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"Stepaside House" in the Berkshires Western Massachusetts

Chester, Massachusetts, United States

Listing #97888


House | Entire Home
Rates from USD $1550 | Weekly
Last Updated 40 days ago

About

BERKSHIRES: RIVER FRONTAGE On the eastern slopes of the Berkshire mountains. Architecturally designed Shaker Farmhouse on 14 wooded acres - a perfect retreat! Standing back 200 feet from the designated National Scenic Middle Branch of the Westfield River. Also a detached sun filled artist studio with skylight and propane fireplace is near the main house. Fishing, canoeing, swimming in pristine waters. The beautiful, unspoiled Littleville Lake is less than a mile down the road. Glendale Falls a Trustee of Reservations conservation area is within 5 minutes. Trails and cross country skiing all about you. The house has lots of light and is an artist's retreat in a magnificent setting. Many people who visit our home think that we have renovated an old New England farmhouse. This is what we wanted. A new home that has the qualities of an old farmhouse. We are also 35 minutes away from the Stockbridge, Tanglewood at Lenox, Lee and the five college area of Northampton Massachusetts. There is lots of light throughout the house. The bottom floor is a workshop ( with washer/dryer) and garage. The first floor is: living room with brick fireplace, window seats and open planned space with living area, kitchen ( with overhead fan) and dining area. There is a guest bedroom and full bathroom on this floor. There is a Garden Room through french doors from the living room and a beautiful wrap around deck looking over the garden. The second ( top) floor has the Master Bedroom with window seats, dressing area, walk in closet. Very large Master Bathroom with large bathtub and bidet. A third bedroom/ study is on this floor as well and lots of bookshelves. There are overhead fans in the upstairs bedroom. All in all the house is very cheerful and a happy home to live in. We have a one car garage that enters into the workshop basement space( or mudroom if you prefer to call it). Outdoors: lots of wildflowers ( in season) and perennials surrounding the house. The river is across the road and the sound is wonderful. Name of house is Stepaside and it is 35 minutes from Northampton

Bedrooms
3

Bathrooms
2

Offices
1

Size
1,400 ft2

Suited For
3

Property Type
House

Availability

From June 2, 2021 until December 31, 2021

Minimum Stay

2 Weeks | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Residentail home on 14 acres

Location

House in Chester, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Smith College, Northampton , Massachusetts 01060

Nearby Universities
5 Colleges , Smith College
Neighborhood

Huntington MA

Nearby Cities

Northampton | Westfield | Springfield | Lee | Stockbridge | Pittsfield

Comments: North Chester

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $1550 Weekly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: $1550 short term weekly summer rental and $5000 long term monthly.

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home 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

Cable or Satellite

Printer

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Backyard

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning

Fireplace

Security

Security System

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Creative

Art Studio

Comments: studio separate just from house for writers/artist/office

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