Imagine an original collection of historic Chester County farm buildings set on 12.38 lush acres of idyllic fenced pastures, woods & Spring-fed Pond literally surrounded by over 1,500 acres of permanently protected lands! Walnut Ridge Farm is that residence! Set in beautiful Chester Springs, West Vincent Township. This region dates back to Vincent townships founding in 1723, which was later divided into West and East in 1832. This area is Rural Pennsylvania at its best, where stone farmhouses blend seamlessly into the fertile landscape, where Washington’s troops traversed in the 18th century and the Underground Railroad made its way in the 19th century. Walnut Ridge Farm offers a showcase 1805 4-Bay 2 ½ Story Stone Farmhouse with standing seam metal roof, 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths. Original handsome hardwood floors and built-ins can be found throughout. A charming Country Kitchen with stone Fireplace and Main Floor Laundry Mud Room, Formal Dining with stone Fireplace, access to a charming Study and a Large Living Room. This Main Floor also has Cozy Family Room with large stone Fireplace, enclosed window-filled Porch and Bath with shower. The Second Floor has three sizable Bedrooms, one with a separate circular staircase and walk-up Attic access. Attic is large enough to allow for additional Rooms. A breezeway connects to the circa 1804 Smokehouse/Cottage which has a Main Room with brick floor and stone Fireplace, enclosed porch, vintage Kitchenette, full Bath and 2nd Floor Bedroom. Early road petitions note this was a school at some point.
The spacious Bank Barn has four 1960’s 1-Bedroom Apartments in the Upper Side (2 presently rented month to month) with separate electric and the Lower Barn has 8 stalls and several additional rooms for garage use, collecting and storage. Out buildings include a stone garage, corncrib, approximately 5 acre fenced pasture, large Paddock with Run-in shed and Springhouse. The Spring-fed Pond attracts a diversity of wildlife while the property’s trees and gardens are home for a variety of birds and butterflies! This rare find offers a diversity of uses from extended family living opportunities, rental income, off the grid living, animal husbandry and farming. While this property is under Act 319 for lower taxes, there are no permanent easements. Potential buyers should investigate any possible building lots with township.
An ideal location for horse lovers who can access miles of trails in the Natural Lands Bryn Coed Preserve directly across the street. Having the security of knowing this piece of historic Chester County Paradise will remain in perpetuity is priceless! The charming village of Birchrunville is just down the road while Kimberton, Phoenixville, routes 401, 100, 23 and the turnpike are within easy reach. This homestead as been loved by its present owners for 35 years. Now is the time to pass on its stewardship to the next owners. Is that you?
Updated on July 12, 2022 at 1:52 am