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Old Farmstead Forest Lot 4

Springfield, Windsor, VT
Price: $143,000
Acres: 27
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Available
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Site Description


Old Farmstead Forest is an opportunity to purchase three different parcels which are part of a large 151-acre property.  The farmland itself has been in the same family for over 100 years, and they’ve been very good stewards of their forest land.  These parcels could be purchased as one or as separate pieces as state and town subdivision permits are in place.

Key property highlights include:

  • There are fields to build a house or camp on each of the three parcels;
  • There is a driveway RoW into Lot 1 and Lot 4 from a paved road, and Lot 2 is directly on a paved road;
  • Old stone walls are found on all three parcels;
  • There are views of distant and local mountains including Mt. Ascutney;
  • Excellent wildlife viewing or hunting with deer, moose, grouse, and bear all present;


Old Farmstead Forest is located on Massey Road in the southeastern section of Springfield, close to the borders of Chester, Grafton and Rockingham. Interstate 91 is only a 10-minute drive from the properties. Boston, Massachusetts, is a 2 1/2-hour drive, Hartford, Connecticut, is 2 hours south, and New York City is just over 4 hours away.  There are plenty of amenities and services in Springfield including restaurants, shopping, and a hospital. There are ski areas nearby with Magic Mountain Ski Area 30 minutes away, and Stratton Mountain Resort and Bromley Mountain about a 45-minute drive.  There are also many nice back roads leading to quaint village towns like Grafton, Brownsville and Londonderry.


The access to all three parcels is off paved Massey Road in southwest Springfield Vermont.  Lots 1 and 4 both share a right of way just after the house at 563 Massey Road, which is approximately 1/3 of a mile long.  This is an old farm road and has been mowed and kept open for many years. The ROW is 50’ wide to allow for the installation of utilities either above or below ground.  Lot 2 access is just before 397 Massey Road and has utilities at the street. Fountains Land signs are on the road.

Site Description

Lot 4 has a five-acre field that is at the end of the property's boundary with Lot 1, with the rest of the land being forested east of the field.  There is plenty of room for a house on the level field to be built with local views to the east and north.  Part of this 27-acre parcel has 10 acres of forest that have about 80% sugar maples with an even age class of about 100 years.  This could potentially be a small hobby sugarbush with easy access from the ROW.  There is evidence of the old farm on this Lot with stone wall borders and the remains of an old farm road in the forest.  Mostly level terrain with a few small hills makes this easy to walk through.  You could build in the open upper field or maybe have a homesite lower on the access road in the maple forest.  Utilities are on Massey Road, and the ROW is 50’ wide allowing for power to be brought into the property. This Lot abuts Lot 1 and could be purchased together to make one large parcel.

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