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Charming Bovina Farmhouse on 145 Acres with Large Pond

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Last updated: 06/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bovina farmhouse description

Cherry Ridge Farm is located two miles from Bovina Center, New York in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Bovina is a wonderful little town, frozen in time, and tucked away in rolling hills only 3 hours from New York City. It could be a million miles... time truly stands still up here!


We discovered “the farm” one day in 1987 after our old Volvo station wagon died on the Taconic Parkway. We rented a car and drove west across the Hudson and into the Catskill Mountains, Later that day, we were on the top of a hill, in a pickup truck, overlooking “Pink Street”. It was the first property we looked at that weekend, but we knew we had to have it... it was the beginning of a love affair with a very big project!


Homesteaded by German immigrants, Cherry Ridge Farm was a working dairy farm for approximately 100 years... until 1988. There are 145 acres – about half forested and half hay and pasture fields. Two little “Brookie” streams join together, not far from the house (great safe fishing for kids). There are 2.5 miles of private, groomed walking/riding trails (plenty wide enough for off-road vehicles).


The old farm house has four small bedrooms and a big front porch. We have kept the house simple and unpretentious. Renovations include refinishing the old pine floors, new insulation, electrical wiring, a new furnace, water heater, windows and modern appliances. There is no TV but there is satellite radio and wireless internet when one needs to connect with the outside world... or listen to a baseball game. After the old shallow spring-fed well kept running dry, we put in a deep well that provides more water than we can use. The water tastes wonderful.


Outside, there are two old barns – the “cow barn” and the “horse barn.” We have made the upstairs of the horse barn a game room so the kids can play ping-pong and air hockey on rainy days. It also doubles as a quiet space for painting and drawing. Perennial flower gardens and raised beds for fresh vegetables and cut flowers surround the house.


We hope our special getaway appeals to you and look forward to welcoming you to Cherry Ridge Farm.

Keywords: antique house, farm property, rural, barns and gardens

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Prefer over 30...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                long farmhouse table looks out on property through french doors...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                lots of dishes, utensils, pots and pans...moreless

              • Stove:

                newly purchased 2013...moreless

              • Oven:

                newly purchased 2013...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Garage:

                parking inside if desired - in horse barn...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Covered Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking

              Other Amenities

                  • Outdoors at the farm: 145 Acres, 2.5 miles of walking trails, Large Pond with 16' x 16' dock is 1/3 way up hill behind house, 2 Barns, Large Front Porch, Ping Pong Table, Hammock, Tree House, Perennial and Vegetable Gardens, 2 streams, Fire Pit, Weber Grill (charcoal)...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Video Library
                  • Television
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Air Hockey

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    2 - 3 acres of mowed grass surrounds the house....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Great Public Golf Course in Delhi NY...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    There is a 3/4 acre pond up the hill behind the house, just a short hike away. Large Dock for relaxing by the water and fabulous views of the valley!...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Two small brooks run through the property behind the house. Perfect for fishing for school age children. ...moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Skiing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Playground
                  • Library
                  • Festivals
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Golf
                  • Snowboarding
                   

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                  May 4 - May 25, 2012, $1600/week
                  Memorial Day Week, Friday, May 25 - Friday June 1, 2012 $1800/week
                  Summer Season (Friday, June 1 - Friday, August 31)  $2,200/week
                  Labor Day Week, Friday, August 31 - Friday, Sept. 7   $1,800/week
                  4 weeks in August, 8/3 - 8/31   $8,000
                  Fall Season (Friday, 8/31 - 1/1/13)  $1,800/week $1,000/2 night weekend min. each
                  Weekends Off Season $1,000/ 2 nights, each add. night $200 
                  No sales tax on Weekly rentals, Sales tax of 8% not included in weekend rates
                  

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                  Last updated: 06/25/2014
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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Plattekill and Bellayre Mountains

                  Car: Necessary

                  Tubing the Esopus River, Book Stores, Cooperstown, NY (Baseball Hall of Fame)

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1988


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Cherry Ridge Farm in Spring.

                    Cherry Ridge Farm in Spring.

                  • The view looking south midway up the hill behind our house

                    The view looking south midway up the hill behind our house

                  • Upstairs in the horse barn is a rec room for rainy days

                    Upstairs in the horse barn is a rec room for rainy days

                  • The pond at sunset

                    The pond at sunset

                  • looking back at the house and horse barn

                    looking back at the house and horse barn

                  • The living room

                    The living room

                  • Bedroom with 3 twin beds

                    Bedroom with 3 twin beds

                  • Guest Bedroom with antique full

                    Guest Bedroom with antique full

                  • In the high fields half way up

                    In the high fields half way up

                  • Let it snow!

                    Let it snow!

                  • Russell's Store - a MUST  to visit when in Bovina

                    Russell's Store - a MUST to visit when in Bovina

                  • Our big front porch is perfect for relaxing

                    Our big front porch is perfect for relaxing

                  • 2 large barns and the shed by our vegetable garden

                    2 large barns and the shed by our vegetable garden

                  • Private Pond is perfect for a summer swim and picnics on the dock.  Great views!

                    Private Pond is perfect for a summer swim and picnics on the dock. Great views!

                  • Perennial and vegetable gardens surround the house

                    Perennial and vegetable gardens surround the house

                  • Perennial Gardens full of Phlox at the edge of the Big Barn

                    Perennial Gardens full of Phlox at the edge of the Big Barn

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • upstairs in the horse barn

                    upstairs in the horse barn

                  • Guest Bedroom

                    Guest Bedroom

                  • Early Spring

                    Early Spring

                  • Happy fisherman

                    Happy fisherman

                  • Bonfire pit in the field near the house

                    Bonfire pit in the field near the house

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                  4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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