We are offering a beautiful hand-built homestead on 17 acres in the Eastern Townships, a bilingual region of southern Quebec situated 90 minutes east of Montreal and 1/2 hour north of the Vermont border, for $895,000.
The property also includes a certified organic business making a variety of notably delicious goat cheeses in a licensed facility. Learn the art of goat cheesemaking from the founders (1990) of the award-winning Nettle Meadow Farm in upstate NY!
We sold that farm and business to the current owners in 2005 and moved to this beautiful spot for a variety of reasons. The region is an international vacation destination noted for its breathtakingly beautiful surround with rolling hills, large lakes and a vast variety of farms and wineries. The sweet little town is home to a Waldorf school.
Our well water is pure and plentiful. There are extensive raised-bed gardens of vegetables and flowers; rows of raspberries, blueberries and black currants; a large, enchanting solarium filled with flowers and figs.
We have been farming and gardening organically for 27 years, producing most of our own food and acquiring much of the balance from other nearby organic farmers. We are embarking on a new chapter out of the country and would like to pass on all of our experience and contacts in cheese making and marketing, goatkeeping, herbal healthcare, and growing fruits and vegetables to the new owners.
If you dream of a beautiful and meaningful life in the country but don't know where to start or how to make it a success, this is an extremely rare chance to jump right in with total confidence. We can spend several weeks together teaching all the aspects and then would continue to be available by phone for any questions.
Have a look at the captioned photos in the portfolio and contact us for further information.
Following are measurement and layout details.
The main and upstairs floors comprise 253 sq. meters, including the garage and solarium, with an additional 147 sq.m. finished basement and wine/root cellar.
The main floor includes kitchen, breakfast area, dining room, living room with 4.5 meter high cathedral ceiling, bathroom with shower, and solarium.
Upstairs is a master bedroom and second bedroom or office (each has a private balcony), 3 walk-in closets and bathroom with seperate tub and shower.
Flooring on main and second storey is wood, tile and marble.
Finished basement has 2 bedrooms, large den/office, 1/2 bath, and insulated cold and heated storage areas.
The footprint of the barn/studio building is 9.14 x 12.2 meters with the studio being 111 sq meters.
The heart of this rambling homestead is a 28x17 ft. solarium. On sunny days its stone walls and tile floor collect enough solar heat in spring and fall to heat the adjoining house as well as itself.