About this listing
Located within walking distance of the historic Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH and a short drive to the Lakes Region & Mountains, this fully equipped house is the perfect spot if you feel like just nesting or as a base for your outdoor expeditions.
Open Concept Modern Country Cottage 90 Min North of Boston - Fully Equipped and Newly Renovated!
Nestled in the woods 90 minutes North of Boston (and 20 minutes North of Concord, New Hampshire) this newly renovated 800 square foot (75 sq meter) passive solar 'barn' is ideal for short getaways and longer holiday escapes to explore New England.
This cottage/barn is newly converted to a Scandinavian influenced modern design open concept bedroom loft with adjacent room and Futon bed on main floor. Can sleep 6 comfortably. Has a skylight, is furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen. Designed by and for my daughter, Nell.
Set back from road and very private, the property boasts loads of light and hardwood floors throughout - in addition to a greenhouse for soaking up the sun.
Cottage faces directly onto a garden and spacious country outdoor area for evening drinks and outdoor dining in the warmer months. In the colder months, the winter wonderland surrounds the cottage, while the fireplace, a cup of tea and good book keep you cozy indoors.
5 minutes from Loudon International Raceway and 2 minutes from the historic Canterbury Shaker Village.
Skiing, Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Zipline tree-top canopy tours in the White Mountains, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Baking Classes at King Arthur Flour in Vermont, Herb Classes at Shaker Village Canterbury, local smoke house and maple syrup production just around the corner are just a few of the days trips accessible from the property. Not to mention the lovely local walks accessible by stepping out the front door.
Year-round the area is rich in a wide variety of activities - an hour's drive North to the White Mountains and an hour East to New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast.
Please note - (website hidden) Map below is not accurate - we are 2 miles north of location it indicates.
Fully equipped new kitchen with dishwasher, gas stove and almost every cooking utensil and appliance you can think of.
Book shelf of good reading and cookbooks for your use.
Bureau full of classic board games, cards, mind teasers etc.
Iron, hair dryer, vacuum, TV, DVD/CD player (with iPod speaker hook up)
Basic Cable, WiFi & Internet
High quality linens and towels
New front loading washer and dryer
Trash removal (Wed or Sat/weekly)
Plowing (in winter) & lawn mowing (in summer)
Easily reachable Landlord for any issues and questions
Weber charcoal grill and charcoal
Wood fired sauna adjacent but not attached to the house.
Bikes, snowshoes etc upon request
$175/night for up to 5 nights
$50 extra per visit if over 4 people.
Please inquire for rates for stays longer than 10 nights
Payment in full in advance required.
Calm pets are welcome.
There is a large mowed lawn and several gardens.
Interaction with Guests
Whenever possible I like to greet my guests and make myself available during their stay should they need anything.
The Shaker Village which is 1/2 mile down the road is a historic landmark and open for tours from June to Nov.
There is one small convenience store 4 miles away. Best to do your grocery shopping before you arrive. Exit 14 off of Rt. 93 there are two large grocery stores.
Other Things to Note
Beach chairs, paddle games and a "rustic" fire pit are there for your use.
We expect guests to respect our cottage, its contents and our surrounding property.
No smoking indoors, proper disposal of trash in recycle bins is appreciated in addition to leaving the cottage in as to the state in which you found it as possible.
If you bring a pet and you are going to be away from the house for any length of time they need to be crated. Their is a leash law in the town of Canterbury but it is fine to let them run on my property.
I could not have asked for a better host. Tory was on-site when we arrived, as she lives nearby, and greeted us with a warm welcome and delicious, frosted brownie! The brownie was so large, it lasted the three days of our stay. Enough about the brownie, though...
The guesthouse was clean, neat, furnished, comfortable, relaxing, and 100% perfect for us. The house looked just as the pictures indicated and provided great amenities, such as dishwasher, clothes washer/dryer, and a never ending supply of bed and bath linens. The sleeping arrangements were comfortable and, although we stayed over a warm and humid few days, the place remained cool.
I was very happy with my stay and will definitely stay again if in the area.
Tory's guest house was as lovely and spacious as the pictures indicated. Everything is beautifully renovated, and it was cozy for two, even though there is plenty of space to accommodate more, if needed. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking paraphernalia, and we definitely took advantage of the gas grill (there is also a charcoal one if you prefer). There is a great yard that is set back from the road, and with the trees surrounding the house, it felt very secluded and serene. The bed in the main loft area is right under a skylight, which offers a great view of the stars at night!
For those of you traveling with a pup, it's an excellent spot - ours loved exploring the yard and sniffing at the screen door. I think he's going to sleep all week to recover from the excitement.
We humans, on the other hand, had a really relaxing stay. Tory was very welcoming, and left us fresh flowers and delicious homemade brownies when we arrived. She was at the main house up the hill, and was quick to accommodate if we needed anything, but we were otherwise pretty much unaware of her presence - the guest house is very private.
Overall, we had a great time and would definitely stay again!
Even though Tory was out of town she left us a nice welcome message and some treats. The guest house was great! Very cozy and rustic with modern flair.
We had a fantastic weekend at Tory's place in Canterbury! What an absolute gem it is. We have stayed at a number of Airb&b places now and Tory was an exceptional host. She was kind, accommodating and quick in her communication. She went out of her way to make us comfortable - cooking us brownies, phoning in to check if we needed anything, getting in bagels, allowing us extra time on the day we left.
The sweet house was surrounded by snow but we kept warm inside. We didn't get a chance to use the sauna unfortunately but we loved that it was there!
All in all a fantastic experience with a great host.
We had such a wonderful time at Tory's place! The heat was on when we arrived, welcoming us to a beautiful house full of clever windows and cozy blankets and everything we could have needed. Tory was so accessible and helpful in scheduling our visit, and we're already hoping to come back and visit in the springtime when we can take advantage of the fire pit.
We spent an autumn weekend at Tory's cottage. It is in a lovely location just a mile from the Canterbury Shaker village, set in its own garden. The cottage was very comfortable and we'll equipped. The cottage is very true to the photos on the website. It was really nice to meet Tory. She went out of her way to accommodate our schedule. I would highly recommend her cottage and would love to stay there again.
A wonderful host! Beautiful place in the woods, 25 min from town, peaceful and calm! We all loved the experience!
About the Host, Tory
Greetings - Thank you for taking a look at our property. I have lived in the area since the mid-70's, and as much as I love traveling and seeing the world, I love coming home to the area and the fresh air and open skies of New Hampshire after being away. I grew up in Connecticut and have been a professional in education on many levels since returning from the Peace Corps in Ethiopia in 1973. I currently live on the property up the hill in the main house on the property - don't worry - privacy I appreciate and respect - so you'll only see me to welcome you or when you need assistance with something. I hope you will come enjoy our country retreat. We love the space and think you will too...