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This lakefront cottage is 2.3 miles from Rt.125 on Swains Lake in Barrington, NH, on our private dirt road into a wooded, 5-acre lot with a wide shore frontage. Our property’s back woods extends uphill to Beauty Hill Road. We emphasize Secluded, rare on this lake. The cottage porch is only 30 feet from the lake’s high water line. Many maples envelope open areas surrounding the cottage.

The cottage is a quaint at 600 sq. ft. with an additional rough-cut wood full-front 260 sq. ft. screened porch overlooking the lake, providing a wonderful area for open-air dining and relaxing. Listen to the bull frogs during their June mating season and the loons on any summer night.

As Fall approaches, the mornings become crisp and with less activity on the lake passing Labor Day. Slowly, the maple’s leaves get ready to turn their Autumn colors, and throughout most of October they turn brilliant. Our part of the lake is typically more quiet anyway but it becomes a wonderland of total peacefulness among the colors of the season and the slowly falling of the leaves in calm or shifting winds.

We have wonderful birds that make their home on the lake. You may hear and see loons, and see herons with their long legs flying and dark necks in the water, they the can swim under water a long way before reappearing. We also have exciting eagle sightings though more rare.

The cottage is fully furnished with two bedrooms and one half-bathroom with a sink and shower, no tub. The living room connects to the dining/kitchen area which has a refrigerator/freezer, electric stove/oven, and a microwave. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, the other bedroom has sturdy twin-sized bunk beds, and the living room has a picture widow and a sofa that pulls out to a queen-sized sleeper.

Swains Lake offers bass fishing, boating/kayaking, and swimming. There is a boat ramp at the northern end of our cove for larger boats. We have a dock to secure boats and to simply jump into the lake. We definitely recommend visiting Calef’s Country Store (at the intersection of Rt.9/Rt.125) for freshly-made donuts and bread in the morning, locally made cheeses like Rat Trap, various grades of maple syrup other local goods. And absolutely visit the Elf-Made and County Kitchen stores on either side of Calef’s, and George Calef Fine Foods right across Rt 125 from there for get steaks. The Christmas Dove gift shop is also close by just west on Rt.9. Convenient gas stations are close by at the Rt.125/Rt.9 intersection and at Lee traffic circle. A shopping center for anything you need is located only 3 miles heading south at the Rt.125/Rt.4 Lee traffic circle with a Market Basket grocery store, state liquor store, Walgreens, Aubuchon Hardware, movie and game rental store, and other small shops. Also on Rt.125 between Beauty Hill Rd and Rt.9 is Kozy’s Pizza (great subs) and BarnZ Cinema. Local dining for seafood and home-style cooking can also can be found close by on Rt.125 as well. If you like antiquing, head down and go west from Lee traffic circle on Rt.4, this stretch of road is known as "Antique Alley" where you can find numerous antique shops. In the Fall for New England’s foliage, enjoy our property which is covered with mostly maples and some oaks, with greenery from very tall pines full of pinecones at their tops!