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Farm living near Portsmouth, NH

Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private suite with a queen bed and attached bath with jacuzzi tub and shower, 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.

There is an additional listing for this property with a private suite with twin and double beds with attached bath with shower. There is a bedroom with a twin size bed that is available for $65 a night.

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. View the local calendar at There are also many wonderful Seacoast area bicycle routes.

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.

More Details

David Hills
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 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: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
There is an additional listing for this property with a private suite with twin and double beds with attached bath with shower. There is a bedroom with a twin size bed that is available for $65 a night.


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Farm living near Portsmouth, NH
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Unique NH digs

  • 4 of 5

The Hills are great hosts! The farm is amazing and convenient to Portsmouth and UNH. We really appreciated Davids recommendation to go to Telluride by The Sea film festival.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Unique Gem Just Outside of Durham!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to rent a house to stay in while I moved my daughter into her dorm at UNH. What she and I discovered was a beautiful space that we found ourselves hurrying to return to each day! The farmhouse is open and bright, updated and decorated with the nicest touches. The rooms were all cozy and light. The large kitchen, was the perfect gathering space for those staying at the farm. Tiger the cat was a warm and welcoming host, who always had a happy "meow" for us as we pulled down the driveway. But the highlight of our weekend was the Farm Stand down the hill. To be able to get up in the morning and wander down to get a cup of coffee, treat or pick up any veggies or fruits for the day was such a treat! David welcomed us with a tour of the farm, complete with a little family history of the place. We felt like we had come home to visit family! Can't wait to return to Emery Farm for another relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You both are the BEST!!!!
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Great location, wonderful hosts, and a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a last min. trip for us and we didn't spend much time planning or looking for a place but we got lucky! Perfect need a car to move around but everything from downtown to beaches to museum is closeby. The farmhouse is a real farmhouse with fruit/vegetable growing gardens, barns, cows, chickens, goats, etc. David was very accommodating of our requests, and patient and pleasant in handling all questions and concerns before we even arrived. And once we were there, we very much enjoyed his company, and our two-year old daughter was almost inseparable when he was at home in evenings. The house/kitchen is well stocked and beautiful and spacious, as shown in the pics and Portsmouth has lot of interesting stuff to do!

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Boston, MA and Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Too many to mention in Portsmouth!
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rockingham Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Durham, NH
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mixteca Taqueria
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Gunstock Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
New Castle
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$115.18
Damage Deposit AU$1,016.32

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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