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BY SUSAN NYE

PHOTOS BY CODY SMITH

Old Story Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn ANTIQUE COMFORTS, MODERN AMENITIES

Built around 1760, the Old Story Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, is a well-loved treasure. The house has grown over time with additions in 1820 and again in the early 1930s. Through its long history, it has been a farm, a fresh-air camp for inner-city children, a boarding house, a dairy, a family home, and now a bed and breakfast. The large post-and-beam house and expansive grounds offer guests a fascinating journey back in time. Beautifully furnished, the house is filled with

antiques, fine linens, and soft rugs for bare feet on a chilly morning. Listen to the birds and sip your morning coffee on the screened porch. Spend the afternoon exploring the many stone walls and the farm’s natural beauty. Dogs are welcome, so bring your best friend with you. On hot summer days, cool off with a dip in the pool. Challenge your friends to a game of billiards over evening cocktails. Or, for some quiet time, cozy up with a book in the keeping room or one of the farmhouse’s many nooks and

crannies. There is free Wi-Fi, decent cell phone coverage, and a television room if you need to stay connected to the outside world. With only five guest rooms, you will want to book early. A CO UPL E WITH A V IS ION

Jennifer and John Balkus bought the farm from their neighbors in the fall of 2013. Instead of moving into the big old farmhouse, the Balkuses continue to live in what was the farmhand’s house next door. With day jobs at their law firm in

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