The Old Will Cary Farm

99 acres • $437,000

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Peter and Julie Parker

Property Location:

2170 East rd, Clarendon, VT 05759
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

99.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

7.0

Acres of forested land:

88.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

7.0

Acres of pasture:

7.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

5 acres around the 1800's lovely colonial home, possible two dividable lots that perk

Quality of land:

This land is sandy and has had no treatment, fertilizer or pesticide in 10 years. Simply has been hayed by a nearby farmer until this year. Perfect for organic farming. Water is spring source. 88 acres of conserved forest are due for harvest, with fine hardwoods and white pines....maybe $20,000 plus/minus. The 7 acres level or on very gentle slope, some

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

A pipe brings water to the colonial home from a spring. Fine water, has not failed. For intensive farming a well might be needed.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

Beautiful colonial home with 4 bedrooms, move-in condition, currently empty. Has excellent heating, original windows, wide boards, room layout, 2 bathrooms and newly (2008) redone kitchen. Perfect for tearoom or gallery. Could rent it and build smaller home on one of the potential lots.

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

The farmer who hayed the fields has equipment. He has suffered a stroke; his sons could work with you, or the Spencer farmers down the road have shown interest in haying the fields now that mr. Adams can no longer do it. Adams tapped some of the property's maples, and has all that tubing and bucket equipment. We recommend contacting Spencers.

Farm infrastructure details:

There is a small barn on a concrete, solid foundation. Has stored hay and farm equipment but is now empty. Has one small stall for a goat or sheep. No fencing, watering or irrigation.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for sale:

$437000 Land is in land-use and the 85-88 forested acres have been conserved, not the remaining 12-15 acres with 2 potential lots

Sale price:

$437,000

Additional Information

Please see Four Seasons Realty,  Sothebys,  in Rutland, VT and contact  Sandi Reiber for full description and

many photos of home and some of surrounding land.  We have total reports on the managed forest prepared by

Randy Wilcox, certified forester.  Forest, conserved by the VT Land Trust, needs to be managed, and is an income-producing resource when harvests are done about every 15 to 20 years.    

The 7 acres of fields are ready for someone with new energy to improve them from scratch.  The advantage is they

are excellent sandy soil (once part of the Champlain Sea) and totally in organic state.

 

The road has a mix of modest homes to the north of this property and very elegant horse farms and affluent homes with acreage around them to the south.  There are farmers down the road who would like to hay or plant these fields.  They would be good counselors and advisors on such problems as deer brouse.  

The neighborhood is fine, close to the historic townline of Wallingford.  The farm is one of the earliest in Clarendon still in fine condition, with dry cobble-stone basement,  full attic for storage, and museumlike features in front hall, with a folk art mural listed in Early Vermont Wall Paintings by McGrath, Dartmouth Univ. Press