Quinte, On. real estate agent: Your Horses will Love This Place, and it's only $339,000

Your Horses will Love This Place, and it's only $339,000

16882 Telephone road

MLS: 2121846
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 1
Partial Baths: 1
Sq ft: 1400
Lot Size: 35 acres
Style: 2 story
Garage: 1 Car+
Heat Source: Oil
Taxes: $0.00

Looking For The Right Place For You And Your Horses? Look No Further.

This 35 acre property is less than an hour and fifteen minutes drive away from the G.T.A. and only five minutes from the 401.

Where do I start?

I will start with the house. Originally built in 1901, this three bedroom farmhouse features a large country kitchen and eating area that is the centre of activity in the home. Everything has been lovingly restored by the current owners and the wiring, plumbing, electric fixtures and windows have all been updated in the last few years as has the oil heating system. Visitors will be impressed with the gleaming hardwood floors throughout as well as the attention to detail that is displayed throughout.

Improvements to the house in the last ten years include a new gable roof and trusses, new drywall, vapor barriers and insulation as well as the new board and batten siding that makes the house stand out. Despite all of the upgrades and improvements, this house has really maintained an old farmhouse feel to it. It's like having the best of both worlds.

The barn is what really captures people's attention as they first drive up the driveway. This barn was built in 1870 and still stands in perfect working order today (after a lot of work by the current owners). The foundation has been completely restored and I can honestly say that this is one of the sturdiest barns I have ever been in. This building is as fully functional today as it was when it was built 142 years ago. Not only does the barn have stalls a working area and a tack room for the horses, there is the entire top floor left for storing hay and just about anything else you would want stored.

The structure itself measures 30 x 60, so it's a full sized barn. the lower level of the barn has an additional workshop with two distinct working areas. This workshop area has it's own propane heating system so it can be used year round.

The detached two-story garage is also a very useful building that combines form and function. It's large enough to store all the toys you might need to explore your new 35 acre property.

Last, but not least of the buildings on the property is the summer home. This three season board and batten sided structure is the perfect place to spend those warm summer nights. kids will be delighted when they stay over and discover that they have their own sleeping area. Everybody loves a bunkie in the summer.

Oh wait, there's one more building, but it doesn't get used that much, you will find a fully functional ventilated outhouse behind the barn. This is more of a conversation piece, but it does work.

Now for the property itself......., it has just about everything a horse (or human) could want. Naturally horses will like the riding trails that meander through the land as well as the four pastures and the riding enclosure. The trails run through three different ridges, a stream, many different variety of trees, sand dunes, a beaver pond and other natural delights. On any given day one can run across wild turkey, deer, foxes, beavers, rabbits and dozens of other smaller species of mammals and amphibians. You will have to look at the pictures to appreciate the diversity that can be found on this single property.

If you are interested in this Quinte Real Estate listing (mls # 212846), call Malcolm Johnston at the Trenton Century 21 office, 1 888 792 5499.

Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate. Ltd.
441 Front Street
Trenton K8V 6C1

Phone: Office: 613.392.2511
Fax: 613.392.9385
Comment balloon 13 commentsMalcolm Johnston • March 21 2012 02:17PM


This property is chock full of country charm, Malcolm - and for the acreage and price, amazingly close to the city!  Gotta love a property with a great riding trails...AND a functional outhouse!

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) almost 7 years ago

No crap Karen, you gotta love the outhouse.

Thanks Barbara, this one is a real attention getter.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 7 years ago

Malcolm - This strikes me as quintessential Upper Canada.  What a beautiful property - I love the country kitchen!  Someone will be very lucky to own this home.

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) almost 7 years ago

Malcolm, what a great property.  The character of the barn shines through.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

Malcolm - That's a very thoughtful description of the property, and the grand old barn wears her age very well.  It's amazing what a little restoration will do for a structure.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 7 years ago

Wow Malcolm!  That is a fabulous listing and the photos are well done as well...good luck with a quick sale to a new lucky owner!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTORĀ®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 7 years ago

Sally, you're right, it is a very Upper Canada kind of property. We have a lot of them around here.

Thanks Chris, this is a great property indeed.

Norma, it is amazing. The present owners have done a fabulous job, they have worked very hard.

Kristin, thanks, and yes, whoever buys this is going to be a very lucky owner.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 7 years ago

Malcolm, it looks like a great property. Lots of charm. Good luck with the sale.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) almost 7 years ago


Very nice and very charming. This would make a great weekend retreat too, ideal for someone from the City, and closer than Muskoka.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) almost 7 years ago

This property sounds very intriguing Malcolm, with a functional outhouse and beaver pond! Looks good and has a beautiful setting. Good luck

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

This is an exceptional property with room to grow and priced to sell! The best to you Malcolm in getting it SOLD!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) almost 7 years ago

I love this place.  It is better than any of those HG Dream Homes!  I want to stay in the summer house.  This is too cool, Malcolm.


And, the taxes are pretty sweet, too!

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) almost 7 years ago

Wow, so much land comes with this home.  I have a similar sized home here for sale with the same price point. Difference is I have 2 bathrooms and .3 of a n acre and you have 35 acres and 1 bathroom.  We live in markedly different locations.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) almost 7 years ago