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Secluded Lakefront- Panoramic Views & Giant Stone Fireplace

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2.5 acres, 200' beach, private

Welcome to a 'little bit of heaven'. Secluded 3900 sq ft lakefront home nestled on two acres of wooded property. the Grand room is 750 sq ft with cathedral ceilings & 2 story Connecticut Bluestone fireplace, surrounded by windows exposing panoramic views of southern NH countryside. 3000 sq ft deck wraps 50% of house with screened-in porch for rainy days and late nights. Screened in porch and library area.

Footsteps to Forest Lake to enjoy swimming, boating, & fishing in the summer or skating and ice-fishing in the winter. Hiking available just 15 minutes away at Mt Monadnock. Northfield Mountain with 25 miles of groomed trails for x-country skiing, is 15 minutes away. Downhill skiing at Mt Snow VT or Magic Mountain just 45 minutes away. Shopping/antiquing in Keene or Brattleboro. Live the New England life! Boston only 90 miles away for those who need the city lights! Summer weekly rentals periods are from 3:00PM Saturady to the following Saturday at 10:00 AM. October and November rentals can be a minimum of 3 days on up.

Several Comments in our guest book:" We 6 diverse woman enjoyed your beautiful warm home! We only have 'one' complaint - we have to leave!!"

"We walked in this house and were in awe of how beautiful and big it was. Pictures just don't do it justice. . . . what a relaxing vacation".

"Finally the lake has frozen over. . . . we found the trails at Pisgah Park which was a great way to enjoy a family expedition. . . . thanks for sharing your house"

More Details

Mary Barstow
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2017

About Mary Barstow

This home is also our summer residence which we choose to rent out a few weeks each summer while we travel and much of the fall/winter. Subsequently the home has all the amenities you will need. We are both retired now and winter in Florida.

Mary Barstow purchased this house in 1983

Why Mary Barstow chose Winchester

If you are looking for a quiet, remote location for you family to enjoy swimming, boating or fishing or just relaxing this is a great spot. Plenty of hiking trails in the area too. The fall foliage is spectacular right from your deck.

What makes this house unique



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Winchester in Winchester

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bedroom/bath
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On main floor. Also has the washer and dryer set up
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full marble bath serves two bedrooms on lake level
  • The bedroom upstairs has it own full bath. The master bedroom has its own full bath on the main floor. Also on the main floor is another full bath with washer and dryer. On the lower lake level there are two bedrooms who share a full marble bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large room with own full bath, small deck
    Lake level bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Pictured - yellow room. view of "bog" and lake. Shared bath
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Lakelevel bedroom overlooking the lake shared bath with deck
  • Master bedroom has a king size bed with partial canopy. Six foot sliding glass door faces across the lake and mountains. Full bath with jacuzzi tub. Upstairs bedroom has a full bathroom with a 8 foot sliding glass door leading to a small deck overlooking the lake. Lake side bedroom has a double bed over looking the side yard and the 'bullfrogs' bog. 4th bedroom has two single beds over looking the lake with its own deck.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Secluded Lakefront- Panoramic Views & Giant Stone Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Definitely a "li'l bit o' heaven"

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic setting. Watched the moon rise over the lake while sitting on the deck outside our bedroom each night. Left the deck door open nightly so we would be awakened by early dawn to watch the mist rising on the lake followed by the sunrise. The house is comfortable and spacious with no "roughing it" required. Active lake in the daytime with courteous boaters and lots of fun for everyone. Quiet and peaceful at night. Heavenly!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here last summer and it was the perfect vacation getaway. As soon as we walked in, were were blown away by how spacious the home is. Three floors of living space, plus incredible wrap around decks. Everything was very clean, and decor is warm and welcoming.

The sandy beach is ideal. No need to pack up the car to head to the lake - just walk out the back steps! We relaxed on the dock and kayaked around the lake using the owners' boats. Our toddler loved running in and out of the water - very family friendly house.

We also appreciated the tvs and wifi but spent most of our time lounging in the hammock or in the GORGEOUS screened in porch.

The owners were wonderful. Made the rental process so easy and were available via phone during our stay for random questions.

Can't wait to head back this summer! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

I wish we could make this a regular vacation spot. We were in New Hampshire for our son's wedding and this was the perfect place for us and our extended family to gather. The house has LOTS of space. The great room with kitchen, fireplace and views is fabulous. Our sons and their cousins loved the lake and all the activities available.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2002
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Manchester, NH Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rustic Table
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrack - Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 91
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rustic table
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Granite Gorge ski area
Nearest Beach
Forest Lake in front yard
Car: necessary

Summer: canoe, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking. Winter: ice skating, ice fishing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobile trails.

A Fall Wonderland.. The Pumpkin Festival in Keene.. world famous Pumkin Festival...Lake Surrounded by mountains of colors in fall.. 20 minutes to Vermont.. featured as a scenic fall route. A haven for writers. Or a gift to relax with open spaces, SUN FILLED ROOMS. Screened in Porch right over the lake front. Granite counter top kitchen double ovens.. open concept, Huge Fire Place. Amazing home.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Winchester, Monadnock Region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 5 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

October 1 through December 5 dates will be availabe for weekly rentals of $2,400.00 or $400 per night for a minimum 3 night stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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