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Round Schoolhouse Respite

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Peaceful, Historic Cottage Set In The Vineyards Of The Seneca Wine Trail.

This 150 year old charming schoolhouse has been converted into a cottage that sits on a Hector hill in the heart of Seneca Lake Wine and Brew Trails. The family owned cottage has the unique octagon shape of schoolhouses built in that era. The central area has been rustically rebuilt around a gracious stone fireplace. The main area contains a full bed, cherry drop leaf dinner table, comfortable furniture for relaxing, cupboard with plates and flatware, SeriusXM radio, a large television and DVD selection (This is a put-your-phones- and-computers-away NO-WIFI zone! There is NO CABLE TV). The kitchen area features a gas stove, cooking utensils, kitchen sink, refrigerator, microwave, a small room with 2 bunks, a bathroom with step-in shower and closet. Sheets and towels will be provided. The mineral rich well water is good for showering, brushing teeth and cooking, but drinking water is also provided. The cottage is bordered on two sides by a vineyard. A small patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy that bottle of wine you bought. If you are lucky, friendly spirits from the distant past occasionally make a visit, but their appearance is not guaranteed. There is an air conditioner, propane heat and wood fireplace. The wineries, breweries and local distillery being some of the obvious attractions, we are also minutes from hiking in the national forests, kayaking and swimming. Our location on a hill is the perfect biking challenge off the busy main route of 414. Day trips to Geneva, Ithaca and surrounding lake areas are an easy drive. Write in the journal of your adventures and become a part of our family story! We are a cottage in the middle of a rural farming area. If you are looking for hotel perfection, please do not stay here. If you would like a unique country experience in a historic venue, check us out!


Owner
Scott Adrian
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Scott Adrian

Scott and Rebecca are high school teachers presently residing in Central Pennsylvania. In her retirement, Rebecca is a Reiki master and reflexologist. She taught high school French and Spanish. Scott continues teaching Spanish in Pennsylvania. Rebecca's mother is from the local area and she remembers Seneca Lake summers fondly. This cottage is the first step to their retirement plan. They have recently purchased a house in the heart of Hector 3 miles from the cottage.They have four children and two grandchildren and view this cottage as a place of respite for friends and family.

Scott Adrian purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Scott Adrian chose Seneca Lake

This charming cottage whispers, "relax" the minute you open the door. It has a quiet ambiance that invites you to sit down, stop fretting and be at peace. Although not fancy, it is eloquent in the inherent structural story of its past and it present day role as safe haven. If you want the perfection of a predictable hotel room, this is not the place for you. If you would like a unique experience in a historic landmark, check us out!!

What makes this cottage unique

Round Schoolhouse Cottage is one of the most unique dwellings in the area. Its beautiful octagonal structure, it's quaint interior and furnishings, its spirit of peace, it's occasional visits from previous occupants make this place a delightful experience. The cottage has easy road access from Ball Diamond and Round Schoolhouse Road, but still maintains an aloof appearance sitting on a half acre grassy lot surrounded on two sides by the rustle of the vineyard leaves. Sipping a glass of wine or quaffing a local brew on the patio Adirondacks seems to make all right with the world.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hector in Schuyler County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a sink, toilet, built in storage closet, clothing and towel closet and step-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Full sized bed and additional cot are found in the main living area of the cottage. There is an additional bunk found in small room adjacent to the kitchen. The top bunk is an excellent place for luggage storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

Wonderful long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in Hector. The location was perfect and we were very comfortable in the schoolhouse despite the "country air." After long days out hiking we really enjoyed coming back to the DVD collection in the evenings. We highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you visit and your kind words. See you next time! Rebecca and Scott
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5

So therapeutic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a quiet retreat, that allowed us to bring our dogs along. What a treasure this place is...stocked with anything you may need, quiet, comfortable...so many adjectives could describe this place. Conveniently located to so many amazing wineries; there was not enough time to do everything that we wanted to! Thank you for sharing your place!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect finger lakes getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I have been to the Finger Lakes on 3 separate occasions and both agreed this cottage was by far our favorite. The location is absolutely perfect - just ~5-10min from some of the best wineries on Seneca Lake. The home is also very quaint and endearing - we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit, your review and for leaving the cottage in the condition you found it. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back, Rebecca
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5

Cozy cottage full of charm!

  • 5 of 5

An excellent little cottage with a quirky design well-located for jaunts around the Finger Lakes. The owners are committed to making sure you are comfortable and enjoy your stay. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are happy that you felt cared for and that the cottage, and its quirks, were perfect for a getaway. We will be happy to see you again. Rebecca
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5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cozy and comfortable with a beautiful view. Short drive to many wineries and distilleries, plus the Corning Museum of Glass and Watkins Glen State Park. We spent a lot of time in front of the fireplace and my son loved the bunk bed! Rebecca was available for any questions and we will definitely return to this charming spot.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for reviewing your stay. Come back soon!
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5

Peace & tranquillity.

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway spot.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Located in the village of Hector NY, visitors enjoy wineries, breweries, locavore food products and restaurants, easy access to area theater, golfing, shopping, antiquing, lake parks and national parks. The shopping, dining, glen and lake attractions in village of Watkins Glen are 9 miles away in one direction and charming Trumansburg, home of 219 foot Taughannock Falls 9 miles in another direction. Many other water features can be explored. Montour Falls features Havana Glen and She-qua-ga Falls. Ithaca's falls include Buttermilk and numerous other beautiful gorges and falls. http://www.visitithaca.com/attractions/waterfalls.html. Smith Park in Hector allows easy boat launching access at a nominal fee, as well as a free swimming area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hector, Finger Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
10 Aug 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£216
for 2 nights
From
£108
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£216
for 2 nights
From
£108
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 4.0%

Please clean up the kitchen prior to leaving. No additional fee will be added if kitchen is in order.

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.
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