Great Meadowbrook Farm - 360 acres for sale, with house - Hardwick, MA

Posted on May 18, 2021Last updated 3 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

228 Barre Road, Hardwick, MA 01037

Total number of acres available with this property:

359.5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

157.0

Acres of pasture:

15.5

Acres of forested land:

145.0

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?:

Yes

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 #:

Keith Ross, Landvest, Inc. MLS #72549150
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

The large 14,000-square-foot former dairy barn has been renovated to hold farm equipment and workshops for wood and metal working, & storage. The first floor is a large, open space with concrete flooring, insulated and equipped with electrical connections and lighting. Above is a hay loft. Plus 2 other storage barns

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

The main house has a 3,390 sq ft beautiful terra cotta block building with a tile roof that is divided into 2 apartments; 5 total bedrooms, and 4 full and 1 half bath between the apartments. There is a wrap-around porch, and access to the cellar is from the outside via walk out. There is also a 3-bedroom house to be updated.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

The property comes with nearly $250,000 of newer equipment required for growing and harvesting high quality hay, including 3 John Deere tractors, 2 balers, gyrorake, tedder, bale wrapper and 7 hay wagons. See the attached list for all equipment included in the sale.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Sale price

$2,690,000
Additional Information

Description

Great Meadowbrook Farm, a 359.5-acre former dairy farm that is located in Hardwick, MA, just to the east of the Quabbin Reservoir. The property consists of: 157 acres of hay fields, 145 acres of woodland, 28 acres of “wetland,” 4.5 acres of land occupied by buildings, and 15.5 acres of pasture. There is a number of existing structures on the property, including: a 14,000-square-foot barn, a two-family 3,390-square-foot house across the street from the barn, a 1,344-square-foot farm worker’s residence, a 3,400-square-foot Quonset Hut, and a 2,200-square-foot barn used for storage. Since 1998, a number of substantial capital projects and land improvements to the property have been completed by the current owners, including the restoration of the 60-year-old Dairy Barn and the two-family home across the street, and clearing and restoration of fields. The Barn is used primarily for hay storage, and also contains office space, a garage and workshop, and an apartment that is rented.  The main house with 3,390 sq. ft. and a tile roof is currently divided into two apartments and sits on the north side of Barre Road across from the main barn. The large 14,000-square-foot former dairy barn has been renovated to hold farm equipment and workshops for wood and metal working, as well as storage. There is a second 3-bedroom home that is in need of repair on the south side of Barre Road, which is within the APR lands, but available to be renovated on its existing footprint. A second equipment barn is located to the west of the main house on the north side of Barre Road. 

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