HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE. FOUR BEDROOM HOUSE IN RURAL COLLEGE TOWN
House, rural with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 7, 4 bathroom(s), floor area of 225 m2 (2420 sq.ft), WCs 4, car optional, children OK, pets OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Description of our house
Standing at the end of a dead-end road on a hill about two miles from the center of town of Hanover, looking out over the town and across the river into Vermont, this house has four bedrooms, four baths, two studies, a living room with fireplace, a dining room lit by a large Palladian window, a fully equipped new kitchen with marble counters, a breakfast area, a TV room with woodstove, and two car garage. It is very comfortably furnished with a number of antiques and Persian carpets. It also has a large porch in back overlooking the garden and the surrounding woods. From this porch you can't see any other houses, but you can see all the way across the Connecticut River.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Tennis, roller blading, hiking, swimming, mountaineering, golfing, skiing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, pets ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Situated on the western border of New Hampshire, Hanover is about 135 miles northwest of Boston (a little more than two hours by car) and three hours south of Montreal. Home of Dartmouth College, founded in 1767, Hanover offers good restaurants, a well-stocked bookstore, and a very good supermarket. Dartmouth College offers a championship golf course, lots of tennis courts, the Hood Museum of Art, and a steady stream of films, concerts, lectures, and performances at Hopkins Center. Nearby are charming New England towns such as Norwich (right across the river) and Lyme (10 miles north), with its own village green, plus ample opportunities for skiing in the winter (the Dartmouth skiway is a 25-minute drive) and--in the warmer months--hiking, swimming, and boating on the Connecticut River as well as nearby lakes.
Something about ourselves
Nancy and I are both writers. I grew up in Boston and she grew up in West Virginia, but we have both lived in New England for most of our lives. Besides teaching college-level English from time to time, she has co-authored two published books and single-handedly written a novel (so far unpublished). After teaching English at Dartmouth for almost forty years and publishing several books, I retired in 2004 and have since then been working on a big book about literature and some other projects (including lectures for the Teaching Company) as well as travelling, lecturing, and keeping up with our two children and four grandchildren in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.