Large, lovingly maintained, 221-year-old rambling "farmhouse," walking distance to downtown (5 minutes), train station (3 minutes) and Phillips Exeter Academy (2-3 minutes). Amtrak to Boston and Portland. Many period details including built-in bookshelves and old-fashioned ceiling fans. Library includes several thousand books and a piano. Eat-in kitchen, full dining room. Furnishings and fittings are very high quality, mostly quite old. Style is eclectic English country. Many antiques and oriental rugs (carried home by us from Turkey). Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in kitchen and common room. Two of the three bedrooms are carpeted. Large screen TV + several others. (No TV in two of the bedrooms). 2-car garage. Parking area for 4-5 more cars. Large comfortable kitchen is completely out-fitted for a serious cook. 2 of the 3 bedrooms are air-conditioned. Room for additional guests using sofas and air mattresses. Wifi. Off-street parking. Charming old European-style terrace. Outdoor grill. Herb garden.
Everything you will need for your stay is provided other than food. (We supply all linens, towels, dishes, cleaning supplies, etc.)
3 Bedrooms: 2 of the bedrooms rooms have a double bed, the third has two twin beds. Very comfortable beds with lots of pillows.
This is a home that is currently lived in by the owner. We travel a great deal and let the house when we are not at home. So it is not an empty house. Plenty of storage areas are provided for guests, but some closets and bureaus are in use and unavailable to guests.
The house is normally only let by the week. We can make occasional exceptions so please inquire if you are looking for a shorter stay.
Our cat, Maggie Mae, lives here full-time. But she's very quiet. And friendly. Unless you're allergic to cats you will not find her a problem. My assistant, Donna, comes in daily to feed her and to check on guests to see if any assistance is needed.