Let’s not beat around the bush: Sidney is pretty far away. In fact, most maps lump it in with the Southern Tier region, but that small detail doesn’t stop us from lurking around Sidney’s real estate listings. Speaking of bargains, Sidney is where we found this completely turn-key 1 bed/1 bath cottage on 8 acres of land. It also overlooks a pond. Not the swimming kind, alas, but nice enough to look at while sitting in the shade of a leafy tree. This one hits all the marks for our writer’s retreat criteria in spite of its location. Sometimes, in order to find your muse, you have to drive for a while. So be it. Oneonta is the nearest city, located 20 minutes away.
Square Feet: 864
Lot Size: 8.1 acres