Working Farm, Family Homstead, or Country Retreat; 24 acres with a farmhouse in Brownington, VT

Posted on September 10, 2017Last updated 1 week ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

2715 Chilafoux Rd, Brownington, VT

Total number of acres available with this property:

21-50

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6-20

Acres of pasture:

6-20

Acres of forested land:

6-20

Other open and/or non-farmable land

24 acres total for agriculture. 8 acres in cropland/tillable, 11 acres of pasture, 10 acres of forest. 2016 soil tests available.
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

(1) 300 ft drilled well at homesite, 18 gal/min; (2) 2nd dug, spring well, available for use at household vegetable garden site & lawn; (3) Drip irrigation system in 50 x 50 ft household vegetable garden; (4) Covered spring in 1 planting field, which could be re-opened.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

2-story modern cedar barn (&/or workshop) is 1,290 sq ft, w/wood stove heating. Large storage shed attached. Lean-to against length of barn holds equipment, firewood,... Free-standing, log lean-to can function as carport. In-ground root cellar for wintering vegetables (wine too). Also for sale: farm equipment

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Built 1995, the 1,404 sq ft house has propane heat, but wood stove warms entire house. Open floor plan: sitting alcove opposite fire, dining area, & spacious living room/family room space. Country kitchen w/gas stove, wood cabinets, laundry, pantry. Full bath on 1st floor. Upstairs has 3 BRs plus walk-in storage. Also, new 3-season cabin sleeps 4.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

FOR SALE: 2016 BCS 749 TRACTOR, large wheels & IMPLEMENTS (R2 Rinaldi Power Harrow 30”; Berta single rotary plow; Berta flail mower 34”; BCS 28” snowblower); Down East DUMP TRAILER; 90 DRYING SHELVES: 4’x8' w/chkn wire; QUICK HOOPS low TUNNEL BENDER, hitch attach, metal tube, hoops; 40 hd plastic HARVEST LUGS; Agribon ROW COVERS, Blk PLASTIC
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Sale price is fair market value. PLEASE NOTE: Google maps sometimes has the farm located north of its actual location. If so, it's the 2nd farm complex southeast, on the opposite (south) side of the road. $249,000.

Sale price

$200,000-$300,000
Additional Information

Description

Energy efficient HOUSE, built in 1995, is hybrid straw-bale & cedar construction, w/18in exterior walls/lyme stucco plaster finish. Natural insulating & passive solar, keeps indoors warmer in winter, cooler in summer. Rooms have natural beam-&-plank ceilings & wood floors throughout. Main floor has artistic stucco walls, w/deep window wells to reflect light & for aesthetic appeal. Exposed hemlock beams. Propane heating, but wood stove easily warms entire 1,404 sq ft house. Open floor plan includes cozy alcove to relax opposite wood stove, dining area & spacious living room/family room space. Country kitchen has gas stove, hand-crafted & carved wood cabinets, laundry area, pantry. (New appliances, except range) Full bath on1st floor. Upstairs are 3 BRs (or 2-BR/study set-up) & additional walk-in storage. Windows w/views of property & wonderful sunrises/sunsets.  

FARM COMPLEX 24 acres w/11-acres healthy, certified-organic planting fields (1.5 acres planted this summer). Clearings for pasture & extensive wooded land. New pond filling. 50x50ft fenced vegetable garden w/irrigation/raised beds/cold frames/hoophouse. Estab berry bushes, fruit trees, perennial flower gardens. 2-story modern cedar barn (&/or workshop) is 1,290 sq ft, w/wood stove heat. Lean-to against barn holds equipment, firewood. Free-standing, log lean-to could be carport. 3-season cabin w/wood stove (unattached) sleeps 4. Root cellar for wintering vegetables (wine too). Many expansion possibilities for home & for agricultural lands. (Also for sale: farm equipment) 

VT’s NORTH KINGDOM excels in locally raised pork & beef, artisnal cheeses, iced cider, fine breweries &, of course, maple syrup. Outdoor activities include: nearby state forests for hiking, 10 min from pristine Lake Willoughby to swim/canoe/fish (other lakes under 1/2 hr), 40 min to world-class mountain bike trails, snowmobiling & premier ski slopes. Quick drive for French Canadian fare. Brownington historic district & museum are of note, & historic covered bridges & arts centers in surrounding towns. Live energy efficient, enjoy homegrown fruits & vegetables all year long, work the fields - in this world unto itself, with the benefits of a small town community & all Northern VT has to offer.  

Fields composition: (1)statewide important soils-- 75-80% (10 acres) 47B (Cabot silt loam, 3 to 8% slopes); & (2)prime ag soils -- 20-25% (1.5-2 acres) 3B (Vershire-Lombard complex, 3 to 8 % slopes, rocky). 5.8-6.5pH. No chemicals added in 20+ years, Certified Organic (2017), Organic Farm Plan available. Added in 2016: (1) Wood ash - 8 acres for pH; (2) Tennessee brown phosphate, Symphony OMRI 5-4-3, crab shell & Azomite - 1.5 acres of crop; (3) Winter rye, vetch, clover mix & pea, lentil, vetch inoculant & mix, buckwheat - 1 acre (2016 & 2017) for future planting. Small seasonal drainage — in wet year — cuts through thin slice of 3 acres & runs under road onto other property. Not recommend re-routing as it drains against road further up hill. See Brownington Town maps (http://nvda.net/town_files/Brownington_Town%20Plan%20Maps_Plan%20Resourc...) “stream” viewable at property 1/3 from right edge at top border, where Chilafoux Rd turns 90 degrees left & borders town of Charleston.

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