Classic Small Farm in Brookfield

16 acres • $239,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Kate Forrer and Gabe Freitag

Property Location:

1301 West Street, Brookfield, Vermont
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

16.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

10.0

Acres of forested land:

6.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1.0

Acres of pasture:

10.0

Quality of land:

This is a typical small Vermont hill farm with a mix of soils. The pastures are lined with beautiful, mature sugar maples. The pastures have good to fair forage quality, which could easily be improved with more intensive rotational grazing. There is some chervil of the property that has been managed through mowing.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

There is a drilled well for the house. Water to the dairy barn is currently fed by a spring. In addition, the property has water rights to a spring on the adjacent property.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

Farmhouse is 2 BR/2BA with many updates. The house features exposed hand hewn beams, open floor plan, large light filled living spaces, large master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets. Updates include new foundation sill, crushed stone in basement, appliances, hot water heater and boiler. The house is 1344 square feet.

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Farm infrastructure details:

The property has a dairy barn, a pole barn and an insulated/heater finished shed. The dairy barn has an insulated milk house and was painted last summer. The pole has an attached small barn attached (originally a calf barn). The shed is heated (with wood) and has a finished second floor, which currently serves as an office.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for sale:

Price reduced to $239,000. Property was appraised for $250,000 in 2010

Sale price:

$239,000

Additional Information

Start your small farm or homesteading dream today! This classic Vermont farm offers 16 acres of rolling pastures lined by beautiful mature sugar maples and a charming, two bedroom home with exposed hand hewn beams, an open floor plan, large light filled living spaces and many updates!  Bring your farm animals, grow your own vegetables, make your own maple syrup or enjoy the perennial gardens, a small apple orchard, established raspberries and blueberries. Just a short walk, bike or drive to the beautiful Brookfield Floating Bridge and Pond Village where you can enjoy a swim, go paddling/fishing, go to the library, enjoy an event at the Old Town Hall, or have dinner at Ariel's Resturant. Centrally located 10 minutes to Northfield, Randolph or I-89. Close to markets in Montpeiler and Randolph.

For more infomation or to schedule a time to visit, please contact Kate and Gabe via e-mail at kateforrer@yahoo.com, or call 802-558-0834.