Bearsville Bungalow Offers Retreat Near Cooper Lake, $285K

Rustic in nature but set up to be lived in full-time, this Bearsville bungalow is a rare find and minutes from Woodstock village. 

This week, our tour of the area’s fancy cabins takes us up to Cooper Lake, just minutes outside of Woodstock, NY and the neighboring hamlet of Bearsville. Just around the corner from the mirror-like waters that make up the largest natural lake in the Catskill Mountains is this 1950s bungalow.

Although this 663-square-foot cottage started life as a simple seasonal getaway, according to the listing, the current owner, an artist, moved in 15 years ago and slowly turned it into a full-time residence and occasional short-term rental.

For a single-bedroom small house, this cabin seems to provide just enough space to live your life in relative ease, most definitely a big step up from a seasonal shack-in-the-woods. Includes rough-hewn support beams, a cozy wood stove, and skylights that lend the modest interior a sense of airiness.

When you need more elbow room, move things out through the sliding doors onto the back deck under the tree-dappled sunlight…

Surrounded by state land, the quarter-acre property offers an idyllic Catskills setting, close to Overlook Mountain, Phoenicia village, the Esopus Creek, the Beaver Kill, and the Ashokan Reservoir (speaking of which, have you heard about the new rail trail?).

Does this Bearsville bungalow look like just the retreat for you? Find out more about 25 Watson Woods Road, Lake Hill, NY from Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

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