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Unique Luxurious Gothic Castle with Views in the Middle of a 500 Acre Estate!

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located atop of a hill, amidst 500 acres with miles of walking & groomed x-country ski trails, outdoor hot tub, & 5000 gallon swimming pool. This extraordinary 11,000 sq. ft. castle has incredible views of Mt. Monadnock from the N & lake/ beach from the S.
Enjoy the solitude & amazing sunsets on this gorgeous property in Rindge, NH. Great for family reunions, retreats, etc. Please note: no weddings, banquets, or receptions, only housing of such.

The castle was built by the owner & completed in 1995. The interior design is unique in it's secret stairways, slate & hardwood floors throughout, Gothic arches w/ faux stone walls, a huge formal yet comfortable living room w/ a marble & granite fireplace offset w/ a gorgeous grand piano, 9 foot ceilings,authentic tapestries & scrolled glass doors that open into a large Wedgwood style dining room offering a recessed ceiling w/ a lighted sunset. The basement bar/game room & third floor playroom will insure that everyone of all ages have fun!

AGE REQUIREMENTS: The Guest must be at least THIRTY (30) YEARS OLD to rent the property. Please note that this is very important as YOU WILL HAVE FULL RESPONSIBILITY of the castle while you rent it. THIS IS OUR HOME, SO PLEASE TREAT IT WITH RESPECT, JUST AS YOU WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO CARE FOR YOUR HOME. THANK YOU.

We strictly limit the amount of people in the castle for any gathering including WEDDINGS, BANQUETS, or RECEPTION to 22 people in total.

FIREWORKS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED BY THE TOWN OF RINDGE. NO FIREWORKS ON THE PREMISES OR ON THE BEACH. IF ANY FIREWORKS ARE HEARD BY THE NEIGHBORS, THE POLICE WILL BE CALLED AND YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ENTIRE DEPOSIT.

THERE IS A 10pm OUTDOOR NOISE ORDINANCE; THIS MEANS ALL NOISE MUST BE INSIDE THE CASTLE AFTER THIS TIME.

THE FIREPIT MUST NOT BE MOVED. IT IS 25 feet FROM THE PROPERTY WHICH IS THE REQUIRED DISTANCE ACCORDING TO THE FIRE CODES. THE FIREPIT AT THE HOME AND AT THE BEACH CAN ONLY BE USED FROM 5pm-9am.
THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF ALL RULES LISTED ABOVE, AND FOLLOWING THEM ACCORDINGLY.

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Property Type

  • Castle
  • 11000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Cedarworks swingset...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    2 Balconies...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    1 Balcony...moreless

  • Lizzie's Room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1 Balcony...moreless

  • Tyler's Room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1 Balcony...moreless

  • Jenny's Room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Library: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Playroom: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • 3rd Floor Ballroom: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Kids love sleeping in this huge room....moreless

  • Sewing Room: 1 queen

    with 1 balcony...moreless

  • The Master bedroom, is a beautiful room that is immense in size with 2 porches, a granite working fireplace and a built in high four poster bed. It is featured in the photos, and has an adjoining large master bathroom, and views of both Monadnock Mountain and the water. The Guest Bedroom and Master bedrooms have private baths and DirectTV receivers. The 2 other bedrooms have double beds with pullout couches, and a shared full bath. The first floor Library has a full size bed used for handicapped accessible, however, the bathroom on that floor is a 1/2 bath. The third floor ballroom has two futon couches, with a queen sized bed in a private playroom area, and a separate bedroom with a double bed and a pull out couch. Both areas share a full sized bath. These areas are still used by our large family when they are visiting, and were the original bedrooms for our children when they were growing up. We hope that you find them as comfortable as we do!...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    6 Shower heads & 2 sinks...moreless

  • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • First Floor: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Basement: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Kids Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2 sinks...moreless

  • Third Floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • The Master Shower is marble and big enough for two!

Other Amenities

  • The Castle is in the middle of the woods, and very private. The 500 acres includes an old farm, miles of trails and 18 PDGA pole hole disc(frisbee) golf course. The 50+ acre waterway is fed by several brooks and we provide a private beach for the castle, with chairs, kayaks, paddle boats, life preservers and beach toys. The beach is located directly in front of the home. The other beach is strictly for the residents only. Please use your designated beach. We also provide $15 per golfer discount coupons to the highly acclaimed Shattuck Golf course in Jaffrey, NH located 15 minutes from the castle....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    large variety of music...moreless

  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition 52 inch flat screen TV in family room and 50 inch HDTV in Master bedroom. Direct TV with all sports & premium channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Along with the TV in the family room there are also TV's in the Master Bedroom and the Guest Bedroom...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Extensive with a variety of movies; a small blockbuster video store......moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Golf Course View:

    $15 discount coupons for Shattuck in Jaffrey, NH....moreless

  • Lake
  • Lakefront:

    50+ acre private body of water....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous views of Mount Monadnock from the north side...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    If you cross-country ski you, we provide 20 kilometers of skiing right here on the property....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    We have several ski resorts near by. Watchusetts is 30 minutes away, Crotchet Mt. is 40 minutes away, Pats peak is 50 minutes away and Sunapee MT is 70 minutes....moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    The Castle sits on a hill approximately 300 yards from the body of water, with a private beach directly in front of the home....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room table sits 18, and Kitchen table accommodates 6/ ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 18 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    AC for second and third floors....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    We now have high speed fiber and WiFi. ...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    livingroom, dining room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill machine on 4th floor with weights and TV. Also stationary bicycle....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    yes...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    passive solar heating with wood chip heating system serviced by caretaker...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed fiber with wireless acesss through out the house with no encryption. Cell phone service is available outside or in the Kitchen TV pit only....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided and all beds are made...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Gas fireplace with sunset lighting with dimmer and seating for 18....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    10 cars or less total. $100 extra for any additional cars.Large driveway...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    several telephones throughout castle...moreless

  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    All towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed fiber with wireless acesss through out the house with no encryption. Cell phone service is available on west side of house with wifi on. East side of house has outside antenna cell service...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Fax

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker and double coffee maker as well....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Also dual KRUPS coffee maker, a Keruig K-cup and electric tea pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2)...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    6 burner gas stove with 1 full size gas oven & 1 full size electric convection oven, 2 dishwashers, extensive granite countertops, bar top with stools overlooking a family room pit area with HDTV, large kitchen table, pantry, 3 sinks in kitchen/pantry area....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    one microwave built into cabinet space aside bar sink...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    2 ovens: one convection oven and one FiveStar oven with 6 burner gas stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    some staples with glassware in open glassed cabinets....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size sub zero refrigerator and separate sub zero freezer in pantry with full sized sink...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster and toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    All bedrooms on second floor with balconies (master bedroom has 2 balconies, both with water views and one with water and mountain views....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Paddle, row and sailboat....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio:

    Enormous granite patio with chairs and side tables, chaise lounge chairs, table with umbrella and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are several golf courses near by, wit a discount coupon for Shattuck in Jaffrey, NH....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Sit and standup kayaks, and a canoe...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge lawn for all sports activities...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts are 10 minutes away....moreless

  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    5000 gallon 18' IMTEC above ground pool next to the house. Ok seems silly to have, but we really want you to use the lake....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Year's
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay

$8,000
flat fee
July & August
Jun 30 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$8,900
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,400
$7,900

Changeover Day: Friday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $775
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

2 nights: $2,800 + $252Tax = $3,052, $775 deposit, total of $3,827

3 nights: $3,900 + $351Tax = $4,251, $775 deposit, total of $5,026

4 nights: $4,900 + $441Tax = $5,341, $775 deposit, total of $6,116

5 nighst: $5,900 + $531Tax = $6,431, $775 deposit, total of $7,206

6 nights: $6,900 + $621Tax = $7,521, $775 deposit, total of $8,296

7 nights: $7,900 +$711Tax = $8,611, $775 deposit, total of $9,386

July & August weekly only at $8,900+$801 Tax=$9,701, $775 deposit , total$10,476

We accept personal checks, rent and tax is due 30 days prior to rental. All holiday weekends are a 3 night ($3,900) minimum stay except for the weeks of Christmas or New Year's which is $10,000 for a week or $18,000 for two holiday weeks. Weekly rentals only for July and August.

NH Rooms tax number: 052831


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive in Rindge, NH which is off Able Road near the Rindge/Fitzwillam town line.

If you cross-country ski you, we provide 20 kilometers of skiing right here on the property. We have several ski resorts near by. Wachusett is 30 minutes away, Crotched Mt. is 40 minutes away, Pats peak is 50 minutes away and Mt. Sunapee is 70 minutes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive which is off Able Road in Rindge, NH close to the Rindge/Fitzwillaim town line. There is a designated Castle Beach marked specifically for you. This home is our primary residence. Our children grew up in this home and now return to visit with their families. This property,was in the works of being built in 1993 and finished in 1995. John's love of Castles began when he was a young child and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. As an adult he found this beautiful 500+ acreage of land quite by accident in the woods of New Hampshire. The plans to build this home began after much travel throughout, Europe exploring other castles. Today, after our five children have grown up and left this wonderful home, they continue to return to this gorgeous property to come together as a quite large extended family. We continue to celebrate many of the holidays here with our family and have now opened it up to you so that you may enjoy it as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Rindge, NH, USA:
The Cathedreal of the Pines is a must see located in Rindge 5 minutes away with beautiful gardens; a historical landmark you would not want to miss. In less than 30 minutes, one can venture to Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world. For the first time climbers, Pack Monadnock , only 25 minutes drive (across from Temple Mountain), is also a great family climb for those who have younger children. The views are spectacular. The town of Fitzwilliam, approximately 10 minutes away, is famous for it's Antiques. The town of Peterborough ( approximately 20 minute drive or less) well known for the 'Peterborough Players' theatre house, was also the setting for the well known play 'Our Town'. It also has many cozy shops and wonderful restaurants. The bustling city of Keene is great for window shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. The Colonial Theatre in Keene, features plays with some well know actors, singers and comedians and is located on Main St. Twinkle Town miniature golf can also be enjoyed by all and is located between the towns of Rindge and Keene approximately 15 minutes away. Also, there are many lakes and state parks that are close by (not more than 20 minutes drive) for a great beach day.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Castle in the Fall

    Castle in the Fall

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Partial view of Living Room from Hallway

    Partial view of Living Room from Hallway

  • Jenny's Room

    Jenny's Room

  • Cross country skiing 2010!

    Cross country skiing 2010!

  • Huge Front Lawn w/ith Cedar works Play set

    Huge Front Lawn w/ith Cedar works Play set

  • Guest Bed room

    Guest Bed room

  • Firepit

    Firepit

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Basement Bar , pool table in the back ground

    Basement Bar , pool table in the back ground

  • TV pit and Kitchen

    TV pit and Kitchen

  • View from Driveway

    View from Driveway

  • Kids on the private lake

    Kids on the private lake

  • Lizzie's Room

    Lizzie's Room

  • Castle in the Fall

    Castle in the Fall

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Castle
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Speaks: english
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