Gas and heat is not a given in the rent in our area. You will usually find it in the condos in our area as it is included in the owners maintenance fee. To find out the approx. cost for a cottage I would suggest to get the sq. footage of the cottage and call the gas company or whover is supplying the heating fuel and ask them for a guesstamation. They have formulas to give you an approimate amount.
Ps. I grew up in NYC and enjoyed many years in the village.... more