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Restored 4BR 3 Bath Home on 700 Acres with Connecticut River Frontage

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North Star House with Vermont's Mt. Ascutney in the background

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Claremont house description

Welcome to North Star House and the Connecticut River Scenic Byway. Located on 700 acres in Cornish and Claremont New Hampshire, North Star House is the result of our year-long top-to-bottom restoration of this 1855 historic home. We’ve retained all of the historic features – slate roof, antique hardware, wavy glass windows, hand-carved millwork – while providing modern comforts, including a gourmet kitchen, two new full baths and a Jotul glass-fronted woodstove.

The house includes the traditional farmhouse first-floor front and rear parlors, with the rear parlor featuring a large south-facing bay window and wood stove. The front parlor includes a pull-out couch that can sleep two. Also on the first floor are the dining room with French door access to a south-facing patio, the large, sunny, eat-in kitchen, a screened porch with views of the Connecticut River and Mount Ascutney, a full bath, an indoor storage area for skis and kayaks and a two-car garage. Upstairs, North Star House features a master bedroom with views of the fields and the Connecticut River, three smaller bedrooms and two additional full baths. The house complies with modern energy codes, being fully insulated to keep the place warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

North Star House’s kitchen features fine custom cabinetry made in Vermont with counters of soapstone. There’s plenty of space for preparing exquisite meals, including a large central island with custom-made soapstone prep sink. Appliances include a “French door” stainless steel refrigerator, 36” gas stove with griddle and extra large oven, dishwasher, microwave, Cuisinart food processor, coffee maker and toaster oven. The kitchen is well stocked with copper, stainless and cast-iron cookware, dishes, glassware (including an extensive collection of wine and cocktail glasses), flatware and kitchen tools. Radiant floor heat warms the custom oak-strip floor. An oak kitchen table that seats 4 to 6 is perfect for eat-in meals or when the kids need a break from the dining room guests.

The front and rear parlors at North Star House include restored birch flooring, historic mouldings and restored wavy glass windows from the 1800s. A large woodstove keeps the two rooms cozy on a cold winter’s day or a chilly morning in the spring or fall. The front parlor includes an entertainment center with 32” Sony flat-screen TV with cable, DVD player (with our eclectic library of DVDs), 300 CD changer, turntable, audio unit (with iPod connection) and speakers. With our line of sight to Mount Ascutney, there’s great cell phone coverage, including 3G broadband modem service. Hgh-speed internet via cable is included with wireless access throughout the house.

North Star House is located on NH Route 12A (the Connecticut River Scenic Byway) in the historic Cornish Colony area. Nestled among working farms, the river and hundreds of acres of forest, the property offers almost unlimited recreational opportunities. With more than a quarter mile of private river frontage, North Star House provides direct access to fishing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Our neighbors at North Star Canoe Rentals can outfit you with canoes, kayaks and tubes for half- and full-day river excursions.

The home is furnished with everything you need for an enjoyable stay in our area, including towels, linens, a collection of movies and a well-equipped kitchen. During the spring, summer and fall, enjoy our many acres of landscaped gardens, lawn and fields. A delicious crop of blueberries awaits you during late July and early August, as do early fall apples and pears. Neighboring farmstands and farmers’ markets provide locally grown corn, tomatoes as well as countless other fruit and vegetables, locally made cheeses, chickens, and more!

North Star House’s 700 acres include a vast network of trails for casual strolls, cross-country skiing, serious hikes and mountain biking – both single track and double track. Connecting trails to the Cornish Town Forest are available for seriously technical biking, as well as hiking access to some great views of Mount Ascutney and the Vermont countryside. For a daytime (or nighttime) get-away, check out our restored sugar house with its woodstove and rustic collection of maple sugaring gear.

For weddings, North Star House offers a large flat lawn that is perfect for a large reception tent with views of the mountains, forests and river. Fields across the way provide virtually unlimited parking for your major event. We can provide contacts for local caterers, tent suppliers, musicians and even officiators! The restored 1820s Trinity Church, located just up Route 12A in Cornish, is a beautiful location for a traditional wedding ceremony.



Keywords: Historic, farmhouse, barn, Connecticut River, Dartmouth, Scenic Byway, mountain bike, swim, waterfront, views, view, hike, Cornish Colony, mountain, agriculture, farming

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            $100 non-refundable cleaning fee required for pets...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            State-of-the-art stainless appliances including French door fridge, 36' gas range with griddle and extra large oven....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Catering Available
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            Jotul with glass front for evening viewing...moreless

          • Heating:

            Baseboard hot water with 6 zones...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window units in all bedrooms...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Front and rear parlors...moreless

          • Garage:

            Full 2-car Garage...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Connecticut Riverfront, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking,

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                High speed Internet (wireless in house) included....moreless

              • Games:

                Foozball and lots of puzzles!...moreless

              • Foosball
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed Internet (15 Mbps download, 3 Mbps upload) with wireless included...moreless

              • Mobile Phone

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                More than a quarter-mile of private frontage on the Connecticut River -- great swimming, boating and fishing....moreless

              • Mountain View
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Mountain Biking
              • Golf
              • Rock Climbing
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Fitness Center
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Shelling
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Kayaking
              • Skiing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall Foliage
              Sep 2 - Oct 22
              2 night min stay
              $300
              $1,400
              Late Fall
              Oct 23 - Dec 14
              2 night min stay
              $300
              $805
              Early Winter
              Dec 15 - Dec 31
              2 night min stay
              $300
              $1,050
              Winter
              Jan 1 - Mar 31
              2 night min stay
              $300
              $1,050
              Early Spring
              Apr 1 - May 31
              2 night min stay
              $300
              $805
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,400

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Pet Fee $100
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              During peak season (June 14 to September 1) rentals are Saturday to Saturday. During other times of year, rental periods are flexible.

              $500 deposit to secure rental, upon signing of Rental Agreement. Payment in full (including $500 security deposit) due 30 days before rental. Security deposit refunded promptly at conclusion of rental.


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              Last updated: 07/24/2014
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              Location

              70 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Manchester-Boston
              3 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Windsor-Mt. Ascutney

              Car: Recommended

              Convenient to Dartmouth College (5 minutes from I-91, 30 minutes to Hanover), St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Harpoon Brewery, Simon Pearce Glass & Pottery, American Precision Museum, 4 19th Century Covered Bridges

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About the owner: We've lived in the area since 1986 and love to make our out-of-town guests feel at home. Our interests include kayaking on the river, hiking with our dog, taking care of our trails and working to preserve this beautiful agrarian landscape for future generations.

              Why the Owner Chose Claremont:
              As locals, we want to share everything that the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire and Vermont have to offer.


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              Speaks: french

               

              Photos

              • North Star House with Vermont's Mt. Ascutney in the background

                North Star House with Vermont's Mt. Ascutney in the background

              • The private North Star House access to the Connecticut River

                The private North Star House access to the Connecticut River

              • Master bedroom has views of Connecticut River and Mount Ascutney

                Master bedroom has views of Connecticut River and Mount Ascutney

              • Middle bedroom with south-facing windows.

                Middle bedroom with south-facing windows.

              • Granite steps access to Connecticut River is perfect for swimming and kayaking.

                Granite steps access to Connecticut River is perfect for swimming and kayaking.

              • Jotul woodstove in the middle parlor with front parlor in the background

                Jotul woodstove in the middle parlor with front parlor in the background

              • Pick your own blueberries at the house in mid/late July and early August.

                Pick your own blueberries at the house in mid/late July and early August.

              • The friendly Suffolk draft horses at North Star House are eager to meet you!

                The friendly Suffolk draft horses at North Star House are eager to meet you!

              • Front hallway features original woodwork and a locally made quilt.

                Front hallway features original woodwork and a locally made quilt.

              • Kayaking on the Connecticut River Scenic Byway at North Star House.

                Kayaking on the Connecticut River Scenic Byway at North Star House.

              • South-facing windows in kitchen look out at apples trees and blueberry bushes.

                South-facing windows in kitchen look out at apples trees and blueberry bushes.

              • North Star House bedrooms feature period furniture.

                North Star House bedrooms feature period furniture.

              • The barn at North Star House (home in the background) and its field full of hay

                The barn at North Star House (home in the background) and its field full of hay

              • View of Vermont's Mount Ascutney & the Connecticut River from North Star House

                View of Vermont's Mount Ascutney & the Connecticut River from North Star House

              • Perennial gardens and granite bench on the sunny south side of the house.

                Perennial gardens and granite bench on the sunny south side of the house.

              • North Star House kitchen is fully equipped for preparing gourmet meals.

                North Star House kitchen is fully equipped for preparing gourmet meals.

              • Front bedroom and south-facing windows

                Front bedroom and south-facing windows

              • Screened porch with view of the river and Mount Ascutney

                Screened porch with view of the river and Mount Ascutney

              • Dining room and French doors leading to patio and south lawn

                Dining room and French doors leading to patio and south lawn

              • Cyclists head past North Star House on the Connecticut River Scenic Byway.

                Cyclists head past North Star House on the Connecticut River Scenic Byway.

              • North Star House offers great XC skiing on site and is close to Okemo & Sunapee

                North Star House offers great XC skiing on site and is close to Okemo & Sunapee

              • Kids' room with four twin beds, foozball table and lots of toys for rainy days.

                Kids' room with four twin beds, foozball table and lots of toys for rainy days.

              • Spring time view from North Star House with the barn in the background

                Spring time view from North Star House with the barn in the background

              • The fields at North Star House are perfect for weddings and family reunions

                The fields at North Star House are perfect for weddings and family reunions

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              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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