"Stonehaven Farm" ~ 7.8 acres of "Heaven on Earth", 5 minutes from Doylestown
Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Stonehaven Farm ~ Secluded and quiet, set back from the road is this 7.8-acre gentleman's farm located in Buckingham Township, yet 5-minutes from Doylestown. The property is surrounded by 90+ acres of tree nursery and woods that is permanently preserved open-space, offering complete tranquility and privacy.
This historic Joseph Fell property was built in three sections — circa 1730, with additions in 1810 and 1846. Much of the original charm has been well maintained in the exposed beams, deep windowsills, built-ins, pumpkin pine and oak random-width flooring, pie stair cases, and exposed stone walls.
Enter the home through a transformed porch, now a sunlit expansive family room with exposed stone walls, full-length Pella windows, and radiant heat flooring. This flows in to the updated kitchen with some period details such as a walk-in fireplace, original doors with strap hinges, and original kitchen “slop sink”. From here, enter the formal dining room with original built-ins, and a den, both adorned with corner fireplaces. Next, you’ll enter the center hallway at the end of which is a powder room. At the far end, and newest section of the house is the formal living room with another fireplace, and built-ins surrounding it.
The second floor offers four generously sized bedrooms with ample closets in each, exposed beam ceilings in two of the rooms, a dressing area with walk-in closet, and 2 full baths. A pie-back circular staircase allows access to the attic that extends the entire length of the house.
The exterior of the property offers a stone and timberframe carriage barn that was completely renovated in 2010 using hand-hewn posts and beams and pegged construction, and offers two oversized vehicle bays, each with strap-hinged garage doors , and storage overhead, currently used for storing hay. Space could allow it to be transformed to an art or music studio if so desired. Additionally, the carriage barn has been sectioned off, and contains three horse stalls with dutch door exits directly to the outdoors. More storage can be found in the 19’ x 22’ cinderblock barn.
Outside, but attached to the home you will find a screened-in porch for your al fresco dining, while taking in the views of your horses grazing, the flowers in the many perennial garden beds, an original springhouse, and the deer & wildlife that come out to graze later in the afternoon.
Additional notations: The home’s roof, underlying (wood) and insulation, has been entirely replaced with Pennsylvania slate shingles and watershield, and raised-seam copper roofing, all completed approximately 12 years ago. The electric in this home was completely re-wired for 200-amp service 11 years ago. Horse accommodations include 3 stalls, 2 slip-board and wire mesh fenced pastures, one with a run-in shed, and riding area.
This pastoral setting offers easy access to Doylestown, Philadelphia, and New York City, with the privacy and tranquility typically only available in a country setting. Property includes two separate parcels, with a separate residence on the 2nd parcel, suitable for additional storage or can be renovated as a guest house or in-law suite.
Come see, and experience the beauty of Stonehaven Farm for yourselves. Please contact the owners at (215) 325-9876 (leave a message, we'll return your call), or email: "ThisOld3703Farm@comcast.net" for more information.