Zen Cottage in the Wondrous Western Catskills, $179K

Let the serenity wash over you as you take a look around this Ranch cottage on a half-acre in Arkville, NY. 

Throughout the week, we’ve been delving into the real estate listings in search of affordable western Catskills-based properties. The area has yet to disappoint us so far, as evidenced by this house, this house, and this house. But, if you’re looking to purchase a home that’s more “luxury hotel room” than “antique/fixer-upper,” this sleek-and-souped-up two-bedroom cottage might suit you just fine.

The c.1970s cottage has every element you need in a mountain home/getaway neatly-situated inside of a 1,064-square-foot space: Open common area, attractive wood floors, home-chef-friendly kitchen, cozy wood stove, and a roomy master bedroom.

Or, if you’re looking to buy your first home, this could be a full-time residence where every day is like a spa retreat, with Shoji-screen-style sliding window shades and double doors…

…and a custom-tiled, stone-clad, walk-in shower in the home’s bathroom.

A smaller second bedroom would make a fine place to house the guests, or you could make it your private office, studio, game room, or crafting nook.

Energy-efficient, durable, and upgraded features include a metal roof, Anderson windows, oak flooring, solar-powered hot water heater, Nest thermostats, and a Vermont Casting wood stove.

A concrete side patio in the shade makes the ideal spot for outdoor shindigs, and the half-acre lot sits tucked-away right in the charming hamlet of Arkville in eastern Delaware County. Love to do winter sportsing? Belleayre Mountain is minutes away.

Feeling calm just looking at this Ranch cottage in the western Catskills? Find out more about 45 Franks Street, Middletown, NY from Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties.

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