Saltwater Farm in Brule

25 Harbourview Lane, Brule

MLS # 201722987

Price: $395,000
County: Colchester
Lot Size: 6.7 acres
Heating: Electric, wood and heat pump
Water: Drilled well
Sewer: Septic
Bedrooms: 2 or more
Bathrooms: 1.5
Garage: Detached 1.5 story garage
Exterior: Vinyl
Sq. Footage 3,000
Flooring: Concrete

This is one of the most unique properties we've listed over the past 20 years. It's located at Brule along Nova Scotia's North Shore just 10 minutes from the vibrant Town of Tatamagouche. The property consists of 6.7 acres with 700 feet of waterfrontage on a protected inlet. It's a stunning property accessed by a long laneway just off Highway 6. Most of the land is productive farmland and pasture with a row of trees down two sides.

The house was designed and custom-built for the present owner to provide easy maintenance, energy efficiency and comfort. It has two wings, one being one story and the second is a full two story. Overall, it offers about 3,000 square feet of living space. It's unique in the fact that it could be described as a one bedroom home with a self-contained guest suite. But, with multi-rooms and 3,000 square feet there's enough finished space for at least 5 bedrooms with a few minor renovations. Let's take a walk through. The main door opens to a spacious foyer with closet and large skylight making your entry bright and airy. Turning right there's a short hall to the main living space. Here you'll find a large master bedroom with huge window and walk-in closet. Across the hall is a well appointed bathroom. Next is a walk-in pantry to the right and a galley style kitchen on the left with a custom-built wooden island/counter. Across the entire front facing the sea is the open concept dining and livingroom. This space is vaulted to the peak with a wooden ceiling. There are large windows on three sides of this large room and doors to an expansive deck. A woodstove adds to the charm. Back in the foyer, going to the left, opens to a huge room (17 x 37) with a 10 foot ceiling. It too is sunny and bright with a door to the outside. Off this big room is another room, 17 x 27, used as an art studio. It also has a door to the back gardens, toilet room and counter with sink.

A wide stairway takes you to the second level. Up here is one giant room, 26 x 35, with a high ceiling, windows on three sides and a bathroom with shower. The main level of the home has concrete floors with in-floor hot water heating, powered by an efficient electric boiler. No oil. The upper level has hot water baseboard heating. There's also a newly installed ducted heat pump. Other systems include excellent drilled well, engineered septic system, 200 amp electrical air exchange system, security system and high-speed internet.

The property is well landscaped and has a circular driveway. Across the yard from the house is an oversized garage 27 x 33 with two vehicle spaces in front and a second roll-up door on the side providing space for a tractor or other small vehicles at the rear. This lower level is fully insulated and finished with drywall. And, it's heated. Upstairs is a full second level ideal for any use. It's high and dry. The gardener in your family will love the custom-built 20 x 12 greenhouse, facing south with easy access to the house. There's a huge asparagus patch and a few apple trees. This was a ''certified organic'' farm until 2013, when the owner stopped growing flowers - but no sprays have been used on the land since that time. The property is ideal for hobby farming, gardening, horses, sheep, dogs and kids.

It offers 700 feet of waterfrontage with just a few steps down to your own beach. This shoreline is known for its warm waters making it ideal for swimming. The protected inlet is ideal for sailing, boating, kayaks and windsurfing. Of course, the fishing is also amazing. But possibly what's more amazing are the views. Totally unobstructed views across the property and out to sea. Fabulous sunrises to the east and sunsets to the west. And, always a gentle breeze off the water. And, sometimes a good ''blow''. The house was designed around the seaside climate and positioned to capture the sun and the views. The property is perfect for retirement, or your home based business. The home is well suited for a B & B, retreat centre, artist's studio, organic farm and other agricultural enterprises.

It represents a rare opportunity to purchase a 6.7 acre property with 700 feet of water frontage in the Brule Shore area, with easy access to shops, services, farm market and other coastal towns. Truro is just 35 minutes away and the airport is just over 1 hour.


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