THE VALLEY OF TAILS CREEK runs through this most special and scenic 130+/- acres of North Georgia mountain farm. Nearly a mile of open and groomed grasslands extend up and down the length of the property and Tails Creek, a North Georgia trout stream, flows through with exuberance. A builder's custom five bedroom, four and a half bath Southern Plantation residence overlooks the entire scene.
There's a wide open feel to this property but very private and not another human existence in sight. Standing in the middle of the valley you get a sense of the breadth of the land, as far as you can see up and down and wide across; you feel small and get an appreciation for the size of the property. High quality fescue grass carpets the entire valley floor from end to end. This essentially flat valley would be choice for many uses - from horses to rodeos, from crops to four wheelers, from family gatherings to public events; but what it really excels at is scenic beauty.
Tails Creek, a designated North Georgia trout stream, flows through the entire length of the valley from end to end with waters clear, cold, and sprightly. From tumbling rapids to deeper pockets it winds back and forth across the valley always within sight and sound. Copeland Creek cuts across the valley from one side to empty into Tails Creek and other small branches flow through to connect. Overlooked by the residence is a large reflective pond with a stone-walled backdrop. And there's much more - extending up from the valley floor are acres and acres of fine rolling timberland hills and ridges which are part of the property, some with cleared areas that offer additional open usable terrain.
The residence here is a builder's custom home - neat touches, upgrades, and flourishes throughout lend an upscale ambiance. The main level is graced by softly gleaming oak flooring highlighted by tall to towering ceilings. The kitchen is a cook's delight with expansive counters and twin-level island bar, all beautifully overlaid with mottled and veined stonework. Highlights include Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, ceramic backsplashes that complement the oak cabinetry, and a bay windowed breakfast area that allows light to spill in. The laundry room, half bath, and a generous walk in pantry are all adjacent.
The accompanying great room towers above visual level where custom inset cabinetry bookshelves frame each side of the fireplace with its oaken mantle and wood stove insert. Through the arched pass thru is a capacious gathering and dining room with open space ample for even multiple family gatherings. The master bedroom on this main level enjoys bay windows and a screened porch entry; the spacious master bath offers dual stone vanities, a water closet, a jetted tub, and a large floor-to-ceiling tiled walk-in shower. A second and third bedroom share the main level also as well as a second bath and also a half bath. Throughout the home are details for the eye to enjoy - mouldings, trey ceilings, wainscoting, stone, oak, ceramic, transoms, and bay windows. Screened and bricked porches both front and rear invite one out to relax and gaze down the valley.
Downstairs are two+ bedrooms and two full baths featuring oak, stone, and tiling. Hardwood flooring flows across this level and into a large media/entertainment room. Additional space includes two large equipment rooms with sink and laundry hookups, twin electrical panels, generator electrical box (and outside generator), and a whole house vacuum. Plus there is another bunk bed area, and even a real bunker! And a mini-garage on this level. Three HVAC systems control the climate for the home and of course there's a two-car garage back up on the main level.
The home is perched up on a small rise and overlooks the valley, pond, and creek; from here you have a commanding view far up and down the open property. A gentle back yard proffers up blueberry bushes and fruit trees. Paved road frontage gives easy access to the property, underground utilities serve throughout, and a long scenic private driveway comes down the valley to the home.
And there's plenty of useful space in other structures on the property as well. A large shop with its own living quarters offers lots of square footage for storage, garage, and hobbies; with a high door to accommodate tall equipment. Two other buildings with water and electricity reside further up the property and a greenhouse sits in the valley. And the old wood frame shed looks like a place from which one would serve lemonade to the folks in the shady picnic area.
A combination of usable terrain and scenic mountain beauty open up a myriad of possibilities for this property - for a private residence of stature or self sustaining family compound, from agriculture to agritourism; to a recreational, church or corporate retreat. The location is ten minutes from Downtown Ellijay and four lane highway to the Metro Atlanta area. A true synergy of the very best in land, home, and setting. $1,390,000.