The newly renovated 1850 farm house is set high on a fifty five acre farmstead, surrounded by ten acres of open fields that lead to a spruce-fir forest. In front of the house, across the road, are three acres of field with 450 feet of frontage on Cobscook Bay. The screened porch looks directly at the water and beautiful sunrises. The climate is temperate and offers sea breezes that cool the house on the warmest summer days.
There is a sitting area at the rear of the house, accented by a rock boundary and perennial gardens. Night time in the backyard affords unprecedented stargazing, with zero light pollution. The level lawn on the north side of the house provides a safe and comfortable place for small children to play. The screened and furnished front porch is a great place for morning coffee or evening cocktails.
The shore in front of the house provides access to the bay for kayaking to explore the nearby sheltered coves and islands of the bay. The town landing, approximately 15 minutes away on Hersey Neck, offers deepwater access for larger craft at all tidal levels via a floating dock and boat ramp; ample free parking is provided. There is a public beach at the end of Leighton Neck Road, approximately 1.25 miles from the house.
Leighton Neck is located in the Cobscook Bay, a 40 square mile body of water. The Bay’s 200 miles of coastline embrace nine Maine and two New Brunswick communities. Cobscook Bay is unique among the estuaries of the eastern seaboard, as it is still a pristine marine ecosystem supporting hundreds of species, including the most productive scallop beds in Maine. It provides the nesting area for the largest population of Bald Eagles in the Northeast, and these birds can often be seen feeding or resting along the shore in front of the house. While sheltered by narrow access to both the larger Passamaquoddy Bay to the north and the enormous Bay of Fundy to the east, Cobscook is still subject to the massive Fundy tidal flows; a tidal range of 20 to 28 vertical feet occurs on our shorefront, providing a constantly changing marine environment.