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Windy Top Cottage
80 Silkey Road, North Granby, Connecticut 06060
The Windy Top Cottage is an old stone building constructed in 1932 by H. L. Bitter, a wealthy Hartford businessman. This area of Granby was a favorite of the Hartford elite for a place to “summer” in the early part of the 20th Century. The cottage was the place where the domestic staff stayed when the family was staying in North Granby. With an elevation of 970, the home once had views of Hartford. Today after lots of trees grew, views are still just a minute away and the cool breezes remain!
Dawn and Ken have refreshed the interior with newly sanded "pumpkin pine" floors and warm, decorator wall tones. The bath fixtures are original from the 30s and the huge stone fireplace has propane fired gas logs for cozy winter nights. The large first-floor great room also has a small coffee service with a 1935 Fridgidaire refrigerator filled with cold drinks.
The second-floor bedrooms are spacious and yet very cozy. The home has an English Country House feel with all furnishings provided by Dawn’s painted furniture business: A Girl With A Paintbrush. Flower boxes adorn several windows that overlook an herb and flower garden. The property is accessed by original brick walkways and lead to the private entry door.
Guests will be able to use the entire building with the exception of the garage bays for their private use. A private exterior patio is located out the back door with old motel chairs, benches, and a firepit.
Amenities include freshly laundered soft cotton bedding and towels, bath robes, hypo allergenic or goose down pillows, cozy sofas, and chairs, comfortable carpeting, and rugs. The linen closet has an ample supply of bar soaps, shampoos, a hair dryer and a first aid box.
The spaces are accessorized with old framed artwork, mirrors, clocks and folk art. We offer a quiet, relaxing experience without TV, limited internet access but offer books, old magazines, and games so you can enjoy a special time with friends or loved ones.
The coffee service provides a toaster oven, an espresso machine, a French press and a Keurig single cup coffee maker with fresh cream and organic sugar.
Our goal is to greet you and then leave you to enjoy the cottage and all the surrounding amenities and beauty at your leisure. We live in the main house so we are always available by text or cell phone.
The North bedroom has a King Size Comfort Pedic luxury mattress on a French style bedframe. The south bedroom offers an antique old bedframe from an old Granby Hotel. We provide a complete list of emergency info in the unlikely event that you would need it.
The exterior patio out the rear door is covered by an awning and has solar twinkle lights. The firepit makes great campfires for grilling hot dogs and making S'Mores.
Located in an area with breathtaking views of Massachusetts (walk just a little more than a half mile to the amazing Mary Edwards Property), this area Connecticut is known for its working dairy farms, apple orchards, farm wineries and is a horse loving community. Our beautiful community also offers self-serve farm stands, homemade ice cream stores, country libraries as well as upscale evening dining and art galleries. We include a local guide book for your convenience.
Airbnb/HomeAway short term rental.
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