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- Property Description -
The Auberge at Feather Hill is a boutique country inn with modern amenities mixed with New England charm and allows guest to book a single room to relax and mingle in the common areas, to book the entire house for a family & friends stay or to book as an events or retreats venue. With an existing customer base, professional website at www.featherhillinn.com for direct bookings, and superior ratings on Airbnb.com, VRBO.com and TripAdvisor, all the marketing and processes are in place for a seamless owner transition!
This charming 4,298 sq ft New England Colonial accommodates 14 guests in 7 bedrooms with 6.5 bathrooms. The estate is equipped with a chef's delight kitchen, cozy family and living rooms with fireplaces, large event room and spacious outdoor areas with lovely grounds and gardens. The estate also includes a separate 884 sq ft charming one bedroom owner's quarters/rental cottage built in 2000.
This stately Colonial "Auberge" - French for "Inn" - is located in a charming New England setting among fresh farm stands, orchards, vineyards, historic towns, art galleries, antique markets, lakes & streams, trails and state parks.
Centrally located in New England, many families move to the area for the highly rated semi-private Pomfret/Woodstock/Brooklyn public school district and to have spacious land and horses. Horses are allowed and have a beautiful parcel to graze on!
The Auberge draws rental guests from Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York and New Jersey, as well as nationally and internationally, to the prestigious boarding schools in the area, popular local barn weddings, antique shops, orchards, vineyards as well as the numerous outdoor recreational attractions in the area. The property has direct access to hiking, biking and horse riding trials and is just one mile to the Mashamoquet State Park and Audubon Sanctuary.
The Auberge rents for special events, business meetings & retreats, family & friend get-togethers, intimate weddings, and artist & wellness retreats. The comfortable rooms, beautiful gardens, and spacious outdoor areas create a rejuvenating environment for guests looking for a relaxing vacation, retreat or to celebrate a special event. With renovations completed in 2008 and 2015-2018, the Auberge has all the modern amenities with some nature and New England Colonial charm added in.
Beautifully situated on a total of 6.1 acres, the Business Zoning allows multiple uses: private residential estate, vacation rental & events venue, Bed & Breakfast, wellness retreat, school, retail, offices, horse property, small farm or winery.
There are many possibilities for the future owner of this beautiful property!
Please contact us for a full Sales Package at email@example.com.
- Sale Includes -
Real Estate: Combined 5,182 SF (4,298 SF Main House / 884 SF Cottage), renovations completed in 2008 and 2015-2018. 520 sq ft of indoor event room + over 6,000 sq ft of decks and patios + lawns & gardens.
Land: Lot Size 6.1 acres total - includes 3 lots (143-.8 acres, 149-4 acres, 151-1.3 acres).
Furnishings, Fixtures & Equipment: Fully & elegantly furnished with all inventory included.
Business: Airbnb, VRBO, Tripadvisor and professional website for direct bookings, future booking revenue, and existing customer base.
Versatile Uses: Flexible zoning allows for multiple uses including: large residential estate, vacation or multi-family rental, student housing, school, events and retreat center, bed and breakfast, office, and retail space.
Expansion Opportunities: 2,500+ unfinished space in the main house can be finished + 2 additional lots to generate more income and create multiple revenue sources, such as additional housing/living space, horse property, or small farm or vineyard.
Buildable Lot 149 - 4 Acres
Private 4 acres lot, borders on the Airline Trail, southern exposure, slightly sloped meadow framed by trees and a stone wall around the perimeter with a bubbling brook that runs through the parcel plus nice views of the surrounding hills.
Cleared and allowed to build 1-2 houses, barn and zoning allows 2-4 horses (see possible design below).
Also could be developed as a vineyard.
Perc test completed with report.
- About the Area -
Pomfret is a charming community located in the Northeast corner of Connecticut. The area is a perfect retreat area to enjoy the seasons and attractions of New England. Called the "Last Green Valley" - the area draws visitors from New England, Mid-Atlantic and beyond to enjoy the natural, rural beauty of the area and to experience fresh farm stands, orchards, vineyards, historic towns, art galleries, antique markets, lakes & streams, trails and state parks.
Trail horse riding and barn weddings at local venues are popular in the area!
Many prestigious private and boarding schools in the area draw visitors as well as families who want to live closer to the schools and work in nearby cities. In addition, the Pomfret/Woodstock public school system is ranked highly and the University of Connecticut, Storrs is only 20 minutes drive.
Major businesses around the area, including Lowes Distribution Center, United Natural Foods, and Frito-Lays, increases demand for corporate rentals and create opportunities for meeting and business retreat bookings.
Great central location nearby many major cities:
- Worcester, MA (35 minutes)
- Hartford, CT (45 minutes)
- Providence, RI (50 minutes)
- Boston, MA (1 hour)
- Newport, RI (1 hour)
- New York City (3 hours)
- History -
For History Buffs - The Indian name for Pomfret was “Mashamoquet” meaning “great fishing place”. The land was purchased from the Indians in 1686. Pomfret was incorporated in 1713. The Town was named after Governor Saltonstall’s estate Pontefract (meaning broken bridge) in Yorkshire, England and celebrated its 300th anniversary throughout 2013!
The Abington Congregational Church built in 1751 is the oldest church in continuous use in Connecticut. The Brayton Mill at the entrance to Mashamoquet Brook State Park is an early mill site. The Old Town House built in 1841 has served for town meetings, elections, and social affairs.
The Pomfret School was founded in 1894 as a boarding school for young men. The Rectory School opened in 1920. Both still serve as private schools. A ride down Pomfret Street presents an impressive display of the historical buildings.
The Abington Social Library (1813) is the oldest active library in America formed by women. Famous residents have included Israel Putnam (Major General in the Revolutionary War), James A. MacNeill Whistler (artist), Louise Chandler Moulton (poet), and Robert Hillyer (poet).
Pomfret is served by two post offices and a number of important local businesses. The Town continues to maintain its agricultural heritage with many “green” initiatives, well over 1,000 acres of preserved open space, and many miles of accessible trail networks.
Backyard access to the 50-mile "Airline Trail" for hiking, biking & horseback riding.
Many local wineries to visit in the area - including Sharpe Hill and Taylor Brooke.
Located near the nationally famous Brimfield Antique & Flea Market and many local antique shops.
Historical Boston day trips - Do the Freedom Trail, visit the Boston Commons & Paul Revere House plus much, much more!
Visit the Connecticut shoreline at Mystic Seaport Museum & Mystic Aquarium.
In the "Last Green Valley" there are many horse stables and riding trails.
Day trip to Newport, RI - Famous for the America's Cup sailing, Newport Mansions, International Tennis Hall of Fame & beautiful coastline.
The Audubon Society visitor's center is just a mile away and has nature trails to see the state birds of Connecticut.
Mashamoquet State Park is just across the street from the Auberge - with lots of lakes, hiking trails and picnic areas.
New England is famous for its glorious fall foliage - perfect for hiking or a scenic drive.
Mohegan Sun and Foxwood Casinos are a short distance away for more active entertainment.
Many organic, locally-grown orchards & farm stands with fresh apples &fruits, vegetables, maple syrup, eggs, and cheeses.
Many prestigious private day and boarding schools, including the Rectory School, K-8th grades, and The Pomfret School, 9-12 grades, plus the Pomfret-Woodstock/Brooklyn semi-private/public school system draws families who want to live in this highly rated school district and work in nearby cities. Higher education institutions near by are the Quinebaug Valley Community College, University of Connecticut, Storrs and Eastern CT State University.
Major businesses around the area, including United Natural Foods, Lowes Distribution Center, Loos & Co., Putnam Plastics, Web Industries, and Frito-Lays, increases demand for corporate rentals and create opportunities for meetings and business retreat bookings.