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650 Sq. Ft. Barn Turned Quaint Cottage


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I love seeing people preserve the past, ancient structures with hand-hewn beams from 100 years ago! What used to be a barn on a New York farm has become a charming 650-square-foot cottage with lovely fields and woodland views in Woodstock.

The first story is a large open-concept area with a kitchenette, seating area, and dining room table. Up a sturdy staircase is the entire second story, which is also one room. It boasts a vintage daybed, a King-sized bed, and lovely views from the double windows. You can sit outdoors on the little patio to sip your morning coffee and stroll the grounds while soaking in birdsong.

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Charming 1920s Woodstock Barn Cottage

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A little patio off the front adds to the charm.

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Exposed beams on the first floor have tons of character.

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A little seat for two looks out the double doors.

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You enter through the side door into the main space.

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White-painted paneling keeps the place feeling open.

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The wood stove is decorative and so cute!

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The table seats four.

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A sturdy staircase goes up to the second floor.

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A little kitchenette lets you make coffee and warm up food.

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There’s a sweet little living room set here made from twigs and branches!

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The second floor is all a creamy-white color.

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One side of the bedroom has an iron daybed.

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And a King-sized bed sits on the other side.

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Two large windows let in plenty of light.

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A light yellow dresser doubles as a vanity.

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Such a warm glow in the evening!

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The bathroom has beautiful exposed brick.

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A deep soaking tub lets you relax.

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You can sit off the side of the house as well.

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Take in these stunning New York views!

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The pond nearby is covered in lily pads!

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A lovely arch covered in vines welcomes you.

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Details:

My guest house is light and airy, with many windows and French doors that show our four acres of meadows and fields with the birch-lined pond and the Catskill Mountains beyond. There are several sitting areas at the pond (in sun or shade) for gazing at the flowering lily pads and frogs…or sipping a cocktail and talking.

The interior of this 650 sq. ft. converted barn has wooden floors, hand-hewn beams, and vintage furniture. There are smoke detectors throughout and a first aid kit on the ground floor. A fire extinguisher is hanging upstairs in the bedroom.

You enter into the open living room that is furnished with a couch, chair, coffee table, and on the other side, a dining table and 4 chairs. There is a kitchenette with a small frig, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and tea kettle. There is no stove/oven. A water fountain is on the counter for making coffee or tea. Since there is no sink, guests put used dishes in the bin and place outside and I will wash in the main house and return. Coffee, tea, half and half, and fruit is provided. On the shelf are glasses, dishes, and silverware – if you prefer to get take-out from the many wonderful local restaurants and cozy in for the night.

The antique wood stove is a decorative item. There is electric baseboard heat in each room that keeps it cozy in the winter and an air conditioner is in place for the summer months, and fans for in between.

Upstairs, the old barn boards are all painted white. It is open and spacious – with a king bed, day bed, dresser, desk and chaise lounge. The separate bathroom has a Japanese-style soaking tub/shower – where you will also find soap, shampoo, towels, and a hair dryer.

The French doors on the ground floor open onto a private stone patio and have magnetic screens that keep the bugs out. On the north side of the guest house is a wooden deck with 2 chairs open to the field and completely private. Further in the field, between the two huge maple trees swings a double hammock for your use. A badminton net is up and rackets are in the house. A croquet set is there too. I provide blankets for star-gazing in the hammock at night or enjoy the zero gravity chairs in the open field. Wifi, games, books, puzzles, no TV. Breakfast is available 1 mile away in a charming country store, Cub Market, or 2.5 miles in the town of Woodstock.
…and flowering plants and flowers, always flowers!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Denise
    April 12, 2024, 10:17 am

    I would LOVE to see a floorplan on this beauty!!!!!!!! Stunning!

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