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Hurleyville - up to 25 acres - Sale

Hurleyville - up to 25 acres - Sale

October, 2011

Contact: Pat Crosby
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Property address: Brophy Road, Hurleyville, NY 12747

Available for: Sale

Acreage available: 0-25 acres

Land use: Produce (possible combined use)
1+ acre was an old wood lot - so has good rich soil. Approximately 3 acres are lightly wooded. Surrounded on 3 sides by stone walls. On main road, so can have farm stand (permits will be obtained by you).

House currently has a nice airbnb business - you can expand and also offer locavore food trips. Great room in house and/or big 50 foot front porch can make nice dining/cafe areas. (Permits would be needed from town - zoning is currently R1 with variation for "rooming house".)

Organic: Yes (without certification)

Land description: Idle agriculture
Land has not had any chemicals applied for known 20 years - and probably not before that for another 10 years (approx) as previous owner neglected the property. Nice wild blueberry patch. Backside of property borders a 155 acre woodland (not part of this property).

Water description: Deep well supplies house. Hand cistern - shallow - for emergency or yard use. Town water supply and fire hydrant across road from house. 20 X 40 inground pool holds water. 10,000? gallon old water tank in back shed - currently not in use - though probably can be. Was part of the old swimming pool heating system.

Housing available: Main house - 1840 farmhouse, all systems modernized: Electric, plumbing, sewer (town hookup), heating. Has central heat (propane - and house is fully ducted). Also large woodstove (Nashua. + 4 separate Monitor/Toyotomi wall furnaces.) 1 garden shed in front yard. 3 old outbuildings out back - run down, but serviceable. One is an old caretaker's room. One currently holding building supplies. One currently holding firewood and misc supplies. One holding large water tank. One general odds and end storage.Will rent all or part of property and buildings. Open to creative possibilities. Also room for RV or campers on property.

Buildings available: 1840 22-room farmhouse, 3 old sheds. House has 3 separate units, 9 separate bedrooms, plus common space and 50 foot front porch for gatherings. Will consider renting all or part of house, and lease with option to buy if you like the property. House is well maintained, and all systems are current. Furnished. Cosmetic work optional by you.

Directions: Near intersection of Brophy Road and Main Street, Hurleyville, NY 12747

Other details: Can be good for group projects due to house layout. House is solid, comfy and feels homey. Plenty of room for living, relaxing, growing things ~ and also house layout provide plenty of privacy, too, when wanted.

Well established, productive blueberry patch. We've been eating/drinking blueberry everything the whole month of blueberry season: Blueberry pancakes, waffles, juice, wine, jams, ice cream - and just by the handfuls as-is, too! 2014 season was about 10 gallons of organic wild blueberries.

20X40 inground concrete pool is in its 5th year of converting to a natural pool. It has a 5 year established population of goldfish, frogs, salamanders, and some water plants. Can make a great hydroponic growing pond - or enjoy the natural critters who now happily call the pool their home. Our friend Sean envisions a hoop house over the pool to really extend the growing season...

Perennial flowering plants on the grounds are well established. The grounds are swarming with honeybees, bumblebees and other pollinators. LOTS of hummingbirds all season long. Many varieties of songbirds nest on the property.