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The Great Escape Estate is a majestic 415-acre retreat only two and a half hour drive from New York City. Located deep in the beautiful and unpopulated Millbrook Valley adjoining thousands of acres of protected Forever Wild State Forest mountain-lands ensuring a wild buffer in the center of Catskill Mountains State Park.
This well-maintained 100-year-old classic farmhouse features 5 bedrooms and a large finished-attic bunkroom for kids and guests. Imagine sitting on the porch in a rocking chair overlooking the 2 acre pond and admiring the sunset over thousands of uninhabited acres of protected forested mountains. On a hot summer day you can swim or go fishing for bass in the pond just a few steps away from the main house. The well-preserved post and beam dairy-barn is 170 years old and a separate barn has a 12 stall stable with an indoor riding arena. There are a dozen other outbuilding and turnouts for the farm and ranch operation.
Your Millbrook Valley neighbors are the exclusive Tuscarora Club Hunting and Fishing Preserve and a couple of dairy and livestock farms. The stunningly bucolic Millbrook Valley is also buffered on both sides by the Rockefeller Family in the Beaverkill Valley to the south and the Jay Gould Family in the Drybrook Valley to the North with large private land holdings, state forests, and watershed preserves. The huge Pepacton Reservoir supplying New York City water is at the foot of the valley providing fishing, canoeing kayaking and rowboat recreation.
With your own secluded safe-haven you can escape into privacy without gates, locks or neighbors and enjoy the 360 degree views to mountains as far as the eye can see. The property includes its own private mountain with a spectacular vista-plateau at the 3200 foot elevation.
Located at the end of a mile long driveway you are the sole inhabitant on this town maintained road. It can best be described as a splendid and natural sanctuary surrounded by colonial wilderness. A sustainable organic farm operation is underway on the property with a resident farm manager and caretaker on premises.
The property has miles of stonewalls and you can ride for hours on the groomed trails. Multiple streams and seasonal waterfalls traverse the landscape and offer the opportunity of supplemental hydro-power with the significant elevation drop. A powerful natural spring feeds a 2000 gallon concrete reservoir providing you with clean and tasty drinking water for the house and barn with plenty of additional capacity.
Needless to say this very rare large acreage estate in this special location will support any lifestyle from the most elaborate to the humble and back to nature. You can build your own dream house of whatever size and style or simply move into the existing classic farmhouse and call it your country home. A creative developer will surely find this property interesting since it’s located only 15 minutes from Belleayre Ski Center and 25 minutes from Woodstock. If you ever wanted a wonderful country retreat for you and your family come and take a look at this unique opportunity.