~70 acres, estate/farm lot close to village center

Posted on March 5, 2017Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

Bray Road, Shelburne Falls, MA (Land spans Conway & Buckland MA)

Total number of acres available with this property:

51-100

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6-20

Acres of pasture:

21-50

Acres of forested land:

51-100

Other open and/or non-farmable land

Land is currently primarily wooded and opportune for timber harvest. Forest cutting plan could include reclaiming pastures historically used for grazing sheep & other livestock, and other agricultural production. There is an easily accessible natural gravel bank on the property, ideal for building driveway/ repairing old roads.

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

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?:

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

Artesian spring, seasonal brook

Barns, sheds or other structures

None available

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

Land meets all requirements for building, including sufficient road frontage on Bray Rd, Shelburne Falls. Land passed prior Perc Test at preferred building sites.

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Asking price is $299,000 or best reasonable offer.

Sale price

$200,000-$300,000
Additional Information

Description

LAND: Estate/farm lot for sale at Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. These 62-70+ wooded acres with many natural resources offer a desirable location for building your family farm, with viable opportunity for sustainable forest management, timber farming and other agriculture. 

Within walking distance of the historic village of Shelburne Falls, MA and abutting hundreds of acres of protected land, this unique property offers tranquility, privacy, old stone walls, artesian spring, seasonal brooks, old logging and cart roads, natural gravel bank, vast timber resource including diverse hardwood stands, a rich geologic and cultural history, and expansive views of Shelburne Falls, the Pioneer Valley, and into Vermont and New Hampshire, from its high lookout. 

Land meets building requirements and has already passed prior perc test at preferred home sites. On the Buckland side there are approx. 48 + known acres and 347 ft of frontage on Bray Rd, sufficient for at least one estate/farm lot developable by right. Land spans an additional 13 + known acres into Conway, MA with potential to accommodate family compound or additional guest/farm worker residences via right of way zoning, with further possibility to build off the old Deerfield/Charlemont Road that runs through both towns on the property, with suitable sites offering privacy and views throughout. Additional acreage is expected to be gained upon final survey. 

Road frontage is on quiet country road only 1.4 miles from Shelburne Falls village center and convenient to the Mohawk Trail/RT 2, a popular destination for its spectacular fall foliage, antique shops and farm stands. Shelburne Falls is known for its cultural and natural attractions ranging from shops & galleries, fine eateries and farmer's markets, to the famous Glacial Potholes & Bridge of Flowers, as well as fishing & white water rafting on the Deerfield River, hiking trails, winter skiing and snowboarding at the nearby Berkshire East Mountain Resort and more. 

Property also the site of a historic dance pavilion in the area known as "Moonshine Hill". With diverse terrain, long range views, pristine woodlands & water, land also lends itself to hiking, cross country skiing, horseback riding trails, ATVs, hunting, wildlife conservation and other recreational/ educational opportunities. 

Favorable terms will be considered for a buyer offering partial land conservation program or development restriction commitment.

For more information or to schedule a viewing please contact land owner at:
[email protected] or call 413-768-8426. 

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