Pure magic in New England... and a place to make beautiful memories. We had a marvelous stay in this property in August 2015. Not only is the house utterly charming and furnished with delightful taste; it is also remarkably spacious and superbly equipped (the kitchen is the dream of any cook or baker... There is everything, and even a powerful blender to make all your summer smoothies). We spend 10 heavenly days there - we were five: a family of three and our parents visiting from France, and we had more space than enough. Our parents from France were totally amazed by the magic and the calm of the place. We would pick vegetables from the patch and eggs from the chicken coop, cook healthy meals (vegetable frittatas and sprightly salads!) and have them outside, surrounded by a beautiful nature and accompanied by all the animals - chickens, cats and two adorable goats, Phoebe and Beatrice, two tender and smart creatures! Their presence makes this the perfect place to stay with kids. We also threw some dinner parties outside: there are two fantastic grills outside and the garden is all lighted up with lanterns in the summer evenings... Also, the location is great: it is very close to the Connecticut shoreline - we went every day to the beach -; a short drive from Chester and its fabulous restaurants (River Tavern!) or from New Haven and its intellectual pleasures; and not far from NYC for an urban excursion if there are amateurs. Sarah and Jim were the most welcoming hosts. Jim is a remarkable furniture maker, and he was always there to help us; he even taught our daughter many things about working with wood. Between the beach, her visits to the chickens and Phoebe and Beatrice, her exploration of all the nature around, she had a memorable stay and still talks about "the house with the goats in Connecticut." We plan to come back in the summer and we cannot wait to stay there again. I very highly recommend this place.
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