This Gorgeous Estate Shows Off New Hampshire At Its Finest
New Hampshire is famous for its gorgeous mountains, dramatic coastline, and all-around natural beauty – but there’s plenty to admire that’s man-made as well. The Granite State is home to several gorgeous estates, but we think this one in Newbury stands out.
The Fells, also known as the Hay Estate, was originally the property of John Milton Hay, who served as the private secretary of Abraham Lincoln and the Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
He bought the land on Lake Sunapee, which at one point totaled nearly 1,000 acres (today it's 83.5) starting in 1888.
The Colonial Revival summerhouse was built in 1889 and renovated and expanded by Hay's ancestors in the early twentieth century. They also built the stunning gardens that today set this estate apart.
The gardens are open for exploration year-round, and you can take garden tours on certain days during the summer. The variety of flowers is simply exquisite, so you'll want to bring your camera.
You'll feel like you've stepped into a fairy tale or the Secret Garden as you wander the property.
Every little detail is unique, and no matter how many times you visit you're sure to keep finding new spots to admire.
It's no wonder this is a popular spot for weddings - can you imagine how gorgeous an event held here would be?
You won't want to miss it during the holidays, either - the historic home is absolutely magical decked out with Christmas decorations.
Entry fees, hours, and tour times vary by season, so be sure to visit the Fells
website for details. You’ll find the property at 456 NH-103A, Newbury, NH 03255.
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