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

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Last updated: 06/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Andover house 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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

          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years, or ask us....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

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

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            New Queen Sealy Beauty Sleep Mattress...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Light and airy bedrooms.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Sink and vanity....moreless

          • Turkish towels and a variety of soaps.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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, please ask...moreless

          • Dining:

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

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            Standard-size with freezer and ice cubes...moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

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

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Electric clothes dryer and wooden drying racks...moreless

          • Parking:

            Safe off street parking for three cars...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Cars can be rented at Manchester or Logan Airports.

              Entertainment

              • Books:

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

              • Music Library:

                CD player and a selection of CDs....moreless

              • Games:

                Jigsaw puzzles and Scrabble....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Cottage garden in the process of being restored. Herbs and flowers out the front door....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

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

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Screened porch with comfortable seating...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Rentals available in New London. ...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountaineering
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Laundromat
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Library
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Ruins
                  • Antiquing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 28 - Sep 6, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $175
                  $900 $3,000
                  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:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Cleaning $60
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Stays of one to two weeks are charged $95 for cleaning. Stays over two weeks are charged $125 for cleaning.

                  Winter rentals of over a week may be subject to a fuel charge.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 06/29/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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 Artist's House, May 2014

                    The Artist's House, May 2014

                  • Looking from the Living Room into the Kitchen.

                    Looking from the Living Room into the Kitchen.

                  • Winter Tea Time.

                    Winter Tea Time.

                  • The half bath off of the Master Bedroom.

                    The half bath off of the Master Bedroom.

                  • The Artist's House in the Snow.

                    The Artist's House in the Snow.

                  • 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.

                  • View from the top on a cloudy October day.

                    View from the top on a cloudy October day.

                  • The Living Room with a view of the Downstairs Bedroom.

                    The Living Room with a view of the Downstairs Bedroom.

                  • 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 Bulkhead on Ragged Mountain from the road in front of the Artist's House.

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

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

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

                  • A nearby view of Highland Lake in East Andover Village.

                    A nearby view of Highland Lake in East Andover Village.

                  • An easy climb up Mt. Kearsarge, elevation 2700.

                    An easy climb up Mt. Kearsarge, elevation 2700.

                  • So many things to do!

                    So many things to do!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

                  $175 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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