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Stoney Acres Parcel

Bethlehem, Grafton County, NH
03574
Price: $97,000
Acres: 57
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Under Agreement
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Introduction
Location
Access
Site Description
Easement

Introduction

Stoney Acres Parcel is well suited for the potential development of a year-round homestead, vacation home or camp. Highlights include:

  • Large property footprint with excellent access, wildlife habitat and proximity to all the recreational activities the White Mountains have to offer
  • Quiet and private potential home site with developed access
  • Ample acreage with excellent wildlife habitat for hunting and recreation
  • Easily accessible from nearby towns and Interstates 93 and 91.

Location

Stoney Acres Parcel is located in the Town of Bethlehem, situated in north-central New Hampshire. The area is known as one of the gateways to the White Mountain National Forest, with both Franconia Notch State Park and Crawford Notch State Park within 20 miles. Historically, once the railroad came to the area, Bethlehem Village was a summer playground to many of the county’s wealthy families with stately homes and hotels. Today, the region is dotted with homes throughout the countryside, many seeking views of the nearby White Mountains.

Bethlehem Village, home to 970 residents, is located 2.6 miles from the parcel and hosts many inns, a golf club, a theatre and various restaurants.

The larger town of Littleton (population 6,000) is an equal distance to the west and hosts all shopping amenities, including a local food cooperative.

The property offers ease of travel, with I-93 (Exit 40) 1.4 miles from the land and Route 302, a major east-west corridor, 1 mile away. Concord, NH is a 1¼-hour drive, while Boston is a 2½-hour drive.

Access

This 57-acre parcel has boundaries that begin at the end of Stoney Acres Drive, a well-maintained private road, managed under an association agreement.  At the start of the boundary line, an 80’ gravel driveway leads into the property, crossing under power lines and ending at an open gravel area. Given the land’s mostly level terrain, developing a low-cost drive to one of the many possible homesites is likely.

Boundaries are in fair condition.  Some are visible and easy to find, while others take some work to discover. Exact boundaries to the east are in the process of being determined as the owner is in the midst of subdividing 10+ acres from the total acreage of 71.1 acres.

To visit the property, take exit 40 off I-93 and drive 0.9 miles on US 302 East.  Turn left onto Brook Road. Proceed 0.8 miles to Blaney Road. Turn right onto Blaney Road and drive 0.4 miles.  On the right will be Stony Acres Drive.  The property begins at the end of Stony Acres Drive.   

Site Description

The parcel offers extremely flat topography, with elevation between 1,000’ and 1,100’ ASL (above sea level); therefore, nice views in many directions are possible with tree clearing. 

The soils appear to be mostly well drained and exist as a combination of sandy, gravelly and rocky material.  The flat topography is consistent throughout the land, giving the future owner a number of options for future house sites.

The parcel was last harvested in 1990, resulting in a forest that is well stocked with hardwood and softwood species in the pole size class.  With some work, gaps and trails could be created that could result in some enticing recreational and hunting opportunities.

While the land can easily support a year-’round homesite, the property also likely has the potential for subdivision in the future to offset development costs. Further, the land affords a myriad of recreational opportunities given its level terrain which is well suited to trail development.

Easement

The property is subject to a utility easement for the following: New England Telephone, Verizon and PSNTT. Utility lines border the property, as seen on the orthophoto map to the right.

The property has a deed restriction that prevents it from being put to commercial use. Although permitted, the restrictions also dictate the terms of any development of multi-family housing or house lot subdivision. Single family residential use, forestry and recreation are allowed without limitation.

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