Remodeled 1795 Carriage House with two acres of gardens rimmed by forests

  • House
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1


The Carriage House his is a charming, two-story home conveniently located a mile off interstate I-84, a 75-minute drive from Manhattan,. across from the 1835 Congregational Church at the center of the historic village of South Britain founded in 1715. Its surrounding foothills have dozens of hiking trails including those owned by the Audubon Nature Center, a half mile away. It's a mile from full service stores, and and on the border of historic Woodbury, the beginning of the CT Antiques trail in nearby Woodbury, and the other historic towns of Litchfield County.

It was adaptively converted in 2014 to become a charming, two-story VRBO rental home of its own.

The First Floor has a large Living Room, once a place where the Coach was kept, a Television Alcove that was once a paddock for a horse. There are also a Dining Room and Kitchen which were added on in the 1930's. The Kitchen opens to a patio seating 6 and a neighboring tea patio for 4. Beyond the protective hedge are views to the two acres of lawns and gardens, its Gazebo, fire pit, and backdrop of trees on a steep hill that can be climbed. It also has a Loo with seating for two..

The Second Floor, formerly served as a hay loft and coachman's residence. It now has an oversized Master Bedroom with television, closet and a and adjacent sun-filled Office with a standard-sized desk, a Second Bedroom, Laundry area, central bank of closets, and a Bathroom with shower.

The Owner's Main House is adjacent; conveniently located to be able to respond to any and all needs of the Guests..

Within a short walk is the 700-acre nature sanctuary - the Audubon Bend in The River which has bird watching from a museum building balcony and the seven hundred acres of trails along the Pomperaug River and up into the hills with a main trail that was used by by General Rochambeau's army to cross the Housatonic River on their way to join Washington and defeat the British army at Yorktown in 1781. There are 700 acres of trails hill top views over the countryside, and many other trails elsewhere throughout the area for hiking. Horses and bicycles are available for rent on dirt roads and paths and kyaks for paddling the rivers and lakes..

Litchfield County just to the north is known for its antique stores, historic buildings and picturesque villages. There is many trails and good restaurants to explore.


  • Air conditioning
  • Basic soaps
  • Linens provided
  • Clothes dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Wireless internet
  • Heating
  • Baby gate
  • Paper towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Books
  • Smart TV
  • Television(Tv)
  • Games
  • Desk chair
  • Desk
Outdoor features
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Ski and snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Museums
  • Theme parks
  • Winery tours
Leisure Activities
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet shopping
  • Horseback riding
  • Antiquing
Sports and Adventure Activities
  • Basketball court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Snowboarding
  • Hunting
  • Cross country skiing
Kitchen and dining
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Coffee grinder
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
Pool and spa facilities
  • Spa whirlpool


Season Nightly Weekly Weekend Monthly Min Stay
Standard Rate
Mar 15th 2024 - Mar 15th 2025
$176 - - - 3
Additional information about rental rates
  • Check In 04:00 PM
  • Check Out 11:00 AM
Rental Notes
Rental Policies


Children allowed: ages 0-17

Children are welcome


Events allowed: birthday parties

Owner approval of any party of more than 8 persons


Pets allowed: dogs (limit 2 total)

No cats. dogs need to be approved


Smoking is not permitted

Quiet after 11pm.

Please do not leave lights on in rooms not occupied. Each bathroom and porch light left on after 11pm will be charged a $25 fee each time.

Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Parties and events (including birthday parties) are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 8

Note from host: owner approval of any party of more than 8 persons

Long-term renters welcome

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Property Registration Number 619534

Cancellation Policies

Google Location



Historic South Britain

Charming and comfortable, lots of living space on beautiful grounds in picturesque small village. Collected objects of international art and crafts added to the enjoyment. Quiet and private with good internet connection and great suggestions for local food and necessities. Interesting and gracious host Jay was a trove of stories and information- but never intrusive.


Beautiful grounds. Interesting history.

Cute, Charming, Reasonably Priced......Perfect.

What more can I say about Jay's carriage house? I don't want to call it cozy because it's not that tiny. Back in the day it was a carriage house for the horse and buggy, but has now been converted into a wonderful little getaway. Two bedrooms, one is huge with an adjoining office type area. The beds had memory foam mattresses, and were so comfy. We didn't need them, but there's a washer, and dryer upstairs. I must have missed that in the amenities. The dining room offers a wonderful view of the large backyard with two private terraces. We didn't take advantage of the fire pit, but did enjoy a nice hike at the Audubon Center which is only two minutes away. The kitchen has everything anyone could need including a tiny dishwasher. The architecture is amazing. There's all sorts of little closets here, there, and everywhere. My wife, and I got there late in the evening, and had to leave early on our checkout day. The house is connected to the main house where Jay lives. But, you still have all the privacy you could need. I would definitely like to book it again, and stay longer. Thank you Jay for a wonderful stay.

Historic property in a gorgeous location

We loved staying here. Very well equipped historic carriage house in beautiful location, very close to an Audubon sanctuary, which we visited a number of times. plus, the property has chairs and tables so we could sit outdoors. Would definitely visit again.

Mixed emotions

Our host was gracious and the property relatively charming but it could have used a little better attention to detail. We realize that seeking 'Pet Friendly' accommodations will generally somewhat compromise aesthetics but decor and furnishings could have been more cohesive and appealing. In addition, the main television failed early during our stay and the host was unable to facilitate repair. Not a big deal, be we do like to watch the news and weather before heading out for the day's activities. Also, parking can be problematic when tradesmen, service people and owner's guests are present. Exiting the driveway can also be dangerous due to overgrown bushes and shrubbery at the street end. Road noise is also an issue if windows are kept open during evening hours. With that said, we had an reasonably enjoyable stay and would probably return.

lovely time and beautiful location!

Jay, the location owner, is an absolutely great guy and was a wonderful host. The property is beautiful and perfect for a group of friends to share and have a relaxing vacation. I don’t have enough good things to say. Many thanks to Jay, again, for letting us stay and making the experience so smooth and enjoyable.

Westover Reunion Weekend

Jay was a wonderful host. The property is cozy and charming. The outdoor space lovely. If booking, please note the beautiful photo of the screened in porch with stone fireplace actually does not come with the rental. The owner told us we could rent for additional $100/night; however, it was full of personal items. Also, there are only 2 bedrooms upstairs each with one full/queen bed sleeping 4 if necessary. A queen size been was set up in the alcove of the living room. So, no privacy there. Nevertheless, wonderful memories were made, and we had a happy time.

Great outdoor space

Very friendly hosts. Small but very cute and practical living space. Large backyard is the best part as well as proximity to very nice nature walks!

Beautiful property

We had a nice overnight at the carriage house. The property is lovely and a good place to relax. We didn't have time on this trip to partake of all the local activities, but would like to return, to do so. Our friends were able to bring their pet, so that was a wonderful convenience. Had a nice time playing yard games in the large, well-kept backyard, and cooked ourselves dinner. Had some confusion, at first, with working out the initial details and check-in, but it all worked out in the end. Would return!

Wonderful Experience

Clean, Complete, Comfortable beds. Everything we needed was provided and more. Interesting books, full kitchen, fluffy pillows, great location for hiking trails, back yard to roam.

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