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Central VT Country Retreat Near Norwich and VTC

Brookfield, Vermont, United States

Listing #146115


House | Entire Home
Rates from USD $625 | Weekly
Last Updated 19 days ago

About

Cottage On the Hill is a 1910 updated cottage with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom. One bedroom could easily be turned into an office if a guest has need of only one bedroom. (Just let us know prior to your stay - we have furniture available to outfit it) This craftsman cottage was built by a master carpenter who was hired to build the nearby "Silver Towers," a lovely historic building now known as the Vermont Grange Center in Brookfield. Many of the same high end materials were used in the construction of the cottage - 3/4" beadboard, douglas fir door casings, handmade interior doors, and beautiful (refinished) wood flooring throughout. Many of the furnishings are restored antiques. The cottage presents a unique opportunity for those studying botany with it's location next to a rare "fen" ecosystem. A recent easement was purchased by the Nature Conservancy and there is public access to this area. According to a recent article "Brookfield’s fens are located near the top of the ridge line separating the Connecticut and Champlain Valley watersheds where a calcium-rich layer of limestone called the Waitsfield formation runs beneath the peat and hardpan clay above. Visitors to the fen can readily observe the biodiversity granted by these mineral deposits—marsh ferns, three-way sedge, orchids, mint, bunchberry, Joe-Pye-weed, wild strawberry, and even tiny carnivorous plants all thrive here—sometimes within inches of one another." (Kelley, D. (2020, August 13). Brookfield Fens Hold Rare Ecosystem. The White River Valley Herald. https://www.ourherald.com/articles/brookfield-fens-hold-rare-ecosystem/. ) The furnace is easy to use; just turn a dial. You also have usage of a pellet stove fireplace in the gorgeous original massive brick fireplace, The stove/oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and clothes dryer and washing machine are all relatively new appliances (within last 4 years). A secondary ADA- rated handrail has been placed the entire length of the staircase in addition to the original handcrafted bannister.

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
1

Offices
1

Size
950 ft2

Suited For
3

Property Type
House

Availability

From November 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022

Minimum Stay

15 Days

Location

House in Brookfield, Vermont, United States

Closest University

Norwich University

Nearby Universities
Vermont Technical College | Norwich University
Nearby Cities

Northfield | Montpelier | Randolph

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Woods

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $625 Weekly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: All utilities included except plowing and trash

Considerations

The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Backyard

Accessibility

Stairs

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Comments: Good cell service (AT&T, Verizon)

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CottageOnTheHillVT

Member Since 2021

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Individual Outside of Academia