Beautiful 2200 square foot antique home with three full baths. Set on spectacular grounds and offering privacy along with the convenience of being close to all amenities. Enjoy lounging by the 1+ acre pond, reading in the garden near the babbling brook or having a bbq on the stone patio!
Built in 1829, our brick Federal boasts two cast iron claw-foot bathtubs (and another bathroom with a shower), a fully-outfitted kitchen, a separate dining room and, finally, a den with a flat screen TV (nb: we have no cable or satellite service but you can bring your own Roku or Apple TV device). Outside you will find a shaded wraparound porch, a large Belgian block patio off the kitchen (perfect for barbecues), three bridges over the brook and a large pond at the top of the property. Surrounding it all are lush gardens with many perennials, flowering bushes and fruit trees.
Some of our favorite nearby destinations:
Collinsville Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboarding along the Farmington River
Farmington River Tubing
Jerram Winery & Litchfield County Wineries
Marwin Farm Airstream Farmstand
The entire 2.5 property will be accessible to our guests (except for the house attic and our garage, which we use for storage).
Interaction with guests
Larah, our co-host, who lives close by will meet you upon arrival to go over some of the systems (it's an old house). Larah will be your main point of contact but we will also be available by text, email and/or phone in case of an emergency.
Other things to note
The property is on a main road, although the house sits 75 feet off the road and there is a 5' high solid wood privacy fence that runs along the road. It is visually very private but there is some road noise (although not up by the pond, which is quite far from the road). If you will be traveling with children, please let us know so that we can answer any questions you may have about this. Also, there are four window air conditioning units. However, if you are someone who prefers to live in a 'refrigerator' during the summer, this house is not for you.
Please visit the 1829 Brick House on Instagram: @1829BrickHouse and use the hashtag #1829BrickHouse during your stay!
The 1829 Brick House is currently for sale on the MLS.
We take great pride in the house--we did much of the work ourselves--so we expect that people who rent it respect that. And while old houses have survived a long time, they can be slightly fragile (and have some quirks). We allow a maximum of six guests mostly due to our septic and water systems.
From Litchfield Co., CT. We are avid DIYers both in the garden and in the house. And having traveled a lot, we are quite sure we know what makes the best possible stay for guests!