Enough beds to sleep 16. 2 Kings, 2 Queens, 3 twin bedrooms and 2 single bedrooms. Room to sleep 10 in the main house and 4 in the Wing. The Wing used to be the servants quarters - very simple but comfortable - joins the house in the back, off the kitchen. Three bedrooms in Wing (Queen and two twins, joined railroad style) have adjoining bath/shower.
Traditional 11 pillared wraparound covered porch. Top sashes are original diamond-pane windows. Historic (100 yr.+) home tops Garnet Hill. Rustic stone paved and walled terrace on East side of house has propane grill. Large dock, gorgeous views 5 minutes walk from house. Dock has a slanted ladder with a railing for ease getting into the lake for non- jumpers/divers. Little beach belongs to our neighbors and is off limits. Boathouse has dressing rooms. Kayaks and floats available. Boats in boathouse slips for viewing only! Use posts on East side of dock ONLY to secure a rented boat, leaving room for boats in boathouse to maneuver in and out. View east from dock is 2 1/2 miles of lake, topped by 3,000 ft. Mt. Kearsarge. South vista is dominated by full frontal view of Mt. Sunapee.
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Two master bedrooms have adjoining baths/showers. East MBR is a twin with four windows looking over the front lawn and east over the terrace at the lake.
West MBR is a King with view over the front lawn and a window facing the back driveway. Four additional bedrooms upstairs have a hall bath and shower. The 'Roses' twin BR overlooks the front lawn, as does the 'Blue' Queen BR. The second King BR has windows facing west and north. Directly across the hall is another twin BR, the 'children's room' replete with children's books and a rocking chair.
60 running feet join East and West living rooms. East Living Room has big working fireplace. Dining room seats 10 comfortably with 4 additional matching upholstered dining room chairs. Dry Bar at one end of Dining Room; French doors to Terrace at other end. Full kitchen has seating for four, a new range, refrigerators inside (with ice maker) and outside on back porch, cookware, china, glassware, etc. Linens provided (towels, sheets, dish towels, etc.). NO Beach towels provided, however, so be sure to bring (or buy at Hubert's in New London or Dollar Store or JobLot in Newport). Two hairdryers. Heater with thermostat for early summer and fall rentals. Heat switch in kitchen (red switchplate by kitchen door, thermostat by coat closet door opposite front door.). Fans in all bedrooms. Generous seating on terrace, outside dining tables and propane Weber grill.
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Two flatscreen TVs. One standard. Cable TV/Internet.
The House is surrounded by NH pines, oaks and birch groves; lovely peaceful wooded setting. Four levels of rustic Italian stonework descend toward the lake. Caretaker's cottage below front lawn is the only neighbor and belongs to Scott Coleman and his wife Bridget. In emergencies Scott is helpful. List of tradesmen posted in kitchen. Two driveways, front and back lead to Garnet Hill Rd. Generous space for parking.
WHEN TO GET THERE
Check In is at 4 pm. Checkout is at 11 am.
HOW TO GET THERE
Dartmouth Coach Express Bus from Logan Airport, Boston to New London, neighboring town 10 minutes by car to house. Train from NYC to Claremont, 1/2 hour away by car. Manchester Airport one hour by car/taxi. Lebanon Airport available by smaller planes, 45 minutes from house by car/taxi.
House is about 5 hours by car from NYC. I-95 or Merritt Parkway to 91 to exit 8 to Rte. 11. It helps if some renters are here and have cars to pick up arriving members. Nights can be cool, even in summer - mountain weather. Be sure to bring some warm clothes.
Owners available by phone or email.