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Recently published Designer home awaits your next family reunion!

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Family Retreat In Barnstable Village Overlooking Rolling Farmlands

Who says you can't "Make a silk purse out of a Sow's Ear?"

Sitting prominently on "Old King's Highway" (AKA rt.6A), the historic 275 year old Amos Otis house has been meticulously restored and graciously enlarged. Just having completed the two year project, what was a severely neglected and overgrown property, is now one of the most talked about and admired homes along the north side of "Old Cape Cod". Every attention was made in creating a home of unsurpassed detail, both inside and out. The finished result is a spectacular property of tasteful historic character combined with sophisticated casual modernism. Amenities abound, including, but not limited to:

6 bedrooms-1 king, 2 queens, 3 twins

4-full baths

2-1/2 baths

Contemporary open "Barn" space incorporating living & dining

Gourmet cook's kitchen

Separate wet-bar w/ ice maker

Large laundry/mudroom with 2nd refrigerator

Multi-zone central air throughout

Screened-in porch with large stone fireplace and wicker seating

Mahogany sundeck with comfy Adirondack chairs and teak chaises

Late afternoon/evening dining patio with table to seat 8

Covered porch with rocking chairs

Outdoor shower

15 X 40 Heated in-ground, Gunite pool with automatic safety cover

Separate pool house with 1/2 bath

Sonos sound system (interior and exterior)

Professionally landscaped grounds

Fresh herb and flower cutting gardens

Fire pit

Beach permit to all Barnstable town beaches and boat launches

More Details

Rob Bagshaw
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Rob Bagshaw

Combining my New England upbringing, appreciation for colonial architecture, and 20+ year career in the design industry, the completion of Sow's Ear is the realization of a life-long dream.

This was a fully “hands-on” project. From initially discovering the severely neglected property, to the finish touches on the landscape & pool design, every detail was carefully considered and executed. Paramount in my design vision has always been in the creation of spaces where life is lived; family and friends gather, and memories are made.

Rob Bagshaw purchased this house in 2014

Why Rob Bagshaw chose Barnstable

Located directly in the middle of Cape Cod, within the quintessential New England Village of Barnstable, Sow's Ears offers the best Cape Cod. The landmark property is situated overlooking the pastoral tranquility of the Cape Cod Organic farm, with picturesque Barnstable harbor and stunning beaches both walk- able distances from the house.

What makes this house unique

From the minute the sun rises over the farm to the last ember in the fire pit under the starry sky, days at Sow's Ear are filled with unlimited options and activities for a vacation to suit anyone's needs.


Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Barnstable airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Millway Beach,
Car: necessary

Located on Cape Cod's historic rt 6A (AKA "Old King's Highway), Barnstable Village is the embodiment of classic New England charm.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Barnstable Village in Barnstable

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Second Floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , servicing the second floor bedrooms w/ walk-in, spa shower
    Powder Room - Toilet , elegant first floor 1/2 bath/ powder room
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Ensuite with 6' soaking tub, double vanities & shower for 2
    Pool House - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , Separate from the main house has 1/2 bath and pool toys
    Lower level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Spacious bath with multi-person steam shower.
    "Old house" Suite Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , beautiful glass shower w/ heated floor and generous vanity
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Serenly decorated, this bedroom is filled with morning sun
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , First floor master suite w/ laundry, adjoining pool & deck
    2nd Floor Bunk Room - 2 Single Bed , The kid's space w/ custom hanging "ship's bunks"
    2nd Floor Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Adjoining the Bunk Room, creating perfect kids retreat for 4
    "Old House" family suite-MBR - 1 Large Double Bed , Adjoins separate twin bedroom and study.
    "Old house"-twin room - 2 Single Bed , Separate bedroom that adjoins to MBR and Study.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Recently published Designer home awaits your next family reunion!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Santa Monica, CA

Beautiful Barnstable Rental

  • 5 of 5

Every year, I plan a summer vacation for my entire family. As our family continues to grow, finding a large enough home to accommodate us has been a challenge. I honestly can say, this has been the only trip in the past 10 years that no one has complained. This absolutely stunning home is not only large and perfect for groups, but it's incredibly warm for being a home of its size. Every single room is beautiful and comfortable. The owners have impeccable taste.

We also found that while we loved congregating in the living room or around the dining table, it was nice to have these other areas for people to go and read, relax, play a game, etc.

The saltwater pool is beautiful and private. There is a lovely farmers market a short walk away.

It is such a wonderful vacation home. I can assure anyone who stays here that they will truly enjoy it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa! It was a pleasure having you and your extended family stay at Sow's Ear this summer. So happy the house worked out perfectly for you Cape Cod vacation. We would love to have you back anytime! Rob
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Barnstable Village, Cape Cod

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £189.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,135.8

Please ask about multiple week discounts and off-season reduced rates.

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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