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Country Sanctuary, Litchfield

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

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

Description

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

Owner
Hilary Nicholson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2016
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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! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Country Sanctuary, Litchfield
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
5

Actually is a country sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

Came here again after last year's visit. That should say it all. The house is large and spacious, enough room for all not to be in each other's way, yet close enough. House, pool, grounds -- all lovely. Close to any amenities you might need, and Hilary is response to any issues that may come up. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The home was amazing. Plenty of room for 5 and then some.

  • 5 of 5

Hillary was also amazing, if we had any questions or issues, she was only a phone call away. The pool was so warm and wonderful. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you Hillary!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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4

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
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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
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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.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Litchfield, Litchfield County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2nd Half of Fall
23 Nov 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£419
for 1 night
From
£212
From
£340
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,076
£7,686
 
 
Winter
2 Jan 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£376
for 1 night
From
£170
From
£297
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,779
£3,776
 
 
Spring
18 Apr 2017 - 21 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£440
for 1 night
From
£234
From
£425
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,544
£9,556
 
 
Early Summer
22 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£716
for 2 nights
From
£255
From
£552
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,884
£10,916
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£801
for 2 nights
From
£297
From
£680
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,436
£13,126
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £79
cleaning £119 + 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
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
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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