150 acres for sale - Benson, VT

Posted on October 6, 2021Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Mill Pond Benson Vermont

Total number of acres available with this property:

150.1

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

80.0

Acres of pasture:

50.0

Acres of forested land:

20.0

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

Yes

Easement details:

Property is conserved thru the Vermont Land Trust Montpelier Vermont       Donald Campbell VLT  802-223-5234  
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Shallow well or spring reservoir
River/stream

Water sources details

Good Spring, gravity fed to small cabin, and extensive Hubbardton River frontage

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Large open ended barn suitable for machinery and hay storage is available and easily accessible roadside. There is also an older portion of the dairy barn still standing in need of repairs but easily accessible. 600 sq foot seasonal cabin with water and septic is included.pastures are mostly fenced with electric and barbed wire fencing.

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

This property is available for purchase with the Vermont Land Trust Easement included. This is a protected piece of land and has restrictions in regard to its usage. VLT reserves the right of first refusal .

Sale price

$279,000
Additional Information

Description

150.12 acres of open and wooded conserved agricultural land is now for sale in Benson Vermont. This is a wonderful combination of  green fertile meadows , fenced pasture land and a manageable woodlot. A home is allowed to be built on the property and its intended and preferred use is for continuance in the Land Trust Conservation Program. The Farmers and Owners of this property are presently certified Dairy Farmers and have found that they no longer need this parcel that is separate from their home farm. They have maintained it well and get an average of 3 cuttings  or more a year on the 80 acres of easily to access meadows.  The pastures are used for grazing heifers and the woodlot supports some hunting and firewood.  This farm land is set among  a couple of other working farms and close to 5 other properties that are conserved as well. This is a great opportunity to get in to the farming business with a variety of options.. Growing varied crops, raising horses, and cattle, orchard and vineyard potential, market gardening, and more. 

Benson is a small farming community with several horse farms and a few dairy farms in operation.  A recent apple orchard has opened up  nearby as well as a  peaceful Retreat at Mercy Farm just down the road.  The Honey business is going strong in Benson as well. We have an elementary school, a Volunteer Fire Dept as well as a First response team. It is situated about 40 min to the larger towns of Middlebury and half and hour to Rutland. Several lakes in the area including a 20 minute drive to Lake Champlain. Property lies on both sides of a quiet, town maintained dirt road just a little over a mile off Rt 22 A.  Land is level and slightly rolling with beautiful sunsets, sunrises and views of the mountains.

Fall is upon us and the leaves are turning. Come take a look at a beautiful piece of Vermont and see if this is the right move  for you and your family.  Contact : Jeanne Bartholomew Jeanne Bartholomew Realty [email protected] 802-537-4938      ( I am a dairy farmer and neighbor and can guide you through the purchase)  

Property is conserved thru the Vermont Land Trust Montpelier Vermont       Donald Campbell VLT  802-223-5234                    

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