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Historic Year Round New Hampshire Retreat - Swim/Ski/Canoe

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5+ Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Country Kitchen, Dining, Sleeps 10

1780 Farmhouse on 100 peaceful acres, above perfect swimming pond and walk to Crescent Lake in 18th-19th c. town of Acworth, NH. Fall foliage, winter downhill and x-country skiing or snowmobiling from front-door on various well-marked trails. Dock, rowboat, canoes on peaceful Crescent Lake.

Mt. Sunapee, Mt. Ascutney, Okemo, 30 mins for downhill skiing. Golf in Newport, 20 mins away. St. Gaudens historic site nearby. Reconstructed Fort #4 offers historical reenactments and colonial-style Thanksgiving Dinner. Tax- free shopping. Gourmet dining on Lake Sunapee, New London, Lebanon and Hanover. Hopkins Center/Dartmouth College 50 min.

Living Room has original spruce beams, fireplace & bake-oven, screened porch, and deck overlooks the pond. Barn has additional accommodations.

More Details

Owner
The Sirkin Family
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About The Sirkin Family

We are 4 siblings who grew up spending summers, holidays, ski breaks and many wonderful gatherings of friends and family at this classic New England house. Our mom bought the property when I was a baby. Three of us now live on the West coast and my sister Susannah lives in Boston. She is pictured here between the 2 lovely daughters of our caretaker, Lisa.

The Sirkin Family purchased this farmhouse in 1961

Why The Sirkin Family chose Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee

Our parents both have New England roots, on our mother's side going back to the Pilgrims, and our father was born in Vermont. Our dad was a US diplomat and we lived in Washington, DC when our mom went looking for a place to have as a New England base for the family. The property was just what she was looking for; a charming old colonial era house down the end of a dirt road on 100 acres, outside a quaint historic town, with a gorgeous lake and skiing nearby.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and tranquility, rustic antique charm, lovely private swimming pond, birch trees, nearby lake, hiking, skiing, and boating.

Amenities

Acworth Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Small upstairs - toilet
    Barn - toilet , tub , shower
  • Barn only open in summer/early fall
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Green Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Guest Room - 1 double , Main Floor
    Small Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , Main floor
    Blue Room, 2 twins, upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Barn Apt - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate bldg; summer use only; additional fees apply.
  • 5 bedrooms + sleeping nook with 2 twin beds in study/loft space in main house. 1 b-r barn suite sleeps 2-4 people in spring/summer/early fall. (note that usage of barn requires additional fee)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Historic Year Round New Hampshire Retreat - Swim/Ski/Canoe
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

Would return here anytime and highly recommend this beautiful historical property.

  • 5 of 5

Grandparents,parents and children had a great week here.

The boys liked the pond so much that they chose to ignore the lake!

Lisa, property manager, was responsive to any questions.

There are many "extras" in this house so it feels like a home.

It is historic yet comfortable.

Go and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 4 of 5

The Sirkin family home and property was great. We enjoyed the expansive yard playing lawn games and taking a dip in the pond. We took a walk down the trail to Crescent Lake which was enjoyable too.

The house was clean, plenty of towels, cooking supplies/tools, etc. There was a lot of space/rooms for each family to have a spot of their own. We had an uncharacteristically hot few days so it was hard to get the upstairs cool even with fans and windows open.

Overall we enjoyed the character of the house and the country setting away from the hustle and bustle.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, relaxing, beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely. Paradise for the dog! House is amply stocked and extremely comfortable on hot summet nights with open windows and fans.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great time once again!

  • 5 of 5

Havurat Shalom had a wonderful retreat time at the Sirkin House this weekend. We were small in number, but very comfortable, especially with the wonderful weather and the pond. Even the bugs were cooperative. Looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great for our wedding guests

  • 4 of 5

We were grateful to have the use of the house for our wedding. The house was lovely and large and made for a cosy place for many of our guests to stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

A great property for our weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

The Sirkin Family home was super for our long weekend away. Everything was as stated. The house was very clean. It was plenty big enough for our party of 11 and was fully stocked with dishes, condiments, wood, sleds, extra blankets and many specialty kitchen appliances! Our group sled, skied and hiked all over the grounds. Thank you for having us!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Lake Sunapee Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Claremont, NH
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Unity, South Acworth
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Sunapee
Car: necessary

Snowmobile trails, nearby ski areas, many theaters offering quality plays and music, walk to nearby Crescent Lake for boating and fishing, many walking trails.

Other Activities: cross country skiing/snowmobiling on and around property, downhill skiing 20 mins

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Rates & Availability

Acworth Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,800
$7,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

We charge $25 per person per night for parties with more than 10 guests.
2-4 guests can sleep in summer in the spacious barn suite, for an additional $100/nite; $50/nite after 2 nites.
Rates may be negotiable for small parties.
Full refund 60 days prior to rental. 60-30 days: cost of 1st nite cancellation fee applies unless we can rebook. Less than 30 days, no refund unless we rebook.

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