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N.H. Waterfront Cottage

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Henniker - N.H. Waterfront Cottage

Rustic Beauty On Quiet Pond: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

Ideal spot for couples, families and friends to escape from the buzz of civilization and just relax in the private, wooded setting or experience a whole host of area activities and sites that are just a short ride away. After visiting our cottage, we think you'll want to make it an annual vacation destination.

Summer guests may enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing and frog catching in the quiet, trout stocked pond. In the fall, you'll find a dazzling display of fall foliage and plenty of festivals and community activities. Winter skiers and outdoor enthusiasts - bring your ice skates, skis, snowboards. Pat's Peak is only 5 miles away and many other ski areas are just a short drive.

The rustic beauty of our getaway on French Pond has a peaceful ambiance and relaxing charm, but offers easy access to many area sites and activities.

Here is an email we received from a previous guest...

'Our time at the pond was heavenly and provided a rest that we all really needed. Thank you for giving our family such a beautiful place to unwind and reconnect. My husband had been hesitant to leave his busy practice but after a couple of days realized he was in the exact right spot.'

Less than 1.5 hours from Boston, Henniker is a charming college town nestled along the Contoocook River with it's own covered bridge right at the village center. As you familiarize yourself with Henniker, you'll be delighted by the warm, small town atmosphere. Explore the quaint eateries, the century old pharmacy/toy shop or grab a bite at Intervale Farm Pancake House & Ice Cream Stand. In the colder months, you can enjoy winter fun at Pat's Peak Ski Resort just 5 miles from your doorstep!

Entering the cottage, guests are greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows providing a panoramic view of the pond. The rustic entryway features the cabin's original hearth (decorative only), vaulted ceilings and a bookcase filled with games, books and DVDs.

Off the entryway, there is a full bath with shower. Moving into the cottage, the entrance opens up to a Great Room with open concept. The living room, furnished with a comfy overstuffed couch and chair, features a TV, stereo and BluRay/DVD player.

Facing the pond is a bright and airy sun-room with wicker couch, chair and settee. The sun-room flows into the fully equipped kitchen with an expandable dining table (seats 8), refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffeemaker.

An oversized deck extends the entire length of the cottage with a large staircase which leads to the small, private beach area and dock. Below the deck are a canoe and paddle boat for guest use.

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2):

Queen bed, water view, attached 1/2 bath, walkout to deck, ceiling fan, TV/DVD player, closet and antique dressing table.

Twin Bedroom (sleeps 2):

Two twin beds and antique dresser. This room also features a water view, walkout to deck and ceiling fan.

Single Bedroom (sleeps 1):

Twin bunk bed (loft style), desk and dresser.

Closest Airports -

Manchester Airport (Manchester NH), 36 miles

Logan Airport (Boston, MA), 80 miles

Local facilities -

Grocery store: Harvester Market, 3 miles

Pharmacy: Henniker Pharmacy, 3 miles

Henniker Laundromat: corner of Main St & Rush Rd, 3 miles

Skiing: Pat's Peak, 5 miles (many other ski areas nearby)

Golfing: Duston Country Club in Hopkinton; Angus Lea Golf Course in Hillsborough; Oak Brook Golf in North Weare all within 10 miles

Redbox rentals: Hillsboro, 7 miles

Major shopping area with mall, movie theater and big box stores: Concord, 17 miles

NH Motor Speedway, 31 miles

Amenities include:

3 Bedrooms (sleeps 5)

Linens provided

Fully equipped kitchen

Trout stocked pond

Canoe

Kayak

Grill

Large patio tables & bistro set

TVs with cable

BluRay and DVD Players

CD Stereo

Games, Books, DVDs

On-site Activities:

Boating

Swimming

Fishing

Nature walks

Ice skating

Bird watching

Frog catching

Nearby activities:

Skiing/Snowboarding/XC skiing

Golf

Shopping

Movie theater

Antique shops

Kayaking

Zip lining

Hot air Ballooning

Horseback riding

Hiking

'Pick your own' fruits & pumpkins

Water Park

NH Speedway

Henniker Community Market

Organic produce, raw milk, specialty foods

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Linda Thomson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2016
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About Linda Thomson

Although my family is currently living in Pittsburgh, we are originally from New England where we have a very large extended family. We love the peace and quiet of mornings spent on the deck of our New Hampshire cottage watching the wildlife and listening to the sounds of nature. Every summer we have a big BBQ and fireworks display on French Pond to share our favorite spot with family and friends. We have also spent many winter vacations skiing (the boys prefer snowboarding) at Pat's Peak and ice skating on the pond. We travel back home as often as possible; but unfortunately we don't get back often enough which is why we've decided to share our cottage experience with others. It's such a great place to create truly special memories - I know you're going to love it!

Linda Thomson purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Linda Thomson chose Merrimack Valley

Less than 1.5 hours from our home in Massachusetts, the cottage was a perfect spot for our family to get away from our daily routines and reconnect. We fell in love with the rustic beauty of the cottage and the picturesque pond. It immediately struck us as a great family vacation home.

Henniker is a charming college town nestled along the Contoocook River with it's own covered bridge right at the village center. We love the warm, small town atmosphere including the century old pharmacy/toy shop and the small businesses where you'll find the owners behind the counters. Being a family of skiers and snowboarders, it's an added bonus to have Pat's Peak Ski Resort just 5 miles from our doorstep.

We fell in love with the cottage and the town and have been blessed with some wonderful family memories of our vacations on French Pond.

What makes this cabin unique

When you first walk into the cottage, you're greeted with a panoramic view of the water and woods. You're struck by the beauty of your surroundings. It's so relaxing to sit and listen to the call of the loons or soak up the brilliant colors of the fall foliage as you sip your morning coffee on the expansive deck overlooking the water. The pond offers a lot of activities from fishing and swimming, to canoeing or simply bird watching. The rustic beauty of our getaway on French Pond has a peaceful ambiance and relaxing charm, but it also offers easy access to many area sites and activities.

Henniker is a great place to relax and get away from it all or enjoy an action filled vacation. Stroll the streets or trails along the river, enjoy a summer concert on the green or spend an afternoon playing golf, take a hike through the lush trails or ski one of the area mountains. There is a lot to see and do around Henniker. Its central location makes it a great place to use as your home base while you explore New Hampshire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! What a fantastic place. I lived in New Hampshire for four years and truly miss it. The cabin was the perfect place to stay while visiting friends. Thank you so much for sharing your home with my family.
Nov 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

N.H. Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 30 reviews
5

A beautiful, relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

This great cabin on French Pond was our final stop of a three-week New England vacation. We feel fortunate to have found it. The setting is quiet and beautiful; we enjoyed a gorgeous sunrise and watched the loons while they fished. The homey feeling camp is well equipped and clean and the owner was very attentive. We highly recommend this rental for those looking for a quiet get-away or a family get-together.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meriden, CT
4

SERENITY!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week at the cottage and saw a great deal of wildlife! The loons were our favorites, as well as the eagle, heron, otter, pileated woodpecker, chipmunks and more. Very peaceful and isolated. Comfortable furnishings and wonderful views. The cottage has a total of 7 sliding glass doors giving you a great view from every spot including your bed. We would love to return again. Pam and Justine

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very nice stay

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is as described. The location is indeed away from it all and perfect for a quiet getaway. Linda provided an excellent response to the one small issue we had. We found Nature at its best with all the comforts of home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mansfield
4

Wonderful, Relaxing Week

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the French Pond House was fantastic. My wife and I and my two month old spent a week up there at the end of June 2016. The house is very cute, clean, and well appointed (everything you need is there with the exception of beach towels and toiletries). It Felt like everything you'd imagine a lake cabin to be from the moment we walked in and looked out the wall of windows out to the pond. The view from the deck is amazing. Linda, the owner, is extremely attentive. We had an small issue with the lights in part of the house and she got back to us promptly and sent over her handyman within an hour of us getting in contact with her. Excellent service for sure. The pond itself is small but very peaceful. We kayaked around quite a bit. We lucked out with fantastic weather so we were outside quite a bit enjoying the fresh air. French Pond is a typical New England pond with lily pads and frogs and other plantlife along the bottom of the pond if you're looking for a crystal clear lake with nice sandy bottom this isn't the place for you. My wife is not a huge fan of water anyway so she didn't venture in the pond but I had no issue jumping in off the dock as I grew up on a similar pond as a kid. I'd recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a nice quiet getaway. There isn't much to do in the immediate area surrounding the cabin so I think that might be our only complaint but if you're up there for peace and quiet and don't care too much about nightlife or having a plethora of dining options this is the place for you. Linda has a hidden gem here and we'd like to thank her for letting us use it for our first vacation as a family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I came up for our one year anniversary. This wonderful house made for a perfect couples weekend. The beautiful views and quiet atmosphere made our relaxing time away very enjoyable. While the house is secluded, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Henniker brewery is a must attend for beer lovers and Daniels pub is a cute little spot for a night out of dinner or drinks. We can't wait to come back to this cozy house on the lake every year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick- Thanks so much for your review. I'm happy that you had such an enjoyable time during your stay at our cottage. I couldn't agree more about both the Henniker Brewery and Daniel's Restaurant and Pub. If you are able to come back for your second anniversary, try the gondola ride up Mount Sunapee - it's an especially beautiful vista during foliage season. All the best, Linda
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Milford, MA USA
5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect "home base" for NEC's 2015 commencement. Everything about your house was perfect. I noticed that everyone who signed your guest book promised to come back - we are among them! Can't wait to return. We had a wonderful family weekend and many memories were made. Thank you for sharing your amazing home!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Daniel's Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Duston Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Concord, NH
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 89
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Daniel's Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Pat's Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
French Pond
Car: necessary

Less than 1.5 hours from Boston, Henniker is a charming college town nestled along the Contoocook River with it's own covered bridge right at the village center. As you familiarize yourself with Henniker, you'll be delighted by the warm, small town atmosphere. Explore the quaint eateries, the century old pharmacy/toy shop or grab a bite at Intervale Farm Pancake House & Ice Cream Stand. In the colder months, you can enjoy winter fun at Pat's Peak Ski Resort just 5 miles from your doorstep!

New Hampshire's state capital is less than 15 miles away with interesting shops, eateries and site-seeing. Shopping: Main street has a few cute shops and a rather large quilting store. Large retailers (Walmart, Target, BestBuy) can be found in Concord along with a shopping mall and movie theater. Outlet shopping is less than 40 minutes away in Tilton, NH.

Restaurants: Intervale Farm Pancake House is a favorite stop for Sat or Sun breakfast. Housemade maple syrup is available to take home. Daniel's Restaurant and Pub, located right on the Contoocook River, offers a nice selection of entrees and an extensive cocktail menu. For a very casual meal, St. George's Cafe is a great sandwich stop.

Henniker is a great place to relax and get away from it all or enjoy an action filled vacation. Stroll the streets or trails along the river, enjoy a summer concert on the green or spend an afternoon playing golf, take a hike through the lush trails or ski one of the area mountains. There is a lot to see and do around Henniker. Its central location makes it a great place to use as your home base while you explore New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont or even Maine.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Henniker, Merrimack Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
11 Sep 2016 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£390
for 2 nights
From
£129
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£163
Fri,Sat
£1,078
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£404
for 2 nights
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£136
From
£171
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Cleaning Fee £79 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cleaning Fees: A $100 cleaning fee will be assessed for the first 2-7 days and for each additional week of the reservation.

Cancellation Policy:
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due at booking with the balance to be paid in full 30 days prior to stay (60 days prior to stay for summer rentals).
Once the balance is received it is then non-refundable.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Henniker in New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Attached to Master (queen) Bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Lofted bunk bed with desk beneath
  • Bedroom 1 has walkout to the deck, an attached 1/2 bath, TV with built in DVD player, ceiling fan, closet and antique dressing table. Bedroom 2 has walkout to the deck, dresser and ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 has loft style bunk bed with desk, dresser and lots of drawer storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a small, private dock where you can sit and fish without ever leaving the shore.

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