If you've decided to sacrifice downtown conveniences to venture out to this lovely manor outside of town, its comforts and beauty will reward you. The hayloft and milking rooms of this 1810 Federal farmstead, just a few miles southwest of Manchester, contain lavish suites with king-size four-poster beds, plus such modern perks as Wi-Fi. The restaurant—a warren of elegant dining rooms with fireplaces and wide pine floors—presents contemporary fare that might include
a starter of organic Burgundy escargot followed by a roasted Gloucester monkfish. There's an on-site bakery and a wine cellar with more than 8,000 bottles.