Cute-As-a-Button Cottage with Lake Rights in Sullivan County: $225K

  |  April 5, 2023

A lot of cottages you’ll find around the Hudson Valley and Catskills began life as hunting cabins or seasonal getaways. Today’s pick, built in 1935, is an example.

It’s in the neighborhood of Yankee Lake in Wurtsboro, Sullivan County. Its breezy front porch is accessed by a stone walkway and wooden steps.

The house’s elevation on the sloped property allows for seasonal views of Yankee Lake, an electric-motor-only lake—and the new homeowner gets deeded rights to the lake. An optional $350/year fee allows access to the Yankee Lake clubhouse for barbecues, fishing tournaments and other events, and a multi-use sports court.

Inside, the house has been renovated while keeping critical vintage details (the hardwood floors, original wood trim, those sturdy doors). The door off the porch leads to the living/dining room.

That door behind the sofa is non-functional, unless the new owner wants to build a back deck. As in yesterday’s house tour, all furnishings except the beds are included with the home purchase. That rustic, exposed-rafter ceiling is a great highlight. A breakfast bar with two stools, topped with an archway, separates the living room from the kitchen.

The kitchen has old-fashioned charm, with an electric stove, a creamy-toned hutch, and chestnut-colored cabinetry.

We’d guess that the hutch might even be original to the house.

Beside it is this small den, which is perfect for a home office but could be used as another bedroom in a pinch.

Double barn-door sliders off the living room each slide separately to uncover a bedroom.

The bedrooms are small, and lack closets. But they’re cute and functional.

The white wood paneling might take some getting used to, unless the new owner wants to change it out.

The bathroom has light, floral-accented tile walls, a tub/shower combination, and a white vanity. The big windows throughout the house let in lots of light.

A door from the kitchen leads to an uber-petite deck fit for a teeny bench and a grill.

The back exterior of the house shows what we meant by that other door being non-functional. But we totally can envision a back deck if the new owner desires. The property totals a half-acre; despite being in the secluded woods, it’s still just a five-minute drive to Route 17, and under 10 minutes to the center of Wurtsboro for hiking along the D&H Canal and great veggie eats at The Red Dot Vegetarian Kitchen.

If this cute-as-a-button cottage charms you, find out more about 4 Jersey Road, Wurtsboro, from Lynelle Alessi with Keller Williams Hudson Valley United.

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