Deze omgebouwde één-ruimte schoolgebouw ligt in het historische Grafton, Vermont. Het huis heeft veel van zijn historische kenmerken. Het is volledig verwarmd en heeft een back-up houtkachel. Het huis ligt op 22 + acres waarvan de meeste is bebost.
Op de eerste verdieping is er een woonkamer met een eethoek, een keuken, een slaapkamer en een badkamer. De slaapkamer heeft een tweepersoons bed. De keuken heeft een fornuis, een volle koelkast, een magnetron en is volledig uitgerust. De badkamer is voorzien van een full-sized whirlpool bad met een douche.
De tweede verdieping is voorzien van een queen bed en twee enkele bedden en veel ruimte voor babybedjes voor extra mensen. De blootgestelde originele balken voegen een uniek element. Deze kamer is toegankelijk via een trap en heeft volledige ramen en stahoogte.
Grafton is een historische stad met omvat een herberg, een winkel en andere voorzieningen. Er is een cross-country ski / mountainbike ruimte met geprepareerde loipes en verhuur.
Okemo resort is een korte afstand. Dit resort heeft een groot skigebied in de winter en golfen in de zomer. Er is toegang tot wandelen, zwemmen, fietsen en andere activiteiten. De Manchester outlet winkelcentra zijn gemakkelijk te rijden afstand.
Love the house and the location! When we first got there we thought we were in the middle of nowhere…until I realized Okemo/ Jackson Gore were only 20-30 minutes away. Convenience stores and restaurants were even closer (10 minutes). Wi-Fi and all the modern amenities that make winding down in the evening so much easier. The house itself was beautiful and it was very obvious it was very well loved and taken care of. Also more than enough room for 2 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs. The "back yard" is full of woods and we spent several hours snow shoeing through it and letting the dogs wander around. Just a great alternative to doing the “resort” thing. I just wish we were able to stay longer. Next chance we can get to break away we will be back up there.
We loved our stay. It was in the single digits outside but we were always toasty inside. Our 4-year-old daughter said that her favorite part of our trip was sleeping. We spent lots of time lying on the comfy beds reading. The property is a quick drive to both Chester & Grafton. You can't really tell from the pictures, but the house is right on the road, which isn't busy but might not be ideal for very small wandering children.
I loved the aesthetic of this clean and cozy house. Our daughters loved having the whole family sleep in the loft with its "cool" bark-clad beams. It is an easy 20-30 minute drive to Okemo.
The former school house was as advertised. Simply furnished and decorated. Very neat and clean. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals. The gas stove and oven worked perfectly. Only criticism is that there are no closets and no place other than a few hooks inside the door to hang clothes. Yes there was a small chest for folded clothes. The house sits close to the road but it is a quiet road and we were happy to not have a long driveway with all the snow we got. It was also plowed for us. We chose this part of Vermont because we were unfamiliar with the area. It is very quiet. Nearby Chester has everything needed; groceries, gasoline, laudramat, restaurants and more. Grafton is smaller and very nice. We walked on snowmobile trails right behind the house and enjoyed the woods. Cross country skied in Grafton too. Nice relaxing place.
Katharine's charming schoolhouse was perfect for our family of 5 ( Dad, Mom, 16 & 18 year old sons and Grandmother). We loved the large cozy upstairs and grandmother enjoyed her private room on the main floor.We were celebrating our oldest son's 18th birthday and the schoolhouse was conveniently located for the boys to snowboard at Okemo and Killington. While they snowboarded, we explored many antique shops, visited the Clear Lake Furniture showroom (beautiful pieces..purchased a handmade lamp), and relaxed while playing backgammon.
Great markets nearby, and plenty of restaurants to experience. We especially enjoyed the Heritage Deli....wished we'd gone there our first day ! The Grafton Inn was wonderful for the birthday dinner !
Thank you Katharine for sharing your lovely home. We would love to return.
We shared a peaceful week at the Grafton Schoolhouse, watching the colors change and listening to the leaves fall. No TV meant no debate-watching, TG, and we had a lovely time reading, taking day trips, and enjoying autumn in beautiful southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Katharine has thought of everything. The house is truly charming, the kitchen well-equipped, and our Coton de Tulear felt as "at home" as we did.The owner and caretaker both promptly reached out to help us when I foolishly locked the key in the house, and the people we met on our travels were equally warm and welcoming. Grafton itself is a delightful town, replete with a central Village Market (selling delicious Grafton Cheese, select local crafts, food and wine), a gracious hotel and the Phelps Barn Pub, where we had two cozy dinners. We also enjoyed the fine art in Gallery North Star's sophisticated space, watching cheese being made at Grafton Cheese on the outskirts of town, and meeting the proprietor at Plummer's Sugar House -- where we bought delicious maple syrup at the best price around. Katharine's schoolhouse/cottage was the perfect jumping-off point for a variety of visits to nearby towns, from Chester (Stonehouse Antiques, Davallia Art at both of its locations, Sage Jewelry & Gifts and the Moon Dog Cafe on the Common, plus The Country Girl Diner and MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub) to Brattleboro (Twice Upon a Time Collectibles and the fantastic Brattleboro Food Co-Op). Unfortunately, Weston Priory was closed for a monastic retreat, but we did manage to visit the well-known Vermont Country Store in Weston, as well as "Hildene," Robert Lincoln's family homestead in Manchester, VT. We discovered a Marimekko Store in Manchester, as well -- Marimekko is coming back; hurrah! En route "home" to Massachusetts, we enjoyed our drive through southern New Hampshire, as well: from Walpole (Alyson's Orchard and Burdick's Chocolates, of course) to Peterboro (Twin Elm Farm Antiques, Harlow's Pub and the Peterboro Diner) to Harrisville (Looms and Country Store). Words to the wise: watch your cell phone for roaming charges, and do not plan to rely on your Mapquest, Google Maps or GPS directions. Rural VT and NH are stunning over-the-river-and-through-the-woods territory, and that was part of the fun for us!
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