Once upon a time, in 1705 Newtown, originally known as Quanneapague, was purchased from the Pohtatuck Indians. In 1781, during the American Revolutionary War, French General Rochambeau and his troops encamped in Newtown on their way to the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, which ended the Revolution. Today, downtown Newtown is still lined with its historic architecture and its New England warmth. As the population grew, people settled further out and settlers began to identify different areas in Newtown. One of those areas was "Hanover". Branching off of Hanover Rd is a hidden treasure that has become a true asset for the town; Lake Lillinonah. It's the 2nd largest manmade lake in the State of CT. The shoreline of Lillinonah is beautifully lined with deciduous forests. Lake Lillinonah is a winter home to Bald Eagles and ranks as one of CT's premier fishing lakes with excellent fishing. This gem of a house is termed by the sellers as "The Lake House" as it has deeded lake rights. It's the perfect place to flee to escape the city and take advantage of the New England lifestyle. More than 2 acres of partially wooded and cleared land give you privacy, as well as, useable land to entertain. One floor living, fireplace, large family room with cathedral ceiling. Oversized 2-car garage with major items completed:newer roof, windows, septic, well pump, and pressure tank. Nearly 1500sf of unfinished basement for additional storage. This lakehouse is ready for some new owners to enjoy.