The Carriage House, part of the Rudyard Kipling estate, sits on the edge of the forest covering Kipling Hill. Within the forest, there are fabulous interconnecting trails, suitable for the average hiker, leading you either upstream to the Scott Farm, its Farm Market and fresh fruit, or downstream towards the campus of World Learning. An open meadow lies below the house and this opening offers superb views over the Connecticut River Valley. Fox, deer, and wild turkeys thrive in this forested area and early mornings are a good time to look for them in the meadow. The Carriage House is close to Naulakha as it was the barn for Rudyard Kipling’s carriage and then housing for his staff. It was built after Naulakha, completed about 1896, and copies in many ways the architectural designs and tastes that were Kipling’s.
The Carriage House is a beautiful smaller example of Naulakha, accommodates 4 in two bedrooms, one with a double and the other two twins. It has one full bathroom. Downstairs, there is a complete spacious kitchen, and a comfortable wood paneled living room that includes soft cozy couches for reading and relaxing. The kitchen has a lovely southern exposure where one can sit at the tile counter and enjoy morning coffee & views of the meadow, forests and valley. The basement is equipped with a washer/dryer and a ping pong table to occupy time while waiting for clean laundry. Outside, there is a beautifully landscaped lawn area where you can relax in an adirondack chair or enjoy use of the picnic table. From the patio outside the kitchen, there is a stone pathway, which will lead you to the barn where Kipling’s horses, Nip and Tuck, were stabled.
The Kipling Carriage House:
- Sleeps 4
- Price per night is $275
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
- Wifi available
Please visit The Landmark Trust USA website for more information about accommodations, amenities, location, rental price, and local attractions for this historic vacation property.