Description(Reference number: 78552)
Originally a school that was headed up by painter William Merritt Chase, this newly refurbished home gets an A* in interior design. It’s a large space that still feels homely thanks to original features such as seven brick fireplaces (no chance of getting chilly), an upright piano, and jam jar lights. As you would expect for The Hamptons, there's also some serious luxury going on – take a time-out in the deep marble bathtub or read a book on the L-shaped sofa which is more than long enough to stretch out for a nap. If you're in charge of dinners, the well-equipped kitchen has got everything needed for rustling up a feast, which deserves to be served in the panelled dining room with its sash windows and feature fireplace. There's a further guesthouse, with a small kitchen and living space, for some peace and quiet from the main house, or nab a sun lounger and soak up the summer heat beside the pool. Once you're done with the day, gather around the outdoor fireplace – yes, there's one here too – and compare notes on plans for tomorrow, which might just involve making the short drive to one of the many beaches nearby.
*The sixth bedroom is on the mezzanine level in the guesthouse – there is a steep ladder to this level so will not suit those with mobility issues
*There are beds for 15 guests, but the maximum occupancy of the home is 12 guests
*If you are staying for longer than a week, there will be a mandatory weekly clean for an additional charge
*The pool is heated, but is not fenced so you'll need to keep an eye on young children
*Unfortunately pets are not allowed in this home