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Secluded Valley Cottage with Valley Views

Catskill Historical Gem on Briar Creek Lovingly maintained as if from the pages of a style magazine, 835 Briar Creek Road is a dream made real. 62+ acres on mostly level pastures with a nice compliment of wooded hills across the babbling brook. Spring, summer, winter or fall, this 1840's Federal-style home completes your fantasy of an upstate retreat. Think iced-tea on the mahogany floored covered porch with a cool breeze that softens the dog days; or, imagine the quiet as you watch through the 4-paneled living room windows as a blanket of white prepares your cross-country ski tracks. Few days here will be without joy. Downstairs, there is a full bedroom with its full bathroom (standing shower); a dining room suitable for 12, with stained glass windows; a side library/sitting room with floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves; a lovely farmhouse kitchen with access to a front porch and the rear porch for superior entertaining options. And then there is the living room. Directly off the kitchen, in its own wing'' of the house, this space is magic. The wide-plank wood floors, rustic reclaimed barn-siding walls, the vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, the wood-burning fireplace, those expansive windows overlooking the acreage - this space is incredible. And that is the 1st floor. Upstairs you'll find another full bathroom, plus three additional rooms. The single-dormer-master bedroom connects to a smaller anti-room overlooking the back yard - a possible nursery or small office? And there is a large guest bedroom with two-dormers adding light and visual space beyond what the physical footprint would suggest. Both bedrooms have large closets, wide-plank wood floors, and glorious windows. The land is majestic. Truly what the gently rolling hills of the Catskills foothills are all about. Briar Creek runs through the property, creating a natural boundary from the pastureland to the more forested hills. Great hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking! Cut the fields for hay, or just keep the mown trails for pleasant afternoon walks. This property is 5 miles to interstate I-88, and 10 miles to Franklin, NY, home of the fabulous Franklin Stage and just 15 miles to Oneonta, NY with the State University of NY Oneonta, Hartwick College, box stores, major grocery stores and restaurants.

Category and style




Private parking for 30 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
2000 sq ft
Lot size:
2700000 sq ft
Main floor number:

Location Rules

Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed


Hair/Makeup area


Large Shower
Cathedral Ceiling
Conventional Ceiling
Exposed Beams
Dutch Doors
Front yard
Large Grounds
Rustic Fireplace
Dark Wood Floor
Light Wood/Whitewash Floor
Overgrown Garden
Dressing Room
Home Library
Walk-in closet
Bright Kitchen
Country Kitchen
White Kitchen
Front Porch
Valley View
White Walls
Wood-Paneled Walls
Hinged/Casement Windows
Sash/Up And Down/Hung Windows
Stained Glass Windows

Crew access

Street Level
Exact location provided after booking