Large vegetable garden and orchard with super soils
30 acres of mature hardwood timber
Two acre lake in the lower pasture
30 x 60 metal barn with 7 stalls
Wooden equipment shed with workshop
Well or city water
East border along Old Town Creek
Pastures, ponds, old hardwoods, great garden, fruit trees, barns.
Drive through the overhanging Spanish moss on quiet Double Church Road to a secluded paradise that offers all that’s needed for a quiet, self-sustaining life. A beautiful home and gardens are tucked into the folds of a high ridge, surrounded by fields and forests that tumble down to the broad, rich plain of Old Town Creek. A deeded easement and adjacent land available for lease can effectively double the farm’s size.
Old-fashioned porches welcome visitors to a soaring great room dominated by a massive fireplace. The house is sensibly and conveniently arranged, with a modern kitchen, three bedrooms, two baths and a green room. Beautifully placed windows, overlooking a garden sanctuary, allow cooling breezes to sweep through the house.
The gardens surrounding the house were designed by a well-known garden writer, Camellias, azaleas, palmettoes, roses, daffodils, lilies and ornamentals of all kinds flower all year under the dappled shade of immense trees. Hummingbirds and songbirds flock to the garden in every season.
The house is a comfortable 2080 square feet, and was designed to be warmed by the fireplace in winter, and cooling breezes in the summer. The massive timbers of old central Alabama barns frame the main living areas, and the generous window space in the master bedrooms, master bath and great room offer intimate views of wading birds, deer and other creatures that gather round the pond. The kitchen includes two refrigerators and a new gas stove. Lofts and multiple storage rooms multiply the useable space. Deep, rich well water and municipal water are both available with a flip of the switch.
The vegetable garden, safe to say, is one of the most productive in the Black Belt, producing tomatoes, squash, corn, peas, beans and other produce in such abundance it has become a local legend. It is surrounded by figs, muscadines, peaches, blackberries, pecans, plums and persimmons. A garden shed and well water are within easy access of the garden.
The calcium-rich Black Belt pastures are famous for producing big-boned horses and deer. Red field pastures warm up early and offer abundant grazing in winter and spring. The lower black soil pastures maintain good forage for wildlife and livestock into late summer and fall. The adjacent 60 acres of pasture and forest is available for lease.
A six-stall barn, with feed room, is spacious and sound, with good light and ventilation. A nearby wooden shed and workroom is the working heart of the farm, with equipment storage, woodworking shop, work benches, and a tack room. Cackling hens in the adjacent chicken pens keep the family well supplied.
Deep hardwood cove forests and a major creek surround the pastures, making this property a center for deer, turkey and other wildlife in a region famous for its hunting opportunities. More than 15 species of oaks and an abundance of hickories and beech provide abundant mast year after year. About 30 acres of the property is in large hardwood timber.
The only folks traveling the roads in this part of the world are neighbors, and they’re always glad to offer help when needed.
A large two-acre lake is well stocked, and has the perfect balance of bass and bream for any fisherman.