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Charming Washington Rental
This recently renovated small country estate dates from the 1780s, with original wide chestnut floors, and all the period detail preserved. Gathering spaces are large and gracious, with two living rooms, each with a fireplace, and a dining room looking out onto a backyard terrace, pool, stream, pond, and two red barns (one is early 1800s original on the Connecticut Historic Registry). Altogether 12+ acres and across the street from the expansive Steep Rock nature preserve with excellent hiking and cross-country skiing. Two minutes to adorable, classic New England town center, with excellent restaurants, the outstanding Hickory Stick bookshop, coffee shop, and shopping. Also close to Lake Waramaug, 25 min from Mohawk Mountain for skiing in winter, and near many apple orchards and blueberry farms.
There are 5 bedrooms, 3 with queen beds (one on the ground floor), one with two twin beds, and one with one twin. Three full bathrooms, including three showers and one bath. The 18th-century, air-conditioned schoolhouse, which abuts the main house, was renovated this summer and is an ideal space for reading and gaming.
A recently updated heated gunite pool has a jacuzzi spa. Beautiful perennial gardens bloom throughout the spring and summer. There is an enormity of wildlife—birds chirping in the maple, hemlock, and apple trees, and frogs croaking in the pond—so that you feel truly removed from city life.
Available July 1 to Labor Day.