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502 Battle Street, Webster

  • Antique charm is mixed with newer improvements, including an amazing, year-round, glassed-in sun porch. Courtesy photos

  • The property has 3,682 feet of river frontage, with walking trails and a wide expanse for fishing, swimming or kayaking.

  • The spacious antique cape home at 502 Battle Street in Webster, known as Blackwater River Farm, is nestled on more than 70 acres.

  • The formal dining room is an elegant space for family and guests, with wainscoting, wide pine floors, the original beehive oven, and fireplace.

  • There is a 60-foot by 30-foot antique horse barn and three-bay garage barn, as well as a workshop. And the gardens are truly remarkable, with a 48-foot by 26-foot greenhouse.



For the Monitor
Monday, October 01, 2018

Imagine owning your own gorgeous sprawling farm along the Class-A Blackwater River.

The spacious antique cape home at 502 Battle Street in Webster, known as Blackwater River Farm, is nestled on more than 70 acres with wide-open pastures, garden space, a lovely antique barn, greenhouse and conservation easement.

This magnificent home boasts 3,682 feet of river frontage and features four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a wonderful first-floor master bedroom suite. It also has an abundance of entertaining space, both inside and outside.

Lovingly cared for by the same owners for over 40 years, this is a very special property. Actively farmed for over two centuries, the old Route 127 used to run through the driveway of the property.

Upon arrival, residents and guests are greeted by the splendor of nature and lovely landscaping. Finely crafted stonewalls, mature maple trees, wildflowers and gardens provide a beautiful backdrop to the home. There is a stone pathway leading to the front door, a beautiful granite lamppost and stonewall encompassing a fantastic patio space.

Inside, the home still has its original charm with four handsome fireplaces, a beehive oven, antique wooden panels and wide pine floors. It’s mixed with newer improvements, such as quartz countertops in the spacious eat-in kitchen, a large family room with a Woodstock Soapstone Stove and a year-round, glassed-in sun porch.

The formal dining room is an elegant space for family and guests, with wainscoting, wide pine floors, the original beehive oven and fireplace. The formal living room also has wainscoting, wide pine floors, its original fireplace and built-in bookshelves, making it ideal for a home office.

The large open-concept kitchen has custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, a tile backsplash, a large island and a bright eat-in area. It leads into the expansive family room, which boasts a cathedral ceiling, an abundance of windows looking out to the gorgeous surroundings and glass French doors leading into the sun porch.

The first-floor master bedroom suite has its own sitting room, with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves, perfect for relaxing after a long day.

The first floor also offers a large foyer, a convenient tiled laundry room and a cozy library. Upstairs, there are three guest bedrooms and a full guest bathroom.

Back outside, there are so many additional features as well. Walking trails follow the river, which boasts a wide expanse for fishing, swimming or kayaking. There is a 60-foot by 30-foot antique horse barn and three-bay garage barn, as well as a workshop. And the gardens are truly remarkable, with a 48-foot by 26-foot greenhouse for the avid gardener or vegetable grower, blueberry and raspberry bushes and fruit trees.

This delightful home is just waiting for its next owners to continue to love and care for it. Located just a short distance from Interstate 89 and downtown Contoocook, 502 Battle Street combines country living and the utmost convenience. It’s definitely a must-see property. Don’t let this rare opportunity pass you by.

Offered at $950,000, the home is exclusively listed by Karen Hoglund and Carter Bascom of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty in New London. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact Karen at 491-0978 or Carter at 493-8642.

You can also visit BlackwaterRiverFarm.com for a two-minute video tour, photo gallery and details on the property.