Campanula combines the dignity of the traditional arts with the simple elegance and practicality of contemporary design.
We have named our newest cottage “Campanula” —Latin for “Little Bell”— and the name of a delicate bell shaped flower that grows here at Windekind.
Borrowing from our friends in the Adirondacks, Sweden and elsewhere in Vermont, Marijke and I, accompanied by an outstanding team of artisans have created a building that celebrates old world craftsmanship while being a highly livable, comfortable and useful space for our guests.
Campanula is, all at once, a celebration of stout, solid materials combined with the delicate, festive and cheerful, like the flower “Little Bell”, delicate and fine but hardy enough to withstand Vermont’s robust winters and the burden of human activity. You will feel at home amongst the building’s uncompromising craftsmanship while experiencing an environment that is happy, fun loving and conducive to social activity, cooking and eating.
The central living space is on the second floor adjoining the porch. This area, heated by radiant floor heat, has a complete kitchen, a half bath, a dining and sitting area, a wood stove for cozy times on cold winter nights, and an entertainment center that enables you to stream music, watch movies and access the internet. Above the second floor there is a loft that can sleep two people.
On the lower floor there are two private bedrooms each with its own half bath. There is also a sauna for three, and a tiled masonry shower. These cozy and quiet rooms feature high ceilings and large windows that look out at the mountains and the timber frame joinery of the porch above.
Campanula can sleep six people comfortably, with each couple having access to their own bathroom. If a party chooses to use the day bed on the first floor or a cot, it can sleep seven.
Full compliments of linens are provided in every building at Windekind. The lower floor also includes a washer and dryer so that you can pack fewer clothes and keep your wardrobe spic and span.
The 600 square foot covered porch wraps around the Campanula’s eastern and southern faces. The Porch is the building’s most distinctive feature providing plenty of space in the warmer months for reading, dining, socializing and, best of all, viewing the Green Mountain’s ever changing beauty. The location is sensational, perhaps the best yet for a building at the Farm. The view includes the gardens, the railroad, the pond the farmhouse, and the meadow that stretches into a big open southern view of the Green Mountains.