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Country House with Screened Porch Amidst Woods, Lakes, and Mountains

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 153 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Bike, walk, climb, swim and canoe or kayak, or just enjoy the peace and quiet

Once home to a working artist, this comfortable and well equipped two-bedroom house offers peace & relaxation. Nearby Ragged Mountain, Mt. Kearsarge, and our numerous lakes and ponds, and lovely Mountain Brook will provide inspiration for the artistic soul.

Relax on the screened porch surrounded by a nearly wild cottage garden and watch baby birds learn to fly. Enjoy the collection of books, original art, and antiques while relaxing in comfortable seating and queen-sized platform beds. The dining room has a roomy table that will seat 6. In the gallery, a games table with a selection of games and puzzles is at one end, and a comfy futon sofa and smart TV with DVD player occupies the other. The whole house gets wifi.

Our area offers four distinct seasons of widely differing weather, conditions, and experiences from our crisp, cool autumns with their brilliantly colored autumn leaves to icy, snowy sub-zero winter conditions. Spring is lovely and summer can be hot and sultry, or mild and pleasant.

Two bicycles are available to ride around on the country roads, or about a mile and a half ride will take you to the Northern Rail Trail, which then offers 56 miles of biking through scenic NH countryside and villages.

It is a short drive to two trails to the top 2700' Mt. Kearsarge, one easy and the other moderately challenging. Other mountains are well within range. Several lakes and ponds with beaches and boat launches are within easy reach, and our quiet country roads and trails throughout the neighborhood offer endless walking options. Ocean beaches and the spectacular White Mountains are about two hours away.

Winter guests can snowshoe and cross-country ski in the woods and fields just outside the front door, or rent skis for use on a nearby groomed trail system. Ragged Mountain Ski Area is 17 miles away, Mt. Sunapee is 24 miles, and many others are within range.

The wicker furniture on the screened porch will entice you to spend hours lounging and watching the nesting phoebes, and the hummingbirds and butterflies. Look for wild turkeys and deer in the field across the road and watch the fireflies and listen to the owls at night. We sometimes see moose, foxes, and other less common creatures in the neighborhood.

While this house isn't wheelchair accessible, one bedroom, the full bath, and all the main rooms are on one floor and parking is a level, short walk to the house entrance, which has one step. If you have special needs we will do whatever we can to help.

The garden is gradually coming back after twenty years of neglect. There is assortment of culinary herbs and flowers out the front door, and a palette of perennial flowers from spring to fall. The wonderful views of forest and fields will be enriched by a foreground of colorful flowers.

The town of New London, about 10 miles away, offers fine dining, a range of shops, and a good summer theater. The cities of Concord, Hanover, Lebanon, and Tilton offer movie theaters and shopping.

More Details

Susan E. Schnare
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Andover, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 153 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink and vanity.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink and vanity.
  • Turkish towels and a variety of soaps.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Light and airy bedrooms. Extra long rollaway bed, and a futon sofa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Cars can be rented at Manchester and Logan Airports. Enterprise has offices in Hanover, Lebanon, Concord and Tilton.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Boston Manchester Regional
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Flying Goose Pub
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Sunapee Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
White River Junction, VT
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Routes I-89 and I-93
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Andover Pizza Chef
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Ragged Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Town Beach on Highand Lake in East Andover, NH
Car: recommended

Scenic beauty, brilliant autumn foliage, traditional New England villages & farms, numerous water bodies, and ancient mountains characterize this area.

Enjoy the scenery from the screen porch & your car, or plan walking, bicycling trips, and x-country skiing expeditions from your door. Rail Trail access is 3 miles away. Numerous local clean ponds, lakes and rivers offer swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Nearby Kearsarge Mountain has easy & moderate trails. Mt. Cardigan is tougher.

Golf courses, ski areas, live theater, and excellent restaurants are within 10 to 30 miles.

The White Mountains, Lakes Winnipesaukee and Sunapee, the Connecticut River Valley, and the Seacoast are within range for day trips. NH has no sales taxes and many outlet malls and antique shops.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Andover, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$114.36
Property Damage Protection C$74.97

Winter rentals may be subject to a fuel charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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