Manatuck Stables - 150 acres for lease / other - Stonington, CT

Posted on January 16, 2019Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

165, 175, 177 Barnes Rd, Stonington, CT

Total number of acres available with this property:

101-150

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

51-100

Acres of pasture:

21-50

Acres of forested land:

51-100

Other open and/or non-farmable land

This is an historical 200 acre farm made up of 30 acres of pasture, 70 acres currently used for hay and 100 acres of forest land, with farm ponds.

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?:

Yes

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?:

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Shallow well or spring reservoir
Pond

Water sources details

A large spring fed farm pond with a well that feeds buildings and watering troughs

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

10 stall horse barn with tack room, 40 x 60 hay barn, cow barn, shop, 4 stall horse barn 2 paddocks, various run in sheds, outbuildings

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

3 bedroom 1953 "tech bilt" house , renovated in 2000, now currently undergoing further renovation

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Tractors, haying equipment: mowers, tedder, hay rake, round baler, hay wagon. Drill seeder, Tools for property maintenance
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Other

Other tenure arrangement

Seeking a farm manager with a plan to farm the property. Owners prefer livestock operation, but are open to alternatives. Tenure agreement will depend upon farm plan.
Additional Information

Description

Manatuck Stables is a 200 year old farm in southeastern Connecticut. Historically the farm had orchards, a piggery, a large egg business, and in the late 1970s became a place for race horses put out ot pasture.  Over the past 15 years the new owners have revitalized the farm,   restored hay fields and operated a boarding stable until 2008. The previous farm manager raised beef shorthorns and pastured over 30 animals on site.  He moved on in 2018 and we are now seeking a new manager with a new business plan. 

The owners have used "best practices" on the property and although not certfied have followed organic farming guidlines. 

Stonington is in southeastern Connecticut on the ocean and the border of Rhode Island. This historic community has become a tourist destination with a revitalized mix of restaurants and is seeing a resurgence in local agricultural actvity.  The owners have played a role in developing and maintaining open space, coming up with new uses for historical farms and promoting sustainable farming practices in the community.  

For more information google Manatuck Stables.

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