Robert's Farm for Rent, North Hyde Park

305 acres • $3,200

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Alice & Robert

Property Location:

1180 Barnes Road, North Hyde Park, VT
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

305.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

305.0

Acres of forested land:

150.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

5.0

Acres of pasture:

150.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

On a river

Quality of land:

Organic, fallow for 50 years, old dairy farm. Beautiful tri-level barn, several out buildings, small chicken coup and rabbit hutch. Main residence has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath & 2 half baths. Kitchen is rustic at best. Family owned for 180 yrs. No equipment included. Barn has electricity and large room that could be used as additional living space. Natural soil ram to access middle story of barn. Massive large fields for growing hay, alfalfa & other grains. Large sugar maple forrest untapped for several decades needs some serious management with forestry supervision. Antique sugar shack probably in need of repair. Great potential for Air BnB, Summer Camp, Sheep farming. Some old fruit trees. Old abandon homestead on top of a rise with small seasonal swamp below otherwise no water issues. Was a natural aqufir for over 100 years but now there is a water treatment system in the house as well as new water heater and pot belly stove. Large wood shed for seasoning and storing wood. Pastures may be stoney so if you want to plant vegetables you make have to clear some rocks but overall ground is good and only slightly rolling flat lands. Wooded area are more rocky.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Pipes and river.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

This house is the original family farm house expanded over 180 yrs. It is rustic with no granite countertops, no appliances, nasty cupboards & old sink. Nice long porch facing a street that no one drives down. 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 down stairs. Big pot belly stove for heating. Long hall reminiscent of a Basque dining hall. Very very basic.

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Equipment and machinery details:

Sorry - all sold at auction. You can thank the bank for that.

Farm infrastructure details:

This is an old family farm that has not been used as a dairy in the past 50 years, possibly longer. Sugar maples were tapped for the last time maybe 20 years ago. Hay is grown and mowed regularly. Fruit trees bear but drop fruit on the ground as no one has live there for 2 years and prior to that family was too old to work the land

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Property for rent:

Asking $3200 a month obo. I need to pay property taxes ($14,000 a year) and get a decent return on my investment. This is a great opportunity considering all streams of possible income. House rental alone is probably worth $1700.

Sale price:

$3,200

Additional Information

I want to keep my cousin's farm in the family and fulfill his wishes that it stay as a farm and not be subdivided into housing developments.  My life is pretty settled else where but I would love to come visit and work on the farm in the summer for a 1 to 4 weeks with my son and husband if that was welcomed by the renters. I have lots of idea of how to generate money and could work on marketing products produced on the farm but I can't afford to carry the farm while not living there.  I am a little too old to start farming but want to encourage others to continue in this sacred calling to care for the earth.