Great pick! The Ark is a 30± acre horse farm set in a serene country setting only 25 miles from Boston. It has all the necessities for a well-managed small farm: seven stall barn, heated indoor and regulation outdoor dressage arenas, workshop, garage with storage, greenhouse, and ample parking for horse trailers. It also has one of the prettiest houses we’ve seen – a charming antique core and an elegant “barn” addition, with easy access to let the dogs out to run around. Lots of great walking in conserved land in the area to keep you and your companions fit!
How about some more great places for people and their lucky pets?
Blue Sky Farm, Dunbarton, NH
This hilltop French country estate located on 132 acres of fields and woods is a great property for animal lovers. The three-plus stall newer barn and a large two- story antique barn provide plenty of room for all kinds of animals, not to mention the 10 acres of invisible fencing so dogs can roam free. And the 8,007 square foot, five- bedroom residence offers plenty of space for the humans to enjoy.
Rogers Farm, Rupert, VT
This classic-style farmhouse and 3-level post & beam barn are sited in a high meadow on 642± acres with outstanding Taconic mountain views and exceptional privacy. Open land of 15± acres includes a fenced pasture and turnout shed, and a broad lawn that slopes down to a 2± acre swimming/ trout pond with crystal clear water, an ideal location for animals and people to enjoy gorgeous Vermont.
76 Surrey Lane, Boxford, MA
The property combines an elegant house with top-flight equestrian amenities with complete privacy only 30 minutes from Boston. It is almost impossible to find this combination – a great family house and a thoughtfully designed setup for sport horses within easy reach of town. An outdoor arena and a grass derby field, even.
Tranquility Farm, Walpole, NH
A gated entrance accesses 483.74+/- acres with mountain views, open fields, a pond and woodlands providing plenty of space for a variety of animals. In addition to the 4,545-square-foot Royal Barry Wills Colonial, with a stone patio and pool, there is a 50 x 36 barn with six stalls including Dutch doors off the back of each stall, tack room, feed room, and hay loft. Plus a 30 x 30 equipment barn, paddocks with run-in shed, and several dog runs.
Black House Farm, Tinmouth, VT
Exceptional views, 2,600′ elevations, end of the road location, and 330+/- acres of mixed farmland is a recipe for a classic Vermont property. The c1860 6,000-square-foot four-bedroom farmhouse, updated in understated style preserving the beautiful antique floors, paneled doors, and five fireplaces, is surrounded by 20 acres of gently sloping hay meadows and pastures.
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