Hidden Gem ~
29 Acres, 10 Minutes to Town


990 Alders Road, Canaan

MLS 201805577

Price: $234,000
County: Kings
Lot Size: 29 acres
Heating: Oil, electric, wood
Water: Drilled well
Sewer: Septic
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Garage: Heated
Exterior: Wood shingles
Sq. Footage 1,900
Flooring: Softwood, vinyl, ceramic

It's hard to imagine that you could find a 29 acre property with total privacy within 10 minutes to all major services, shopping and access to Highway 101.

This property is ideally located at the very end of a short side road on the South Mountain, 10 minutes from New Minas in the Annapolis Valley. The original house was built around 1850 and later had an addition in the early 1900s. Like most century homes, it has had a few changes and this one has been nicely updated. It's a traditional 1.5 story design, set back off the road on a little hill with mature trees out front.

The first floor includes a mudroom entry, large country kitchen with woodstove, diningroom with big windows, pantry/storage room, newly renovated bathroom with tub and shower, small office, livingroom and sitting room with an original tin ceiling. Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms, one on either side of the upper foyer. The master bedroom includes a sitting room, storage room and a large walk-in closet. Overall, the home offers about 1,900 square feet of sunny, comfortable living space.

The house is insulated and has an oil fired heating system. The owners prefer wood heat and typically heat the home with 4 - 5 cords of wood burned in the kitchen woodstove. In recent years they use less than 1 tank of oil. The chimneys have been recently cleaned and there is a steel Roth oil tank. The wiring and plumbing have been upgraded. There's an excellent septic system and a 400 foot drilled well. There is internet with both Eastlink and Explorenet. All of the windows have been replaced. The exterior side walls are cedar shingles and the roof is steel - installed about 5 years ago. It sits on a solid stone foundation with both inside and outside entries. Most of the floors are wood with some vinyl in the mudroom and kitchen and carpet in the bedrooms. The kitchen floor is "a little up and down" which adds a bit of character to the original farmhouse.

There's a two story outbuilding that incorporates a workshop, storage and wood room on the main floor and the second level is a self contained insulated and heated office/studio. It's perfect for anyone who works from home or wants a studio for art, hobbies, yoga or exercise. The property incudes 29+- acres with some open pasture. The majority of the land is forest with access to trails. From here you have access to miles and miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. The property is extremely well landscaped with mature trees, shrubs and gardens. It even has a paved driveway. Also, located on the property is an original structure in need of repair, but could make an excellent garden shed or playhouse for children.

Great character, many important upgrades, a useful two story outbuilding and 29 acres, 10 minutes from town.



 

 

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