Large country house in Franklin, Quebec, an hour's drive from downtown Montreal, 40 minutes to the Mercier Bridge.
A rare location on the hill with a view of the St. Lawrence Valley and Mount Royal and the skyscrapers on the horizon. In the Monteregie Region, Chateauguay Valley, MRC Haut St. Laurent.
High-speed Internet access.
Ideal for artist, equestrian, hobby farmer, woodsman, naturalist, professional, retiree or urban commuter.
102.5 acres of fields, orchards and forest, natural springs.
Ecological zone of old growth hemlock forest with rare amphibians and maple-beech forest habitat being protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
3,000-tap sugarbush with "quota" (5,063 lbs.) required to sell syrup, rented annually to neighbour ($4,000 rental income each year).
Approx. 1,500 semi-dwarf apple trees: varieties include Vista Bella, Paula Red, McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Spartan.
House: 4 bedrooms , heated with electric baseboard plus a new woodstove in the basement.
New septic tank and leach field.
Huge hardwood-floor studio above garage with view of Valley.
4 barns attached together, new roof.
Mature hemlock forest with sections of mixed birch and poplar and maple.
Man-made irrigation pond approx. 100m x 15m.
Old sugar shanty in the forest renovated into rustic bunkhouse.
Old wood-frame milkhouse for playhouse.
Farm equipment negotiable:
John Deere tractor 1976 with front end hydraulic loader, 2 Bush Hog mowers, hay wagon and plow, harrow, disks, implements, front and rear forks....
Maple syrup pumps, boosters, press, barrels, evaporator, stainless steel storage tanks, 30 aluminum buckets, etc. Over $3,000 recent improvements to pipeline and "health" spouts.
Apples: picking bags, 20-bushel bins, aluminum ladders, 3 cider presses, etc.
We are fortunate to have a low property assessment value
and thus relatively low taxes:
Evaluation of land $133,200
Evaluation of buildings $53,500
Municipal taxes $1,964
School taxes $253
Property size 102.5 acres with 959.91 foot frontage
Registering a farm business avoids payment of GST and QST.
Description of the site:
The property is included in the green zone for the protection of agricultural land and the house benefits from a residential acquired right under the regulations of this law for 5000 square meters.
Area: 40.97 hectares of which approximately 10.16 hectares half in fields and half in orchards with approx. 1,200 trees semi-dwarf and a few standards divided into separate lots, 30.81 hectares in mixed forest about 66% hemlock and 33% maple with approx. 2,800 taps.
Soil is sandy loam and loamy sand, sloping to the northwest. Good fertility.