Hubbardston Homestead - 7.5 acres for sale, with house - Hubbardston, MA

Posted on March 28, 2019Last updated 3 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

94 Hale Rd., Hubbardston, MA 01452

Total number of acres available with this property:

7.5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

7.5

Acres of pasture:

4.0

Acres of forested land:

4.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

Seasonal stream runs through property. About once every 5 years, it runs all year long. Most years it dries up in summer and returns in fall.

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?:

No

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:

No

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?:

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir
Irrigation system
River/stream

Water sources details

250 ft deep artesian well; 2 dug wells

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

20'x22' stable used for goats and hay storage for 35 years; two 5'x15' passive solar heated woodsheds; 10'x14' attached greenhouse with built-in stone heat storage.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

6 room, 3 bedroom, 1 bath. One first floor medium size bedroom, two lg. 2nd floor bedrooms. 2nd floor has room for expansion. Most of roof replaced 2018; newly painted interior; new septic system 2018; tiled mudroom; 6'x9' dry pantry; 6'x9' root cellar with excellent storage capabilities. Heats with 4 cords wood plus solar gain from greenhouse.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Drip irrigation for vegetable garden and berries included.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Fair market value.

Sale price

$287
Additional Information

Description

This property was once used to raise chickens and beef, and, at one time, as an orchard. For the past 35 years, it has been a homestead producing nearly 100% of vegetables, fruit, dairy (goat), eggs, cheese, and chickens for meat for a family of 5. 3,000 of the 6,000 sq feet of fertile garden soil are designated Prime Agricultural Soil. A mature apple orchard, grapes, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries create produce for year-round use.There are also over 60 self-planted apple trees that yield a delicious and complex blend of apple cider. Managing these trees could provide the basis of a small cidery which would be a nice complement to the local breweries in this area, such as Stone Cow in nearby Barre which draws thousands from Mass. urban areas each season. The yard and gardens have dozens of perennial flowers and bushes, including peonies, heirloom roses and lilies, tulips, daffodils, lilacs, phlox, lily of the valley, forsythia, flowering quince and more.The homestead abuts 3,000 acres of protected watershed land with streams, brooks, a river, waterfalls and abundant wildlife. Recreational opportunities abound. $287,000.

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