149 Wild Rose Lane
New Castle, NH 03854
We proudly offer one of the most stunningly beautiful properties on the northern New England Seacoast. Beacon Rock is a summer cottage in the grand style of Watch Hill, the North Shore or Northeast Harbor. It stands on four acres of prime estate-like lawns, abutting fabled Wild Rose Lane, so named for the wild sea roses that still grow here. The property claims a remarkable 500-feet of absolutely pristine coast line, the crown jewel of the New Hampshire oceanfront. Views are unsurpassed in three directions. To the southeast are the Isles of Shoals. Directly in front are Gerrish Island, Maine, Whaleback Lighthouse and White Island with its World War II era rescue station, now undergoing historic renovation. To the north is ancient Ft. Constitution and the New Castle lighthouse, Pepperrell Cove, Kittery Point, Maine and the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Virtually all marine traffic glides majestically by this property, whether a parade of Tall Ships, a submarine, or sailboats racing in their summer series. Here are spectacular sunrises, fog obscured lighthouses showing only the tops and winter sea smoke, all for your private enjoyment. Its a thoroughly unique and romantic compound-like setting originally designed by famed Boston architect Edmund M. Wheelwright in 1883 for an equally grand romantic, the writer Edmund C. Stedman. Exeter, N.H. Architect William White redesigned the property in 1931 to create the grand structure that exists today. Well-appointed formal rooms with grand fireplaces, high-ceilings and hand crafted wood work permitted glittering formal parties. Local professionals, captains of industry, even presidential hopefuls treasured an invitation. A full length piazza was the envy of every visitor. One could easily overlook other important amenities. For example, previous owners adored the game of tennis and there is a lighted court surfaced identically to those found at the U.S. Open. Caretaker quarters above a 3-car garage also allow for a low key escape. The grounds are further graced by a lovely, lighted Gazebo surrounded by sea roses. This is a place that encourages contemplative after dinner walks. And, while remote and secluded, Beacon Rock is less than a mile from the Wentworth Hotel, marina and golf, one hour from Boston with private jet access only 20 minutes away.