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Price:  $179,900 (SOLD 11/3/21)

Location:  Yancey County (North of Asheville)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
1,000 heated s.f.

Year Built
# of Bedrooms
Two Full bedrooms/Third possible
# of Baths
One full baths
Overall Condition
Good condition
Approximately 1 acre (.98 per survey)
Surface Water
Spring, Cane River across road
Open Field/Pasture
Nearest Interstate Highway
17+ miles, I-26
Nearest Four Lane Road
10 miles, Highway 19
Nearest High Density Area
25 minutes (Burnsville)

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Looking for a small cottage with access to some of the best trout fishing around?   Here you go.  This lovingly restored two/three bedroom home in northern Yancey County (Burnsville) could be just what you’re after.  Built in 1950, then restored over the past two years, this property provides a comfortable getaway in a beautiful setting at a price that is a value play.

Sitting on nearly one acre of land looking out onto the Cane River, this home is an ideal fisherman’s getaway or possible Airbnb investment.  All floors are original and have been refinished.  The living and dining rooms have been opened up into one large room with the original kitchen at the rear of the house.  A full bath is off the kitchen with an enclosed mudroom on the other side.  Two bedrooms are off to one side and a third room could be used as a third bedroom, though it could also be used as a home office.  Speaking of office, the property is served with high speed internet from local provider, Country Cable.  One of the great things about Country Cable is that when you call them, you’re speaking with someone in Burnsville who probably knows just where you are, not some mass call center on the other side of the world.

Some of the most enjoyable features are on the outside.  There is a welcoming front porch looking out directly across the road onto the Cane River.  Up on the hillside behind the house is a recently built stone terrace with fire pit that also looks down onto the river.  Of course with a house of this age, one would expect to find mature landscaping and trees.  You won’t be disappointed.  This one features specimen mature shade trees along with mature azaleas.  Its a lovely setting.

Off on the other side of the property is a detached concrete block garage and workshop.  Open up the swinging doors and pull in your lawn equipment or motorcycle.  There’s a large storage room lined with shelving and a new work bench area for all the tools.  The property is served by a gushing spring up on the hill, so you have excellent water.

We’ll point out that the property does not extend to the river bank.  It goes to the edge of the paved road out front, (NC Highway 19W), a lightly traveled two lane road that just as often sees cyclists as it does cars.  The land across the road between it and the river is owned by the longtime neighbors next door who keep a path cut down to the river’s edge for these owners.  Its nice to have good neighbors.  Additionally, the strip of land between the road and the river is so narrow that nothing can ever be built upon it, thus protecting the view.

So come on up and sit down on the porch and listen to the rushing Cane River.  Its a wonderful setting only one hour from downtown Asheville and 25 minutes to the up and coming town of Burnsville with all its shops and restaurants.  At this price, this property won’t last long.