One of the rarest things to find within 2 hours of metro Atlanta is more than 100 acres of pasture land, suitable for cattle. With beef prices sky rocketing and land prices still depressed, it’s the perfect time to invest in a cattle farm. It takes experience and years to develop a farm of this caliber - completed Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) programs support best practices in grazing, soil conservation, and water quality protection. With roughly 140 acres of fenced pasture, the farm is set up for both pasture rotation and hay production.
The 3287sf farmhouse (2000) has three bedrooms and three full baths, and was designed for farm living. With rocking chair porches on two sides you can catch sunrise and sunset over the expansive fields. The kitchen is the heart of this home - nicely appointed with quality cabinets made in a local shop, easy care wilsonart countertops, and space for many cooks. The electric wall oven, combination convection/microwave, and gas cooktop provide all the right options for baking and meal preparation. With a center island and wrap around breakfast bar, food prep will be a delight. The breakfast room is very bright, with a bay window and wonder views across the farm. The mud room area is conveniently located next to the attached 2 car garage, and includes a laundry area and full bath - perfect for cleaning up after a hard day’s work. The dining room has plenty of space to expand your table for more guests. Relax in the comfortable living room - readers will love the built-in book case. The main level master bedroom suite spans the width of the home, with a bedroom large enough to include a sitting area. The master bath is lovely, including a jetted tub and tiled shower. Upstairs you’ll find very large rooms, with two bedrooms and a shared full bath covering about 1200sf. The bath is well appointed, with a second jetted tub, tiled shower, and a pair of vanities.
The well maintained home is low maintenance brick, with a newer architectural roof and three super-efficient Trane HVAC units that are just 4 years old.
Working farms need outbuildings, this farm is very well setup. The 80x100 shop has about 2000sf enclosed, with a large clear span shop space plus a kitchen prep room and powder room. There’s room to keep all your farm implements under cover - or host a large party without worrying about rain! The horse barn is 36x50, with three stalls plus a tack/fee room and shavings bay - the current owners are raising puppies, so the barn has been modified to add a puppy room. The haybarn is 50x100, and located safely away from the homestead. All of the barns have metal roofs and siding, for low maintenance.
Water supply is always a concern on farms - in addition to the 7 automatic waterers, this farm has two stocked ponds, plus a deep well with more than 80gpm flow, located in the front hay field. One project the current owner has contemplated is grading an irrigation pond, supported by the super well - that could boost hay cuttings from the current 2-3 per year depending on rainfall, to a steady 5 cuttings annually.
The land is level, and set up in a variety of fields with gates positioned to allow easy rotational grazing. There are 7 automatic waterers in place, with heavy use areas constructed to prevent erosion. Several wildlife areas have been fenced off, including the larger stocked pond. There’s a gas pipeline crossing the farm - this area has been overplanted with native grasses and perennials and is lovely when in bloom. The farm is 190 acres in total, with about 140 acres in fenced pasture and hayfields.
The farm is located in Elberton, just 40 miles from Athens and Anderson, SC, and 12 miles from the Arrowhead Point Golf Course on 26,000 acre Lake Russell. You’ll find a public access boat ramp just 5 miles away.