House Lust: A Pondfront Family Compound with Incredible Views

The cottages sit at the edge of Stafford Pond in Tiverton.

If anyplace could make the cold and ice and drear look nice, it’s this one.

These two cottages, at the end of a dead end lane on Stafford Pond in Tiverton, were built in 1930 as seasonal retreats for families to splash and play with a bit of privacy. In recent years, the houses — a package deal with a shared septic system — were winterized. The current homeowners used the property when their kids were young but, now retired, they’ve been renting to year-round tenants. They put the cottages on the market on Valentine’s Day, when Stafford Pond was frozen solid.

I might be romanticizing the rearview — Salty Brine help us, the deep freezes have to be over by now — but a cozy cottage beside a frozen lake sounds kind of great. And, when the quietude and the closeness become a bit too much, you’ve got a hand-picked neighbor to help break the ice.

That said, the cottages really shine in the warmer months, says Sally Costa of Keller Williams South Watuppa, who is representing the sellers.

“It is right on the water. You are literally standing on the decks of the properties and the water is lapping beneath your feet,” she says.

Fair weather friends and year-round lovers, here’s your House Lust:

For more information on 106 108 Forand Lane in Tiverton, contact Keller Williams South Watuppa’s Sally Costa at 508-324-5089 or click here for the MLS listing.