Located in the Sheffield village of Ashley Falls, this stunning Georgian home boasts many original features including hardware, some original floorboards, and fireplaces. Formal dining room with French door to the patio. Formal living room, family room with built-ins, large original “keeping room” fireplace. Well-equipped kitchen with updated appliances. Small bedroom off kitchen. Grand three-season porch with electric fireplace … what a room for entertaining! Beautifully landscaped grounds with in-ground pool, cabana, barn, and children’s playhouse. Easy access to all Berkshire amenities and close to Bartholomew’s Cobble for hiking, birding, and canoeing.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
When you think about living well in the country, this is the house to do it in. This is a jewel of a house, in beautiful condition, with just the right combination of original detail and modern upgrades. The house looks out on six acres of open fields, with in-ground pool, cabana, children’s cottage, big barn and well-tended gardens, ready for you to unleash your creativity and make them your own. And the location is wonderful – a cozy private spot that’s convenient to all the interesting towns in the Berkshires and the northwest corner of Connecticut.
For whom is this house perfect?
This house is perfect for anyone looking for a charming country retreat but we know, from previous owners, that this is a house that children particularly love. A family with young children would be happy here, as would a couple hoping to welcome children and grandchildren. The little bedroom off the kitchen is particularly appealing to children who might want to sneak to the fridge at night for a secret snack.
What are the most fun activities within 15 minutes of this house?
This house has the optimal location for enjoying local attractions both north and south of it. Nearby Route 7 takes you north to restaurants, quality food shops, theater, music and movies in Sheffield, Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Lenox. Or it takes you south to the charming Connecticut towns of Salisbury, Lakeville and Sharon. A short drive takes you to Twin Lakes in Salisbury, a 600-acre lake for beautiful swimming and boating. And almost next door in Ashley Falls is Bartholomew’s Cobble, a National Natural Landmark, for boating, birding and hiking.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
Here’s how you get this house to talk to you: You don’t just walk through. You take a little time to sit in the living room or, better yet, on the porch, and you will begin to feel the quiet tranquility that makes this house special. The house will make you part of its history of happy times and restful moments enjoyed by its previous occupants.
Sandra Preston Real Estate
575 Sheffield Plain