HEART OF THE APPALACHIANS – On this 37.7 acres adjoining the U.S. National Forest. Beautiful grassy mountain cove, end of the road privacy, spacious cottage and improvements, and bristling with fine Georgia highland timber and native foliage.
A "cove" is an interesting geological feature of the Southern Appalachia; essentially a small gentle-terrain valley, often rounded or bowl shaped, ensconced between ridgelines and tightly enclosed by narrowing hollows at the ends. This cove pretty much lies in the center of the property; coming in via a canopied gravel driveway around the hillside the terrain abruptly opens up into a grassy meadow.
Two all-season branches emanate from dusky hollows and flow across along the edges of the cove to feed a clear-watered pond. Fertile soils here are excellent for gardens of all types, a greenhouse where many a robust veggie has grown sits to one side. A two story tin-roofed pavilion provides immediate shelter and is ideal for outdoor entertainment or picnicking and has potential for enclosure into another cottage or outbuilding.
A spacious cottage sits at the head of the cove; inside is an open and vaulted family room and stone fireplace with insert; two bedrooms and one bath on this main level. Upstairs is an open studio split loft and a bath. Outside is a covered porch, a covered parking shed, a pretty yard, and a hobbyist workshop. A hot tub and a grilling deck over a little gurgling branch invite one to spend time outdoors.
Rising up along the sides of the cove are the surrounding mountains of the property. Once to the top on the north side a high gentle ridgeline offers up scenic views of the adjacent peaks and countryside and there's area here for additional construction. Along the north-western boundary of the property runs the clear-watered trout stream Boggs Creek.
Trails canvass back and forth across the property and up over the high ridges into the National Forest with which the property shares a boundary on two sides; hundreds of square miles of untainted wilderness. Beautiful mountain foliage of lacy hemlocks, massive towing heavy-trunked white pines, thick-eared rhododendron and an accompaniment of native understory flourish here.
Activities of the mountains are all in close proximity – from hiking the Appalachian Trail just up the roadway as it crosses Neal's Gap from Blood Mountain to several nearby National Forest Recreation areas and Parks. There's trout fishing, tubing and kayaking on the on the nearby rivers, camping, and ORV areas. Or maybe just enjoy the beauty and seclusion of your own little Forest gem. And the scenic mountain town of Dahlonega is minutes away with its events and festivals.
Underground utilities service the property along with all-weather access via pavement then a short private gravel driveway.
For a private primary residence with scenic mountain beauty and potential for a sustainable living lifestyle to a second home recreational property with a far away feel but close to life’s conveniences; this property is choice. $498,900.