Price: $349,900 (NEW LISTING 6/10/22)
Location: Mitchell County (Bakersville)
Detailed Property Information
- Heated Square Footage
- 1,344 heated s.f.
- Year Built
- # of Bedrooms
- Three bedrooms
- # of Baths
- Two full baths
- Overall Condition
- Good condition
- Approximately 11.659 acre (recent survey)
- Surface Water
- Large year round stream
- Several very small ponds
- Open Field/Pasture
- Nearest Interstate Highway
- 20+ miles, I-26
- Nearest Four Lane Road
- 18 miles, Highway 19E
- Nearest High Density Area
- 35 minutes (Burnsville)
Opportunities abound on these eleven acres in Mitchell County. Located just eight minutes to the county seat of Bakersville, the property is easily accessible year round, yet very private as it is situated at the end of the road. Follow the paved state maintained road to the end, then drive over a deeded gravel right-of-way to the property and enter a world of privacy.
The property was at one time operated as a fish hatchery, and as such, the old concrete trout raceways are still on the property though not operational. There are also several very small ponds that were used for stocking fish. Obviously with it having been a hatchery, there must be good water, right? Right! There is an excellent, year round stream of sizable proportion along one side of the property. The drainage basin for this creek consists of thousands of acres of protected watershed owned by the State of North Carolina (Roan Mountain State Park) along with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and other conservation groups. This means that the water runs pure and clean year round.
A very well maintained manufactured home (i.e. doublewide) is on the property and has been occupied continuously through the years. It overlooks one of the ponds and the mountain view. It features three bedrooms and two full baths along with a large living room and galley kitchen. There’s a wood stove in the living room and wall mounted propane heater. No air conditioning because at 3,700′ above sea level, that IS your air conditioning.
Within the property you’ll find several drives to the various ponds and graded building sites that are ideal for RV’s, campsites, yurts or tiny homes. With no private restrictions, and open use zoning, there are great possibilities to make this into a family compound or produce some income. Water to these sites could be run from the exiting well which has been producing up to 100 gallons per minute. That’s a fire hose! But that’s not the only opportunity.
Not only is there an existing house on the property, there is a secondary building site that is cleared, graded and already has a septic system, a water line and power to it. Until 2014, there was a singlewide home on this spot, and the septic permit is available for review. Then there is a 20′ x 40′ concrete block foundation on the property that was originally planned for a workshop.
Another feature is a 20′ x 50′ partially buried concrete block building that was intended for a garage on the upper level at grade with one of the driveways and a mushroom growing operation in the lower. The concrete walls were backfilled with concrete and the roof structure features five inches of a concrete slab. This building has a myriad of potential uses.
Elsewhere on the property you’ll find remnants of a fruit orchard and there is ample area of garden plots or livestock pens. Again, no restrictions mean you can pretty much do what you want. This is a unique situation to have not one but multiple dwellings if desired. Easy access. Privacy. Abundant resources. All of this makes this one very special homestead opportunity.