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Mark and Nancy Johnson’s 18 Acre Farm is On the Market!

Our friends and neighbors, Mark and Nancy Johnson, have listed their beautiful farm on the market.  The farm is about 5 minutes from ours, and in great proximity to all things equestrian in Chester County.

Listing Information:

A very special place for the equine/animal/country enthusiast. This 18 acre farmette is heaven. Lovingly cared for and so enjoyed by its present owners. But now it is time for them to move on. This very unusual southern Chester County equestrian property is composed of 2 separately deeded parcels — a 6.9-acre piece on which the house, barn, paddocks and riding arena are located; and an adjoining 11+-acre lot which has a 40’ x 80’ utility building on it.

The property is very private, yet is an easy commute to Wilmington, Lancaster and Philadelphia (train service in nearby Parkesburg).

Boasting unequaled views, this custom built home is a manageable size at 3,584 sq. ft, yet has enviable features like an indoor swim spa pool adjacent to the sunken great room with cathedral ceiling, post & beam construction and a wet bar.

The interior features a living room, with wood burning fireplace, office, powder room, country kitchen with brick flooring, granite countertops, new appliances, large pantry and access to a 20′ x 30′ deck that overlooks the barn, riding arena and pastures. There are three bedrooms two full bathrooms and two half baths. There is bonus room off of the master bedroom that could be used as a fourth bedroom.

A finished lower level includes an outside entrance, recreational room, a billiards room with built-in seating, partial bath, unfinished utility and laundry room.

The home is beautifully landscaped with a variety of mature trees – various oaks, birch, and apple trees. Recently trimmed large white pines line the entrance affording privacy and a majestic look. Springtime blossoms with beautiful mature plantings, including a spectacular Magnolia adjacent to the barn. A paved circular driveway features an entrance to the home and barn that is wide enough to handle large deliveries and trailers.

The back of the house features subtle solar panels providing major energy savings.

Equestrian Features:

Exceptionally well-built and insulated, the barn (36’ x 36’) stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The barn features five stalls with hot and cold water, a wide aisle and a large tack room. Attached to the barn is a shop area(24’ x 24‘) with garage doors that opens into the barn and outside. This area can be converted into more stalls.

Above the barn is a large loft for hay storage, plus a lovely spacious efficiency apartment that can be used as a rental or caretaker. It has a living/sleeping area, full bath, kitchen, washer and dryer.

The Ringmaster Riding arena is built with sand/rubber footing The ring is approximately 90’ x 175’ and is perfect for schooling at home.

Paddocks: There are four paddocks. Two large paddocks each have Nelson automatic waterer, access to run-in shed and large shade trees. An additional smaller paddock with a run in shed is off to the side of the barn. The fourth paddock is off to the side of the house. It includes an additional utility building with a divided two stall shed attached.

The adjoining 11 acre parcel has a 40′ x 80′ Pole barn
with full ceiling and two 12′ doors with a separate side
entrance. The building is great for storing equipment or could be converted to a barn and/or indoor arena. There is a 10′ wide grass gallop track /riding path around the 11 acres that has a great contour for conditioning horses. This lot would be ideal for additional pasture, barn or indoor, farming or a building lot. The two lots are being sold together. Combined, they are under Act 319.

The area is surrounded by horse farms and farmland. It is close to fine equestrian facilities such as Boyd and Silva Martin’s Windurra Training Center, Phillip Dutton’s True Prospect farm, Fairhill and Maryland venues. Excellent Foxhunting opportunities with River Hills, Andrews Bridge, Cheshire being close by.

Pride of ownership from the current owners shines through the entire property. It has been meticulously maintained and would be a joy to own! This property is turnkey and just the right size to have your horses, family and be able to relax all rolled into one. Come see it. MLS # 6934924. Contact: Sue McElroy for additional information or appointment. Berkshire Hathaway Fox Roach

Here is a link to the listing and please contact Sue McElroy to set up your tour of the farm!
Realtors 484-678-7307 Email:

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