About this listing
Nestled in the Monadnock Region of NH, you'd be hard put to find a more quintessential New England Village than Hancock .
Walking distance to Hancock Center and views of the Mountain for which this region is named, enjoy the peace & culture !
Lovely bedroom with antique fourposter , overlooking perennial gardens.A short walk to the quintessential New England village of Hancock.Set in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, with easy day jaunts to explore all of Mid-New England. Year around outdoor and cultural activities available in this lively area. Summer includes Peterborough Players, Andy's Playhouse, and Monadnock Music Festival. Try Farmers Markets,in Hancock and all the surrounding towns.swim, fish or boating on Nubanusit Lake, Willard Pond or Norway Pond. Talks and guided expeditions at the Harris Center. Enjoy dining at the Hancock Inn or Fiddleheads. Fall/winter arrange a hunting canoeing expedition. Snowshoe,skate,or ski Crotched Mt.Don't forget maple syrup season in late winter, or the changing leaves, and Art Studio and Wool Arts Tours in autumn.I'll be happy to help you explore this area whatever season you choose to visit, and whatever your interest. Please enjoy viewing photo details from both listings.
Guests can make their own meals in the kitchen and eat in the dinning/kitchen area or the various sites on the porch or in the garden. You also have a small refrigerator in your room, and space in the kitchen to store your food or beverages.
There is an extensive collection of DVDs you are welcome to view in the livingroom or on your laptop...please make sure to return your choice to its spot.
There is a lovely bath in the upstairs bathroom in which to relax. Help yourself to salts and bubbles.
This is a lived in home, and I hope you will feel equally at home during your stay here.
We share both upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. I have 2 robes available for your use if you wish. We generally take our shoes off at the door, you may want to have slippers or an indoor pair of shoes to slip on.
My son has a dog that is restricted to the kitchen area when we are not home, therefore doors are kept closed to that area at all times.
Other bedrooms are off limits unless invited by the occupant. Bathroom doors are closed only when occupied. If uncertain knock and inquire.
Interaction with Guests
I do work. However, I hope that you will feel free to ask for anything you need and I welcome any interactions while I am around.
I have a 26 year old son, who also works. I think you will find him quite sociable and entertaining should you find him around during your stay.
This is a self catering household. We come and go quite freely , yet I am most accessible, and open to your needs.
We live just up the hill from the village of Hancock. There is a small country store (The Hancock Market ) and a restaurant (Fiddleheads ) and the oldest, continuously operating INN in the USA ( The Hancock Inn) The Inn serves typical New England fare and is worth an evening out, or Sunday Brunch.
Norway Pond is the Town Beach. Great for families as there is a lifeguard on duty during the Summer. Easy walk from my house.
On Summer Thursday evenings we have concerts at the Bandstand on the Town Commons
Saturdays there is a Farmers' Market in the stalls behind the Church.
Don't miss the Library ! Community Functions happen there regularly, and we have The Best Librarian !
We also boast a Nature conserve, The Harris Center, that has numerous hiking trails, and educational workshops and talks. Just up the hill from me is the Apple Orchard, with beautiful views of Mt. Monadnock, for which our region is famous. The orchard has "Pick your own" apples in the Autumn.
Willard Pond is a great area to see Loons, and to swim, fish,or canoe. Lake Nubanusit is the place to go to refresh on a hot day. Usually a cool breeze and cold waters. a favorite boating and fishing spot both Summer and Winter,This is also the nesting site for a pair of Bald Eagles, so bring your binoculars !
Another spot of interest is the Historical Society which houses artifacts from Hancock's earliest days to the present, a tradition that I believe is peculiar to New England, affectionately called "The Memory House" by local author, Howard Mansfield.
Then, don't laugh, I frequently take guests to our Town Dump. This area is well populated with artist, writers and musicians...and you will notice a certain flair to this landmark, and the best price on "Recyclables " !
Don't miss our Neighbors to the South. Peterborough , a whole other story to explore.
An automobile is a necessity in this area.This is a rural setting.
I have plenty of parking space in my driveway, but it may require backing out onto a hill
I recommend getting a rental vehicle at either Logan Airport in Boston or Manchester Airport.I am happy to pick you up, if need be ,at either location for an extra fee, if you prefer to pick up something here . There is an Enterprise Rental in Hillsboro , NH or Peterborough.
Other Things to Note
Spring through Autumn I have a Perennial garden that I hope you will take the opportunity to relax and enjoy. Curl up with a good book , and cuppa tea or beverage of your choice and soak up the sun or watch the storm pass over.
On the Forth of July you can just catch a glimpse of the Fireworks if you don't wish to go down to the Town Beach.
To the West facing town is the "White Garden " a soothing finish to the day as the sun sets. A spot for dinner or tea easily set for two.
We are generally a quiet bunch.Sometimes we have to get up early for work, so a general hush is appreciated after 10 PM.
This is definitely a smoke free environment. Please no smoking.
Although we have pets, would rather you kept yours at home.
I expect guests to pick up after themselves, and wash or rinse and put dishes in the dishwasher.
There is a washing machine and clothesline or dryer that you may use , just ask for instructions before you do so.
You have full access to the kitchen, but not the food. There is a tea kettle in the upstairs bath and kitchen you are welcome to use and tea or coffee. I don't drink coffee therefore you'll have to decipher how to make your brew on your own. I have a French Press . Enjoy !!