Overlea Manor is an exceptional brick Georgian situated on over 112 very private acres amidst generous fields, forest and landscaped gardens with gorgeous vistas of the Litchfield hills.
The home with its beautifully proportioned rooms, rich in architectural detail, has a great flow for entertaining. The 8-ensuite bedrooms make it a perfect weekend destination.
The home and buildings on the property are all pristine and all systems are new and state-of-the-art including a new whole-property generator.
Activities abound including an adjacent 4,500 square foot Pool House with indoor pool, gym, a large area for entertaining and guest apartment. There are miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing or horseback riding. A ten minute walk from the house through an expansive forest of towering pines brings one to a charming lakeside, sleeping cabin with dock truly affording one the peaceful feeling of suddenly being on holiday in a remote wilderness.
The property also offers a tennis court, and an 18-hole golf course is available across the street. The Mattatuck State Forest contains over 4,500 acres and is accessible directly across from the property.
The area offers many amenities including close proximity to the Taft, Westover, Hotchkiss and Kent Schools. Other nearby amenities are Lime Rock Park, one of the country’s finest racing courses (28 miles) and many summer cultural venues abound in Litchfield County. The property is in very close proximity to Oxford airport (14 miles), Hartford (32 Miles), New York City (94 miles) and Boston (138 Miles)…a helicopter can be landed directly next to the house.
The main residence, built in 1940, boasts over 8,500 square feet of living space. The Exterior is white brick with black wood panel shutters and a roof of Vermont slate. Among its 20 rooms are eight bedrooms, ten baths, two half baths and seven fireplaces.
The main house faces north, benefiting the French doors at the back with abundant sunshine that comes from a direct southern exposure.
This property is also available with a Horse Farm, attached to the property. There is a picturesque farmhouse with 2-bedroom caretaker’s quarters as well as a four bedroom, separate single family home that could be used for guests or staff. There are two barns with 15 stalls, a 6 car garage, 80 x 160 indoor as well as 100 x 200 outdoor riding arena, and numerous paddocks and turnouts.
This magnificent compound loans itself to being an ideal home, but the possibilities are endless… Perhaps a vineyard along the Connecticut Wine Trail, a Farm to Table destination, a corporate retreat, an equestrian training center or wellness retreat, to name a few.