Windy Top Cottage ~ A Romantic "European" Getaway

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Ken

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
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The Windy Top Cottage is an old stone building constructed in 1932 by H. L. Bitter, a wealthy Hartford businessman. This area of Granby was a favorite of the Hartford elite for a place to 'summer' in the early part of the 20th Century. The cottage was the quarters for the domestic staff while the family was in North Granby. With an elevation of 970, we offer clean, fresh country air!

The space
Dawn and Ken have refreshed the interior with vintage "pumpkin pine" floors and warm, decorator wall tones. The cottage has over 1000 sq. ft. of living space with the original bath fixtures from the 30s and a huge stone fireplace with propane-fired gas logs for those cool mountain nights. Although there is NO KITCHEN, the large first-floor great room has a small coffee service area with a new retro ice box filled with cold drinks. There is not a stove, sink or microwave.
The second-floor bedrooms are spacious and yet very cozy. The home has an English Country House feel with all furnishings provided by Dawn’s painted furniture business: A Girl With A Paintbrush. Flower boxes adorn several windows that overlook an herb and flower garden. The property is accessed by original brick walkways and leads to the private entry door.
The exterior patio out the rear door is covered by an awning and has LED lanterns. The firepit makes great campfires for grilling hot dogs and making S'Mores.

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Granby, Connecticut, United States

Granby is an "upscale", small suburban Hartford community with tons of nearby amenities and located in an area known for working dairy farms, equestrian centers, apple orchards and farm wineries. Our beautiful community also offers self-serve farm stands, homemade ice cream stores, art galleries, country libraries as well as gourmand evening dining establishments.
The Windy Top Cottage is located in an area with breathtaking views of Massachusetts (walk just a little more than a half mile to the amazing Mary Edwards Property) and a 5 minute drive from the best waterfalls in Connecticut! We are surrounded by thousands of acres of hiking/walking trails, a game refuge and several state forests. Our street has huge old oak trees with amazing old stone walls and is a local favorite for jogging and walking. Ask us to send you our "Granby Hiking Guide"....
Connecticut is home to many historic covered bridges, waterfalls and a few ghost towns. See our local guidebook for more details.

Hosted by Ken

Joined in July 2013
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Dawn and I are an "empty nest" couple with a love for hospitality. We currently own an older Cape Cod home in North Granby, Connecticut. The property includes our stone guest house which we have had on Airbnb since the Summer of 2017. Dawn has a furniture restoration business and Ken has been in real estate sales for over 40 years. We love country antiques and decorating with a vintage style. Ken is involved with the local historical society and has served on the town Economic Development Commission for over 10 years. Please see our Guidebook for many ideas of what you can do when you stay with us.
Dawn and I are an "empty nest" couple with a love for hospitality. We currently own an older Cape Cod home in North Granby, Connecticut. The property includes our stone guest house…

During your stay

Our goal is to leave you to enjoy the cottage and all the surrounding amenities and beauty at your leisure. We live in the main house so we are always available by text or cell phone.
We offer guests several "add-ons" for a small charge like... campfires with S'Mores, a wine & cheese plate, champagne & truffles, continental breakfast or whatever special event you may be celebrating. Please let us know at least 24 hours before arrival.
Our goal is to leave you to enjoy the cottage and all the surrounding amenities and beauty at your leisure. We live in the main house so we are always available by text or cell pho…

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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