Our house was built in 1850 in a village called Damariscotta Mills. The native americans called this place the "meeting place of many fishes" because this is where the fresh water of Damariscotta Lake meets the tidal salt waters of Damariscotta River. Our picturesque neighborhood is now a quiet area, prized for it's historic homes, peaceful atmosphere and easy access to pristine natural areas as well as diverse cultural events and shopping.
The house is a quintessential Maine home with white clapboards, wood floors, dormers and a red barn. The house sits on 2 acres of land with a large lawn, gardens and a forested area. The house has three bedrooms, (2 king, 1 full) plus a twin bed on the sun-porch. There are one full and one 3/4 bath, a kitchen / dining room, a parlor and a den (both with 7' couches for extra guests).
The neighborhood is quiet and friendly with a freshwater swimming are just 300 yards down the road. Enjoy short walks around the historic neighborhood and explore the fish ladder originally built in 1810. Take a short drive (2.5 miles) to the charming Damariscotta/Newcastle downtown for restaurants and shopping, or explore further to find the picturesque Pemaquid Lighthouse, Fort William Henry (1600's) and the lovely sandy shore at Pemaquid Beach.
Other nearby attractions include Boothbay Harbor, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Camden/Rockport area to the north and Freeport to the south. Or just relax and enjoy the stay at Quince Cottage.
The house & yard were lovely, with a beautiful garden. Our hosts were great and answered all our questions about the area. The lake was delightful. The neighborhood was quiet & friendly. An added perk was the fresh produce from the garden, including the peach tree. We would definitely stay here again.