1115 River Road Manchester, VT 05255


4 bed / 2.0 bath / 3,472 sqft.

Price/SF: $242

MLS #: 4507114


Property Description

First time on the market in 76 years, Sunny Lea Farm has a desirable River Road address in Manchester and overlooks the Battenkill River, a famed trout fishing stream as well as a large expanse of meadowland with East Mountain in the distance. There are 2 houses and 5 outbuildings on the farm. The original farmhouse was built circa 1840 and has many historic details such as iron latchwork, fireplace, built-ins, under-eave cubbyholes for storage, and attractive wainscoting. Kitchen and bathroom are typical of an old farmhouse, with lots of charm but could use some creative updating. The second house was converted in 1949 from a carriage barn into a home. It is in good structural condition but needs some cosmetic and other updates.The property fronts River Road and there are spacious lawns and several perennial beds. Approximately 25 acres of woodland with a spring house sit behind the farm and hold the possibility of up to 3 building lots for housing.


  • Property Type: Single Family
  • Acreage: 25
  • Suitable Use: Farm - Horse/Animal, Field/Pasture, Mixed Use, Orchards
  • Area: Rural
  • Zoning: RR
  • Frontage Road: 1,500
  • Development/Subdivision: 0
  • Driveway: Paved
  • Roads: Paved, Public
  • Lot description: Country Setting, Field/Pasture, Mountain View, Sloping, View


  • State: VT
  • Street: River Road
  • Building Number:
  • Zip Code: 05255
  • County: VT-Bennington
  • Town: Manchester
  • Elementary School: Manchester Elem/Middle School
  • Junior High: Manchester Elementary& Middle
  • High School: Burr and Burton Academy


  • Square Feet: 3,472
  • APX Fin Ag SqFt: 3,472
  • Year Built: 1840
  • Total Rooms: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Total Bathrooms: 2.0
  • Full Baths: 1
  • 3/4 Baths: 1
  • 1/2 Baths: 0
  • Foundation: Slab w/ Frost Wall, Stone
  • Property Style: Farmhouse
  • Construction: Existing


  • Heating: Steam
  • Cooling: None
  • Electric: 100 Amp, Circuit Breaker(s)
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Heat Fuel: Oil
  • Water Heater: Owned


  • Basement: Unfinished


  • Exterior Features: Barn, Outbuilding, Porch - Covered
  • Roof: Slate
  • Exterior Color:
  • Exterior: Clapboard


  • Accessibility Features:
  • Garage: Barn
  • Garage # Cars: 2
  • Services:


  • Dryer
  • Range - Electric
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer


  • Taxes: $12,943

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