Historic Colonial Tavern - 1693 Cape Cod Estate
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sandwich estate description
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, the oldest privately owned home 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 15 that overlooks the Lake with a Venetian chandelier, six fireplaces, Grand piano, 7 Murano Venetian chandeliers throughout the house, three large living rooms with fireplaces, and an Old English pub/bar that opens out on to one of the lush terraces with a fountain. The very large kitchen has granite countertops with room for the family to cook together and enjoy the pleasures of entertaining. 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. There is never anything wanting in the stay at the Newcomb Tavern and the memories will last forever. Imagine all the people who have stayed here over the last 319 years, if only the wall could talk....
Keywords: Historic Inn and Tavern in Cape Cod, oldest privately owned home in the U.S. built in 1693 on Lake, walking distance to ocean, shops, restaurants, museums and parks
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I love children at my home, experiencing the historical importance of this well known Tory Tavern. It is so wonderful hearing how their stay has been so memorable and brought the Colonial period to life. Plus there is so much in the town for children to do. One of the most child-friendly towns in the U.S. Thornton Burgess wrote his many children's books about his animal adventures in Sandwich. Thornton Burgess' home is right across the pond (see Map). The Heritage Museum and Gardens has the wonderful Carousel to ride over and over, along with so many other things to see. The Sandwich Glass Museum, also across the street, is perfect with their interactive glass-blowing program beautiful art works. There is a great playground at the Wing School, just across the pond and on Water St., with tennis courts, a baseball diamond, soccer fields, basketball courts, and outdoor music every Thurs evening, bring your blanket......moreless
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 14-15
- King size beds (1) The King Bed is in the King George III room that overlooks the lake and the Grist Mill., Queen size Beds (6) One of the Queen beds is in the "Steeple View Room" The steeple that is on the cover of Elvis Presley's album and more importantly the steeple crowns the First Church of Sandwich. All the queen beds are new and make you feel like you're in heaven or at least part of the royalty...remember that this was a Tory Tavern. The Tories wanted the King of England to still reign over the colonies....moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- approx, 1 mi, from ocean, 6 Fireplaces, Elegant dining room overlooking the Lake, Grand Piano, 2 large patios, one with fountain and the other with pergola, large backyard- both with seating, VCR/DVD, Full Professional Kitchen with Granite countertops, Cooking Utensils and spices provide, Jacuzzi Tub, 5 bathrooms, 7 lavish bedrooms, 3 living rooms, Grand Dining Room, English Pub/Bar. Enough room to get lost in and yet feel very cozy. The kitchen was designed to hold a crowd so that everyone can enjoy making the meals and cleaning up. ...moreless
- Wireless Internet:
- Computer Available
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
Deck / Patio:
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
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Experience life in the 17th Century, Located in the heart of Historical Sandwich Village, established in 1637 on Cape Cod Bay, the Colonial Newcomb Tavern 1693 is on the picturesque fishing Shawme Pond, across the street from the Grist Mill, the Sandwich Glass Museum, the Thornton Burgess Museum, the Dunbar Tea Room & on the same street as Heritage Museum and Gardens, Miniature Golf and fishing right in front of the house. It is within walking distance of the ocean, many restaurants & fine shops, Activities include, Deep Sea Fishing, Beach and Bonfires,Nature Walks,Museums for Children and Nature Enthusiasts, Heritage Museum and Gardens, Sandwich Glass Museum, Fine Restaurants and Pubs. Just call me for more ideas if you ever even think of being bored....moreless
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A unique setting for a wonderful family summer get-together
A unique setting for a wonderful family summer get-together
We stayed for a week in the summer with our children and grandchildren -- 13 in all. The home itself is spectacular -- full of antiques and gorgeous furnishings. We all really felt the magic and history of the place, but not in a stuffy way. Croquet on the lawn; reading children's books aloud under the spreading branches of a wonderful tree in the yard; our 1 1/2 year-old greeting "George" every morning as she addressed his bust in the kitchen; playing the grand piano; walks around Shawme Pond -- these are only a few of the memories that are now part of our family's shared history. Yvonne is more than an owner; she is one of those rare generous souls who makes sure everything is more than perfect for her guests and becomes a family friend.
- Guest Mark from Massachusetts (Brookline, MA)
- Date of stay 07/30/10
- Review Submitted 11/01/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Beautiful Family Home
Beautiful Family Home
We recently had our wedding at this beautiful home with our family and close friends. Everyone that stayed with us fell in love with this house. And it was the perfect setting for an intimate small wedding, we could not have asked for more. The owner of the home made us feel like we were family and pulled out all the stops for us. We would definitely recommend this rental property for anyone looking for a beautiful home to enjoy with their family and friends. The pictures displayed online are true in nature and seeing is believing, very spacious, clean and well maintained. There is a pond across the way with beautiful swans,ducks and you can fish in it. Walk thru town and see the Glass Museum, plenty of sights to see.
- Guest Denise (New York)
- Date of stay 10/20/11
- Review Submitted 10/26/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review. It is so important to me that anyone who stays at the Newcomb Tavern feel as if they are the most important people on Cape Cod and enjoy the surroundings of the late 1600's with the amenities of the 21st century. It has always been a core belief that " it is in giving that we receive". Everyone who has ever stayed in the Newcomb Tavern has always mentioned that it is a HAPPY HOUSE....may it always be so !
Charming, comfortable, spacious, picturesque, etc, etc! Filled this lovely Tavern with a bakers dozen , plenty of room. Upper cape with easy access to cape, Boston, Newport. We will return for another enchanted adventure.
- Guest William (Texas)
- Date of stay 10/17/10
- Review Submitted 12/13/10
The house and location are even better than the pictures show. It was a perfect place for our family reunion. The owner provided us with everything we needed to feel at home and comfortable. The featherbed was so luxurious. In the evenings, we enjoyed duets on the piano from those in our group who played. Easy walk into town and to the beaches. Do stay in this marvelous and wonderfully preserved house if you can!
- Guest Nancy F. (-)
- Date of stay 07/29/09
- Review Submitted 07/29/09
My family had the pleasure of being guests in the Newcomb Tavern, Sandwich. When first entering the home you have a feeling of welcome and warmth. Entering each room captures your interest and you find yourself wanting to explore the next room. Being able to move in and experience the beauty and history of this Historic home is a privilege. My family were all sad at the end of our stay and we all look forward to making this a yearly occurence. Thank you once again Yvonne for your care of this wonderful home and for allowing us to be your guests. Jeannie LaPoint, Naples, Florida
- Guest Jeannie LaPointe (Naples, FL, USA)
- Date of stay 04/08/08
- Review Submitted 04/08/08
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Year Purchased: 1970
About the owner: My husband bought this house in 1970 and we got married in the back yard in '73. When we bought it there was electricity in only 3 rooms and the bathroom had this giant claw foot tub. Being from Miami, I instantly fell in love with the house, its' history and even loved all the work we had to put into it. Working all week at the hospital and laboratory made the renovation of this historic landmark a work of love. Finally after 13 years we had our wonderful son who has the same love for the old house. Becoming a widow with a 6 year old and surviving breast cancer all in one year made me realize how great the people in Sandwich are, with their generosity and kindnesses...it really did take a village ~! I have always loved sharing the house knowing that each person that stayed there would have a new found appreciation for the Colonial history that made America great. The Newcomb Tavern 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 Italy, my favorite place in the world ( next to Cape Cod ), but there will also be so many things from my travels around the world. The painting above the main fireplace in the family room is from Suzdal Russia along with the Balalaika, treasures from my honeymoon. I left the field of medicine and research after an unfortunate incident of a stalker, but the proverbial lemonade from lemon story was the start of my new company, Guardian Girls and the Guardian Girls Foundation. Guardian Girls sells self protection products and the proceeds go to benefit shelters for battered and abused women. My son has been the business brains behind it all, and what a joy it is to work with him. 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.
Why the Owner Chose Sandwich:
My husband bought the old Newcomb Tavern because it was close to Hyannis but if the job as Pathologist for Cape Cod Hospital didn't work out he could always commute back to Boston. I never thought of renting my house as I always let people use it if I wasn't there. I have given it to many good causes for benefits and to be auctioned off to raise money for charity. I definitely believe in giving back as it comes back a hundred-fold. The house was bought by my husband before I was even in the picture. He wanted it to be another "Animal House". I met him at one of his "parties" and fell in love on the spot....the party guest who never left. The commute to Boston for my work wasn't bad, gave me a lot of time to think of all that had to be done on the house over the weekend . So here we are 39 years later, all from a party at the "Animal House"
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Being so close to Boston has been great. It is a quick ride on the P&B (Plymouth and Brockton) Bus. It picks you up and drops you off right at the airport terminals or in the center of Boston at South Station. Besides all that Cape Cod has to offer: whale watching, hiking, sailing, boating, surfing...there is lots to see in Plymouth and then there is Rhode Island with all the sites in Newport and Providence.
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Historic Newcomb Tavern 1693, one of a kind Cape Cod Experience!
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