Ski Ragged Mountain or Sunapee
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Andover house description
This old two-bedroom house is brimming with character. Once home to a working artist, with some sensitive updating, it is now available to bring out the artist in everyone who visits. Ragged Mountain, Mt. Kearsarge, and the lovely Mountain Brook will provide inspiration. Bookcases of old books, original artwork, and antique furnishings combine with comfortable seating and beds to offer a comfortable relaxing and peaceful respite.
Both upstairs and downstairs bedrooms have new queen-sized beds.
The garden is under restoration after twenty years of neglect. 2014 will see an assortment of 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 near ground of colorful flowers.
- 1362 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Light and airy bedrooms.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Turkish towels and locally made soaps.
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- This area is known for the scenic beauty of its ancient mountains, rolling hills, and lakes, and brilliant autumn foliage displays. 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. ...moreless
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A Visit to the Artist's HouseGuest comment entered by owner
A Visit to the Artist's House
Mid October and the trees are afire with color surrounding the Artist's House where my husband and I are staying. The house is old in history but modern in comfort. We explore the furnishings and treasures on the shelves, and I'm curious about the families who resided here for more than 230 years. Unlike homes that are centuries old, however, the bed is comfortable, the bathrooms are up-to-date, the kitchen well-equipped, and the heat steady and quiet. A perfect place to stay, for artists or writers to allow creativity to come alive, for history buffs to search for a glimpse into the past, for anyone to experience the beauty of the lakes and forests of central New Hampshire.
- Guest Meredith and Jay, St Paul, Minnesota
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/25/13
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Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2014
4 night min stay
Jun 28 - Sep 6, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Winter rentals of over a week may be subject to a fuel charge.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Cleaning: $125
- Tax Rate 9%
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- Nearest Airport: Boston Manchester Regional at 50 Miles
- Nearest Train: South Sta. Boston, MA, & White River Junction, VT at 45 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Routes I-89 and I-93 at 12 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Town Beach on Highand Lake in East Andover, NH at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Flying Goose Pub at 11 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Ragged Mountain Ski Area and Sunapee Mountain at 17 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Lake Sunapee Country Club at 12 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Andover Pizza Chef at 4 Miles
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. Throughout the summer of 2013 the Artist's House was transformed into a place where people can relax and enjoy the old New England atmosphere. We live next door with our horses and collies, and look forward to having some wonderful neighbors.
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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The Artist's House garden is being restored. This is a 'before' picture.
Sunny south facing window with view of pasture and woods.
Painting and bookcase with a view of part of the kitchen.
Staircase to upstairs bedroom and bath.
East window view into woods. Curtains are coming.
Stairway and half bath doorways.
New Turkish towels and wool rug in the bathroom off the upstairs bedroom.
Daylilies in the cottage garden.
Mt. Kearsarge from Old College Road
Mount Kearsarge, 2700 ft., from nearby Elbow Pond.
Highland Lake town boat launch in East Andover.
Highland Lake from Maple Street, 1 mile away.
Kitchen table set for tea
Living room through to kitchen. Comfortable for reading and conversing.
The downstairs bedroom with its sunny corner windows facing south and west.
A tower-like room dressed in honey colored wood with a new queen bed.
All set for bedtime reading.
Bathroom view into bedroom.
View of Ragged Mountain from road in front of the house.
Old College Road at the top of the hill.
An enticing walking trail
Ragged from the other end of Elbow Pond.
The Northern Rail Trail and East Andover Church
Mt. Kearsarge, elevation 2700 ft, from Maple Street, i mile away.
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