Welcome to 720 Concession Road 2 West, Warkworth, in the Rolling Northumberland Hills
Private and enchanting 179.9 acre estate offering splendid natural beauty and endless possibilities. A storybook home of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, meticulously maintained and lovingly restored with preservation in mind, offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of history. Surrounded by its breathtaking landscape, the carefully renovated c1850 one and a half story home of original post & beam construction has been embellished with a timber frame addition and attached oversized 2 car garage.
Sited to take advantage of the dramatic landscape, dynamic sunsets and stunning panoramic views, it features walking and hiking trails, beautiful sugar maples for tapping in the spring and fiddleheads that grow around the creek banks! The property hosts diverse wildlife all year round including deer and wild turkeys that gather in the ravine during the night in winter months.
Beautifully set on one of the largest parcels of land in this most coveted location, this is an assemblage of home, workshop/studio and shed that provide versatile options for an inspired lifestyle. The backdrop is enchanting. Threaded throughout the property is virgin woodland, pasture, walking and hiking trails and a trickle creek from springs on the property that feed Burnley Creek which meanders across one end of the property.
At the entrance, a tree lined circular drive gives way to the over-sized attached 2 car garage and the enclosed entry vestibule wherein guests are welcomed into the kitchen, the very heart of the home. Presenting reclaimed wood floors, soaring beamed cathedral ceiling and staircase accessing the open upper loft, the kitchen is complete with an operational wood cooking stove, centre island, handsome vintage porcelain clad iron sink and a full complement of appliances. This warm and inviting space opens to the cathedral ceilinged great room, punctuated by a dynamic stone fireplace with efficient and warming “Crossfire” wood fireplace. The entertainment sized room is wrapped in windows and walkouts to both front and back decks with an exceptional panoramic vista from all vantage points.
The interior spaces of the home are defined by a bygone era, with original architectural appointments, an abundance of original millwork, flooring, cathedral ceilings an original staircase to the upper bedroom and an added staircase from the kitchen to the loft. The principal bedroom is situated on the main level, playing host to rich wood floors, beamed ceilings, numerous windows and a walk-out to deck. A sunny 4 piece bath with vintage claw foot tub, sink & brass fixtures, and a separate laundry room are conveniently located on the main level in close proximity to the primary suite.
In the upper level the loft with a wall of storage cupboards, overlooks the kitchen, and adjoins two guest bedrooms, one which incorporates the charming back staircase. A full tiled bathroom services the upper level bedrooms.
This enchanting property has been enjoyed and expanded throughout the years and awaits its new owners to create new memories for years to come. Just minutes west of the destination village of Warkworth, within 30 minutes of Cobourg, and 1.5 hours to the GTA, yet a world away!
Additional Salient Features
Board & Batten 1200 sf workshop (constructed in 2011), features an oversized garage workshop area, garage door with auto garage door opener, saw cut concrete floor and high ceilings,
State of the art Studio of 400 sf within the workshop is heated, insulated, drywalled, complete with hydro & water and a cozy Vermont Castings “Stardance” direct vent propane gas stove, stylish pendent lights with extensions & ceiling fan
A small 3 bay 300 sf lockable drive shed ideal for storing equipment & and also provides an opportunity for housing small ponies or chickens
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Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
1867 Yonge Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario, M4S 1Y5