I split my time between a boarding school outside of Boston where I am an administrator and English teacher, and this adorable Berkshire cottage. Since I bought it in 2009, I have enjoyed fixing it up - every wall has been painted, the furnishings were purchased and collected with an eye for comfort and functionality, and the mattresses are all great! A new bathroom was put in on the first floor in 2010, along with a W/D. Sitting on the porch on a nice day with a drink, a book, and Pandora streaming through the Bose Ipod dock is just a joy. There is also a nice 30 inch flat screen as I won't want to relax without being able to watch some great TV or a few movies. I also love to travel and renting the house out during high season helps me do just that during school vacations. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as I am a big dog lover and like to bring my own dog along when I can.