Nova Scotia Farm Home and Property
105 acres - $319,000.
Country real estate with large updated
home,This Nova Scotia farm property is located on
Balmoral Road near East Earltown, close to Sunrise Trail along
Northumberland Strait. The farm is quiet and private, near a sleepy
country paved road used primarily by local families. You can't see
your neighbours from the farm, or hear them.
lots of land, barns, water, woods and farm equipment.
In the last decade the farm has been updated several times. It has a
four bedroom farm home, barns, 105 acres of land and a babbling brook
flowing beside the house- one of three on the property. The acreage
is half wooded (mature) with balance in open fields and meadows.
There's an abundance of tested, quality fresh water from a deep
drilled well. It is an ideal organic farm location with rich top soil
protected from herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. The
land has been lying fallow for a decade- resting; waiting for
Rear of house facing North: On left is side
entrance facing East;
to the right is back entrance from porch to
Open fields, shady meadows,
mature woods, lots of fresh water &
Mother Nature's Spirit lives at this N.S.
From each window of the house is a panorama of the
changing seasons and resident wildlife. Watch rabbits and pheasants
on the sunny, South-facing front yard and White-tailed Deer in the
back and in every field. The farm's a bird lover's paradise: Among
the migratory families returning each year to the farm are rare and
endangered Barn Swallows (17 nests in 2013), American Bitterns as
well as dozens of Hummingbirds. Virtually every species of NS birds
can be found at the farm.
The fields and woods surrounding the farm offer a full range of Nova
Scotia flora and fauna including wildflowers, mushrooms, apples,
plums, wild roses and berries- and all critters, large and small.
Most Nova Scotia tree species and wildlife are here. The farm land is
level, accessible and well drained. There is a brook and beaver pond
bordering the back of the property, a small trout brook flowing
beside the house and a third near the West boundary.
The soothing sound of the brook meandering beside the house is a
wonderful way to start the day or the last evening murmur competing
with Peepers, Crickets and Hoot Owls. There are small Speckled trout
in the brook and it's a perfect wonderland for barefoot children to
safely explore nature's mysteries.
The farm home has four bedrooms, two modern four-piece baths, a large
country kitchen with entry from front and back. There is a large
office, arched dining & living rooms off the kitchen with
original hardwood floors, large bright windows and French doors. The
home has two large, covered verandas: one facing South for sunny
lounging the other to the North to watch the last evening wink of
sunset over the meadow.
There have been numerous upgrades to the farm house including all
electrical and plumbing, the entire fresh water system, new oil
furnace and fuel tank, two new chimneys (WETT inspected and cleaned
2014, hot water tank, septic system, roof, siding, most windows,
insulation, basement and foundation. With the new, efficient furnace
it is easy to heat and affordable to maintain. A professional energy
audit was completed in 2012 and all recommendations were
Farm on a sunny autumn day:
Arabian's playing on pasture; miniatures in the
Farm selling price and operating
Selling price of $319,000 includes some farm
equipment: CX80 Case International Tractor with custom glass cab,
power steering, tilt wheel, automatic shuttle shift, air
conditioning, am/fm cassette, swivel power seat, PTO; loader with
heavy steel bucket, fork lift, bale spear. Also includes bush cutter,
snow blower, seed spreader, etc.
Property taxes for 2013 were $1,407.48 including $344.53 for
fire protection services, trash and recyclable pick up and new
Heating cost currently for oil is under $2000. The farm has a
kitchen woodstove and approved for a wood-buring furnace in the
basement. Cut your own fire wood from farm windfalls and reduce
heating cost or eliminate it altogether.
High speed Internet- (unlimited) $50.00 a month.
Insurance- (fire and liability) $48.00 a month;
Power costs- average $70.00 a month.
Electronic security system- cost
Scott Armstrong led the charge in Parliament,
speaking out on behalf of the Harper Conservative government against
Canada's poorest elderly citizens. He then voted with his Conservative
colleagues to kill a bill that would have allowed Nova Scotia's poorest
senior citizens, including veterans, to pre-pay up to $2,500 of their
funeral expenses without tax penalty. Read details...