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Colonial farmhouse and horse barn in beautiful park-like setting in Windsor

Grace Golden of Equine Homes Real Estate offers a warm, inviting Colonial farmhouse with five-stall horse barn on 61.64 beautiful acres where every season is magical.

Majestic maple trees line the road and driveway to this home which ends surrounded by perennial gardens and gorgeous stonework. The stone steps and patio, the timber framed entry and beautiful contrast colors are just the right amount of drama for this colonial farmhouse. Although this home is spacious, from the second you enter you feel wrapped in its warmth and coziness. Picture the snow beginning to fall as the fire is burning in the woodstove insert in the the brick fireplace of the living room. Or settle in for a homemade meal in the dining room next to the wood burning Glenwood antique stove where the homeowners have actually cooked Thanksgiving dinner. The kitchen is lined with understated, Shaker-style built-ins, some with glass-paned cabinets which provide lots of storage space. The Ashfield Stone counter tops are stunning and the SS appliances, including the gas range, add the finishing touches.

Get ready to be wowed by the newly added sunroom with built-in window seats, a glass cupola, French door entry and barn doors to the workout room. The sunroom looks out over the surrounding hills and the irrigated, stocked pond. The first floor is complete with a family room, a matted workout room and a back breezeway for all your farm clothes, ski gear or snowshoes. Access the second floor from one of the two staircases. The main staircase will take you to the loft which overlooks the dining room. Off the loft is the primary bedroom with beautiful hardwood floors resurrected from the depths of the Great Salt Lake, ample closet space and a primary bathroom with soaking tub. There is an additional bedroom off the loft as well. The second staircase or upstairs hallway will take you to another bedroom, bathroom, and a spacious guest suite. All the rooms have beautiful hardwood floors that were restored from an old barn in Vermont.

Every detail of this home has a story! But what really makes this property is the great outdoor life you can experience here. Starting with the large deck off the kichen, relax and enjoy the views. Either watch your horses graze in the plentiful pastures, take in the distant hills that begin the Berkshires or watch the wildlife wondering around the pond. The hot tub under the deck top gazebo will be wonderful in the winter. A brand-new oil boiler heating system has just been added to help stay warm with radiant floor heat or hot water baseboard. This home also has a solar energy system which currently covers all the electric bills for the home.

Need a home for your horses? The 5-stall horse barn has 4 stalls that open out into a paddock and from there the horses have several fenced pastures to access. The barn has frost free hydrant and electric, the stalls are approximately 12×12, tack room and bedding room built for access for bulk shavings. The hayloft will hold up to 500 bales. There is a second barn with 3 additional stalls or it can be used as an equipment shed. The equestrian amenities are complete with an outdoor ring or an abundance of trails. The property is almost 62 acres and borders abundant access to trails right off the property. There is the Eugene Moran Wildlife Management Area and the Savoy Wildlife Management area all accessible right from your backyard. Plus, the property borders Notchview Reservation that consists of more than 3,000 acres with 25 miles of groomed ski and walking trails. The property includes a stocked, irrigated pond for swimming, fishing or ice skating. Off in the far field are the solar panels that power this home which provide an incredible savings on your electric bill. The property is located towards the end of the road before accessing the wildlife management area, which closes the management area road in the winter and provides the residents of Windsor with groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. If you think this is the time to design a life from which you’ll never need a vacation, then it’s time to take a look at this magnificent property!

What’s the most compelling thing about this property?

Merriam-Webster defines serenity as the unruffled repose or quietude and that is the greatest compliment of this home.  Through every window is a view that calms the soul.  The beautiful pond can be seen from the primary bedroom and beyond that are the Berkshire hills.  The green pastures and beautiful ever-changing perennial gardens.  The quiet warmth of the home inspires one to curl up with a book, bake warm desserts or gather with friends.

For whom is this house perfect?

This property is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors.  The five-stall barn and multiple fenced pastures would fulfill any equestrian’s dream.  Surrounded by Notchview and multiple wildlife management areas hikers could explore for miles.  There is cross country skiing and snowshoeing and a warm fire in the fireplace waiting for you when you return home.

What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?

There is not a season that will bore you while calling this property your home.  In the winter Notchview organizes group cross country skiing events.  In the summer you will find yourself relaxing at the summer concerts at the Worthington golf course or hiking to Windsor Jambs to cool off by the waterfall.  Grab a sandwich or a homemade soup at The Creamery, it’s just a really cool local store that is a must visit!

If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?

This home would tell stories of all the love shared within its walls.  Not only the humans but the horses, dogs, cats, donkeys, goats and even the gerbil.  Every year, every season, shared with another heartbeat.  Stories of a barn full and warm through a winter snowstorm.  Or stories of Thanksgiving dinners being cooked on the antique stove.  And the riding, lots and lots of horseback riding.  Yes, this house would tell the story of how it became a home.

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Interested? Contact Grace Golden

Equine Homes Real Estate, LLC

Office: 800-859-2745 ext 714

Mobile: 908-319-4443

Email: grace@equinehomes.com

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