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Last updated: 06/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spacious 'turn-of-the-century' three-season retreat house nestled on 15 acres of woods with waterfront access to Silver Lake. Perfect for small group retreats and family reunions or just a quiet time away from it all. Located two hours from Boston and three miles from picturesque Harrisville. Relax on the porch which overlooks Mt. Monadnock and Sliver Lake, one of the most pristine lakes in NH. Lovely 7 minute walk through the woods to the waterfront with boathouse, dock, canoe and row boat. Great swimming, fishing and boating. Well equipped kitchen with two pantries, dining room (seats 20+) with fireplace, and living room. For cooler weather, gas heating stoves in kitchen and living room. Two bedrooms on first floor. Screened-in porch off second floor master bedroom, six bedrooms on second floor. Great hiking (Mt. Monadnock 8 miles away), biking, boating, swimming, bird watching, berry picking in season. Pet friendly.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3629 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 18-20

  • Bedroom: 1 double

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  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    With adjoining bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    With adjoining bathroom and screened porch...moreless

  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle Bed opens into king size bed; first floor...moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    With adjoining bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 double

    With adjoining bathroom; first floor...moreless

  • 2 queen beds, 2 double beds, and 10 twin beds; linens and bath towels are provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    First floor...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, tub

    Second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, tub

    Second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet

    First floor...moreless

  • Bathroom : toilet, tub

    Second floor...moreless

  • Six toilets, four tubs and two showers

Other Amenities

  • Row boat, canoe, life jackets, dock and boathouse; waterfront is not a sandy beach, however water's edge has a lovely flat rock for easy access to swimming and wading; possible to bring motor boat. No bathroom facilities at the waterfront. At house a large porch with many rockers, picnic table; large yard with volleyball net if wanted; hiking trails and paths; gas grill, second refrigerator provided. Hand towels provided in kitchen and bathrooms. Linens and bath towels provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Silver Lake offers boating, swimming, fishing and sailing....moreless

  • Lake View:

    View of Silver Lake from porch....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Mount Monadnock at 3400ft. is 8 miles to the south. A great day hike!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of Mt. Monadnock from porch....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Harrisville is a picturesque mill village with quaint general store/cafe and Harrisville Designs Yarns....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Dock, row boat, canoe, fishing and great swimming on Silver Lake, one of the most pristine lakes in New England....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi provided. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Screened-in sitting porch off second floor bedroom....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Row boat....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks and 1 canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Space for games including volleyball and badminton...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Overlooks Mt. Monadnock and Silver Lake....moreless

  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life Jackets provided in boathouse....moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,750

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 18 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Rates do not include 9% NH rental tax which will be added into the total amount due.

Advance deposit of $500 is requested to secure the rental.

Full amount due 3 weeks prior to renting.

Security deposit of $200 is required and will be returned upon inspection after renting.

To secure the rental, sign rental agreement and send check or money order for $500. The Balance is due three weeks prior to renting. The balance includes the $200 damage deposit and 9% NH rental tax.


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Last updated: 06/03/2016
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, N.H.

Car: Necessary

Mt. Monadnock is 8 miles south of the Monadnock Manse. Harrisville Designs Yarn Store is 3 miles into Harrisville. Antique shops, local crafts, golf, many lakes and ponds surround the area. Silver Lake is known to be the most pristine lake in Southern New Hampshire.

Other Activities: Monadnock Music, Apple Hill Music, Peterborough Players, contra dances, town fairs and festivals

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1949

About the owner: I live in Northampton, MA and work in the public health field. I have managed the Monadnock Manse since 2000. I have two grown daughters and a husband and we all love vacationing every season on Silver Lake with our extended family.

Why the Owner Chose Harrisville, NH, USA:
My dad who is in the picture (whose ancestors came from Nelson and Jaffrey) bought the property when he was 30 years old and spent every summer fixing it up so I have many memories of painting, climbing ladders, chopping wood and swinging a hammer. (We had fun too!) My mother was a really good baker, so blueberry pie was a summer favorite. Here in the picture I have a strawberry rhubarb pie for dad on Fathers Day. He loved sitting on the porch, looking out onto the lake and mountain in his later years. This house, now called the Monadnock Manse was build in three sections (1889, 1900 and 1910) by Dr. George R. Dinsmoor of Keene, a veteran of the Civil War and a descendant of Governor Samuel Dinsmoor. Dr. Dinsmoor was a well-known surgeon of the time who lived in Keene. He sadly lived his last years suffering from paralysis and died at the age of 60. I believe that Dr. Dinsmoor enjoyed this house because it was a place for rejuvenation, relaxation and recovery. The builder and designer was Cassius M. White of Keene. There were originally 49 double hung windows with 18 panes in the top sash and single pane at the bottom, two chimneys, eight bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The original siding was dark weathered singles. The building materials were shipped up from Boston by train to the Chesham depot and then taken by a horse drawn cart to the site of the building. The house was owned by Anna Louise Heath when my dad, Richard B. Hardy bought it in 1949. It was called “Ledge Lodge” because of all the granite rock around and under the house. In the 1950's our family re-named it Monadnock Manse and the lakefront was purchased so that we could have our own place for swimming, boating and fishing.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This summer home is a uniquely, authentic large cottage with the charm of the "On Golden Pond" setting. Spacious enough for three generations to gather for family vacations/reunions. Modern conveniences of Wifi, Roku for Netflix, and a sound system on the first floor add to the well equipped kitchen and dining area for accommodating larger groups. The porch is a favorite place for dining, conversation, ping-pong, yoga or meditating. Often the loons on the lake can be heard calling as they fly overhead. There is fun for children with large yard for whiffle ball, tether ball, badminton, volleyball, or croquet. Lots of back roads for walking and bicycling; hiking trails nearby. The lake (2 miles long, 1/2 mile wide, and 90 feet deep) is spring-fed and wonderful for swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating. Small mouth bass and trout are often caught. In mid July-mid August , blueberry bushes surround the house and produce berries for your baking needs. Spring season has the advantage of long days and the fall season brings beautiful views of fall foliage where ever you look. The surrounding area has historical villages to visit, music, theater and great restaurants. Keene is 20 minutes away and the best place for shopping and movies. We are 3 hours from Boston and 4.5 hours from NYC.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Monadnock Manse on Silver Lake

    Monadnock Manse on Silver Lake

  • Large kitchen with table

    Large kitchen with table

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living room with comfortable couches and chairs

    Living room with comfortable couches and chairs

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Twin Bed in Green Master Bedroom and entrance to sitting porch with view of lake

    Twin Bed in Green Master Bedroom and entrance to sitting porch with view of lake

  • View of Mt. Monadnock from the Green Room

    View of Mt. Monadnock from the Green Room

  • The White Twin Bedroom overlooking lake

    The White Twin Bedroom overlooking lake

  • Full Size Bedroom which adjoins a twin bedroom; view of lake

    Full Size Bedroom which adjoins a twin bedroom; view of lake

  • Claw foot bath tub

    Claw foot bath tub

  • The relaxing porch that wraps around for views of Silver Lake and Mt. Monadnock

    The relaxing porch that wraps around for views of Silver Lake and Mt. Monadnock

  • Dock, boat and view of mountain

    Dock, boat and view of mountain

  • Back porch entrance view

    Back porch entrance view

  • Kitchen with gas stove for heat

    Kitchen with gas stove for heat

  • View into living room

    View into living room

  • Living room with gas stove for the cooler weather

    Living room with gas stove for the cooler weather

  • The Green Master Bedroom (Queen)

    The Green Master Bedroom (Queen)

  • Screened Sitting Porch off of Green Master Bedroom

    Screened Sitting Porch off of Green Master Bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Brass Twin Beds overlooking the lake

    Brass Twin Beds overlooking the lake

  • Spacious Queen Bedroom with adjoining bath

    Spacious Queen Bedroom with adjoining bath

  • Bathroom with shower

    Bathroom with shower

  • The waterfront and dock

    The waterfront and dock

  • Boathouse view from the dock

    Boathouse view from the dock

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  • Sleeps
    20
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    5.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 06/03/2016
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