368 Bailey Rd, Sterling, CT 06354

Property for Sale in Connecticut

Price

$2,950,000

Property Summary+

BACKROUND

The Country Estate at Falls Creek Farm was established in 1987. Previously it had been a horse farm called Forest Cabin Farm, before that a Sportman’s Club, called The Nutmeg Club and a small farm under various ownership since the late 1600’s. The farm is surrounded by Pachaug State Forest onthree sides and the western property line sits on the Connecticut and Rhode Island State line. Over the years the current owners have done extensive renovation to the main residence and other residential dwellings on the property as well as the making continual improvements to the facilities and grounds throughout the ongoing expansion of the property.

LOCATION

Address: 368 Bailey Rd, Oneco, CT 06354
Legal Description: Contact Agent
Property ID’s: 1717240, 1717241, 1717242,
1717243, 1717248, 1717249, 1718710, 1717262

SIZE & RESTRICTIONS

Acres: 345 (+/-)
Typography: Level, irregular, slopping, wooded, ponds
Zoning: There are no zoning regulations in the town of Sterling. Contact the Town of Sterling for more information
Wetlands & Restrictions: Yes – Contact Agent
Parking: There is adequate parking and land area to support additional parking. There are also camper hook ups where trailers can park / camp during weekend equestrian events

PROPERTY TYPE

Description: Estate (Main Residence) and Equestrian Farm, along with a private golf course, worship facility – The Chapel, three single – family homes, a two‐family home (duplex), an industrial building, equestrian arena, main heated stable, various other stables and outbuildings, and farm land.

ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS

Description: Beautiful stonewalled English Garden, rose garden, several decorative stone walls , extensive patio for outdoor entertainment, decorative rail fencing around property, various corrals and paddocks throughout property, Elaborate stone pillars at main entrance.

UTILITIES

Water: Well on property
Utilities: Electricity and Gas – Propane
Sewer: Septic required

FEATURES

Acreage: Over 240 acres of undeveloped land, evergreens and woodlands (over 40 feet), pastoral land, open fields, dirt roads
Ponds: Three large ponds purposefully created out of natural waterways
Recreation: Horseback riding, snowmobiling, ATV, Fishing, Skit shooting, hunting, equestrian, weddings, outdoor concerts, corporate events, camping… great for fun filled activities or relaxation

Main Residence+

MAIN RESIDENCE

6 BEDS • 8 BATHS • 8,939 SF • The Main Residence provides an exceptional living experience and privacy while offering delightful guest accommodations. Throughout the home, careful attention has been paid to detail and finish work. The home is divided into three sections: The left wing features a luxurious master suite that opens to a rose garden, exercise room, home office and adjacent conference room; a central area provides a spacious great room with vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen and wine cellar; the right wing has three guest suites leading to an indoor/outdoor entertainment area with a 15 x 40 ft. infinity pool, full wet bar, conservatory, fireplace and full bathroom. The 1200 sq.ft. outdoor patio sites adjacent to the rose garden overlooking the English garden and well-manicured lawn.  Details             

ROSE GARDEN

The main residence’s lovely rose garden sits in a protected area, centered by a granite fountain and surrounded by multiple varieties of roses. The garden is located directly off the master suite, accessible through stylish patio doors to the adjacent outdoor entertainment area. A traditional wooden picket fence further bounded by boxwoods guard the area with an arbor gate leading to the outdoor deck. 

English Garden+

ENGLISH GARDEN

Surrounded by granite stone this beautiful garden was inspired and influenced by time spent on the English countryside. The artistry, attention to detail and carefully planned design is evident in the gardens symmetry, walkways, manicured lawn, aesthetic qualities and outdoor rooms. This majestic garden is enclosed by a perfectly engineered granite stone wall, laid dry without mortar, in the ancient technique. The six feet high wall runs roughly 300 feet east-west and extends another 300 feet north-south with a return east-west. The western edge is a 25-foot high granite escarpment, which blends well with the wall stone and granite.  Details

Guest Lodge+

GUEST LODGE

3 BEDS • 3 BATHS • 2,500 SF • Newly renovated, the Guest Lodge is a log cabin style home sitting in a picturesque location surrounded by nature, ponds and multiple paddocks. The lodge filled with windows throughout offers an abundance of natural light and a feeling of being with nature inside or out. Many well-appointed features and a large stone fireplace offer cozy comfort and lots of space. The reconditioned home has not been not been lived in and still needs a kitchen to be complete. The lodge includes a 1,400± sq.ft. lean-to shed and a 2,190 sq.ft. six stall heated barn.  Details

Equestrian Components+

MAIN STABLE

The Main Stable, a 15,855 sq.ft. steel frame structure with wood trusses is finished with classic red cedar shingles and is divided into three sections. Central Stall Section: This area has a vaulted ceiling with center skylights and a concrete floor. There are 17 heated stalls with clay lined floors, a secure tack room and washing stall. Outer Stall Section: This area, west of the main section, has 12 additional unheated stalls that are blocked off seasonally by a folding door. Round Pen Section: This area has a dock and feed loft and features a 60′ indoor round pen arena with wood paneled walls, thermal pane windows, a windowed turret and high bay halogen fixtures.  Details

INDOOR ARENA

The indoor arena has clear span construction, a metal roof with skylights, corrugated wall panels, high-bay halogen lights, stables and finished areas on the north and east side of the arena. The building has approximately 100 stalls and the arena measures 18,000± sq.ft. (180’ x 100’). The building supporting the area is 26,000 (+/-) sq.ft. plus the outside stalls and concession area with BBQ pit and picnic area for a total of 37,500± sq.ft.. Additional amenities include a lounge/restaurant, bleachers, announcer’s booth, tack room, shower stall and several buildings for equipment and storage.  Details

EQUINE BUSINESS

Falls Creek Farm (FCF) is known as New England’s “Showplace for Horses”. Each year thousands of equestrians make their way to this beautiful facility to demonstrate their horse skills in various disciplines. There are two types of show held at the property. The FCF Quarter Horse shows run under authority of The American Quarter Horse Association and other association shows that lease the facilities to run their own events. FCF also maintains a licensed food booth selling snacks, light meals and beverages during all shows. Customers can board their horses under the aegis of a resident trainer, a sub-lessee of FCF that has an independent relationship with the customers that wish to have their horses boarded and trained at FCF.  Details

The Chapel+

THE CHAPEL

The Chapel was constructed out of granite stone masonry, native timber with no visible mortar and a quarried slate tile roof. The structure is an original design which includes a gathering area, basement for storage with a wood fire stove and wine cellar. The entryway features four stately columns that support an overhang above the front entry of 480 SF and provides a large arched doorway centered with a wooden double door leading into the structure. In the rear of the building there is a large cathedral window and three windows that line each side of the structure along with wrought iron candle chandelier’s and glass incased candles lining the walkway and windows.  Details

Acreage & Ponds+

ACREAGE & PONDS

There are approximately 240 acres of undeveloped land. The remaining acreage consists of woodlands, land to support evergreens grown on site, wetlands and land previously used for agriculture. There are several dirt roads that traverse the property and three large ponds created out of a natural water course that flows through the property. Numerous elaborate stone walls have been built on the property. Multiple corrals, open space, natural landscape and numerous paddocks come together to create a wonderful atmosphere.  Details

Golf Course+

GOLF COURSE

The Paddocks at Falls Creek Farm was at one time a nine-hole golf course, designed and developed by the current owner. Due to disuse and changes to the property it is thought that only six of the original nine holes (with irrigation system in place) can be revitalized. Also there is a notional routing plan for the replacement of the par-4; 5th, par-4; 6th and par-5; 7th holes.  Details

 

THE PADDOX AT FALLSCREEK FARM

 

1st Hole – 349 – Par 4 ► Edgewood

2nd Hole – 275 – Par 4 ► The Downs

3rd Hole – 130 – Par 3 ► Island

4th Hole – 245 – Par 4 ► Bob’s Way

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8th Hole – 311 – Par 4 ► Carson’s Brook

9th Hole – 344 – Par 4 ► The Rock

Additional Housing+

COLONIAL STYLE HOUSE

4 BEDS • 2 BATHS • 2,452 SF • The Colonial home is built over a full basement with four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, hardwood floors, a fireplace and a good quality kitchen with granite countertops. The home features a wraparound porch, detached over sized two car garage, and two freestanding large plastic hoop greenhouses.

CAPE STYLE HOUSE

3 BEDS • 2 BATHS • 1,545 SF • The wood framed Cape style home is built above an oversized basement with a two car garage. The home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and features a decorative fireplace in the living room with a first floor master bedroom. Walk out to a sunroom filled with a wall of thermal pane slider from the eat-in kitchen.

TWO-FAMILY HOME

2 BEDS • 1 BATHS • 780 SF (x2) • The two-family home consists of 1,560 sq.ft. (each unit is appx. 780 sq.ft.). Each with the same layout, two bedrooms, a full kitchen, living room, full bathroom and washer-dryer hook-up in the basement with direct access from each unit. The basement is concrete and unfinished. Central oil-fired heating system generates both hot water and radiant heat. Gravel parking is adjacent to the house.

CARE-TAKER UNIT

2 BEDS • 1 BATHS • 1,500 SF • The Care Taker Unit is attached to the storage area of the main stables with access to a two-car garage. The unit has two-bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, living room, mudroom with washer and dryer hook-ups and has oil based central HVAC. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, carpeting and a fireplace create a warm, comfortable living area.

IN-LAW APARTMENT

The in-law apartment is located in the back of the main residence. The apartment has a large living area, kitchenette, bathroom and fireplace. The unit has sky lights, French doors opening to an outdoor patio, a washer-dryer hook up and is fully air-conditioned with an oil heat system.

 

Housing Details

Packhouse+

PACKHOUSE

The 6,750 SF, pre-fabricated, steel structure was built in 2006 with four overhead doors, two large drive-in doors, a dock and a delivery door. An enclosed equipment repair shop is located in the back of the building. The exterior wall heights are approximately 16 feet and include a finished area, a full commercial kitchen, restroom and walk-in cooler.  Details

Water Resource+

WATER RESOURCE

In 2003, in anticipation of future domestic and commercial needs for water, Falls Creek Farm installed a Water Resource Facility consisting of a source, storage and distribution system constituting a Public water supply for use at the farm.

 

Falls Creek Farms water system was approved as a public water system PWSID: CT1360144 by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health on October, 23 2003.

 

The system may be described as follows:

SOURCE Well – A

Depth   –   380 feet

Casing  –   50 feet

Diameter –  6”

Yield   –  25 GPM

 

Currently there is a 4 inch 230 V submersible pump producing 19.5 GPM on demand into the water storage facility.

 

Storage Tanks:

Tank 1 = 10,000 gallons

Tank 2 = 5,000 gallons

 

Tanks and the distribution head is housed in the water resource building which is kept secure and well light inside and out. The building is also insulated and heated to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, as a minimum, by a dedicated propane system. There is a back-up generator with automatic transfer switch installed in the event of main power failure.

 

Tank 1: Which is the auxiliary tank can be taken offline during periods of low usage. The storage tanks are connected to the source and the distribution system.

 

Tank 2: Is a 5,000 gallon main tank which is used in-line to provide water directly into the main distribution line. It is the only tank in the winter during periods of low utilization.

 

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: Main Line is an 8” diameter poly pipe approved for public water systems that is buried to an average depth of 5.5 feet. It runs from the Water Storage Facility eastwards toward Bailey Road which it crosses and continues in a straight line from the Round Pen to the Pack House, along Griffin Lane. There are 3 Fire Hydrants positioned along the way; one on Bailey Rd.; one at the Round Pen; and one near the Pack House. These Hydrants do not have enough water pressure for direct firefighting purposes.

 

The pack house has pressure boosting pumps for the further distribution of water within that building and further to; the Foreman’s house and the duplex.

 

There is a pressure booster pump located in the arena which services that building and further; the camper hook-ups and the lodge which is serviced by a smaller gauge distribution trunk line.