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Historic Year Round New Hampshire Retreat - Swim/Ski/Canoe

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 232 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5+ Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Country Kitchen, Dining, Sleeps 10

1780 Farmhouse on 100 peaceful acres, above perfect swimming pond and walk to Crescent Lake in 18th-19th c. town of Acworth, NH. Fall foliage, winter downhill and x-country skiing or snowmobiling from front-door on various well-marked trails. Dock, rowboat, canoes on peaceful Crescent Lake.

Mt. Sunapee, Mt. Ascutney, Okemo, 30 mins for downhill skiing. Golf in Newport, 20 mins away. St. Gaudens historic site nearby. Reconstructed Fort #4 offers historical reenactments and colonial-style Thanksgiving Dinner. Tax- free shopping. Gourmet dining on Lake Sunapee, New London, Lebanon and Hanover. Hopkins Center/Dartmouth College 50 min.

Living Room has original spruce beams, fireplace & bake-oven, screened porch, and deck overlooks the pond. Barn has additional accommodations.

More Details

The Sirkin Family
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2018

About The Sirkin Family

We are 4 siblings who grew up spending summers, holidays, ski breaks and many wonderful gatherings of friends and family at this classic New England house. Our mom bought the property when I was a baby. Three of us now live on the West coast and my sister Susannah lives in Boston. She is pictured here between the 2 lovely daughters of our caretaker, Lisa.

The Sirkin Family purchased this farmhouse in 1961

Why The Sirkin Family chose Acworth

Our parents both have New England roots, on our mother's side going back to the Pilgrims, and our father was born in Vermont. Our dad was a US diplomat and we lived in Washington, DC when our mom went looking for a place to have as a New England base for the family. The property was just what she was looking for; a charming old colonial era house down the end of a dirt road on 100 acres, outside a quaint historic town, with a gorgeous lake and skiing nearby.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and tranquility, rustic antique charm, lovely private swimming pond, birch trees, nearby lake, hiking, skiing, and boating.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Acworth, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 232 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main upstairs - toilet , bath with shower
    Master bath - toilet , bath with shower , Main floor
    Small upstairs - toilet
    Barn - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Barn only open in summer/early fall
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Green Room - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Upstairs
    Guest Room - 1 double bed , Main Floor
    Small Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Upstairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 double bed , Main floor
    Blue Room, 2 twins, upstairs - 2 single bed
    Barn Apt - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Separate bldg; summer use only; additional fees apply.
  • 5 bedrooms + sleeping nook with 2 twin beds in study/loft space in main house. 1 b-r barn suite sleeps 2-4 people in spring/summer/early fall. (note that usage of barn requires additional fee)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Historic Year Round New Hampshire Retreat - Swim/Ski/Canoe
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Great stay with friends!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home with 10 adults (5 couples), a toddler, and a small dog and were very comfortable. We had a great time! The owner and caretaker were very easily accessible by phone/email for any questions and left detailed information about the house and how to work everything. Despite unusually cold temperatures, we were comfortable inside. The house was well stocked with kitchen supplies, linens, and extra blankets. We’ll definitely consider returning in warmer weather when we can enjoy more of the property!

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of old friends who love to get together, and this was a wonderful place for the eight of us. Plenty of room to all gather - with a lovely large table in the kitchen and a very comfy living room - yet enough privacy, too. Even in mid-October we were able to spend quite a bit of time on the back porch, which has a lovely view and it also very comfortable. The kitchen is extrememly well equipped. This is a comfortable, well-loved and cared for place, and we could feel it as soon as we walked through the front door. Lisa was very accommodating and the info book had everything we needed. This would be a great place any time of year, and we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Location with Lots of Privacy. The area is great too with lots to do. One can really unplug and relax on the property. The House is Cozy and unique in it's Layout, the owners are responsive to inquiries and the cleaning staff were very friendly and accomodating. We plan to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderful. My family and I loved being there. The mornings are spectacular! We loved having meals together around the farmers table in the spacious kitchen. The kitchen was a great place for the family to come together. Our dog loved the screened in back porch and we all absolutely loved the swimming pond. The house was clean and filled with really cool antiques. I would absolutely rent this property again. It is a very special home that is well taken care of. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family home with lots of charm and character. Great kitchen table for large gatherings.

  • 4 of 5

Great off the beaten track location on a great property for exploring. We drove 30 minutes to ski at Sunapea each day and enjoyed coming back to a warm fire and great gathering place for dinner.

We will rent again with lots of room for up to 3 families.

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would return here anytime and highly recommend this beautiful historical property.

  • 5 of 5

Grandparents,parents and children had a great week here.

The boys liked the pond so much that they chose to ignore the lake!

Lisa, property manager, was responsive to any questions.

There are many "extras" in this house so it feels like a home.

It is historic yet comfortable.

Go and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Lake Sunapee Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Claremont, NH
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Unity, South Acworth
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Sunapee
Car: necessary

Snowmobile trails, nearby ski areas, many theaters offering quality plays and music, walk to nearby Crescent Lake for boating and fishing, many walking trails.

Other Activities: cross country skiing/snowmobiling on and around property, downhill skiing 20 mins


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Acworth, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Sale
8 Jan 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$187.67 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$62.56 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$375.33
Tax Rate 9.0%

We charge $25 per person per night for parties with more than 10 guests.
2-4 guests can sleep in summer in the spacious barn suite, for an additional $100/nite; $50/nite after 2 nites.
Rates may be negotiable for small parties.
Full refund 60 days prior to rental. 60-30 days: cost of 1st nite cancellation fee applies unless we can rebook. Less than 30 days, no refund unless we rebook.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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