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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 25 minutes for restaurants, shopping, museums. Also near Woodstock Vt, Claremont, NH for historic and scenic areas. Construction finished on rte 4 so no more delays in access to 93 and 89 as of December 2015!
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....
Spent two weeks in Ailsa"s farmhouse. So quaint and peaceful and the scenery was so beautiful. We both grew up in this area and it was close to family and friends . Enjoyed sitting under the apple tree, having cookouts and enjoying the wildflowers. My little toy poodle loved the cows. The brown and white cow seem to take a special interest in him. Eight tom turkeys would stroll across the property every morning and just below the farmhouse we waited five minutes for 60 plus mother turkeys and babies to cross the road. Enjoyed the peace and quiet and wildlife , the blueberries and black raspberries that grew in the black yard were an added bonus. We loved the farmhouse so much we are planning on spending two months next year.
The family had a great time. This is a very old farm house but we had a lot of fun. Wished I would of had a fan or two it was a little stuff at night but by morning it was cold off.
My family had a lovely time in Canaan this summer. My children picked apples, berries and herbs on the property, biked in the driveway, and enjoyed checking out the resident groundhog and cows. The spacious house is well loved and the bathrooms are recently updated. Ailsa responded quickly to any concerns and questions. We greatly enjoyed nearby attractions: we swam at Canaan Street Lake every day, hiked Cardigan Mt three times and enjoyed the local farmers markets and farms. Hanover is only 30 minutes away with King Arthur Baking Co., the magnificent Montshire Science Museum, high quality grocery stores, and plenty of restaurants.
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!
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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