Franklin NC Horse Farm only 2 hrs to Tryon International Equestrian Center

Franklin, Macon County , North Carolina

fenced • pond • 1 barn with 4 stalls • 1 Run-in stall

Property description

This 67.40-acre farm with public road access is meticulously designed from the ground up for the serious equestrian and their horses. Everywhere you look you’ll see attention is given to the things that matter most to those of us who love and keep horses. The farm is fenced and cross fenced with 4-rail wood fencing. All gates are round-pole-metal providing logical access to all the paddocks for ease of herd management. The round-pen is trainer designed.

The designers gave extra attention to mud control with the installation of an extensive network of French drains that keeps paddocks mud-free and useable even in the dampest seasons. There are four huge paddocks plus many more acres available for expanding pasturage, though it is unlikely it will be needed. There are several small lots adjacent to the barn when closer confinement is required. The water system is gravity fed and supplies all the paddocks, lots, and barn without the hassle of filling tanks.

Picturesque Tessentee Creek runs throughout the property and as a state designated trout stream is regularly stocked. Four engineered and professionally constructed bridges provide easy access to all paddocks and all parts of the farm. Two of the bridges are all purpose and the other two are pedestrian/equestrian. The property boarders the National Forest.

A tree lined main driveway takes you through the estate passing between two fresh water ponds that are engineered with level control spill-ways accenting the already bucolic setting with a solid sense of timeless elegance and refinement.

The beautifully constructed barn is 36X48 and has a metal roof and offers four 12X12 stalls that are matted, and each has a center drain. The stall walls are reinforced with 2X6 construction to keep even the most rambunctious horse safe. Each stall has an automatic waterer with heater. The interior wash area also has central drainage and is equipped with a horse vacuum system.

The loft is full length with feed shoots over each stall and is equipped with an electric hay elevator.
The enclosed office has DSL connection. The tack room is also enclosed to minimize the collection of dust. A shed roof runs the length of the barn providing ample room for equipment storage.

The home was built in 2006 and currently houses the estate’s caretaker. The site was selected to provide a panoramic view of the farm from the full length covered front porch. The cottage provides 1456 square feet of comfortable living. In the living area is a stone covered wood burning fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms plus a bonus (office) room and 2 full baths. To add to the aesthetics, the home is clad in log siding. An electric heat pump provides central heat and cooling. Range and water heater are on propane and the tank is underground. The washer/dryer hook-up is electric. Private well provides the water source.

If your housing needs exceed what is currently built, the property offers numerous excellent sites for your custom-built home.

Bring the horses and settle in on this well-designed estate. Start building memories to last a life time. Beyond the estate itself there are endless opportunities for trail riding through the idyllic mountains and forests of Appalachia. The world-class Tryon International Equestrian Center is approximately a two-hour drive.

Wait no longer to come home to your Smoky Mountain equestrian paradise.


Home Features

  • • Built 2006
  • • Scenic view of the farm
  • • 1456 square feet
  • • 2 bedrooms plus bonus room (office)
  • • 2 full baths
  • • Full-length covered front porch
  • • Log siding
  • • Stone clad wood burning fireplace
  • • HVAC electric heat pump
  • • Range (propane)
  • • Water (propane heat)
  • • Washer/dryer hook-up (electric)

Lot Features

  • • 67.40 acres of rolling to level land
  • • Public road access
  • • 4 huge paddocks with many areas for further expansion
  • • Mud controlled by a series of French drains throughout the paddocks. Paddocks are useable even in the dampest seasons
  • • Several smaller lots are adjacent to the barn
  • • Gravity fed water system
  • • Fresh water supply to all paddocks and lots
  • • 4 rail wood fencing including cross-fencing
  • • Round-pole-metal gates provide access to all paddocks allowing ease of herd management
  • • 2 ponds with level-controlled spill-way
  • • Roaring branch runs throughout the property and is a state designated trout stream and regularly stocked
  • • 4 engineered and professionally constructed bridges providing easy accesses to all paddocks and all parts of the farm. Two are vehicular the other two are pedestrian/equestrian.
  • • Trainer’s designed round pen
  • • Scenic tree lined main-driveway through the property

Horse Facility Features

  • • 36X48 Barn with metal roof
  • • Four 12X12 stalls
  • • All stalls are matted and have center drains
  • • All stalls have automatic waterers with heaters
  • • Interior wash area with central drain and horse vacuum system
  • • Full length loft with feed shoots over each stall
  • • Electric hay elevator
  • • Enclosed Tack room
  • • Enclosed Office
  • • DSL to barn


  • 7 miles to schools
  • 80 miles to airports
  • 14 miles to hospitals
  • 9 miles to shopping
  • 1 miles to trails

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


5501 Tessentee Rd, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina


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