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Hilary Nicholson

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Country Sanctuary, Litchfield

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Litchfield - 32 Duck Pond Rd

4 Bedrooms and 4 Full baths.Sleeps 8-10

Come as you are with your family and/or friends! All are welcome to enjoy the pristine natural setting of the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC)

Tucked in the country hillsides of Colonial America, 32 Duckpond Rd is a retreat from urban living, a quiet estuary for you and your flock. The house is located on the footsteps of a premier waterfowl conservancy yet only 10 minutes from Litchfield's historic town center. Housing 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths, the 3,200 square foot property maintains gardens and a private granite heated pool for your leisure. There is a two car garage on the property, firewood in abundance, and acres for you to explore.

Proceeds from your rental will assist the continued conservation of wetland habitat and rare endangered waterfowl. Private tours are available for visiting guests who become members of LRWC. Public tours are always available Saturdays and Sundays 10 to 4 April to November. Checkout the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy online for more details!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hilary Nicholson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Hilary Nicholson

This house was originally built in the 1950's by my father for my grandmother. My grandmother chose this site because of the lovely woods, nearby streams and a 150 year old white oak tree that now stands guard in the garden. I later expanded the house and added an upstairs for my children and myself when I used the house for weekends in the 1990's.

Why Hilary Nicholson chose Litchfield County

Proceeds from your rental will assist the owners to support the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) and allow for the continued conservation of wetland habitat and rare endangered waterfowl. LRWC is one of the pre-eminent facilities for breeding rare and endangered waterfowl in the world. Private tours are available for visiting guests who become members of LRWC. Public tours are always available. Checkout the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

What makes this house unique

The property is very peaceful. No cars or sirens can be heard. Birds abound in the woods and across the dirt road that passes by the house are duckponds filled with a variety of rare species. When the wind blows just so. you can sometimes hear a Trumpeter Swan call.........

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)
Country Sanctuary, Litchfield
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews
1

5 months and still waiting for a refund

  • 1 of 5

We went to the house with my kids and friends to celebrate my birthday. The house it's beautiful and would be happy to go back again as we really enjoy the proximity to Mohauk mountain but during our stay the fridge wasn't broken and all the food including my cake was ruined. The manager was responsive and did bring us colers with ice and she replace the milk but having to spend 3 days without fridge wasn't ideal during our stay. They said they will compensate us with a discount but somehow after 5 months we are still waiting....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house for family get togethers! Secluded and surrounded by beautiful yard, fields and woods yet close to markets, restaurants and Litchfield town center. Also, close to parks and lakes.

The rooms are spacious, clean and well furnished. Bathrooms are large, clean and updated. The large eat-in kitchen has a delightful sunroom for more casual eating and socializing.

Hilary was very responsive to any of our questions and requests. Could not be more delighted with our stay and will look forward to returning!

Oles family

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great country house!

  • 4 of 5

Great house nestled back in the woods with a charming country setting. House was equipped with all the essentials, a lot of rooms to congregate in. Totally agree with a previous review that the photos do not justify the real thing. We would definitely stay here again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, beautiful house and a welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and accommodated for all of our needs. House was close to market, restaurants, etc but also in a nice, secluded area surrounded by nature. Property owner is very welcoming, helpful, and easy to work with. Would definitely do business with again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best VRBO Ever!

  • 5 of 5

For the last five years, we have taken our children, grandkids and family dogs away for a "family week." This property is large enough so that we were able to be close, and yet not on top of each other. The bedrooms and bedding reminded us of a b&b. The house is spacious, the kitchen and dining areas were very convenient and equipped. The house is secluded enough that you know you are away, but in 5 minutes you can be at the local supermarket (a real one, not the local overpriced delis), CVS and liquor store, and you are not far from Costco, Staples, etc., either, if you need them. Hilary was very accommodating and promptly responsive to any questions. The pool area is private and very relaxing. There are local attractions that were good for those who wanted to go exploring. The biggest problem is that you know you have to return to reality sooner or later.....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Delightful family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We spend 10 days with my Family from France in this lovely home and had a great time.

This house is nicely secluded, spacious and fun to spend time at.

The garden is neat and nicely shaped.

And the fact that the swimming pool is a little away from the house yet accessible within a minute's distance is just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Hartford Bradley Field, Hartford, Ct
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Waterbury, Ct
Car: necessary

The Litchfield Hills are known for their historic town greens, historic colonial architecture, and stunning fall foliage.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Litchfield, Litchfield County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£766
for 2 nights
From
£284
From
£650
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,285
£12,549
 
 
Peak Fall
10 Sep 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
£461
for 1 night
From
£264
From
£569
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,960
£11,249
 
 
2nd Half of Fall
23 Nov 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£400
for 1 night
From
£203
From
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,985
£7,348
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £75
cleaning £114 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Litchfield in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Downstairs guest bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Extra bath downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Master bath has jacuzzi
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedrooms have all been recently refurbished, spacious, and have comfortable beds, and quality sheets and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Completely private setting but only minutes away from the center of town, top restaurants, shops, antiques, nature trails and sports facilities, including tennis, canoeing, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing.

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