MLS # 201823287
This 88 acre farm is the perfect mix of community, location, land, home, barn and waterfront. It's located in Belmont, Hants County, just 12 minutes to Windsor and about 45 minutes to Halifax. The Village of Brooklyn is close by. It’s a wonderful community rich in heritage with a mix of farms including horse farms, dairy, beef, organic and vineyards.
The house is a classic 1.5 story, set well back off the road. It was built in 1980 and has been well maintained and upgraded by the owners over the past 20 years. It has a spacious mudroom, fantastic modern Shaker-style kitchen with centre island, wood ceiling and hardwood floor. At the far end is a comfortable dining area that opens to an expansive deck and screen room. An efficient woodstove is positioned between the kitchen and dining areas. There's a large main floor bedroom with lots of closet space and door to a 2 piece bath. Presently the room is used as a home office - it’s also perfect for a studio. The livingroom is not large but very cozy and opens to a 31 foot long sunroom that runs along the front of the house. It's an amazing space with high ceiling and a ceramic floor.
Upstairs are two huge bedrooms, both with lots of closet space. There's a large bathroom with corner tub and separate shower. The laundry room is on this level as well. All the floors except the entry and sunroom are hardwood, birch upstairs and ash on the main level. The house sits on a high and dry concrete basement with grade level door to the outside at the rear. The basement area is insulated and divided into two sections. One side is a systems room with workbench and storage area, while the other side is used as a rec room space. There's also a very large concrete "cold room". The home has excellent systems including an oil fired, warm air furnace, electric heating (top floor), woodstove, septic system, dug well and large capacity cistern, and high speed internet. All the doors and windows have been replaced. The exterior cedar side wall shingles have been freshly stained. There are roller shades for all the sunroom windows. And, a new steel roof has just been installed. Overall, the home offers about 1,828 square feet of very comfortable living space.
And there's lots of living spaces outside too, including the big raised deck areas and a lower stone patio. Next to the house is an oversized double car garage with full second floor. It's connected to the house by a breezeway. There is also a lean-to roof on one side for additional storage for vehicles, boats or equipment. The garage has its own electrical panel. The property is nicely landscaped around the home and garage with various gardens, mature trees, lawn and a circular driveway.
Beyond the house is where it really gets interesting. The property includes 88 acres with about 30 acres in productive farmland. The fields are surrounded by trees and are connected by trails. At the far end of the farm is a sustainable forest. Firewood forever. Beyond the forest the property runs to the Kennetcook River and has extensive frontage along the salt marsh shoreline. This river is known to be an exceptional fishing spot. Scattered about the farm are 5 ponds all with lots of water, even in the dry summer. One pond closest to the house is about 14 feet deep and is used by the owners for swimming.
The land has been used for horses and sheep for the past 20 years. There are well managed trails through the woods that connect to other trails off the farm. The land has not been sprayed for over 20 years. It's ideal for most agricultural endeavours including grapes, orchard and fruits. There are two barns. The large barn is a pole barn with stalls for horses, pens for chickens, a tack room and a run-in area. This barn also has its own electrical panel and water. Attached to the barn is storage for tractors and equipment. A smaller barn is used for hay storage. There's also a small outdoor riding ring.
If you are looking for that special farm to call your own, a farm with a nice level of privacy close to shops and services, a farm with great fields, sustainable forest, ponds, river frontage, good outbuildings, fantastic garage and a cozy, well maintained and just the right size home . . . this Belmont beauty may be perfect for you.
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