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Cozy, lodge-style cottage in wooded, quiet lakeside neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 870 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 6, close to Bristol beaches on Newfound lake.

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 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!

More Details

Laura Tedeschi
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Laura Tedeschi

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 was 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 over 20 years out of our Brooklyn home.

Laura Tedeschi purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Laura Tedeschi chose Bristol

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bristol in Bristol

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 870 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters must provide their own linens - bed sheets and towels. Pillows, blankets and comforters are provided.
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower stall only, no tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Sun Porch - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double futon on sunporch
    Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 2 Single Bed , Loft reached by stairs from main living area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Cozy, lodge-style cottage in wooded, quiet lakeside neighborhood
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
TN Residents on the move

Private,quiet cottage in the woods. Not far to town and groceries. Love this area!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and cool summer and fall. Space heaters or fireplace make it very comfortable. Please note no linens. It worked out but didn't read the fine print.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newport, RI

We loved this place. It was woodsy and cozy yet only steps to the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean with everything we needed. Would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great cozy relaxing cottage.!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the charm of the cottage. Enjoyed being in between all of the trees to enjoy the coolness in the cottage. No a.c. needed. Close to everything. Great outdoor areas for families.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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You'll love it!

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin is even better in person than the internet pics can portray. It is cozy, simple, clean and a phenomenal value! We were so pleased and had a great family vacation on the lake and in the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So quaint!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a perfect destination. Very clean & kept up. Close enough walk to the beautiful lake. Great location would stay again

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The true meaning of "home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

This place feels more like visiting family than staying at a rental. It's so cozy. During the work week we were the only inhabited cottage in this small neighborhood and it was sooooo quiet. On Friday afternoon neighbors started arriving and you could hear kids, dogs and lawnmowers; but there's plenty of trees and shrubs for privacy. The cottage is as described and all was in perfect working order. Plenty of pots and pans and spices. Good water pressure. The queen mattress was very comfy. With a variety of pillows, one is guarantee to find the preferred thickness. The lake is just a few minutes away down a small path thru the woods. Very convenient. Definitely worth considering for your little escape from the busy city reality.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £112.79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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