Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse


Home Description

Enjoy this green woodsy retreat in beautiful Litchfield County and relax in a charming farmhouse that is spacious and great for entertaining! The dining room, once a rustic keeping room, has a stone wall, fireplace, and stenciled hardwood floors. You will feel as if you stepped back in time. The living room is the perfect size for intimate conversations or larger gatherings. Wide hardwood floors predominate throughout this comfortable home. Cook up a great meal or snack in the well-equipped kitchen with a professional Garland gas stove, microwave, two dish washers and other culinary gadgets. There is a full basement with washer/dryer/ironing board.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two baths. The master bath is spectacular with a Jacuzzi, European-style shower, twin sinks, and great views of mature hardwoods and old stone walls. Relax in a queen size four poster bed while looking out over the expansive yard. There is a huge walk-in closet with ample storage. The second bedroom has a shaker-like feel with its queen bed and two closets. The third bedroom is small with two twin beds, great for kids. The second upstairs bathroom has a vintage feel with full tub/shower and sink.

The Area:

House is walking distance to downtown New Preston and Lake Waramaug beach with boat rentals, swimming, rope swings and kayaking
Near the Steep Rock Land Trust with great hiking trails
Dine locally at the Historic Mayflower Inn as well as several wonderful local taverns and restaurants all within walking distance
Nestled between two villages New Preston and Washington Depot (home of the Gunnery School and the inspiration for Gilmore Girls)
15 minutes to Litchfield Connecticut with the best antiquing in Connecticut


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Calendar Last updated May 26, 2020
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Relaxing,comfortable weekend getaway!

We had a wonderful time. House was clean and cozy. Close to lake, shops and wineries. Would like to go back one day. The kitchen is perfect for anyone who likes to cook! It was nice to sit outside on the secluded patio to enjoy early morning coffee or a drink in the afternoon! We all truly enjoyed the house and the property. And especially the blueberry cake Julie baked special for our arrival!!

Visited on "August - 2017

Very nice. Clean and comfortable.

No surprises. Great location.

Visited on "July - 2017

Cozy finesse!!!

Went through with our plan, despite the rain forecast, and we're all so very glad we did!!! We cooked awesome meals in the well-appointed kitchen, played twister, taboo, bananagram (other board games also available), walked to the Town's boutique shops and caught beautiful waterfall sight, 5-minute drive to Lake Waramaug State Park for nice trail hike in the woods and finished off with a truly remarkable dinning experience at White Horse Pub just 3 minutes down 202. Thanks for the wine and blueberry pound cake, Julie!!! The home was so much more than we could have ever hoped for - comfy bed, sitting everywhere, private nooks, gorgeous land/hardscapes throughout entire property, We truly enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to come back for a longer stay, rain or shine!!!

Visited on "July - 2017

Utterly charming, cozy and comfortable!

I had the luck to spend a few days at Rhubarb Hill. I really didn't want to leave. It is a place where you can settle in, relax and fix scrumptious meals in the gourmet kitchen. There is much to see and do nearby, but I had a hard time getting out of my bed. I typically don't sleep well away from home, but Rhubarb Hill was a delightful exception. All accommodations are superb! The grounds are lovely. I think if I had to describe it in a single word, that word would be "comforting". That's what I needed at the time and I hope to return soon.

Visited on "May - 2017

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