If you want privacy and established pasture, check out this 28 acre estate farm, located at the end of a mile-long private road. The land is mainly open, and is set up for cattle with hog-wire fencing, a small pond, and 700ft of frontage on Sugar Creek.
The 4 bedroom/4.5 bath custom brick ranch (1997) has an open floor plan, with 2714sf on the main level and about 1000sf finished in the walkout basement. This is, above all, a practical home with the spaces you need for rural life. The kitchen and great room were designed for feeding and entertaining a large extended family - with a large open flow that can fit multiple tables and living areas. The full masonry fireplace upstairs has never been used! The kitchen is large, with plenty of countertop for several cooks to function, and more cabinets than you can count. The breakfast bar seats 3. Like all good farmhouses, this one has a functional mud/laundry room, located between the garage and kitchen, that includes plenty of cabinets, a wash tub, and a powder room - just shed the muddy boots and clothes before you enter mama’s immaculate kitchen!
The master bedroom is tucked privately behind the garage, and has a walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Down the hall you’ll find another full bathroom and a bedroom. Just ahead, you’ll find a door that opens to the in-law suite, with an open concept kitchen and living room, plus a large bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Even if you don’t the suite now, it will be a terrific extra space for entertaining.
Downstairs you’ll find a family room with masonry fireplace - perfect for cozy winter nights, plus a fourth bedroom and full bath. Don’t overlook the huge storage room. The screen porch runs along the backside of the home, with access from both the main home and the in-law suite.
The grounds around the home are filled with heritage plantings - you’ll enjoy blooms throughout the year. There’s a small field (about 3.5 acres) in front of the home that could easily be fenced for livestock, but the main farm unfolds privately behind the home. The three-bay equipment shed is located on a small knoll overlooking the big fields, and there is a silo for cattle feed. The small pond is perfect for watering the livestock. Sugar Creek is a major creek that eventually flows into nearby Lake Oconee - this farm has about 700ft of frontage on the boundary. Portions of the adjoining lower field have flooded twice in the past 17 years.
Fieldcrest Farms II is a covenanted estate community just five miles east of Historic Madison, and thirty miles south of Athens. Lots range from 15-30 acres, and covenants are family farm friendly.
Are you looking for a vibrant horse community? The Farmgate Report says that almost 11,000 horses - nearly 1 in 10 in Georgia - reside in Morgan and its surrounding counties! Conveniently located about an hour east of metro Atlanta via I-20, the area features rolling farmland and a rural quality of life horse owners find appealing. Morgan County is committed to balanced growth, with more of its land enrolled in the agricultural conservation easement than any county in Georgia. Our 10 Year Comprehensive Plan affirms our commitment to farming, and protects agricultural zoning. We have award winning schools, and a long standing commitment to cultural activities.
Morgan County is the gateway to Georgia’s Lake Country, featuring Lakes Oconee and Sinclair. Lake Oconee is a Top Ten Golf Resort Destination, and offers recreation for the whole family, including boating, fishing, and hunting, as well as equestrian sports.
Farm Maps & Files
From Madison Sq – east on Washington St 1.7mi to stop. Cross by-pass -continue 1.9 mi on Bethany Rd to left on Baldwin Dairy Rd. 1.8mi to Fieldcrest Farms II.