105 Acre Country Estate

16 Woodville Road, Ardoise

MLS # 201917702

Price: $1,200,000.
County: Hants
Lot Size: 105 acres
Heating: Electric heat pump - ducted
Water: Drilled well
Sewer: Septic
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4 full, 2 half
Garage: Triple detached garage, wired, heated
Exterior: Wood shingles
Sq. Footage 8,000
Flooring: Hardwood, carpet, porcelain, slate

This is an amazing property located in Ardoise just 40 minutes to the city. It offers a unique mix of privacy, forest, field, outbuildings and a remarkable multi-level home. The stylish home was complete in 2008, custom built by local craftsmen to exacting standards. The attention to detail is staggering. It is nicely positioned, well back off a quiet country road on a gentle hill. A long laneway winds its way through the front of the property past the barn and fenced paddocks to the house.

You'll love the grand entry with huge, wide wrap-around covered verandah. Custom built solid wood entry doors open to the reception foyer. Off the foyer is a half bath and coat rooms. To the right is the Great Room, with a 20 foot beamed ceiling. It measures over 22 feet wide and 42 feet long with a 4 x 8 stone fireplace at each end. There is a sunroom to one side that opens to the verandah. In the furthest corner of the home is the office with a door to a private covered verandah. The kitchen for most, is the hub of the home and this kitchen is no exception. It makes a bold statement with custom woodwork, an abundance of cabinets, built-ins, large centre island, top of line appliances, custom countertops and beautiful floor. It connects to the 13 x 15 dining area which has built-in seating and doors to the side terrace and gardens. Off the kitchen is more storage and a large laundry room. To complete this level is a cozy bedroom with well appointed ensuite bathroom.

A switch-back staircase leads to the second floor. The master suite includes a 22 foot long bedroom, huge bath with separate shower and tub and a 9 x 9 closet. There's a small office, another full bathroom and two more bedrooms. The third level is 43 x 24. WOW! It was used as a children's area, but could be used for just about anything, including hobby room, art studio, exercise room, guest room, home theatre . . .

The central switch-back staircase also goes down one level to the fully finished lower level. Here you'll find a family room (41 x 19) with another fireplace and a 12 x 11 kitchen, fully equipped. There's a games room, storage room, sauna, bunk room and another full bathroom. Down the back hallway is a wine cellar, coat storage, another storage room, wood storage room, a washroom with toilet, and two systems rooms. Systems include a drilled well, septic, alarm system, central vac, air exchanger, electric heat pump heating system (ducted), fireplaces and high-speed internet. Most of the ceilings are wood, most of the walls are wood, all of the trims are solid wood. There are classic mouldings with a high level of fit and finish throughout.

Tucked in behind the home is a sunny deck with swimming pool. The entry courtyard is finished with stamped concrete. Near the home is a detached oversized 3 car garage with work benches, a full second level and a furnace room. This building is heated with an oil fired in-floor heating system.

Horse people will be interested in the fenced fields, paddocks, run-in sheds, outdoor arena and barn facility. The barn needs work . . . be prepared, but what an opportunity! This barn is under an 80 x 180 Mega Dome, outdoor arena structure. The cover blew off and needs to be replaced. Mega Dome has advised that this cost will be in the $40,000. range including the labour to install. The stall area includes tack room, feed room, 9 box stalls and washroom. There's also a farm-hand apartment above the stalls. The current condition of the barn and indoor arena has been considered in the asking price. Serious buyers will see the value.

While the property was set up as an equestrian facility and known as the "Great Escape", it is ideal for an art centre, yoga retreat, vineyard, other agricultural enterprises, or your country estate close to the city. The land includes 105 acres. There's fenced fields and forest with trails for walking, cross-country running and skiing, 4-wheeling and horses. The property must be seen and experienced. Bring your hiking boots, there's lots to see.



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