The 1820 HOuse
Located Perfectly Between Litchfield and Bantam
You can rent the The 1820 House in Litchfield, CT. It sits on a couple acres surrounded by stone walls in a bucolic setting overlooking a valley with westerly views. Each evening an amazing sunset fills the sky and this house is perfectly situated to experience it. The yard's park like setting and house cannot get any more New England. Rich with history and surrounded by nature, yet not isolated. Only 3 minutes to Bantam and 4 Minutes to Litchfield Town center.
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The home has its original well in the mudroom, original steep staircase, old floors of chestnut and oak and the walls are made with mahogany studs. But in this old structure there is awesome modern style and modern appliances: Viking, Jenn-air, Bosch, etc.
An old house that lives modern.
Built in 1820 by John and Abigail Osborn on a plot of land gifted to them by her neighboring parents the Kilbourn Family. The home went on to only have 6 owners in nearly 200 years. The family in the photo are the Ravenscroft's. They lived in the home late 1800's to early 1900's.
The home looks upon a Nature Preserve looking at a valley and Prospect Mountain. The property has 3 large granite barn foundations and is said to have been a nail factory at one time. Surrounded by rock walls and a park-like landscape it is a wonderful place to relax. This picture was taken from the backyard towards the preserve.
Some of Our Stellar Reviews on Airbnb:
Kim, January & February 2017:
Julie is the consummate host: Available, organized & super kind! The 1820 Farmhouse is sheer perfection upon the first moment of arrival: Sweeping views of Prospect Mountain in the distance make one feel immedielty transported to a special New England get away. The house is stunningly appointed, nestled in the NW Hills of beautiful Litchfield CT. Excellent for quiet time and for family time as it has a ton of indoor and outdoor space to breathe in the fresh air. My stay included 1 Month at this charming accommodation fit for a Prince & Princess: Lucky me! There is something here for everyone: long outdoor stretches of bucolic country roads to walk, run, bike and hike and fabulous restaurants, organic supermarkets, artisanal ice cream, boutique shops and conveniences all within minutes. The Farmhouse is the perfect get away, which is entirely restorative and yet always begs another return to "Hit Repeat!" Anyone who gets to experience this home should consider themselves quite fortunate and blessed; I know I do and my dearest Friends who are well travelled like me, who have visited as Guests are always begging for a return invite to visit! Of course: We have every intention to return again soon to this blissful slice of heaven! ;-)
Virginia, November 2016:
Lovely old farmhouse renovated with respect and comfort. Furnishings are comfortable, the house was clean and ready for our arrival. Photos are an excellent representation of house and grounds and the gorgeous view out back. There are lovely hiking trails a very short drive from the house. Litchfield, Bantam and other charming historic CT towns are within easy driving distance and worth a visit. Perfect home and setting for a relaxing getaway with friends or family. We were completely satisfied.
Kelvin, October 2016:
Julie has made a very special retreat in the Litchfield Hills - the house is very homely and beautifully decorated with historic charm and an amazing view. My mum and her friend were visiting from the UK and they loved experiencing rural CT. Bantam and Litchfield have much to offer for a rainy afternoon. The Village is a wonderful lunch spot. Thank you for having us Julie and helping us plan our trip throughout.
Marie-France, September 2016:
Beautiful, well-appointed country house in the heart of Litchfield CT. We absolutely loved our stay. Everything about the house was perfect and just as described. We especially loved the fact that this was an 1800s house with all of the modern amenities one would have in a newer house (Nook cooling/heating system; Apple TV; Viking range and stainless appliances; modern hammock; ect...). We will definitely be returning!
Caroline, May 2016:
We love love loved this beautiful home and setting. The perfect country escape for our young family. The house is full of character and oozes history, whilst being very tastefully and sympathetically modernised inside. The house was extremely well equipped with home comforts. There is a powerful instant gas fire, lots of lovely toys, family board games and books and wonderful grown up magazines in English and french. The garden is a delight, excellent tree climbing fir, a swing, and peaceful views you could gaze at all day. We could see the bee hives from which Julie had supplied us with the local honey, delicious! The setting is so restful and soothing for the soul! Julie was instantly accessible for any queries and there is a property manager across the road too. Previous reviews were so good for this listing, that it swayed us. We agree entirely with them all and would definitely stay again. My kids 6 and 4 didn't want to leave!
Mark, March 2016:
The house is every bit as lovely as everyone reports. It is stylish, but in a spare, wonderfully understated, seemingly casual way. There is ample space (but as someone said, it still feels intimate), the living room and dining room views are superb, and the entire house is eminently comfortable. We cooked every night (Bantam Market is stocked and very close), explored Litchfield, Woodbury, Washington, and Kent, and took walks in the White Memorial Conservation area. We had a great time and hope to return.