Country Life: Under 10 Acres
Here you will find property where you can keep a few critters, enjoy the out of doors, and relax in the informal charm of your own farmhouse. Please contact us for aerial maps, an address, or for additional pictures. If you have questions, by all means ask. We are here to make your buying experience a great one! Be sure to check other pages for properties that are somewhat larger than this as you may find something just right there. There is a lot to see. And don’t forget to look under “Farms” as well. Some of the “Acreage” properties have barns, so if you don’t need a home, that is another spot to search.
“ Sold” places will have details left here for a year so that you can make comparisons.
“ Sold” places will have details left here for a year so that you can make comparisons.
#1191 Northeast Otsego County JUST LISTED! SOLD
Make it the homestead of your dreams. This 5.43 are piece has a private feel to it and enjoys a park-like setting with varied terrain coupled with an attractive mixture of tillable, wooded and pasture land. It is perimeter fenced with page (box) wire. There are cherry, sugar maple, oak, hickory and apple trees. From the land, there are some long views and you have both Amish and non-Amish families farming in the immediate area.
There is a like-new hip roof barn/shop, 24x40’, with an 11’ shed attached. The larger part, the front, is paved and used as a shop. It has a large overhead door and is both heated and insulated. In the back is ample space for small animals, 3 box stalls with 2 large sliding doors. The loft is walk-up and is over the entire building. Boy, would I like to have something like this of my own.
In addition to the barn is a welding shed and a “water house” which houses a 1500g tank that collects water from the barn roof so there is a supply of naturally soft water with no minerals, ideal for specialty plants. And there is a modest-sized greenhouse to grow those plants. Also, if you like to negotiate, are 4 hoop houses. The owner expects to take them with him, but if you are persuasive….
I have not mentioned housing. Why? There is nothing habitable at the moment. But you do have a clean 26x40’ poured cement foundation with a 10x12’ addition, good walls and floor and beams to support a modular or stick-built home. And there is a doublewide, 23x40’ with an attached 8x14’ porch and shed. This has been stripped to the studs so it could be remodeled. A 96’ drilled well feeds the barn and both home sites. The sites are served by a single septic system which was set up to handle two homes.
One of the owners is a real estate agent in another area. They bought this a few years back as a project, as it needed lots of cleanup back then. That has mostly been accomplished and they will continue on that project as time permits or until it is either completed or sold. Taxes are cheap, around $1800, and so is the price, just $77700. Offers, anyone?
#1188 - Central Otsego County - NEW LISTING
Perfect for the Sportsman
Just $119000, $1200 taxes!
The 6 acres here are mostly wooded, a mixture of hard and soft woods. There is a large stream at one end and in the middle is a 2 acre food plot, which brings the deer to you instead of the other way ‘round. The lot is rectangular shaped and has frontage on both ends. What makes this especially unique is it’s location within a development (I use the word loosely) populated by friendly family and outdoors-oriented people who have similar values and who all keep their places neat and improved. Many of the lots here are unoccupied so you don’t much see or hear anyone around, especially during the week. The other properties cluster around a series of private roads so you can drive quads or skimobiles on them (and on a power line that transects the development) to your heart’s content. If you feel you need to leave the immediate area, there is a State park with a developed beach 10 minutes away and a golf course is even closer. This is west of Cooperstown and north of Oneonta.
The home began life as a 12x64 mobile home to which an addition and many upgrades have been completed. It could not be made much nicer; everything’s been done for you. From the side door, you come into a foyer before entering the main section. What you see before you is an open dining room / kitchen, spacious and comfortable. There are new hickory cabinets and new countertops. There is a single bath, a laundry area, and 2 bedrooms. A hallway leads to a 16x16’ living room with 5 sets of sliding glass doors,. Call it a sun-room if you like. It has a wood stove to take off the chill - or drive you right out if you want to get it going strongly. Walls throughout the home are newly wainscoted. Windows and floors are new. The siding and roof (2021) are new as well. And off the back is a 12x16’ deck, new of course. Most of the furniture will stay, so you don’t have to go hunting it down and moving it. Everything you could want is right here. Just bring food, clothes, and your toys. You’ll wish you could live here year-round.
Outside is a 12x26’ implement shed. Tyvek-wrapped, And there is a one car garage, 11x22’.
Care of the road is done via a homeowner’s association which takes care of all maintenance other than snowplowing. Fiber optic internet is right there, going up and down the road. The owner has been here 25+ years and has now retired and moved to a new area that is too far away for him to be able to continue to enjoy this as he has for so many years. Taxes are only $1200. Just $119000.
#1190 Central Otsego County - JUST LISTED!
Located in the tiny hamlet of Garrettsville, southwest from Cooperstown, this home just completed a very complete restoration. All the expensive hidden stuff too, not just cosmetic, although that was certainly taken care of as well. Newly insulated, new furnace, well updating, new parking spaces, completely new wiring, much new sheetrock, completely new septic and leach field, all engineered and approved. The home has vinyl siding, a good shingle roof and features a great back yard, dominated by a massive spruce tree and leading to a bubbling creek in the back. There are also sugar maples and cedar trees. There is an older 1 car garage near the creek.
The home, of 1580 ft2, was built in the late 1800s and was once the residence and office of the doctor who owned the first automobile in the area (a Buick). All the original woodwork has been retained, along with the windows and all doors. Yet it is perfectly modern in function, with everything freshly painted.
There is a large mud room with storage cabinets across one end. The kitchen is off this and is quite large, with the high ceilings that are throughout the first floor. The original custom-made cabinets and pantry are freshly painted, using bright and cheerful colors, along with additional cabinetry that was recently added. There are ceramic countertops and backsplash and an interlocking and waterproof vinyl tile floor. A large refrigerator and stove are included. A living room and a dining room lead off the kitchen. These rooms are only partly separated and could be considered one large room. They have newly refinished oak flooring and a bow window covers the southern end, giving you some solar gain. Also off the kitchen is a new laundry (washer and drier included) and a half bath.
Upstairs are 4 rooms and a full bath. The bath, hallway and master bedroom have new hardwood flooring. Two more bedrooms have the original wide planks; All bedrooms have large closets. The 4th room would make a good office or crafts room as it is off the master bedroom.
There is a full walkout basement that could be remodeled for workshop space or an additional room, which would add another 280ft2 to the total size of the home.. The lot is just under 1/2 acre in size and taxes are only $2189.47 - with no deductions taken. Your taxes could of course be a lot lower. It is more than fairly priced: $169000 will buy it.
You can walk to a country store and post office in a minute. Although close to the road, traffic is very slow, due to stop signs only a stone’s throw away.
#1176 - Western Fulton County - SOLD
Home & garage
Here is a 3+ acre lot in the heart of the lower ADIRONDACKS . Property directly borders Hall Road on the North side which is a major Snowmobile Corridor trail . Seasonal dead end road but links to hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Thousands of acres of NYS public woodlands are just a 10 minute drive. Hiking and snowmobiling are literally from your doorstep. Excellent hunting & fishing - hiking, too.
There is a 2 story house, one car garage and outbuilding . These structures are in poor condition. A well known contractor friend of mine inspected the house and deemed it repairable but would require total removal of the interior and rebuild. The 120 year old home has 8 rooms, 3 of them bedrooms, nearly 1500 sq. ft. Wood and hot air heat. Power at the road, status of the well and septic to be determined. Fix the home, use as an unimproved camp, or, with the home razed, consider it a fully-improved lot at a good price. Total taxes only $1200 +/- .
This Property would be a Sportsperson's Headquarters to the Lower Central Adirondacks.
#1177 Central Montgomery County -. SOLD
Quiet hamlet location
Comfortable living - 3BR, 2 baths
Located in Rural Grove, a quiet and tiny hamlet where everyone knows and watches out for each other, this recently remodeled home is especially well set-up for family living. It has a spacious shaded back yard, partly fenced, on its 1/3 acre, with land behind where children can roam safely. There is a one-car garage with a work bench. Water is from a dug well. A small deck surrounds the back of the home on 2 sides. Parts of it are covered, parts open.
From the drive or garage, one enters via either a set of French doors or a covered side door into a large living room. In turn, this opens with minimal division into a formal dining room and an over-wide side hallway. Turn left from either room to enter the kitchen. The effect is open and spacious and all these rooms feature new floors, hardwood in the living room/hall/dining room and vinyl in the kitchen. There are twin ceiling fans in the living room and a gas fireplace which heats the entire area quite well. The dining room has another as well as the two largest bedrooms. The kitchen features a high breakfast bar and has tons of storage space. It is efficiently configured.
To the west, you cross a formal hall w/staircase by the front door. The door is antique, ornate, and original to the home. A formal staircase, u-shaped, leads to the second floor. Go straight across and this leads to a large first floor bedroom with refinished original plank floors and its own door to the downstairs bath. The bath can also be entered via the main rooms, by first passing through a laundry.
Upstairs, there is another equally large bedroom with refinished plank floors. It has access to a new bath by passing through a private dressing room. The bath is all new and has open storage shelving. If instead you turned left at the head of the stairs, you’d enter a family room which grants access to the same bath. Beyond the family room is the third bedroom. It features new hardwood floors and has a walk-in closet.
The home is vinyl-sided, well-insulated, and has all thermopane windows, mostly Andersens. The roof is steel. Heat is from a gas hot air furnace. Additionally, there is an older wood furnace which is tied into the heat system. The basement is dry and shows off the beautiful limestone foundation. There is a 200 amp electric entrance. Much, not all, of the wiring and plumbing has been updated. Nearly every room has been repainted. There are 7 closets, one of them double and another is a walk-in. Ceilings are generally high and there are 5 ceiling fans to guarantee good ventilation.
There are about 1800 square feet of living space, but it feels FAR larger inside due to the efficient and open layout. Town and County taxes are $1213 and school taxes (Canajoharie!) are $1627. A fire department is located within sight so you should get a reduction in your insurance bill.
#1160 - Central Montgomery County - OFF MARKET UNTIL 2023
~4 BR, 1.5 baths
~ Recently renovated
~ Very rustic
~ $145000, priced to go!
One of our own properties, we stripped this Colonial home to the studs a few years back and have rented it to responsible folks since. One tenant, a furniture-maker, added a lot of built-ins and rough cuts which makes it appear very rustic inside. Quite appealing.
The lot fronts on three roads and has a chain link partly fenced-in back yard for your children’s safety. It faces a quiet street with very little traffic. There is a drilled well, a bounteous one, too. And there is a large covered back porch.
The home has 1944 ft2, vinyl siding & shutters, and stands straight and square with a good foundation and an oil hot air furnace. Big thermo-paned windows throughout allow in plenty of light. They have all been updated, as have the doors. All floors have been updated, with (mostly new) hardwood in the dining and living rooms, the large hall and 2 bedrooms. Tons of closets, 15 of them - one hides the laundry. Fully insulated too.
Downstairs is a large living room with oak floors and an open staircase. To its left is a large dining room, then a half bath. Also off the dining room is an efficient galley kitchen. A room off this can be used for a smaller dining room, an office or children’s play area. There is a pass-through from the kitchen to it. Between the kitchen and the outside is an enclosed sunroom. Though insulated, it is not normally heated and serves as an over-sized mud room.
Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and a full bath. All bedrooms are decent-sized or larger. All have closets, as does the bath.
Taxes are $3952.74. As I do not reside there, I do not get the tax breaks you would, but I’d guess you’d end up with a $3000 bill, maybe even less. This home enjoys the well-respected Canajoharie Schools. 265’ of frontage on the three roads. The price is only $145000.
Our well-loved tenants just left. You can be the first to get your offer in.
#1105 - Eastern Otsego County - SOLD
- Country store, right out of the '40's
- Charming village location
- Estate asks $40000
Take a step back in time with this original country store, unchanged since the 50's. It sits on .13 acre in a tiny hamlet just outside Cooperstown and enjoys a corner lot with stop signs, so everyone has to see the store and no one can go by fast . It is currently used for antiques, curios and collectables and the family could make the stock available if desired.
Dating from the mid 1800's, it is 55' long and has a completely rebuilt basement, done to stabilize the property for generations to come. Despite being rebuilt, this needs attention. The main floor is one gigantic room, with copious shelving on the sides, tables in the center. The counter is still there and stays with the property, along with all the shelving. Heat is by a single wood stove. There is electric, but no water or bathrooms.
On the second floor are 3 rooms, l one is huge and 2 more are normal sized. I believe the smaller rooms were once used for living quarters, and the larger one for storage.
The upper floor, the attic, is strictly storage. but it features an amazing huge-geared freight elevator, once used to haul items to the second floor or attic. Double doors in the second floor allow items to be moved inside easily.
I can see this being employed for any number of uses: country store, warehouse and store for an internet business, craft shop, home, light manufacturing... any of this is feasible. And the price was just drastically lowered to $40000 (will still seriously consider offers). Taxes are just $1641 total and the property is in an Historic District, protected with covenants so that the historical character of the area remains intact.
#1162 - Central Montgomery County - SOLD
- $165000, can't go wrong
- 2600ft2, 10 rooms
- 3-4BR, 2.5 baths
Enjoy the country along with some village amenities. You can walk in a minute to the corner store or a restaurant, and the fire department is across the street. That will help on insurance rates. Yet there is just one house that can be easily seen. It is easier to see a beaver pond than any other homes. Listen to the peepers and the frogs. Fonda School District, and only 2 stops lights between you and Albany. The home is on an easy-to-care-for three quarter acre lot and has a wrap-around deck on the south and east sides. There are 2 apple trees and 2 storage sheds (12x12’, 12x14’).
It is Victorian in appearance, modest gingerbread and all. Years ago, it used to be called “The Gingerbread House”. Large windows make it feel bright and airy inside. There are 2660 square feet of living space, easily expanded to well over 2900 square feet should you need more. It has vinyl siding and all windows and doors have been replaced with modern ones. The home was just completely renovated, re-wired, and every room but one has a brand new floor, either 3/4” Birch hardwood (living rooms, new bath & all upstairs bedrooms) or ceramic tile (kitchen, dining & sun rooms), except in the full baths and laundry where there is new vinyl flooring. Sheetrock is new in much of the home as well. It was re-insulated, re-plumbed, and a new efficient gas hot air heat system installed with extra insulation added where possible. Everything has been freshly painted. The foundation was redone a while ago and all waste water systems were just newly installed or improved. Also, there is a new gas hot water heater.
Downstairs is a large living room (16x16’) with the old ornate woodwork intact. It is open to the kitchen/dining (16x17’) room and also the the formal front hall, which has the original cherry bannister and balusters. The kitchen was re-configured to be more efficient. It and the dining area are sunny rooms, as is the Sun Room (12x15') which is off it.
The over-size laundry (8x10’) is off the sun room as are a full bath (7.5x12’), a mud room (5x12’), and a huge room (16.5x18.5’) that can be used as a bedroom or family room. The utility room (7x10.5’) is off this and its has enough unused space to serve as a walk-in closet. We think this room once served as a Quaker meeting space or a Grange Hall.
On the second floor Is an L-shaped master bedroom (15.5x17.5’) , which features 4 closets and a private full bath (7x11’). A new half bath (6x8’) serves 2 other bedrooms (both 11.5x16.2’) , one of which has a walk-in closet. I count 11 closets in in the home, plus there are 2 attics. One could easily be turned into another bedroom.
It has a modern septic + a separate system for basement seepage, and there are 2 wells in use, both with new pumps, pressure tanks and piping. One is the traditional water source, a dug well. It also has a whimsical hand pump in the sun room, which allows you to have water without electricity. The main water source is a brand new 360’ drilled well. The driller reports, “No sulfur”. Electric is on circuit breakers, all new.
Included are a range, refrigerator and an older clothes drier. Taxes are low, around $3500. Note that zero tax deductions have been taken as this is owned by Vinyard’s Choice and we are not eligible. You are.
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