For Sale $249,000.00 - Agricultural, Residential
Scenic homestead situated on forty acres in the beautiful Smoky Hill River Valley in southern Ellis County, Kansas.
This is a unique rural retreat perfect for weekend getaways, a small horse or livestock ranch, hunting lodge, writer’s/artist’s retreat, or vacation home, depending on your personal passions. Teeming with wildlife, as you hike or ride through its 3.5 miles of nature trails, you will likely encounter turkey, deer, quail, or pheasant, not to mention songbirds and other wildlife. The natural spring in the southern, wooded portion of this property, nourishes the animals and native shade trees. Near the spring is a clearing great for picnics, camping, and gatherings with friends or family.
The homestead features the original stone and wood-frame house, limestone granary, chicken house, brooder house, garage, barn, garden shed, and stone storm cellar.
The historic 1880’s farmhouse has been restored and updated with precision and beauty. Mechanical components include natural gas, Rinnai on demand water heater, water softener, reverse osmosis drinking water, and heated bathroom floor. In 2008, the septic system was updated, new electrical along with double-throw breaker for back-up generator was installed, new water system, new plumbing, and new HVAC were installed. To accentuate the architectural beauty of the traditional Volga German farmhouse, one living room wall features exposed limestone. In addition to these updates, the water well is excellently cased and features several hydrants placed throughout the yard to add ease in watering, and the classic stone storm cellar provides added safety.
Enhancing your experience on this historic farm is the granary, which is currently used to host dinners and social gatherings, and to showcase heirlooms. Also, the corrals have been converted into a garden area complete with blooming perennials, a peaceful sitting area, path, and raised beds.
Whether a sportsman’s paradise, writer’s retreat, or small ranch, this beautifully maintained and restored farmstead on approximately forty acres is a rare gem. Blacktop roads lead the way to your very own haven to breathe in fresh air, catch a Kansas sunset, and lots of peace and quiet. Contact Judy Robbins with Advanced Real Estate, at 785-483-7783 to schedule your very own tour to view this remarkable property.