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Wildwood Cottage in Bristol, New Hampshire is part of the small 1950s Forest Acres vacation community tucked away on a wooded hillside in Bristol, New Hampshire. It has been our family’s vacation home for more than 18 years. The road is steep, but the rates are quite affordable. The crystal clear water of Newfound Lake is just a short walk to the bottom of the hill, and the wondrously tall conifer trees are all around.
Though the outside of the cottage is deceptively small, the inside is quite spacious, with plenty of light, natural pine woodwork, an open catheral ceiling and loft area, a fireplace, screened sun room, and the obligatory deer head. If you're looking for "lodgy," you've found the right place!
The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably. There is private bedroom with a queen bed, a loft bedroom with 2 twin beds, and a double futon on the sun room. You will need to supply your own sheets & towels. Blankets and pillows are provided.
The ktichen is equipped with a a small gas stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven and the usual cooking utensils. Being small and low tech there is no dishwasher. Speaking of technology, there is a flat screen TV with DVD player and old "fashiony" VCR and tapes, a similar "old fashiony" Game Cube with games, a stereo, ipod/phone charging station, but no cable. Cell phone service seems to be quite good in our location, we can't say so much for in town.
Outside there is a front deck with gas grill, outside tables & chairs and umbrellas to keep off the afternoon sun. There is a sand box in the yard if you have little tykes with you. We have a fire ring in the backyard and wood is provided. There is an enclosed outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach if you like the back to nature feeling.
The cottage is not on the beach, but it is right between the two Bristol Town beach areas, and about 7 minutes from Wellington State park - we'll provide the beach chairs and floaty noodles! We have found being off the main road and the busy lake front has means more peace and quiet, and a safer place for kids.
It’s nearly impossible not to relax here. We even leave a guitar hanging in the sun room for you to indulge your inner James Taylor!
Owners Paul and Laura Tedeschi live in Brooklyn, CT
We met as art students at UMASS at Dartmouth. We somehow ended up fixing up 3 older homes, before buying Wildwood Cottage.
We have 2 children a son and daughter, who spent many happy weekends and vacations at the cottage. Laura is a scout leader (cub and girl) and has had her troops stay at the cottage.
Paul is and advertising creative director and Laura has run a small design business T2 Creative for 20 years out of our Brooklyn home.
Laura Tedeschi purchased this cottage in 1997
We chose this area for a vacation home because Paul's parent's had been living in the White Mountains area and on return trips from visiting, we often would drive down Route 3 just to look at Newfound Lake and say, "Wouldn't it be great to have a little get-away spot here - it's so beautiful and peaceful - imagine going for a hike near the lake then coming home to a nice cozy fireplace?"
Paul's parent eventually moved to Bristol and his mom convinced us we should look for a place there.
After looking at many run-down , low ceiling-ed, crowded cottage colony places, which was all we could afford on the lake, Paul's Mom called us to say she had our cottage, it wasn't on the lake "but just wait until you see it!"
We loved it the minute we walked in. The house had a sweet woody smell, the living room with the necessary cozy fireplace was perfect, and the house had never been finished so we could fix it up they way wanted. We could picture kids up in the loft bedroom. There was little noise form the busy shore road and lake. But we could see the lake through the trees, and we could walk down to Cummings Town beach.
The area has a great old-fashioned 50's-60' vacation feel, no over-development or huge motor boats on the lake. Shackett's grocery right up the street. Plus a nice little downtown area with antique shops and some great breakfast places and pubs. And all close to some nice natural areas we like to visit like Sculptured Rocks, Hebron Marsh, Quincy Bog and Wellington State Park. We were hooked!
Now it's your turn to love Wildwood Cottage and Newfoundlake!
Very homey cabin. It was so CLEAN!! We enjoyed our weekend to Bristol NH and found the cabin to be the perfect spot for a quite get away.
Highly recommend this house for a small family retreat.
I liked the area. It was peaceful, the lake is very clean and a nice walk from the cottage. Five of us were very comfortable in the cottage. The living room is spacious with a working fireplace. It would have been nice to have a second bathroom, but we managed. Laura was very responsive. The DVD player didn't work and we had a new one there the next day.
Nice property in a good area. Easy beach access. Weather was the best I've seen in ten years. Unit was in good working condition, clean, etc..
Would have liked A/C of some kind (window unit would have been fine) but it never got brutally hot (I stayed in mid July).
We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was secluded and comfortable with all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay at the lake.
This cabin is the perfect little hide away...I loved everything about it...the lake was breathtaking and local eateries were phenomenal...Im a Chef by trade so you can trust me when I say try The Italian Farmhouse!!! I am definitely going to try to book this same cottage for next year...we are a family of five and the feeling was mutual all around..thank you Laura!!!!
Our stay was nice. The house was nice and clean, with a lot of extra little things provided, some spices, shampoo, and tapes to watch. Thank You again.
Diane and Don Sherman
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£123|