As we continue Cottage Week here on Upstater, we bring you this unassuming vintage Dutchess County cottage for sale…OR IS IT? This cottage comes with a secret. But, before we get to that, let’s take a closer look at the cottage itself.
Originally built at the turn-of-the-century, the 2 bed/1.5 bath cottage includes refinished wide plank floors, brick period fireplace in the living room, built-in shelves and storage, updated kitchen and half-bath, new appliances (including W/D never used), and a fresh coat of paint on the inside. On the outside, there’s a back deck overlooking the .38 acre lot, so get your gardening gear ready because there’s space to plant.
With that out of the way, here’s the secret about this property: It comes with its own mill ruins. If you scroll down below, you’ll see what we’re talking about. The property sits along Sprout Creek, which runs through the hamlet of Verbank in southern Dutchess County. There was once a mill on Sprout Creek roughly where this cottage is located, and it processed the grain that went into the food that fed Revolutionary War soldiers stationed in Fishkill, food that kept the soldiers fueled up for battle. Could this property have been instrumental in America’s victory during the Revolutionary War? It’s a mystery, but an intriguing one, and one that you can live with right in your back yard if you lived in this Dutchess County cottage for sale. Aren’t you even a little bit curious?
21 Milewood Road, Verbank (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hudson Valley)