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A River Runs Through It - Charming 1820 Farmhouse

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Four Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, Sun Room, Library, Living/Dining Area With Fireplace

Charming 1820 eyebrow colonial farmhouse, impeccably decorated with cook's kitchen with Wolf range and granite countertops. Private access to Housatonic river. Four bedrooms, sunroom, library, fireplace in living/dining room. Minutes from Hotchkiss, Salisbury and Berkshire schools for parents looking to visit students. Three ski mountains within 25 minutes (Catamount, Butternut and Mohawk). Minutes from Lime Rock Park, and Lakeville Lake and Twin Lakes. Miles of country roads to walk and bike.

Jonathan Murphy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Jonathan Murphy

We are weekenders who have fallen in love with this area. We are avid fly fishers, skiers, and hikers. Access to all that and charming New England towns, restaurants, and festivals. 3 miles from Lime Rock Park.

Jonathan Murphy purchased this house in 1995

Why Jonathan Murphy chose Litchfield County

If you like to catch trout, race at Lime Rock Park, cook gourmet meals, hike the Appalachin trail, ski, or bike - this is the house for you.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

A River Runs Through It - Charming 1820 Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Cozy, Old-timey, and Remote Christmas in Connecticut

  • 5 of 5

The house is _remote_, which we sorely needed coming from Brooklyn. The property is nestled along the Housatonic, a small stream runs along the driveway, and is backed against a large stand of pines and a small hill filled with deer (I found their scat, but didn't see any during our stay).

The house has all of the colonial charm one would expect of the area, without the pretension that a lot of the larger properties in the area seem to be steeped in. The floors are all wide-board and seem original to the building, with an addition of a sun porch off of the main living/dining area. The bedrooms were good sizes and cozy, with ample linens and extra blankets at the ready. The kitchen was _perfect_ for all of the cooking that we did with a large chef's stove and a large-capacity refrigerator; Plenty of counter space for prep as well.

We had guests come and go and comfortably slept 7 adults and a toddler comfortably.

The wood-burning fireplace made our Christmas eve and morning toasty and memorable. It was an ideal place for such an event with plenty of room at the long dining table and large living room.

Some downsides: Nearest full grocery store is ~20 minutes drive; The matreses are quite hard (which worked for me and my wife, but not my in-laws or parents that are in their 60s)

Other than those two small considerations, it was a delight to stay there. I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking to get away for a while to the quiet, quaint everything that is Salisbury, CT.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just a note that there is a full grocery store - LaBonne's Msrket - right in the Town of Salisbury, which is only 4.8 miles away, on Academy Street. The guest must gave missed this.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hartford CT (Bradley Airposrt)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Falls Village Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Wassaic Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Falls Village Inn
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lakeville Lake - The Grove
Car: necessary

Northwest Connecticut is New England at its best.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £101
Property Damage Protection £80

Rates are subject to holiday surcharge fees.

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 house in Falls Village in Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 full baths.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Four bedrooms - queen size bed in master bedroom, two rooms with one full size bed each (can sleep 2), and one bedroom with single (twin size) bed. Fold out queen size sofa bed in sunroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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