Secluded Certified Organic Farm for Sale
Northumberland County, near Roseneath, Ontario
Nestled high in the rolling hills of Northumberland, just one and a half hours from Toronto, this 55-acre organic farm property is a hidden gem. Secluded from the world via a 1200-foot long laneway, this oasis features a characterful house that looks south over a market garden with panoramic views over the hilly countryside. The farm has been certified organic for the last 18 years and the glacial till sandy soil has never seen chemicals.
The land consists currently of 20 acres of pasture, 2 acres of market garden fields, 8 acres of wetland traversed by a creek, and 25 acres of mixed hardwood woodland.
The house was built in 1984, constructed with board and batten finish, and sited protected from prevailing winds, optimizing passive solar gain, and heated principally by radiant woodstove heat. The open concept is carried over three floors totalling 2400 square feet, with a walkout from the lower floor onto the garden. There are three spacious bedrooms, reading room, and bathroom with shower, bathtub and toilet on the upper floor. The ground floor features living room, dining room, office, open country kitchen, central chimney Reliance woodstove, and washroom. French windows open out onto a wrap-around natural cedar deck with concord grape arbour providing Summer shade. You will imagine yourself in the south of France!
The gardens are a naturalist's paradise. Bird life includes finches, woodpeckers, grosbeaks, chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays aplenty. Deer and wild turkeys traverse the fields, especially in winter when the snow-covered land offers up hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities. The farm has built a reputation for salad greens, lavender, garlic, fresh herbs over eighteen years of provisioning of local and Toronto farmers markets and restaurants, with two unheated solar greenhouses extending the growing season by two months.
The local village community of Warkworth is quite magical with a vibrant commercial and cultural mix of young and old, traditional and contemporary, city and rural, artsy and farming. The property is half an hour from Peterborough, Cobourg, Port Hope, and an hour and a half from Toronto and Kingston. Rail links to the city run from Cobourg and Oshawa. The Northumberland Hills are an under-heralded patchwork quilt of towns, villages, farmland, forest, rivers, lakes, recreational land, offering peace, quiet, serenity, and a rich sense of caring community.
Listing agent, Kim Hadwen, Century 21
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 27 2018 ID: 48307