In honor of the season, we are continuing Wednesday blogs to assist in the search for unique gifts! LandVest’s gift bag of great New England properties has something for everyone. This week’s properties would be a great fit for those who love horseback riding, privacy and being outside in the country.
If these country properties don’t match your “someone special”, check out our previous Gift Guides for homes by the sea or in or near to town.
179 Indian Hill Road,Groton, MA
At 179 Indian Hill Road you will find all that is wonderful about New England: views across rolling fields, light filtering through woods, a spring-fed pond for swimming and skating, ancient apple trees loaded with fruit.
50 East Road, Alford, MA
Set on a ridge near the quaint village of Alford, this 11,800 sf family retreat in the Berkshires offers great privacy with sunset views.
Pokanoket Farm, Westport, MA
This classic New England barn built in 1892 has been beautifully adapted as a country home with 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, and views of the Atlantic
Beaver Brook Farm, Marshfield, VT
End-of-the-road privacy and surroundings of Vermont’s magnificent natural beauty allow Beaver Brook Farm’s 530 acres to fall into the “best of the best” category as a recreational retreat. Located just 18 miles outside of Montpelier.
Eastman Hill Stock Farm, Lovell, ME
This historic 235-acre hilltop farm is set amidst 54 acres of fields, finely appointed stonewalls, exquisite gardens, and beautiful westerly mountain views. Lovell is a center for 4-season sports activity. Shopping and dining are available locally as well as in nearby North Conway, NH.
Skye Farm, Waterford, ME
Waterford is a rural community known for its historic architecture and scenic beauty. Set in the foothills of western Maine near the NH border, recreational opportunities abound. The 1800’s farm house is meticulously maintained and a separate 2-story barn offers a great media/entertainment area. Frontage on McWain Pond with a water’s edge cottage.
Windy Peaks, Hill, NH
Looking for a year round destination vacation home? Windy Peaks is just minutes away from Ragged Mountain Ski Resort, and offers exceptional 270-degree views of Newfound Lake, Mount Washington and the Presidential Mountain Range. Set atop 155± acres, it is the perfect family compound with a three-bedroom Cape, 4-stall barn, three-bedroom guest house, swimming pond, tennis court and open fields.
Fleetwood Farm, Tamworth, NH
Surrounded by open fields, a private pond, gardens and peaceful vistas, Fleetwood Farm exudes warmth and grace. Sited on 102± pastoral acres, historic charm and unique features encompass the 7,000-square-foot, five-bedroom residence located between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains.
Hammond Hill, West Windsor, VT
A special gift for someone looking for a unique property. Distinguished design, a beautiful site, and a great Woodstock area location: Hammond Hill’s AIA award-winning five-bedroom, 4700-square-foot home on 113± acres integrates the hilltop setting and vast mountain and valley views into a comfortable, elegant retreat.
Bradley Hill, Norwich, VT
The perfect gift for the recreational family looking for a turnkey property. This exceptionally-sited 84+/- acre property is only 4 miles from Norwich/Hanover, and includes a 6,400-square-foot, five-bedroom contemporary shingle-style residence sited at the top of a large meadow with long range views, tennis court, swimming pond, horse stable and a 5K Nordic ski trail.
Sundance, Deer Isle, ME
Privately located down a woodland drive, Sundance sits on just under ten acres with 314 feet of shorefront with its own hidden beach and deep water allowing for a future dock. The sophisticated main house has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and an attached efficiency guest suite with bath and kitchen.