Discover serenity at this charming home set on 40 immaculate acres, embraced by the untamed beauty of the Catskill Mountain wilderness. Mine Brook Cottage in Livingston Manor, NY is just a two-hour drive from the dynamic pace of NYC. Embraced by the picturesque Catskill Park landscape, this private haven calls out to those yearning for solitude and an authentic connection with nature. This thoughtfully renovated 1940s wooden home offers a unique opportunity to own an untouched piece of Livingston Manor’s rich history and breathtaking natural beauty.
Two bedroom, one bathroom 1940s cottage | 1,215 square foot home on 40.93 acres | Stone veneer chimney | Wood burning stove and stone hearth | Wide-plank floors and exposed beams | Cathedral ceilings | 6 over 6 windows throughout home | Living room stained glass window | Stone corner fireplace | Built-in shelving and cabinets | Main level primary bedroom | Whole house generator | Two stone patios | Two storage sheds | Private creekside trail | .5 acre swimming pond with platform deck | Asking $525,000
Listed by Jill Borenstein at Catskill Mountain Houses. Open House: Saturday, November 18, 12pm-2pm at 371 Grooville Road, Livingston Manor, NY 12758. For inquiries or to RSVP, email jill@
Vintage character and thoughtful modern touches abound over 1,215 square feet of wide-plank floors, exposed beams, and 6-over-6 windows that flood the rooms with natural light, evoking the timeless appeal of mountain living. Enter into the kitchen to find a new GE gas range, twin under-the-counter refrigerators, a farmer’s sink, and an original wood burning stove and stone hearth that effortlessly complements the great room’s warm, rustic ambiance. Just off the kitchen is the full bathroom, which boasts high ceilings and a walk-in shower. Down the hall extending to the exterior patio, the expansive main floor bedroom awaits. Upstairs, a comfortable second queen bedroom.
The soaring great room serves as the heart of Mine Brook Cottage, with its soaring cathedral ceilings and captivating stone corner fireplace providing a lodge-inspired ambiance. Overhead, exposed beams frame a space big enough to serve seamlessly as a living room and a dining room, complemented by space for a day bed to accomodate guests. Thoughtful design includes built-in shelving and cabinets for ample storage, cleverly concealing modern conveniences like the Samsung washer and dryer. Original wood floors, wood paneling, a stained glass window, and a sizable window seat contribute to the enduring and distinctive character, creating an inviting sanctuary away from the outside world.
Mine Brook Cottage effortlessly marries historic charm with modern comforts. Recent upgrades, such as spray foam insulation, a whole-house generator, and a mini-split unit, guarantee a snug retreat throughout the seasons — including high-speed Spectrum internet. Enjoy the outdoors on two stone patios, a private creekside trail, a platform deck by the swimming pond, and a recently reinforced driveway embankment. The clapboard siding, cut and milled on-site during the house’s construction in 1940, and the intricate stone veneer chimney details, hint at the meticulous handcrafted care this home received from the start.
Unwind in the calm embrace of nature on 40 wooded acres of your private Catskills haven. Mine Brook, a seasonal creek, meanders through the property, accompanying a secluded hiking trail leading to a hidden 0.5-acre swimming pond nestled among the trees, just a brief ten-minute stroll from home. A platform deck beckons by the spring-fed waters, providing easy water access and lounging. Surrounding the home, deciduous and pine woods with the home gracefully situated atop a small hill in a clearing. The backyard boasts mature fruit trees, a fire pit, and an exclusively private stone patio — serene retreats to connect with nature. Additional amenities include two sheds for tool and firewood storage. Allow imagination to lead while exploring the multitude of possibilities within this 40-acre canvas. Plus, enjoy uninterrupted tranquility with the convenience of a gas generator.
Nestled a mere 5 miles from Livingston Manor, NY and 10 miles from Roscoe, NY, this property effortlessly blends seclusion with accessibility. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Catskills, these vibrant towns offer numerous year-round amenities, from restaurants and craft breweries to art galleries, antique shops, retail outlets, the Catskill Art Society, and several grocery stores. Revel in the year-round charm of The DeBruce, embark on outdoor escapades along local trails, or savor trout fishing in the renowned Willowemoc River, just 2 miles from the doorstep.
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