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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 66
Security Deposit: 125
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 295 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 6PM

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. 

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Some spaces are shared - The parking area is 150 feet from the cottage.



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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

191 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
August 2017
Truly a one-of-a-kind Refuge from the day today grind. Immaculate and equally Charming. Private as the purveyors work very hard to give their guests the space they need. If not for anything else the history of this building is Rich with art and architecture. I really do not want to leave such an outstanding review in fear as I may never be able to book it again.
Denise User ProfileDenise is a superhost.
Response from Denise:
Thank you for all of your kind words Rachel! We enjoyed meeting you and Mark and having you as our guests very much and hope we will see you again sometime!
August 2017

Carissa User Profile
August 2017
The silo cottage was absolutely breathtaking. It was private, romantic, and charming beyond belief. For a getaway to the mountains when you want to relax and rest while still being close to restaurants and Tanglewood, I can't think of a better spot.
Denise User ProfileDenise is a superhost.
Response from Denise:
We're delighted that you and Matt had such a great time in the Silo Studio cottage and that it was the relaxing break you needed! Thank you for all of your kind words and we hope you will be back for another visit sometime! It was a pleasure meeting you both!
August 2017

John User Profile
August 2017
We had a magical stay on Denise's fairy tale property. The garden and pond are magnificent and the bedroom was beautiful. The perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary!
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Response from Denise:
We're glad you and Hannah enjoyed your stay John and thanks for your kind review! Hope to see you again!
August 2017

Heather User Profile
July 2017
If you're looking for a magical place, this is it! The silo is perfection and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Denise and her husband are wonderful people and Tyringham is central to so many other cities to explore. You'll love it!
Denise User ProfileDenise is a superhost.
Response from Denise:
Thank you so much Heather ! We enjoyed meeting you both very much and hope to see you again sometime!
July 2017

David User Profile
July 2017
Denise was a wonderful host. We had a great getaway and would definitely escape here again. One of a kind, memorable spot.
Denise User ProfileDenise is a superhost.
Response from Denise:
Thanks David, we hope to see you again!
July 2017

Karen User Profile
July 2017
Denise's home is lovely. It's a great romantic getaway, and there's enough to eat and do nearby that you will not be bored! It's exactly as magical as they said. Denise was flexible with our arrival time and had a bottle of champagne waiting for us, and even gave us a tour of the rest of the property at the end. Would definitely come back! I'll add a note specifically about dog-friendliness - the listing is dog-friendly, but I might prefer to leave mine home next time. The dogs can't do their business on the lawn (which means keeping them off the lawn entirely for me) or be left alone in the property, and it's not a great spot for lots of barking either as the buildings are in close proximity. :)

Karin. User Profile
July 2017
If you want to feel completely removed from the demands of an over-stimulating environment, but want to still feel connected to civilization, THIS is the perfect place to stay! The beautiful gardens immediately put the soul at ease as you stroll to the most amazing cottage that feels both magical and enchanting. Your hosts are more than happy to regale you with the interesting history of the accommodations, yet also seem to be invisible so as not to disturb you at all during your stay. The location is a must for hikers (Appalachian Trail just down the road), cyclists (amazing rail trail if you want a change from biking the roads, which is also very convenient) and shopping & dining. Really the best of everything right here! An experience you will surely never forget and not get any where else!

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Tyringham, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Denise User ProfileDenise is a superhost.

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.

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