Go past the town beach and boat ramp at Conway Lake, then take a left up Davis Hill, the pine trees hugging the road so densely they provide a canopy over your head. When you crest the top of Davis Hill, the panoramic view opens up to reveal Conway Lake and the mountains in all their splendor. Mt. Washington is typically irridescent as it peaks out between other mountains, and Conway Lake just sparkles in the sunshine.
The scene this early morning was quite different. After last evening’s rain, the misty fog rolled into Royal View Development and shrouded the mountains where lake, forest and mountain meet. Tucked away on the cul-de-sac sits a wonderful home offering many features including geo-thermal heat and hardwood floors. An understated home that could be magnificent with the right furnishings and embellishments. I hope you enjoy the photos I took this morning at Royal View; I’m blessed to live here.
North Chatham is one of the prettiest and most secluded towns in the Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire. Located just south of Evans Notch, North Chatham is definitely a quiet mountain hamlet for those who love to relax in its scenic beauty.
Heading into the northern-most point of North Chatham, just before the Cold River AMC Camp, is a 52-acre riverfront farm abutting conservation land; it’s name is North Wind Grange.
North Wind Grange began as a dairy farm in 1825 with a cape home known originally as the Chandler Farm. In 1890, the second and third floors were added giving the house its dramatic gabled dormers. The property operated as a ten-bedroom inn from 1890 through the end of WWII, with guests enjoying fishing, hunting, and hiking in scenic Evans Notch, surrounded by the majestic White Mountain National Forest.
The pristine Cold River runs through the property and wildlife is plentiful with birds, wild turkeys, moose and deer as frequent visitors. There is even a spring fed ice pond. The Lakes Region Snowmobile and Cross-country Trail runs adjacent to the farm and is easily accessible; numerous opportunities for horseback riding, snow shoeing and other outdoor activities abound.
North Wind Grange is located in this beautiful setting with open fields and mountain scenery. The main house was extensively renovated in 2001, preserving historic details and tastefully blending in updated features throughout. In 2004, the “Ell” was totally rebuilt, including a large second floor room with picturesque northern and southern views.
The land has been lovingly cared for and most recently operated as a livestock farm under organic certification. North Wind Grange would lend itself to a private residence for a large family, or as a hunting or equine estate. Of course, it can always be the grand dame of farms in North Chatham!