Located in Sundown, NY, Straw Hill Farm delights and enchants in every season. The two-building property is part of the Sundown Wild Forest of Catskill Park–and the famous Peekamoose Blue Hole. Also within a stones throw are many state hiking trails, dramatic waterfalls, and streams famous for fly-fishing.
Price: $448,000 | Bedrooms: 3 | Full baths: 1 | Half baths: 1 | Square footage: 2,084 | Acres: 11.22 | Year Built: 1900 | Listed by Nest Realty Co.
The property includes a barn, farmhouse and 11+ private acres, all nestled on the south side of a mountain. It has stunning long views and breathtaking beauty. Enjoy the spring-fed, saltwater pool and open meadows for running and playing to your heart’s content. Its secluded location is set on a town maintained dead end road within the Catskill Park.
The farmhouse has been lovingly updated with modern and high quality amenities while retaining the charm and simplicity of another time. It has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Steps away from the farmhouse is the barn, an original, hand-hewn 3,000 sq ft. beauty which dates back to the early 1800’s. It’s in exceptional condition; the metal roof has kept it dry for years. The lower level, once used to entertain guests, still houses a 20 foot wet bar with handmade tin mood lighting, and a poured concrete slab. The barn overlooks the pool and pond and has incredible potential for creating an awesome and open multipurpose space, or can be used as a garage, wood shop, artist space, or for storage.
At Straw Hill Farm you’ll fall in love with the old apple trees, a spring fed pond, established organic garden, outdoor cedar shower, rocking chair front porch, stone work, abundant wildlife and song birds and incredible sunsets — this is paradise in the Catskill Mountains. There’s also a well-groomed, hidden campground with a beautiful firepit, outdoor toilet and a 14’x20′ cedar deck for used for yoga or meditation. It’s flanked by two awesome maple trees and massive glacier stones. Newly planted cedar trees and endless raspberries surround this very special spot. Don’t have a green thumb, or the time to commit to landscaping? There’s a well respected local caretaker who can help the new stewards of this magnificent property.
Should you ever want to leave the magnificent property, the wild and beautiful Catskills are at your fingertips. The house is located in Sundown, a small hamlet with not much more then a bait’n tackle shop, and a church. The closest towns are Grahamsville (7 miles) or Ellenville (15) with basic shopping and a few great restaurants: The White Wolf, Aroma Thyme, Gaby’s Cafe, Nick & Tony’s and more. To further explore the outdoors, the Frost Valley YMCA is also nearby, which is great for cross-country skiing; and Minnewaska State Park for year-round hiking.