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Price:  $1,999,000 (NEW LISTING 3/1/23)

Location:  Hayesville (Clay County)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
3,440 s.f. in Timberframe House
1,620 s.f. in Guest Cottage
Year Built
# of Bedrooms
3 in Timberframe
2 in Guest Cottage
# of Baths
3 & 1/2 in Timberframe
2 in Guest Cottage
Overall Condition
Good to Very Good
Surface Water
2,200'+ on both sides of Crawford Creek
3/4 acre pond
Open Field/Pasture
Approximately 85 acres
Nearest Interstate Highway
3 miles to I-26
Nearest Four Lane Road
50 miles to I-40
Nearest High Density Area
5 miles to Hayesville

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Situated just five minutes from the quiet mountain town of Hayesville in western North Carolina, this farm is easily accessible to all the recreational opportunities in this corner of the state.  It is approximately two hours to northern Atlanta, one and one half to Asheville and less than two to Chattanooga.  The beautiful Chatuge Lake is just a few minutes away to the east and the Nantahala National Forest is only 20 minues away and the Smokey Mountain National Park is a short 40 minute drive.

This 144 acre farm is part of a larger 349 acre farm that is also offered for sale as one larger tract.  Click here to view that full listing.  Therefore, this 114 acre offering is subject to a new survey and if you want to tweak the property lines, now is the time.

Approaching the property on the paved US Highway 64 West, you are greeted by an expansive vista of rolling fields and fenced pastures as far as the eye can see.  There are more than 1,500 feet of frontage along the two lane road with two access points.  Coming onto the property, you cross Crawford Creek, a large year round stream that can provide a buffer and plenty of irrigation.  A well maintained network of internal gravel topped drives connects all the various points of interest within the farm, making getting around the property a breeze.  Click here to watch a full video of the property.

The property features approximately 50 acres of gently rolling, sun drenched pastures all facing south and west.  All the pasture is cross fenced with split rail and electrified barbed wire, thus allowing the rotation for grazing or planting of crops.  Within each of the fields you’ll find multiple automatic watering points for the livestock.  A classic large livestock barn with huge loft is situated midway up in the fields next to a large livestock shed.  Opposite the barn is an 80′ x 24′ three sided equipment shed, ideal for storing hay and equipment out of the rain.  It has both power and water service.

Between and behind the barn and equipment shed is a delightfully cold spring fed pond.  This pond is approximately 3/4 an acre in surface area.  It is fed solely by the watershed of the 144 acres.  That is, this is clean, cool water.  It is ideal for irrigation and even provides a connection point for emergency fire services.  Elsewhere on the property, you’ll find some nice sized creeks up in the woods that wind their way through the pastures into Crawford Creek.

At the end of one of the gravel drives you come to the two dwellings.  The larger of the two is the “Timberframe”.  This is a sprawling 3,440 square foot hybrid timberframe house.  Click here for an immersive 3D model tour.  This house features three bedrooms (one being a loft bedroom plumbed for a bath) and three full and one half baths.  It is a facinating layout in that there are three sets of stairways leading to the multiple levels of the house.  Additionally, there isn’t just one, but two kitchens.  The house has been designed to be able to be divided into two distinctly separate living areas for the purpose of short term vacation rentals.

On the lower level (basement), there is a very large great room with wood flooring and extensive timber elements opening to a U-shaped galley kitchen featuring a “live edge” countertop bar.  The kitchen is complete with stainless refrigerator, dishwasher and propane fired range.  Off to the side is a half bath along with one of the two stairways leading to the main level.  Also on the lower level is a spacious bedroom suite with a complete bath featuring tiled walk in shower.  Around one corner is a hidden staircase leading to another part of the upper level, and beyond this is a 217 square foot room tucked away from view.  It would be an ideal spot for a secret door and the hiding of items needing to be secure.  The ceiling height in this room is below seven feet and it is unheated, but it is a dry area excellent for storage which any prepper would appreciate.

The main level features another, larger kitchen complete with all appliances and washer and dryer in one of two full bathrooms on this level.  There is a two story great room with a wall of windows opening out onto the woods and pasture beyond.  The chimney and stone hearth has already been built for a wood stove to be placed in a sunroom section of the great room.  Going up a short flight of stairs leads to one of the bedrooms which is a loft and having three large closets.  This loft is already plumbed for a bath.  Then taking a few more steps you’ll find another full bath then another two story seating area with window box seat looking down into the third bedroom.  This is one of the more unique designs we’ve seen.  Outside the house is an expansive two level deck looking out toward the pastures and a hot tub off to one side.

Just around the corner from the Timberframe house is the Guest Cottage.  This was at one time a garage/barn.  Its a large framed structure that has been upfitted into two vacation rental units with one on each side and that can be linked together via an interior stairwell or locked out so that each space can be rented separately.  Both levels feature full kitchens and full baths along with one bedroom and a large open concept living area.  The lower level has a wood stove and both level have a/c and central heat.  Out on the deck to the rear is another hot tub overlooking the old apple orchard

The land immediately behind the Timberframe and pasture is very gentlely wooded and the forest floor is largely free of thick underbrush.  It is simply lovely and easy to walk on the well defined trails and old logging roads.  Approximately 1/4 mile into the woods you’ll find a campsite area featuring a 20’x 20′ elevated camping pad along with a roughed in shower house.  These sit beside a year round stream amidst thick Rhododendrens and Mountain Laurel.  This area is totally private.  Continuing up into the woods, you’ll find more trails and bigger mountain views.

One thing to keep in mind is that this property is in the Present Use Tax Deferral Program under an agriculture use.  The result is that the property is on the tax rolls at just 1/3 of the full assessment.  This is a huge savings on property taxes and all that is required is the sale of $1,000 per year of agricultural product.  That could be hay, bluberries, cattle, honey, flowers, etc.  Anything of an agricultural nature qualifies.  This status is transferable to a new owner.

So if you’re looking for an outstanding farm for livestock, timber, row crops or orchards, this is it.   If you’re looking for a multi-family compound capable of hosting several families, this is it.  If you’re looking for a great “bugout” or property on which to live off the land, this is it.  If you’re looking for a retreat center of a spiritual or corporate direction, this is it.  Or perhaps a vacation rental property with outstanding potential………….this is it!   In short, this property has all the earmarks of a true “trophy property” for the qualified buyer.

So contact us today to schedule a private tour.  Only qualified parties please.  Prior to showing, buyer must show proof of funds.