The SpaceBeautiful, safe and quiet country space in fully-refurbed 1790 house. Two large carpeted high-ceiling upstairs bedrooms, each with queen bed, desk, deluxe rocking chair, and internet. A spare twin bed is available on request. The two rooms share a full bath between them with antique porcelain tub and shower. A shared walk-out porch looks north over the back yard, large garden, orchard and 4 acre field.
The Top-of-the-Field Cabin
Our best-kept secret is a time machine. If you REALLY want peace, simplicity, 16th Century quietude, with an incredible eastward view, and just a short hike down to the house: Up at the far north edge of the property against a treeline about 500 feet up the field from the house, is a hand-built (by me) wood 10' x 20' stone and barn-board cabin. It is private, clean, un-furnished (BYO sleeping gear), wood stove-heated, fully insulated, with a killer 20' wide full-window southern view, providing solar heating as well. If you worship the Egyptian sun god RA, this is the room for you. There is limited electricity and just outside the door is a year-round water pressurized pump. Comes with 24/7 access to house and shop bathroom. Snowshoes supplied upon request. A stairs gives easy access to the cabin's gently sloped roof, where there is a reader's seat formed into the side of the stone chimney wall, and the view is even better. Guest AccessLand Access
Across the road to the South, there is a 120 acre piece of land to explore with large fields, a lot of hills and woods, and a primitive lean-to camp on a private 11 acre lake, which is accessible only from the camp site. From the camp, it is almost a half-mile to the nearest house, and there is no other access to or development on the lake, so visitors are rare. Lake and woods wildlife are abundant. Abutting the lake to the west are 40 acres of wetlands. To the east is the outflow stream, multiple beaver dams and beaver ponds with waterfall (bring hiking shoes). To hike the entire length of the property along the lake and stream is about one mile. To explore, there are easy paths for contemplation, or else you can scramble up a hill or two, if that's what you need.
The House is generally left unlocked 24/7, unless a guest wishes more security, in which case the outside doors can be locked. We are right on the road, and there is someone here 90% of the time.
Room access is through the house and up original interior colonial stairs. The big curly maple kitchen great for snacking, cooking or hanging out in a less private space, and includes the dining room with large table. Interaction with GuestsWe will be your guardians, helpers and service providers while you are here. We will tailor your stay to suit your needs. A full breakfast comes with the room. In addition, scratch-kitchen meals are available for an additional charge with advance notice. Our high-ceiling clear-story kitchen has a big table that can host meetings up to 10-12 persons.
This is home to Ridgewing Guitars ((URL HIDDEN) so full-service guitar R&D, guitar-making, maintenance, repair, etc. is available in rear shop. The NeighborhoodOur house is on one of the most beautiful country roads in New Boston. You can sometimes hear neighbors, but rarely see them. Local wildlife includes bears, coyotes, bobcats, fisher cats, otters, beavers, deer, and rich bird life, including arboreal, lake, and marsh species and the occasional osprey or bald eagle. Owls hoot away at night.
It is three miles to a hardware/building supplies store & grocery. Three miles in the other direction are the main store, bank, art store, coffee shop, restaurant, post office and nice town library. It is 30 minutes drive to Concord, Manchester or Peterborough. Getting AroundLife in the country - transportation is limited to walking, biking, car or taxi. The big field would easily accommodate a helicopter. Other Things to NoteIf you have any serious food allergies, please let us know in advance, so we can make adjustments/arrangements.
WE HAVE A CAT - If you have a cat allergy, please note that our cat, Norm, lives all over the house when not outside, (we generally try to keep him out of the bedrooms, but he is pretty sneaky).