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Unique luxurious gothic castle with views in the middle of a 500 acre estate!

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 11,000 sq ft
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps max: 22

Located atop of a hill, amidst 500 acres with miles of walking & groomed x-country ski trails, outdoor hot tub, & 5000 gallon swimming pool. This extraordinary 11,000 sq. ft. castle has incredible views of Mt. Monadnock from the N & lake/ beach from the S.

Enjoy the solitude & amazing sunsets on this gorgeous property in Rindge, NH. Great for family reunions, retreats, etc. Please note: no weddings, banquets, or receptions, only housing of such.

The castle was built by the owner & completed in 1995. The interior design is unique in it's secret stairways, slate & hardwood floors throughout, Gothic arches w/ faux stone walls, a huge formal yet comfortable living room w/ a marble & granite fireplace offset w/ a gorgeous grand piano, 9 foot ceilings,authentic tapestries & scrolled glass doors that open into a large Wedgwood style dining room offering a recessed ceiling w/ a lighted sunset. The basement bar/game room & third floor playroom will insure that everyone of all ages have fun!

AGE REQUIREMENTS: The Guest must be at least THIRTY (30) YEARS OLD to rent the property. Please note that this is very important as YOU WILL HAVE FULL RESPONSIBILITY of the castle while you rent it. THIS IS OUR HOME, SO PLEASE TREAT IT WITH RESPECT, JUST AS YOU WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO CARE FOR YOUR HOME. THANK YOU.

Due to Town Zoning, we have to strictly limit the amount of people in the castle or on the grounds, for any gathering including WEDDINGS, BANQUETS, or RECEPTION to 22 people in total, even if they do not stay over night.

FIREWORKS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED BY THE TOWN OF RINDGE. NO FIREWORKS ON THE PREMISES OR ON THE BEACH. IF ANY FIREWORKS ARE HEARD BY THE NEIGHBORS, THE POLICE WILL BE CALLED AND YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ENTIRE DEPOSIT.

THERE IS A 10pm OUTDOOR NOISE ORDINANCE; THIS MEANS ALL NOISE MUST BE INSIDE THE CASTLE AFTER THIS TIME.

THE FIREPIT MUST NOT BE MOVED. IT IS 25 feet FROM THE PROPERTY WHICH IS THE REQUIRED DISTANCE ACCORDING TO THE FIRE CODES. THE FIREPIT AT THE HOME AND AT THE BEACH CAN ONLY BE USED FROM 5pm-9am.

THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF ALL RULES LISTED ABOVE, AND FOLLOWING THEM ACCORDINGLY.

More Details

Owner
John & Lynda Hunt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About John & Lynda Hunt

The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive which is off Able Road in Rindge, NH close to the Rindge/Fitzwillaim town line. Google has Hunt Castle at 1000 Sauvola DR.There is a designated Castle Beach marked specifically for you.

This home is our primary residence. Our children grew up in this home and now return to visit with their families. Construction began in the fall 1993 and finished in 1995. John's love of Castles began when he was a young child and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. As an adult he found this beautiful 500+ acreage of land quite by accident in the woods of New Hampshire. The plans to build this home began after much travel throughout, Europe exploring other castles. Today, after our five children have grown up and left this wonderful home, they continue to return to this gorgeous property to come together as a quite large extended family. We continue to celebrate many of the holidays here with our family and have now opened it up to you so that you may enjoy it as much as we do.

John & Lynda Hunt purchased this castle in 1995

Why John & Lynda Hunt chose Rindge

The Cathedreal of the Pines is a must see located in Rindge 5 minutes away with beautiful gardens; a historical landmark you would not want to miss. In less than 30 minutes, one can venture to Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world. For the first time climbers, Pack Monadnock , only 25 minutes drive (across from Temple Mountain), is also a great family climb for those who have younger children. The views are spectacular. The town of Fitzwilliam, approximately 10 minutes away, is famous for it's Antiques. The town of Peterborough ( approximately 20 minute drive or less) well known for the 'Peterborough Players' theatre house, was also the setting for the well known play 'Our Town'. It also has many cozy shops and wonderful restaurants. The bustling city of Keene is great for window shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. The Colonial Theatre in Keene, features plays with some well know actors, singers and comedians and is located on Main St. Twinkle Town miniature golf can also be enjoyed by all and is located between the towns of Rindge and Keene approximately 15 minutes away. Also, there are many lakes and state parks that are close by (not more than 20 minutes drive) for a great beach day.

Amenities

Rindge Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 11000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum of 10 cars, extra will be $100 per car deduction from the deposit
  • Maximum 22 people in the Castle or on the property
  • Use 1000 Sauvola RD. No access from Sunridge Road, gates are locked
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , 6 Shower heads & 2 sinks
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor - toilet
    Basement - toilet , shower
    Kids Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Third Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Master Shower is marble and big enough for two!
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2 Balconies
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 Balcony
    Tyler's Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Balcony
    Library - 1 double
    Playroom - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Sewing Room - 1 queen , with 1 balcony
    Jenny's Room - 1 queen
    3rd Floor Ballroom - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Kids love sleeping in this huge room.
    Lizzie's Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Balcony
  • The Master bedroom, is a beautiful room that is immense in size with 2 porches, a granite working fireplace and a built in high four poster bed. It is featured in the photos, and has an adjoining large master bathroom, and views of both Monadnock Mountain and the water. The Guest Bedroom and Master bedrooms have private baths and DirectTV receivers. The 2 other bedrooms have double beds with pullout couches, and a shared full bath. The first floor Library has a full size bed used for handicapped accessible, however, the bathroom on that floor is a 1/2 bath. The third floor ballroom has two futon couches, with a queen sized bed in a private playroom area, and a separate bedroom with a double bed and a pull out couch. Both areas share a full sized bath. These areas are still used by our large family when they are visiting, and were the original bedrooms for our children when they were growing up. We hope that you find them as comfortable as we do!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Castle is in the middle of the woods, and very private. The 500 acres includes an old farm, miles of trails and 18 PDGA pole hole disc(frisbee) golf course. The 50+ acre waterway is fed by several brooks and we provide a private beach for the castle, with chairs, kayaks, paddle boats, life preservers and beach toys. The beach is located directly in front of the home. The other beach is strictly for the residents only. Please use your designated beach. We also provide $15 per golfer discount coupons to the highly acclaimed Shattuck Golf course in Jaffrey, NH located 15 minutes from the castle.

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Unique luxurious gothic castle with views in the middle of a 500 acre estate!
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5

Perfect place for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

The castle was all the we hoped for and more. The layout, particularly the living room (with grand piano) and the central staircase (with suit of armor) were fantastic--well appointed, lavishly decorated, and impeccably maintained, with plenty of books, games, and movies. The kitchen had all the amenities, including staples (we had brought our own, not knowing what to expect).

We were 10 adults and 7 children. Even though it rained all weekend and we were essentially housebound, there was plenty of room for us to spread out, play, and socialize. (Ours was a family reunion, so that's how we wanted it. It was perfect for us.) We even used the jacuzzi outside and the kids had fun sliding down the hill. The bedrooms were wonderful and the playroom upstairs was great for the kids. We also got good use out of the pool table, darts, and poker table in the basement. It was extremely comfortable and everybody loved it.

The owner was very gracious. He provided a one-page listing of restaurants, etc. in the area prior to our arrival. He was very appreciative of our treatment of the place (we were conscientious about cleaning) and happily and promptly refunded our deposit in full.

The location, despite being just over the border from Massachusetts, is fairly remote. The property is grand, with great views. Outdoor activity is your best bet.

I recommend mapping out directions very carefully in advance. We got lost despite having a navigation system, a printed Google map, and maps on an iphone. Some roads are minor or dirt, and not all systems recognize them. Once you know where you're going, it's not difficult.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2010
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay very much, spacious and lots of room for our family a great time was had by all!

  • 4 of 5

We rented the castle for our daughter’s graduation from Franklin Pierce. We were glad we did because it rained and we had plenty of room for everyone and we still had a great time. I would definitely think about going up again in the summer to be able to enjoy the outdoors more. The amenities are great the kitchen and bar are fully stocked with dishes, appliances, and anything you could need. You really do just need to bring clothes, food, and drinks! The only reason I didn’t give it five starts was because they wanted you to strip your beds and wipe down the bathrooms so waking up feeding everyone and trying to clean the castle up by 11 was a little stressful.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

2nd time we went to the castle and it was just as awesome as the last time which was 2 years ago. It's such a great place!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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5

Absolutely perfect experience! Exactly what we were looking for to have a 75th birthday celebration!

  • 5 of 5

My brothers, sisters and I rented the castle for a 75th birthday celebration for our mother. It could not have been a more perfect place to stay with the entire family (ranging in age from 6weeks old to 77 years old!) Plenty of room for all! The little ones loved the third floor playroom, especially the trampoline and trains. The older ones had a blast down in the pub, with all of the amazing games to play! Saturday afternoon was spent sledding right in the backyard, so much fun! A big birthday dinner in the dining room Saturday night was also amazing! The house was so spectacular, such a unique experience to stay in a castle! Everyone we dealt with while planning our weekend were so helpful and accommodating! A truly memorable family weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great time at the Castle! You are just the kind of renter we want. We love family get togethers! We ourselves have also celebrated many wonderful family events at our home year round which is why we call the Castle a 4 season rental. Thank you for wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!
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5

Unbelievable

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful castle

I have ever stayed in!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Excellent stay a the castle!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a long weekend at the castle to celebrate my wife's birthday. Family and friends joined for the experience of a lifetime! We were greeted with a warm welcome from the castle's caretaker, who gave us an extensive tour of the castle. The entire trip was unforgettable, from everyone gathering for meals around the over-sized dining room table to games in the basement bar room to cross-country skiing around the grounds. The entire castle is very clean and welcoming. John and Lynda were easy to work with and very accommodating throughout my booking and stay experience. I would highly recommend the castle for anyone looking for a unique experience with loved ones; you won't be let down.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Map

Car: necessary

The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive in Rindge, NH which is off Able Road near the Rindge/Fitzwillam town line.

If you cross-country ski you, we provide 20 kilometers of skiing right here on the property. We have several ski resorts near by. Wachusett is 30 minutes away, Crotched Mt. is 40 minutes away, Pats peak is 50 minutes away and Mt. Sunapee is 70 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $775

All holiday weekends are a 3 night minimum stay. Weekly rentals only for July and August.

NH Rooms tax number: 052831

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.