Escape to the Country- to this absolutely beautiful restored Limestone Farmhouse circa 1858, situated on 8 private and tranquil acres- only 5 min to the town of Westport. Known as Wildwood Farm, this pristine example of a Gothic Cottage style farmhouse has been virtually untouched and is in rare original condition, with all the charm and character intact. Perfect for the purist that would appreciate the simple elegance of its shaker style or the visionary that could see the potential as a modern farmhouse. Ideally located off a quiet road- once entering the property, you will drive along a meandering laneway, up a hill, to where the house will appear as if in a dream, surrounded by fields, forest, apple trees and ponds. The setting is perfect for the hobby farmer, gardener, or as a retreat to escape from urban life and enjoy your own private walking trails that wind throughout the property.
The covered porch offers views of the countryside, the perennial gardens and is the perfect place to enjoy the morning sun, reading and relaxing sipping a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Once entering inside, you will step back in time, as you will find all original wide plank wood floors, ornate woodwork, solid wood doors with original hardware, exposed beams, original wood sash windows and full stone basement. The owners have strived to keep the house in original condition, but have made the necessary updates to the plumbing and electrical systems- for the new kitchen, bathrooms and set up connections for laundry( no appliances). Other updates include, septic system, drilled well ( new pump), 2 new chimney liners, new metal roof, basement gravel floor, sump pump and attic insulation. This welcoming home is eco-friendly as well, leaving behind a very small environmental footprint (currently 3 season) , but is wired with 200 amp service, suitable for electric heat , if you wish to add it. However, you may want to keep things simple and enjoy the cozy wood stove when the days get chilly.
This limestone century home, in excellent condition, has been loved and cherished by the owners and community for over 150 years. Westport area is known for its natural beauty, situated on the Rideau Lakes, and draws cottagers, vacationers and tourists from all over to experience the small town charm and sites of the area. Only 45 min from Kingston and 1.25hrs from Ottawa. This could be your opportunity to live your dream and own a piece of history. All appliances and most furniture is to be included. Property is Surveyed.
Updated on August 31, 2022 at 1:36 am