c. 1767 Colonial
598 RED HOUSE ROAD, FRANCESTOWN, NH
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- 1st Floor Bath
- 1st Floor Laundry Room
- Bonus Room
- Breakfast Room
- Crawl Space
- Dining room
- Entry Hall
- Laundry Room
- Living room
- Music Room
- Unfinished Basement
- Utility Room
- Walk-Up Attic
- Master bedroom upstairs
- 2 Car Garage
- 1 Outbuilding
- Storm Windows
- Garage Workshop
- 2nd Staircase
- Built-in Bookcases
- Built-in Cabinets
- Ceiling Fans
- 7 Fireplaces: Wood
- Asphalt shingle Roof
- Wood floors
- Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
- 1 garage, 2-cars
- 45 minutes to Airport
- 5 lots of record
- lots of road frontage
- Non busy road
- Perennial gardens
- Protected from neighbors
- Raised garden beds
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You won’t find a more charming home anywhere. This historic center-chimney Colonial is solidly constructed and has been very well maintained. It has nine large rooms,
seven working fireplaces, gleaming wide pine floorboards, tasteful stenciling, many built-in cabinets, gunstock corner beams, and historic glass. The great room which is
pegged post-and-beam constructed, has a hearth, a large dining area, very tall ceilings, and large glass sliders overlooking a private, well-landscaped backyard with a
row of crab apple trees, a wisteria covered pergola/patio, a magnificent magnolia tree, and established perennial beds. Just off the great room are a spacious updated
bathroom, a laundry room and a sizable, well finished mud room and extra attic storage. Adjacent to the great room is a large kitchen and wonderful walk in pantry.
The kitchen has a fireplace and a marvelous brick-arched cooking enclave. Beyond the kitchen is a formal dining room, a spacious formal parlor room and a library/office
all with fireplaces. Upstairs there are a large master bedroom with fireplace, twin side-by-side bedrooms, a fourth bedroom with fireplace, two bathrooms, and a
wonderful kids/grandkids attic play room with stairs to the kitchen. Outside the home are well established perennial flower gardens and flowering shrubs as well as
raised veggie beds. No worries about development encroachment since you own the surrounding land. Swimming, downhill skiing, hiking trails are all a 10 minute drive.
Francestown NH is the easternmost town within the Monadnock region of NH. The town maintains an unabashed love of private conservation property, town-owned forests, and other large protected parcels that are open for public use with the exception of wheeled vehicles. The town's residential structures are largely historic homes, country or equine properties and for the most part are homogenous in look and feel, but not cookie cutter in flavor. The town is within 35 minutes of Manchester and 40 minutes to Nashua, NH, both considered high tech towns but still retaining their unique NH history and feel. Concord NH is 50 minutes from Francestown.
The village store is the 2nd oldest continuously running village store in the Unoted States. The store is now undergoing renovations and will reopen soon as a non profit, owned under the auspicies of the Francestown Historical society.
There is plenty of hunting and fishing in Francestown as well as an 18 hole golf course and pro shop, with attached restaurant AND pub. Maple syrup manufacture and sales are common in Francestown. Dinner parties, and town happenings such as the labor day parade with arts and craft displays and ham and bean supper are easy ways to get involved as are the recreation committee, the annual fishing derby at the town pond or being a quilter, a square dancer, a volunteer fireman/woman, or simply providing rides to those in the area that might not be able to drive anymore.
Just over the line from Francestown is downhill skiing at the Crotched Mountain Ski Resort. There is an in house bar and restaurant as well as traditional cafeteria style dining for the skiers. Lifts are many and the lines are short! A great way to spend a day or half day and be home in time for the game!
Generally, Peterborough, NH is considered the HUB town for this area, with the towns of Antrim, Bennington, Greenfield, Francestown, Hancock, Temple and Sharon doing the main grocery shopping and banking needs in Peterborough. Peterborough has many restaurants, a cinema, a car-wash, and a fabulous bookstore... it is everything Thorton Wilder imagined as small town America when he wrote "OUR TOWN." Are you an antiquarian? Then you will fit right in in Francestown and the Monadnock region. Each town has something to offer.
Nearby to the Monadnock region of course are the Souhegan, Sunapee, Keene and Jaffrey areas. Jaffrey NH is home to Mount Monadnock, the 2nd most climbed mountain in America!
This part of NH is renowned for its beautiful landscapes, summer and winter moons, its wildlife, its trails,
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