BOGASTOW FARM - 64 acres for sale, with house - Millis, MA

Posted on May 18, 2021Last updated 3 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

245 Ridge Street, Millis, Massachusetts, 02054

Total number of acres available with this property:

64.2

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

32.1

Acres of pasture:

18.6

Acres of forested land:

10.4

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

2.10± acre area that surrounds the circa 1693 main house, barn and garage and one additional lot with a 43,560 square foot (1.00± acre) building envelope

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

Yes

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?:

No

If the property is contracted to be sold through a real estate agent, please provide name of agent and/or agency and the MLS #:

John Boyle, LandVest Inc. MLS #72831890
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

he barn is 1,577 square feet and is the base of the sheep farming operations, including storage of feed, veterinarian supplies, and miscellaneous storage. The barn also contains an attached paddock area designed specifically for sheep.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

According to recent floor plans, the house contains 2,667 square feet of living area, including four bedrooms and two full baths. There are also two fireplaces and a breakfast room off the kitchen that offers attractive views over the pasture. The house is built on a fieldstone foundation with a newer concrete floor.

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Sale price

$1,365,000
Additional Information

Description

Bogastow Farm is a 64.19-acre working sheep farm along Bogastow Brook in the northern part of Millis near the Sherborn line. The farm was assembled between 1953 & 1970 & has been owned by the same family since that time. In 1978, the family conveyed a conservation restriction to The Trustees of Reservations that encumbers most of the property except an area around the main house & an additional 1 acre building envelope; nearly all the land is enrolled in Chapter 61A. The site is partially cleared & includes some land in blueberry cultivation. There are wetlands around the perimeter of the site & topography is flat to gently rolling. Approximately 32.12 acres are designated Prime Farmland Soils. Structures include c.1693 main house, barn, two cottages, & other ancillary farm buildings. The family is seeking the next steward and is required by the terms of the will to “attempt to sell the property as a single parcel to a buyer who appears to value it for its agricultural potential”.

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