|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Waterfront house available year round on clean, quiet, unspoiled, spring-fed private ASHFORD LAKE. Wall of windows in living area. Not crowded, very peaceful. Beautiful place to think and relax at any time of year. Fall foliage especially nice.
Sleeps up to 7 people - 1 queen bed, bunkbeds, 2 full-size futons, 1 futon chair
WIRELESS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET. Access the network from anywhere inside, and some places outside, the cottage. Stay in touch while you vacation!
Keywords: Cottage, lakefront, lake, pets, waterfront, fishing, swimming, Quiet Corner, UCONN
We have travelled all around the country over the years, but the best times have always been spent with family and friends at our places in Connecticut and Florida. Cherished memories have been made there and we are so happy to be able to share our homes with our guests so that they can do the same.
Janet purchased this cottage in 1996
For as long as I can remember, my dream was to wake up, get a cup of coffee, and walk to the water's edge. We searched and searched for a quiet private lake near our home in Connecticut and came upon this one. It was perfect. Ashford Lake is clean and peaceful. We can see the sunrise every morning. I can't tell you the amount of wildlife I've seen - herons, ducks, geese, and a great surprise - 2 muskrats floating on their backs enjoying the early morning sun, right in front of the cottage! Over the years we have enjoyed 4th of July fireworks, had family picnics, caught a 12-inch bass, gazed in awe at the beautiful fall foliage, and watched an impromptu kids ice hockey game on the frozen lake in a snowstorm in January!
More than anything, we enjoy having this special lakefront cottage all to ourselves when we are there. It is secluded, but within less than an hour's drive of many things to do, and if you live in Connecticut, probably close enough to run back to your office if need be, while the rest of the family enjoys the outdoors! Swimming, fishing, star-gazing, games on the lawn, hiking on our dirt roads and nearby trails, visiting nearby UCONN, the antique shops of CT, the Woodstock and Brooklyn Fairs, listening to live music at The Vanilla Bean cafe... There is so much to do, but on the flip side, you can just relax.
We cam back to CT to be with our very ill mother. She was too ill to enjoy the
cabin with us, however, my sister and I enjoyed it very much. It is a great
cottage and was extremely clean. We were pleasantly surprised at how
wonderful it was here.
Cheryl and Sheila
(Homeowner's note: From our in-cottage guestbook)
As expected after reading description and reviews. Dated but clean. Appliances and kitchen supplies were sufficient for our needs. Beautiful view from living area. Lots of space for my 2 kids to play in living area and yard. Residential area but feels secluded. Overall, we enjoyed our week long stay.
My children and I enjoyed ourselves. They are asking when we can go back again. They enjoyed the boats and the lake. We enjoyed the peace and quiet in the neighborhood. The home was well equipped with what we needed and then some. Thank you!
The property is situated beautifully on the lake. It's a nice, quiet, relaxing area. No noise, no one to bother you etc. however, the property itself was lacking cleanliness. I understand it's a lake house but that doesn't mean it should be in the state that it is. As per the owner and my own observations the property hasn't been cleaned Or updated in very long time. It seems like they're just renting it out and collecting $$. The owners should def put some of that money back into the property so that guests can have a comfortable stay. My stay was far from comfortable. Thankfully I brought everything. My own sheets, towels, blankets, pillows,cups,plates,utensils, etc. also it states that the kitchen is "fully stocked". Which is why pots and pans wasn't at the top of my list. There's one frying pan, and and a few random small sauté pans. That's not fully stocked. The 3 plates that I attempted to use had dried food on it.
my husband and I even showered with our flip flops on because the bathroom was so disgusting. There was no way our feet were touching that tub. I cringed everytime I had to use the shower. I walked around in sneakers the entire time and disinfected every area of the house before sitting, touching, etc.(including the sofas) I must have cleaned that house more in the 3 days I was there than the owners have in the past 3 years. The kitchen sink/faucet had thick layers of grime that I also ended up cleaning. It's nice that the owners are renting the property to others so that we too could enjoy the beautiful lake and the serenity of the surroundings. But again, if guests are paying to stay at your property you should make it comfortable. Atleast clean it. I work 7 days and I'm in school 6. I really just wanted to be able to get away and relax with my husband and my puppy. It sucks that I had to waste my money and time(the seldom days off I get) on this. But I guess you live and you learn right. I'm in no way trying to be disrespectful nor is this a "bad review". It's simply my honest feelings regarding my stay. My husband and I are newly weds. Two young adults living in NYC. It's disappointing that our money was just given away while we suffered. And I say "given away" because if the owners ever go to that property it's CLEAR as day what the state of it is. If so, then are intentionally deceiving others by your pictures and honest description. If we hadn't already drove 4 hours we would have turned right back and went home.
Just returned from a week at the Cottage on Ashford lake and all I can say is WOW! My wife and I had the perfect week along with our Boxer, Minnie. We just recently lost our other Boxer Gemini and were concerned about how the vacation would go without her, but everything worked out well, even though she was missed by us all.
Minnie likes to walk in the water and with this lake being Crystal clear, we had no concerns about her drinking from the lake. I love to fish and caught fish every time I went out on the boat provided. Sometimes three or for times a day.
My wife likes to relax and this cottage is the perfect place for that. I won't continue to ramble on, I'm sure you get the idea. Can't wait to go back again. Thanks Janet and Bill for what I know consider my perfect vacation spot and at 62, I've seen a lot of them, but none better than this!
We spent a few nights at this he and loved it! The lake is spectacular and the view is incredible! The home is simple but clean and very comfortable. Everything was in very good working order, well kept and user friendly. We loved using the yard, grill, boat, and dock. The home has everything you need and has a great floor plan for families. We will definitely be back and tell our friends too! Highly recommend!!
My husband and I took our two dogs for the week. It was awesome. The view from the living room was stunning. It was so peaceful. It's hard to find a nice place to take your dogs away with you and they both just chilled out and relaxed right along with us. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen nicely stocked. Our favorite spot was sitting in the living room, the ceiling to floor windows provided a wonderful view of the lake. I can't say enough good about this place...it was Home away from Home. So nice we are already booking another week next year. A perfect place to just rest and relax and enjoy the lake. Looking forward to returning next year.
Located on clean, quiet, uncrowded Ashford Lake (not Lake Chaffee). In the Heart of Northeast Connecticut's antique Area, minutes to Putnam, Woodstock, one-half hour from Sturbridge/Brimfield, ten minutes to University of Connecticut [UCONN], just down the road from Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Bass Fishing, Canoeing, Excellent Golf Courses and Restaurants nearby, 50 minutes from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£162|
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