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Laughing Brook Cottage

Laughing Brook Cottage is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house which sits across the driveway from the main house and just up from the agility field. Downstairs is a great room with a full kitchen, one bedroom and full bath with washer/dryer and up a spiral staircase is another bedroom with it's own bath and a small balcony overlooking the grounds. The cottage has wifi throughout and streaming tv.

The gated property is very private and sits on 10 acres. About half is wooded which totally surrounds the open grounds areas. There are 5 small ponds and a creek with offshooting smaller streams. Definitely a place for nature lovers. Plenty of wildlife may be seen here for those who wish to watch. A variety of birds, owls, rabbits, raccoons, possums, skunks, coyotes, fox, groundhog just to name a few. In spring, summer and fall, the sound of frogs in the evening will lull you sleep. And the barred owls are often heard calling to each other with their variety of interesting sounds.

NOTE: Due to the heavy teaching schedule, use of the agility meadow outside of instruction is NOT included with cottage rental but separate arrangements may be made.

AGILITY INSTRUCTION for beginners: If you would like to find out if agility is something you and your dog might enjoy doing together, we can make arrangements to include some instruction during your stay. There is an additional charge for this to be worked out at the time we make your reservation.

AGILITY INSTRUCTION for experienced handlers: If you live too far to train here on a regular basis but would like to come for help periodically, you can make arrangements to stay in my cottage for a night or two while we do some private instruction. Stopped contacts and fast, independent weaves are my specialty areas so I often have people come in for help in resolving issues in these two areas. You may also wish to join one of my ongoing classes while you're here. Email for further info.

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For more pictures and details, see my listing on VRBO or AirBnB

In case you are wondering about the name of the cottage, and in fact, the name of the property (West Wind), it comes from the old Thornton Burgess childrens' books. When I first saw the property, it brought back memories of childhood and my favorite stories - the Old Mother West Wind series. Here is a little history behind them.
Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories". His outdoor observations in nature were used as plots for his stories. In his first book, Old Mother West Wind, published in 1910, the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories. The characters in the Old Mother West Wind series include Peter Rabbit (briefly known as Peter Cottontail), Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Little Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle, Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes.