14 acres for sale in Green River area of Guilford Vermont

Posted on February 17, 2019Last updated 3 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

River Road, Guilford VT. Half mile south of the Green River Covered Bridge

Total number of acres available with this property:

14.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

3.0

Acres of pasture:

3.0

Acres of forested land:

13.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

Mixed hardwoods on steep hill above bottomland

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?:

No

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

None available

Water sources details

Large, fast running spring directly across River Road flowing out from under this property

Barns, sheds or other structures

None available

Farm infrastructure details

none

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

none

Equipment and machinery

None available

Equipment and machinery details

none
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale
Additional Information

Description

Fourteen acres, five of which is rich bottom land with the remainder in mixed hardwoods, in an absolutely beautiful and historic part of Guilford Vermont.  I raised my family there are have subsequently moved out west.  I sold the house and two acres many years ago and am now ready to part with the final 14 acres.  I want the land to go to some energetic young small-farm-interested folk, because it is perfect for that use and I can help with owner financing to the right people. The soil is rich, the valley is gorgeous, the community is great and the swimming in the river is ideal for raising kids there.  It is far enough from I-91 that you can't hear the highway which was important to me. It is an absolutely perfect place to raise a family and do small farming at the same time, but you need to have the ability to build whatever buildings you want on it.  

This property has about 5 acres of beautiful rich bottomland which has been in hay for years, with only local manure added. Before that (when I lived there)(1984-2004) organic soil amendments were used when it was partially planted in market gardens with greenhouses. Under the topsoil is deep river gravel which provides good drainage throughout.  The forested part of the land is steep mixed hardwood woodlot with a few hemlocks. There are a lot of sugar maples mixed in and if encouraged could provide a nice sugarbush over time that could be gravity-fed down to the field. Across the road is a conservation area currently being developed as a swimming hole in the Green River. 

In the drone pics below, the land is on the far side of River Road from the Green River. The land between the river and the road is the land that is being developed as a conservation area by the Vermont Land Trust.

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