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 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.
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.
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 :
The Sitting Room
Desk at rear of Sitting Room
One of the Bookcases
Kipling still predominates on the shelves but I read and enjoyed :
Who lived here?
Rudyard Kipling’s Vermont Feud
The Vanishing American Outhouse
Rudyard Kipling was keeping a watchful eye on us!