Ulster County Acreage - A Farm, Homestead,
or Personal Park
A bucolic farmhouse on a country road lined by huge maples. Over 100 acres of land to wander, and a barn. A barn! For sheep, or parties, or a rope swing. Or for all of those things! That’s “the dream”, isn’t it?
Here’s the rub; in the Catskills there are just not enough bucolic homesteads to fulfill the dreams of the masses. They are far more rare than we real estate professions want to admit to ourselves. It’s tough when we can’t fulfill the dreams of everyone who comes to us for help. So, when a property comes on the market that so perfectly satisfies “the dream”, we want to shout out! Shout from the perfectly pitched rooftop of that farmhouse, so that everyone can have a fair shot at some serious wish fulfillment.
64 Chase Road in Shokan IS the quintessential bucolic homestead. It sits on a country road flanked by beautiful old trees. However, this location does “the dream” one better. Set on a hilltop this bucolic farmhouse has broad views of the Ashokan Reservoir! Take a moment to picture that.
On this hilltop you’ll find 129 acres of land to wander and cultivate. There is a pond and beautiful stonewalls that crisscross the fields and forests. There are also 2 lovely streams. The acreage is on both sides of the road, offering the future owner protection. The farmhouse was built around 1900 and has cedar shingle siding, aptly called “perfects”, and picturesque shutters. A fieldstone front porch ads gravitas, as well as Catskills’ character. The buildings are far enough apart to have breathing room, but cozy enough to feel like a charming mini-village. The beautiful barn is behind the house, set just a little further up the hill. The guesthouse, (with a one-bedroom apartment, a studio and a heated storage area) is just about one hundred paces off the barn.
Inside the main house you’ll find warmth and comfort. Beautiful honey colored wide board wood floors ground the generously sized rooms. On the first floor, the charming country kitchen has lots of open space and storage, including a butler's pantry. The laundry room is conveniently nearby. 2 stairways take you upstairs where there are 4 sun-filled bedrooms, one with a working fireplace & cathedral ceilings. There are also several walk-in closets, a rarity in old farmhouses. Updates were done to the main house in 1996, including boiler, new windows, all copper plumbing and an upgrade to 200 amp electric service.
The very charming guest apartment has it's own well & septic, a private deck facing the pond & access to the studio. All of this sound perfect? Well…it is “the dream”! Seize your chance while you can.
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