Truly, an equestrian estate of distinction meticulously designed from the ground up for the serious equestrian and their horses. Everywhere you look you’ll see attention is given to the things that matter most to those of us who love and keep horses. The farm is fenced and cross fenced with 4-rail wood fencing. All gates are round-pole-metal providing logical access to all the paddocks for ease of herd management.
The designers gave extra attention to mud control with the installation of an extensive network of French drains that keep paddocks mud-free and usable even in the dampest seasons. There are four huge paddocks plus many more acres available for expanding pasturage, though it is unlikely it will be needed. There are several small lots adjacent to the barn when closer confinement is required. The water system is gravity fed and supplies all the paddocks, lots, and barn without the hassle of filling tanks.
Picturesque Tessentee Creek runs throughout the property and as a state designated trout stream is regularly stocked. Four engineered and professionally constructed bridges provide easy access to all paddocks and all parts of the farm. Two of the bridges are vehicular and the other two are pedestrian/equestrian.
The tree lined main driveway takes you through the estate passing two fresh water ponds that are engineered with level control spillways accenting the already bucolic setting with a solid sense of timeless elegance and refinement.
The beautifully constructed barn is 36X48 and has metal roof and siding. The four 12X12 stalls are matted with central drainage and the stall walls are reinforced with 2X6 lumber to keep even the most rambunctious horse safe. Each stall has an automatic waterer with heater. The interior wash area also has central drainage and is equipped with a horse vacuum system.
The loft is full length with feed shoots over each stall and is equipped with an electric hay elevator.
The enclosed office has DSL connection. The tack room is also enclosed to minimize dust.
On the exterior, a shed roof runs the length of the barn providing ample room for equipment storage.
The home was built in 2006 for the farm caretaker. The site was selected to provide a panoramic view of the farm from the full length covered front porch. The cozy cabin provides 1456 square feet of comfortable living. In the living area is a stone covered wood burning fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms plus a bonus (office) room and 2 full baths. The flooring is high quality faux wood laminate. The home is clad in log siding. HVAC electric heat pump. Range and water heater are propane. The washer/dryer hook-up is electric. Private well provides the water source. The propane tank is underground.
This horse farm with clutivated and maticulously maintain pasture and well designed barn is offered at only $675,000.
Recreational Opportunities abound in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina
Not far from Franklin is the world renowned Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). The world renowned Appalachian Trail made even more famous via the motion picture A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, runs through the western length of Macon County. Also abounding in the area are many and varied opportunities for tubing, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, rafting, kayaking, hiking, and golfing.
The Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina offer multiple scenic and interesting equestrian trails for the trail rider enthusiast. Hurricane Creek Horse and Primitive Campground may be of particular interest for riders who also like the camping experience. Four trails originate from the campground ranging from 3.5 miles to 8. Overnight stalls are available for those who are camping.
There is no end to entertainment in the Western Mountains of North Carolina. Harrah's Casino, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Cherokee Indian Reservation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are all within an easy commute.
When visiting Cherokee you'll want to be sure to take in Unto These Hills, a drama telling the Cherokee's rich story from 1780 to the twenty-first century performed live in the amphitheater under the stars. During your day visit to Cherokee you will not want to miss a visit to the Oconaluftee Indian Village, an authentic recreation of a 1760s Cherokee Indian village complete with dwellings, work areas (where you can observe the traditional craftsmen plying their trades just as they did over two centuries ago), and sacred ritual sites.
The scenic and historic mountain towns of not only Dillsboro but also Bryson City and Sylva are within just a few minutes drive and are sure to delight. These mountain towns are not only scenic and entertaining in their own right but they have been the sites for a number of major block buster motion pictures. Among them are: Deliverance, Three Bilboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and The Fugitive.
If you are looking for a farm with pasture and barn you've come to the right place. Steed Talker Realty is the go to place for all your farm real estate needs. If you do not find the farm you are looking for here, contact us.
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