|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Nineteenth century restored Shaker-style wooden farmhouse surrounded by pastureland and woods beyond. Particularly attractive during foliage season. Outdoor dining,grill,etc. Hammock between the apple trees. Small pond and neighbor's cows grazing behind the fence. Large lawn area with fruit trees (croquet set available). Many scenic walks from the property.
Cardigan Lake close (canoe available) with beach. Cardigan Mt. close by for hiking. Other lakes and streams also near for canoe or kayak.
Hanover NH 20 to 25 minutes for restaurants, shopping, museums. Also near Woodstock Vt, Claremont, NH for historic and scenic areas.
Fully furnished and supplied house has living room and family room, dining room, full kitchen fully equipped. Four bedrooms - one with king sized bed, two with queen sized beds, one with twin beds. Two full baths.
Well loved and used family retreat. No hunting please.
Keywords: Comfortably furnished year round home surrounded by pastures woodland nearby lake
I am a fulltime teacher
in Massachusetts, I use the new Hampshire house as a retreat on weekends and vacations when it is not rented, as do my three sons and their families.
Ailsa Steinert purchased this farmhouse in 1960
The house belonged to my mother in law who lived there full time for many years. My husband and I kept it after she died and have used it happily for years.
I am a writer as well as a teacher. I have brought students in workshop groups to hike and write there close to nature as I and my own family have done.
This place was great.Exactly what we were looking for. Plenty of space, very peaceful and comfortable....
Among the hum drum of hotel rooms during our fall travels it was a delight to come across this farm house. It provided us a peaceful and back to nature setting during our travels. Centrally located to covered bridges, an interesting mineral mine and a maple syrup farm. If you would like an eclectic old farm house this is for you including two wood stoves.
We recently spend two months living in Ailsa's lovely farmhouse. It truly is a magical place, filled with family love and mementos that make it feel more like you're visiting than renting. The living room has windows on three sides which allows for ample sunlight and views. The sunsets were fabulous and we enjoyed sitting in the yard, listening to the frogs. Our dog was quite intrigued by the cows -- who returned the interest. Watching their meanderings around the property was always entertaining.
Kitchen was fully equipped and we grilled almost every evening. Farmer's market on Sundays in Canaan.
With traffic (on Rtes 4 and 120), getting to Dartmouth College main campus could take at least half an hour. But there were nice back routes for stress-free driving.
All in all, a wonderful stay that we will always remember.
As we stayed nearly six weeks, we truly began to feel as if this house truly was our second home! Thank you Ailsa for making your family property available for our extended stay. We loved the sunsets, sunrises, rural setting, amazing views, cows and wildlife. Local highlights included a hike up Mt. Cardigan (must-do on a clear day)!, the Shaker Museum, many walks and runs on the fantastic Rail Trails, and several restaurants within about a 20-25 minute drive. Woodstock, VT and the King Arthur Flour bakery in Norwich, VT are other good destinations. There is also a lot of local pre-Revolutionary era history for those who enjoy that! This is a peaceful, safe location surrounded by other large properties, farms and family homes ranging from quite old, to almost new. For those who might need to commute, note that it is usually a 25+ minute drive to Hanover, and can take 30 minutes to get to Dartmouth, partly because the traffic along Rte 4 is slow (and therefore safe). Thanks again for an enjoyable experience!
Wonderfully charming old farmhouse. The kids had a great time roaming around inside and out, and we were comfortable and cozy for a long Columbus day weekend. Great hiking nearby (Mt Cardigan) and the Ruggles Mine is worth the trip. We'd stay there again ...
My family had a lovely time at Ailsa's house. Fresh milk from the dairy, lovely yard to sit and relax in. The rooms and beds were very comfortable, very nice bath facilities. We housed a total of 10 people comfortably at one point! It is a do-it-yourself type of house for those who are comfortable with that. We were able to access all electronics as needed, and when there was a problem with kitchen light, Ailsa responded immediately with good advice (change lightbulb!). We climbed Mount Cardiagan and visited Hanover with ease. The cows provided endless entertainment. A very comfortable home with lovely European accents. Hope to return soon.
We thought the house was spacious and roomy. The beds were comfortable. Although isolated, it was in a good location to drive to Hanover, Woodstock, Montpelier, etc. However it would have been nice to have a microwave, DVD player and reliable internet access. Also, the coffee pot leaked. Instructions on how to use the TV and VCR would have been helpful.
Many woodland trails for walking; cardigan Mt close by for hiking, also Canaan Lake swimming and canoeing. Hanover NH and Woodstock Vt areas for sightseeing and shopping, restaurants,etc, within half hour by car...Hanover closer.
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2 night minimum stay
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