Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook(35 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + convertible bed downstairs, 3 Baths (sleeps 12)
The house is on a gorgeous stretch of the Bear Camp River with a small beach out front. Cold Brook joins the river just up from the bridge out front. The river and brook offer fishing, boating and delightful swimming. The house rental also includes access to a restricted beach at Bear Camp Pond, a lovely pond with a great beach, located a very short drive from the house.
Located in the center of New Hampshire's popular Lakes Region and adjacent to the White Mountains, the house sleeps up to 12 people. We finished remodeling the house just a few years ago. The estate includes a large meadow next to the house and some 78 acres of forest, and is surrounded on three sides by New Hampshire State Conservancy forest land.
Please see our web site, listed below, for full details and many more great pictures. Here are some highlights:
The property is approximately 160 years old. Originally built as a private home, it was used as a two-room schoolhouse from about 1900 until 1946. Only two houses share the road on our side of the bridge.
The front of the house overlooks the Bear Camp River, with a sandy little beach right out front, across the road. The river has gentle rapids that make for excellent refreshing swims, with plenty of warm rocks for sunning yourself.
The house has four bedrooms and two baths upstairs and a one parlor that doubles as a bedroom, and one bath, downstairs. The beds themselves sleep up to 10, plus we a hide-a-bed downstairs that sleeps two more. You can park four cars out front.
As of August 2006, everything has been freshly and tastefully remodeled, with a new kitchen, bedrooms, interior walls and bathrooms, along with the heating system, plumbing and wiring. The house is almost completely remodeled.
The sound of the river provides a peaceful accompaniment to sleep. To either side of the house, east or west, the dirt road extends into the woods and eventually tapers out. Beech, oak and maple combine with hemlock and white pine to give hikers a wonderful walk, and the woods are managed to encourage the growth of native hardwood trees.
To the west, the road becomes a trail, perfect for hiking, running or mountain biking. (That trail runs 13 miles up the Bear Camp River, all the way to gorgeous Beede Falls.) To the east, the road peters out just past a lovely meadow. You can wander in the woods or along the river from there. If you go deep enough into our woods you'll find an untouched beaver pond.
River House is a great, rustic retreat for large groups. It is not too fancy but very comfortable, with enough space for both privacy and family gatherings. Please visit our personal website for more specific details regarding the property and its surroundings.
The distance to Manchester, NH, is 79 miles; Portland, ME, is 119 miles; Boston is 122 miles; New York City is 330 miles and Montreal is 236 miles.
The closest ski areas are King Pine, Attitash, Bear Notch, Cranmore, Mt. Washington, Jackson, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, Nordic Skier, Gunstock and Tenney. The Ski New Hampshire web site (find it on Google; we can't list it here) has a nice map that includes Tamworth. Attitash is maybe 50 minutes away, and it's probably the best relatively largest area.
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Member since: 2004
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 21 - Sep 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 16 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Pet Fee $25
- Standard Cleaning Fee $250
- Tax Rate 9%
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Monthly rates do not apply in July or August.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1962
About the owner: My wife and I are in our 50s and both professionals in Central California, with three minor children and several pets. We have both lived in various places around the country, and I was born in Boston. We do our best to make it out to New Hampshire every summer.
Why the Owner Chose Tamworth, NH, USA:
My parents bought this house as a vacation home when we lived in Boston. After moving to California, upkeep became too burdensome for them, so my wife and I took the house over and remodeled it. We rent out the house so that we can afford to keep and enjoy it ourselves, let friends and relatives use it, and eventually leave it to our children
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Going from California to South Tamworth is, to me, like stepping back sixty years to a much more peaceful and rural lifestyle. I love having the river out front, how dark it is at night (you can see the stars and hear the crickets!) and how all the roads are surrounded by lush woods. The air feels different, things sound different, the bird calls are different, and every property is backed up by meadows and woods, brooks, mountains and rivers. I also love how the house has large public areas but a lot of privacy, too; it's a quality that I seldom find in any home, much less a rental vacation home.
- Primary: +1 5593125700
- Secondary: +1 5593552118
Links to more information:
I was standing next to the river when I took this picture.
Great room downstairs, overlooking the river.
The house as seen from the river.
Here's the common room upstairs, with a bonus twin bed.
The tiny beach in front of the house, when the river is low.
This is Cold Brook, which meets the river out front, just up from the bridge.
The downstairs bathroom.
Contra dancing in nearby Tamworth.
The church right up the road from the house.
Here's the back of the house, with a deck.
Nearby Bear Camp Pond.
This large field is just down the road from the house, alongside the river.
The house as seen from the far side of the river.
Here's the river, right out front of the house, at about medium height.
Kitchen and dining room (huge table seats 12 or so, overlooking the river).
Here is the bridge right out front.
This is the river right out front, when it's low.
Here's the upstairs bedroom on the southeast corner, overlooking the river.
Upstairs bedroom on the northwest corner, overlooking the hillside.
Bear Camp Pond, about two miles west of the house.
"Bunk room" upstairs.
Here's the east side of the house.
One upstairs bathroom, with a full bath shower stall.
This is "the Pot Holes," at Cold River, maybe 12 minutes' drive from the house.
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017
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