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Charming New England Cottage
Hosted by Melissa
Melissa is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Come stay at the Mad Hatters Cottage just off historic Main Street in Farmington, CT. Visit the town George Washington once called "the village of pretty houses". The cottage is walking distance to Miss Porter's School, a grocery store, restaurants, & many attractions, including:

Hill-Stead Museum
Stanley-Whitman House
Farmington River
Farmington Canal Heritage & River Trails

The cottage was built in the 1800s, has 2 stories, 1 bedroom, & almost 800 square feet.

The space

The cottage was built sometime in the 1800s and originally served as an outbuilding to a farm. It may have been a candle shop at one point and the first radio in Farmington was believed to have been in this cottage. The cottage was completely renovated in 2016, but still showcases the charm of the historic structure. The original stone foundation is visible, as is the beautiful wide board pine flooring and tin light fixtures.

The cottage is 800 square feet and 2 stories. It has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a living room, eat-in kitchen, and laundry room. There is a small narrow staircase in the cottage and, as such, it is not handicap accessible.

Guest access

The entire cottage is available for your use.

Interaction with guests

We will be happy to help you with anything that you need during your stay: from restaurant recommendations to directions.

Other things to note

Private patio & entrance
2 parking spaces
Eat-in kitchen with gas stove, microwave, and full sized fridge
Coffee maker, dishes, pots, pans, wine glasses, and utensils
Linens (sheets, bath towels, wash cloths, and kitchen towels)
Basic toiletries (hand soap, dish soap, bath soap, shampoo, and conditioner)
No phone and no TV
Portable crib available upon request

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Sean User Profile
October 2017
Clean, comfortable and well cared for.

Emily User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful place to stay! We stayed for one night for a concert in Hartford, but it would be great for an even longer stay. Has all the features of home, and is very clean and quaint. Would definitely stay here again!

Lew User Profile
August 2017
Very clean and pleasant. Great for a short trip! Quiet and comfortable. Need ability to climb stairs to fully enjoy house.

Lauren User ProfileLauren is a superhost.
August 2017
Our family had a great visit here. The cottage space was clean and well-equipped with everything you need. We enjoyed a morning walk through town to Truffles Bakery for breakfast, which our kids especially loved. Definitely recommend.

Kevin User Profile
August 2017
For an idyllic escape, unplug and revel in the country charms of this bucolic cottage. Exceptional hosts, exquisite environs and an unforgettable respite.

Francis User Profile
August 2017
What a wonderful space! Secluded and quiet, yet central to everything I needed for the weekend. A fantastically appointed kitchen allowed me to make my own food, inviting atmosphere with an amazing outdoor area to relax and enjoy all that Farmington and the surrounding has to offer. I whole-heartedly recommend Mad Hatters cottage to anyone looking for a nice New England weekend get-away!

Alison User Profile
August 2017
We spent a month in this charming cottage. The building has been very sensitively restored and is exceptionally well presented, and beautifully decorated. It is located in the centre of picturesque Farmington and within easy reach of Hartford and New Haven. The cottage is ideally suited for long stays because of the self-catering and laundry facilities. It has its own separate entrance and parking area. The hosts were welcoming and extremely obliging and responsive to enquiries. Alex in particular was enormously helpful when we had a problem with our rented car. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property.

Farmington, Connecticut, United StatesJoined in December 2015
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About the home

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