Situated on a private lane off scenic Valley Road, this captivating property offers an enviable combination of historic charm with the conveniences of modern updates including a new kitchen and updated bathrooms. The covered Ipe front porch is a welcoming entrance and the perfect spot to enjoy the gardens from rocking chairs. Bright and cheerful, the crisp white kitchen has granite countertops + marble tile backsplash, farmhouse sink, SS appliances, gas stove, wine refridge, hardwood floors, a generous center island, a dining area surrounded by windows, a warm fireplace and sliders to the terrace. The L-shaped living room/family room/dining room has its own fireplace, built-in shelving, white wainscoting and sliders to the terrace and lush grounds beyond. Three bedrooms up including the master with a full bathroom and closets, two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and laundry room complete the second floor. A possible 4th bedroom/playroom with a full bathroom is on the lower level, could be used for an au-pair / in-law setup. Two sheds, a 2 car attached garage, a playground… all this only 3 miles from the train and hubbub of downtown New Canaan. This Charismatic Colonial Cottage is a perfect retreat from NYC or a wonderful year-round abode.