Mary Ballantyne Ashley House 1189 Ashley Falls Road | A.C.R.E.S. Exclusive Listing

Built in 1738 by Colonel John Ashley, a prominent figure in Colonial Massachusetts and an early Berkshire settler, this rare and historically significant home has been lovingly maintained over the centuries to remain true to its original character. First occupied by Colonel Ashley's grandson and wife, Mary Ballantyne, the home is situated in the bucolic village of Ashley Falls, a lovely hamlet of Sheffield, MA, and sits prominently across from the village green. The property is comprised of one acre with lush plantings and a traditional courtyard garden. In addition to the 3 bedroom main house, there is also a converted barn guest house with on open first floor living plan and loft bedroom. Once you step inside the house you will find beautiful hardwood floors and original details from handmade hardware to 12-over-12 windows, 3 fireplaces, and exposed beams.

Colonial architecture is an open expression of pragmatism and restraint. The Mary Ballantyne House has all of the classic colonial elements from exposed beams to 12-over-12 windows, original to the home.
Main House Floor Plan
Delightfully quaint living room, originally the "keeping room" still has the low ceiling and exposed rough-hewn beams. The room's focal point is the huge fireplace with its yawning hearth and build-in Franklin stove, original to the house.

The Parlor makes a perfect sanctuary for reading or quiet conversations.

Light-filled dining room with original corner cupboard and Colonial bay window grid.

Original hand-forged hardware, highly prized in Colonial times, have been lovingly maintained.
Country Kitchen (top, left), First floor primary bedroom (top, middle & right), Second floor office nook (bottom, left), Second floor second and third bedrooms (bottom, middle & right, respectively).

Originally a repair shop for horse-drawn carriages, the Barn Guesthouse has an open floorplan, loft bedroom, and full kitchen

Guest Barn Floor Plan

Charming guest quarters or converted artist space.

Aerial view of 1189 Ashley Falls Road

Conveniently located 15 minutes from Great Barrington, MA and Salisbury, CT, 2.5 hours to NYC & Boston metro areas, and surrounded by some of the most beautiful country roads and rural vistas to be found anywhere in New England.

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