Advent Hill Farm
165 Candlewood Hill Rd, Francestown

$775,000

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Located just two minutes from a country highway on a quiet, dead-end gravel road, Advent Hill Farm is a serious equestrian’s dream farm.  It is privately sited on 105 acres, with 10+ acres open - and most of that is wrapped in solid, permanent fencing.  The balance of the land is protective woodlands and meadow, with extensive onsite trails that were once used for carriage driving.
 
Overlooking the barns is a 3BR/3.5BA 1984 passive solar contemporary that sports its original design and interior.  After all, Advent Hill is all about the horses!  Sitting on the enclosed screen porch, enjoy sweeping views over the pastures and the horses to the views beyond. Designed for passive solar gain, the slate-floored sunroom absorbs the heat of the winter sun, sliders can be opened as far as needed to allow the heat into the tiled kitchen.  The oil-fired Buderus boiler is the home’s central heating source.
 
The main level of the house offers a huge family room (24’ x 26’) between the 3 car garage and the kitchen, complete with a fieldstone fireplace.  The kitchen is an open design with all appliances, including a gas cooktop in the island. From here, enjoy the view through the sunroom and screen porch out to the barns.  The front-to-back living room features another fireplace, built-in bookcases for the avid reader and oodles of space for blue ribbons and equestrian art. There are two bedrooms on this level, the master that looks out over the barns, of course, with its own ¾ bath and a private door into the sunroom for morning coffee.  Across the hall is a 2nd bedroom next to a huge hall bath.
 
Upstairs, find a large loft bedroom with parquet floor, a private, carpeted dressing room/office/exercise area and a full bath.  If this isn’t enough, there’s a big rec room or hobby space with another bath with shower and a 2nd laundry as there are hookups on the main level, as well. It is a perfect place to groom the pups!  A 20KW standby generator will keep the farm running smoothly in the event of a power outage.
 
The house set up would accommodate guests, if needed. Selling a quality horse?  Invite the potential buyer to spend the weekend. Hosting a clinic? Perhaps a friend or two could stay over. 
FOR THE SERIOUS EQUESTRIAN
 
70’ x 168’ Center Hill Barn indoor arena built in 2012
  • Bright aluminum ceiling affords excellent natural lighting
  • Rubber/angular sand footing
  • Fluorescent lighting
 
100’ x 200’ Grass ring adjacent to the indoor arena
 
52’ x 60’ Main Barn
  • 6 – 12’ x 12’ Matted boxstalls w/Dutch doors
  • Unique, matted DOUBLE center aisle – perfect to harness a pair of driving horses or tack up a few horses at once
  • Hot & cold faucets in aisle
  • Well-designed, heated tack room with large, double utility sink and washing machine
  • Huge lounge with cabinetry, sink and breakfast bar
  • ½ Bath
  • Utility/feed room designed for easy unloading of feed and bedding
  • 800-1,000 Bale walk-up hayloft
  • Two attached garage bays with overhead doors with H&C water to double as a wash rack
  • Fire and smoke alarm system
  • Separate sewage holding tank for barn
 
Adjacent 36’ x 45’ Morton barn
  • 7 – 10' x 12' Matted boxstalls
  • Frost-free hydrant
  • Utility area
 
Small Utility Building
  • Yard equipment, gas storage with an off-road diesel tank
The farm improvements consist of 7+ large paddocks, some grass, some not for the chubby ones and the fencing is cedar rail and vinyl. The paddock nearest main barn also has a hydrant.  Interior roadways around the improvements are in excellent condition and double as a great way to leisurely cool your horse down after a workout and/or to train the driving horse.  Into the many acres of woods, there are about 2 miles of trails, according to the owners and off the property are good gravel roads and many nearby horse owners.
 
Advent Hill Farm is ready for its next stewards who will appreciate the privacy, the quality equine improvements and the great opportunity the farm affords. Whether as a private barn, a breeding and training farm or just to share your passion with a few boarders, this is a great opportunity in southern New Hampshire.  By appointment with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice, please.