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Round Schoolhouse Respite

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Burdett - Round Schoolhouse Cottage

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!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered

Scott Adrian
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016

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 Burdett

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.


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Round Schoolhouse Respite
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

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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Cute, comfortable get away.

  • 5 of 5

The schoolhouse was cozy and comfortable. We spent a week in Hector on our honeymoon. There is so much to do and see in the area. The Schoolhouse is on a quiet road surrounded by vineyards and farm land. The neighbors are all very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We visited Watkins Glen State Park, The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum. We did find awesome ice cream at the Glen Dairy Bar in Watkins Glen. Thank you Rebecca and Scott for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting, and for taking such good care of our little cottage. We enjoyed the journal entries and someone else will surely benefit from each of them. See you sometime again. Rebecca
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Fairfax vt

I couldn't have asked for anything more! I was calling it home the first day without realizing it!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures look amazing on the web, but it's even better in person! We had anticipated only staying at the cottage to eat and sleep but ended up spending most of our time there! The view is breath taking, and to our surprise even though it's on the corner of two roads there's hardly any traffic! It's was so peaceful!! There are two trees out back that provide the perfect amount of shade and with the breeze on top of the hill we couldn't pull ourselves away from it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We love sharing our corner of the world. Please come back soon!
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Fanwood, NJ

Perfect Little Cottage in the Finger Lakes

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a beautiful summer weekend at the Round Schoolhouse Respite. Scott and Rebecca were very responsive and the place was perfect for us and our dog - which, by the end of the weekend, was two dogs - we adopted another while visiting the Finger Lakes. The cottage is great for a couple, and there is a little bunk room for a couple of kids - although it is fairly cramped, I'm sure adventurous children would love it. The location is perfect, so close to the wineries around the eastern shore of Seneca Lake and pretty close to Watkins Glen. The cottage is rustic, but it's clean, cozy and private. We enjoyed having breakfast and coffee out on the lawn both mornings we were there. We'll definitely be back next time we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for spending time in our little cottage. What a happy day for your new dog and for the family she joins. It was a thrill to meet her and to be a small part of her forever home story. Thanks also for the review. We hope to see you again.
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July Visit

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stated for 2 nights at the cottage. We loved the view of the vineyard and the sunset. Rebecca greeted us and provided us with drinking water as the property is fed by well water. The location was not to far from Ithaca and several wine trails. The cottage has AC and access to DVD's which makes it all the more comfortable and relaxing. Rebecca also checked in to see if there was anything else she was able to provide during our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting us. We hope you come again.
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Cute, gentle and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is down right charming, and perfect for a couples getaway! It is very private; we only saw cars on people's travel to and from work. Just a very short few minutes drive to excellent restaurants (Stone Cat is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to!), breweries, and of course wineries, makes this a perfect location as well! Nestled right in the corner of a vineyard, I cannot comment enough of the view and the soft night music that hushes up from the breweries, making it one of the most peaceful and relaxing trips we've taken.

Scott and Rebecca were very friendly and communicative as well, and were quickly accessible by phone if needed, but we chose to only email, and during our visit we were quickly responded to when we did send a message.

We can't recommend it enough, it is sure to become our anniversary ritual!

Kiko and Jessica

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. We are happy your found the cottage restful, and what you were hoping. Please come back soon! Rebecca
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Burdett, Seneca Lake

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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.0%

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Burdett in Seneca Lake

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • 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

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