West Mountain Farm (Stamford)

95 acres • $850,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Lars Garrison (802-694-1417 413-441-5423 cell, [email protected])

Property Location:

240 Maltese Road, Stamford VT 05352
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

95.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

94.0

Acres of forested land:

50.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

20.0

Acres of pasture:

20.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

About 10 acres of apple orchard and blueberries, most of which were planted around 1965, with some additions twenty years later. Fenced pasture is about 20 acres, 5 wire high tensile electric fence 17 breakdown pastures. 800 llamas and alpacas over the years 1988 thru 2010 will tell you that this is a splendid place to live.

Quality of land:

Woodlot, about 50 acres, had a selective harvest about five years ago. Mostly maple.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Shallow well on the high point of the land provides gravity flow water to all farm buildings, and is connected to the deep well, about 400' deep, which provides for domestic use. Both were tested in 2008 and are of excellent quality. There are no industrial facilities within many miles which could cause pollution problems!

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

The 3,000 sf contemporary mountain top home is built for comfort & beauty. Main floor has the living room 24'x24', master suite 24'x24' with bath and walk in closet, and dining room, kitchen (custom cherry off the stump), family room, mud room, half bath & garage entry. Second floor has 3 bedrooms & bath. Lower floor has office, sewing room, bath.

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

Usual farm equipment and farm tools are available.

Farm infrastructure details:

The three barns are in good condition for current use. The animal barn is 24'x48' with a 10'x35' work room. The 36'x60' greenhouse barn is great for animals, the equipment barn is 24'x40' and houses farm equipment & work space. Three 8'x18' run-in sheds are in the pastures and contain the animal waterers and electricity, as do the other barns.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for sale:

Property (95 acres) home and barns are offered at $850,000.

Sale price:

$850,000

Additional Information

 

Lars Garrison
802-694-1417
413-441-5423 cell
[email protected]
 
The land has been farmed since the 1880's.  Our farming efforts from 1988 through 2010 with about 800 lamas and alpacas have been modestly successful, aided by a small income from a pick-your-own operation with blueberries and apples.
 
The land, barns and buildings are well suited to many aspects of farming, from animal husbandry, row crop or hydroponic farming, rescue operations, family compound, corporate retreat center, survivalist or preppers, horse or cattle faming, etc.  Organic status for the apples and blueberries is being applied for, with no seeming obstacles in the way.
 
The farm is just three miles off of Rt.8 that goes from Fairfield CT to Vermont.  It is just 3 miles from the nearest gas, eight miles from grocery  shopping and medical facility.  Williams College, Bennington College and other colleges are within commuting distance.  Albany NY and Hartford CT airports are 1 1/2 hours. NYC is 4 hours, Boston 3.  The land is composed of three separate parcels, roughly 10, 15 and 70 acres on both sides of Maltese Road which has only five homes on its' half mile length.  It is on a well-maintained town road.  Taxes are a modest $7,200.