Quiet Retreat for Enjoyment of Both Mountains and Lakes.
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ashland house description
Quietly situated in a elevated position against a wooded backdrop with mountain views to the east, this home provides a quiet retreat perfectly located for easy access to both the Lakes and Mountains regions of New Hampshire - just two hours (or less) drive from Boston.
The house is clean and comfortable with all modern conveniences. A lovely screened in porch awaits you with it's comfy sofa and chairs or enjoy the large sunny deck whilst children can enjoy the lawn area for games and play. That is in summer and fall. The winter brings with it plenty of snow so warm up and get cozy by the large field stone fire place and enjoy views tothe winter wonderland from within.
The interior is light, spacious, simply and tastefully furnished creating a casual comfortable ambience.
The house consists of a large kitchen/ living area with cathedral ceiling and large full length windows that look to the open views, two bedrooms - one double and one queen and a further queen in the loft (there is a good quality twin air bed that can be moved into any of the sleeping areas and a toddler bed and crib are available) One recently refurbished full bathroom with a deep soaking tub and shower is adjacent to the bedrooms and another bathroom with shower can be found in the finished basement where there is also a second sitting area with TV/DVD/VCR and table tennis. there is wifi!
Things to do locally include boating, or kayaking on stunning Squam Lake of On Golden Pond fame, enjoying Ashland town beach or other more remote public beaches on the lake, plenty of wonderful hiking locally around the lake or slightly further afield either in the White Moutains or the Sandwich Range. Gunstock Ski area is 45 mins away, Loon, 30 mins and Waterville Vally 30 mins and there is good crosscountryskiing locally. There are also great local towns to enjoy such as historic Sandwich, the charming college town of Plymouth, Holderness, or closest of all (less than 10 minutes) Ashland, with its much loved Common Man Inn.
Power boats are available for rental at the Ashland Marina or at Holderness Marina and kayaks or small sail boats are available for rent at the Squam Lakes Association or at Holderness.
Keywords: winter retreat, cabin, cottage, woods retreat, ski house,
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We loved our stay. Loved it! The days went by very quickly. The kitchen was the best we ever used as a family. Our daughter loved keeping us company for cooking as she was sitting in that great seat. The house is so child proof. We realized that afterwards. great job. lots of experience i suppose :) The fireplace is fabulous and very practical with the two openings at the front and back. Our daughter played with all the toys including the Bosch chainsaw :) Every morning, almost every morning, we would wake up with that warm sunrise light. And the rocking chair was great for reading and checking out the view every now and then. For us, there was absolutely nothing that could have been better. Thanks!!
- Guest Hadi (Cambridge, MA)
- Date of stay 12/31/11
- Review Submitted 03/05/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Pictures do not do justice
Pictures do not do justice
Just stayed at this house with four other friends and we were all blown away by the place! The living room is extremely spacious but also cozy with one of the best fireplaces we have seen. Not to mention there is a great view off the back porch. There is ample space and a great open kitchen. Would be great for the summer as well with a large back yard and plenty of porch space for grilling. If you are looking for a steal on VRBO this is the place to get.
- Guest GB (Boston)
- Date of stay 02/17/12
- Review Submitted 02/27/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
A spectacular stay
A spectacular stay
We spent 3 nights here in Ashland. It was very cold when we were there and we spent a considerable amount of time in front of the fireplace....it was wonderful!! The house was very comfortable for our whole family and we felt very at home for the time we were there. Alison was very helpful in making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed and even gave many suggestions of places to hike while we were there. We did brave the cold and hiked up one of the nearby mountains that overlooked the lakes; it was a beatiful view and memorable experience. I would recommend this property to anyone who wanted a quiet get-a-way in beautiful New Hampshire.
- Guest The Hardys (MA.)
- Date of stay 01/13/12
- Review Submitted 02/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Two night weekends $350.00 Three night weekends $450 Weekday rental $160.00 per night (two night minimum) Off-peak week rental - $750 per week (labor day to Memorial day,other non-holiday) Peak week rental - $1150.00 per week (Memorial day to labor day, Christmas/NewYea)
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: We love to enjoy country living and the great outdoors when we can escape from the city. We love to ski the local mountains or xc trails in the winter and boat on squam lake and visit its beaches in the summer. Whatever the season, we enjoy the sense of relaxation this home always gives.
Why the Owner Chose Ashland:
Tom fell in love with and bought the house shortly before meeting Ali. As a composer and avid skier Tom wanted a quiet retreat within easy reach of Boston where he could pursue both these passions. Since marriage and the birth of our daughter the house house has become more than a retreat but also a wonderful family weekend home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is quietly situated just off the main tourist beat. We can enjoy the quiet life that our immediate environment offers by just relaxing in a beautiful setting or taking in the small neighborhood trails and looking for tadpoles in the vernal ponds a few minutes walk from our own backdoor. If we so desire we can head out and enjoy some of New Enland's most stunning landscape and take our pick of the many activities, restaurants and attractions that are close at hand.
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