Country House with Screened Porch Amidst Woods, Lakes, and Mountains(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Bike, walk, climb, swim and canoe or kayak, or just enjoy the peace and quiet
Relax on the screened porch surrounded by a nearly wild cottage garden and watch baby birds learn to fly. Enjoy the collection of books, original art, and antiques while relaxing in comfortable seating and queen-sized platform beds. The dining room has a roomy table that will seat 6. In the gallery, a games table with a selection of games and puzzles is at one end, and a comfy futon sofa and smart TV with DVD player occupies the other. The whole house gets wifi.
Our area offers four distinct seasons of widely differing weather, conditions, and experiences from our crisp, cool autumns with their brilliantly colored autumn leaves to icy, snowy sub-zero winter conditions. Spring is lovely and summer can be hot and sultry, or mild and pleasant.
Two bicycles are available to ride around on the country roads, or about a mile and a half ride will take you to the Northern Rail Trail, which then offers 56 miles of biking through scenic NH countryside and villages.
It is a short drive to two trails to the top 2700' Mt. Kearsarge, one easy and the other moderately challenging. Other mountains are well within range. Several lakes and ponds with beaches and boat launches are within easy reach, and our quiet country roads and trails throughout the neighborhood offer endless walking options. Ocean beaches and the spectacular White Mountains are about two hours away.
Winter guests can snowshoe and cross-country ski in the woods and fields just outside the front door, or rent skis for use on a nearby groomed trail system. Ragged Mountain Ski Area is 17 miles away, Mt. Sunapee is 24 miles, and many others are within range.
The wicker furniture on the screened porch will entice you to spend hours lounging and watching the nesting phoebes, and the hummingbirds and butterflies. Look for wild turkeys and deer in the field across the road and watch the fireflies and listen to the owls at night. We sometimes see moose, foxes, and other less common creatures in the neighborhood.
While this house isn't wheelchair accessible, one bedroom, the full bath, and all the main rooms are on one floor and parking is a level, short walk to the house entrance, which has one step. If you have special needs we will do whatever we can to help.
The garden is gradually coming back after twenty years of neglect. There is assortment of culinary herbs and flowers out the front door, and a palette of perennial flowers from spring to fall. The wonderful views of forest and fields will be enriched by a foreground of colorful flowers.
The town of New London, about 10 miles away, offers fine dining, a range of shops, and a good summer theater. The cities of Concord, Hanover, Lebanon, and Tilton offer movie theaters and shopping.
Member since: 2013
- 1650 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- Light and airy bedrooms. Extra long rollaway bed, and a futon sofa.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Turkish towels and a variety of soaps.
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Coffee Maker:
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- Deck / Patio:
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- Lanai / Gazebo:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 24 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning $90
Winter rentals may be subject to a fuel charge.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Scenic beauty, brilliant autumn foliage, traditional New England villages & farms, numerous water bodies, and ancient mountains characterize this area.
Enjoy the scenery from the screen porch & your car, or plan walking, bicycling trips, and x-country skiing expeditions from your door. Rail Trail access is 3 miles away. Numerous local clean ponds, lakes and rivers offer swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Nearby Kearsarge Mountain has easy & moderate trails. Mt. Cardigan is tougher.
Golf courses, ski areas, live theater, and excellent restaurants are within 10 to 30 miles.
The White Mountains, Lakes Winnipesaukee and Sunapee, the Connecticut River Valley, and the Seacoast are within range for day trips. NH has no sales taxes and many outlet malls and antique shops.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Andy and Susan bought this house in July 2013 to preserve a rare example of New England architecture and a vanishing lifestyle. Since then the Artist's House has been transformed into a place where people can relax and enjoy our corner of rural New Hampshire. We live next door with our horses and collies, and look forward to having some wonderful neighbors. We will do whatever we can to make your visit enjoyable.
Why the Owner Chose Andover, NH, USA:
I have been in and out of this house all my life and enjoyed numerous cups of tea at table the table by the kitchen window. When the opportunity arose It seemed essential to preserve the house, with its furnishings and garden in its setting of woodlands and pasture.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a unique house of abundant charm and character. The central part of the house was built about 1780 as a farmhouse while Andover was still being settled. Original beams and floors, a cast-iron cook stove (not in use at this time), and vintage furnishings provide the ambiance of an earlier time. The wood-paneled, two-story addition contains a comfortable bedroom and modern bathroom on each floor. The upstairs bedroom, the most charming room in the house in my opinion, looks out to woods, garden, and mountain views in three directions. Fall asleep listening to owls and rustling leaves, and watching the fireflies.
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Heirloom iris in the ever changing succession of flowers.
Lower entrance to the house through the Gallery
Kitchen looking into diningroom
The Master Bedroom upstairs.
The games table end of the gallery.
View of the front garden from the screened porch
Ragged Mountain from the road in front of the Artist's House
Ragged Mountain viewed across Elbow Pond in September
October view from the top of Kearsarge Mountain
Come visit and bring your humans!
Entrance to the house through the garden
The gallery walk and screened porch.
The living room looking into the kitchen
The downstairs bedroom
The dining room looking into the gallery.
One end of the Gallery is for watching TV & DVDs or just relaxing. New TV since.
Nearby Maple Street in mid-October.
Kearsarge Mountain from the same place
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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