Enjoy a relaxing, 3 days and 2 nights in this beautifully appointed riverfront cottage on the Bantam River in Washington Depot, CT. This historic circa 1850s property once served as a gunsmith’s shop but has undergone extensive renovation - preserving the historic charm but modernized for a New York City family seeking a luxurious and peaceful retreat. The location is quiet, serene and private, yet convenient to the very best villages and attractions Litchfield County is known for. There are no other homes in view, yet the cottage is centrally located only 4 miles from downtown Bantam, Washington Depot and New Preston as well as Bantam Lake, Mt. Tom State Park and Lake Waramaug. Nearby activities include skiing at Mohawk Mountain, the Connecticut Wine Trail, plentiful hiking trails, swimming beaches at nearby lakes, and the Woodbury Antique trail as well as several fine dining restaurants and spas including Winvian Farms, The Mayflower and Arethusa’s al Tavolo—all within five miles. The Cottage is beautifully appointed and sits on a private, ½ acre parcel of the Bantam River. The glorious sound of the river can be heard from every room. A large landscaped deck is beautifully furnished with comfortable seating, dining, a charcoal grill and firepit. First floor includes a well-appointed kitchen with high-end kitchenware, living room with gas fireplace, entry with baby grand piano. There is also a first-floor bedroom with queen bed, plus a full bath with double vanities, claw foot tub and shower, towel warmer, heated floor and a great view of the river. A laundry room with full sized washer and dryer complete the first floor. Upstairs you will find a TV den with full size pull out sofa, spacious master bedroom with queen bed, seating area and panoramic views of the river. There is a second bedroom with two twin beds and wonderful views of the river as well. An oversized bath serves both bedrooms but has en suite access from the master. There is a free-standing glass shower, double marble vanities, towel warmer, heated floor and window with a view of the river. Amenities include original artwork, 100 Mpbs wireless internet, cable TV, Netflix, Sonos Wi-Fi music system throughout the property, built-in USB ports for charging electronics, high quality mattresses, high thread count linens, goose down pillows, luggage racks in every bedroom, a Dutch door in the kitchen, air conditioning, screened windows and doors and firewood for the firepit. The Bantam River Cottage is only 75 miles from Manhattan and about 20 minutes from the nearest Metro-North train station in Waterbury. Danbury, CT train station is 30 minutes away and Brewster, NY 45 minutes away. At just under two hours, but worlds away from NYC, this beautiful cottage is the perfect weekend getaway.
See VRBO listing 1411503 for photos and a full description of the property.
This item if for Studio School Families ONLY.
Jay and Kathy Winn
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