Trustees Sale of Real Estate at Public Auction. 3,000-sq. foot home on (92) spectacular acres in Gilmanton, NH. Includes horse stable, paddock & hay barns. Currently a fabulous homestead, with sub-division possibilities. Auction live on-site on Friday September 30th beginning at NOON. Bid in-person, by phone, or by absentee bid. Please view and download our Bidder’s Package. Bennett & Moore Auctioneers at 603-502-7457. 

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Stephen Bennett #2423

Joseph Moore #3072


284 Meeting House Road, Gilmanton, NH Click to Map



284 Meeting House Road – Gilmanton, NH

92-Acres with 3-bedroom home, horse stables, barn, etc.

Friday September 30th at NOON.


A Rare Opportunity !

92 Dramatic acres of meadows, fields, some forest & ponds !

Large maintained meadow on the crest of a hill provides sweeping panoramic views.

Currently a beautiful homestead & horse farm with stables & cow barns !

Sub-division possibilities !

Close to Loon Pond !

Cooperative Seller. To Settle the Estate of Lois Foss !

This property will be sold to the highest bidder !

Please view & download our detailed BUYER’S INFORMATION PACKAGE.



Address : 284 Meeting House Road, Gilmanton, NH.

Town of Gilmanton reference : Map 418 / Lot 003

Lot : spectacular 92.61 acres with rolling fields, meadows, pasture & forest.

Town Tax Assessment : $591,611 land & buildings.

2022 Taxes : approx. $14,000

Zoning: R-Rural, 2-acre lots / Historic District

1,400-feet of road frontage on Meeting House Road.

Sewer : private septic

Water : private water

Buildings :

– Main house, built new in 1983, with sweeping views, 3,000+ square-foot, 3-Bedrooms, 2.5-baths, sun room, green house, finished lower level, fireplace, oil-fired forced hot water baseboard heat, 200-amp electric, 2-car attached garage, etc., etc.;

– Large red 2-story barn, 38-feet x 82-feet;

– Large 1-story steel “Quonset”, 36-feet x72-feet;

– Equipment shed, 36-feet x 48-feet;

– Horse stable with garage;

– (2) Hay sheds.

Additional information : This is a unique and dramatic piece of real estate. The views are breathtaking from almost every corner of the property. The house, although a little dated, is in fine condition. Up until a month ago, the barns, stables, sheds & other out-buildings have all been working structures and are also in good condition. The wells are good, the septic system is good. There are no glaring problems of which we are aware.

This property makes a fine homestead as it is currently configured (with or without horses). However, the property is also well suited for a sub-division of beautiful view lots.



Type of Auction : Trustees Sale at Public Auction. To be sold to the highest bidder.

Subject Property : 92 Acres & buildings located at 284 Meeting House Rd. in GILMANTON, NH.

Location of the Auction : On-site at the property.

Date & Time of the Auction : Friday September 30th, 2022, beginning at NOON.

Deposit : A deposit of $25,000 is required to obtain a Bidder Number for this auction.

Deposits presented on the day of the auction should be in the form of cash, or by Certified Check, cashier’s check, treasure’s check. Please make your check payable to yourself. If you are the successful bidder you will then sign your check over to the Auctioneer.

The entire deposit will be credited towards the purchase price.

Deposits of the non-successful bidders will be returned following the auction.

All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE should the Successful Buyer fail to close for any reason.

Purchase & Sales Agreement : Immediately upon conclusion of the bidding the successful high bidder will be required to sign the Purchase & Sales Agreement. A copy of the P&S Agreement will be available for review prior to the auction (see Pages 11 & 12 of this catalogue).

Closing : The closing must take place on or before forty-five (45) days after the auction.

Buyers Premium : There is a 10% Buyer’s Premium being applied at this auction. For example, if the Auctioneer says sold for $100,000 (a.k.a. the Hammer Price), the Actual Purchase Price will be $110,000.

Back Taxes : This is not a foreclosure auction so there will be No Back Taxes.

Deed : Warranty Deed free and clear of all encumbrances.

NH State Transfer Taxes : will be split equally between the Buyer & the Seller.

Qualifications of Bidder : The only qualification necessary to bid at this auction is the presentation of the required aforementioned Deposit.



The auction will be held live on-site at the property.

You may bid any of the following ways …

  1. By attending the live auction on auction day, Friday Sept. 30th.
  2. By phone : we will have phones available for bidders who are unable to attend the auction in person. Pre-registration is required. Please call our office in advance to register as a phone bidder.
  3. By absentee / left bid : we will accept absentee bids where one of our staff members will execute bids for up to the amount of your maximum authorized bid. Please call our office in advance to set up an absentee bid.


NOTE – If you are planning to bid by phone or by absentee bid then your deposit must be received prior to auction day. The method of payment would be to mail the check to us, time prevailing, or, wire transfer to our escrow account. Routing numbers will be made available upon request.



This property is being sold “as is”.

The Purchase & Sales Agreement will not be contingent on post-auction inspections or financing.

We offer multiple opportunities for prospective Buyers to view and inspect the property prior to bidding. Please take advantage of one or more of these open house opportunities.

Or by appointment with the Auctioneer.


Saturday September 10th from 10AM to 2PM

Sunday September 11th from 10AM to 2PM

Saturday September 17th from 10AM to 2PM

Sunday September 18th from 10AM to 2PM

Saturday September 24th from 10AM to 2PM

Sunday September 25th from 10AM to 2PM



A commission of 2% of the hammer price will be paid to the licensed New Hampshire real estate agent / broker whom introduces the successful bidder to the property, and that bidder successfully closes the transaction per the terms & conditions of the Purchase & Sales Agreement.


No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. No reliance should be placed upon this information.

Prospective bidders should do their own due diligence prior to the auction.