Bridge Lane Compound
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THE BRIDGE LANE COMPOUND
The Bridge Lane Compound is a collection of farm buildings set in over an acre of garden located south of the Montauk Highway outside Bridgehampton, less than a mile from three ocean beaches. The four buildings were converted in the 1950s into summer houses and have been much loved by four generations of the same family. The Compound is rustic, simple (no pool, AC or TV), charming and quiet.
"At this oasis of privacy and farm-style comforts, you get all the benefits of
Bridgehampton--the beaches, the cornfields, the farmer's markets--while staying
blessedly removed from the scene."
Magazine editor and compound guest.
(4 bedrooms, sleeps 8)
The original summer farmhouse, the Orange Crate is a traditional two-story shingled building with four bedrooms (one queen, one double, two with two twins). The house includes a kitchen/dining room with a wood-burning stove, a large living room (including two day beds), a bathroom and an outdoor hot water shower (private but open to the elements). It also has a beautiful brick terrace under an old grape arbor for al fresco meals. There is a washing-machine and dryer in the basement.
(4 bedrooms, sleeps 8)
This large traditional post-and-beam Barn is at the heart of the compound and has been adapted to sleep 8. It includes a striking master bedroom with a Queen bed in the hayloft with double doors looking over the old apple tree, as well as two big double bedrooms (each with a double and a single bed) and another small room with a queen bed, usually thought of as the guest room. It has two bathrooms, a double-aspect living/dining room (with a day bed), a kitchen and a big, cool, covered brick terrace which overlooks the rest of the compound and which has accommodated up to 40 for dinner. The pitched roof over the terrace is famous for 'roofball' - a lively game invented by the family (tennis balls and racquets provided). There is a washer and dryer which is shared with the Tool House and the Chicken Coop (at the convenience of the Barn residents).
(2 bedrooms, sleeps 4)
This is a quiet single-story, railroad-style shingled house at the back of the property. It includes a Queen bedroom with large French doors which open onto a private section of sunny garden, and a second bedroom with a double bed. There is also a kitchen, a living/dining room (including a day bed and a wood-burning stove), a bathroom with a claw-foot tub and a private outdoor hot water shower. An outdoor bbq area under the trees offers the house privacy from the rest of the compound.
(One-room house with loft, sleeps 2-3)
The smallest building on the compound, the Tool House is a studio cottage opposite the Barn at the back of the property away from the lane. It consists of one room with a kitchen, wood-burning stove, dining table, double bed/sofa, easy chairs and a loft with a second double mattress above. There is also a charming bathroom with a bath and shower. With French doors overlooking the old apple tree, the room is bright and cool and there is even room to hang a hammock. In the back of the house, there is a brick terrace under a grape arbor for outdoor dining.
You are the 'th visitor.