Scenic Farm With Trout Stream, 30 Miles From Chattanooga
LaFayette, Walker County, Georgia
It doesn't take much imagination to consider the history this soil has seen...from Native American habitats to Civil War battles and now as a private, working farm. A place where you can step off the front porch to help birth calves, host a turkey hunt, or quietly fly fish, Hidden Springs Farm sits in a serene basin at the foot of Lookout Mountain just 30 miles from Chattanooga. Whether you choose to raise livestock, ride horses, garden, fish, hunt, shoot, or pick up a new hobby, life on the farm has no shortage of activity. Duck Creek--a state-managed cold water trout stream--meanders through the center of the property between a combination of fenced pasture and managed woodlands. Come home to the comfortable 3-bedroom farmhouse situated on a 200-year-old homesite.
From the centuries-old oak trees and the fireplace's historic bricks to the original hardwood floors and authentic shiplap, the custom-built home appropriately invites the landscape in to act as the backdrop. Wrap-around covered porches overlook the tranquil pastures, manicured lawn, pool, and pond, and encourage you to enjoy the surroundings morning, noon, and night. Truly an open floor plan, the main living space encourages multiple seating areas anchored by the custom-designed kitchen. Spacious master suite is on the main level with fireplace and spa bathroom. Upstairs, enjoy a bonus room for a playroom or office, and two bedrooms--both with ensuite bathrooms--overlook the peaceful landscape. You'll use the mudroom multiple times a day with utility sink, stainless countertop, and a place to knock the dirt off your boots. Five barns dotted along the property include a hay barn, covered equipment storage, and horse barn with 5 stalls, tack room, and upstairs ready to be completed into additional storage or a unique living area. A variety of trees include Live Oak, Beach, and White Oak create a perfect setting for deer and turkey or timber harvesting. Miles of hiking trails along wooded Shin Bone Ridge; you'll never grow tired of getting to know the property. A caretaker's compound offers endless possibilities: guest house, office, or income-producing rental. The home built in 1912 includes 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, and 2 fireplaces. Conveniently located 100 miles from Atlanta, 150 miles from Nashville, and only 2 miles to Downtown Lafayette, making the grocery run a quick trip and dinner with friends a regular occurrence. With significant Civil War history in Walker County, Lafayette is home to the Marsh House, Gordon-Lee Mansion, and Chattooga Academy, which served as General Bragg's headquarters during the Battle of Chickamauga. Hidden Springs Farm is 5 miles to a general aviation airport (Barwick LaFayette Airport-9A5) and Lafayette Public Golf Course is just around the corner. World-renowned bouldering, rock climbing, and caving is aplenty at nearby Rocktown. The 20,657-acre state-owned Crockford Pigeon Wildlife Management Area is your outdoor playground with endless activities. (*Buyer to verify square footage. Buyer is responsible to do their due diligence to verify that all information is correct, accurate and for obtaining any and all restrictions for the property.*)
, Keller Williams Realty