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Unique Woodland Retreat w/ 5 Bedrooms & 50 Private Acres

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's2
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, 3 Half Baths, 12 Sleeps

A truly unique house, located just 1.5 hours from NYC, features fireplaces, a ping pong table, and indoor lounge areas. The house sits on a 50 acre property with a brook, wooded trails, and plenty of nearby activities. Perfect for a relaxing trip!

*The Space*

The house features 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 3 half baths. The large kitchen is fully equipped with plates, pots, and utensils and has a large island with stools, great for cooking with a group. There are three separate terraces for hanging out in small groups, an entertainment room with a large TV, and a full-size ping pong table for indoor entertainment.

Guests need to provide their own towels (indoor and outdoor if needed), sheets, and pillow cases. Pillows and comforters w/ covers or blankets are provided for each bed.

The following additional amenities are included:

*Kitchen with the essentials, a stove, refrigerator, and microwave

*Wifi & Smart TV

*Indoor fireplaces

*Large charcoal grill and ample outdoor seating

*Outdoor games, croquet set, and board games

*A/C, heating, doorbell and dimmable lights

*Washer / dryer

*Hangers and closet space

*Guest Access*

Guests have completely private access to the house and a few of the surrounding woodland trails. The house is a 20-minute drive from the closest Peter Pan bus station and Metro North train station in Danbury, CT.

*Interaction with Guests*

We're available to answer questions you have and give recommendations in the area. Take a look at the Guidebook for a few of our favorite places!

*The Neighborhood*

The house is surrounded by a beautifully wooded area, a brook, historic dirt road, as well as lake Lillinonah. There are nearby walking trails and always a sense of serenity. If you'd like to take a break from relaxing, there are some great places to eat, a winery, mini-golf, theater, and plenty of shopping and entertainment within a 10-20 minute drive. Check out the Guidebook / Map for a few of my favorite places.

*Getting Around*

The house is a ten minute drive from the center of town and a seven minute drive from I-84. The nearest train and bus station for picking up guests is Danbury, CT, a 20 minute drive from the house.

*Other Things to Note*

This house is located in the middle of woodlands / nature, it's likely you will see animals like deer, possums, insects, butterflies, birds, etc. This should be part of the charm for anyone staying here!

More Details

Owner
Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Owner/ Manager

Native New Yorker who loves to travel!

Why Owner/ Manager chose Fairfield County

This house was built for hosting groups - it's one of a kind!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Hawleyville in Newtown

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Bath (no shower) , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Outdoor fire pit on property

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Unique Woodland Retreat w/ 5 Bedrooms & 50 Private Acres
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4

quaint large cabin spotlessly clean but spartan

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was as advertised. Large enough for an extended family gathering. The housekeeping was exceptional. For an old place it was spotless. It did seem strange to be spending as much money as we did ($1400 for what turned out to be only one night) and not get sheets, towels or even enough coffee for our first morning. I was charged $100 for an extra person when there were 7 of us and I am not sure why that was? I would recommend this place, but I think the owner could provide a touch more hospitality; sheets, towels, flowers, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pitch perfect

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect choice for two couples and three single adults. The kitchen was fully stocked. The house was clean and the HVAC system worked well which was important because it was cold in CT and the house is large and multi-leveled. Also the ping pong table was a big hit! Would love to return in the spring or fall to take advantage of the outdoor games, including badminton and volley ball.

Although I grew up in southern CT and often drove through downtown Newtown, I had not previously been in this part of Newtown. My one recommendation is to try to arrive while it is still light because the approach is a narrow and windy road. Also, don't get alarmed if the GPS tells you that you just drove past the property as there is a sharp switch back down below.

I must have read the house rules too quickly because I remembered to bring sheets but zoned on the towels. Thankfully, Eloise was there to save the day. She even provided a simplified method of returning to 84 as my husband managed to leave his dress shoes in DC and we had to dash to DSW prior to the memorial service.

I have given the house a five star rating as the comforters were super warm and snugly, the furniture in the rest of the house was comfortable and the setting was peaceful. Some things the owners may want to consider, include the beds, other than the king, were too soft (but this is a personal preference so may be fine for some) and there was insufficient light to read in bed in the room with the full and two twins, as well as at the desk area in the tv room because the stem of the desk lamp is too short.

Yet, overall it was a hassle free experience and I am grateful for your sharing your home which is in such a peaceful location and reminds one of when Monroe and Newtown were still considered "the country."

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing House!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a bachelor party there of 10 guys and we all had room to sleep and tons of bathrooms. Super unique space, brick floors, games, awesome outdoor space with a fire pit. Everyone really enjoyed the weekend. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

This place is a real find! I rented this home for a weekend getaway with some old college buddies and it was exactly what we were looking for. It is close to everything you need yet feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. The property is just as secluded and private as you would imagine. There are several wonderful hiking trails in the area including some that lead directly from the property itself. The house itself has a wonderful rustic charm while providing all necessary modern amenities. The kitchen has plenty of space and everything you need to prepare all your meals from a simple lunch to a lavish feast. The new and large charcoal grill is perfect for everything from hot dogs to steaks. There are several areas for dining include a large outdoor stone patio. There is also a perfect Wi-Fi signal which allowed us to get a little work done as well. Perhaps the best feature is the outdoor fire pit where we sat under the stars and swapped stories late into the evening. The host was very accommodating to our every request and able to provide everything that we needed. The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars is because sheets and towels are not included in the price and you are charged extra for more than 6 guests, however these things in no way detracted from our wonderful stay. I would highly recommend this unique and special place and hope to return again someday soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT FOR A WEEKEND AWAY!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing! My brother is getting married and asked me to plan a bachelor party. All he wanted to do was spend a weekend away from society with his best friends and this house was perfect for that. Even though it is only a few short miles from the highway you would honestly never know it. My cousin actually made the comment a number of times throughout the weekend that he couldn't even believe we were still in Connecticut. The house is amazing too. Plenty of space for the 8 of us. Everyone was able to have their own bed and basically their own shower. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to get away with a big group. The entertainment center was also perfect in case the weather was bad. We were able to use the tv for games and Netflix to stream concerts while we hung out on the porch. The back patio was perfect for grilling and great for just relaxing at night. The owner of the property was extremely helpful and very receptive to questions and even provided a tour of the house when we arrived just to ensure we didn't miss anything. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed for the weekend. It was honestly amazing and I hope to one day get back here to do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing woodland retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, miles away from civilization, when in fact you are only about 10 minuets from the highway. The house is very unique and very cool. There is a great yard for outdoor activities and there is a lot of room in the house for rainy days or winter days. I would stay in this house any time of the year! If you want a nice get away that is not miles away from civilization then this is the house for you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Hawleyville, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£936
for 2 nights
From
£390
£2,106
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £155.98
Additional Guest Fee £38.99 per person per night
Damage Deposit £389.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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