Lakefront house in New Hampshire, US
My wife Cindy Stanton and I (Kenneth Hill) are both retired academics. We both love cats, but we also travel a lot, and only fully enjoy traveling if we are sure our cats are looked after and loved while we are away.
Our Home & Location
Our house is on the northernmost tip of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. The house sits on about 4 acres of mostly forested land, was built in 1994, and has 3 bedrooms, 3+ baths, a large living room and a huge basement. The kitchen and master bathroom were updated about a decade ago. The house is located about 1.5 miles down a dirt road from the nearest major highway (NH Rte 25), and is about 2 hours drive north of Boston, and 1 hour 20 minutes north of the nearest airport (Manchester NH). The house is quite isolated: no other houses are easily visible. The house has a view over a small portion of Lake Winnipesaukee and to the Ossipee Mountains, which offer many opportunities for hiking; the nearby White Mountains offer almost unlimited further hiking options. There are also hiking trails in the woods surrounding the house. The house's lake front is not swimmable, but is excellent for kayaking (two kayaks and a canoe are available)and bird watching.
In winter there are several downhill ski resorts within an hour or so (e.g. Cannon, Gunstock, Cranmore, Bretton Woods). There are also x-country ski trails behind the house (not groomed) or at Jackson NH. Also in winter the hot tub will be on.
Responsibilities & Pets
Our two cats need to be fed twice a day, and to have their litter box (in the garage) cleaned out periodically. There is a lot of wildlife in the area around the house, so the cats are indoor cats. The area around the house is mostly grass, with a few areas of flowers. The grass grows only slowly, but does not to be cut in summer more than once every two weeks or so.