120 miles from NYC, sitting on just over 5 acres, Fernside offers two homes – both four-season, and turnkey – just minutes from the quintessential Catskills towns of Roscoe and Callicoon. The original home has been reimagined over the past several years into a hip and intimate hideaway, with many different entertaining areas both inside and out; a design-forward, newly built guesthouse is the capstone.
Two homes on 5.39 acres | Main house: 3 beds/1 bath | 1,040 square feet| Wood stove | Screened front porch | Skylights | Guest house: studio/loft plus one 1 bath | 384 square feet | Deck | Wood stove | Asking $595k
Listed by Robin Jones of Catskill Mountain Houses. For inquiries or showings, contact email@example.com. Open House: Saturday, August 20, noon-2pm 29 Lexie Lane, Roscoe, NY 12776; RSVP in advance by email.
On the approach, you’ll snake down dirt roads through the wonderfully wild hamlet of Acidalia. Enter the main house through the screened and freshly whitewashed front porch and into an ever welcoming open plan living space featuring a cozy wood stove, dining area with built-in benches and a fully equipped kitchen with a farmhouse sink. Skylights and double paned windows let in extra sunlight despite the gorgeous forested setting. A sundeck extends off the kitchen, ideal for grilling, sunbathing, dining al fresco.
A hallway leads from the living space to three comfortably sized bedrooms, sharing one full bathroom. The poured concrete basement has great potential to be finished and is a good opportunity for extra space, as well. It’s currently home to loads of dry storage space, the washer/dryer and an extra lounge area.
The main house is flanked by a cleverly constructed guesthouse built in 2022. This modern, open plan studio space features clean lines throughout with lots of interesting opportunities for usage. With its separate road frontage and driveway, this space can be used not only as a stunning work from home setup or guesthouse, but also as a well-contained short-term rental, either combined with the main house or rented separately on its own.
The guesthouse is situated to take full advantage of the sunshine, with a large deck positioned perfectly for soaking up the rays. Inside is a full kitchen, dining area, lounge with a wood stove. Wake up in the sleeping loft surrounded by a canopy of trees. A full bathroom extends off the living space. This is an all season guest house, fully insulated and heated, with its own septic system and a shared drilled well with the main house.
The grounds feature a yoga deck to start the day off with intention, a hot tub for sunset relaxation, and a crackling fire pit for conversations under a blanket of stars. A brief forested path cuts between the house and guesthouse. A convenient shed houses outdoor tools and toys. The five acre property has extra road frontage, offering opportunities to do even more with the land.
Fernside is just a few short miles from outdoor adventures, like hiking or swimming at Crystal Lake, clay shooting at Catskill Pheasantry & Clays, refined days spent at the Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club, and fishing on the Delaware and Beaverkill Rivers. A short drive to Roscoe for shops, dining, and essentials, Fernside becomes an increasingly compelling location.