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Connecticut Stone Cottage in the Woods

Located on a hill overlooking the main house of this 14+-acre compound on a designated “Scenic Road,” this 2BR/1B c. 1929 solid stone cottage is just 60 miles from New York City. Guests have access to the entire cottage with kitchen, Great Room with movie screening and massive stone fireplace with wood-burning stove insert, screened “She-Shed,” and the full wooded property. The main house, a rambling 4B/4B cape, is also available. Candlewood Lake is a few minutes’ drive, and water views of a private lake are just past the driveway. Marrying Old World architecture with modern technology, the nearly one-hundred-year-old cottage boasts 17" solid stone walls and every possible modern update, featuring floodlight security lights, motion-detection cameras, movie/tv screen and built-in projector, Wi-Fi, and a SONOS sound system. The wife, an interior design book author and renovator of fourteen homes, brought a fresh French farmhouse aesthetic to the space. The Great Room, lined in wood planks and hand-cut beams, original lighting fixtures and doors, and stone fireplace, bears original wood trim recently brush-painted by her with hand-made paint. An abundance of natural light fills the space. The eat-in kitchen holds a French bistro table and chairs under a window. The dining area has an antique French farmhouse table and chairs. Two arched wood doors, hand-painted and bearing nearly 100-year-old wrought iron hardware and wooden cross bars for protection, are directly off the Kitchen and Great Room, and lead you to the screened patio. Two leather chairs create a great place to smoke cigars. A weathered teak table and chairs, with a modern propane heater, allow for bug-free dining in the middle of the woods. The Master Bedroom has a luxe king-size mattress and organic cotton linens. The bathroom was re-fitted with a glass shower enclosure and updated plumbing and fixtures. The second-floor loft bedroom has white-washed French antique sleigh beds and white wicker furnishings. This charming cottage is situated on the southern end of the very private town of Sherman, in the northern pocket of Fairfield County, CT. It is the northernmost town on Candlewood Lake, the state’s largest man-made lake. Given its ease of commute and proximity to New York City, as well as its water access, it has remained a summer vacation destination for dozens of years. Sherman is a straight shot from Manhattan’s East Side, north on the FDR, or West Side on the Henry Hudson or Saw Mill River Parkway. LaGuardia Airport is a 69-mile drive; JFK International Airport is a 76-mile drive; and Stewart International Airport is a 32-mile drive. Nearby train stations on Metro North’s Harlem Line include Katonah, Croton Falls, Southeast and Patterson.

Category and style


Bungalow, Cabin, Lake House, Rustic


Private parking for 6 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
1150 sq ft
Main floor number:

Location Rules

No loud noises
Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed


Hair/Makeup area


Sauna/Steam Room
Cathedral Ceiling
Exposed Beams
High Ceiling
Vaulted Ceiling
Wood Doors
Long Driveway
Asphalt/Concrete Driveway
BBQ Grill
Front yard
Garage (Attached)
Brick Fireplace
Fireplace With Mantle
Large Fireplace
Rustic Fireplace
Stone Fireplace
Carpet Floor
Checker Tiles Floor
Light Wood/Whitewash Floor
Stone Floor
Tiles Floor
Large Yard
Lush/Manicured Yard
Crown Molding
Home Gym
Home Library
Breakfast Nook
Bright Kitchen
Chef's Kitchen
Granite Countertop
Kitchen Island
Stainless Steel Kitchen
White Kitchen
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Front Porch
Screened Porch
Gun Range/Archery
Straight Stairs
Mountain/Vista View
Stone Walls
Texture Walls
White Walls
Bay or Bow Windows
Picture/Stationary Windows
Sash/Up And Down/Hung Windows

Crew access

Exact location provided after booking