The Carriage House

The Carriage House

This September just past we made our third visit to Brattleboro Vermont. We stayed again in a property that had once belonged to poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling and which is now owned and run under the auspices of The Landmark Trust USA. The house is on a much smaller scale than Naulakha and sits on the same driveway a little way down from that grand, commanding house.

Naulakha from Carriage House

Naulakha from The Carriage House

Here is the description of it from the Landmark Trust USA website :

When you stay at this Landmark, you’ll awaken wonderful memories. Formerly this was the barn where Rudyard Kipling’s carriage was kept, then it was converted to housing for his staff. This beautiful smaller example of the tones, designs and appointments of Naulakha, accommodates 4, has one bathroom, a complete spacious kitchen, and beautifully landscaped lawn area where you can relax in an adirondack chair or picnic in the shaded backyard.

Adirondack chairs

The view NH from those chairs

The View from the Chairs : New Hampshire

 From the patio outside the kitchen, there is a stone pathway which will lead you from the lawn area to the barn where Kipling’s horses, Nip & Tuck, were stabled.

Barn

 The Barn

This property is super comfortable, nestled in among the trees, and banked by perennials. You’ll feel a certain sense of having lived in a cabin in the woods, with comfort.”

Sooooo, comfortable :

Sitting Room CH

The Sitting Room

Carriage House Kitchen

The Kitchen

Desk. Carriage House

Desk at rear of Sitting Room

Carriage House bookcase

One of the Bookcases

Kipling still predominates on the shelves but I read and enjoyed :

Who lived here book

Who lived here?

vermont Feud

Rudyard Kipling’s Vermont Feud

American Outhouse

The Vanishing American Outhouse

RK picture

Rudyard Kipling was keeping a watchful eye on us!