Windmill Hill Farm; 60 acres; Farmhouse included; Brookline, VT

Posted on August 25, 2017Last updated 1 year ago

The Land

Property Owner:


Property Location:

842 Grassy Brook Rd, Brookline, VT 05345

Total number of acres available with this property:


Acres of cropland or tillable land:


Acres of pasture:


Acres of forested land:


Other open and/or non-farmable land

NRCS rated PRIME FARMLAND. (Belgrade silt loam, 0 - 3 %, category 2A) Chemical free organic farming. -Well drained, yet retains moisture very well -High organic matter -No ponding or flooding -No restrictive features within 60 inches -Virtually rock free below the hill field, above the hill field mild stones

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Farm Information

Water sources present


Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir
Irrigation system

Water sources details

75gpm drilled well. Spring with large concrete holding tank. Underground sprinkler systems.

Barns, sheds or other structures


Farm infrastructure details

20x24 greenhouse. Double layer. hot-air furnace. radiant heat.. Caterpillar Tunnels: 1100 sq ft.. Landscape fabric along sides Wash Station and Cooler: 12x20 peaked roof. 8x10 , equipped with 240 volt LG air cond, Stainless tanks: Field Supplies: 3600 feet cover fabric. wire hoops. CPVC pre-bent hoops for low tunnels. Electrified fencing.

Farmer housing


Farmer housing details

Spacious center chimney cape (c1785): 5 - 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 extra rooms, 4100 sq ft., luxurious pine/hardwood floors, large screened porch, traditional dining room, library, and maid’s quarters w/full bath, generator, outbuildings, propane furnace and air-sourced heat pumps, Quintessential VT hamlet, easy access to highways. Mnt views.

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Fair Market Value established as $625,000

Sale price

Additional Information


-Classified as Prime Vermont Farmland

-Well drained, yet retains moisture very well

-High organic matter

-No ponding or flooding

-No restrictive features within 60 inches

-Virtually rock free below the hill field, above the hill field mild stones

Existing Infrastructure:

Heated Greenhouse

20x24 gothic style greenhouse includes:

-Insulated 4 foot double door

-110v outlets

-Double layer 6 mil plastic on year 3 of suggested 6 year life.

-Roll up sides

-Blower fan to inflate the layers for added insulation

-Thermostat controlled ventilation fan and louvers

-Thermostat controlled Bard forced-hot-air oil furnace. Recent new nozzle and new burn chamber installed. Oil tank is a fitted rain barrel that is inside the greenhouse to ensure warm fuel. Includes in-line fuel filter. The fuel barrel Is partitioned to reduce fuel smell, with fill and vent pipes located outside the greenhouse.

-Closed loop radiant heat bench system: Propane hot water heater, pressure tank, circulator pump, and thermostat probe control hot water flow through Pex-Tube propagation benches. Each bench is fitted with valves to isolate/control heat.

-Netafim sprinkler system, with timers for self watering

Caterpillar Tunnels


-Approximately 1100 Square feet of growing space

-Steel bows, 10 wide, approximately 7 feet high in the middle

-Landscape fabric along sides, and inside for weed suppression

-Rope and ground anchors

-1 tunnel will need new plastic

-Irrigation header line along end for access to drip irrigation

Wash Station and Cooler

-12x20 peaked roof, open sided structure. Includes loft space for storage

-8x10 walk in cooler, equipped with 240 volt LG air conditioner and Cool Bot controller. Effective cooling down to 35 degrees F. Sitting on a frame with hardware cloth and aluminum flashing at the bottom to prevent rodent entrance; no pest problems in the 4 years of service

-Stainless steel dairy tanks: (1x) 4x8x3 400 gallon insulated tank with cover. (1x) 150 gallon circular insulated tank with cover

-Water lines for hose access

-Rudimentary shelf space and small drawers

-8 Heavy duty plastic harvest totes, and 50 + harvest/storage bulb crates


-(3x) hydrants for access to 75 G.P.M well

-1 inch and ¾ inch hard poly lines extended for access to all fields

-1 inch and 1 ½ inch header lines, valves, and pressure regulators to supply drip irrigation for entire front fields and Alpaca fields

-1 inch header line, valve, and pressure regulator to supply drip irrigation to bottom of rear fields, easily extended

-100+ drip irrigation fittings and drip tape plugs

-Various poly irrigation line fittings for sizes of ¾, 1, and 1 ½ lines

Field Supplies

-3600 feet (cut in 200’ and 160’ lengths) of reusable, 4 foot wide black ground cover fabric for weed suppression

-Several hundred galvanized and stainless steel wire hoops for use with protective crop cover

-CPVC pre-bent hoops for low tunnels

-Extra unfilled sandbags for anchoring row cover


Electrified Fencing

Approximate 2 acre alpaca field (cultivated) with 4' chain link fencing and gated entrance. Electrified fencing in place. Not used this year. Requires some maintenance.

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