Peacock Orchard

Hollis, New Hampshire

20+ prime Hollis acres on historic and scenic Federal Hill Road.  Abuts conservation land and Haydens Reservoir.  Fantastic location for a single home or equestrian property on a large, private lot, with subdivision potential (conceptual plans below).  Hiking trails nearby – a nature lover's dream.  Rare opportunity to own an extraordinary Hollis property in a quintessential Hollis setting.

Conveniently located.  Just 30 minutes from I-495, 40 minutes from Rt. 128, and 25 minutes from Manchester Airport.

Please see below for a video, photos, plot plans, and a history of the property.

For additional information, please contact the owners directly at info@hollisorchard.com.

Video


Two-minute video introduction to the Peacock Orchard property

Photos

Photos
Photos of the property

Plot Plans

Plot Plans
Existing conditions and 5-lot subdivision conceptual

History

Peacock Orchard lies just a short distance from the site of the first sawmill in Hollis.  It is likely that the Peacock Orchard land was cleared shortly after the building of the sawmill in 1742 and that it has stayed in agriculture ever since.

Old timers remember picking asparagus, strawberries, and beans here as school children while attending the one-room schoolhouse just to the northwest (now a private home).

In the 1920’s, the field reportedly grew all the popcorn for Lowe’s theater in Boston.

During the early 1900s, Ralph Peacock lived across the street in the historic Capt. Bailey farmhouse (c. 1803) and kept the field planted in row crops.

The property was sold in the 1965, with the new owners continuing to plant row crops, but switching to pumpkins and squash.

It was converted to an apple orchard in the 1970’s, probably planted around 1973.  The orchard was in production from 1976 to 2000.

Since then, the property has been idle, except for some use as pasturage for horses and cattle.