to the ones provided so the house is cool even in very warm weather.
The owners are very responsive to any needs.
We are already on board for next year!
Beautiful Long Pond has clean, clear waters and a sandy bottom. With a high percentage of natural shoreline, the pond offers a peaceful respite. The landscape is covered in pine woods. Much of the property surrounding Apley House has been preserved as conservation land. You can walk for miles on the sandy trails.
All of the tourist sites, golf courses and beaches in Plymouth are very close -- less than 20 minutes away. You can access the Lower Cape within 1 hour and the Outer Cape is a hefty day trip.
Other Activities: bird watching, boating