About this listing
Charming and romantic,' Round' Cottage on the Santarella Estate in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Formerly, the cottage was sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson's summer studio on the Santarella Estate. The two-story cottage has a charming bedroom with 35 foot high conical ceiling with canopied bed upstairs with views through massive, multi-paned "mill windows" to the trees and sky and out to the lily pond. The downstairs sitting room looks out on the babbling brook and lovely gardens.
Now open year-round! Charming, One Bedroom Cottage, former sculpting studio on the Santarella Estate in Tyringham, MA. Known as the "Silo Studio" Cottage. There is a bedroom with canopied queen bed upstairs and a sitting room with window bench-seat, coffee table, table and chairs, kitchenette area with wet bar with Micro/Fridge coffeemaker, toaster and bathroom with shower are downstairs. Fall asleep to sounds of the babbling brook and views to pond and forest from the large screened openings upstairs, like living in a "tree-house". Accommodates two only, fully furnished, all linens, towels included. There is Satellite DTV and Wireless Internet on site. The cottage is situated on four acres including lovely gardens, beautiful lily pond, running brooks and 2 acre woods. Absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind experience!
Please Note, the cottage has traditionally been a three season rental from approximately March- November, however, due to much interest and demand, we have recently added a larger capacity pellet stove and made winterizing efforts and plan on keeping it open for guests interested in a winter experience in the cottage! Please keep in mind that access to our grounds may be limited with the accumulation of snow in winter months. During predicted extreme weather events, we will gladly work with guests to change reservations as we are always concerned for their comfort!
Our lovely grounds are open to our guests. There are garden paths, babbling brook with stone bridges, loveliest of lily ponds, stone bench seating area with 'chiminea' and firewood for guest's use. There are two acres of woods with a loop trail as well. The town has an exceptionally beautiful Swimming Pond about 2 miles away which our guests may use. There are BBQs and picnic tables and it is often deserted.
While we do have a pet friendly policy, prior approval and acceptance of our rules and policies is required before a pet may stay with you in our accommodations. There is also a $25.00 additional pet cleaning charge.
The cottage is located on the Santarella Estate surrounded by gardens and storybook architecture. Santarella is located in the Tyringham Valley, tucked away 3.5 miles from Mass. I-90, a lovely and magical place where one feels like they have stepped back in time. This is definitely a place to 'get away from it all', enjoy quiet, rural surroundings close to the Appalachian Trail and Tyringham Cobble for hiking and many lovely ponds for swimming or kayaking.
Vehicle is necessary. Grocery and other shopping at 3.5 miles.
Guests have the private use of the cottage during their stay and are welcome to explore the grounds and enjoy our lovely estate.
Interaction with guests
We live in a cottage next door and are available to our guests whenever they have questions or need assistance. We try to protect our guests privacy at all times. Grounds-keeping and maintenance on the property are done when guests are away if possible.
Other things to note
Please note: If the Silo Studio Cottage is not available for the dates you want, please check our Airbnb listing for the unique and larger Grand silo Tower Suite which might be open. For larger groups and families, we also offer the spacious four bedroom Colonial Farmhouse at Santarella on Airbnb which will accommodate up to 8 guests. All our accommodations have have private access/entries and do not impact each other. You may see us or others on the grounds occasionally and most likely on weekends and holidays. We do allow a one-day stay only If there is a one day opening on the calendar.
Common courtesy and quiet enjoyment of a lovely and serene environment.Pet Policy
Dogs are allowed as long as these rules are followed: 1) The dog must be kept on a leash at all times on our property as we have a cat and other guests. 2) Dogs may not pee anywhere on our lawns because it burns holes and kills the grass. There are gravel paths and areas which may be used if necessary and plenty of brush areas as well. 3) The dog may not be left alone in the cottage while you are away under any circumstances due to potential barking/howling which will disturb us and our other guests staying at Santarella as well as possible interior damage or safety issues for the dog. The dog must be with you at all times or please don’t bring her! 4) Finally, the dog must have it’s own bed and not sleep on/in our linens. There is a $25 pet cleaning charge to bring a dog. If these policies are acceptable, you are welcome to bring your dog.
Cats are allowed under the following condition: Cats: 1) must be in a crate when left alone 2) must have a litter box 3) must have a scratching post or other
device and not use our furniture 4) must have their own bed and not sleep on our linens. Cats should be on a leash and attended at all times when outside. There is a cat who lives on the property as well as occasional predators (fox, coyote, fisher-cats) on the property. There is a $25 pet cleaning charge to bring a cat.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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My husband Dennis and I are the owners of Santarella Estate and Gardens in Tyringham, MA. Over the past twelve years, Santarella has been a labor of love and the realization of a dream for us. It is such a unique and magical place and must be shared ~ Airbnb is one of the best ways we have found to make it accessible to guests seeking a simple "get-away-from-it-all" or a complete "reality-shift," Santarella is the place to be.