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Essex, CT —
A Wonderful Place to Visit Anytime of the Year!

The town of Essex is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year! This winter you could start your day with breakfast at Abby's Place for a sit down meal in the Dauntless Marina, or if you would like a quick meal to go, stop by Olive Oyl's for freshly made baked good and breakfast sandwiches. Next, you should stroll down to the foot of Main Street and if it's not too chilly, bring your binoculars to look for bald eagles which nest along the shores of the Connecticut River. Head into the CT River Museum to warm up and learn about the history of the river.

Old Saybrook, CT —
Where the Connecticut River Meets the Sound

Old Saybrook is one of the oldest towns in Connecticut and is rich is local history. Old Saybrook's location at the mouth of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, makes it a wonderful destination!

Featured Listings

25 Hathaway Road, East Lyme, CT

$835,000
Act quickly to seize a slice of history at 25 Hathaway Road, East Lyme - a rare equestrian estate proudly on the market for the first time, with its origins tracing back to a land grant from King George in Colonial America. This one-of-a-kind Colonial estate rests on a sprawling 17-acre plot, hugged by 130 acres of protected forests and ancient stone walls, offering unparalleled peace and solitude. With six bedrooms blending historical charm and modern luxuries, this residence showcases classic hardwood floors throughout sunny rooms, complemented by oil radiator heat and a propane-fueled automatic generator for uninterrupted comfort. The large eat-in kitchen, equipped with stainless steel appliances, and the formal dining room are designed for memorable gatherings. Practical needs are easily met with dedicated laundry, mudroom, and tool rooms. Step outside to experience pure tranquility by your private pond and dam brook, or ponder nature's beauty from your covered porch. Enhanced with fresh vinyl siding, new windows, and a solid roof, this estate is as enduring as its legacy.Set sail on Pattagansett Lake or enjoy the beaches of Long Island Sound, just a 5-minute jaunt away. With travel conveniences like the New London station 20 minutes away and central access to New York, Boston, Hartford, and New Haven, you'll be perfectly positioned for adventure or easy commuting.Claim this pastoral treasure at 25 Hathaway Road and become part of its grand history.This is an opportunit Picture this: an enchanting 17-acre colonial estate at 25 Hathaway Road, bestowed by King George in a bygone era, now beckons for a new steward. Its gates open to a world where time stands still among the ancient stone walls and lush forest canopies. This cherished East Lyme gem, cocooned in 130 acres of protected land, radiates the quiet calm of a secluded haven, stirring the hearts of those who yearn for romance and tranquility. As you traverse the final turn on the gentle country lane, the anticipation of what lies ahead thrills the soul. The majestic six-bedroom manor, rooted in the rich soil of America's early days, awaits your arrival. Within its walls, and rooms adorned with timeless hardwood floors whisper the echoes of history. Delight in the seamless blend of antiquity and modernity, where warmth envelopes you through the radiator-hot water system and an automatic propane generator stands guard against the elements, assuring uninterrupted comfort and conviviality.In its grand eat-in kitchen, modern stainless steel appliances stand ready for your culinary quests, while a stately dining room sets the scene for evenings of enchantment and elegant festivity. Amidst the practicality of a laundry room, a mudroom, and tool room, the function meets charm, serving up everyday ease with old-world flair. Step into the embrace of nature on a covered porch, where the scents and sounds of the nearby forest and a personal pond provide a symphony for the senses. Under the vigilant guard of a strong, newly-installed roof and surrounded by fresh vinyl siding, this estate promises years of guardianship against time's relentless march. Merely 20 minutes from the New London train station, the allure of the city is always within grasp, yet pleasantly held at arm's length, granting the best of both worlds. Your estate is a stone's throw from the metropolises of New York, Boston, Hartford, and New Haven, yet it remains a heartbeat away from the rural pursuits and equestrian adventures that make your spirit soar. This is not just a home; it's a legacy that calls for a passionate custodian. Few homes can rival the tapestry of allure, seclusion, and heritage that is 25 Hathaway Road. With the whispers of history beckoning and the rarity of its equestrian promise, the moment to claim this pastoral heaven is upon you. Will you be the one to write the next chapter.

441 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

$890,000
441 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT Embrace the waterfront living where South Cove's vistas unfurl from every room. Waterfront bliss - a residence that defines tranquil luxury. This one-level ranch promises picturesque views and tailored for those who delight in spaces designed for grand entertaining, paired with the tranquil retreat of a glassed sunroom for quiet reverie. With its glassed sunroom and spacious decks, leisure and relaxation are built into the architecture. Featuring 2 cozy bedrooms and 2 baths, the home balances privacy with ample areas for social gatherings, a rare find in a market that moves as swiftly as the tide. Outdoor enthusiasts will find bliss here, with hours to be spent on the expansive deck or the 'upper deck', offering mesmerizing views that stretch to the causeway and Fenwick. The promise of no bad days echoes throughout this enchanting abode. With generous parking and a mere half-mile jaunt to downtown, the sidewalks will lead you to local favorites such as the Kate, Monkey Farm, Walts, and the new Stony Creek Brewery. Boating enthusiasts can keep their vessel at a nearby Safe Harbor Marina or Saybrook Point, while beach lovers can bask in the sun at Town or Harvey's Beach. In real estate, they say location is everything - and here, your dream of idyllic one-level living along the picturesque shoreline of South Cove becomes a vivid reality.

60 Cypress Road, Old Saybrook, CT

$795,000
60 Cypress Road, Old Saybrook, CT In the Knollwood Beach Association, find your oasis with this captivating year round 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod home, where each day unfurls with the promise of relaxation by the beach, pleasant walks, and tranquility in a friendly neighborhood. Cherish the convenience of a first-floor bedroom, enveloped in the warmth of a glassed-in heated porch for year-round enjoyment. Two updated bathrooms ensure comfort and practicality for both residents and guests. An exceptional feature of this home is the partially finished basement-something seldom find in the area, providing a welcomed bonus space that remains dry and usable. Life in Knollwood Beach is not just a residence, it's an experience. Imagine leisurely rides on a golf cart through the neighborhood, engaging in community activities at the local Basketball Court, Club House, Playground/Tot Lot, and Tennis Courts. This home invites you to live life to its fullest, embracing all that the sought-after Knollwood Beach lifestyle has to offer. Whether it's for your permanent residence or a seasonal escape, this property presents a rare opportunity to join a cherished community. Don't let this chance slip away; explore how this home can become your personal retreat for relaxation and recreation. Close to Rt 9, I95 with easy commute to New York or Boston. 60 Cypress Road is your destination home on the CT shoreline.
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