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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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Our old Greek Revival farmhouse is less than a mile from downtown Andover, in a quiet neighborhood.  Set on almost an acre of land, it is surrounded by gardens and backed by 80 acres of Phillips Academy Bird Sanctuary.

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Our 1850's Greek Revival farmhouses in a quiet neighborhood less than a mile from downtown Andover. Set on almost an acre of land, it is surrounded by gardens and backed by 80 acres of Phillips Academy Bird Sanctuary. We have two private, second floor guest rooms available by the night or by the week. The larger of the two rooms is furnished with antique double bed, comfortable chair for reading or just relaxing, 19th century bureau, full double closet, large mirror and Currier and Ives prints. The room faces south with lovely views of the back yard, gardens and tall white pines in the Bird Sanctuary. The shared bath with tub and shower is just down the hall from the guest rooms. We offer tables and chairs in the garden for resting and relaxing, and plenty of off street parking. We'll have freshly ground coffee and a large selection of teas waiting for you in the morning.

We are not big TV watchers, so our television lives in a downstairs closet. In the fall and winter we bring it out on Sunday evenings for favorite PBS programs. If there is a program you'd like to see we'll be glad to set it up in the living room for you.

Guest access

If we are up at the same time in the morning we’ll gladly have coffee and tea ready. If our schedules don’t mesh, we’ll show you where everything is and you are welcome to fix your own. For guests staying for an extended period we have a small separate refrigerator to keep perishable food and space in the cupboards to store non-perishable foods. You are always welcome to help yourself to tea and coffee. In the summer we enjoy eating outdoors in the garden, especially for breakfast. In colder seasons we generally eat in the kitchen or you may choose to eat in our dining room.
During fall and winter, we have a warming evening fire in the living room Franklin stove.

Interaction with guests

We are both self employed and have offices in the house. On some days we’ll be available all day and other days or evenings we’ll be on the run, depending on schedules.
We really enjoy company and meeting new people. We are happy to help get guests situated and give directions and suggestions for all the wonderful things to see and do in Andover, southern New Hampshire, on the North Shore or in nearby Boston. Boston is easily accessible by private car and commuter rail, which leaves and returns to Andover on a regular basis.

Other things to note

This is an old farmhouse and the 12 stairs to the second floor are fairly steep and could be challenging for people with any mobility issues.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

There is no smoking in the house, but you may do so outdoors, far away from the house. Cigarette butts should be crushed and returned to your car.

This is an old farmhouse so please do not light candles or burn incense in your room.

We do not allow drugs, parties and unannounced visitors. Please be sure to let us know if you are expecting a visitor.

You are welcome to make yourself at home in the common living areas and to use the kitchen, but please clean up after yourself. Wash pots and pans and put away. Rinse dirty dishes and leave in the sink. We'll load them into the dishwasher.

Drinks are fine in the bedrooms, but we ask that no food be kept in the bedroom. There is a small guest refrigerator for cold storage and shelf space for non-perishables if needed.

We have no “lights out" policy but do ask all radios and computers be turned down after 10:30 PM to allow other guests to sleep peacefully.

Due to allergies, we cannot have pets stay with us.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Being an old farmhouse, the 12 stairs to the second floor are fairly steep

41 Reviews

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Gwendolyn User Profile
November 2017
A simple room in a beautifully quaint home filled with charm. Ned showed us their secret, backyard entrance to the bird sanctuary so we could go for a gorgeous little walk. They had an entire drawer of teas, plus coffee and bread out for us every morning. We have a new home in Andover. We will definitely be staying with Ned and Betsy every time we visit Andover.

Yue User Profile
November 2017
Ned & Betsy ‘s place is very comfortable and warm with some beautiful flowers. It’s an old clean and quiet house. There is a very comfortable bed for a good sleep. Ned & Betsy are very nice hosts. All of the things let me feel warm and like at home.

Jozelyn User Profile
October 2017
Betsy and Ned are very kind hosts, helpful in every way. Their place is conveniently located and quiet. I definitely recommend staying with them.

Shana User Profile
October 2017
Ned and Betsy made an effort to welcome us into their home. Despite having a busy weekend of their own, they graciously took the time to make sure we were settled. Every morning they set aside a spread of breakfast including coffee/tea, granola with yogurt, toast and jams. When I asked Ned about opportunities to go for a run, he walked us through Betsy's gorgeous garden into the Andover Arboretum. His helpful tips ensured I did not get lost. Betsy even gave us Ned's family's fish chowder recipe! Ned and Betsy are darling, and we're glad we stayed with them for this wedding weekend.
Ned & Betsy User Profile
Response from Ned & Betsy:
HI Shana, It was lovely meeting you both also! We did enjoy the chowder and had a great visit with Susan and David. He is the person who made the beautiful Shaker box on the bureau in your room. We truly enjoyed having you here and wish you both the very best in the coming year!!
October 2017

Brenda User Profile
July 2017
Ned and Betsy were gracious hosts and my son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them. They recommended some lovely restaurants and even helped me find an alternate route home to avoid traffic :) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in their home!

Yoshihiro User Profile
July 2017
Kind, wonderful people. Very accommodating and helpful. Room was very nice and clean, would recommend to anyone.
Ned & Betsy User Profile
Response from Ned & Betsy:
We certainly enjoyed having you, Yoshi! I'm guessing your trip home was easier than the Friday night trip. I certainly hope so. If you are ever back in our area, stop by to say hello! Betsy
July 2017

Sky User Profile
July 2017
My return trip to Andover after many years was welcomed by such caring hosts. The room was great; the bed is comfortable, the scenery is spectacular; the entire home location is terrific, and plants and flowers surrounding the location make the stay extra special. All basic amenities are provided, and Betsy provides breakfast snacks while also access to the entire kitchen if you want. Although I'm not that tall, I did catch the slanted ceiling a few times but all in all, A+ rating.

Andover, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in October 2014
Ned & Betsy User Profile
We are a casual, non-smoking, active professional couple who love to travel and meet new people whether away or at our home.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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