Freer Prospects Farm, located conveniently close to the vibrant communities of Belfast and Bangor, MOFGA (the home of the Common Ground Fair), and the Blue Hill peninsula is a stunningly unique property for the coast of Maine - big sky, beautiful rolling land, and no rocks or ledge to contend with! The pasture and hay fields are fertile and support excellent grass growth, which have contributed to happy and healthy grazing animals for many years. Once a dairy, though the current owner has kept horses, poultry, hogs and a few sheep and goats on the property as well as hayed the fields annually. The managed woodlots are productive, and the property is ideal for any farmer looking to run a self-sustaining operation. The farmhouse and numerous outbuildings are centrally located on the property, making field access exceptionally easy, as well as providing easy under cover spaces for both animals and working people alike.
A small orchard was started in 2013, with a few trees being added annually since then, with lots of room for expansion, should the new owner so choose.
The 1,9080 square foot 4 bedroom one bath farmhouse on the property is a post and beam barn structure that was converted to a farm house in the 1930s, after the original house burned. The foundation is mostly granite, with a floor that is half poured concrete and half gravel. The bathroom was updated in 2009, but the rest of the house is largely untouched, save for some fresh paint in a few rooms. It could be a fantastic project for someone with carpentry experience, or a source of material for a custom structure. The current owner had a new septic system designed at an approved home site within the original homestead area, should the new owner wish to build a new home. The property also has a second deeded homestead area in the pasture beyond the barns and manure pit. The drilled well is very reliable, and didn't falter in the exceptionally dry summer of 2016. The home is heated with a combination of oil, via a boiler and forced hot water, and a woodstove on the main floor. Washer and dryer hookups are in the large mudroom, and the appliances (electric stove, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer) will stay with the property.
Priced at $299,900