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Price:  $549,900 (SOLD 1/30/23)

Location:  Mitchell County (Bakersville)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
Approximately 1,250 s.f.

Year Built
# of Bedrooms
# of Baths
Overall Condition
Approximately 65
Surface Water
Year round creek
Open Field/Pasture
Approximately 12 acres
Nearest Interstate Highway
12+ miles, I-26
Nearest Four Lane Road
12+ miles I-26
Nearest High Density Area
12+ miles (Unicoi, TN)

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This 65 acre farm with house and barns is a great opportunity for anyone looking to homestead, live off the land or create a recreational enclave.  With no zoning or private restrictions on the land, you are largely free to do what you want.  This is well suited for farming as there are approximately twelve acres of gently laying fields and pastures.  Cattle or horses can graze on it or one could harvest hay, row crops or establish an orchard.  Or it could be used for residential housing or even camp sites for a glamping or tiny home community.  If you want a safe haven, bugout spot, this is equally viable for various reasons.

Located just about 15 minutes to the county seat of Bakersville with its day to day services as well as 15 minutes to Unicoi, TN right over the mountain, this property is easily accessible year round.  Highway 226 is a well maintained US highway that comes within 1/2 mile of the property.  From there, it is a very short drive on asphalt and gravel to the property.  No steep winding driveway to climb.  Asheville is approximately 40 minutes south as is Johnston City, TN.  The Appalachian Trail crosses Highway 226 hardly two miles from the property.  In fact, one could hike from this property through the adjoining US Forest Service Lands and meet up with the Appalachian Trail.  This is truly a nature lover’s paradise.

One of the greatest benefits is that a substantial portion of the property is so easily accessible.  Often times, we deal with properties are are steeply wooded, but not here.  Yes, there are some steeper wooded portions up near the back property line, but there are numerous old logging roads that allow access to these areas, but more importantly, one can drive a passenger vehicle onto this property and from there explore the fields and valley.  That’s largely what makes this so special.

Along one side, you’ll find a substantial year round stream that can provide irrigation.  On the other side, is a small spring as well.  Portions of the property are fenced and there are three barns on this property.  Two of them are rather substantial and have a lot of life left in them.  One is down near the house and the other two are up in the field.

The house is a classic two story farm house.  It has been occupied until early 2022, although most interested parties would consider it for a major renovation.  There is a kitchen, dining area, living room with massive wood stove, bedroom and bath on the main floor.  Upstairs are two more rooms.  There is certainly value in the house, but the bulk of value is in the land.  Its not a tear down by any means, but simply needs some TLC.  One good thing is that by having the house, one already has electrical service, septic and water on the property, therefore, this is substantially different than a purely vacant land parcel.

BHB Road is a short privately maintained gravel/soil road.  It is only shared by three property owners including this one.  The result is that you will enjoy tremendous privacy on this farm. Easy access; great farmland; adjoining US Forest Service; available utilities; a workable dwelling and barns make this one a real deal.  Call today for your private tour.