Westbank Farm

2939 Highway 221, Weston

MLS 201716517

Price: $448,000
County: Kings
Lot Size: 75+- acres
Heating: Oil, hot water; wood
Water: Mountain fed stream
Sewer: Septic
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: Detached garage
Exterior: Wood shingles
Sq. Footage 2,800
Flooring: Softwood, carpet, vinyl

Rare find! This property is ideally located in Weston along Route 221 in the Annapolis Valley with the North Mountain at your back and total southern exposure. The farm consists of 75 acres with approximately 20 acres of excellent agricultural land, meadow, older orchard and forest. There's a vault along the west side with a high bank; hence the farm name. There is a terrific brook that flows from the top of the property and winds its way through the forest and fields. A well maintained farm lane runs up the east side providing good access to the fields and woods. The land is ideal for livestock and horses. It has excellent elevation and with the south-facing slope it's perfect for grapes and other fruit. Two acres is tile drained. The farmhouse dates back to the 1800s and has been well maintained and updated by the present owner over the past 35 years. The house sits way back off the road down a tree lined laneway with 22 maples. It's a welcoming site!

The house has a spacious country kitchen with galley prep area and adjoining sunroom overlooking an expansive fenced-in terrace. Off the kitchen is a huge mudroom, and a large laundry room. Completing the main floor is a home office, livingroom, bathroom with shower and a cozy family room with wood burning fireplace and built-in bookcases. The second floor consists of a foyer, three bedrooms, bathroom with tub and separate shower and a forth room ideal for bedroom or studio. It has a unique spiral staircase down to the side entry. Part of the attic space is insulated and drywalled to provide an exceptional, dry storage room. The house sits on a solid stone foundation and has very good systems including both oil and wood furnaces which supply hot water heat to the house with cast iron radiators, an abundance of water piped from a mountain brook, modern septic system installed for the present owner and pumped out routinely, oil drip stove in the kitchen, central vac system, 200 amp electrical and updated plumbing. The exterior has fresh paint over cedar shingles and an excellent roof.

Outbuildings include an amazing 40 x 14 woodworking shop with wood floor, insulated walls, and woodstove, a car garage, 40 x 12 shed for wood storage and chickens, 3 stall horse barn with loft and an original post and beam 50 x 30 barn. This main barn is a fabulous building with rebuilt foundation, lower level for storage, main level and loft. All outbuildings have steel roofs and well painted exteriors. The house and main barns have authentic, original lightening rods. The property is beautifully landscaped with shrubs, terrace, lawn, mature trees and gardens.

This is a sought after location, being on a quiet paved road, in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. The Town of Berwick is just 10 minutes away. The University Town of Wolfville is within 30 minutes. All shops and services are close by. The city of Halifax is an easy 85 minutes drive. Golfing, farm markets, wineries, the Bay of Fundy are all close by.



 

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