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Country Living Near Portsmouth, NH

Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Restored farm house located on active family farm

Private suite with twin and double beds with attached bath with shower, located in a beautifully restored farm house located on America's oldest family farm. Walk down the hill to the farmstand to enjoy a hay ride, the corn maze, or eat blueberries. Every view is beautiful. The house is up on a hill with views of old maple trees, fields and wildlife.

University of NH campus is just two miles away.

The Seacoast and Portsmouth are a quick 10 minute drive where some of the many activities include beaches and boating, live theatre, restaurants & shops, farmer's markets & festivals, art galleries & outstanding micro breweries. There are also many wonderful Seacoast area bicycle routes. Check out for more info.

House has a full gourmet kitchen, infra red sauna, exercise equipment, stone patio with outdoor table tennis, gas grill, glow in the dark bocci balls.

There is an additional listing for this property with a private suite with a queen bed.

An additional bedroom with twin size bed is available for $65.

More Details

David Hills
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About David Hills

David and Catherine are the 10th generation of the family living on the farm ( Est 1655 by Joseph Smith) ! It is a place of history, beauty and fun.

Fun facts about David and Catherine:

First, we are passionate about people and different cultures. We have traveled far and wide and this is reflected in our home. Catherine has been a midwife for 17 years and brings her passion for Mexican artists into the home. She also is devoted to salsa dancing, motorcycling (1966 BMW), learning Spanish, grew up with deaf parents, and is even pictured on the new Smuttynose Bouncy House beer label!

David's interests include sailing, motorcycling (also), ping pong, anything to do with sustainability, and people. And he gets to be Catherine's husband! Together we have 5 adult children who we love and adore!

(Also, we know the area REALLY well and love to turn people on to special places)

David Hills purchased this farmhouse in 1655


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

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
There is an additional listing for this property with a private suite with a queen bed. An additional bedroom with twin size bed is available for $65.


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Very Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The local area and farmhouse were absolutely lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know and visiting with David and Catherine as well as the other guests. A very peaceful and rejuvenating stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully restored and updated farmhouse that exudes warmth and comfort while being luxurious too

  • 5 of 5

The tone was set before we even arrived, with our hosts asking what we interested in and providing info and maps. Each morning, we walked a short path to the active farm for fresh blueberries, strawberries and greens. We had a few days in the house to ourselves and a few with the hosts. All were thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing. The hosts are so warm and welcoming. Swimming dock, woods, beautiful landscaped yard, trampoline, ping pong table, and the sweetest dog all added enjoyment to our visit. Highly recommended. Would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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so welcoming and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A very nice stay at an old farm that has been wonderfully maintained and updated. We had everything we wanted and needed in upscale surroundings.

There are many walking trails in the area and we drove about 20 minutes to nice beaches.

Highly recommended. Well worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Boston and Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Too many to mention in Portsmouth!
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rockingham Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Durham, NH
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mixteca Taqueria y Cantina, Durham, NH
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Gunstock Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
New Castle

Some of the many things you can do on our property: Hiking trails, swimming in tidal river, fishing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, skating on pond, seasonal access to Scottish Highland cows, Farm stand with petting barn and berries and veggies grown on the property,

Additional listing on VRBO for bedroom with a queen bed & bathroom


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$114.56
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,010.85

Minimum stay of 2 nights
No pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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