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Dream A Little Dream: Equestrian Getaways...

WORLD-CLASS EQUESTRIAN PROPERTIES



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587 Old River Road

Woodstock, Vermont, 05091 United States


Old Fitch Farm


Old Fitch Farm is one of New England’s most extraordinary estates. This remarkable residence is sited graciously on a plateau with 1200' of frontage on the Ottauquechee River, and views of Mt Tom and Woodstock Village. The impeccably restored five-bedroom, six BA main residence, four-bedroom, 2 BA guest cottage and impressive three-story horse barn reflect the Federal and Greek revival influences of architect Asher Benjamin.



The stately foyer in the main residence is centered by a splendid 3-story mahogany staircase, a true testament to the tradition of quality and fine craftsmanship of the era. The formal common rooms on the main level are spacious, elegant, and impeccably appointed. The kitchen is spectacular with Italian tumbled marble floors, custom Dutch-made cabinetry, exceptional appliances, and Butler’s pantry with custom quarter sawn-oak cabinetry. The Grand Primary Suite commands the second floor with a newly added, discreet elevator, his and hers dressing rooms, impeccably appointed bathrooms, and an office. The second level is further completed by two luxurious guest suites. The third level offers two additional guestrooms with a shared bathroom. Central AC, attached heated three-car garage. There is a spectacular hilltop riding ring with bridle paths lacing through the property. A short stroll to the shops, restaurants, and galleries of Woodstock Village. Fifteen minutes to skiing. Two hours, fifteen minutes to Boston. Four and a half hours to NYC.


PRICE - $8,750,000 USD

BEDROOMS - 5

BATHROOMS - 5 Full & 1 Partial

INTERIOR - 5,412 Sq Ft.

EXTERIOR - 28.36 Acre(s)

 

The Sopwell Hall Estate

Ballingarry, Munster, E53 YN99 Ireland


Ballingarry, County Tipperary, Ireland


A most distinguished early 18th-century Irish country house positioned within an estate of some 300 acres or 121.4 hectares, including attractive parkland and mature woodland and a 16th-century castle.


Sopwell Hall is situated in a triangle of the historic towns of Birr, Roscrea and Nenagh. The nearest small town is Borrisokane, which is some 5 miles or 8 kilometres away. The International airports at Dublin, Cork and Shannon are within easy driving distance. The house is privately and centrally positioned deep within mature parkland. The castle, built circa 1590, is now unoccupied but largely intact. The stone outbuildings are of the highest quality and richly augment the house and castle.



The accommodation is grand and beautifully executed, with the principal house comprising some 14,235 square feet or 1,322 square metres and including 5 principal reception rooms and 10 bedrooms. A studio and 4 estate lodges combine to present some 18,342 square feet or 1,704 square metres of possible accommodation in total.


Built in 1745, to a design attributed to the renowned architect Francis Bindon, Sopwell Hall is imposing yet welcoming and conforms to the best traditions of early Georgian architecture. The house stands three storeys over basement with direct access from the ground and basement levels. The magnificent reception hall, lined with distinctive fluted Doric pilasters and divided by a screen of arches, is spacious and well-proportioned. A morning room, study, drawing room and dining room are each impressive. Displaying the very best features and proportions of fine Georgian architecture each is filled with natural light, has impressive large marble chimneypieces with open fires and ornate cornicing. A feature of the entire house is the abundance of natural light with ample tall and large glazed windows.


The broad carved staircase leads to a generously large landing on the first floor. Impressive architecturally, there are six matching scagliola sienna marble columns and a large, perfectly proportioned domed ceiling, with a glazed atrium. There are 5 principal bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on this floor. The Master Bedroom Suite occupies the south-eastern corner. The second floor provides 5 further bedrooms and a bathroom and has a games room and study. The lower ground includes a sitting room, large kitchen, wine cellar, laundry and staff apartment. The Studio is positioned in the adjacent courtyard and comprising some 660 square feet or 61 square metres.


The estate is a haven of tranquillity and privacy that is rare in the 21st-century. Positioned at the end of a half-mile drive Sopwell Hall occupies a central position within its own estate and enjoys a panoramic view over the park and woodland. The outer parts of the estate comprising a perimeter woodland belt and creating a great sense of privacy and seclusion. Among the many ancient and specimen trees throughout the estate are some particularly fine Spanish chestnut, noted ancient beech wood, and a rare Siberian crab-apple tree. The woodlands include indigenous oak, beech, ash, larch, and spruce. All through the year, there is a kaleidoscope of color throughout the estate. There is, too, much wildlife to be found on the estate. Red squirrels, pine martens, foxes, and hares are regularly sighted, and buzzards, owls, and falcons can also be found. The Coillte forestry, circa 500 acres, which adjoins the estate provides great amenities for long walks in beautiful surroundings.


Of the circa 300 acres or 121.4 hectares within the estate about two-thirds comprise mature parkland grazing and one-third is in woodland.


Whilst being wonderfully secluded the estate is nearby to town amenities and easily accessible, with the M7 motorway accessible some 12.4 miles or 20 kilometers away.


PRICE - $8,173,077 USD

BEDROOMS - 10

BATHROOMS - 6 Full

INTERIOR - 14,235 Sq Ft.

EXTERIOR - 300 Acre(s)

 

21113 16 Avenue

Langley, British Columbia, V2Z 1K3 Canada


Festina Lente was established in 2016, with a specialty in producing dry, food friendly, premium honey wines. Located on a 4.77 acre parcel in Campbell Valley, reflecting environmentally forward wines utilising the unique location and micro-climate of the farm. Complete with a fully functioning orchard and on-site apiary - from bee to bottle - wines are produced and enjoyed by discriminating grape wine consumers. This is Your opportunity to get into a Craft liquor industry that is just beginning to enjoy a surge in popularity and has exponential potential for growth. With fewer than 500 Meaderies in North America, the competition is few and far between versus 8391 wineries at last count. 'Bee' at the forefront of a burgeoning industry.



PRICE - $5,255,474 USD

BEDROOMS - 4

BATHROOMS - 3 Full & 1 Partial

INTERIOR - 4,543 Sq Ft.

EXTERIOR - 4.77 Acre(s)

 

San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico



This beautiful modern hacienda style ranch with an industrial twist, sits on 2.8 hectares of land within an exclusive gated community. The home offers 5 bedrooms ensuite including a casita for overflow and service quarters as well, one in the home and one in the stables. The home has a media room to watch your favorite movies, a wine cellar to enjoy 500 bottles of your favorite wines, a lap pool to exercise or to lounge by and to soak up the sun. There is a gourmet kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops and top of the line appliances such as Sub Zero and Monogram. There are 33 solar panels for the home and some for the pool as well.



The rest of the grounds include a beautiful lake filled with koi and a surrounding terrace for entertaining your friends, family and business associates. On the terrace there is a bar, pizza oven, and television to watch your favorite sports, or shows. There are seven great stables for your horses with intermittent fly repellant that diffuses in the air to keep your horses fly free and comfortable. There is a tack room , two full bedrooms for the wranglers and a kitchen as well. each stable has a turn out, with a larger turn out for mares and their babies. There is a jumping arena with an irrigation system to keep down the dust, and to help the footing. There are over 200 olive trees on the property, which has an irrigation system as well. The arena is watered with grey water and the trees are watered with a 20,000 liter system to catch the water.


This property is a once in a life time opportunity. It is perfect for reunions with your family, social gatherings or business conferences. contact us to see it, as it is worth your while.


PRICE - $2,900,000 USD

BEDROOMS - 6

BATHROOMS - 6 Full & 3 Partial

INTERIOR - 10,763 Sq Ft.

EXTERIOR - 6.92 Acre(s)

 

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