14 acres in Green River area of Guilford VT (near Brattleboro)

14 acres • $95,000

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Alice Gardner

Property Location:

Half mile downriver from the Green River Covered Bridge, Guilford VT
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

14.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

5.0

Acres of forested land:

9.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

5.0

Acres of pasture:

5.0

Quality of land:

This property has about 5 acres of beautiful rich bottomland which has been in hay for years, with only local manure added. Before that (when I lived there)(1984-2004) organic soil amendments were used when it was partially planted in market gardens with greenhouses. Under the topsoil is deep river gravel which provides good drainage throughout. The forested part of the land is steep mixed hardwood woodlot with a few hemlocks. There are a lot of sugar maples mixed in and if encouraged could provide a nice sugarbush over time that could be gravity-fed down to the field. There is a large fast-running natural spring that comes out of a bank JUST across the gravel road from this land and that could hopefully be developed on our side of the road but it can't be promised. Across the road is a conservation area currently being developed as a swimming hole in the Green River.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

None available

Water sources details:

Large spring across River Road which comes from this land.

Barns and sheds:

None available

Farmer housing:

None available

Farmer housing details:

I lived in a house which sold separately many years ago and is just north of this 14 acre piece.

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Equipment and machinery details:

none

Farm infrastructure details:

No infrastructure. You would have to build. Guilford has no zoning of its own.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Sale price:

$95,000

Additional Information

Fourteen acres, five of which is rich bottom land with the remainder in mixed hardwoods, in an absolutely beautiful and historic part of Guilford Vermont.  I raised my family there are have subsequently moved out west.  I sold the house and two acres many years ago and am now ready to part with the final 14 acres.  I want the land to go to some energetic young small-farm-interested folk, because it is perfect for that use and I can help with owner financing to the right people. The soil is rich, the valley is gorgeous, the community is great and the swimming in the river is ideal for raising kids there.  It is far enough from I-91 that you can't hear the highway which was important to me. It is an absolutely perfect place to raise a family and do small farming at the same time, but you need to have the ability to build whatever buildings you want on it.