OLD FAMILY FARMSTEAD – This 161+/- acre tract in Gilmer County is one of the prettiest old farm settings you'll find and has been passed down through the same family for many generations - they picked out some of the very best land available and you'll recognize that when you see it.
Deceptive in its elevation due to the gentle terrain and lying on a highland plateau at a cool 2000' elevation and above; a long, gentle valley of some three-quarters of a mile in length is lined with thirty-ish acres of fine open and groomed fescue grasslands suitable for grazing or hay. The owner conveyed that the upper cove area which was used as an orchard - how in the fall when the apples were ripening the gentle convective currents of air flowing up the valley prevented the frostbite that other orchards would suffer.
The terrain is excellent for the mountains of North Georgia, rolling and rounded and rising gently, easily traversable and buildable and in the very back lifting quickly to a high ridgeline at 2200' elevation offering scenic blue-mountain views and perfect silence.
Fine timber covers and abounds and is mostly open beneath the canopy, ideal for scenic appreciation and buffer and wildlife. A big spring gives rise to a large branch that flows through the lower portion of the grasslands, a second nice branch and spring are on the eastern side.
The old farmhouse and other structures on the property are in deteriorated condition but appear redeemable. A big spring, still flowing strongly and protected by the spring house, has piped cold and clean drinking water down to the farmhouse over the decades.
The property enjoys power and telephone and frontage on a very quiet paved County roadway some 15-20 minutes from Downtown Ellijay. The area is rural, pretty, and very appealing.
This property would make a fine personal retreat or a second home or permanent residence site and is beautiful enough and easy enough to access to offer potential for agritourism or other venue. A sharp price of $5,900 per acre makes for a fantastic value in a type of property that comes around but rarely.