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Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2009
Speaks English

Breathtaking Views, Private Country Estate, 60ft Gunite Pool

People8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Washington Depot - High Meadow Farm

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms , 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Beautifully appointed country estate with the warmth and charm of Provence. Light and sunny, with breathtaking views from all rooms. Decorated for owner to use, not originally intended as a 'rental'. Completely private home, far from road. Zen like property.

Large deck with breathtaking views of long meadows, apple trees and Steeprock Land Trust. Two wood fireplaces, charming Den, Living Room, Dining Room, large country Kitchen, Mudroom/Entry, Laundry Room, 2 car garage.

Charming and secluded, yet conveniently located to town. Ideal for romantic get-aways, families, writers and year round athletes.

Walk to Washington Depot, hike or cross-country ski into Steeprock from house.

3 Bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms ( 2 newly renovated spa-like).

Washington, in the heart of Litchfield County, is rich in excellent dining options, theater, and shopping. Near Roxbury/Bridgewater borders. Close to Mayflower Inn and Winvian Inn and Spa. Mohawk Ski Area and Lake Waramaug are both close by. World class dining nearby.

Keywords: Private, large property. Long meadow views

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English

About Owner/Property Manager

We bought this home to use as a family weekend retreat, and as a base for all the wonderful activities in the area. As active as we are, we also love to cook, pack picnics to take on hikes while we spend time together as a family playing cards, backgammon and scrabble. There is a large TV in the house, and two movie theaters nearby, so always plenty of rainy day activities!

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Washington

We fell in love with the property as soon as we first saw it. The views from the house are incredible. The meadow, the woods and the barns offer endless adventures for children. The hiking trails, accessed from the property are amazing. In the summers we also go kayaking on The Shepaug, canoeing on Lake Waramaug and bike riding on the back roads. In the winters we love to snow shoe and cross country ski on the nearby trails, we ski at either Butternut or Mohawk (20 minutes away), we skate at the local rink.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Washington has many charming antique stores, wonderful restaurants and a great library with many activities. Lots of farms nearby to go apple or berry picking.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)
Breathtaking Views, Private Country Estate, 60ft Gunite Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Beautiful property & for families with kids that love sports &/or the outdoors - the PERFECT setup!

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a wonderful (but too short) trip to High Meadow Farm. Our family (two kids, ages 6 and 3) were in need of a nature getaway and found everything we were looking for, just over an hour's drive away! What a stellar property - the views are simply spectacular. The property itself is stunning, with the house sitting over a huge meadow and enjoying views of the surrounding hills for miles from the expansive deck. The house is great with a full kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, clean and recently renovated bathrooms, and plenty of space to read, relax, play games, watch TV, or unwind. The best part for our kids was the adjacent barn (one of two on the property) that has been converted into an indoor sports court with more than enough sports equipment to keep us busy: basketball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, tennis, bikes, scooters, bowling, etc etc - my son was truly in heaven, and it was a great option to have - although the weather was great when we were there, the sport court would be a godsend on rainy days. The in-ground pool is next to the sport court, and although we stayed too early in the season to enjoy the pool, we'll be returning so we can take advantage of the swimming as well. The best part for my wife and me was being surround by nature and...silence. Unless you counted the occasional call of the red-tailed hawk that soars over the property, or the crackle of the hardwood fire in the fireplace, our voices were the only noises we heard, and it was beautiful. And don't get me started on the stars...wow. Truly a world away from it all. We loved it so much that we only left the property twice, but Steep Rock Preserve is only two minutes down the hill and offered great trail hiking along the Shepaug River. Another two minutes down the road is Washington Depot, a charming town with great options for dining. Richard, the owner, was friendly, responsive and answered all of our questions quickly. Our kids are already asking us when we can come back, and indeed, we will be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California
5

Great location on a beautiful piece of property.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at High Meadow in May 2014 for a friend's wedding in Washington Depot. The location is excellent as the house is just 2 miles from stores, restaurants and a classic old town pub (GW Tavern). Richard gave me a nice summary of the town and list of great restaurants to visit. He also provided detailed explanations of the workings of the house and was very responsive, honest and accessible.

The house has great WifFi coverage in the bedrooms and an ATT micro cell for cell service. Unfortunately there is little to no cell coverage in the town of Washington so don't rely on your phone for directions. Print out your directions in advance or take screen shots of your phone before you leave the house.

The outdoor areas are fantastic. It rained so we didn't use the pool much but it is large and very nice. The barn and playroom were great and the kids loved all of the games and sports available (basketball, lacrosse, soccer, golf, hockey, heavy bag, bowling).

Bathrooms have been recently remodeled and are very nice. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms downstairs. I should note that the downstairs bedrooms are cold and not as nice but we didn't need to use them.

There is a BBQ on a nice sunny deck that overlooks a huge meadow. About half of the meadow was mowed and the kids loved looking for fireflies and exploring the grounds.

I highly recommend this house, especially for families, and if I return to Washington I'd love to rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manhattan, NY, Northeast
5

Family of Three -

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this lovely home tucked away in a quiet area of Washington Depot for the month of July. The home is well appointed and over looks lovely hills and trees in the distance. The owner was very accommodating when there were questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and hope to return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guilford, CT
5

Peace and quiet and amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this house for a weekend in early September - what a wonderful home!!! The views of the open lawn and fields are stunning, the gunite pool is spectacular, the house was absolutely comfortable and very roomy and well appointed - everything we needed was right there! It is a short drive to Washington Depot which is such a cute little town. We really loved staying at this house and hope to spend another weekend there another time. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near Princeton NJ
5

Private with all the amenities of a weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

After searching for a rental, with amenities, this was the one we chose, and it worked out great. The property boarders a land trust, and has great nature all around. Yet, high end coffee shops and excellent dining within a 15 minutes drive.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Litchfield County-1 Hour 45 Minutes from Mid-Town Manhattan

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Washington Depot, Litchfield County

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer2
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,949
for 7 nights
From
£532
From
£646
Fri,Sat
£10,632
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£759
for 2 nights
From
£380
From
£532
Fri,Sat
£2,126
£4,557
 

Additional pricing information

$3000-$4900 week-Holidays extra
Oct-April.. $2800............................... $2800 /week summer/season $32,000
Jun ................................................. .$10,000/month;
July.................................................. $14,000;month
August............................................. $16,000;month
Summer ..... $4900 a week;
$4900/week; Holidays extra
Price flexible based on the number of people and specific dates - 8 person Maximum;

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Washington Depot in Litchfield County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , also Bunk Beds for children
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Amazing views in this secluded former horse farm. Beautifully furnished, and decorated. Two barns, one with indoor basketball court and rec room. 60' heated gunite pool. Beautiful indoor and outdoor seating/dining areas. Property abuts Steeprock Preserve. Safe and welcoming to children (no road frontage). Minutes from Mayflower Inn.

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