Formerly an inn, this casual colonial farmhouse can comfortably sleep 22-25 people in 11 bedrooms (with 11.5 bathrooms). With over 5000 square feet of light-filled living space, it offers two living rooms, dining for 22 - 24, a screened deck, and a three-season porch with table tennis. Its airy decor features antiques, natural fibers, sunlight, exposed brick and timbers, clawfoot tubs, jetted tubs, and wood floorboards. Despite nods to modernity such as whole-house Wifi, a large cook’s kitchen with Viking range and cable TV, the house manages to retain the simple charm of an era long ago. With both a pond and a stream on the property, the public boat launch onto Lake Winnipesaukee is one mile down the road (with plenty of room on the grounds to keep your boat). It is perfect for large groups such as wedding guests, reunions, and retreats. Set in nearly ten acres of apple orchards, woods, and lawn, the farmhouse offers the peace and quiet of country living, with the convenience of nearby shops and restaurants. The house is located directly opposite The New Woodshed, is just three miles from Castle in the Clouds, and is approximately two hours drive from Boston. (Please note: The barn and cottage located on the grounds are the Managers and owners accommodation and are not included in the rental.)
- Farmhouse5000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Eleven bedrooms and eleven bathrooms
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- English, A bit of French!
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 12, 2018
About Shannon Fairchild
We divide our time between New Hampshire and London.
Shannon Fairchild purchased this Farmhouse in 2010
Why Shannon Fairchild chose Moultonborough
This is where we "unplug", slow down, and appreciate the pure, simple joys of life.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Peace and quiet! Plus, loads of bedrooms and bathrooms for extra privacy.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Absolutely perfect!!! Beautiful, warm, lovely
What an incredible home!!! We loved every second, every nook and cranny!!! It was the perfect place to have our family and friends stay for our wedding weekend!!!
Plenty of room
My group of 15 adults found this house spacious and bright. There were so many bedrooms we didn't even use them all. The multiple common areas were large and gave us plenty of room to either be all together at one time, or to have quieter, separate spaces when we wanted them. There were many interesting knick-knacks and decorations around that my group appreciated. The house was well-equipped with everything we needed for meal preparation, laundry, and internet access. The owner (Shannon) and caretaker (Kim) were very responsive whenever we had questions.
Because this is a very old house, there were some aspects that are to be expected. The staircase in the original wing is very steep. The owners were quite creative in carving out bathrooms so that almost all the rooms have one, but some of them are small and/or awkwardly laid out. This is not the best place for anyone who has mobility impairments.
That said, I recommend the Olde Orchard Inn for large groups/family reunions and Shannon was a great host to work with.
Over the moon Mother of Groom
My family had the pleasure of renting this property for my son's wedding last July. It was beyond perfect. We used the location to house family and friends, host a dinner and even stayed on for vacation time in this glorious location. Our family and guests are still gushing about the elegant but comfortable accommodations. Private but easy access to lake activities. I highly recommend this property with its gracious hosts and beautiful accommodations. Thank you!
Castle in the Clouds The Loon Centre Lake Winnipesaukee The Woodshed
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $1000 deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to rebook. Security deposit is refundable provided no damages.