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Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook

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Small beach right out front on private road.

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tamworth house description

Welcome to River House, a newly-refurbished, 160-year-old four plus one - bedroom, three-bath 2600-square foot Queen Anne home on a private road, just off Route 25 in South Tamworth, in Southern New Hampshire. Please visit webiste (click below) for more photos and information.

The house is on a gorgeous stretch of the Bear Camp River with a small beach out front. Cold Brook joins the river just up from the bridge out front. The river and brook offer fishing, boating and delightful swimming. The house rental also includes access to a restricted beach at Bear Camp Pond, a lovely pond with a great beach, located a very short drive from the house.

Located in the center of New Hampshire's popular Lakes Region and adjacent to the White Mountains, the house sleeps up to 15 people (occasionally we do take more, if you're willing to use air mattresses and pay a surcharge). We finished remodeling the house just a few years ago. The estate includes a large meadow next to the house and some 78 acres of forest, and is surrounded on three sides by New Hampshire State Conservancy forest land, and our caretakers live next door.

Please see our web site, listed below, for full details and many more great pictures. Here are some highlights:

The property is approximately 160 years old. Originally built as a private home, it was used as a two-room schoolhouse from about 1900 until 1946. Our caretaker lives across from us on our meadow; otherwise the nearest two houses are across the bridge or further down the private road.

The front of the house overlooks the Bear Camp River, with a sandy little beach right out front, across a private road. The river has gentle rapids that make for excellent refreshing swims, with plenty of warm rocks for sunning yourself.

The house has four bedrooms and two baths upstairs and a one parlor that doubles as a bedroom, and one bath, downstairs. The beds themselves sleep up to 11, plus we have two hide-a-beds that sleep four more. You can park four or more cars out front.

As of August 2006, everything has been freshly and tastefully remodeled, with a new kitchen, bedrooms, interior walls and bathrooms, along with the heating system, plumbing and wiring. The house is almost completely remodeled.

The sound of the river provides a peaceful accompaniment to sleep. To either side of the house, east or west, the private dirt road extends into the woods and eventually tapers out. Beech, oak and maple combine with hemlock and white pine to give hikers a wonderful walk, and the woods are managed to encourage the growth of native hardwood trees.

To the west, the road becomes a trail, perfect for hiking, running or mountain biking. (That trail runs 13 miles up the Bear Camp River, all the way to gorgeous Beede Falls.) To the east, the road peters out just past a lovely meadow. You can wander in the woods or along the river from there. If you go deep enough into our woods you'll find an untouched beaver pond.

Our caretakers live in a newly-remodeled house across a small meadow from the house. River House is a great, rustic retreat for large groups. It is not too fancy but very comfortable, with enough space for both privacy and family gatherings. Please visit our personal website for more specific details regarding the property and its surroundings.

The distance to Manchester, NH, is 79 miles; Portland, ME, is 119 miles; Boston is 122 miles; New York City is 330 miles and Montreal is 236 miles.

The closest ski areas are King Pine, Attitash, Bear Notch, Cranmore, Mt. Washington, Jackson, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, Nordic Skier, Gunstock and Tenney. The Ski New Hampshire web site (find it on Google; we can't list it here) has a nice map that includes Tamworth. Attitash is maybe 50 minutes away, and it's probably the best relatively largest area.

Here are some guest comments, which we thought were a great reflection on the house:

'Dear Eric & Cathy, we had a blast at River House. The views of the foliage surrounding the property was spectacular. The home itself is more magnificent than the photos displayed on the website. We would definitely be interested in a return visit. Our only regret was that we were only there for 4 days.'

'We had an absolutely wonderful time at the River house!!! It's a perfect place for our group. Large common areas, especially with the open kitchen, yet you can still have privacy since there are so many individual rooms, so if you want to sneak away for an afternoon nap it's no problem. And Sunday we enjoyed the warm weather and spent the day out by the river, reading by the riverside, going for walks and some of us even tried to catch a fish Thank you again for sharing your home with us and giving us another memorable River house weekend!'

'Eric & Cathy, Thanks! You have an amazing home and our group had a wonderful time. We had great weather and, as you know, there is nothing like hanging out in the river on a hot day. Your house was everything that we were hoping it would be. On a side note, I would like to tell you how kind and generous Bill and Gina are. Everything from welcoming us with fresh baked bread for breakfast, pointing us to the bottom-less swimming hole, and many other little things helped make our weekend more than we expected. I'm sure this comes as no surprise to you, however I wanted to make sure to note it. You're very lucky to have such dedicated and friendly caretakers. I truly hope to get an opportunity to return (with my family this time) to your property in the coming years. Regards, Nick'

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least one renter over 21....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Kids love the river and bunk beds....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Only on screen porch....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Please tell us about your pets first. We do charge an additional $50 for cleaning, on top of the regular cleaning fee....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 11-15

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            River View; upstairs...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Upstairs; forest view...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

            Two bunk beds sets (four single beds); upstairs; meadow view...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Queen sofa hide-a-bed in parlor: TV, bay window, fireplace...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

            One queen sofa bed in living room downstairs...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            River View; upstairs; bay window...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (2)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Upstairs...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Downstairs; private access from parlor; clawfoot tub...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Many paperbacks...moreless

          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • DVD Player
          • Games:

            Various board games and puzzles...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo:

            iPod accessible stereos in living room and parlor...moreless

          • Television:

            Flat-panel TV...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Small collection of childrens' DVDs....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Pond
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beach View:

                When the river is low, there is a tiny sandy beach directly across the road out front....moreless

              • River
              • Ski-In:

                Cross-country trail right out front....moreless

              • Ski-Out:

                Cross-country trail right out front....moreless

              • Water View:

                River and small beach out across the road out front....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Huge dining table with 12 matching chairs...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access:

                Router downstairs...moreless

              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Dryer is high-quality and is inside the house....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                House has one fireplace, in the parlor...moreless

              • Free Long Distance
              • Heating:

                Good, warm modern heating system...moreless

              • Internet
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Good quality linens....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Nice spacious living room ...moreless

              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Four spots out front and overflow along the road....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Large, four-spot parking area by front door, plus private road out front....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Large area out front....moreless

              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Washer is high-quality and is inside the house....moreless

              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet:

                802.11(g)...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Charming fireplace....moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

                Expresso machine, too...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Quite a few good utensils...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Nice, matching dishes and flatware...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Bosch stainless steel....moreless

              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Recently remodeled; good-quality modern appliances....moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Nice selection of bowls and serving dishes...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Side-by-side with filtered water and icemaker....moreless

              • Stove:

                High-quality range and cooktop...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Boat:

                Small sailboat (Sunflower) under house for local pond use...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large deck overlooking meadow out back....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Grassy meadow out back...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Sailboat
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Wood Deck
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $350
              $1,960 $4,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Standard Cleaning Fee $150
              • Pets or 10+ Guests $50
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              $280 per night for stays of at least five nights. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. The cleaning fee is $150. Please add $50 to the cleaning fee for pets, or for groups over 9 people. The cleaning fee is payable upon arrival to our caretaker next door.

              Monthly rates do not apply in July or August.


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              Last updated: 10/24/2014
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              Location

              Many charming small-town activities; great hiking, mountain-climbing and walks along the rivers and through the woods.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1962

              About the owner: My wife and I are in our 40s and both professionals in Central California, with three minor children and several pets. We have both lived in various places around the country, and I was born in Boston. We do our best to make it out to New Hampshire every summer.

              Why the Owner Chose Tamworth:
              My parents bought this house as a vacation home when we lived in Boston. After moving to California, upkeep became too burdensome for them, so my wife and I took the house over and remodeled it. We rent out the house so that we can afford to keep and enjoy it ourselves, let friends and relatives use it, and eventually leave it to our children

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Going from California to South Tamworth is, to me, like stepping back sixty years to a much more peaceful and rural lifestyle. I love having the river out front, how dark it is at night (you can see the stars and hear the crickets!) and how all the roads are surrounded by lush woods. The air feels different, things sound different, the bird calls are different, and every property is backed up by meadows and woods, brooks, mountains and rivers. I also love how the house has large public areas but a lot of privacy, too; it's a quality that I seldom find in any home, much less a rental vacation home.


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              Photos

              • Small beach right out front on private road.

                Small beach right out front on private road.

              • Bear Camp Pond; only 3 and a half miles away

                Bear Camp Pond; only 3 and a half miles away

              • The Bear Camp River, with a small beach, is right out front.

                The Bear Camp River, with a small beach, is right out front.

              • A view of the Bear Camp River from the bridge right out front

                A view of the Bear Camp River from the bridge right out front

              • A view of River House from the Bear Camp River

                A view of River House from the Bear Camp River

              • Spacious living room.

                Spacious living room.

              • The Bear Camp River is right out front

                The Bear Camp River is right out front

              • The Town of Tamworth has the Cook Library and  historic Barnstormers Theater

                The Town of Tamworth has the Cook Library and historic Barnstormers Theater

              • The beach by nearby Sandwich, around where they filmed On Golden Pond.

                The beach by nearby Sandwich, around where they filmed On Golden Pond.

              • This is Cathedral Ledge, near North Conway.

                This is Cathedral Ledge, near North Conway.

              • The dining room/great room with huge table that seats 12.

                The dining room/great room with huge table that seats 12.

              • River house

                River house

              • Our caretakers live next door.

                Our caretakers live next door.

              • Brand-new kitchen with all new dishes and appliances.

                Brand-new kitchen with all new dishes and appliances.

              • King bed overlooking river.

                King bed overlooking river.

              • Bear Camp Pond is just a few minutes' drive away

                Bear Camp Pond is just a few minutes' drive away

              • Cool Brook is about 100 yards upriver from the house.

                Cool Brook is about 100 yards upriver from the house.

              • This church is right up the road from River House.

                This church is right up the road from River House.

              • From the bridge our front, looking upriver after some rain.

                From the bridge our front, looking upriver after some rain.

              • The house in the evening.

                The house in the evening.

              • Diana's Baths outside North Conway is a popular area.

                Diana's Baths outside North Conway is a popular area.

              VRBO #44926

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              This listing was first published here in 2004.

              Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

              $350 per night (USD)
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              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 15

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              Speaks: english
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              Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook

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