http://www.FarmsAndBarns.com – Northwood is a small town in southeastern New Hampshire, founded in 1773. The 1st New Hampshire Turnpike, busy Route 4, was built about 1800 to connect Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s only seaport, with the state capital of Concord. The highway has been a major influence on the town since it was constructed. Throughout the nineteenth century, our many early taverns accommodated sledge and stage passengers. Nowadays, travelers enjoy our summer homes, cabins, motels and restaurants. Other visitors go antiquing in the dozens of shops along the road. Though thousands of commuters each day see the town only on the drive through the eight-mile “main street,” about 3,200 persons are full-time residents and about twice as many have second homes here. Though Northwood is sometimes called a bedroom community, there are more than one hundred small businesses in town. Northwood is proud of its lakes and ponds, its mountain views, miles of country roads, and its many lovely old homes and public buildings.
Welcome to Sky View Farm, a hidden yet accessible treasure in southern New Hampshire, surrounded by over 100 acres of fields, orchards, cultivated blueberries, ponds and woodlands laced with trails. Come home to enjoy nature at its best. The farm is located minutes to Routes 4 and 202, the east-west route connecting the state capital of Concord and our fabulous seacoast, including historic waterfront city of Portsmouth. You are also within forty-five minutes to fabulous Lake Winnipesauke and fifteen minutes to Great Bay Yacht club with ocean access. With 10 area lakes nearby, beautiful Bow lake is just five minutes away. Forty minutes to Manchester, NH, twenty minutes to University of New Hampshire and convenient to major airports in Boston, MA and Manchester, NH.
The land is glorious. Two ponds, one strictly for a wildlife habitat, the other with a sandy beach and stocked with bass, are enjoyed year round. In winter, the pond converts to ice skating ring with fireplace. Walk, mountain bike, horseback ride your private trails through about 80+ acres of managed woodlands on manicured trails. The open land is hayed and berries and fruit trees presently maintained by a neighboring caretaker who would love to stay on! The owners have practiced organic husbandry on the farm since they took ownership many years ago.
In 1993, the 1820’s farmhouse was completely gutted and brought into the 20th century with elegance inspired by our native woods and the architecture of the day along with a Victorian flair. It has continued to be maintained and updated with the best as recently as a few months ago.
Upon entering, you’ll see that the basic floor plan has been opened up and expanded to bring the beauty of the outdoors in.
The first floor features a 640 s/f two-level living room, drenched in sunlight, with an European-style corner fireplace, French doors to a wonderful wrap-around porch, a large bay window for architectural interest and room for a Six Foot Grand piano. The inviting dining room is open and able to accommodate the largest gatherings.
The kitchen is fabulous and, although in keeping with the farmhouse style, it has oodles of handsome cherry cabinets including a bank of pantry units. Appliances include a new Viking wall oven, microwave, and 6 burner gas cook top, Miele dishwasher, and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Pull up a stool to the spacious island, designed for food prep and conversation with the cook. The kitchen was just updated and all surfaces are now capped in the most gorgeous granite we’ve ever seen!
A tiled three quarter bath is adjacent to a quiet four season sunroom, which overlooks 300 blueberry bushes. Just outside is the perfect nook for a home office.
Upstairs the original house was revamped to offer two bedrooms on the second floor and a large laundry room with lovely mountain and water views. Huge master suite includes a walk-in dressing room with mirrored closets, a spacious and restful sleeping room with corner fireplace and a private balcony accessed by French doors. Step out and take in magnificent mountain, water, orchard, wild life and woodlands sights. The elegant bath features a Victorian clawed soaking tub and oversized shower. All vanities in the house are antique style set with period style sinks.
The third floor has a 22’ bedroom and private tiled bath.
Off the kitchen and with a separate front entrance is an office suite or in-law space. It has a sitting or waiting room, office or bedroom and a charming tiled bath with shower. It can be expanded further into other heated space should you need the room without infringing on the main house. If you work from home, are a professional needing an area for clients or patients or have parents living with you, the set-up is ideal.
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