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Tranquil Carriage House and Gardens set in the Historic Village of South Britain

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Sandy Hook - Historic Village House/Gardens

2-bedroom, 1500 sf home with modern conveniences and a party room option

In the foothills at the gateway to Litchfield County. Charming, recently renovated, two-story, carriage house. Large windows open onto magnificent views of two acres of lawns, gardens and woods.

The residence features a spacious living room comfortably seating twelve or more in conversation and television viewing areas. The dining room is a step up from the living room with its large window opening out to the open patio and roofed over tea room with views into the open lawns and gardens with its own gazebo. There is a full kitchen with plenty of work space with doorway out to the patio seating eight for drinks or meals overlooking the landscape within the comfort of its hedges and trellises. The second floor is reached by an open stair and consists of a super-sized master bedroom with an adjacent sun room/office area, a second smaller bedroom with two windows, a newly renovated and updated bathroom, and washer/dryer facilities. Most of the furnishings are period pieces from historic homes in the South.

Adjacent to the Residence is a 450-square foot Three-Season Room (April to December) with a profusion of plants, an over-sized fire place, and a wall of glass or screens that opens out to the landscaped gardens. This space is an optional rental that's perfect for parties, meetings, conferences, buffet dinners, and relaxation with its seating for 16 and mammoth fireplace.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jay Carow
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, A bit of spanish, mandarin and malay
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2016

About Jay Carow

Jay Carow is an architect who specializes in design of public buildings and restoration/adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and who has lived and taught architecture in the US, Malaysia and Iraq and practiced architecture in Chicago as a principal for nearly forty years. He currently works a few days a week and usually is found in NYC on weekends.

Jay Carow purchased this house in 2010

Why Jay Carow chose Western Connecticut

The property is located the heart of the Village of South Britain with its 22 historic homes, two churches, a 1904 library, 1873 town hall which is now a museum and the last remaining factory of 22 that had been here at the start of the 19th century. Located at the beginning of the Connecticut Antiques Trail and the scenic roads and Towns of Litchfield County. Enjoy exploring the village's history and the many hiking, biking, cross country trails, the area's antique shops and the beauties of the rolling hills and picturesque towns. The location is not only attractive due to its closeness to New York and country setting but also for its conveniences - the modern shopping centers of Southbury are a mile away along a partially paved farm road past barns and cows. There are opportunities for recreational activities of all kinds, including hiking, jogging, biking, skiing, swimming, tennis and golf.

The location is 15 miles from both Danbury and Waterbury and a few miles from the beautiful hills and towns of Litchfield County. All three places have ongoing cultural events and noteworthy historic landmarks.

What makes this house unique

The two acres of landscape, gardens, orchard and woods are wonderful with their seasonal changing of light and colors. View them from large windows of the Coach House Residence and the Greenhouse Meeting/Party Room. Enjoy them from the two patios and the gazebo set in the landscape.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Tranquil Carriage House and Gardens set in the Historic Village of South Britain
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
4

Very comfortable and lovely property.We were there for a month

  • 4 of 5

The carriage house is part of a historical property. The inside has been renovated and is good for both a short or long stay. Jay, our host, was friendly and helpful with our questions.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home with charm!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for opening your home to me and my family! We enjoyed being together and meeting up with other family in the area. The accommodations were welcoming and comfortable! We will definitely look to stay at your home the next time we are in the area!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

relaxed comfort

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay in this quaint yet spacious historic carriage house.Jay the owner/manager who lives in the main house was most welcoming and helpful.the fauna and flora were awesome and jay tends to a beautiful vegetable and flower garden.it is my choice to stay next time i am in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great home for a short or long stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed as we were visiting the area. The property is clean, well kept and Jay is a terrific host. The property and area are typical colonial New England. You can't go wrong.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Westchester NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Southbury
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pomperaug Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Danbury CT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-84
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
Saki Asian Fusion, Southbury
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Woodbury Ski Area, Woodbury Ct
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
George C. Waldo State Park
Car: recommended

Litchfield County begins a few miles to the north. There are scenic hills and landscape, and quaint towns to explore at all times of the year - these are the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sandy Hook, Western Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£802
for 5 nights
From
£147
From
£155
Thu,Fri,Sat
£917
£3,428
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£183
for 1 night
From
£131
From
£139
Fri,Sat,Sun
£886
£3,189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £52
Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Pet Fee £20

Rates are subject to change until booked.

For rental of 1 week or longer electric cost to be assessed and paid based on meter reading and utility rates at check out.

Party/Conference Greenhouse room available for additional hourly or daily rates.

Children under 5 years and pets to be approved prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 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 Sandy Hook in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has an all new 32" square shower and a new tropical wood vanity counter with raised basin. Ample storage is provided in the nearly five foot long sink cabinet and large floor to ceiling shelving cabinet. A south facing window brightens the room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Oversized room with views to gardens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sun Room off Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , air inflated bed in place of office desk and chair
    Television Alcove - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed is in place of coffee table along wall
  • Master Bedroom: a 220 sf suite with queen size bed, dressing table, dresser, closet, north and east facing windows. There is also an opening to the Sun Room with a large desk and chair, storage alcove, and south facing window. Second Bedroom: 104 sf that includes queen size bed, dresser, north and west facing windows and a large hall closet with two tier clothes rods and floor to ceiling shelves..
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The property has bird feeders and bird bath but a walk of ten minutes brings you to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. There are many historic buildings open to the public nearby and a Country Store a short distance away. The antique shops in Woodbury - the largest center on the Antiques Trail - are 15 minutes away.

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