The quote, ''Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place,'' is attributed to Daniel Boone, an American pioneer famous for his exploration and settlement of Kentucky. After viewing the 16+ acres of ''Sweetland Farm,' you will certainly understand Daniel Boone's affection for central Kentucky. The 360 panoramic views of lush green grass, black board fence, mature shade trees, and gently rolling land are breathtaking. Enjoy the simple sounds of nature while rocking on the front porch or swinging on the screened-in patio. The 840 sqft addition with a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, and built-in bookcases adds an exquisite touch to this restored farmhouse. Walk-in closets span the width of the upstairs bedrooms. An additional storage room off a 2nd story bedroom measures approximately 42' x 6'. The blue metal barn contains 4 horse stalls expertly built by Mennonite craftsmen.The farm derived its name "Sweetland" from the almost 500 sugar maple trees planted in 2 different fields on the land. The 16+ acres available in this listing contains the smaller sugar maple orchard with approximately 45 trees.
The property also has significant historical value as it was first acquired as preemption land in 1774 by Revolutionary war hero Colonel John Bowman. The land stayed in Colonel Bowman's family for 227 years until it was acquired by the current owners in 2001. Col. Bowman's descendants lived on the farm for decades, first in a log cabin in front, and then in the salt box house built in 1982. Significant improvements were made to the house from 2006-2008. The old tobacco barn is original and dates back to the 1950's. Many Native American artifacts have been found on the property as it was a hunting ground and source of fresh water at the local spring. Do not miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of Kentucky history and "heaven." Conveniently located just 22 miles southwest of the Bluegrass Parkway and only 32 miles from Lexington and the Bluegrass Airport, Sweetland Farm is a must to see!
Listing Provided Courtesy of: Baker Auctions & Real Estate LLC
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