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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£401|
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.