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Isle La Motte, Grand Isle County , Vermont

hay barn • fenced • second house • lake • 1 barn

Property description

Rare opportunity to own an outstanding very private 100 acre parcel in the Beautiful Lake Champlain Islands. Buildings on the property consist of 2 Homes, a small cottage on the marsh, Barn, Equipment shed, & a 4000 sqft additional structure.
This pristine and extremely private property has 1/2 mile of private lakefront as well as 1/2 mile of main paved road frontage. It is the first property you reach after crossing the causeway onto the Island and directly across Lake Champlain from the Alburgh Golf Links. The lakefront is a mix of marsh with several small islands that have access to the broad lake, wooded wetland comprised of mature maple and other hardwood trees, and a pebble beach at the northeast corner of the property. Cottage on the marsh is a special place to sit and watch the wildlife that inhabits the marsh. Beavers, muskrat, mink, otters, herons, osprey, as well as numerous species of ducks can be seen. Several families of Canadian geese return every year to raise their families. Deer, fox, grouse, woodchecks, bobcats are some of the land animals that live on the property.
The land is not only a nature lovers and conservationist sanctuary, but the numerous hayfields, intermixed with with large mature trees, fenced pastures as well as varoius outbuildings and their unlimited potential make it ready for the gentleman farmer, equestrian, or a beautuful family gathering place!
Recreational features. Boating, swimming, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, walking ,birding, horseback riding, enjoying the outdoors in both winter and summer. Bicycling on the island. Montreal and Burlington Vt within 50 minutes. Skiing in New York or in Vt approx 1.5 hrs away.
Notable points of interest are St Annes' Shrine, and Goodsell Ridge Preserve, a National Historic Landmark, where remains of the oldest coral reefs exist and in the summer months enjoy art exhibits and classical music at the barn . You will find a Post office, 2 churches, library, elementary school and an active historical society on the island.
Samuel de Champlain landed on Isle La Motte in 1609 and a French fort was built in 1666, which is now the site of Saint Annes' Shrine which includes a large open air chapel. The Shrine is perported to have healing properties. Isle La Motte was named after the fort's builder, Pierre da la Motte.
As early as 1832 Island quarries began shipping black marble by barge. The U.S.Capital and National Gallery of Art both have the prized black marble used in them. The Revolutionary War Burying Point was located on this property prior to the headstones and remains being moved across the lake to Alburgh, Vermont when the causeway was constructed.


Home Features

  • Building 1: Single Family Residence: Exterior siding- cedar shingles. Roof:Architectural Asphalt shingles
  • 1st Floor: 1280 sq ft
  • Great room that includes kitchen-with deck off of great room. Dining Room, Half bath. Master
  • bedroom suite w/ cathedral ceiling, Washer/dryer alcove. Office/loft above Master Bedroom.
  • 2nd Floor: 600 sq ft
  • Unfinished. Sheetrock/ Fully insulated/Wired & Ready for 2-3 BR. Roughed in Full Bath.
  • Full walkout basement- Finished. 1/2 Bath. Includes 1 1/2 car garage. In floor radiant heat
  • and wood stove.
  • 200 amp electric service(underrground), Septic system, shallow well
  • Building 2: Small cottage by the marsh-exterior siding-cedar shingles. Roof/Metal/Dk Green/Lg Porch
  • 320 sq ft.--Full bath. Shallow well. Septic system. 100 amp elec service.
  • Building 3: Main structure on property. Exterior siding-cedar wood shingles. 200 amp elec service
  • 1st floor: 3200 sq ft. Radiant heat in floor, used as a fine furniture workshop by current owners. Heat
  • supplied by exterior boiler in a separate building. 1/2 Bath. Lg space that has unlimited
  • possibilities for additional living space.
  • 2nd Floor: 2400 sq ft. Used as current owners furniture showroom and living quarters. Full Bath and
  • Kitchen.
  • 3rd Floor: 1600 sq ft. used as additional showroom space.
  • Lots of potential for this building.
  • Building 4: Large 4000 sq ft 1 1/2 story structure. Concrete floor with radiant in floor pex. 100 amp elec
  • service. Was used as lumber storage and workshop space. Could be converted to no less than
  • 12 horse stalls and tack room.
  • Building 5: 2900 sq ft 1 1/2 story barn used as our sheep barn. Wood siding. concrete floor, elec and
  • water. Could house additional horse stalls.
  • Property is currently enrolled in the Vermont Land Use Program and the Forestry Program
  • Isle La Motte has no zoning or building codes.

Lot Features

  • Property has 1/2 mile Rt 129 Road frontage and 1/2 Mike of Lakefront. Bounded by private property on remaining sides. Slighty rolling land with large mature trees scattered throughout. Open meadows and hay fields. Pasture Land. Fencing. Good dry land-No chemicals have ever been used on this land. Old apple orchard on far southeastern area. Driveway enters on Rt 129 and winds around through property to 2nd home and more open meadows.

Horse Facility Features

  • Ample trails could be established on the property. Existing barn could house stalls and tack room.


  • 3 miles to schools
  • 45 miles to airports
  • 35 miles to hospitals
  • 30 miles to shopping

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


239 Main St, Isle La Motte, Grand Isle County, Vermont


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