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Charming Country Cottage Amidst Lakes, Mountains, and Forests..

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The Gallery entrance with the screen porch and walk through the garden.

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This two-bedroom house brims with character. Once home to a working artist, it is now available to bring out the artist in every visitor. Nearby Ragged Mountain, Mt. Kearsarge, and our lovely Mountain Brook will provide inspiration. Books, original artwork, and antiques combine with comfortable seating and new queen-sized platform beds to offer a relaxing and peaceful respite.
There is a new dining room with a roomy table that will seat everyone.

Our area offers four distinct seasons of wildly differing weather, conditions, and experiences from our crisp, cool autumns with their brilliantly colored autumn leaves to icy, snowy sub-zero winter conditions. Spring is lovely and summer can be hot and sultry or mild and pleasant.

Two bicycles are available to ride about a mile and a half to the Northern Rail Trail, which then offers 56 miles of biking through scenic NH countryside and villages.

It is a short drive to two trails to the top 2700' Mt. Kearsarge, one easy and the other moderately challenging. Other mountains are well within range. Several lakes and ponds with beaches and boat launches are within easy reach, and our quiet country roads and trails throughout the neighborhood offer endless walking options. Ocean beaches and the spectacular White Mountains are about two hours away.

Winter guests can snowshoe and cross country ski in the woods and fields just outside the front door, or rent skis for use on a nearby groomed trail system. Ragged Mountain Ski Area is 17 miles away, Mt. Sunapee is 24 miles, and many others are within range.

The wicker furniture on the screened porch will entice you to spend hours lounging and watching the nesting Chickadees, and the hummingbirds and butterflies. Look for wild turkeys and deer in the field across the road and watch the fireflies and listen to the owls at night. We sometimes see moose, foxes, and other less common creatures in the neighborhood.

While this house isn't wheelchair accessible one bedroom and all the main rooms are on one floor and parking is a level, short walk to the house entrance, which has one step. If you have special needs we will do whatever we can to help.

The garden is under restoration after twenty years of neglect. 2014 will see an assortment of culinary herbs and flowers out the front door, and greater care of the shrubs, vines and trees. The wonderful views of forest and fields will be enriched by a foreground of colorful flowers.

Country side and rural villages aside, about ten miles away the town of New London offers fine dining and a good summer theater. The cities of Concord, Hanover, Lebanon, and Tilton offer movie theaters and shopping.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    25 years, or ask us....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    One or two children will be welcome. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome friendly, well-behaved pets and ask owners to use use the dishes and furniture covers supplied, and to keep the grounds clean of waste. There is no pet fee....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Sink and vanity....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Sink and vanity....moreless

  • Turkish towels and a variety of soaps.

Other Amenities

  • Cars can be rented at Manchester and Logan Airports.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Eclectic collection, including nature and arts & crafts books, and some light reading....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Table in the gallery for puzzles and games...moreless

  • Games:

    Jigsaw puzzles and various games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable supplied...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of The Bulkhead on Ragged Mountain from the road in front of the Artist's House....moreless

  • Village:

    East Andover and Andover Villages...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    In-kitchen dining for up to three at a drop-leaf table and a separate dining room with a larger table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric clothes dryer and wooden drying racks...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil heat...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating for four to five adults. Reading lamps, games and puzzles....moreless

  • Parking:

    Safe off street parking for three cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All cotton and Turkish towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Completely stocked....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Compact kitchen with all the essentials, including basic supplies, spices, and tea. If you would like a first meal or breakfast to be on hand when you arrive, please ask...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Tea, seasonings, and essentials. Fresh herbs for the picking in season. ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two bicycles are available on request and more can be rented locally....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several local courses....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Several rivers and lakes nearby for kayaking and canoeing. Rentals are available or bring your own....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened porch with comfortable seating...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Cottage garden in the process of being restored. Herbs and flowers out the front door. The house is surrounded by garden, lawn, fields and forest....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ragged Mountain and Mt. Sunapee Ski areas are within 20 miles. Others are also within range. Cross-country skiing out the front door when conditions allow. Skis may be rented locally....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals available in New London. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 18 - Sep 8, 2015
3 night min stay
$185
$900 $3,200
Autumn Foliage
Sep 10 - Oct 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$185
$900 $3,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$800 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $60
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Winter rentals may be subject to a fuel charge.


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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Manchester Regional
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Flying Goose Pub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Sunapee Country Club
45 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction, VT
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Routes I-89 and I-93
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Andover Pizza Chef
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ragged Mountain Ski Area
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Town Beach on Highand Lake in East Andover, NH

Car: Recommended

This area is known for the scenic beauty of its ancient mountains, rolling hills, and lakes, and brilliant autumn foliage displays. Plan walking, bicycling trails, and cross-country skiing expeditions from your door. There are numerous clean ponds, lakes and rivers for swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Traditional New England villages, wildflowers, wildlife, and beautiful views abound. Golf courses, ski areas, a live theater, and numerous restaurants are within 15 to 20 miles. The White Mountains, Lakes Winnipesaukee and Sunapee, the Connecticut River Valley, and the Seacoast are within range for day trips. NH has no sales taxes and has many outlet malls and antique shops.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Andy and Susan bought this house in July 2013 to preserve a rare example of New England architecture and a vanishing lifestyle. Since then the Artist's House has been transformed into a place where people can relax and enjoy our corner of rural New Hampshire. We live next door with our horses and collies, and look forward to having some wonderful neighbors. We will do whatever we can to make your visit enjoyable.

Why the Owner Chose Andover:
I have been a frequent visitor to this house all my life and enjoyed numerous cups of tea at table the table by the kitchen window. It seemed essential to preserve the house, with its furnishings and garden in its setting of woodlands and pasture.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a unique house of abundant charm and character. The central part of the house was built about 1780 as a farmhouse while Andover was still being settled. Original beams and floors, a cast-iron cook stove (not in use at this time), and vintage furnishings provide the ambiance of an earlier time. The wood-paneled, two-story addition contains a comfortable bedroom and modern bathroom on each floor. The upstairs bedroom, the most charming room in the house in my opinion, looks out to woods, garden, and mountain views in three directions. Fall asleep listening to owls and rustling leaves, and watching the fireflies.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Gallery entrance with the screen porch and walk through the garden.

    The Gallery entrance with the screen porch and walk through the garden.

  • Main entrance through the garden.

    Main entrance through the garden.

  • The East side of the Living Room.

    The East side of the Living Room.

  • From the Kitchen toward the Living Room.

    From the Kitchen toward the Living Room.

  • The Master Bedroom upstairs.

    The Master Bedroom upstairs.

  • The Downstairs Bedroom.

    The Downstairs Bedroom.

  • The nearby Northern Rail Trail offers 56 miles of bicycling.

    The nearby Northern Rail Trail offers 56 miles of bicycling.

  • Local view of Mt. Kearsarge.

    Local view of Mt. Kearsarge.

  • Ragged Mountain in October.

    Ragged Mountain in October.

  • Walk to gallery and screened porch.

    Walk to gallery and screened porch.

  • We love pets!

    We love pets!

  • The West side of the Living room looking into the kitchen.

    The West side of the Living room looking into the kitchen.

  • The half bath off of the Master Bedroom.

    The half bath off of the Master Bedroom.

  • Comfy seating on the screened porch.

    Comfy seating on the screened porch.

  • Gallery with game table and outside door. TV and comfortable seating is opposite

    Gallery with game table and outside door. TV and comfortable seating is opposite

  • Elbow Pond from a canoe, one of Several lakes in the area.

    Elbow Pond from a canoe, one of Several lakes in the area.

  • Looking across Elbow Pond to Ragged Mountain in early fall.

    Looking across Elbow Pond to Ragged Mountain in early fall.

  • View from the top on a cloudy October day. An easy climb of one-half mile.

    View from the top on a cloudy October day. An easy climb of one-half mile.

  • Fall foliage on Swett's Hill in the late afternoon sun.

    Fall foliage on Swett's Hill in the late afternoon sun.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/16/2015
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