Old Tavern B&B in Townshend Vermont



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Since leaf-peeping season is in full swing, I thought I’d feature a lovely old brick house in Vermont – the leaf-peeping capitol of the world.

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The home’s red brick exterior is white-washed so it actually makes the house appear pink! (At least in the photos)

Used as a tavern “for centuries” this picturesque home is now a bed and breakfast in the charming village of Townshend, Vermont.

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If the village looks vaguely familiar, that’s because it was one of two filming locations for the hilarious Chevy Chase film Funny Farm.

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Built in 1792 as a tavern in the village common, the property includes a converted barn that functions as an antique shop – and indeed, served as Ethel Dinges’ antique store in the movie Funny Farm.

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[If you are interested in the Cape Cod style farmhouse that was featured in the 1988 film, Julia over at Hooked on Houses did a fantastic post about it here.]

The current owners of the former tavern have done extensive renovations on the Federal style brick home and it now operates as the Old Brick Tavern Bed and Breakfast.

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The entire property – including the antique shop/barn – is currently listed for sale for $575,000.

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It’s a gorgeous property no matter the season…

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The main house has almost 4,000 square feet of living space.

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The street-side front of the home is brick, but the entire back portion is wood-frame [kinda like my house!]

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Have a look inside…….

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There is a large dining room with room enough for two tables…

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Eye-poppingly red walls in one of the 2 parlors…

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In the building’s current set-up as a bed and breakfast, there are 2 guest suites plus private living quarters for the inn-keepers.

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In the bedroom below, you get a wee glimpse of one of the restored barrel vaulted ceilings…

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Timeless and versatile floor plan can serve nicely as a hobby B&B, a home with adjunct business or simply as an inspiring and beautiful village home.

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For more information on this wonderful historic property see here, here and the B&B website here.

The price of $575,000 seems like a great deal for this historic property – the fact that scenes from the movie Funny Farm were filmed here makes it even sweeter!


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