Generational family lives off - site. We'll maintain the grounds mowing etc., and request access to only the basement via a bulkhead entrance to preserve renters privacy. Owner has cellar repair to do on a limited basis. Owner will gradually renovate barn depending on how extensive future barn use becomes as farm activities evolve.
PLEASE NOTE: This post is essentially to get a sense of interest in the described opportunity. We welcome those seeking farmland and or residence combinations to discuss their individual timeline of urgency on the 2023 season and perhaps negotiating more towards the 2024 season, with some "possibility" of starting some level of production / prep during the current 2023 season.Owner seeks single occupant or couple. No pets perferably due to recent interior restoration.
The two - 2 acre fields are available for growing to a new farmer tenant with owner requesting Regenerative Agriculture practices preferable little to no tilling. Farmhouse, as well as ample storage in barn is available to lease as well. Owner will consider leasing the fields, or the house, or both depending on tenants needs. Small detached garage is also available for use. Can house one car if need be.
Farm sits atop a hill with gorgeous sunset views. Property is surrounded by residential with short walking to downtown. One mile from retail, grocery outlets and worship. Town water and sewer. Large frontage along high traffic volume town road could allow for a roadside farmstand if town approves. Currently the fields are hayed by a local farmer.
Property has a part- time tenant who uses the house on a rare occasion for meetings and or staff retreats for their Farming Non - Profit but in general the house sits empty on average about 330 days days of the year. Part - time tenant uses some barn space as well as cellar space and is a farmer themselves. Owner will compensate anyone interested in using the house for residency with lease allowances for being agreeable to part - time tentant using house for their seminars, workshops and an occasional overnight on a rare occasion.
There is potential for a Natural Gas hook up but owner has not pursued too extensively as yet. Home features new steam boiler installed and made operable in Jan.2022.
Owner will cover WI-FI, with Farm tenant to cover electric, quarterly water expense for irrigation needs, and heat (home heating oil) if staying year round through the winter.
Listed leasing costs are contingent at this time given transfer of property ownership internally within family.
Standard Land lease costs per acre apply: $150.00 per acre for the season with family willing to discuss establishing tunnel or greehouse expansions based on weather conditions the hill encounters annually, namely winds.
Farmhouse Lease terms : Year round and or Seasonal are entertained at this time for discussion starting at a suggested $1,600.00 per month. See previously mentioned allowances. Should farmer tenant opt to vacate farmhouse after completion of harvest season they will be offered a right of first refusal to return in the spring in order to get out from under winter housing expenses.