The SpaceThe house has four bedrooms and two full baths, with a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, a child's bedroom with trundle, and a larger kids' room with two twin beds and a cot available. One bath has a shower stall, the other a clawfoot tub. Two living areas include a comfortable, quiet library stocked with hundreds of books and a piano. The living room has a wood stove for cozy winter evenings, and a wireless-equipped television perfect for binging Netflix or watching movies. The a dining room has a beamed ceiling, original corner cabinet and table linens; it accommodates up to 10 at table. The farmhouse kitchen features a gas stove, convection oven, french-door refrigerator, cast iron skillets and a range of pots, baking pans galore, plenty of kitchen tools and full pantry stocked with essentials.
The backyard has a grill, picnic table and umbrella, blueberry bushes, a strawberry patch and, in season, beds of lettuce and other greens. It's spacious enough for croquet, catch, frisbee or bocce, but not for football or soccer. Guest AccessYou'll park in our driveway, with space for several cars. Interaction with GuestsWe or our agent will be available for suggestions, questions and problems. The NeighborhoodWallingford is a storybook Vermont village, with restored historic homes, shops and public buildings lining Main Street. It's within walking distance of a small lake and a small hiking/cross-country skiing trail system, and two miles off the Appalachian Trail, known as the Long Trail within Vermont. The White Rocks National Recreation Area is the nearest trailhead.
Four alpine ski areas and two Nordic ski centers are within 20 miles, including Killington, Okemo, Pico and Bromley. Emerald Lake State Park, where kayaks and canoes can be rented, is a 15-minute drive south. Outlet shopping is available 25 minutes south in Manchester, Vermont; kayaking and other outdoor expeditions can be arranged there, too. During the summer, the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show brings hunter, jumper and Grand Prix events to nearby North Dorset, and the renowned Dorset Theater Festival and Weston Playhouse each bring full seasons of plays, musicals and cabaret entertainment. All of these events are within a 30-minute drive of downtown Wallingford.
In the village itself, visitors can shop for Vermont-made glass and pottery, handmade furniture and jewelry, antiques, and Vermont maple syrup, cheese and meats. The Thrive Center offers massage therapy and yoga clinics. Artisan cheesemakers, textile artists, organic farmers, glass blowers, and more are within a few minutes' drive. Getting AroundVermont isn't known for its public transportation, but a bus does run several times a day south to Manchester, north to Rutland, and east from there to the Killington area.