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N.H. Waterfront Cottage

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Rustic Beauty On Quiet Pond: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

Ideal spot for couples, families and friends to escape from the buzz of civilization and just relax in the private, wooded setting or experience a whole host of area activities and sites that are just a short ride away. After visiting our cottage, we think you'll want to make it an annual vacation destination.

Summer guests may enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing and frog catching in the quiet, trout stocked pond. In the fall, you'll find a dazzling display of fall foliage and plenty of festivals and community activities. Winter skiers and outdoor enthusiasts - bring your ice skates, skis, snowboards. Pat's Peak is only 5 miles away and many other ski areas are just a short drive.

The rustic beauty of our getaway on French Pond has a peaceful ambiance and relaxing charm, but offers easy access to many area sites and activities.

Here is an email we received from a previous guest...

'Our time at the pond was heavenly and provided a rest that we all really needed. Thank you for giving our family such a beautiful place to unwind and reconnect. My husband had been hesitant to leave his busy practice but after a couple of days realized he was in the exact right spot.'

Less than 1.5 hours from Boston, Henniker is a charming college town nestled along the Contoocook River with it's own covered bridge right at the village center. As you familiarize yourself with Henniker, you'll be delighted by the warm, small town atmosphere. Explore the quaint eateries, the century old pharmacy/toy shop or grab a bite at Intervale Farm Pancake House & Ice Cream Stand. In the colder months, you can enjoy winter fun at Pat's Peak Ski Resort just 5 miles from your doorstep!

Entering the cottage, guests are greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows providing a panoramic view of the pond. The rustic entryway features the cabin's original hearth (decorative only), vaulted ceilings and a bookcase filled with games, books and DVDs.

Off the entryway, there is a full bath with shower. Moving into the cottage, the entrance opens up to a Great Room with open concept. The living room, furnished with a comfy overstuffed couch and chair, features a TV, stereo and BluRay/DVD player.

Facing the pond is a bright and airy sun-room with wicker couch, chair and settee. The sun-room flows into the fully equipped kitchen with an expandable dining table (seats 8), refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffeemaker.

An oversized deck extends the entire length of the cottage with a large staircase which leads to the small, private beach area and dock. Below the deck are a canoe and paddle boat for guest use.

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2):

Queen bed, water view, attached 1/2 bath, walkout to deck, ceiling fan, TV/DVD player, closet and antique dressing table.

Twin Bedroom (sleeps 2):

Two twin beds and antique dresser. This room also features a water view, walkout to deck and ceiling fan.

Single Bedroom (sleeps 1):

Twin bed, desk and dresser.

Closest Airports -

Manchester Airport (Manchester NH), 36 miles

Logan Airport (Boston, MA), 80 miles

Local facilities -

Grocery store: Harvester Market, 3 miles

Pharmacy: Henniker Pharmacy, 3 miles

Henniker Laundromat: corner of Main St & Rush Rd, 3 miles

Skiing: Pat's Peak, 5 miles (many other ski areas nearby)

Golfing: Duston Country Club in Hopkinton; Angus Lea Golf Course in Hillsborough; Oak Brook Golf in North Weare all within 10 miles

Redbox rentals: Hillsboro, 7 miles

Major shopping area with mall, movie theater and big box stores: Concord, 17 miles

NH Motor Speedway, 31 miles

Amenities include:

3 Bedrooms (sleeps 5)

Linens provided

Fully equipped kitchen

Trout stocked pond

Canoe

Kayak

Grill

Large patio tables & bistro set

TVs with cable

BluRay and DVD Players

CD Stereo

Games, Books, DVDs

On-site Activities:

Boating

Swimming

Fishing

Nature walks

Ice skating

Bird watching

Frog catching

Nearby activities:

Skiing/Snowboarding/XC skiing

Golf

Shopping

Movie theater

Antique shops

Kayaking

Zip lining

Hot air Ballooning

Horseback riding

Hiking

'Pick your own' fruits & pumpkins

Water Park

NH Speedway

Henniker Community Market

Organic produce, raw milk, specialty foods

More Details

Owner
Linda Thomson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Linda Thomson

Although my family is currently living in Pittsburgh, we are originally from New England where we have a very large extended family. We love the peace and quiet of mornings spent on the deck of our New Hampshire cottage watching the wildlife and listening to the sounds of nature. Every summer we have a big BBQ and fireworks display on French Pond to share our favorite spot with family and friends. We have also spent many winter vacations skiing (the boys prefer snowboarding) at Pat's Peak and ice skating on the pond. We travel back home as often as possible; but unfortunately we don't get back often enough which is why we've decided to share our cottage experience with others. It's such a great place to create truly special memories - I know you're going to love it!

Linda Thomson purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Linda Thomson chose Henniker

Less than 1.5 hours from our home in Massachusetts, the cottage was a perfect spot for our family to get away from our daily routines and reconnect. We fell in love with the rustic beauty of the cottage and the picturesque pond. It immediately struck us as a great family vacation home.

Henniker is a charming college town nestled along the Contoocook River with it's own covered bridge right at the village center. We love the warm, small town atmosphere including the century old pharmacy/toy shop and the small businesses where you'll find the owners behind the counters. Being a family of skiers and snowboarders, it's an added bonus to have Pat's Peak Ski Resort just 5 miles from our doorstep.

We fell in love with the cottage and the town and have been blessed with some wonderful family memories of our vacations on French Pond.

What makes this cabin unique

When you first walk into the cottage, you're greeted with a panoramic view of the water and woods. You're struck by the beauty of your surroundings. It's so relaxing to sit and listen to the call of the loons or soak up the brilliant colors of the fall foliage as you sip your morning coffee on the expansive deck overlooking the water. The pond offers a lot of activities from fishing and swimming, to canoeing or simply bird watching. The rustic beauty of our getaway on French Pond has a peaceful ambiance and relaxing charm, but it also offers easy access to many area sites and activities.

Henniker is a great place to relax and get away from it all or enjoy an action filled vacation. Stroll the streets or trails along the river, enjoy a summer concert on the green or spend an afternoon playing golf, take a hike through the lush trails or ski one of the area mountains. There is a lot to see and do around Henniker. Its central location makes it a great place to use as your home base while you explore New Hampshire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! What a fantastic place. I lived in New Hampshire for four years and truly miss it. The cabin was the perfect place to stay while visiting friends. Thank you so much for sharing your home with my family.
Nov 2013
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Amenities

Henniker Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Attached to Master (queen) Bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Lofted bunk bed with desk beneath
  • Bedroom 1 has walkout to the deck, an attached 1/2 bath, TV with built in DVD player, ceiling fan, closet and antique dressing table. Bedroom 2 has walkout to the deck, dresser and ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 has loft style bunk bed with desk, dresser and lots of drawer storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a small, private dock where you can sit and fish without ever leaving the shore.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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N.H. Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.627907 based on 45 reviews
5

Cozy and Great View

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cozy and very clean. It sits at the edge of a small quiet pond and is only a few miles to the quaint and lovely town of Henniker.

Everything we needed was supplied. A special treat is the sound of the loons on the pond and the lovely sunrises.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time on the pond. We'd love to have you back for another visit any time! Linda
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4

Nice house, great communication!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay, just a few things that need to be fixed. No real lighting near the steps going down to the dock or near the dock, makes it a bit dangerous at night, so take flashlights.

We notified the owner about this and she was quick to get someone out to look at them but were not fixed.

Other than that the weather was beautiful, view of French Pond is awesome every day. Close enough for us to do a day trip to Boston, and many other things to do in the area as well.

Would stay there again, we had a great week, thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC
4

We enjoyed our week.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was great. Beds were comfortable. Beautiful view of pond. Outside could use some work. Long wood dock had broken boards with nails sticking out. Square dock had some broken boards also, dangerous especially with children. Dock in the photos on line was in the yard. We did enjoy the kayak, canoe and firepit. Yard needs to be cleaned up and trimmed.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house!!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet beautiful vacation!! Will stay again!! Owner is very responsive to any questions overall very accommodating

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts
5

Restful, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Me and my friends couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay for a laid back weekend. The cottage was clean and had everything we could've asked for---comfortable beds, ample seating room in the common space, and yes, the view is as lovely as promised.

Something special I'd like to emphasize is the kitchen was more than equipped with all the pots, pans, and cooking utensils we needed to make a big meal---roasted potatoes, pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee. We were never scrambling to wash something to reuse it for another part of preparation, and never had to get "creative" because we couldn't find some kitchen utensil we needed. It was a little thing that went a long way.

I'd definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Great place wish I didn't have to leave. Apple picking right up the road. House was comfortable and clean.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim - Thanks so much for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your time on the pond. Fall is a special season up there - beautiful foliage, apple picking, cool, crisp air! We’d love to have you come back. Linda
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Daniel's Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Duston Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Concord, NH
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 89
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Daniel's Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Pat's Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
French Pond
Car: necessary

Less than 1.5 hours from Boston, Henniker is a charming college town nestled along the Contoocook River with it's own covered bridge right at the village center. As you familiarize yourself with Henniker, you'll be delighted by the warm, small town atmosphere. Explore the quaint eateries, the century old pharmacy/toy shop or grab a bite at Intervale Farm Pancake House & Ice Cream Stand. In the colder months, you can enjoy winter fun at Pat's Peak Ski Resort just 5 miles from your doorstep!

New Hampshire's state capital is less than 15 miles away with interesting shops, eateries and site-seeing. Shopping: Main street has a few cute shops and a rather large quilting store. Large retailers (Walmart, Target, BestBuy) can be found in Concord along with a shopping mall and movie theater. Outlet shopping is less than 40 minutes away in Tilton, NH.

Restaurants: Intervale Farm Pancake House is a favorite stop for Sat or Sun breakfast. Housemade maple syrup is available to take home. Daniel's Restaurant and Pub, located right on the Contoocook River, offers a nice selection of entrees and an extensive cocktail menu. For a very casual meal, St. George's Cafe is a great sandwich stop.

Henniker is a great place to relax and get away from it all or enjoy an action filled vacation. Stroll the streets or trails along the river, enjoy a summer concert on the green or spend an afternoon playing golf, take a hike through the lush trails or ski one of the area mountains. There is a lot to see and do around Henniker. Its central location makes it a great place to use as your home base while you explore New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont or even Maine.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

Cleaning Fees: A $100 cleaning fee will be assessed for the first 2-7 days and for each additional week of the reservation.

Cancellation Policy:
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due at booking with the balance to be paid in full 30 days prior to stay (60 days prior to stay for summer rentals).
Once the balance is received it is then non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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