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  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
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WILD FARM is a hill farm near the end of a country road on the lower slopes of Little Equinox within 10 minutes of Manchester Village. The circa 1800 house has an elegant simplicity that is totally Vermont. The light cast from the plaster walls adds warmth and dimension to the rooms, restrained mantels surround the fireplaces, local Dorset marble is used for the original cooking fireplace hearth, the parlor and the fireplace in the dining room.The kitchen is a spacious hub, with abundant character, even a swing hung from a beam, well worn from occupying hungry kids waiting for something good to eat. Light enters the room from three sides. Off the kitchen door are stone walls and plots filled with asparagus, herbs and flowers ready to be picked, one of the familys favorite places. Further back behind the barns is an enormous vegetable garden with a rhubarb patch and blueberry bushes. There are 6 bedrooms and a playroom on the third floor. The house has been carefully tended, with updated systems and amenities, with an eye to retaining the houses authenticity.The 116-acre farm is made up of stone-walled pastures and fields suitable for sheep, horses, cows, hay, and other crops. There are apple trees, a woodlot and maple groves, and one current hayfield was an organic vegetable farm for a time. A working 1880s sugarhouse sits above the swimming pond. When the current owners arrived almost 60 years ago, the house had been just a summer place and it was overgrown and wild (hence the name). Their goal was to be self-sufficient, to grow their own food, and to slowly restore the farm and to raise their 7 children. Happy memories were formed as they were nurtured and grew. Now it is time to find the next steward of the land and to create new stories. Additional land may be available for sale. 14 miles from Bromley and 24 miles from Stratton. 3 hrs 19 min from Boston and 3 hrs 35 min from New York.Showings begin on July 18th. No showings on July 24-25.
670 Bentley Hill Rd, Manchester, Vermont, United States
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