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Artist or Writer's Delight High Above Newfound Lake

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Last updated: 03/31/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

2012 chicken coop replacement on 1790s former sheep farm. Completely new building with spacious full kitchen, screened porch with an overlooking wide view of Newfound Lake, sunsets and field flowers. Twin-to-double bed can sleep 2, with convertible sofa for one. Desk area with WiFi. Decorated with humor, whimsy and gentle good taste. Hike right out the door with moose, deer and turkeys for company. Two brooks and a beaver pond a short hike away. Summer and fall fairs and festivals plentiful! Summer music programs at nearby Plymouth State University. 12 minutes to Hebron beach, less to Bristol beach, 20 to Wellington State Park for swimming, picnicking and boating.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/31/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Queen size Beds (1) Pull-out IKEA makes up from a single to a queen size bed., Sleep Sofa (1) Single....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom



  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Secluded, peaceful wide view high above Newfound Lake with field flowers and sunsets over mountains....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    I like to thiink of our area as a miniature Lake Tahoe - we've got the mountains (if shorter, at least older!) and the lake (which you could fit sideways in Lake Tahoe). ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Internet:

    Wi-fi from main house...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Space for 3 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    New, small but well equipped, lots of storage and counter space. New 24' glass top range with oven. Coffeemaker, small microwave. New refrigerator....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch with view over the lake....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 21 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 03/31/2017
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The Coop is located on Newfound Farm,1.5 miles above the lake on a former 19th century sheep farm, on a dirt road.

The cottage is on the site of former chicken coop and is surrounded by fields and woods, with a lovely view to Newfound Lake. The main house has a recycled clothing business.

We're finishing a one mile hiking trail on the property, which can be easy or challenging, depending on your route. It's well marked, so no chance of getting lost!

Local cycling enthusiasts have worked with the state highway department to widen roads around the lake to allow for safer cycling, so bring your bike.

Privacy and quiet makes this an excellent location for writers and artists. You can hike right out the door with deer and turkeys for company.

Please read the Reviews for more ideas of what to do which other "Coopers" have found interesting!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Phyllis and Mitch are contented new arrivals to the Plymouth/Newfound area. Mitch Manseau is an inveterate hiker of many decades, retired Air Force officer and active in local town government. If your interest is hiking, you've got an experienced, trained AMC hike leader built in! Now he adds taming the fields with his Kubota tractor, and selectively cutting wood for the house's exterior wood boiler. Phyllis Rockwell creates clothing from recycled fabrics, gardens, and sings with the internationally-touring NH Friendship Chorus.

Why the Owner Chose Plymouth, NH, USA:
Mitch and Phyllis were looking for acreage with or without a building attached for many months. When this property became available, Mitch's comment upon seeing the house was, 'Where's a match?' (Please ask to see the original photos.) Reason prevailed, and a 10 month redevelopment followed by a wonderful home occurred. The Coop was the last Big Project, which we think you'll grow to love also.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Unique benefits? Just look around! Be as active as you wish: you can partake in the busy life of the lake, or reconstitute your soul in the peace of the farm.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/31/2017

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  • Privacy from the main house.

    Privacy from the main house.

  • After the catnap.

    After the catnap.

  • Looking to the lake near the coop.

    Looking to the lake near the coop.

  • Morning coffee and birdsong.

    Morning coffee and birdsong.

  • View from the living room through the porch to the lake.

    View from the living room through the porch to the lake.

VRBO #429194

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, March 31, 2017

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