Through the 1800's and early 1900's this was a 400 acre dairy farm, until it was sold off piece by piece. Remaining is the original farm house on just over three acres.
"When I moved here over 30 years ago, I wanted to save this house and have a small family farm. Extensive organic gardens were created and produced bountiful amounts of food. Free range chickens were raised and eggs were sold at local stores. Apple trees, raspberries, grapes, and perennials, were either planted or saved. Current owner needs to retire and pass this wonderful property on to a new generation, to love and care for it."
The location of this property is ideal for a small family farm. It is within an hour of both the seaside and mountains. It is very private, yet close to town and all amenities. It is close to Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Common Ground Fair, Unity and Colby Colleges, farm markets, natural food markets, Johnny Selected Seeds, and forty-five minutes from or/to Belfast Co-Op. Abutting and near by land is very likely to lease, if needed.
This river front property consist of just over three acres with a tillable pasture/hay field along the Sebasticook River. Around the house there is space for extensive gardens. Apple trees, raspberries and grapes, grow nearer to house, with space for much more. There is space for much more to be added.
Original 1850s Maine Farm House, has been lovingly restored, maintained and updated to meet today's living standards. It has been insulated extensively and has insulated replacement windows and doors throughout for energy efficiency. Electricity wiring has been updated, and security lighting added. Heating is hot water baseboard with two zones, with a wood/coal furnace added to work alongside the oil furnace. Quality restoration has been completed while preserving home's rich character. Warm and cozy country kitchen with all modern features, includes an atrium door overlooking large back deck, private yard, gardens and chicken coop. Desirable features include rich wood floors, porcelain tile, some carpet, original woodwork and brass hardware. Bright and cheerful upper interior offers three bedrooms, large relaxing bath with antique soaking tub. Ground floor offers one or two bedrooms, large bath with jetted tub, and laundry facility, large living room with huge bay window and cozy wood stove, lovely formal hall which opens to large front farmers porch. Also on first floor is large cozy kitchen, side entry with walk in closet, large pantry, large utility room, and handy access to bonus room--a rustic summer kitchen with hand hewn beams and atrium doors facing west for river views and gorgeous sunsets. This space was previously used as a furniture/antique shop and opens up to an attached third car garage space or woodshed or anything you want it to be.
This section of the house could easily be used as a business space and or made into separate living quarters. House has fresh paint throughout, three-five bedrooms, two full baths, and is move in ready. Property is very adaptable for many different possibilities and perfect for a small family farm, home business, or farm business. There is also an oversized two car garage and workshop area, which may be adapted for many uses.
Equipment: Troy Bilt lawn tractor, small spreader, antique corn planter, tree trimmers, and weed wacker.
Priced at $197,500
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