350 Acre Livestock Farm & Woodland in Wheelock

350 acres • $335,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Daniel Keeney

Property Location:

1275 Chesley Hill Road, Wheelock VT
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

350.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

68.0

Acres of forested land:

305.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

26.0

Acres of pasture:

38.0

Quality of land:

Woodland is mostly unevaluated but we are starting work on a Forest Management Plan. Some of the land is steep, but includes Cabot Silt Loam and Dummerson Sandy Loams among more Vershire-Lombard complex, including 16 +/- acres of prime agricultural soils on flat but wooded ground that might be suitable for conversion. No chemicals have been applied in recent history (5+ years), and pasture is mostly dry at this point with natural springs feeding ponds instead of draining into fields. Pastures do need rehabilitation soon—not wet but overgrown.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Two spring-fed ponds exist in upper hayfield; perennial stream runs through property. Farmhous and barns are spring-fed.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

1908 sq .feet, 6 BR, 1 partial bath, single family home that requires some work (See StoneCrest Properties listing: MLS Number 4749902) https://stonecrestpropertiesvt.com/listing/4749902/1275-chesley-hill-road-wheelock-vt-05851/

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

Extensive farm equipment, including full line of square-bale haying equipment available for sale, older but in great shape: 3 Massey-Ferguson 50hp tractors: (gas-powered MF 245(1970s) and MF50 (1960s), diesel-powered MF250); New Holland 271 baler, New Holland haybine, Massey-Ferguson hay rake, Kuhn tedder, 1 hay wagon, 1 brush hog

Farm infrastructure details:

2-level large haybarn with two attached livestock barns (1-level and 2-level) form a horseshoe. Additional 8-open-bay equipment shed and two unattached livestock shelters. Older barns not used for dairy in many years but ready for use for livestock now. Abundant equipment storage.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for rent

Property for sale:

Main Farmstead with all barns listed and farmhouse for sale as one parcel; negotiable lease on adjacent, soon-to-be-subdivided, 16 acres of additional hayfield. (This land is included in available acreage for agriculture).

Sale price:

$335,000

Additional Information

 

Great hill farm available to the right farmer--most suitable for livestock has potential for significant vegetable and maple sideline enterprises.

Owner will withhold 2nd house, 2 garages, and 25 acres from original 380-acre parcel, but the 16 acres of hayfield included in that will be available for lease. The remaining 355+/- acres is available for sale at $349,000.

Final sale would be pending subdivision permitting, but the farm could be eligible for farmland conservation through the Vermont Land Trust based on initial conversations with VLT staff.