Pulling out the canoe for a paddle and a little fishing after dinner.
Spending time with family and friends playing tennis, taking dips in the pool, games of croquet and endless board games by the fire
Watching the leaves turn color as we look out over the mountains from our slice of heaven
Drinks at the gazebo followed by dinner at the great stone table during the long, light filled days of summer.
The solid, secure feeling of stone and the soft luster of the butternut woodwork used throughout the house.
Listed by Story Jenks
Barnard, Vermont, is a charming small town centered on the community-run General Store and Silver Lake. Long a retreat for artists and intellectuals, Barnard retains a vibrant sense of community and enjoys close-proximity to Woodstock and Hanover/Dartmouth. Privately sited on 45 acres in the countryside close to Barnard Village and Silver Lake, Stone Cottage combines an old-world stone exterior with an open white oak timber frame interior. Hand-laid rock walls, patios and informal gardens connect the residence with broad meadows and lawn, stocked swimming pond, and the woodland hillside with an established sugarbush. The property overlooks the surrounding hills and offers an abundance of fun things to do right on the property. The main building, breezeway and guest house over the garage wrap around a central courtyard with stone steps leading down to a heated pool, gazebo and tennis court. The house has a flowing floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, three fireplaces, recently updated gourmet kitchen and sauna, as well as a guest apartment with one bedroom, sleeping loft and kitchenette. The land is enrolled in Current Use. Located five minutes from Twin Farms, and 15 minutes from Woodstock, Green Mountain Horse Association (GMHA), downhill skiing at Suicide Six or cross-country skiing at the Woodstock Inn Nordic Center. Lebanon Airport is 45 minutes away and Burlington International Airport is 1 hour and 15 minutes away.