Small Farm/Homestead For Sale
Great small farm or homestead property, particularly for those with an interest in small-scale dairying! Lovely farmhouse with modern updates, attached barn and loafing shed, as well as a Grade A dairy processing room and two-cow milking parlor. The 9-acre parcel includes rolling pastures surrounded by three-strand, high-tensile electric fencing. Pastures have benefited from multi-species, intensive rotational grazing and strategic amendments. Forested portion of property includes a sugarbush with 65+ taps. Lovely front and side yards boast large maples and fruit trees as well as a large fenced-in garden plot with raised beds and perennials including blackberries, currants and aronia berries. Entire property has been managed organically without the use of any pesticides or herbicides of any kind. Farm stand on Route 100 presents wonderful opportunity to sell directly to customers; robust area farmers’ markets (including Jeffersonville, Morrisville and Hardwick) are also just a short drive away.
The classic white farmhouse has wood floors and historic touches. Cozy living space on the first floor includes a generous mudroom, a living room and dining room surrounded by windows, and a large eat-in farmhouse kitchen with new stainless steel, Energy Star gas range/oven, refrigerator and dishwasher. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a good size landing – which works as a children’s play space, a small library or even a nursery. House benefits from new energy efficient propane heating and hot water system and includes a pellet stove for additional heat. New washer/dryer in the basement. High-speed WiFi available from Comcast. Large attic and attached barn provide ample storage room.
The property is 10 minutes from Morrisville, 10 minutes from Johnson and 20 minutes to Stowe. Recreational opportunities abound in the area; very close to the Cricket Hill Trail network in Hyde Park and a short drive to the Lamoille County Rail Trail. Short drives to either Stowe or Smugglers Notch resorts.
Motivated sellers. Contact: [email protected] or 802-922-0308 with questions or to schedule a showing.
List of recent improvements to house, barns and pastures include:
New drilled well, provides 6+ gallons/minute; water lines run to both house and barn
New energy efficient propane heating system including new water heater and high efficiency boiler (installed by Efficiency Vermont contractors)
New roof over kitchen/addition
New stainless steel Energy Star appliances in kitchen including refrigerator, gas stove/range, and dishwasher; extended and replaced countertops, added under-counter storage
New interior stairs to second floor (completely re-built stair case, added banister and spindles, painted)
New Energy Star washer and dryer in basement
Painted exterior (Primed/sealed full exterior of home with MadDog Primer and two coats of exterior paint)
Installed water line from house to barn; added a frost-free hydrant in barn
Installed milk room with hot water and dairy sink (tankless, propane hot water heater, propane wall furnace)
Built a 2-cow milking platform and stanchion
Installed vacuum pump and vacuum line system for milking
Upgraded electrical in barn to add overhead lighting in milking parlor and milk room and plugs for three chest freezers
Pastures and Gardens:
Professionally installed 3-strand high-tensile permanent perimeter fencing around full perimeter of pasture (via an NRCS grant) with gates placed in strategic areas to allow for tractor access
Four years of rotationally grazed cattle and sheep to improve fertility of soil in pastures
Amended pastures with lime and wood ash applications
Seeded clover, grasses, and legumes to pastures
Extended pasture via selective clearing of trees and rotational grazing/rooting of pigs
Established large no-till garden area:Includes 6 raised beds and 3 lasagna-style beds
Created permanent paths with burlap sacks and wood chips
Amended annually with organic compost from our own compost piles
Garden includes perennials: currants, elderberries, aronia berries, comfrey, and rhubarb
Established three large compost piles (from deep bedding) that will provide compost for gardens for years to come…
Added wooden farm stand to front of property for purposes of selling farm products (electricity provided via extension cord to house)