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Price:  $569,900 (SOLD 9/11/20)

Location:  Marion, McDowell County

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
2,250 heated square feet

Year Built
# of Bedrooms
Four bedrooms (septic permit is for three)
# of Baths
Two full baths
Overall Condition
Surface Water
Little Creek runs alongside
Yes, stocked with Bluegill
Open Field/Pasture
Approximately 3 acres
Nearest Interstate Highway
4 miles (I-40)
Nearest Four Lane Road
4 miles (I-40)
Nearest High Density Area
5 miles (Marion)

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This new listings offers privacy and convenience with fields and woods, all located just a few miles south of Marion, NC.  If you want a pristine property, yet within a very short drive to all the daily services you may need, this is a great candidate for you.  Located four miles south of I-40 and the bustling town of Marion, this property has a deeded 20′ easement from Highway 226 to the property.  Though it is very easy to get to, the property itself is totally hidden from the view of the road or any neighbors.  The winding gravel drive takes you over the creek and past the pond up along the pasture to the house.  Its an idyllic setting.

Out of nearly forty acres, there are more than three acres of gently laying open fields, all of which are manicured and extensively landscaped.  The first thing you notice is the pond lined on one side with large rip-rap rock.  The pond is stocked with Bluegill and they’re always hungry.  The pond is fed in part by a small spring as well as a water intake from Little Creek which forms the northern property line.  The intake is of an ingenious design, allowing the free flow of water without getting blocked up by leaves or debris.  Continue down the creek to several small cascades and a nice sitting area on the edge of the field.  Click here for a full length video of the property.

Behind the house are several fruit trees including peach, plum, apple, fig and cherry as well as blueberry bushes and muscadine grapes.  There is a 30′ x 40′ extensive vegetable garden complete with weed mat and a 6′ high electrified deer fence to keep them out.  A water spigot is at the garden.  Another great feature is a 100 yard rifle range that can easily be moved to 200 yards if desired.  With no neighbors and a natural woodland backstop, its an ideal location to sight in your rifle.  If you wish to hunt, the property is routinely visited by deer, turkey and other wildlife.  The adjoining 540 acres are all woodlands and full of wildlife.

Further beyond the field, the terrain rises very gently to several nearly flat knolls in the woods.  The woodlands in this area have a very clean forest floor, making it ideal for hunting or simply watching the animals.  Trails within the woods lead up to the top ridge of the property that rises to over 1,500′ ASL.   The views from the top are shockingly outstanding and include nearly 360 degrees of viewing.  Some of the more prominent peaks you can see from up top include Table Rock Mountain, Hawksbill Mountain and Grandfather Mountain.  In the other direction, you have a clear view of the South Mountains Range.  The ridge top is lightly wooded and very gentle.  You can drive up nearly to the very top.  NOTE: there is an electrical transmission line that crosses a portion of the woodlands just below the ridge, however, it is completely out of sight from the house and more than 800′ away, therefore, no worries about visual or other objections.  Do you enjoy boating?  Lake James with more than 6,000 acres of surface water is located just 20 minutes to the north and is perfect for boating and fishing.

The house is a very well cared for 1980’s brick ranch built on a full basement.   There are four bedrooms (though the septic permit is for three) and two full baths within the 2,250 heated square feet on the main level.  Everything you need is there for easy living.  The large kitchen opens into the even larger den and has direct access to a huge deck complete with large canopy.  Sit on the deck and look out over the fields and woodlands or take a dip in the 16′ diameter swimming pool right off the deck.  The house is immaculate including a very recently installed HVAC system, water heater and roof.

Below the main level is a drive in, two bay garage.  You can easily part several vehicles there.  In fact, the owner keeps a Ford 350 truck and bass boat parked on one side.  The basement is dry and well lit complete with numerous electrical outlets and even air compressor lines running to the outside for ease of use when doing various projects.  This area could easily be finished into additional living area or continued to be used for storage.  Its an enormous space with very high ceiling clearance.  Rounding out the improvements is a medium sized two level barn in which you can park vehicles or equipment on the lower level.

There are no restrictions of use on this property, so you can build, play, hunt and otherwise do what you want.  A shared driveway maintenance agreement is in place with the long time neighbors who take care of the gentle roadbed.  This property is ideal for a mini farm, homestead, second home or bugout property.  It has all you need.  So call us today to schedule a private showing.  This quality of property is hard to find.