SALT ACRES- On nearly half a mile of pristine shoreline with the finest ocean views in south-eastern New England, this extraordinary Victorian-era compound comprises an elegant manor house, two guest houses and magnificent English gardens. Spectacularly situated on a private peninsula overlooking Fisher Island Sound, Salt Acres sits high above the shoreline on more than 11 acres of glorious grounds. Breathtaking water views stretch in all directions, taking in Watch Hill, eastern Long Island, Fishers Island and Stonington Village-just minutes away by foot. Protected by 17 acres of conservation land and accessible by a causeway from Stonington Village, this idyllic property encompasses 2,500 feet of water frontage, 600 feet of curving sandy beach and a 450-foot breakwater pier with a dock and two moorings.
This spectacular setting provides the exquisite backdrop for the Salt Acres estate. Cultivated for nearly two decades by a master gardener, the five acres of gardens have been featured in many publications. Sweeping lawns and shade trees grace the circular front drive; Yew trees enclose English cutting and vegetable gardens and fruit trees line the nepeta-bordered alley to the sea. From the upper terrace with a goldfish pond to the lower secret walled garden, the grounds are an endless source of delight and discovery.
Built in the mid-19th Century, the two and one-half story residence was restored in 1926, at which time a side wing was added. Since then the home has been extensively renovated in 1989 and 1992. The spacious eleven rooms offer superb architectural appointments including detailed moldings, high ceilings, oak floors and three fireplaces. Most principle rooms enjoy splendid views of Fishers Island Sound. The two-story entrance hall with a curved double staircase leads to formal living and dining rooms. Adjoining the living room and library is a charming sun room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic water views. The second-floor offers a total of four bedrooms as well as separate staff-guest wing with a bedroom, bath, large living area or office space and laundry facilities. The upper level has a fifth bedroom and bath as well as an air-conditioned 51x25 foot artists studio. Augmenting this incomparable estate is a delightful three-bedroom guest house with a wraparound slate patio and a small two-bedroom caretakers cottage. Outbuildings include two three-car garages, a heated green house and a workshop. A saltwater pool and tennis court complete the amenities.
Connected to the property via a quarter-mile-causeway, Stonington is widely regarded as one of New Englands loveliest villages, with its picturesque harbor, charming shops and shady streets lined with restored 18th- and 19th-Century houses. The area offers excellent boating, sailing and other water sports as well as a wide variety of private and public golf and country clubs. Conveniently located adjacent to the coastal town of Mystic, Connecticut, Salt Acres is located approximately 5 miles from Westerly, Rhode Island, 15 miles from New London, Connecticut, 100 miles from Boston and 140 miles from New York City.
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