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Old Cheshire Turnpike Parcel

Charlestown, Sullivan County, NH
Price: $190,000
Acres: 64.9
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Sold
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Site Description
Water Resources


Located in Charlestown, New Hampshire, this broker-owned, 64.9-acre property offers a mix of open space, small ponds and forest. Perfect for a secluded homesite with plenty of space for privacy, the site allows for agriculture, hunting and recreation. Create your own private estate in the middle of the scenic and rural Connecticut River Valley


Old Cheshire Turnpike Parcel is in the town of Charlestown in the southwest part of New Hampshire. A defining landmark of the town is Old Fort #4, an historical attraction that is similar in many ways to a very small version of Colonial Williamsburg. It is a quiet, rural area bordering the state of Vermont

The Connecticut River, a 410-mile long river, is within a 10-minute drive of the property and offers a boat launch, along with numerous hunting, fishing and bird watching opportunities. A designated American Heritage River, it is one of the major North American flyways for migratory birds in both the spring and fall.  

Charlestown is a classic rural New England town. It boasts a vibrant village with small shops, restaurants, grocery store and more. It’s the type of town that has managed to retain its town center without any sprawl.

The town is defined by the north-south I-91 corridor that runs along its western border. Outside of the village center, much of the town is forested, with homes dotting the back roads and a number of farms along the Connecticut River and scattered in the hills.

Lebanon NH, is 1 hour to the north, while Boston and Hartford are within a 2-hour drive to the south and east respectively. New York City is a 4-hour drive to the southwest. Interstate 91, 4  miles to the northeast of the property, allows for easy commutes to regional destinations, as well as northeastern metropolitan areas.


The property has 150’ of frontage along Old Cheshire Turnpike Road, a town-maintained gravel road. The northern boundary has frontage along Lawrence Road – a Class 6 road. Though Old Cheshire Turnpike Road is a very quiet road with a low traffic count, the main part of the property sits up and away from the road, affording even greater solitude.

A 300‘ refurbished driveway goes through the woods and leads up into the property. Constructed in this fashion, it creates a thick screen of privacy from the main road.

Power is available along the road frontage. Cell service is available through Verizon and perhaps other carriers as well.

Site Description

The property is an ideal site for a primary home, hunting retreat or small self-sufficient farm. It is private and scenic, yet close to town center. It is also very convenient to the Connecticut River and not far from the interstate.

The property has gentle, mostly flat terrain. Internal woods roads can easily be converted to walking and cross-country ski trails. Soils are very well-drained throughout the first half of the property. The remaining portions of the property are more shallow and ledgy. A perennial stream forms the boundary to the east and two ponds are found on the property as well.   

The easiest and most logical building site is near the southern end, 300' up the driveway and away from the road. From this site, no other houses can be seen, creating a sense of privacy while still close to amenities.

The forest resource consists of a hardwood and softwood species mix, with red oak, hemlock and white pine the dominant species. A harvest in the winter of 2020 has left the property with a significant resource of pole-sized stems that will transition into the sawlog category within the decade.

Water Resources

A perennial brook borders the property for approximately 400 feet, and two small ponds are found on the property as well. The ponds would make great places to swim as well as providing convenient sources of water for any agricultural operations.

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