Crab Hill Forest and Farm - 275 acres for sale/lease, with house - Westfield, VT

Posted on May 23, 2019Last updated 3 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

Westfield, Vermont

Total number of acres available with this property:

275.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

30.0

Acres of pasture:

30.0

Acres of forested land:

245.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

Pastures surrounded by forest land in current use
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
River/stream

Water sources details

Good domestic well, several creeks pass through property

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Farm-House, Pastures, Sheds, Well, access to roads and farm/forest road

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Goal of posting is to connect with a farmer who would want to rent / lease / purchase farm-house and immediately surrounding acreage (plus or minus 30 acres), with current owner retaining larger acreage and leasing any needed acres for farming activities. The family owners want to see the land used for organic and sustainable family farming.

Equipment and machinery

None available

Equipment and machinery details

Farmer supplies own equipment
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Farm House could be sold or leased, with sale including immediate acreage to qualify for current use or suit need. Owner retains larger acreage (plus or minus 250 acres) in current use with option for prospective buyer to lease these lands for farming use only.
Additional Information

Description

This property was puchased by my father in the mid-1960s and has been a family homestead for 60 years.  The land is beautifully situated below Hazen's Notch, with mountain views and excellent animal habitat.  My father designed and built the house, adapting an 1840s farmhouse.  Our family has had gardens, logged, grown christmas trees, and grown as individuals on this land for decades.  As adult children, we are looking for a farmer to continue this legacy at the site and bring new life to the farm.  We would like to retain much of the land there, but would like to sell/lease/rent to own the house and surrounding acreage.  We also would be very open to collaboration regarding our retained lands (in Vermont Current Use), and would support use for farming purposes.  We are looking for creative, entrepenurial, and grounded people with experience and a clear vision for agricultural and community growth.  Many thanks!

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