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Large, Family Farm House - Perfect Place To Enjoy The Beauty Of New Hampshire

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

7+ Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom In A Lovely, Open Yet Private Setting

Situated on 40+ acres with mountain views, vast fields and dramatic sunsets, Gile Road is the place to relax and reconnect with the earth. Our home is a large 1800's farmhouse that has been expanded and modernized to provide today's comforts with the charm of days long past. Upon entering out family home you will be welcomed into our lovely 'keeping room' with the original over sized fireplace and comfortable overstuffed sofas perfect for lively conversation or a quiet read in front of the fire. There are multiple other common rooms on the first level that are colonial and loaded with history and comfortable surroundings. Our kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and high-end cookware adjacent to a lovely dining room perfect for a simple breakfast or a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner. As you continue through the house you will enter the sunroom lounge area that looks out onto the patio, swimming pool, stone walls and open fields. This garden area is equipped with relaxing lounge furniture, a barbecue and fire pit perfect for friendly gatherings.

Guest bedrooms are large yet cozy with luxury linens. The second level has 7 bedrooms (3 queens, 2 doubles, and 3 twins) plus a lovely den (double hide-a-bed) and 2 complete baths. There is one full bath on the ground level with an additional half bath located in the library.

Other amenities include: WiFi, one TV with DVD player and an abundance of peace and quiet.

More Details

Property Manager
John L Gile
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About John L Gile

John Gile purchased this property over ten years ago as it had been built by his ancestors in the early 1800s Since that time John has enjoyed sharing the home with his family and friends.

John L Gile purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why John L Gile chose Webster Lake

We purchased this home because it had been built by our great-great-great-great grand father in 1804. The Home stayed within our family until the early 1900's. We love this home as a place for family gatherings over holidays such as July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We are very flexible with the size of your group. The size of this home makes it perfect for larger groups such as family reunions, holiday events, weddings, etc.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Large, Family Farm House - Perfect Place To Enjoy The Beauty Of New Hampshire
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews

A fun and relaxing stay in Franklin New hampshire

  • 4 of 5

Our family reunion last week drawing family from Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, Uganda and Kenya -- was fantastic. The house was big with communal areas to accommodate teenagers, young adults and seniors. The spread out lawns allowed for aerobic workouts in the morning, soccer games on front lawn in afternoon followed by swimming in the pool to cool down. The enclosed eating area allowed for out big group to share meals together and bond. The property manager was responsive and easy to deal with. The house is old so need for some sprucing up (shower door fell out as did some window panes from door in outside eating area,).

But all in all we enjoyed the beautiful sunrises and sun sets and the peace of being out in the country. It is also near Webster lake which as a public beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gibwa -- So glad you were with us. We will be sprucing up now as we approach end of season -- a busy summer. Thank you again and hope you can visit Gile Road in the future!
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Most beautiful grounds!

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual family reunion at the farm house this year. The amount of bedrooms, space and pool made it the perfect vacation. The house had everything we needed, and we didn't need to leave the grounds the entire long weekend! Glen the caretaker was very attentive and able to answer all our questions. We plan to make this house our annual reunion!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie -- We are delighted you joined us and hope you can all return for another visit to Gile Road. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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Great stay for large group

  • 5 of 5

Was a great place for my groups annual golf outing, plenty of rooms/beds, great indoor and outdoor congregation space, and plenty of character. Only drawback was some low doorway headers.

Already considering a return trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patrick! We would be happy to host your return trip and include golf passes! Pleased you and your group had a good time! Enjoy the rest of your summer -- and thanks for the reminder on the low door heights -- JOHN
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  • 5 of 5

Gile Road is a very special place. We have stayed there twice and we will definitely return. It is full of history and is incredibly charming and very comfortable. Each time we went with a large group of good friends and had an amazing time. It is quiet and relaxing and also possesses rooms spacious enough for large groups of friends and family to gather and eat meals together. From each window of the home you see amazing vistas and you feel like you are in the country but you are actually quite close to two different towns. I love this farmhouse!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claire! Please join us again soon at Gile Road!
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Such a cute farm house!

  • 5 of 5

I have never been to New Hampshire before for a vacation and I was so thrilled with this charming farm house! Being from a city, I appreciated the excellent plumbing, heat and appliances. The guy who tends to the house is so accommodating. It was so quiet and relaxing. We could snow shoe right on the property. A perfect get away, yet 10 minutes from 2 really quaint towns where we could eat, shop, etc. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs fixing

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here over the New Year’s holiday with 5 other couples. The pictures are accurate in showing a home of considerable age and history. We woke up the first morning to no heat and no hot water which they promptly fixed. What they could not fix was the smell of sewerage that permeates many rooms of the house. The rooms that did not smell of sewerage smelt of heating oil. Some of us left a day early while others stayed and toughed it out.

We had fun because of the people we were with but would not return.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this update. We have never had a review or comment of this nature--and I am very sensitive to smells. Our property team has told me the issue was resolved quickly. I am sorry I did not have the opportunity to personally meet you at the property, and that you had to shorten your stay. A full refund was offered with our continued thanks.
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Nearest Airport
42.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
In town and at Country Club
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mojalaki Country Club (Public)
Nearest Train
55.7 Miles
Boston Amtrak, some Train lines in Vermont
Nearest Motorway
5.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
In town and at golf club
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Gunstock Mountain
Car: necessary

Gile Road is close to many lakes including Webster , Winnipesaukee, and Close to Ragged Mountain, Mt Sunapee and Gunstock Mountain, Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, Ellacoya State Park, and just 20 minutes north of Concord the State Capitol. Centrally located for experiencing the Fall colors through out the State.


Rates & Availability

Franklin Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $250
Cleaning $270

Actual cleaning fees will be based on number of guests and property use. Extra energy fee for use of air conditioners in summer. "New Hampshire fuel rates require additional fee for service during the months October-March. Fee is 2% of total rental rate"

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Franklin Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Upstairs, off side room connected to master bedroom suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs, has two sinks
    Downstairs bath - toilet , shower
    Library toilet room - toilet , off of library on first floor
  • bathrooms were updated in the 1970's with a rustic theme
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , off of master bedroom, perfect for children with parents
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , large room, can accommodate cot if needed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , large, upstairs
    Bedroom 2, Laura's room - 1 queen , large, upstairs
    Bedroom 5, Jamie's Room - 1 twin/ single , can accommodate extra twin bed if needed
  • all bedrooms are upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are happy to assist you with any special requests. Caretaker onsite unless larger group.

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