This lakefront cottage is only 2.5 miles from Rt.125 on Swains Lake in Barrington, NH, on a private, wooded, 5-acre lot with a large shore frontage. Swains Lake is over 550 acres with swimming, boating and bass fishing. The cottage is 560 sq. ft., with an additional full-front screened porch overlooking the lake, providing a wonderful area for open-air dining and relaxing. Listen to the loons at night!
The cedar dock is suitable for boat docking. The house has two bedrooms and one bathroom (shower only, no tub). The living room connects to the dining/kitchen area (full-sized refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave). One bedroom has a double bed, the other has twin-sized bunk beds, and the living room sofa pulls out to a queen-sized sleeper.
Pets are allowed with a deposit.
**Reservations taken starting March 1, 2011**
Walk through cottage, each room and porch with guest. Accepted cottage no complaints. Guest stayed for 16 days. Before they arrived had a bad wind storm. Mother nature brought in floating weeds and made a tear on porch screen. I stated I would repair tear, guest said it was OK they would fix it. I leave bug spray in pantry. Pillows are cleaned and rotated. Extra pillows are in bedroom closet. I don't advertise that a boat is available for guest.
We had a wonderful time at the lakeside cottage. The location, view, and comfort of the cottage truly lived up to our expectations. We will certainly be back!
We enjoyed a wonderful 4 days of fishing on the lake! The bass fishing was great and its an amazing lake to fish, all types of cover for the bass, The view was beautiful and the daily sighting of the Bald Eagle fishing made it even more special! Falling asleep to the crys of the loons was great and we even had a red fox sneak thru the property early one morning! The large screened in porch provided a great lake breeze every day and bug free dining. Everything you could possibly need is a short drive away making this an ideal location. Swains lake is on of the better bass lakes in the area and Harriet has a convienient location adjacent to the boat ramp, Everything was exactly as listed and Harriet was a pleasure to deal with. I would reccomend this place to anyone. We had a great vacation here!
A very nice lakeside cottage with beautiful view! The screened in porch provided a beautiful breeze and kept any bugs away! The fishing on the lake was great and we caught lots of bass! The daily sightings of the bald eagle fishing was a sight to see! and falling asleep to the crys of the loons at night made it special too! We even had a red fox stroll by the front door one morning! Great location with everything you could need within a 10 Min drive. The place was just as described and the Owner was very accomidating. I would reccomend this place highly. And if you like bass fishing this is one of the best lakes in the area.
The place was perfect for what I was looking for rest relaxation with beautiful view. Loved seeing the bald eagle in the wild and watching my dog who hates the water not want to get out. Harriet is wonderful to deal with.
Will be back hopefully this year
BFF & I, with our daughters, agreed to go back to Harriet's Cottage for another girl's week. We had rented a week in 2009, loved the location & the waterfront access.Great lake for swimming,kayaking,floating!Although we knew the cottage was small & needs some updating, we are all about the condition of the lake & we were not disappointed.Last year we tried another location & who's house was spacious & beautiful, but was a hike, down a hill, to the lake weed filled lake.We love Swain Lake & Harriet has a nice private lakefront area.Thanks for your hospitality Harriet, & we didn't lose the TV remote!
The moment we arrived, Harriet was so welcomed and we all appreciated it. My two small grandchildren immediately jumped in the lake. The cottage was ideal for us. So very private but close to everything. We had a family reunion on sunday and everyone remarked what a perfect place and i do agree. i would definitely consider coming back next summer...so quiet and peaceful. Thank you Harriet for the wonderful vacation cottage.
The cottage is 10 miles east of Durham (UNH), and a 30 minute-drive to Loudon NHIS racetrack, just 2.5 miles off Rt. 125. The lake offers bass fishing, boating, and swimming. In the fall, view New England’s foliage. Hampton Beach is a short drive away.
Shopping center is located 3 miles south on Rt.125, with a grocery store (Market Basket), movie and game rental store, state liquor store, Walgreens, and other small shops. Also on Rt. 125 is a 4-screen movie theater.
Visit Calef's Country Store (at the intersection with Rt. 9) for freshly-made donuts and bread in the morning, penny-candy, and snappy cheese, and other local goods. Also see The Christmas Dove gift shop, also on Rt. 9.
Local restaurants for seafood and home-style cooking can be found on Rt. 125 north and south of the cottage.
Other Activities: Biking