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The Newcomb Tavern was built in 1693. This elegant Colonial Inn, known as the Newcomb Tavern, was the lodging establishment for dignitaries during the Revolutionary War located on picturesque Shawme Pond with a working Grist Mill. It has all of the modern amenities of a professional grade gourmet kitchen, exquisitely designed with the chef in mind.The house is a showcase of the 17th century and one of the most photographed homes on Cape Cod and New England.Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, built in 1693 as an Inn.
There is an elegantly appointed dining room with seating for 12 that overlooks the Lake with a Venetian chandelier, six fireplaces, Grand piano, Venetian chandeliers throughout the house, three large living rooms, and an Old English pub/bar that opens out on to one of the lush terraces with a fountain, The Secret Garden. With another Terrace and Pergola entered from the French Doors from the very large Kitchen. This Terrace/Patio with a big Table and Chairs overlooks the lush gardens and manicured lawns perfect for outdoor games.
There are 3 very large Living Rooms with fireplaces, a Baby Grand Piano and rooms to congregate or separate for gatherings.
Availability maintained off website. Please contact Owner for current available dates!
The very large kitchen has granite countertops with room for the family to cook together. The cupboards are filled with spices and every necessary culinary item to make this one of the most memorable experiences for your reunion. The 7 bedrooms are spacious and elegantly furnished with period pieces. Pictures can be sent for the interested parties.There are 5 beautifully decorated bathrooms, libraries, and many other exquisite accompaniments including an entertainment room with a big screen TV and 4 other TVs. All the linens are provided with the idea of providing a perfect experience to be remembered forever.
The Historic Newcomb Tavern built in1693 is surrounded by expansive and beautifully landscaped lush gardens with two outdoor terraces and a fountain and one with a beautiful pergola overlooking the expansive backyard and gardens.. The house is lavishly furnished with period antiques and is located in the heart of the historic district, next to a 1600's Grist Mill, on a lake and approximately one mile from the ocean. Walk down the tree lined scenic street to Heritage Museum and Gardens, walk across the street around the pond to the Thornton Burgess Museum or the famous Historic Hoxie House built in 1637 or over to the Dunbar Tea Room or just over to the Sandwich Glass Museum. You can envision yourself in the middle of a Historic New England Village with beauty all around.
A short walk to Heritage Museum and Gardens, across the street from the Sandwich Glass Museum and steps away from several restaurants and fine shops. This stately 1693 Colonial Inn is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. It is one of the most photographed homes on Cape Cod because of its location on Shawme Pond with the Grist Mill, the Dunbar Tea Room, the First Church with its grand Steeple and more importantly its historical place in the Revolutionary War.
I love the idea of children experiencing the historical nature of this Colonial Inn, the oldest Inn on Cape Cod, built in 1693 and the site of some of the most historic meetings of the Revolutionary War Period in the area. It was the home of Timothy Ruggles, the representative from Massachusetts to the New York Convention where our Founding Fathers were deciding on whether to break with the King of England and form our own country, the United States of America. Not much has changed in the old Inn, the modern conveniences are pretty well hidden....moreless
The Newcomb Tavern 1693 is in the heart of the Village of Sandwich with restaurants, shops and more...take the leisurely walks through the Village and retrace the steps of centuries old memorabilia....moreless
Sandwich is the oldest Town on Cape Cod and the Newcomb Tavern 1693 is the heart of it all, the town was built around us, with the air of a Quaint New England and Cape Cod of the 17th & 18th Centuries...moreless
There are 2 patio areas, Both have tables and chairs. The huge patio under the Pergola outside the kitchen doors is so romantic for the candle-light dinners at night or breakfast with the birds chirping. The other patio is called the 'Secret Garden' off the English Pub. Hidden from view but with a gurgling fountain...moreless
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Dec 2 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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Peak Season $5500 /wk. Off Season 4900.
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Other Activities: Boating, racquetball, shopping, wildlife viewing, basketball, mini golf.
Year Purchased: 1970
About the owner: The Newcomb Tavern, built in 1693, is a true gift and now it is my turn to be the best caretaker I can be so it can be passed on to others for many generations to come. You will find so many artifacts from the world over, my favorites being treasures from Cape Cod. I left the field of medicine to start a company, GuardianGirls.com that helps women to stay safe with the use of our many Pepper Sprays etc. The only difficulty is that I have had to base the business out of Florida as Massachusetts is still in the dark ages when it comes to laws allowing women to have pepper spray, so much for freedom to keep oneself safe. I have been so honored to share my home with others and donate it to so many causes both in the US and abroad. The house has so much historical significance with the beginning of the Colonists coming over from Europe. You can see what the early settlers had for accommodations in the early 1700's as there have been so few changes to the house. What a treasure the Newcomb Tavern 1693 is for generations to come.
Why the Owner Chose Sandwich:
The house was bought from the Newcomb Family who had it since 1693. I consider it to be a treasure and it has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places since its inception. The Newcomb Tavern 1693 is restored to the beauty of the Colonial Architecture unique to this property. It is the oldest Tavern on Cape Cod and has the original Tavern license. How easy it is to step into the past before the Colonies decided to break away from the King of England and before the cry of 'Taxation without Representation'. The Newcomb Tavern 1693 now has all of the amenities of the 21st century but delicately hidden.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Historical Architecture of the true Colonial House but with very high ceilings and closets in all of the bedrooms ( unique for the period ). It is a unique house to be in the Newcomb Family until we bought it, and it is still filled with so many artifacts from the period before the Revolutionary War. The Village of Sandwich is a step back in time with so many homes that date back to the 1600's and 1700's. The Grist Mill and Lake in front of the house was used by early Colonists to grind their corn, wheat and barley. The Town keeps it in pristine condition to be seen in operation during the season. This is a one of a kind house, so elegant, original in its' architecture with so few changes from when it was built in 1693. Take a step into the period before the thought of separation from the King was even considered.
Picturesque, Historic Newcomb Tavern built in 1693 in Sandwich Village,Cape Cod
Back Yard both perfect for Games and picnics
Secret Garden Patio w Fountain, there is another Patio with a larger table
Historic Newcomb Tavern Bar 1693: English Pub
Master Bedroom w Fireplace overlooks Shawme Pond, King Geo.III
Outside Pergola Dining Area adjacent to Gardens
English Pub connected to the Secret Garden
King George III Room
Gourmet Kitchen overlooking gardens & courtyard
Formal Dining Room overlooking Lake
Large Family Room, with one of 6 fireplaces,Formal Dining Room and Pub adjacent
Formal Living Room w Baby Grand Piano
Newcomb Tavern built in 1693
View from the Front of the House
Piano Room overlooking The Lake
Steeple View Room
Steeple View Room
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7 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
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