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Family-Friendly New England, Summer House

Bedrooms 5
Space 900 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8. Mountain View, Spacious Dining/Living Area, Porch.

Old-fashioned, rustic, New England summer house: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 full shower, 1 half-shower) large living/dining area, fireplace, camp-style kitchen, screened in large porch, mountain view, meadows, walking distance to Chocorua Lake. Sleeps 8.

House description: There are 5 bedrooms, two downstairs with a bathroom with shower, one on the middle landing and two upstairs with a bathroom with a tub and half-shower. There are lots of sheets, towels and blankets, cookware, a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, and a line outside and one inside in the breezeway. The linen closet is upstairs just before the bathroom. The outside big door in the living room will slide open to a screen. There is a big porch looking out on Chocorua Mountain. It’s quite private with a long driveway between two meadows. It’s about a seven minute walk to a swimming area shared with neighbors on Chocorua Lake. It’s all simple and basic –Yankee, rustic. There is wireless internet at the house.

Melanie Peabody
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Melanie Peabody

This is a family summer house that we have enjoyed over many decades. We have spent many summers here with wonderful memories. We are now in the third generation. During the weeks of the summer that the family can't be here, we try to rent the house. Some families return every year. We try to maintain and improve the house all the time. It is a great place for a family to spread out and relax. There is a lot of communal space for dining, reading, board or card games and napping. It is casual, and peaceful.

Melanie Peabody purchased this farmhouse in 1945

Why Melanie Peabody chose Tamworth

If you would like to spend time in the country in a beautiful setting with simplicity you will enjoy this house. You have near access to many activities like hiking and swimming and you can also just sit on the porch and admire the view of Chocorua Mountain.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This home is basic and rustic and comfortable. It is not a slick or 'condo' summer place. It is a wonderful place to enjoy simple pleasures. It has an old-fashioned summer camp feel to it that makes it special.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Tamworth in Carroll County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms. One is in wing downstairs. Shower and tub. The other bathroom is upstairs with half a shower and tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Other - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 5 bedrooms. Two bedrooms downstairs in wing. One is king-size, the other is single. One bedroom on middle landing with single bed. Two bedrooms upstairs. One is king-size, the other is double
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


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Family-Friendly New England, Summer House
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Richmond, VA, USA

Peace and relaxation in a warm family home!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have imagined a nicer place for our summer vacation - a warm, old family house filled with books and a screen porch with a view across the field and Mt. Chocorua in the distance. A short walk to the lake made for easy morning and evening swims. Blueberry picking in the fields. Long walks on the dirt roads and an easy drive to great White Mt. hiking trails! Melanie is a great manager. She is so helpful and quick to respond to any questions. Thank you for sharing such a special place. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure to be of help to you! We look forward to having you stay again next summer. Melanie
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience! The house is like taking a step back in time. It is filled with beautiful books, interesting paintings, and amazing antiques. If you are wanting lush accommodations, and state of the art amenities this is not the place for you. If you are wanting to disconnect from being a slave to our electronics and reconnect with your family pick this home. I can not describe the beauty and peace of this property. The pictures don't do it justice. The views and scenery are inspiring. The house is like getting a warm hug from a beloved grandparent. My family and I could not have asked for or even imagined a more perfect place. Jean was lovely to work with. I only wish we could have met in person. Whenever we choose to go to New Hampshire again we will definitely stay at this house again. Enough good things can not be said!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hikes in the White Mountains, swimming in Chocorua Lake; Live theatre at the Barnstormers, Tamworth NH; Outlet shopping in North Conway NH; Golf; Farmer's Market, Tamworth NH; Contra Dancing Tamworth NH; and just relaxing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Tamworth, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75.37

We require half payment at booking and please pay the final amount by May 1st. if booked prior to May. Thank you, Melanie Peabody

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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