QUEEN ANNE; 78 ACRES ON RIVER; NEXT TO MEADOW; WOODS; BROOK

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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QUEEN ANNE; 78 ACRES ON RIVER; NEXT TO MEADOW; WOODS; BROOK

Tamworth House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)

Welcome to River House, a newly-refurbished, 160-year-old four plus one - bedroom, three-bath 2600-square foot Queen Anne home on a private road, just off Route 25 in South Tamworth, in Southern New Hampshire. Please visit webiste (click below) for more photos and information.

The house is on a gorgeous stretch of the Bear Camp River with a small beach out front. Cold Brook joins the river just up from the bridge out front. The river and brook offer fishing, boating and delightful swimming. The house rental also includes access to a restricted beach at Bear Camp Pond, a lovely pond with a great beach, located a very short drive from the house.

Located in the center of New Hampshire's popular Lakes Region and adjacent to the White Mountains, the house sleeps up to 15 people (occasionally we do take more, if you're willing to use air mattresses and pay a surcharge). We finished remodeling the house just a few years ago. The estate includes a large meadow next to the house and some 78 acres of forest, and is surrounded on three sides by New Hampshire State Conservancy forest land, and our caretakers live next door.

Please see our web site, listed below, for full details and many more great pictures. Here are some highlights:

The property is approximately 160 years old. Originally built as a private home, it was used as a two-room schoolhouse from about 1900 until 1946. Our caretaker lives across from us on our meadow; otherwise the nearest two houses are across the bridge or further down the private road.

The front of the house overlooks the Bear Camp River, with a sandy little beach right out front, across a private road. The river has gentle rapids that make for excellent refreshing swims, with plenty of warm rocks for sunning yourself.

The house has four bedrooms and two baths upstairs and a one parlor that doubles as a bedroom, and one bath, downstairs. The beds themselves sleep up to 11, plus we have two hide-a-beds that sleep four more. You can park four or more cars out front.

As of August 2006, everything has been freshly and tastefully remodeled, with a new kitchen, bedrooms, interior walls and bathrooms, along with the heating system, plumbing and wiring. The house is almost completely remodeled.

The sound of the river provides a peaceful accompaniment to sleep. To either side of the house, east or west, the private dirt road extends into the woods and eventually tapers out. Beech, oak and maple combine with hemlock and white pine to give hikers a wonderful walk, and the woods are managed to encourage the growth of native hardwood trees.

To the west, the road becomes a trail, perfect for hiking, running or mountain biking. (That trail runs 13 miles up the Bear Camp River, all the way to gorgeous Beede Falls.) To the east, the road peters out just past a lovely meadow. You can wander in the woods or along the river from there. If you go deep enough into our woods you'll find an untouched beaver pond.

Our caretakers live in a newly-remodeled house across a small meadow from the house. River House is a great, rustic retreat for large groups. It is not too fancy but very comfortable, with enough space for both privacy and family gatherings. Please visit our personal website for more specific details regarding the property and its surroundings.

The distance to Manchester, NH, is 79 miles; Portland, ME, is 119 miles; Boston is 122 miles; New York City is 330 miles and Montreal is 236 miles.

The closest ski areas are King Pine, Attitash, Bear Notch, Cranmore, Mt. Washington, Jackson, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain, Nordic Skier, Gunstock and Tenney. The Ski New Hampshire web site (find it on Google; we can't list it here) has a nice map that includes Tamworth. Attitash is maybe 50 minutes away, and it's probably the best relatively largest area.

Here are some guest comments, which we thought were a great reflection on the house:

'Dear Eric & Cathy, we had a blast at River House. The views of the foliage surrounding the property was spectacular. The home itself is more magnificent than the photos displayed on the website. We would definitely be interested in a return visit. Our only regret was that we were only there for 4 days.'

'We had an absolutely wonderful time at the River house!!! It's a perfect place for our group. Large common areas, especially with the open kitchen, yet you can still have privacy since there are so many individual rooms, so if you want to sneak away for an afternoon nap it's no problem. And Sunday we enjoyed the warm weather and spent the day out by the river, reading by the riverside, going for walks and some of us even tried to catch a fish Thank you again for sharing your home with us and giving us another memorable River house weekend!'

'Eric & Cathy, Thanks! You have an amazing home and our group had a wonderful time. We had great weather and, as you know, there is nothing like hanging out in the river on a hot day. Your house was everything that we were hoping it would be. On a side note, I would like to tell you how kind and generous Bill and Gina are. Everything from welcoming us with fresh baked bread for breakfast, pointing us to the bottom-less swimming hole, and many other little things helped make our weekend more than we expected. I'm sure this comes as no surprise to you, however I wanted to make sure to note it. You're very lucky to have such dedicated and friendly caretakers. I truly hope to get an opportunity to return (with my family this time) to your property in the coming years. Regards, Nick'

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Welcome to our guest book. Please leave your comments here, and let us know what you think. We take your concerns seriously and will do our utmost to correct any problems you encounter. Thanks! Eric & Cathy
Sep 2004
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My wife and I are in our 40s and both professionals in Central California, with three minor children and several pets. We have both lived in various places around the country, and I was born in Boston. We do our best to make it out to New Hampshire every summer.

The Owner purchased this house in 1962

My parents bought this house as a vacation home when we lived in Boston. After moving to California, upkeep became too burdensome for them, so my wife and I took the house over and remodeled it. We rent out the house so that we can afford to keep and enjoy it ourselves, let friends and relatives use it, and eventually leave it to our children

Going from California to South Tamworth is, to me, like stepping back sixty years to a much more peaceful and rural lifestyle. I love having the river out front, how dark it is at night (you can see the stars and hear the crickets!) and how all the roads are surrounded by lush woods. The air feels different, things sound different, the bird calls are different, and every property is backed up by meadows and woods, brooks, mountains and rivers. I also love how the house has large public areas but a lot of privacy, too; it's a quality that I seldom find in any home, much less a rental vacation home.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
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Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44926vb
(559) 312-5700
Tamworth White Mountains
5

GREAT SPOT

  • 5 of 5
Outstanding location! Great accomodations!!!! Perfect for large groups. 14 of us for a long weekend of riding. This house had everything we needed. Will definitely be staying here again
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
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Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44926vb
(559) 312-5700
Tamworth White Mountains
5

WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying at this beautiful and historic house. It is well-kept and extremely well equipped, with everything form ample towels to laundry detergent to kitchen items. The open floor plan downstairs and large open room upstairs are great for socializing, and we all enjoyed the peaceful and contemplative atmosphere in and around the house. But the real draw for me is the location. The house is situated directly in front of a beautiful brook, great for fishing, birding, and exploring. There is also a nice wooded path leaving directly from outside the house, a back deck overlooking a large field in the backyard, plus many more lakes and mountains just a short drive away. The rental also includes access to Bearcamp Pond, a 6-8 min. drive away, which is a great swimming spot. Finally, Eric was extremely easy to work with, helpful, and friendly throughout the entire rental process. I cannot recommend this property highly enough, especially for lovers of nature and the outdoors.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44926vb
(559) 312-5700
Tamworth White Mountains
5

GREAT TIME IN TAMWORTH

  • 5 of 5
This house was great! We had 3 families in our party--6 adults and 9 kids under 9-years-old--and the house was the perfect size for all of us. The kids could play in one part of the house while the grown-ups lounged in another. The house had all the amenities we needed, and both the owner, Eric, and the house manager, Gina, were a pleasure to deal with. The grounds are ideal for sledding, and the view of the river is gorgeous. It's a very peaceful environment, even with 9 kids. All in all, it was a great stay and we would definitely consider a follow-up visit next year.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We've seen a lot of return visitors over the past few years and we hope you will be one of them. I agree that the house has a very nice blend of private and common areas; that's one of its best features, along with the location. Please come back soon!
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Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44926vb
(559) 312-5700
Tamworth White Mountains
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
5

A WHITE CHRISTMAS WORTHY OF DREAMING ABOUT

  • 5 of 5
Having never visited NH in winter before, I was concerned about being able to get to this place if it was snowing. As it happened, we had to travel through freezing rain the day of our arrival, but I was relieved to find that the roads weren't too slick and River House was not as far off a main highway as I had anticipated. After we got heavy snow on Christmas Eve, the neighbors kept the road and bridge leading to River House well sanded, so we were able to get in and out safely. I was also relieved to find that the heating system worked well enough to keep us quite comfortable even though it was very cold and blustery outside. We had plenty of hot water and plenty of blankets, and everything was clean.
River House was perfect for our group of 14, which included five children under the age of five, their parents, uncles, aunts, and grandparents. It offered lots of room inside for the kids to run around, play games and explore, while also providing areas of quiet retreat for adults who needed to work (or nap). There was just enough of an incline in the meadow behind the house for our toddlers to enjoy sledding, although older kids would probably want to find a bigger hill elsewhere in the neighborhood. (We brought our own sleds. I wish we had brought snowshoes, too.)
We prepared all our own meals, which required careful advance planning because the nearest supermarket was in Ossipee, about 25 minutes away. (For more extensive shopping we had to go to Conway, about 40 minutes away.) The kitchen was pretty well equipped, although there was no food processor, no electric blender, and no wire whisk. But it was a great place for a lot of people who like to cook to do their thing, because the open floor plan allowed easy conversation between those working in the kitchen and those in other parts of the great room.
We're glad that River House's owners plan to add dormitory space and a bathroom on the third floor, so we can look forward to renting it again even though we're likely to have more grandchildren to accommodate in the coming years.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for much for the lovely review! It means a lot to us that others enjoy the house as much as we do. One of our dreams has been to spend Christmas out there. (One of these years ...) Please come back soon!
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Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44926vb
(559) 312-5700
Tamworth White Mountains
5

NEW YEAR GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
This house is amazing! We were 13 and slept very comfortably. The house was clean, spacious, and well stocked. Can't wait to visit in the summer!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the house! Please do come back in the summer; it's lovely there and the river is so nice.
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Queen Anne; 78 Acres on River; Next to Meadow; Woods; Brook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44926vb
(559) 312-5700
Tamworth White Mountains
Gorham NH
5

LIVIN' THE DREAM

Livin' The Dream
  • 5 of 5
My family spends a weekend together each winter to celebrate Christmas by being able to spend time with each other. We were very please with this wonderful house in Tamworth! There was plenty of space for all 16 of us and we loved the open concept of the kitchen-dining room-living room. We were able to eat a meal with 14 of us seated together-that was great! We went sliding in the backyard and walked along the snowmachine trails. This property would be great in the summer with the nearby river and its waterfalls. The caretaker next door was very helpful-stopping in to greet us and see if we had any questions. The beds were comfortable-bathrooms were very clean and there was plenty of kitchen equipment (minus a pizza cutter-that's about all we were missing!) The price was very reasonable and I would definitely recommend this property to anyone with a large group who want to be able to hang out together!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Many charming small-town activities; great hiking, mountain-climbing and walks along the rivers and through the woods.

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Tamworth House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$1,960
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Standard Cleaning Fee $150.00
Pets or 10+ Guests $50.00
Notes $280 per night for stays of at least five nights. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. The cleaning fee is $150. Please add $50 to the cleaning fee for pets, or for groups over 9 people. The cleaning fee is payable upon arrival to our caretaker next door.

Monthly rates do not apply in July or August.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Tamworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beach
  • River
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs; private access from parlor; clawfoot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , River View; upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs; forest view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Two bunk beds sets (four single beds); upstairs; meadow view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa hide-a-bed in parlor: TV, bay window, fireplace
    Convertible bed(s) - One queen sofa bed in living room downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , River View; upstairs; bay window
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Sailboat
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing
  • snowmobiling
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
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