Fridays at 11, the Upstater website brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little bit east or west, of New York City.
This week: Cozy cottages under $200,000.
All this holiday talk got us fantasizing about cozy cottages, where we can curl up in front of a wood stove while our toes get nice and toasty. Sadly, we’re probably not going to see any snow fall before Dec. 25, at least according to our go-to weather gurus at Hudson Valley Weather. But the snow is coming eventually, and here are four snug abodes we wouldn’t mind holing up in until the leaves start to come back.
The town of Hurley in Ulster County is located just a stone’s throw to the west of Kingston and about two hours from Brooklyn. This 1,700-square-foot 1950s cottage sits on two acres of pretty land, and we dig the cute kitchen. The price isn’t bad: $190,000 gets you three bedrooms, two baths and that fantastic yard. Taxes: $7,457.
This 1,000-square-foot circa-1795 Colonial in Kinderhook in Columbia County might go past “cozy” straight into “cramped” territory, but we still like it. What it lacks in space it makes up for in charm, and the village of Kinderhook is one of our favorite upstate places. For $139,00, you get two bedrooms and 1.5 baths and a whole lotta history. Taxes: $2,401.
Claverack/Hudson in Columbia County is also another of our fave areas, and although we’re not crazy about the blah kitchen in this eyebrow Colonial, we see the house’s interior as a blank canvas, ready for some personal touches. Two bedrooms, two baths, 1,300 square feet on nearly an acre of land. Taxes: $3,995.
Nigh unto cozy cottage perfection, this property in Narrowsburg has some great features: Big back deck, great little kitchen (although we could use some more shelves), and extra space in the form of a walk-up attic and attached garage. We think Narrowsburg in Sullivan County is a nice Catskills hamlet. Three bedrooms and two baths, 1,500 square feet on close to a half-acre for $199,000.