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Unique Woodland Retreat w/ 5 Bedrooms & 50 Private Acres

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Owner/ Manager

Native New Yorker who loves to travel!

Why Owner/ Manager chose Hawleyville

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


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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Outdoor fire pit on property


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Unique Woodland Retreat w/ 5 Bedrooms & 50 Private Acres
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Spacious, beautiful, well-appointed, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

At a college miniruion, some of us stayed in the house and others in reasonably priced nearby motels. This property afforded lots of gathering spots both inside and out for small groups and large (the dining area is spacious, the living room huge) . Though we had to bring our own linens and towels, the house was clean and well supplied with platters etc, board games and gym equipment, comforters and pillows, and Elouise the caretaker said we could call on her at any time.. Lots of nearby vendors for grocery shopping inc Stew Leonard, Caraluzzis, etc. The dirt road is a bit tricky to navigate at night but we loved the privacy of this lovely place and are already planning a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend in CT

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place for a rustic get away with a big group! Caretaker was lovely and helpful. Very clean and well kept. I think we will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BIG house surrounded by BIG nature

  • 5 of 5

We had a Memorial Day family reunion here. It was totally great. The house is huge and spacious with lots of modern amenities. The house itself is completely private and backs up to a park with a stream and walking path. Shopping centers, movies, restaurants and I 84 are an easy drive away.

Be sure to bring your own sheets and towels.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, MA

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: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 04-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £150.74
Refundable Damage Deposit £376.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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