Quiet Lakeside Farmstead - 6.7 acres for sale, with house - Newport ME

Posted on June 6, 2022Last updated 3 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

370 Camp Benson Rd, Newport ME 04953

Total number of acres available with this property:

6.7

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

4.5

Acres of pasture:

4.5

Acres of forested land:

1.5

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

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?:

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
Other

Water sources details

There is drilled well providing water for the home and a vernal pool in the forested area.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Detached double-bay garage with overhead doors, high ceilings, and an additional half bay of space with separate door. mini-greenhouse, 15x8, built in 2021, light-arch truss construction Small barn attached to the house.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

1600 sq ft renovated farmhouse built around 1900.  3-4 bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower/tub, kitchen, dining room, laundry/sewing room, insulated basement up-to-date electrical and plumbing fully insulated wood-stove heat with wall-mount propane heater for backup. Horsehair plaster repair/replacement needed as well as other repairs.

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Being sold as is by owner. No owner financing option. Likely not eligible for FHA nor HUD financing. $1,000 deposit. No PFAS contamination: https://maine.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=815b4093464c405daf7a17e43a1d9da7

Sale price

$165,000
Additional Information

Description

THE HOUSE

1600 sq ft farmhouse built around 1900. 3-4 bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower/tub, kitchen, dining room, laundry/sewing room, living room, & insulated basement.
•New windows - double pane, and window dresser inserts for most of the windows.
•Well and septic.  Septic last emptied in 2020.
•Jotul model # wood-stove, with glass viewing window, purchased new in 2016 (can be loaded from front or side), new chimney has been cleaned annually. Rinnai wall-mount propane heater for backup.
•4 burner gas range and oven purchased new in 2020
•Energy efficient washer and dryer (stacked) purchased new in 2017.
•Energy efficient refrigerator purchased new in 2018. 

Within the past 5 years:

Completely redone electrical.
New sills in 2020
New metal roof on house and garage (2-bay).
Fully insulated the house including the attic, the basement, and the exterior walls.  Exterior walls and attic and blown in cellulose and basement is spray foam.
Lead abatement throughout the entire house in 2019.
Whole house water filtration.

House needs horsehair plaster replacement and flashing replaced around old chimney.

THE LAND

6.67 acres, surveyed.  Bangor silt loam soil type- prime agricultural soils. PFAS contamination free. 

There are wonderful orchard and berry plantings established, though the majority of the land is still open fields — open to being shaped agriculturally.  Orchard, field, and some forest.  Small greenhouse, small roughly finished barn attached to house, and extra large double bay garage.
The sale of this house will support Wabanaki-led foodwork. 

The previous owner certified the land organic through MOFGA as a wildflower seed farm.  We have not maintained the certification, but have managed the land to organic standards and it is immediately eligible for certification.  

Fruits, nuts, and perennial vegetables:
5 apple trees currently producing, more young trees coming up, some of which are grafted.
2 pear trees and 1 peach fruiting annually
Purple raspberries
2 Sweet cherries just beginning to bear, 1 sour cherry likely to begin bearing next year
Asparagus
Highbush blueberries
Black currants
Thornless Hawthorn
2 Hybrid plums
Rhubarb
Lovage
Hazelnuts
Aronia berry
Elder Berry
Honey Berry
Persimmons

Edible and Medicinal Herbs:
Marshmallow
Blue Vervain
Bee Balm
Black Cohosh
Lady’s Mantle 
+many wild flowers and medicinals

Contact owner/seller directly at 207.416.4564.  

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