Listed by Ann Swanson Real Estate
Restored circa 1880 Vermont farm house and post and beam garage/horse barn on 10 acres is for sale in Strafford, Vermont. Located in a rural setting and surrounded by Nature Conservancy land, it backs up to tens of thousands of acres of forests with miles of old roads and trails ideal for walking, hiking, biking and cross country skiing. The Strafford Nordic Center is minutes away. The house has new thermopane windows and doors, oak and maple hard wood floors, wood stove and new roof. Downstairs are the kitchen, full bath and 3 rooms. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms.There are new wiring, indirect lighting, a dry basement and 2 washer/drier units. Water comes from 2 natural springs and a well. A new 22 panel solar electricity system reduces and often eliminates electric bills. The 3 acre meadow produces 2 cuttings of clover-filled organic hay and includes several paddocks, a horse run-in, tool shed and tack room. The year round stream has small native Brook Trout and feeds a beaver lodge. A young maple sugar grove occupies the hill behind the house. Wild apple trees complement multiple varieties of wildflowers and wildlife. The house is located 3 miles from Strafford, a classic Vermont village with the historic and beautiful Town House, built in 1798 and still used regularly for concerts, meetings and voting. This house is 10 minutes from the Interstate 89, 30 minutes from Burlington Medical Center. Strafford offers school choice.
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