There’s nothing better than spending the afternoon outside in the brisk, fall air, the crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet. Now add in the steady rhythm of a horse’s hooves—cooling breezes in your wake as you trot through picture-perfect scenes of autumn in New England on none other than your very own property. Equestrian facilities are a definite bonus to a home all year round, especially during the cooler months of autumn. “Fall in New England is always very special, but here in Connecticut along the many hiking and riding trails, it is particularly beautiful,” comments Guilford agent Carol Cusano, who represents a fabulous horse property in Bethany, Conn. From barns and stables to paddocks, grazing areas and nearby riding trails, these four Connecticut residences offer impressive features fit for anyone in search of a quaint country retreat, and avid horse lover’s dream home.
165 Pole Hill Road—Bethany, Conn.
It becomes evident that this Cape-style home is incredibly special immediately upon entrance. Offering an extremely versatile floor plan, the residence features gracious formal and casual living areas that are conveniently interchangeable to meet your specific lifestyle. There is a first-floor master suite, as well as three spacious bedrooms upstairs with plenty of closet space and expanses of windows. An additional bedroom resides on the lower level, which can be accessed by its own private entrance. This section of the residence is fully livable, featuring a family room, kitchen, full bath and even a wine cellar with hand-crafted racks to hold 1,100 bottles and a small tasting table. The residence’s enticing atmosphere only continues outdoors, where one will find a back deck and lower patio overlooking a gunite pool, manicured lawns, landscaped gardens and stunning stone walls. Saddle up! Just beyond this area, there is a new barn with stables for six horses, a paddock and multiple grazing areas. Three acres of bucolic land in a totally private setting—this horse property presents the exceptional chance to chase any horseback riding dreams until they become your very own reality. “Work in New York City and live and play in Bethany,” explains Cusano. “The serenity and beautiful colors of autumn are only a short, 90-minute drive from the city.”
25 Highmeadow Lane—Roxbury, Conn.
Known as Double J Farm, this spectacular gated estate contains over 17 acres of land with top-of-the-line equestrian facilities and a quality Colonial home to match. The five-bedroom classic residence enjoys beautifully proportioned rooms with great architectural detail, and surrounding acres of open land with stone walls, a pond, paddocks and even trails that run through the property. In addition to a few smaller barns throughout, the main barn has 14 stalls, a wash stall, tack and feed rooms, a hay loft and even an office and caretaker’s apartment on the second level. Imagine all this in the beautiful setting of fall in Litchfield County—a unique opportunity that’s quite difficult for any horse aficionado to resist!
86 Fern Ave—Litchfield, Conn.
An exceptional contemporary home with equestrian facilities lies on over 14 acres of pastoral land in Litchfield, Conn. Residents can experience the best of both worlds on this property—fabulous sunsets, a luxurious pool, sleek home features, spacious rooms and a private barn that contains six matted stalls, as well as a feed and tack room. The equestrian accommodations continue with the grounds’ fenced-in running lot and open, spacious countryside—a stunning landscape so often associated with living in Litchfield County.
44 Booth Road—Roxbury, Conn.
This Colonial home is located in a gorgeous setting amid a wide open meadow and nearly 20 acres of pastoral and wooded land in Roxbury, Conn. Fittingly known as “Booth Meadow,” the property is comprised of two scenic parcels featuring scenic views (especially with the fall foliage), pristine gardens and plantings, a luxurious pool and two ponds. These extensive grounds, in addition to the residence’s two-story barn, make for an excellent private horse property complete with all the essentials. The main house, which contains four bedrooms and three and a half baths, boasts a spacious interior to complement its exterior surroundings, as well as high ceilings and several updated spaces. To top it off, an enclosed porch with 14 skylights runs the length of nearly the entire house, opening to sweeping lawns and the property’s countless lifestyle opportunities.
For more information on 165 Pole Hill Road, please contact Guilford agent Carol Cusano by phone at 203.430.9643, or by email at Ccusano@williampitt.com. Details on 25 Highmeadow can be found by reaching out to Kent agent Ira Goldspiel by phone at 917.626.3481, or by email at Igoldspiel@williampitt.com, Litchfield agent Ron Leal by phone at 646.752.6213, or by email at Rleal@williampitt.com, Washington Depot agent Rick Distel by phone at 646.417.2720, or by email at Rdistel@williampitt.com, or by contacting Kent agent Howard Schissler by phone at 917.304.0871, or by email at Hschissler@williampitt.com. For more information on 86 Fern Ave, please contact Washington Depot agent John Sniffen by phone at 860.201.7159, or by email at Jsniffen@williampitt.com. Lastly, details on 44 Booth Road can be found by reaching out to Washington Depot agent Kathryn Clair by phone at 203.948.5255, or by email at Kclair@williampitt.com.