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Eliza

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish

Little House in the Big Woods

12 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Eastern Connecticut - Little House

House, 3 Bedrooms (3 beds) 1 Bath, (Sleeps Maximum of 4)

The Little House at Jericho is an early American farmhouse located on the Abington side of Pomfret, Connecticut, in a secluded storybook location on 145 acres of preserved land adjacent to the Airline Trail, the Wolf Den State Forest, Mashomoquet State Park and the New England Forestry Foundation's Chase Kimball Memorial Forest. The site is ideal for bird-watching from the deck over-looking the pond or at the Audubon Society's Grasslands preserved sanctuary nearby, for long walks in the woods, cross-country skiing, fishing, or just for a place to get away from it all. Use of the tennis court is allowed, but hunting is strictly prohibited, as is use of any off-road vehicles. It is ideal for an artist or author's retreat.

The Little House has been lovingly preserved by eight generations of the same family who have lived at Jericho since 1814. This antique house has one large downstairs and two small upstairs bedrooms, a spacious living/dining room with a huge granite fireplace, and can sleep up to four people comfortably. Furnished with period country antiques, guests feel transported into the 18th century, until they slide back a door to find a modern kitchen with a view over an orchard and pond from a large deck, and a newly updated bathroom. It is not suitable for the disabled or for extremely large (obese) people, because it is a pre-1800 house with period furnishings.

Jericho is situated close to Hyde, Pomfret and Rectory Schools, as well as the numerous scenic drives, destination restaurants, antique stores and boutiques in Windham County. This historic little house is nestled in the forest, far from the stress of daily life, but only a short drive from Old Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport. It is also less than an hour's drive from Hartford, Providence and Worcester and only a 20 minute drive from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Boston is 90 miles Northeast and New York City 150 miles Southwest.

Keywords: cottage, little house, historic farmhouse, antique house, secluded getaway

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eliza (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish

About Eliza

After a career as an international civil servant, I retired in 2011 to the farmhouse where I spent summers as a child and with my own children and have restored the small guesthouse behind my house. The 'Little House' is an 18th century farmhouse where my great-grandfather was born in 1823 and it has been occupied by the same family for seven generations. The bathroom is entirely new, as is the expansive deck on the back, but the rest is the original house, wide pine floorboards that originally came from a Congregational church nearby (when my parents did the first restoration in 1952) a huge fireplace, exposed beams and a warm cozy atmosphere.

Eliza purchased this house in 1814

Why Eliza chose Eastern Connecticut

The Quiet Corner of Connecticut is a delightful area, unspoiled and rural, but only a short drive to Boston, Providence, Hartford and Worcester. Pomfret is a particularly pretty town with a great deal of preserved woodland in a region with a wealth of historical significance. For anyone interested in American history, wildlife and bird-watching, this area has great appeal and is central for day trips to all of Southern New England's attractions

What makes this house unique

I love the solitude in this secluded location. The deer feel safe here, and people tend to want to return to this peaceful sanctuary, where wildlife abound. Like most of New England, the weather and the seasons are always changing and bringing new surprises. What I like to do most is walk in the woods, or just sit and read in the serenity of Jericho

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Little House in the Big Woods
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Manchester, CT
5

an amazing find!

  • 5 of 5

a great house & attentive host! the perfect place for our wedding guests to stay together near our venue (Golden Lamb Buttery). would recommend to anyone who is looking for a place to stay in the quiet corner.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A world away!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I live in New York City and while we love it, sometimes we just have to take a break from it all. The Little House in the Big Woods was just what we were looking for. It was a 3hr drive from NYC but, a world away. Having all those acres to walk and enjoy, and to have some distance from the rest of the world, was lovely. Staying in the house was like stepping back in time but, with all the modern conveniences that we are used to. The woodwork is very beautiful and the furnishings and lighting are enchanting. The back deck was a wonderful place to start the day surrounded by nature. One morning a humming bird stopped by! The fireplace is grand and although it is listed as a feature of the house, it is for display only and there is no fire pit to use outside. That was the only aspect that was missing for us. If you want to grocery shop or go out to eat, there is a large shopping center 15-20mins away. That was perfect for us because we felt like we were alone in the wilderness, and yet, everything was within reach if we wanted it. Eliza was the perfect host. She took the time to give us a tour of the house and property, introduced us to all the hens, and made us feel instantly welcome! She was also available in person, or by phone or text if we had any questions. The house and property are just gorgeous and Eliza has stocked the house with anything you may need during your stay. We only had time to spend the weekend at the Little House in the Big Woods but, it was such a wonderful experience that we returned to NYC happy, relaxed, and rejuvenated! Next time, we would love to stay longer. Thank you Eliza!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated your leaving the house sparkling! I hope you will return someday.
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5

Little House great lodging alternative for Uconn Parents visiting from out of town

  • 5 of 5

Last weekend my son graduated from the University of Connecticut, and I was lucky enough to find this great treasure of a house, with the most inviting outside deck facing the pond and secluded forest. In the morning we had coffee watching the birds and in the evening my family all sat up late stargazing. The house & property were so relaxing and comfortable! We usually stayed at a hotel when visiting UConn in the past, but they were always 30-40 mins away, and a bit dull. The Little house was 20 mins to campus and allowed us much better space than a hotel room ever could. The surrounding town of Pomfret, ~15 mins away, offered terrific and un-crowded options for dining. don't miss Rosie's Drive thru at the top of the road on your way in. The seafood was delicious.

My husband & I only regret we did not fine Eliza's wonderful hospitality sooner! She provided all manner of bath products for the very modern bathroom as well as TP, paper towels, garbage bags, etc and she even stocked the fridge with a bit of milk, muffins and coffee which was so nice. I heartily recommend this house to anyone looking for a calm and peaceful retreat in a beautiful and scenic part of Connecticut!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC
4

Unplug and step back in time.

  • 4 of 5

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to stay overnight at Old Sturbridge Village, then you will delight with the Little House. We reserved for four of us but only three stayed at the rental so we could each have our own bed. The crisp sheets and comfy bedding had us sleeping each night like it was 1820 and we had worked the farm all day. Our teen boy who is very high tech was unplugged and so well rested by the time we left. A bonus for all. Fridge well stocked although we had family events each day and did not have use for the kitchen. Wonderful brisk hike in the woods with family was a highlight. Hope for snow next time around.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay, but would like to clarify that the house does have wifi, and ROKU, so guests can be "plugged" or "unplugged", as they wish. I look forward to your next visit too. Warm regards, Eliza
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Idaho
5

Short stay at Little House in the Big Woods!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 2 nights to attend family reunion nearby. This is a great little hideaway in the woods. Restored 200 year old house is quaint and cozy. We loved the historic feeling and solitude of the property. The drive down the lane to get here is breathtaking and beautiful. Would be nice to come back and explore the woods and pond as we did not have time. This is a great property to get away from the city noise and bury yourself in a good book! Owner Eliza very easy to reach and helpful with suggestions for dining etc in immediate area. Bathroom stocked with lovely toiletries and kitchen stocked nicely as well (although very small). Winery down the road a bit fun to visit. Would love to return when we have more time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Little House. It was nice to have you and I hope you return. Thank you for leaving everything sparkling! You were great guests. With regard to the kitchen, it is functional and consistent in size with the house: Little. But I have seen much smaller in NYC apartments! Thank you for your kind and accurate review.
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Hanson ma
5

From Hanson Ma

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed stay very much, Landlady took us on walk thought woods on arrival- beautiful country. House very clean and well cared for,lovingly restored beautifully furnished with antiques. Near CT wine trail.Deck lovely,looking into woods,relaxing.Landlady very amiable but not intrusive made us feel very welcome. Dog also very welcoming, a joy..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joan. It was a pleasure to have you here for the weekend and I hope you will return, or that we will meet again, perhaps at the UNAGB events.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Grill 37
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Hartford, New London, Providence or Worcester
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
395
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Golden Lamb, Vanilla Bean
Car: necessary

This is a very secluded location, but under 50 miles to Hartford, Providence, Worcester and New London, 90 miles from Boston. It is also very close to Sharpe Hill Vineyard and the Golden Lamb Buttery

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pomfret, Eastern Connecticut

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£406
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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44
Cleaning fee £60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eastern Connecticut in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is fully stocked with Crabtree and Evelyn la Source products, clean sets of towels for each guest, and a supply of anything you might have forgotten, including a hair dryer, shower cap, toothbrush, etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Double Beds (1) the beds are all antique 18th century ones, and two are 3/4 size, slightly smaller than double beds. The upstairs beds are rope beds with organic custom-made latex/cotton/wool mattresses, reminiscent of the 18th century, but more comfortable. Beds are made up with 100% cotton linens, washed and ironed professionally for each rental
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a tennis court and over 144 acres of preserved woodland, adjacent to the Airline Trail, Mashamoquet State Park, the Wolf Den State Forest and the New England Forestry Foundation Memorial Forest. The Audubon Society's Grassland Bird Conservation Center is also close by, as are a number of destination restaurants (Sharpe Hill Vineyard, the Golden Lamb, the Vanilla Bean, Grill 37, 85 Main, Coriander, etc.). Old Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport are near enough for day trips, in opposite directions, and scenic local towns provide many attractions (i.e. Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, antiquing and Bradley Theater in Putnam, Logee's for exotic plants in Danielson, Storrs Adventure Park, Skydive Danielson, etc)

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