About this listing
This just-renovated small country estate dates from the 1700s, 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). 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.
A recently updated heated gunite pool has a jacuzzi spa (open only in summer). 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.
Please note: We are not set up for large events (e.g. weddings) at our home.
No smoking inside the house. No pets.
We had a great time at the house over New Years week - the interior is beautiful and charming, very tastefully decorated. We didn't spend much time outdoors but it is expansive and transporting - especially for city folks. Gregory was a pleasure to work with, extremely responsive and helpful. We'll be back for sure.
My family stayed in Gregory and Nina's lovely home in Washinton, CT over the Christmas holiday. The home itself is beautiful and clean and the grounds are equally spectacular - brought back many found memories from our time spent living in the UK. The hosts were quick to respond to any inquiries throughout our entire stay as well. The home came equipped with everything we could have ever needed for cooking, entertaining and relaxing. The warmth of the home, the surrounding country, the village, and last but not least the GW Tavern are some of the many reasons we will hopefully find ourselves back in Washington in the future! Many thanks to Greg and Nina!
Greg and Nina were wonderful hosts! My husband and I rented their home to be closer to our wedding venue and to have a place where our families could stay. The property and home are spectacular. It's beautifully decorated and it's high end lush furnishes are cozy and luxurious. It's a fantastic country getaway!
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Some friends and I had the great pleasure of ringing in the New Year at this beautiful home, which is even more lovely and cozy than the pictures suggest. We took great advantage of the two fireplaces, the well-equipped kitchen, and the seemingly never-ending supply of wine glasses. The owners were wonderful hosts, quick to answer our questions and thorough in the guidelines and notes they provided before the trip. Yes, there are a few quirks that you need to contend with--which are all detailed in the information the owners sent us--but nothing that gets in the way of pure relaxation and enjoyment.
Be prepared to fight for the master bedroom. And you'll probably want to do your grocery shopping at one of the big supermarkets on the way to the house.
A group of us (4 married couples and one baby) stayed at Gregory's house for a weekend in July. The house and grounds were perfect. We could tell that they have put a lot of time and attention into the house and the surrounding property, which made our stay very pleasant. We felt very well taken care of. House is perfect for a group of our size. Lots of land to run around on, and the area has some walking/hiking trails nearby. Gregory provided us with lots of helpful information about the house and things to do nearby. Fantastic kitchen, dining room, living room and den-- perfect for unwinding. All bedrooms are well-appointed and comfortable. Pool was a big hit with our group as well. Easy access from New York City. Would absolutely come back.
Great House and Excellent Hosts
Nina was there when you needed her
Cute Town, and close to wineries and Farms
Had a great time in the pool
Great property , nicely landscaped.