On the Market: Contemporary Colonial in Westport offers a days-gone-by era feeling

Those unfamiliar with Compo Mill Cove might think it inconvenient to live in a community where vehicles are only allowed access several times a year, where residents must wheel their groceries in wagons and walk to their homes.

Those who call Compo Mill Cove home, including the occupants of the shingle-style colonial house at 52 Compo Mill Cove, would have it no other way. They choose to live in this unique enclave of waterfront homes for its stunning natural beauty, ultimate privacy, and simple way of life. "A short walk across a wooden footbridge leads you to, perhaps, the most magical spot in all of Westport," according to the co-listing agents."

Compo Mill Cove has a days-gone-by-era "feeling" yet the historic neighborhood sits in the very middle of sophisticated Westport. These houses, in the Compo Beach neighborhood, are within walking distance of Elvira's Market, Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, and not far from the Saugatuck Metro North train station and Post Road (Route 1).