Rolling Ag Land And Pasture Tract With Homes, Horse Barns And River Frontage
- Farms, Residential Land, Horse Property
- Road Frontage
- County Road
- Road Surface
- Low Fence, Partial
- Shop, Barn
- Big Game
- Tree Stands/Blinds
- Food Plot
- Equine Facilities
- Small Game
- Livestock Facilities
- Trail Network
This is one of the most nostalgic farms in Illinois. Sitting just outside of Grand Detour this farm has rolling ag, fenced pasture, multiple barns, a main house and a guest house, timber, and river frontage giving it a little bit of everything. This farm was a part of the historical Babson Arabian Horse farm, one of the oldest continuous Arabian breeding farms in America. The estate’s entrance greets you with two stone columns and Pulpit Rock Farm sign. As you make your way up the long driveway, you will enjoy amazing views of the pasture and ag land. Rounding the corner you are introduced to the main house with its beautiful front porch. Part of the house was the original cabin of Governor Lowden that was moved to the property. This cabin has been added onto since then. Entering the home, you will notice the remodeled kitchen with an eat-in area and bar-style seating, as well as tons of cabinet space, a double oven, and a commercial stove. The formal dining room flows openly into the family room with a wood fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The first floor has a full bathroom and laundry room. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, one is used as a walk-in closet, and a full bathroom. The guest house is a well-maintained ranch home with an open flow from the galley kitchen into the dining area and large family room. This house has two good sized bedrooms. Off of the houses, you have the 3-car garage and office area. The office has a quaint study/library, wood burning stove with limestone chimney and a kitchen. This building has a full bathroom and sleeping loft. The centerpiece show barn (50x150) is beautiful with cypress wood siding, cathedral-like ceilings and gorgeous doors. This barn has 16 stalls. Additionally, there are guest quarters attached with a kitchen, bathroom, high ceilings and large stone fireplace. It would not take much to bring this unused room back to its glory. The 50x100 mare barn provides 10 stalls and the 34x90 foal barn also has 10 stalls. In addition, there is an 18x62 lean-to a 40x90 loafing shed and two more additional sheds. Around these barns, there are different fenced pastures, paddocks and riding areas. This property has 68 acres of sharecropped farm ground and 62 acres of timber and trails with some nice ravines that run towards the Rock River, which shares its frontage and unique stone bluffs with this farm for over 1/2 a mile. There is excellent deer and turkey hunting on this farm. This property has so many potential uses and is one of a kind. Be sure to give the listing agent a call to schedule your private showing.
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