We are offering a beautiful homestead on 17 acres for $665,000.
The property includes a 3,000 sq. ft. residence with attached garage, 2,400 sq ft studio/workshop and barn, and 700 sq. ft. licensed dairy processing facility.
Built in 1987 and expanded in 2008, the home features many unique and handcrafted details which enhance quality of life as well as the aesthetics. The barn/studio and fromagerie were built in 2006.
Nestled amidst the rolling hills and huge lakes of the Eastern Townships -- a bilingual region of southern Quebec -- we enjoy the mildest climate in eastern Canada.
In addition to the property we offer a solid farm business making a variety of certified organic goat cheeses in a licensed facility. We have been creative professional cheesemakers/marketers since 1990 and are willing to transfer all our knowledge and ideas as well as the business.
The price for the business is between $175,000 to 215,000, depending on the buyer's needs.
The two offerings can be sold separately or as a package. If purchased together they are $850,000 in total.
This beautiful dish of fruit harvested on September 22, is here to say that quality-of -life is a significant aspect of this property. These figs, grapes and tomatoes are a tiny portion of what we picked that week.
Click on the word "Portfolio" in the upper left corner of this page to go to several thumbnails. EACH thumbnail is a file of briefly captioned pictures. CLICK ON EACH PICTURE FOR MORE DETAILS AND LARGER VIEW.
Prior to establishing this home and farm business we created a similar life in New York State. The people we passed that place on to are now operating on a large scale, selling award-winning cheeses all over the U.S. - from our original recipes and operational model. A new owner here will have the choice of repeating that same sort of scaled-up success or maintaining the operation at its current size, or even reducing it and still being viable. We can provide guidance in any direction. We can even get you started making any other cheeses you've been dreaming of having an endless supply of, besides the ones we sell!
Daily life includes tending to the very personable herd of goats, the food and flower gardens, and making cheeses. During the winter months, we take 10-12 weeks off.
The grounds and facilities that house the dairy are also suitable for conversion to a variety of other endeavors, for example a winery, catering facility or table champetre.
The region is an international vacation destination noted for its breathtakingly beautiful environment with rolling hills, large lakes and a vast variety of farms and wineries. The sweet little town is home to a Steiner school along with other public and private schools, all the basic conveniences as well as holistic health practitioners, and is only 10 minutes from Sherbrooke.
This is a unique place that is gentle and soul-nourishing, allowing us to make a healthy contribution to the larger world while staying close to family and a beautiful home.
The well water here 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 28 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 and preserving fruits and vegetables to the next 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 sharing 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 if you think this is a good fit, contact us with your questions or concerns.
Following are measurement and layout details of the buildings.
The three floors of living space plus the solarium comprise approximately 3,200 sq. feet.
The main floor includes kitchen, breakfast area, dining room, living room (with 14' 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 soaking tub and shower.
Flooring on the main and second storey is wood, tile and marble.
Finished basement has 2 bedrooms, den/office, 1/2 bath, as well as a large root/wine cellar not counted in the living space.
The footprint of the barn/studio building is 30 x 40' with the two-storey studio being 1200 sq. feet of that.
The separate fromagerie building is 24x30'.
There is a 2-bay garage attached to the house and also a free-standing 3-bay storage shed.
The heart of this rambling homestead is the 28x17' solarium. On sunny days in spring and fall its stone walls and tile floor collect enough solar heat to fully heat the adjoining house as well as itself. It is our favorite place to entertain and to sit quietly.