A retreat, a refuge, a sanctuary are all words that come to mind when describing this property - a rare rural find combining a beautiful home surrounded by 155 acres of pure country bliss. This property will appeal to the discriminating buyer looking for seclusion, complete privacy and a serene environment .the wonderful world of Black Feather Farm. The Approach:Driving down a sparsely populated country road the unassuming gated driveway is your first introduction to this property. The long serpentine driveway takes you past wooded forest, open fields, two horse paddocks with Saratoga fencing, mountain views and a canopy of trees. You know you are arriving at a special place - a place to recharge, a place to renew, a place for family, friends and a place of peace. The House: Built in 1993 the house is harmoniously sited on a small knoll about a 1/3 of the way through the property. The wrap around porch is a perfect place to take advantage of the gorgeous mountain views, views of the spring fed pond and the surrounding forest - a wonderful place for dining al-fresco, quiet conversation or catching up on the latest best seller. The marble tiled entry way opens to a beautiful wood staircase and the open living plan of the living level. Downstairs you'll find the dining room, kitchen, living room, the en-suite master bedroom and a half bath. The comfortable country kitchen features granite counter tops, custom wood cabinets, a Shaw farm sink and stainless appliances. The living room features a wood-burning stove with a floor to ceiling stone chimney with stone from the property. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms and a full bath. Some of the homes amenities are cathedral ceilings, wood & marble floors, a mudroom, a back up generator and full basement that has been plumbed for another bathroom. Adjacent to the house is an oversized two car garage perfect for cars, ATVs, or a small tractor. The house is a wonderful blend of comfort, function and beauty. The Land: This property is an ideal, if not perfect recreational property - the outdoor possibilities are many. Two enclosed horse paddocks will accommodate up to 10 horses - the run-in shed adds to the functionality for the equestrian. One of the defining features of the land is the spring fed pond which is home to small mouth bass and a magnet for area wildlife. The pond is sited within the view-shed of the homes porch and is a great place to begin a hike around the property. The current owners have created, maintained and named an extensive system of trails giving access to much of the 155 acres. The trails take you though open meadows & fields, through woodland forest, and more access via horse, ATV, snowmobile, on foot or even a mountain bike. The forest boast many kinds of trees including birch, oak, cherry, hickory and more. A unique portion of the property is the nearly 11 acres of protected wetlands that is home to waterfowl and will be a draw to the naturalist or avian enthusiast. An added feature to the property is a small shale pit where fossils have been found .a great place for discovery for young and old alike. And More .The property is adjacent The Mallet Pond State Forest - a State forest with over 2500 acres at your disposal. The owners have rented out land for country weddings to rave reviews - given the quiet location, the gorgeous natural setting who wouldn't want to be married here? Whether you are an esquestrian, a naturalist, a hunter, an outdoor enthusiast this a property worth investigating.