December 1, 2017

Preservation Personals: Find Your Inner Lake at This Connecticut Cottage

  • By: Nick Som

Imagine yourself visiting a secluded lake. It’s a pristine summer afternoon; the air hums with contentment, and the water lazily laps at the lake’s edge. What thoughts and emotions are flowing through your head? In a word, you are probably experiencing something like serenity.

That serenity can be yours if you decide to become my newest owner. I am a delightful cottage perched right on the shores of Park Pond in Winchester, Connecticut. I was originally built in 1938 but have undergone major renovations in recent years. Between 2008 and 2010 I was completely redone, with modern bathrooms and a new kitchen added in the process. My spacious living room is always filled with natural light, and my private master bedroom is conveniently located on the first floor.

But you haven’t truly visited my property until you step out onto my deck. There, you will be greeted by a stunning view of the pond and beyond, and a perfect space for reading a book or catching some rays. You’ll also notice a small beach, grassy area, and dock just below—those are part of my property too! Needless to say, there is no shortage of spaces for you to unwind and find your “inner lake.”

Of course, if you’d rather be adding some outdoor excitement to your life, I’m more than happy to oblige. Spend the summer months swimming, kayaking, or hiking, and even when the weather turns cold, fishing and cross-country skiing remain excellent options for satisfying your outdoor-recreation fix.

I come fully furnished, along with multiple kayaks and other water sports equipment! Learn more about me here.

The exterior of a Connecticut cottage.

photo by: Elyse Morris

109 Blue Street, Winchester, CT 06098

The living room of a Connecticut cottage.

photo by: Elyse Morris

Like the rest of the house, my living room comes fully furnished.

The view from the deck of a Connecticut cottage.

photo by: Elyse Morris

With a view like this, my deck might quickly become your favorite spot.

Nick Som is an editorial intern at the National Trust. He enjoys museums of all kinds, Philadelphia sports, and tracking down great restaurants.

nsom@savingplaces.org

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