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Gorgeous, large historic home near mountains, lakes

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Gorgeous and cozy 1790 farmhouse, with modern comforts

Beautifully maintained and updated 1790 farmhouse that could be featured in Country Living magazine - and less than two hour drive from Boston. Ten minute drive to the base lodge of Waterville Valley ski resort. Charming details include exposed beams, hardwood floors, and cast-iron stove. Modern comforts and over 3,000 square feet of space for a relaxing stay. Home includes two living rooms, a huge fireplace, jacuzzi tub, five bedrooms, and five bathrooms. Two beds and baths on first floor, two ensuite bedrooms on second floor with French doors and balconies, and third bedroom and half bath on second floor. The laundry room is conveniently located on the first floor just off the kitchen. For a daily fee, guests may use Waterville Valley rec center, with indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, workout room, tennis, towels etc. Home's outdoor features include a porch and fire pit. Four seasons of activities include: skiing at Waterville Valley, Loon, Cannon; prime leaf peeping; hiking in the White Mountains; golf at Owl's Head, swimming in Mad River (the Eddy) and nearby Squam Lake. Close to Campton Village shops, restaurants, coffee shops and Plymouth for more shopping and dining. The Farmhouse is truly a special retreat in a gorgeous corner of the world.

Cher Duffield
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Cher Duffield

Active family based in Boston, with English dad and Wisconsin-bred mom.

Cher Duffield purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Cher Duffield chose Thornton

Everything about this home signals a special, comfortable getaway. Do any number of activities or just enjoy the fire, lack of noise and light pollution.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Transport yourself to another world in less than two hours from Boston. This home is a destination in itself - no generic condo! You are close to all mother nature offers, and can ski, hike, golf, leaf peep, swim, dine.


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

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Red Room upstairs half bath - toilet
    Ground floor bath / laundry - Next to kitchen and living rooms, shower and laundry
    Garden suite bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Custom vanité ensuite master bath
    Ensuite bath Blue Tulip room - toilet , shower enclosure
    Ground floor bathroom with tub - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Main floor bathroom with linen closet
  • Each bathroom is in good condition and each has warmth and charm.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Blue Tulip Suite - 1 large double bed , Suite with sitting area, ensuite bath, balcony
    Garden Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , King bed, sitting area, ensuite bath, TV, balcony
    Rose Room - 1 large double bed , Ground floor bedroom with TV, next to full bath, jacuzzi
    Blue room - 1 double bed , Ground floor off dining room, with TV
    Red Room upstairs half bath - 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs bedroom with bunk beds adjacent to a half bathroom
  • Each bedroom is tastefully decorated with nice linens, home was a B&B by previous owner so is up to high standards with furnishings and condition. In total, there is space for 10 adults, plus pack n play, toddler bed, and twin Air mattress. There is additional bedding if anyone wants to sleep on sofas. 12 max rental party
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
In nearby Campton Village, Mad River Roaster Room and Campton Cupboard have homemade meals to take away and baked goods! If you want anything specific, e.g. mid-week housekeeping, we can arrange it at a la carte pricing!


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Gorgeous, large historic home near mountains, lakes
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Olde Mad River Farmhouse was great. It was nice and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Farmhouse was just the perfect fit for my family and I. It had all we needed and more and close to public attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very beautiful and historic farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

We spend the weekend as a family enjoying the spacious and well kept farmhouse. We loved the surroundings and the decorations of this house. Would love to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vintage farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this vintage farmhouse. It was clean and convenient with everything we needed for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was everything it promised to be and more!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and accommodating! The backyard had so many fun things for the family to enjoy! Not terribly buggy at all. Cher was helpful and a wonderful host throughout our week there! Basic need and then some were available all over the house. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to stay!!

  • 4 of 5

We booked our reservation as a Christmas present to our family so we could all be in one place after the holiday season! It had plenty of rooms and bathrooms to accommodate our growing family. The great room was an amazing gathering place for us all to be in one room together, playing games, lighting a fire and hanging out as a family! We will def be back!

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterville Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house. We had 9 people in our group and there was plenty of room to spread out. The great room with a large fireplace was amazing! the beds were very comfortable and the owner Cher Duffield was very accommodating and pleasant to work with. You can't go wrong with this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Plymouth NH
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mad River Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Owl's Head
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Concord NH
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Country Cow, Benton's Sugar Shack, Red Schoolhous
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Waterville Valley, Cannon, Loon
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Squam Lake
Car: recommended

Thornton/ Campton is scenic, rural, and wooded.

World class winter sports and many summer activities are offered at Waterville Valley Resort, Loon Mountain, and Cannon Mountain all just minutes from downtown Campton.

The White Mountain National Forest provides hiking, hunting, biking, canoeing, climbing and miles of scenic drives.

Fishing, boating, and swimming are available on the Pemigewasset and Mad Rivers, along with numerous lakes and ponds.

In addition to the new championship Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club in Campton, there are half a dozen other golf courses within a 30 minute drive. White Mountain Country Club is located in Ashland, NH while the Jack O Lantern Golf Course is in Thornton.

Horseback riding is a popular sport to young and old in the North Country. Rocky Ridge is located in Campton and offers trail rides. Visit Whales Tale Water Park in nearby Lincoln for a fun and wet day. The Hobo Railroad offers scenic train rides while the Dinner Train offers a fine dining experience.

The area contains many antique shops, restaurants and other shopping opportunities while nearby annual events include the Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, a Gas and Steam Engine Show and many community church suppers and Fire Department Potluck Suppers.

Stop by the Tourist Information Center at Exit 28 (12 Road, Campton NH) to learn more about: Scenic Drives, Covered Bridges, Hiking & Trails, Boating & Water Sports, Ski & Snow Activities, Waterfalls & Cascades


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Thornton, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fourth of july
5 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$130.38
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$651.9
Cleaning fee AU$260.76 + Tax
6+ guests $50/night AU$65.19 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. 100% refund if cancelled prior to one month, 50% refund if cancelled two weeks or more before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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