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Family Friendly and Cozy

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7 inc toddler bed)

ASK ABOUT THE MAIN HOUSE. NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SKI SEASON! Enjoy this unique beautifully renovated attached cottages' hand hewn beams, reclaimed wide board walls along with modern amenities like downstairs in-floor radiant heat, modern yet period kitchen and bathrooms. Built together with the main house but still private, it sits on over 7 acres of clear land and is located on a quiet level street less than 2 miles from Jiminy Peak Resort. Relaxation and excitement are near to each other.

Take a book, a chair, and a drink out in the field to relax while the kids play,on swing set, or spacious backyard. Feeling active? Take a walk around the field, cross country ski, sled on nearby hills, or take a bike ride on the quiet street. Getting chilly?

Start a fire in the fire pit and make some s'mores and plan your next days events. Nearby you will find Ioka Valley Farm for kids activities and maple syrup, the museum in Pittsfield, Theater Festival, Clark Art, and Williams College in Williamstown, , concerts and spa's in Lenox, art at Mass MOCA in North Adams, Hancock Shaker Village over the mountain in Hancock, and many more cultural venues plus various State Parks and lakes for swimming, boating, fishing, wildlife watching and hiking.

Enjoy coming home from all this activity through the ground floor (no stairs) mudroom where there is plenty of room to kick off your shoes and hang up your coat. Next you will find the full bath with tiled floor and tiled full size tub/shower surround, beadboard wainscoting, and a piano bench for dressing. You can walk across the hall to a bedroom with queen bed and windows with a view of the stone wall and mountains beyond. For infants or small children a 'pack-n-play' is provided to use in this or any other room.

Exit this bedroom and on your left you will find the full size fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen overlooks the dining room via large pass through and the living room via oversized doorway and features a large refrigerator, soapstone sink, and unique countertops made from reclaimed wide wall boards. You will find plenty of room for you to have help preparing your meals.

The dining room has a large oak table, buffet, and a high chair for the little one. In the living room you can sit on the comfortable couches and enjoy the light coming in from the french doors and multiple windows or close the blinds and turn on the flat screen TV and watch your favorite show from the satalite or your DVD movie.

Up the steps you will find a bedroom on your left with two twin beds, and bedroom on your right with a queen bed and a toddler bed. At the top of the stairs and between the bedrooms is a bathroom and for some alone time you have a reading nook with books and a rocking chair.

Do you need anything you don't have? We live in the main house and will be glad to help you if you need anything from additional extra large pots, wood for the fire pit, to driving instructions.

See you soon!

Keywords: Cottage, post and beam,country house, relaxation, quiet street, newly renovated, classic. More photos coming soon. 2 miles to Jiminy Peak, 15 miles to Williams College.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hancock in Berkshire County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Pack-n-play bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Toddler bed crib size mattress, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Cell phone coverage, Fire pit, playground, storage for sports equipment, , cross country skiing, indoor toys


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great place for a short family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Photos don't show how clean and well maintained it is. We stayed there for a long weekend with our daughters and granddaughter. Lots of toys and books that made it fun for the little one too. Beds all very comfortable, great location, and lovely property. Thank you, Bruce, for letting us use your home!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hope, PA

Quiet Berkshire hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The pictures really don't do this place justice. Attached to lovely main house (but large!) with charming well equipped kitchen. Lots of nice details. Overlooking large property. Very quiet. Nice base for exploring area. Near Mt Greylock. Bruce is easy to work with and prompt to respond.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in a beautiful Hancock home

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend's family and I stayed here at the end of July, and enjoyed every minute of it. We were in town for an alumni event in Williamstown, and the property was an easy drive into town. The house and the surrounding land were so lovely that we wished we could have spent more time there. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, Charming and Lovely Grounds

  • 5 of 5

Bruce was an absolute pleasure to work with. I reached out to him a week prior to an impromptu weekend gateway, and he responded immediately. Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised at how tasteful decorated and well-organized the place is. The owners' attention to detail is apparent throughout the house, from neatly-labeled soap dispensers to perfectly stacked books. Our young children loved the toys and books, and the expansive yard with a swing set, hammock, and meticulously maintained flower beds. The owners live right beside this cottage, so we had the chance to bump into them here and there which made our mini-vacation extra intimate. While the younger children napped in the house, I sat in the backyard and watched my older one on the swingset. With the mountains in the background and hearing nothing but the breeze blowing through the leaves, I wondered how one could ever get tired of this view.

The only down side is that the house appears to have been converted from a farm house, so noise and light insulation is definitely lacking. One can easily hear conversations in the bedrooms upstairs and vice-versa. But Bruce's hospitality has more than made up for it. Thank you for making our family weekend in the Berkshires simply sublime!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

Last minute booking and what a treat! Bruce was a pleasure to work with - made it all so easy. And a great price for the pricey Berkshires area. Centrally located was key since we had only a few days - this fit the bill perfectly. Living space was cozy and inviting. The kids toys were a wonderful surprise for our little one, as well as the jungle gym. Kitchen was awesome. But wow, that great view and the wide open backyard was really special. Just what we were looking for. Would have liked to have a 2nd shower (only has one, for 4 adults) but we made it work for just a couple of days. Would book again, no doubt.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newburyport, Massachusetts

Relaxing country oasis with a great kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Five adults had a wonderful time in this home behind a home, found it very private, threw baseballs in the backyard, gazed at the big field and woods out back during the day and the stars at night. Comfortable beds, sofas, dining room. Well equipped kitchen and modern appliances, and a gorgeous bathroom to take a shower in. Walks up and down the lanes were also very enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
2.2 Miles
Jiminy Peak

Stephentown Library 2 miles. Clark Art Institute Williamstown, Mass MOCA North Adams, Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hancock, 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
labor day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Columbus Day
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Veterans Day
9 Nov 2018 - 12 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Nov 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Ski
23 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
11 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.47

Please contact me for Special Weekly, Monthly, or Seasonal Pricing.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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