Bethany, CT —
A Retreat Away from the Noise of the City

Dreaming about a retreat away from the noise of the city? Consider secluded, affordable, wooded Bethany--Connecticut’s best-kept secret. A sleepy, slow-moving place, surrounded by a rich cultural oasis, Bethany had been named by Connecticut Magazine as among the best small towns in Connecticut. Your neighbor might be a nurse, a professor, a business mogul, a carpenter, but all of them fiercely defend its 58% of undeveloped land and its sustainable agriculture. After all, the town motto is “Rural is Beautiful.” With a population of only 5,500, it was jokingly described as having as many horses as people and there is a Horse Commissioner, who manages the many events available for horse lovers. All this, only 80 miles from New York City and 45 miles from Stamford by car or train.

"buy sustainably grown seasonal fruits and vegetables at Clover Nook farm, one of the oldest continuously operating family-owned and run farms in the state. "

For those who want a more active lifestyle, have a round of golf at the highly rated family-run 9-hole Woodhaven Country Club, where golf fees are reasonable and greens are “challenging but fair.” Hike the Naugatuck Forest Trail and then enjoy a swim in Veteran’s Memorial Park Lake during the summer. Hike nearby Sleeping Giant State Park and fish for trout in its streams. The trail up the mountain ends at a stone observation tower with a magnificent view all the way to Long Island Sound. You also can walk, skate, ski or bike portions of the 50-mile paved Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Then head to family-run Drazen Orchards in nearby Cheshire, where the owners greet you with a smile and a hello, and you can pick 14 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, plums, pears and quince. (They also have great pies!).

"You also can walk, skate, ski or bike portions of the 50-mile paved Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. "

Also close by are Yale University’s world-class museums and art galleries—all open to the public and mostly free, great for a rainy day. The Yale Center for British Art has the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom See the Gutenberg Bible at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript library. The Yale University Art Gallery has an “encyclopedic” collection of art, including works by Degas, van Gogh, Picasso, as well as early Italian paintings, vessels from Tang-dynasty China, masks from West Africa and much more. People of all ages can participate in classes with artists and curators throughout the year. The young and the young-at-heart will enjoy the Peabody Museum of Natural History, which boasts renowned collections that include fossils of our earliest dinosaurs.

After a busy day, head back to Bethany and relax.

Featured Listings

60 Bayview Boulevard, Stratford (Lordship), CT

$679,000
A rare opportunity to live on one of Lordship's most sought after cul de sacs. This Storybook Cape is filled w/ character & charm & has seasonal waterviews.It is set on a picturesque level lot just shy of 1 acre & a stones throw to sandy beaches.Despite its classic exterior the surprises are inside.The 1st floor offers a large liv rm w/ hdwd fls, fireplace w/ built-in bookcases, formal dining rm w/ hdwd fls, french doors & a closet & could easily be made an office or extra bdrm.Large eat-in country kitchen w/ newer stainless appliances, tile floor and hdwd floor w/ sliding glass doors to brick patio.Large sunken family rm w/ re-built fireplace, new carpeting & wainscoting.More surprises await you on the 1st fl. Newer half bath w/ wainscoting.Freshly painted master en suite w/ new carpeting, ceiling fan & full bath w/ tile, glass shower & plenty of closet space. Another 1st fl bdrm w/ new carpeting,& a loft w/ 2 skylights perfect for playroom.There is also a main level laundry area & mudroom which completes the 1st fl.The 2nd floor offers two large bdrms w/ ceiling fans & hdwd floors and again plenty of closet space & storage.The fully fenced yard has been lovingly manicured & perfect for entertaining w/ so many areas for social distancing.There is a large 30ft above ground pool (pool equipment included in sale).This water front community is one of Fairfield County's best-kept secrets.Minutes to I-95 &Merritt Pwy.Come experience Lordship & all it has to offer! LOCATION,LOCATION! A rare opportunity to live on one of Lordship's most beautiful cul de sacs.Welcome to 60 Bayview Boulevard.This home with seasonal waterviews is set on a picturesque level lot just shy of 1 acre and a stones throw away to sandy beaches.This Storybook Cape is filled with character and charm.Despite its classic exterior the surprises are inside. The first floor offers a large living room with hardwood floors, fireplace and built-in bookcases, formal dining room with hardwood floors, french doors and which could easily be transformed into an office or extra bedroom.There is a large eat-in country kitchen with built-ins and newer stainless steel appliances, hardwood and tile floors with sliding glass door to brick patio. Step down into a large family room with a redone fireplace and mantel, new carpeting & wainscoting.More surprises await you on the first floor. Newer half bath with wainscoting.Freshly painted master en suite with new carpeting, ceiling fan and full bath w/ tile and glass shower and again plenty of closet space. Another first floor bedroom / new carpeting, and a loft with 2 skylights perfect for a playroom for the kids.There is also a main level laundry area and mudroom which completes the first floor.The second floor offers two large bedrooms with ceiling fans and hardwood floors and again plenty of closet space and storage and a full bath with tile and a shower/tub. The fully fenced yard has been lovingly manicured and perfect for entertaining with so many areas for social distancing. There is a nice 30ft above ground pool and the pool equipment is included. A/C units for all bedrooms and family room will be left for Buyers. This water front community is one of Fairfield County's best-kept secrets. It's only minutes to I-95, Merritt Pwy, tennis courts, basketball, golf course, public transportation, shopping and a short walk to wonderful restaurants and other beaches.Come experience Lordship and all it has to offer.Flood insurance is not required and home has an alarm system. It doesn't get any better than this! Virtual tour up SOON!

7 Winfield Drive, Shelton (Huntington), CT

$639,900
Expansive meticulously maintained Ranch nestled on a cul-de-sac set on 1.62 level acres in Huntington. This property Offers incredible space for many lifestyles, the ultimate in entertaining & high end custom details throughout. The great rm features vaulted ceilings, fireplace, builtins & a wet bar w/ wine cooler. The chef's kitchen is just what is needed for this years holiday cooking & summer entertainment. A informal dining area, granite countertops, abundance of cabinets, fully applianced including double oven & ice machine! French doors lead to the back yard oasis - a complete WOW factor! For larger gatherings, holidays or special occasions the formal dining room w/ fireplace is something special. Step into the master bedroom suite & feel like you are on vacation! The tray ceiling & recessed lighting set the mood. Beautiful views of the professionally landscaped yard and gardens, french doors lead out the deck & patio, full bathroom w/ jacuzzi tub, shower, bidet, his & hers granite topped vanity & finished off w/ limestone. 3 additional bedrooms on the main level & an oversized full bath also w/ double sink, bidet & granite topped cherry cabinets. A walkout lower level includes additional living space w/ many possibilities! A private backyard oasis includes deck, patio, heated in-ground pool w/ waterfall. A 2 car attached garage & a 2 car detached oversized garage w/ an additional room currently used as a spray booth. Detached garage has an eye beam for future expansion

107 West Beach Drive, Stratford (Lordship), CT

$890,000
Staycation right here! Newly built turn-key Farmhouse cottage awaits you fully furnished-just relax & enjoy this private gated LI Sound waterfront community on 6.7 acres. No expense spared here w/ exceptional features from floor to ceiling that will impress. The views of LI Sound are serene & tranquil, the sand & surf are just steps from your door. Entertainers dream kitchen like you've never seen before w/ high quality appliances, island, glass subway tile & generous amount of quartz countertops & gourmet pantry. Open & airy floor plan for today's living w/ vaulted ceiling living room & FPL, bar & Dining Room. Master bedroom en-suite w/ exquisite bathroom - not commonly found porcelain floors, steam shower, walk-in closet & office/nursery/sitting rm. 2nd floor oversized loft/BR w/ full bath is fantastic guest & family space. An elevator for your convenience from the garage into the main living area. Enjoy the views, sunrises & sunsets from the covered front porch & patio. High quality craftsmanship! 50-year cedar sided. Enjoy the private beach w/ your neighbors in this waterfront association. Walking, Sailing, wind-surfing, fishing & bird watching are some of the popular activities. The cottage is located only minutes off of interstate I-95, & is quickly accessible. Local train service from Stratford & Bridgeport to New York, Stamford, New Haven. A short walk to several seaside restaurants. Think of Lordship as your "old-fashioned" Neighborhood. Stratfords best kept secret!
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