Fat Acre Farm
87 Halls Hill Rd, Gilmanton Iron Works


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Fat Acre Farm is one of those properties you drive by and it turns your head. Sited just minutes off New Hampshire State Route 140, you climb the paved road gently and at the crest you begin to notice the views. The farm sits on 20 acres and has extensive road frontage. Being a corner lot it has  over 1,300’ frontage along the paved road out to Rte 140 and almost 600’ down a quiet gravel side road, the perfect place to walk the dog and breathe in the fresh air.
Everything at Fat Acre Farm is in lovely condition. The owners have taken great pride in this home and have tended to it carefully and lovingly since their ownership nearly a decade ago. They have replaced the heating system, the wiring. windows, most portions of the roof and have lined the chimneys for safe usage. (see the liners in both chimneys when you watch the video).  A beautiful new bathroom with a marble tile walk-in shower was built on the first floor as was a laundry room that is located between the kitchen and the mudroom. Siding and foundation walls have been replaced where needed, and everything is freshly painted.  The list goes on. Just move in and enjoy.
The historic details of this house have been preserved carefully with the important features we demand today going unnoticed. It will make a great holiday house as the kitchen alone, located in ell, is 35’ long. It is fully applianced and has a new propane stove with thermostat perched on a brick hearth. The formal dining room, added at a later date, is located off the back of the kitchen and its bow window faces the charming red barn, the gardens and to the views beyond. Also located in the ell is a new laundry room, a practical mudroom and lots of storage in the attached shed area with walk-up attic above. Everything has been rebuilt where needed and is completely charming.
In the main house, if one were to enter through the front door, a turned staircase graces the foyer. Flanking the foyer are the front parlors, each with a fireplace, one used as a living room and the other as a den.  Across the back of the main part of the house is the keeping room. Once two rooms, a keeping room and a borning room as was traditional in the 18th century, it has been opened up. A beautiful picture window was added to take in the views and the lovely oversized fireplace had a wood stove installed. The far end has bookcases for your library and new French doors that open onto a wonderful screen porch overlooking the lawns and fields to the mountains beyond.
Upstairs, accessed by either the front or back staircase, you'll find three generous bedrooms, two with fireplaces, an office and a full bath with granite countertop.  Rich old beaded paneling still lines the walls and stairways and the walk-up attic takes you to lots of storage space and a finished, heated room with a view over the field. Sweet.


Enjoy the Early Spring Views!
Outdoors is literally a breath of fresh air! A paved driveway for convenience leads from the house to the new garage with your home office or studio above. What a commute!  Mature shade trees and perennial gardens dot the landscape alongside the pieces of old granite and stone walls, a signature New England trait. Enjoy gentle breezes, a big sky and lovely grounds that draw your eyes out to the vistas all around you.
The Outdoor Details:
  • 10’ x 29’ Covered screen porch
  • 40’ x 60’ Livestock barn presently used for  storage - direct pasture access
  • 26’ x 28’ Detached garage with auto openers, finished interior and heated storage above
  • Standby, automatic generator
Gilmanton is an historic town and the Iron Works is one of its two villages within the township.  Nearby 455-acre Crystal Lake is a great place to fish, swim or launch a boat.  Our famous Lakes Region is 15 minutes away and great skiing is within a half hour.
Whether your enviable primary home or that fabulous family-and-friends second home in the country, Fat Acre Farm will always be inviting, comfortable and memorable for anyone who has the pleasure of experiencing all it has to offer.

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