We are offering a beautiful homestead on 17 acres for $635,000 CAD.
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 $200,000 and includes absolutely everything tangible and intangible that we use to run the business.
The two offerings can be sold separately or as a package. If purchased together they are $795,000 in total.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 portfolios 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 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.
The three floors of living space in the main house, plus the solarium comprise approximately 3,200 sq. feet. All flooring is wood, tile or marble.
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.
Finished basement has 2 bedrooms, den/office, 1/2 bath, plenty of uncolonized finished space, and also 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.