Located in an area described as "one of the last wild places in Connecticut" this 89 acre property is just ninety miles from New York City and fifteen minutes from the Ten Mile River train station.
It is subdividable with the opportunity to gain significant tax benefits from conservation easements or gifts in character with the surrounding properties.
The property is located high on Skiff Mountain, a significant location in the federally recognized highlands region, which is comprised of thousands of acres of public and private protected lands as well as large estate properties.
It shares a boundary line with the Skiff Mountain Wildlife Management Area allowing for direct access to 873 acres of open fields, forest and Peck’s Pond. In addition the 2,300 acres comprising Macedonia Brook State Park, the almost 800 acre Pond Mountain Trust property on Fuller Mountain, the Appalachian Trail and several hundreds of acres owned by Sharon Land Trust and Kent Land Trust are all readily accessible by horseback, skis or on foot.
It affords privacy, views of the Berkshire mountains to the north and the Catskills to the west from an elevation of more than 1,400 feet, a year round stream, spectacular stone outcroppings, vast Mountain Laurel groves many sugar maple trees and established trails for horseback riding, hiking and cross country skiing. It affords game hunting and fishing on private and public lands.
For the equestrian it is within easy trailering distance to the events at Millbrook, Fitch’s Corner, Riga Meadow, Town Hill and Kent School as well as to the country hunted by the Millbrook, Golden’s Bridge and Fairfield Country Hunts. The HITSS spring, summer and fall shows in Saugerties, New York are just an hour away.
The property has a unique 40 x 30. two story "people" (2 bedrooms, a three season porch, 12 x15 deck to the west and 12 x 15 deck to the south) and "horse" (four 12 x12 stalls, tack/feed room) residence with a 20 x 20 attached two bay garage, a 24 x 24, two story barn for livestock to run in underneath and hay equipment storage above, three rail wood (locusts posts, oak rails) fenced pastures and grass riding area.
The main building is suitable for residence or a caretaker house with a main residence to be constructed to take in the spectacular views.
Taxes for the entire property based on Forest Land Classification under P.A.490 are $3,332.00 per Year.
Exterior of both buildings is cedar shingle, residence has carpet, hardwood, tile and ceramic flooring, hot water baseboard heat, oil fired furnace, woodstove, septic, well, 200 amp electric and is wired for generator.