The Idyllic Lifestyle

1963 Clarence Road, Clarence

MLS#: 55332696

Price: $245,000
County: Annapolis
Lot Size: 5.4 acres
Heating: Oil, forced air; wood
Water: Drilled well
Sewer: Septic
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Outbuildings: 62 x 38 pole barn and shed
Exterior: Wood shingles
Sq. Footage 2,200
Flooring: Hardwood, softwood and tile

The south slope of the Clarence Road is one of the most sought after locations in the Annapolis Valley. It provides a perfect location for gardening and lifestyle. This pretty 1.5 story, circa 1913 farmhouse is situated on 5.4 acres, just 5 minutes from Bridgetown with quick and easy access to Highway 101, Bay of Fundy, Middleton and Annapolis Royal. The land faces due south, with good drainage and excellent elevation making it ideal for fruit and gardening. It's mostly open and rolling with a hedge row of trees up both sides and forest at the rear. A year round brook flows along the east boundary. Mature trees, lawn and gardens complete the picture.

The house has been nicely updated and renovated by past and present owners. It features about 2,200 square feet of comfortable living space spread over the two floors. You'll love the side entry. It opens to a good size mudroom with a large walk-in storage closet and a 2 piece bathroom. There's a door to the back and a doorway into the country kitchen. The kitchen has been totally remodelled and includes island seating and a cozy dining area. Off the kitchen is a huge (20 x 12) diningroom. Out front is the entry foyer and livingroom with double glass doors. The livingroom connects to the diningroom creating a nice flow for day to day living and entertaining. Upstairs is the spacious master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets, two other good sized bedrooms, upper foyer and modern bathroom with claw foot tub and glass shower. While this home has been upgraded and renovated over the years it still retains much of the original charm. Eight foot ceilings, lots of natural light, softwood and hardwood floors, exterior cedar shingles on the sidewalls painted yellow, steep pitched roof lines and bump-outs add to the character. The attic above provides good storage space. The house sits on a solid stone and concrete foundation. It has both inside and outside access. For a century home it's quite a nice basement, perfect for preserves, wine storage and systems. The systems include wood/oil combination furnace, updated electrical, septic, drilled well and high-speed internet. Outbuildings include an 18 x 14 shed behind the house. It needs work, but could be a very useful garden house, chicken coop, workshop, or even a little studio. Further up the hillside is a large 62 x 38 well constructed pole barn. It's clad in steel with doors on three sides.  On the right side are 4 large box stalls for horses. The left side of the barn is wide open. This is a very nice building, perfect for animals and hobby farming. If you're a gardener you'll appreciate the soil, southern exposure and growing conditions. If you have horses, you'll love the sand based trail system just across the road. It's the old rail lines which provides access to miles of hacking. If you have children in school, you will appreciate the new $20 million school just opened in Bridgetown. It should be noted that while the roof is clad with steel, it is older and does require upgrading or replacement. The seller has considered this in the asking price.


 

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