Connecticut Shore's Anguilla House and Farmstead
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut
Stonington's beloved Anguilla House is a quintessential country farmstead nestled on 8.24 private acres along the Connecticut shore. This lovely historic property includes two building lots, 2.16 acres and 1.99 acres for you to keep or to sell; a sophisticated 4-bedroom, 3-bath, antique, Victorian farmhouse on 4.09 acres; an historic, two-and-a-half story, three-bay carriage house, with a spectacular, walkout upper level, framed for a one-bedroom plus loft apartment; a one-and-a-half story, two stall, ‘tobacco barn’, with well water and electricity; a two-and-a-half-story horse/alpaca/livestock six stall barn with heat, water and electricity; a custom chicken coup with fenced run electricity and water; and gorgeous, stone-walled and wood-fenced fields and meadows, with fruit trees, gardens and water. Formally a working alpaca farm, taxes do not reflect FARMLAND exemptions available to new owners.
In addition to being a sweet horse property, entrepreneurs may be interested in establishing a winery or a farm to table produce provisions business. Anguilla House is especially attractive to inn keeps, architects, designers, and artisans; offering auxiliary studio, working, and living space within the property's beautiful residence, carriage house, and barns. The Farmstead offers a rare opportunity to establish a Stonington-based family compound, planning for the design and construction of two new homes on the gorgeous building lots included in this sale, as well as, within the Carriage House apartment and spacious home itself!
Anguilla House is located just nine minutes from historic Stonington Borough, 10 minutes from Olde Mystick Village, and six minutes from Downtown Westerly, RI with Amtrak Service to Boston and New York. The property neighbors the High Ridge Association and public land, and is surrounded by expansive farm estates. This great agrarian escape is also close to the Anguilla Grand Preserve and several golf courses, including Elm Ridge. It provides excellent access to I-95, Route 1.
Pequot Trail, also known as Route 234, is a scenic, two-lane state road that runs 9.6 miles from the Old Mystic section of Stonington to the Pawcatuck area of town. It is on the Connecticut Wine Trail and is highly recommended for fall foliage viewing due to its natural beauty. This lovely stretch of country road is truly a rider's delight passing charming churches, historic farm estates, gracious colonial homes, and the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation.
290 Pequot Trail's most Eastern point is its intersection with Route 1 - a convenient, three-minute drive from the house to the businesses, restaurants, shops, gas stations, and attractions, established along the Connecticut Eastern shore's scenic Route 1. Home of the rich and famous, Watch Hill's Napatree Point Beach, and other famous Rhode Island beaches are less than a 20 minute drive! Stonington Community Center's DuBois Town Beach is 11 minutes from the home and is an especially nice beach for small children.
As a single family residence, Anguilla House offers the modern comforts of home and hearth in a relaxed, antique, Connecticut Victorian, farmhouse style. A welcoming front porch, high ceilings, glass door knobs, paneled wood pocket doors, built-in bookshelves, three fireplaces, and warm wood floors, are a few nods to the home's gracious past.
With both formal and servant staircases, this home's floor plan is adaptable to different uses. If you desire a first-floor master suite or private in-law suite, the current first-floor bedroom and bath can be expanded into stunning private master suite accommodations. Prefer to use the home's ample library as an office? A luxurious master suite is one of three bedrooms on the second floor and features a private bath with garden tub, a separate shower, a vanity with double sinks, cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans, skylights, and a romantic fireplace!
With access to both the service and formal staircases, the upstairs master suite allows owners to enjoy the utilitarian areas of the home, including its wonderful kitchen and breakfast rooms, without disturbing guests and other family members. It also offers beautiful sunset views over the Farmstead's shimmering fields and meadows.
The beautiful, three-bay, carriage house at Anguilla House was built a half-century before the advent of automobiles, and served utilitarian functions other than simply the storage of carriages, as many did back in the day. Built into the rear earth-sheltered wall of its impressive foundation is a stone oven, one of the many curious and unique features of this genteel 1850's Victorian!
Today, the the carriage house houses three automobiles, and serves the gravel parking area behind the main home's kitchen and service staircase entrances. The upper, walk-out level of the carriage house offers a private entry to the unfinished space that is now framed for a beautiful one-bedroom accessory apartment with sleeping loft.
The property's two-and-a-half story, six stalled, wood-framed barn with overhangs front and back, is equipped with 220 amp electrical service and water. The lower back level features three run in stalls, a concrete floor, and is open to a fenced yard. The main floor features three stalls and a fenced yard. (https://www.horizonstructures.com/blog/dont-forget-overhang-when-barn-building) The barn's attic is floored.
The one and a half story Tobacco Barn is perhaps the Farmsteads most charming structure. Built into the hillside, the barn's penned, lower level features a stall with dutch door and an adjacent run in stall. The hay loft at the top makes quick work of farm chores and the attached hen house is the perfect distance from the home's kitchen.
The custom designed hen house is attached to the Tobacco Barn and has a roost for four layers at a clip and a run that offers a safe place for your feathered friends to exercise outside of the hen house. The coup is aesthetically built into the Tobacco barn's sloped, side yard, with water and electrical on-site. The free range hens at Anguilla are very happy, but they do not convey.
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