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Restored Farm House Country Road Near Hanover - Foliage Peaks

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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.

Fully equipped

Keywords: Comfortably furnished year round home surrounded by pastures woodland nearby lake

More Details

Ailsa Steinert
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Ailsa Steinert

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

Why Ailsa Steinert chose Canaan

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place was great.Exactly what we were looking for. Plenty of space, very peaceful and comfortable....
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Canaan

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two full baths, one with tub and shower, the other with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Living room, dining room, family room. Small pond, apple trees,neighbor's cows grazing (fenced in), many scenic walks, nearby lakes, nearby shopping Hanover and Woodstock Vt


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Restored Farm House Country Road Near Hanover - Foliage Peaks
average rating of 4.375 based on 26 reviews

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing quite like the peacefulness of a nice country farmhouse, and this place did not disappoint. It was close enough to all our activities, yet far enough away to be nice and quiet. I will definitely look up this place again when I come back to the area.

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a great stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the entire month of September at the farmhouse. It was so nice to see the foliage. We spent a lot of time with our family and friends, this is the area that we spent our childhood and attended the area schools. It is a nice and quiet place to spend a vacation. The wildlife is abundant, hundreds of migrating geese, dozens and dozens of turkeys, and several deer were seen every day. Thanks Ailsa, you really have a nice place.

  • Submitted: 4-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much...great to have a Re-visit! Ailsa
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Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived, we found a charming cottage. Everything was great and accommodating for 5 adults, baby and a dog. The only thing my dog found out for himself twice is an electric fence dividing the house from a cow pasture. He learned after the second time.

Overall, we had a great stay and the owner was very responsive to our needs.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ewa...the fence belongs to the farmer who grazes cows on our won't do any harm to people or animals...just startles them...glad your dog caught on! Happy you enjoyed your stay! Ailsa
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Cosy, homey and well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

We arrived slightly early, having misjudged the time it'd take to get there from Boston. Ailsa was in the house straightening things, and it was lovely to meet her.

The house was clean and comfortable, a perfect temperature in early summer, and our children loved playing in the large living room and watching the cows in the adjacent field. The kitchen and dining room were well-outfitted for cooking and feeding ten people, including five children under 5! Ailsa left us clear and detailed instructions for cleaning up after our stay, which was a plus.

One minor note for those extremely sensitive to cat allergens: I am mildly allergic to cats, but very sensitive, and within a few hours of arriving my eyes began itching. There must have been a cat in the house at some point - we eventually found a scratching post behind a door.

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review ...I will take care of the cat traces. Have a good rest of your summer! Ailsa
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Picturesque, home from home farm house that made our family Christmas fabulous.

  • 5 of 5

We found the communication with the owner was wonderful, making the booking and organising of our holiday extremely easy. Ailsa's openness and flexibility answering multiple messages on the board made our booking from England a breeze.

The location is picturesque, and the house had all of the amenities needed to make you feel at home- washing machine , dryer dishwasher etc. Sledges and skates were accessible if you wished to indulge in the snow and winter weather. The location gave enough distance to be in the country, but with continued access to the rest of the world via wifi, & easy access to Hanover, Lebanon and Woodstock where we went skiing for the day.

The house was perfect for the five of us - 2 adults and three children, aged 8-2, and easily accommodated everyone who came to visit us - we were able to host our extended family and friends and still had plenty of space to relax and not feel we were in each other's pockets. We had a fantastic Christmas celebration and meal for 12 and it was fabulous to be in the farmhouse.

With young children we felt entirely at ease in our surroundings and didn't feel that we were in someone's else's home. This was a true blessing as it made our Christmas a very much needed relaxed event .

The pictures within the advert don't give a true reflection of how large the house is and how much space is available in a four bedroom house, with a large lounge with high ceilings, a snug , den area and dining room .

We experienced a proper New England Snow Storm and was very impressed how quickly the drive was ploughed and maintained during this particular storm.

I would highly recommend this property for a holiday/vacation , whether you're a large family or a couple who wished to stay cosy with the various wood stoves. It was lovely to unwind, unplug and relax and feel at home in such a lovely and eclectic house. We stayed for two weeks and could have easily stayed longer. Thank you for a fabulous and wonderful holiday x

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Vicki...we enjoyed having you, and I am so glad we met your expectations! Happy New Year!
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We Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful New England Hill Farm was everything the listing advertised and then some. Ailsa was very helpful with a last minute schedule change and communicated very well with us throughout the booking process. We felt that the place was reasonably clean, comfortable and well supplied,. The WiFi service was quite reliable (cellular phone service with AT&T not so good, Verizon seemed bettter). We stayed for the most part of two weeks and the only thing that could have been better would be three weeks!

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Rob...come back some day! Ailsa
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 4 to 89,93
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Canaan Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Canaan lake
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Canaan

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$104.83
Cleaning C$106.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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