A wonderful week in New Hampshire
Submitted: August 13, 2009
Stayed: August 2009
My family and I (including two school-age children) had a wonderful week at this small cottage by the most peaceful, pristine lake in New Hampshire that we have ever experienced (and we have experienced several). The cottage is cozy and charmingly decorated -- a great combination of rustic and well-appointed. The kitchen, although not large, is well-stocked with dishes, pots, etc. There are plenty of board games for family to play in the evenings and on rainy days, and, for those who are interested, a good video/DVD library (we were happy to have use of the James Bond library). The water in the shower never got particularly hot, but that didn't bother us. Evenings were quite cool when we were there, and we appreciated the warm down comforters and extra blankets. The dock and lake are a short walk across a quiet dirt road from the cottage. Because no jet-skis are allowed and large motor boats are only permitted on the lake for a few hours a day -- and because there are so few houses on the lake to begin with -- it is supremely peaceful nearly all of the time. The water is truly crystal clear. The boats -- two kayaks and a peddle boat -- were in excellent shape, and we enjoyed paddling to the town beach, which is only about ten minutes away by water and offers swings, tether-ball, and other playground equipment (we were disappointed that the canoe was out of commission, though). There are bicycles available for every family member, and we enjoyed cycling around the lake. The hummingbirds out the kitchen window and the loons on the lake are wonderful. The owners were easy to reach and helpful with directions and shopping, and for those interested in hiking, there is plenty of literature available (maps, etc.). Favorite restaurants include the lunch counter at the Washington General Store, and the Appleseed, in Bradford (c. 30 minutes by car).
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 7/7
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