Beautiful 1837 Stone House, Park-Like Setting With Cottage


PRICE REDUCED This beautiful, historic 1837 Stone House, lovingly updated with modern conveniences and move-in ready, is framed by a pair of majestic trees, a long, private driveway ushers you into the heart of this lovely setting. The main home features a large newly remodeled kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, custom made granite and quartz counters and is open to a spacious, light-filled dining area that will fit a large gathering. There is a comfortable open living room with an adjoining sitting area featuring a full wall, built-in bookcase. A large canning kitchen/mud-room is directly off the main kitchen and leads to the attached garage. Upstairs is the large main bedroom, two other bedrooms and a main bath with double sinks, newly renovated marble tile shower and washer/dryer conveniently located to make laundry easier.  Outside there are two large patios, one fieldstone and the other concrete, on opposite sides of the house. A 3-car garage features a nice workshop with new cabinetry and custom storage shelves for some serious workspace, as well as a separate building used for equipment and machine storage that has electric and concrete flooring, which could also be used for a workshop.  In addition, there are two garden sheds conveniently located on this property. There is a full RV hookup on a large concrete pad located behind the workshop, with electric, water and septic, and a convenient separate outdoor bathroom located nearby.  Set off the main house is 750 sq. ft. Cottage with one bedroom/one bath, kitchen and nice living area, which could be used for guests or caretakers. A beautiful 3.5 +/- acre pond, with its own island, is located near the main house and cottage offering fishing (bass and bullheads) & boating. The backyard also features a large fire pit and small apple orchard.  Beyond the buildings are large hay fields, woods, natural wetland area, stream and a 1/2 acre beaver pond, all providing great wildlife diversity and habitat.  Multiple ATV trails provide easy access through the woods, which consist of a mix of cherry, ash, maple, oak, spruce and hemlock.  This woodlot has been very well managed with mature timber ready to be harvested now, as well as younger stands of timber for many future harvests.  The combination of woods, fields, marshy wetlands and ponds creates an outstanding natural habitat for deer, turkey, grouse, small game and furbearers, ducks, waterfowl, songbirds, owls, and even occasional bald eagles.  Deer thrive here with plenty of cover for fawning, as well as ag fields for food.  Multiple stand locations with active deer trails criss-cross the property.  Acorn mast draw deer and turkey, and the thicker habitat around the wetland areas provides the ultimate cover for mature bucks to hide and bed.   Beyond making this your dream home estate or hunting preserve,  there are so many other possibilities for this property to provide different income opportunities, such as a B&B, artist or writers' retreat, wedding venue, Airbnb, or campground.  The property has potential for any number of agri-business ventures: farm brewery, horses, beef cattle, small crop production, or just continuing to harvest hay through local farmers.  Dorchester Park, only 30 minutes away, has a public beach and boat launch on the Whitney Point Reservoir, a 1200 acre lake with NYS boat launch and outstanding fishing for pike, bass and panfish. This secluded location is still only minutes away from so many outstanding amenities in the Oneonta, Cooperstown, Binghamton and surrounding areas, highlights include area colleges, multiple state parks, lakes with public beaches and boat launches,  baseball venues, museums, cultural and performing arts, hiking, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and many different culinary delights with everything from high-end restaurants to micro-breweries to family-style eateries. Come to discover the heart of Central NY and make this hidden treasure your own.

Property Details

  • Historic but newly renovated 1837 Stone Colonial in a beautiful setting with Caretaker’s Cottage and multi-use buildings
  • Well-managed woodlot and ag fields in hay production. Nice mix of Harvestable timber
  • Diverse property is a sanctuary for all kinds of local wildlife and a perfect setting for big buck hunting, with abundant deer sign and trails
  • Property offers many opportunities for income: timber, agriculture, destination as B&B, retreat, wedding venue & camping
  • Dorchester Park on the Whitney Point Reservoir, a 1200+/- acre lake with NYS boat launch and outstanding fishing for pike, bass and panfish is approx. 30 minutes away, and adjoins the Whitney Point Multi-Use State Land
  • Private location yet close to amenities (shopping, restaurants, cultural & performing arts) with Binghamton approx 40 minutes, Oneonta approx 50 minutes and Cooperstown, just over an hour. New York City/George Washington Bridge is approx 3 hours 24 minutes away

119 Adams Lane, Lot#WP001
Smithville, New York 13801