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Spacious Restored Barn on 700 acre Estate with Magnficent Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 557 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 6 baths, sleeps no more than 12

Large 6000 square foot living space in restored barn. If you like open, airy loft living, this is your property in the country. 2 large master bedrooms, one with Jacuzzi, 1 smaller bedroom and 3 unique bedroom/baths each located in a converted silo. Large kitchen with professional appliances, dining area, fireplace area, living room. 600 square foot deck overlooks a 24 acre private lake. Gunite pool. The property has many trails for hiking (including a walking trail steps from the house), and there is the opportunity (under a separate arrangement) to participate in a working cattle ranch featuring grass fed beef.

Located 5 miles from the Town of Litchfield, the property is in a very private area and is surrounded by 2000 protected acres of the Waterbury Water Company. Litchfield is a short (8-10 min) drive away and features numerous bars and restaurants, museums, nature preserves, antique shops, yoga studios and general sight seeing opportunities.

This is the perfect spot to go with family and friends to enjoy the country and bask in the outdoors or inside the spacious barn.

Although the barn sleeps 12 people, we are not looking to rent to a large group of unrelated people-ie a 'share' type situation or a party house. The person who is contracting to rent the property must be at least 27 years old.

The barn is located on a 700 acre estate/working farm. We raise grass fed beef, and pastured pork and poultry. For an additional fee, we can offer a farm experience depending on the season at an extra cost to be determined by the type of experience desired and the number of people involved. Meat is available for purchase down the road and there is a grill at the house.

There is air conditioning in 5 of the 6 bedrooms, and the other bedrooms remain cool most night and have fans. The slight elevation of the Litchfield Hills makes for cooler nights in the summer than other nearby areas, e.g. coastal Connecticut and New York. There is no air conditioning in the main living spaces of the house and we have never felt it necessary. For the occasional summer heat wave, there is a pool.

The house is also near the well-known Litchfield Daffodils, a twelve-acre planting of narcissus which bloom each Spring and attract admirers from near and far.

A note on Weddings & Parties:

We do not host outdoor parties or weddings in the backyard of this property. Small indoor gatherings are possible - please contact us for details.

If you are interested in an outdoor wedding or party, we have other locations nearby on the estate which are suitable for tents and outdoor events. There is a large field 1/4 mile away, which has electric and water, and there are several other spots around the estate which would be suitable for wedding photos or a small ceremony (e.g. the private lakes, additional fields, etc).

If you are interested in hosting a wedding or party, please note that we have a 1-week minimum rental from June 15-September 9. We would require you to purchase additional liability insurance (please contact us for details).

More Details

Property Manager
Allegra Morosani
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Litchfield, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 557 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 8:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , Skylight
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Guest Room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Upper Silo
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Middle Silo
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed , Bottom Silo
  • Linens and towels are included. Master Bedroom 1, Master Bedroom 2, Guest Room, Middle and Upper Silo have air conditioners.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
Notes:
We will consider the possibility of hosting small indoor events with 50 or fewer people attending. We will not host outdoor weddings or parties. Please contact us with details of your plans and we will let you know if the site would be appropriate. The property is located on a 700 acre working farm where grass fed Angus are raised along with pigs and chickens. For an additional fee we can arrange you to work with the farmers as they move the grass fed herd from pasture to pasture and help feed the pigs and chickens.

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Spacious Restored Barn on 700 acre Estate with Magnficent Views
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 15 reviews
4

Fun stay for a family of 12

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this large, charming barn. We worried over doors, windows and gates which need work and one old bed but we we'd do it all again. John was responsive when we needed help.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Island
4

Rustic Country Weekend

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful place for a friend's weekend. The experience of staying in a converted barn and silos was unique. There was so much space you could get lost. The views of the surrounding country side were beautiful. The owner was easy to reach before, during, and after our stay and answered all of my questions.

If you want a 5 star Four Season hotel this is not for you. This is a fun, different, country experience. We had rain, snow, and sun over the course of the weekend. None of which deterred from the fun our group of friends had.

Perhaps, we will be lucky enough to be able to return for some more fun in warmer weather to experience the nice pool.

Thank you Allegra, it was wonderful.

Deborah

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for Us!

  • 5 of 5

This 6BR "barn" was just what the group of us needed. 6 adults attending a 6-day conference in the area in early March - we were able to each have our own place and pace in morning and evening, and yet have breakfasts and dinners together, and sit around the fireplace together. It was so relaxing to "come home to" after the intense days. One of us was a jogger who ran around the lake (not on the 2 degrees day, though); another a hobby photographer who found beauty everywhere; a couple of us play piano - next time we'll bring some music! And it won't be so cold in September. We look forward to enjoying the grounds more.

Allegra was easy to communicate with, and she made sure we had access to neighbor help when she had to leave. All in all, a very good experience.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, we loved it

  • 5 of 5

Thanks John for your hospitality. House is great and we had a great Thanksgiving. Looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethesda, Maryland
4

Spectacular setting, comfortable renovated barn suitable for family reunions

  • 4 of 5

3 generations of my family spent a week at Skyscape Barn at the very end of August. The charming town of Litchfield is just a few miles away and has everything you would need, but the barn and the expansive property around it feel very remote. It was so quiet at night we sat on the back deck and could hear nothing but ourselves. The main level of the barn is huge with multiple sitting areas so there was a lot of room to spread out. The six bedrooms include 2 large master suites and smaller rooms in 2 silos which gave the feeling of privacy even though we all felt very much together. The kitchen is well-appointed and roomy. It was a perfect setting for families that enjoy each other's company but also like some space of their own.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views and peaceful nights!

  • 5 of 5

A week of boating, fishing, swimming and family games. Peaceful and relaxing just what we needed. Thank you for sharing your beautiful barn home with my family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
at the Corner
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Bridgeport/ ort Jefferson
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Stony Brook Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Waterbury
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 8
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
West Street Grill
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Nystrom's Pond

Litchfield, CT was an important, historically significant Colonial town, once the 2nd biggest in Connecticut. Beautiful Colonial houses line North and South Streets. Local activities include walks/mountain bike rides in the 3000 acre White Memorial Foundation land as well as informative visits to the Litchfield Historical Society.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$31.6 per person per night
Pet Fee A$189.58
Damage Insurance A$125.13
Damage Deposit A$379.17

We are open to the idea of special events-weddings, anniversaries, special birthdays. We do not do prom parties or events that are predominately for people under the age of 21. The person who actually rents the property needs to be at least 27 years old. If your event will include more than 20 people (the Barn only sleeps 12), you will need to contact us to go over event pricing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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