Set on a quiet, dead end road in the scenic town of Claryville, this cottage is a great choice for a turnkey weekend getaway where the goal is tranquility, appreciation of the area’s visual beauty, and its myriad outdoor pursuits.
On entering the front door, the vestibule provides a glimpse of the two bedrooms, which, with their current white paint, feel vaguely like a beach house, sunny and bright. The recent update of the bathroom includes a stall shower and contemporary fixtures.
Two of the most alluring features are the bluestone fireplace (because lighting a fire on a chilly evening in the country is one of the great joys of having a place up here), and the screened porch. With the porch you are able to integrate your living space with the land, and all the activity that happens beyond your four walls. Whether dining or reading a book, you’re sure to be distracted by the changing light, the woodland creatures, and the peace of having an uninterrupted thought.
The galley kitchen is simple but serviceable, and connects the bedroom areas with the living room, where the current owners have also included a dining spot. There is a door from the living to the back of the house, and another that opens onto the recently rebuilt screened porch.
Walk out the back door to the stone grill / “fire pit”, and stroll through the woods that gently slope up toward the ridge line. There are two sheds, one behind the house that’s more of a tool shed, and one in front, that can accommodate a lawn mower, bicycles, etc., and can be used as a small workshop.
The house is seasonal, meaning that although it has been insulated, and a new vapor barrier added in the crawl space below the house, once there are consistent freezing conditions, the water pipes would freeze. There is electric baseboard heat throughout the house.