Country estate for family gatherings, business meetings or friends get together
- English, French
The house is a post and beam home reproduction built in 1953 with an addition in 1998 and has had many upgrades with a new family oversize space from the 3 car garage with newly installed heat pumps and 55 solar panels. Only biodegradable and non-toxic products use. Recycle bins. Flowers are planted to bring back the pollinators. The pond is freshwater and has many frogs. The pool is heated and is saltwater operated. Multiple outdoor patios and fire pits were built to bring people to the outdoors. Over 300 trees and bushes were planted to give diversity.
Claire purchased this Estate in 2013
Why Claire chose Southbridge
This charming home was designed by Royal Barry Wills, a well-known American architect and a master of traditional Cape Cod style homes, particularly between the 1930‘s – 1950’s. He lived in the same era as Frank Lloyd Wright, another famous American architect who was a master of modern design who designed over 1000 buildings, including the famous Guggenheim Museum in New York.
What makes this Estate unique
This is a magnificent large Hansel and Gretel like cozy home with beautiful grounds of fields, pond, swimming pool and horse paddock area and yet just 45-80 minutes from the major cities of New England . A truly unique estate.
event fee $20 per person maximum of 125
Max guests:20 (sleeps up to 20 adults)
1. remove shoes before entering home 2. Due to critters in the country please clean up after meals 3. scrape grill clean right after grilling
4.conserve energy turn off lights, heat, AC when not in room. use fans 5.upon leaving remove all used towels, bed linens, place them in laundry room
6.put back furniture,games, toys etc to its original place 7.remove trash from all rooms 7.a final check for your chargers, keys, glasses, clothes,
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
The listing does not do the property justice. So much to do so much to see.
Yes thank you. We strive to offer many different activities for all ages. We want your stay to be the most heartwarming, carefree, relaxing or active event. That is why we provide wood for firepits, propane for the grills, raingears, rain boots, numerous toys, sports equipment, lifejackets, and a Chef's equipped kitchen etc.
Claire's property is no short of amazing. The house was beautiful and the property is as picturesk as can be. My husband and I held our wedding in the backyard and it was absolutely perfect. The horses and chickens were a real treat and all of our guests fell in love with every aspect of the space. Would recommend 110%.
Perfect For Family Reunions
You have everything here for the perfect family reunion. There are acres of land for outdoor play and exploring. The family loved the swimming pool, rowing on the pond, and petting the horses and goat. The house accommodated our three-generation family beautifully. The kitchen was stocked with every pot, bowl, utensil, and spice we needed for preparing our meals, and then we could all eat together in the 3-car garage which the owner turned into a rec room. In the evening make s'mores on one of the patios that has a place for a fire. Heaven!
Great for a long stay
We stayed at the property for 12 nights and it was absolutely perfect. Every detail was accounted for - down to birdseed in the multiple bird feeders on the property for a wonderful show of goldfinches and cardinals! Highly recommended.
Great House Great Property
Great House Great Property with plenty of room for large groups
Exactly what we needed!
Stayed at Claire’s house for the May Brimfield show. It was a great distance from the fields, tons of room, great garage, very clean, all in all we loved it.
1 mile from Old Sturbridge Village, 1.1 hr to Boston, 1.2 hr to Providence RI, 1.5 hrs to Newport RI, 2.5 hrs to NYC, 1.5 hr to New Haven Ct, 45 minutes to Hartford Ct , 25 minutes to Worcester and Springfield Ma. 1 hr from Mystic seaport Ct.
Great New England location at junction of Mass( highway 90 Mass Pike) and Connecticut( highway 84). Next to famous Sturbridge village( reenactment of colonial time over 100 acres), National known Brimfield Antiques Fair over thousands of acres. There are lots of hiking, biking, swimming, boating, vineyards, fruit orchard picking, charming little villages, world class museums, great restaurants and coffee shops.