The house has an interesting interior floor plan which evolved over the years with renovations and additions. The original home was quite a bit smaller. Additions to four sides not only adds to the traditional Nova Scotia farmhouse character but also wraps the original footprint with newer wings that are fully insulated making the home cozy and easier to heat. The additions' exterior walls were clad with cedar shingles to match the original and create a seamless blend of old and new. The main entry mudroom is situated on the east side. This wing was a substantial two story addition added in 2001.
The mudroom is spacious with a large closet, concrete floor and enclosed bathroom with shower. To the right is a huge room with storage and laundry facilities. There's a door that opens to a modern staircase to the second floor. Left of the mudroom is the large country kitchen. There are cabinets, storage and cooking spaces on all sides with an energy efficient wood ''cookstove'' in the centre. Off the kitchen is the home office. You'll love this space. It's sunny and has a built-in desk down one side and down another. On the west side is another addition which includes a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. This room has two walls with lots of windows and a door to a stone terrace. Ideal as a main floor bedroom but also perfect for a family room. Open to the kitchen is the diningroom with beamed ceiling and door to a terrace. The livingroom is on the east side. It's 23 x 11.6 with good light, wood walls and wood floors. OK, you'll love the next feature - across the entire south side of the house is a 25' x 10.6' sunroom addition. It has a vaulted ceiling with 6 skylights, concrete floor, brick lined raised beds for gardening and doors at both ends. This room also opens to the fantastic, stone terrace with custom crafted pergola.
The original stairs to the second floor are located between the diningroom and sunroom. They are steep, well worn and fun to use. Up over this original section are 4 bedrooms (one with an ensuite bath) and another very sunny bathroom with shower. The second level over the newer addition has a modern inspired guest apartment with self-contained kitchen, dining area and livingroom. Outside, attached to the house are two storage rooms. One for wood storage and a second larger space that could be ideal for a workshop, studio, exercise room or other uses. The original part of the house sits on a solid stone cellar. The newer additions have concrete foundations. The roof has recently been reshingled. The exterior sidewalls have cedar shingles. The plumbing and electrical have been upgraded. There's a deep drilled well with an endless supply of water and the septic system was installed just five years ago. Heating includes wood, electric and propane.
Outbuildings include a large post and beam barn, 45 x 40 plus 18 x 15 currently used for chickens, but suitable with renovations for most livestock and horses. There's a second building, 34 x 49 with two bump-out wings. This building is used for egg grading and includes a walk-in cooler. Both buildings are in good repair and have power, water and steel roofs. Also included in the sale are two hoop greenhouses - a smaller one used for storage and a 20 x 100 for vegetable production.
Coldspring Farm was a certified organic farm for decades until the owners retired and no sprays have been used since. The farm sits on top of the North Mountain, 10 minutes above Middleton. It's been farmed for over 150 years, the last 50 years by the same family. It presents a wonderful opportunity for new owners looking for a country lifestyle in a terrific community in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. It consists of 10 acres, with a tree lined perimeter, open fields, distant views, well maintained home, several very useful barns and two greenhouses. The Bay of Fundy is just minutes away. The property gets lots of sun and gentle breezes. It's ideally situated on a well maintained paved road and has high-speed internet. After 50 years of farming, the owners are now retired and moving next door so you'll have great neighbours and mentors (if desired) as you begin your stewardship at Coldspring Farm. A rare opportunity.
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