Peaceful Country Estate Near Skiing, Boating, Fishing, &Trails

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Last updated: 10/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This beautiful country home offers year-round vacation fun. Summer- Trailer your boat or jetskis to the public launch on crystal-clear Spofford Lake and enjoy the water activities, and cookout or picnic at the public beach. Just minutes away, the lake features excellent fishing, and places to anchor on Ft. Pierce island. Kayaks or a canoe can be rowed for hours on the lake for a quieter experience.

A 15-40 minute drive will get you to one of several scenic & historic hiking locations of various skill levels, including Mt Monadnock, the most hiked mountain in the country. For less strenuous walks, simply enjoy the nearby country roads.

Enjoy the great yard to unwind and play lawn games or volleyball. Cook on the BBQ and finish up with a campfire and s'mores.The grounds are a great place for birdwatching as well-the perennial gardens attract many species and it is not unusual to see hummingbirds flitting about. Observe a passing thunderstorm, admire the beautiful fall colors, or enjoy a glass of champagne in the hot tub, all from the spacious front porch.

Use the house as a base to explore the many nearby diversions in Keene & Brattleboro. Seasonally, you will find fireworks displays, car & motocross racing, county fairs, gallery walks, wine & beer festivals, live entertainment at the Colonial theater and outdoor venues, as well as the Keene pumpkin festival. During the fall, enjoy the classic New England foliage any number of ways. Hike, drive, horseback ride, motorcycle or get a birds-eye view on a sight-seeing flight from the Keene airport. There are many choices for pick-your-own farms & orchards. Winter sports are all available locally, with major ski resorts within 35 miles.

The house itself is a lovingly furnished backdrop to all these activites. The large, country kitchen seats 10 for dinner, with an additional 5 bar stools in close proximity. It is a perfect place for lengthy dinners, conversations, and board games. The family room and sunroom share a double fireplace and the many windows make them an inviting place to curl up with a book or music and relax, whatever the weather. The bedrooms are comfy, country furnished rooms, where you are sure to get a good night's sleep. There are three private rooms, the master featuring a California king size bed and private bath. Both other bedrooms have queen beds.The third bedroom is our 'family suite' with a staircase to the loft, where there are two double beds. One warning-there are no TVs in the bedrooms. The downstairs rec room is a cozy and relaxing place to hang out, with it's own fireplace, card/game table, 52 inch TV, DVD player, WII game box and dart board. The rec room has it's own full bath, and a queen size futon & pull-out sofa, for an additional sleeping area. Besides the obvious choice for family vacations and weekend getaways, this home would be ideal for family or college reunions or to celebrate an anniversary or other special occasion.

Keywords: country, mountain, lake, skiing, boating, snowmobiling,hiking,vacation, foliage,watersports, reunion, girls weekend.


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only. Please dispose of responsibly...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Loft: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 1 double


  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Bedrooms 2& 3, Double Beds (2) in Loft bedrooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized futon & pull-out sofa in rec room...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor fire pit.


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    ipod/phone docking station...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    First floor unit plus window units in master bedroom & family suite...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    For emergency use only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Double fireplace on first floor, single in rec room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    grill utensils, lobster crackers...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with small appliances:blender, coffee maker, ice cream maker, hand mixer, toaster, can opener, wine opener,marshmallow forks,spices & condiments....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch with rocking chairs, porch swing, & hot tub...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard & fields surround house...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Observe the stars from the hot tub on the front porch...moreless



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Last updated: 10/19/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We have been vacationing in the area for over 20 years, and previously owned a cottage on nearby Spofford Lake. Our dream was to buy a property with acreage, and enjoy the benefits of country living. We love to entertain here, and have created a warm and welcoming home that we delight in sharing with others.We are happy to advise you on local activities and make recommendations to make your stay a memorable experience.

Why the Owner Chose Westmoreland:
We love this area of NH for many reasons, starting with easy access from the highway. Southern NH provides visitors with a lifestyle much different than the hustle and bustle of the city, without the inconvenient travel. Nearby Spofford Lake has been rated one of the cleanest in NH, and provides a variety of water sports & beach activites. Proximity to local trails and a 5 minute drive to the largest state park in NH are other benefits of our location.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Half-way between Keene, NH & Brattleboro, VT, we are perfectly situated to enjoy the activities offered by both areas. Local farmer's markets provide an abundance of fresh & unusual produce for family dinners, while ecclectic restaurants in both Keene & Brattleboro offer interesting dining choices for every palate. Antiquing in quaint New England towns, visiting local wineries, breweries, shops, and farmstands provide a contrast to the many excercise-based outdoor activites.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Country house

    Country house

  • Calming sunroom with double woodburning fireplace

    Calming sunroom with double woodburning fireplace

  • Large country kitchen

    Large country kitchen

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Upstairs hallway

    Upstairs hallway

  • Third bedroom

    Third bedroom

  • Side entrance/mudroom

    Side entrance/mudroom

  • Rec room

    Rec room

  • Views from the front porch.

    Views from the front porch.

  • Living room opens into eating area

    Living room opens into eating area

  • Working kitchen

    Working kitchen

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Two additional bedrooms in loft

    Two additional bedrooms in loft

  • Rec room

    Rec room

  • View from living room

    View from living room

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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