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Country Sanctuary, Litchfield

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 20, 2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

4 Bedrooms and 4 Full baths.Sleeps 8-10

Come as you are with your family and/or friends! All are welcome to enjoy the pristine natural setting of the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC)

Tucked in the country hillsides of Colonial America, 32 Duckpond Rd is a retreat from urban living, a quiet estuary for you and your flock. The house is located on the footsteps of a premier waterfowl conservancy yet only 10 minutes from Litchfield's historic town center. Housing 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths, the 3,200 square foot property maintains gardens and a private granite heated pool for your leisure. There is a two car garage on the property, firewood in abundance, and acres for you to explore.

Proceeds from your rental will assist the continued conservation of wetland habitat and rare endangered waterfowl. Private tours are available for visiting guests who become members of LRWC. Public tours are always available Saturdays and Sundays 10 to 4 April to November. Checkout the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy online for more details!

More Details

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hilary Nicholson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Hilary Nicholson

This house was originally built in the 1950's by my father for my grandmother. My grandmother chose this site because of the lovely woods, nearby streams and a 150 year old white oak tree that now stands guard in the garden. I later expanded the house and added an upstairs for my children and myself when I used the house for weekends in the 1990's.

Why Hilary Nicholson chose Litchfield County

Proceeds from your rental will assist the owners to support the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) and allow for the continued conservation of wetland habitat and rare endangered waterfowl. LRWC is one of the pre-eminent facilities for breeding rare and endangered waterfowl in the world. Private tours are available for visiting guests who become members of LRWC. Public tours are always available. Checkout the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

What makes this house unique

The property is very peaceful. No cars or sirens can be heard. Birds abound in the woods and across the dirt road that passes by the house are duckponds filled with a variety of rare species. When the wind blows just so. you can sometimes hear a Trumpeter Swan call.........

20 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

5

Actually is a country sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5
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Came here again after last year's visit. That should say it all. The house is large and spacious, enough room for all not to be in each other's way, yet close enough. House, pool, grounds -- all lovely. Close to any amenities you might need, and Hilary is response to any issues that may come up. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The home was amazing. Plenty of room for 5 and then some.

  • 5 of 5
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Hillary was also amazing, if we had any questions or issues, she was only a phone call away. The pool was so warm and wonderful. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you Hillary!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 months and still waiting for a refund

  • 1 of 5
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We went to the house with my kids and friends to celebrate my birthday. The house it's beautiful and would be happy to go back again as we really enjoy the proximity to Mohauk mountain but during our stay the fridge wasn't broken and all the food including my cake was ruined. The manager was responsive and did bring us colers with ice and she replace the milk but having to spend 3 days without fridge wasn't ideal during our stay. They said they will compensate us with a discount but somehow after 5 months we are still waiting....

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5
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This is a wonderful house for family get togethers! Secluded and surrounded by beautiful yard, fields and woods yet close to markets, restaurants and Litchfield town center. Also, close to parks and lakes.

The rooms are spacious, clean and well furnished. Bathrooms are large, clean and updated. The large eat-in kitchen has a delightful sunroom for more casual eating and socializing.

Hilary was very responsive to any of our questions and requests. Could not be more delighted with our stay and will look forward to returning!

Oles family

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great country house!

  • 4 of 5
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Great house nestled back in the woods with a charming country setting. House was equipped with all the essentials, a lot of rooms to congregate in. Totally agree with a previous review that the photos do not justify the real thing. We would definitely stay here again next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, beautiful house and a welcoming

  • 5 of 5
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The house was very clean and accommodated for all of our needs. House was close to market, restaurants, etc but also in a nice, secluded area surrounded by nature. Property owner is very welcoming, helpful, and easy to work with. Would definitely do business with again.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Proceeds from your rental will assist the owners to support the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) and allow for the continued conservation of wetland habitat and rare endangered waterfowl. LRWC is one of the pre-eminent facilities for breeding rare and endangered waterfowl in the world. Private tours are available for visiting guests who become members of LRWC. Public tours are always available. Checkout the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Hartford Bradley Field, Hartford, Ct at 47 Miles Nearest Train : Waterbury, Ct at 12 Miles Car: necessary

The Litchfield Hills are known for their historic town greens, historic colonial architecture, and stunning fall foliage.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,850
$4,200
 
 
Spring
Apr 18 2017 - May 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$275
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,750
$11,000
 
 
Early Summer
May 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$650
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
$12,600
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,800
$15,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

From the Owner

The property is very peaceful. No cars or sirens can be heard. Birds abound in the woods and across the dirt road that passes by the house are duckponds filled with a variety of rare species. When the wind blows just so. you can sometimes hear a Trumpeter Swan call.........

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 3200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Downstairs guest bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Extra bath downstairs
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Master bath has jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs bath

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Bedrooms have all been recently refurbished, spacious, and have comfortable beds, and quality sheets and pillows.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Completely private setting but only minutes away from the center of town, top restaurants, shops, antiques, nature trails and sports facilities, including tennis, canoeing, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing.

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