A warm & welcoming antique New England cottage for both a couple or small family. Enjoy the gardens from your private patio, take a dip in the pool, read a book surrounded by fall foliage. Call The Benedict Barn Cottage home while exploring the area.
Escape to a 5-acre estate in scenic and pristine Bethel, CT just 70 miles from NYC.
This exquisite piece of New England history: The Oliver Benedict House on Codfish Hill. was built in 1796 and has had an incredible list of owners, including the one of the first families in Bethel (The Benedict Family), The (P.T.) Barnum Family and Helmsley/Spear Families.
Your stay on Codfish Hill will be in the 200 year old converted milk barn with private entrance, beautiful loft, exposed barnwood beams, tons of natural light, Jacuzzi tub, and full bath with wilderness and wildlife all around you. The barn cottage (where you'll be staying) is flanked by beautiful gardens and adjacent open space.
Codfish Hill is a great place for a relaxing getaway approximately 1hr from NYC. We are situated for day trips to state parks, ski hills, beaches, museums in Hartford and New Haven and several wineries on the CT Wine Trail.
Enjoy the seasonal swimming pool located in the main yard, coffee or tea on your own private patio surrounded by gardens, high speed WiFi internet and close proximity to Fairfield/Litchfield County attractions including state parks, amusement parks, ski resorts, apple orchards. Note: seasonal swimming pool is shared with main house.
Note: The listing says 2 bathrooms BUT - A 2nd bathroom will only be opened up for you to access if you have booked a stay, utilizing the 2nd bedroom, meaning you have additional guests in your party beyond 2. We will be here when you arrive to greet you and show you around (if desired). We love our little farm property and can't wait to share it (and its stories) with you!
As we are in the country, you will need a car. Some guests from NYC take Metro North to Bethel on the New Haven Line or Southeast on the Harlem Line and have Enterprise Car Rental meet them. If you need help figuring this out, we're happy to assist!
We love this home and know you will too. As such, of course we have a few ground rules.
Note: The 2nd bathroom will be opened up for you to access if you have booked a stay, utilizing the 2nd bedroom, meaning you have additional guests of 3 or more. If you are not booking the 2nd bedroom, you will also only have access to one bathroom.
No smoking or other drugs, ever.
No shoes in the bedrooms, please.
- All guests are responsible for their own pool safety and will be asked to sign a hold harmless agreement before using the pool.
If you pick it up, please return it where you found it.
The Benedict House Cottage is full of antiques that have been dug up (quite literally) on the property from the various owners over the years. Handle them sensibly and please enjoy them as we have.
Kids are always welcome!
- Have fun, relax and have an awesome vacation!