Come home to Sunset Farm - this cottage home with finished basement on 10 diverse acres is the perfect rural retreat. The home has three bedrooms and three full baths, plus a lovely screened porch with hot tub overlooking the pasture. Vaulted ceilings, tall windows, and an open floor plan give an airy feel to this home. The great room spans the depth of the home, with room for two complete seating areas. The dining area has room for a farmhouse table seating 8 or more. The well-laid out kitchen has plenty of oak cabinets and counterspace, plus a deep farm sink. The master bedroom is tucked privately away to the left, and has a private bath and its own balcony overlooking the pasture. The main level also has a second bedroom and full bath plus laundry closet. Downstairs you’ll find a third bedroom with full bath, an office nook, and a large family room featuring three walls of cubbys and bookshelves. The cottage has nearly 2100sf of beautifully appointed space on two levels. Note the landscaping details - wood lined drive with #8 gravel, steps leading to the garage, patio. The 16’x 32’ pool with two-tier deck is perfect for entertaining.
You’d be hard pressed to find 10 acres with so many natural attributes - soaring hardwoods, fruit trees, fenced pasture, clear flowing Wildcat Creek, and, of course, the incredible sunsets. Farm fresh eggs are easy with your custom coop with ten laying boxes and pen. The duck pond has three fountains, and is stocked with minnows and blue gills, and there is a small Koi pond, plus twelve raised beds, fenced to protect your crops. Throughout the year something will always be in bloom - you have knockout roses galore, a lovely gardenia bush and angel trumpet near the screen porch, plus daffodils, tulips, iris, hyacinth, morning glories, wisteria, and more.
The property is set up for horse keeping, with 2 acres of fenced pasture, a 60’ round pen, and a 2 stall pole barn with solar lighting. Old logging roads cross the property, making rides throughout your land a real pleasure.
Sunset Farm is just 5 minutes from downtown Watkinsville and the UGA Equestrian Center, and about 15 minutes from the University of Georgia campus in Athens. Watkinsville’s unique eateries and creative arts spaces have earned it the title “ Artland of the South”. Progressive Farmer consistently gives Oconee County a top spot in its list of "Best Places to Live" in the US, citing its outstanding schools, FFA, and 4-H programs. Oconee County has also been called one of the top places to retire, with easy access to arts and culture in nearby Athens, Watkinsville, and Madison, and excellent medical facilities nearby. Oconee County property taxes are quite reasonable averaging just under $1000 per year per $100,000 in assessed value. Sunset Farm is enrolled in the Conservation Use program through 2015, saving you nearly $2,000 per year in property taxes.