This property is a classic 1850 Vermont farmhouse restored carefully to preserve the charm and simplicity of its original character. The farmhouse exterior is newly painted red, facing east to catch the morning sun. Watch the cows graze from the old fashioned front porch. Enjoy sunset views off the deck in the rear. A separate two car garage/barn has storage for gear. The house is deceptively large. Enter through a mud room or front door to the living room. An original beadboard paneled dining room opens to a charming kitchen with an island. The well equipped kitchen has a Jen-air stove with griddle, dishwasher, refrigerator and original glass pantry shelving. You will never want to leave the large and cheerful pine paneled family room with wood burning fireplace and cozy bay window seat that faces south overlooking the garden, farmland, views of Stannard Mountain. All floors are original rock maple. The house is decorated for comfort with New England style and taste--cotton curtains, chintz, antiques, braided and woven rugs, happy colors, paneling. The first floor also has a spacious laundry/work room and a full bath with a tub and shower.
Enter the second floor by a central stair or a second stair off the family room. The second floor has random wide pine floors in two of the four bedrooms. The master has a king size bed with charming cottage headboard and two antique dressers. The second bedroom has a queen size antique bed and bureau. Third bedroom has a white antique bed (slightly smaller than a double) and bureau. The fourth and largest bedroom has three single beds and two bureaus. One full bath with beadboard panelling, cherry built in vanity, and black and white checkered flooring is on the second floor.
Our property includes 60 acres of rolling forest and meadow for walking. The land is rich with ferns and lush mosses. July brings incredibly good raspberries coveted by neighbors. In the autumn, old apple trees bear especially delicious cooking apples. The house is situated on the country road you have been dreaming about. Watch bikers pass or stroll 1/2 mile to Long Pond, a wilderness place loaded with perch.
Each weekend brings farmers to the green with produce and a rich locavore culture. Willey's General Store, located 3 miles from our front door, boasts the apt motto, "If we don't have it, you don't need it". Just past Willey's is Mountain View Country Club's a 9-hole course with lake and mountain views and red clay courts. Known throughout Vermont for its sandy bottom and pristine water, Caspian Lake is among the finest in the state.
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom's small towns are wonderful to explore by car or bike. Summer abounds with varied activities. Garden lovers will swoon over local perennial gardens. Have tea in the garden at nearby Perennial Pleasures. Visit the fine herbalist and Vermont Day Lilies in Greensboro. Attend very good small concerts held at the church in town and listen to Sunday night music as it fills the night air over the lake. See Circus Smircus in August. Don't miss local fairs in summer. Pick berries. Read local authors. Visit local artists. Eat local food. This is a wonderful place.
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