One of a kind beautiful country estate

One of a kind beautiful country estate

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7 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
7 Bathrooms

About our home

Beautiful property in Historic Newtown, CT - ideal location 60 miles Northeast of NYC. Meticulously kept 6 bedroom, 4 full bath, 3 half bath colonial in the heart of Historic Newtown's borough. Walking distance to the center of Newtown's shopping and restaurants, 60 minute drive to New York, 20 minute drive to Candlewood Lake, 30 minute drive to the Atlantic Ocean, this home's locations offers the best of all worlds - allowing kids to explore a classic American neighborhood and town, nature-lovers to walk through the backyard to miles of hiking trails, and city lovers to get in and out of Manhattan for a day trip. In addition to its exceptional location, this home features a unique array of amenities that make it a truly special vacation destination for any family.

The property boasts a uniquely large 60,000 gallon in-ground gunite heated pool with diving board, adjacent hot tub/spa and separate pool house (which features it's own built in kitchen, bar, shower and bathroom). In addition to the main home there is a 1000+ square foot guest house with additional full kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom, and game room perfect for families, which includes a ping pong table, foosball table, air hockey table, and entertainment center. An indoor regulation quality basketball half-court is attached to the guest house and can be converted to an indoor volleyball court (all equipment included). There are about 10 bicycles in the attached 3 car guest house garage for use around town and the property. In the yard are countless outdoor activities for kids and families, including a HAR-TRU tennis court, trampoline, slack line, volleyball net, hammocks, soccer goal and built-in horseshoe court.

This 4.7 acre property abuts 119 acres of town and state owned open space with many hiking trails and rivers. In addition to all of the available outside spaces, this home features a sunroom with 3 walls of windows that overlooks the gardens, a family room with a gas fireplace, and a living room with wood fireplace. The kitchen was fully remodeled by Klaffs in 2014 and features an open floor plan with large island that seats 8, 2 sinks, 2 ovens, stainless steel Electrolux appliances and beautiful views of the backyard. Upstairs are five nicely sized bedrooms including a master suite with whirlpool tub and frameless shower. In the basement is a full gym with free weights, treadmill, 2 stationary bikes, elliptical, built-in boxing bags and TRX cables. There is also a new billiard table (for adult and responsible teenager use only). The home, guest house, pool house and gym are all equipped with Alexa and Echo dots that allow you to make announcements and communicate with your family no matter where they are on the premises. Daily farm fresh eggs from chicken coop on premises.

There is a $150 cleaning fee for staying in the main house.
There is a $100 cleaning fee for staying in the guest house. Both payable via cash, check, or venmo.

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More about us

  1. We are a family of 8. We have 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls - ages 12, 12, 15, 15, 16 and 22. We are active and love to do outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, and traveling. We love God.

  2. Gregg is an entrepeneur. He is a principal partner in an E-learning music business called YousicPlay (yousicplay.com) and a senior partner in a recovery-focused venture fund called Limitless (limitlessventures.us.com).
    Christie is a physician, board-certified in Emergency Medicine, currently practicing Urgent Care.

  3. We want to use this Love Home Swap opportunity to travel more with our children for educational and cultural purposes before they are all grown up - they grow up so fast! :-)

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The house is located at the back corner of a horse-shoe cul-de-sac quiet street, ideal for kids to roam around and explore, go for bike rides and walks. It is a short walk (less than 1 km) to town, where you will find markets, coffee shops, gourmet restaurants, bakeries, gift shops, nail spa, salon and many other amenities. There is even a movie and live performance theater less than a 1 km walk from the house.

Buzzy restaurants
T'he Farmhouse, Marketplace, Barnwood Grille, Lucas Local, Figs, My Place,
Cool bars
Reverie (Brewery), Nouveau Monde Wine Bar
Cozy cafés
The Village Perk Cafe, Panificio
Retail therapy
The Gift Shop, The Toy Tree
Bit of culture
Edmond Town Hall, The General Store
Walks in the park
Literally our backyard opens up to 119 acres of State Conservatory Land with multiple marked trails, fields, rivers.
Spot of exercise
Gym in the basement, Indoor and Outdoor Basketball, Tennis Court, etc.
Day tripping
Candlewood Lake (10km), NYC (130 km), Boston (240 km)

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