|Spectacular 205-acre property for sale in Western Catskills. If you’re looking to escape from the frantic pace of urban life, bring your family and work from the safety of your private compound; this has everything you need. This prime residential property is a perfect mix of meadows, woods, and streams, nestled in a secluded valley of Delaware County, 2 1/2 hours northwest of New York City. It offers a well-maintained 1904 farmhouse with a large barn, separate office building, guest cottage, bunkhouse, two ponds, 1/3-mile oval track, golf course, and helicopter landing zone. The house has a sweeping, wide wrap-around porch, contains 7 large bedrooms on two floors of living space, with three bathrooms. The third floor has been converted to a 1500 square foot apartment with a kitchenette and full bathroom. A small deck overlooks the park-like grounds to the rear of the house and is perfect for barbequing or morning coffee. A four-person elevator was installed in 2019. Water comes to the house and barn from two pure springs located on the property, with a 250-foot-deep well as a back-up source. The heating system for house and barn is from multiple sources, including solar panels that provide hot water to the barn.
The barn has been converted on the ground floor to a large open conference room, highlighting the original rustic post-and-beam construction. It has a full bathroom and kitchenette. Adjacent to the conference room lies the guest quarters, with wall-to-wall carpeting, satellite television, and gas fireplace. This area also highlights the original post-and-beam construction of the barn and lends to the informal, relaxed atmosphere of the property. The guest quarters can sleep 6 comfortably, including a second-story master bedroom accessed by a circular staircase.
Behind the house is a covered barbeque grill/patio area bordered with fieldstone walls, and equipped with a Garland stove, several grills, a deep-fryer, and stainless steel refrigerators, all perfect for al fresco dining in spring, summer and fall.
Adjacent to the patio area in a quiet corner is a large one-story, one-room office, complete with insulated windows, wall-to-wall carpeting, and telephone hook-ups ready.
The guest cottage, further back from the rear of the house, includes a spacious full bathroom, an open floor plan including one complete wall of double-sash, insulated windows for constant sunlight in any season.
Walk across one of the stout wood plank and steel bridges on the grounds, which spans a lovely brook with stone walls along its banks ( there are several on the property) and you come to the secluded four-bed bunkhouse, with a free-standing, fully modern, heated bathroom steps away. This looks out over a spacious lawn and leads to the second, smaller pond on the grounds.
Further back lies the chicken coop, able to house 80 or more hens and several roosters. Electronically-controlled gates allow the hens out and keep them safe at night from unwelcome visitors.
Across the quiet county road from the main house lies a full-acre, 15-foot-deep pond stocked with trout, along with a permanent dock. This is a spring-fed pond, great for swimming and fishing in the summer months, perfect for ice-skating and ice-fishing in the winter. Beyond the pond area, across another sturdy wood plank bridge, lies the oval running track, 1/3 mile in length, with a helicopter landing zone located in the grass infield. For golf enthusiasts, a landscaped golf course winds through this part of the property as well. The hillside behind the barn has been mowed into several wide paths, leading eventually up to the crest of the hill, and which rewards the hiker with spectacular views of the valley and opposite hillsides. These pathways are also perfect in the winter months for tobogganing and sledding.
A partial inventory list of equipment included in the sale price:
Case 580 Super L Backhoe, full cab with heat, 4-in-1 bucket, 4387 hours.
Ferris Zero-Turn mower 72″ cut, 277 hours
Dixie Chopper mowers (2) 74″ cut, 647 hours, 200 hours
Jacobson HF-5 reel mower, diesel,1224 hours, 12-foot cut,
2000 Mitsubishi Fuso dump truck, 4×4 diesel, 5-speed, new tires, 70,432 miles.
3 golf carts–gas engines
Polaris Sportsman 500 4×4
Bobcat Skidsteer 753, diesel, 2890 hours, with 2 buckets and backhoe attachment.
Ford 4610 Tractor, turf tires, diesel, 1134 hours, with York rake, brush hog, rototiller, flail mower
Kubota F2560 4×4, 1034 hours, cab with 4′ snowblower, 6′ mower, plus broom,
International 284 Tractor, gas engine,792 hours, a 3-point post hole digger
Nyle L 300 firewood kiln, installed in 53-foot trailer.
Chomper Wood Processor with John Deere diesel engine, 470 hours.
Plus many more items to view on property, included in sale price.
This property is 5 miles from the village of Walton, home of the Delaware County Fair, the oldest, still-active county fairgrounds in New York State, complete with 4-H exhibits, tractor pulls, and an extensive midway carnival, complete with rides, games and savory summertime food. The village boasts a New York State landmark public library, historic renovated movie theatre, medical clinics, dentist offices, and is also home to the Delaware Valley Hospital and Emergency Room. For fishing enthusiasts, Walton is within minutes of two great New York City reservoirs: the Pepacton and Cannonsville Reservoirs, both well-stocked for great fishing excursions.
A half-hour east is Delhi, the historic county seat, home to SUNY Delhi, many fine restaurants and retail shops bordering Courthouse Square, which is home to a Farmers’ Market every Thursday during spring, summer and fall seasons.
Oneonta is 45 minutes away, home to Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta
Cooperstown is slightly more than an hour away, home to the Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, and Fenimore Art Museum.
An hour west of the property lies Binghamton, New York, home of two great regional hospital systems, United Health Services, and Lourdes Hospital, as well as Binghamton University, the Greater Binghamton Airport, and many fine restaurants, hotels, and retail stores
An hour south brings you to Monticello, New York, home to Resorts World Catskills, New York’s newest casino and resort hotel.
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