Incredible Western NC Estate for Sale with Excellent Equestrian Potential!
Leicester, Buncombe County, North Carolina
Perfectly set on +-65 acres with ideal topography, rolling pastures, and long-range views, this exceptional gated estate offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity only 20 minutes from Asheville NC! Owned by the same family since the '80s, this property has been designed and expanded upon over time to accommodate larger groups for gatherings, weddings, and celebrations of time well spent in the mountains.
The property features 3 homes that all offer private quarters, sweeping views, and bespoke living. The spacious brick main home offers excellent central entertaining spaces, a cooks kitchen perfect for entertaining, a recreational room with bar and built-in storage, 4 bedrooms each with ensuite baths, expansive outdoor deck spaces, ample storage, and more. A four bedroom modular cabin of good quality is ideally placed with private setbacks from the main house, easy driveway access, and outstanding views over rolling pastures to the East. A charming cottage surrounded by garden spaces also features privacy, easy access, and the same outstanding views. Other improvements include a large working barn, a tennis court area, an in-ground pool with solar water heating system, multiple outbuildings, fire pits, a gazebo with built-in BBQ smoker, and a custom built chapel.
The beautiful grounds have been maintained and enhanced by caretaker for over 30 years. Land features include multiple pockets of rolling pastures, an established gravel and soil roadbed network offering easy access throughout the property, a trail network that winds through the pastures and woodlands, abundant wildlife, sweeping mountain views, a spring, ornamental trees, and gated security from three different private access points.
This one-of-a-kind property is suitable for many different uses. A most perfect use would be for an equestrian estate, where one could utilize the different pastures to allow space to roam for beloved horses. Other ideal uses include a private estate, family compound; residential development, retreat center, events venue, livestock and cattle farm, vacation rental complex, subdivision, or your vision!
The prime location is only 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, and the closest grocery store is only 10 minutes away. The Asheville Regional Airport is only 40 minutes away. The property offers easy access from a paved and state-maintained road. From the main entry, the paved driveway gently climbs to the ridge line where the houses and improvements are set. The driveway and access is ideal for ease of use by horse trailers and hauling larger equipment.
All considered, this spectacular property offers an uncommon combination of features that offer significant value to a new buyer. Don't miss this opportunity to acquire a legacy property that will surely be enjoyed for years to come by friends, family, and guests alike.
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