I know that some of the readers of my blog are looking at relocating to Nova Scotia. Many people retire here and some are posted with the military or the RCMP. Whatever your reason for calling NS home, it can be a daunting thing to find a new home for your family, especially if you're moving with your equine friends. If you are moving to the Annapolis Valley with horses and looking for a ranch, read on!
Our friends Carl and Tina have raised their family in a lovely spot just outside Middleton, NS for several years now and during that time they've made some huge improvements not only to the house but to the property. Tina and several of her children are horsey people. So you know that their focus has been on providing a suitable place for their horses and ponies to call home. And now YOU could call it home, as they are offering the property for sale at $149,000.
Our family took riding lessons there and the riding ring is fantastic, even in the nastiest weather you can have a safe enjoyable ride. It's sand underfoot so never a problem with drainage or clean-up. There is a hge run-in and the property backs right up to the old railway (no tracks anymore) so you have literally miles and miles of riding trail available. Access is very easy, the property has 10 cleared and fenced pastures and also tons of woodland, 35 acres! It really is a horse lovers delight. Just back in your trailer, unload into the arena and then throw open the doors to the paddock! What more could you ask for?!?!
Tina has kindly given me a description and pics. Take a look and if you're interested please don't hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment, and I'll pass along your contact details. Or call me at 765-3819
A quick rundown of the property first. We have 10 acres of fenced pasture, and an
additional 35 acres of woodland. There is a beautiful pond that never goes dry full of
goldfish, painted turtles frogs and lily pads. There are flower gardens, raised veggie beds,
fruit trees and bushes, and many ornamental shrubs, including a huge lilac bush in front of
There is an old barn on the property that we use for hay and equipment storage. This barn
is conveniently located next to the road so you can drive your truck and trailer easily up to it
to unload your hay. It holds 1200 bales in the loft, and depending on how much room you
need for tractor ect., could hold easily another 600 bales downstairs.
The new barn is only 5 years old, and it is gorgeous. It has a large tack room, 5 box stalls, a
60 ft run in shelter, and a 35 X 60 indoor arena with excellent sand footing.
The house has 3 bedrooms upstairs plus a laundry room and bathroom. The main floor
has a den, another bedroom, a large living room and a large eat in kitchen. Both the living
room and the den have fireplaces, the one in the living room has an insert installed. There
is also a porch, another bedroom, and an office (playroom) and a bathroom on the main
floor. The house has wide plank wooden floors, pretty much though out. This house is
200+- years old, really don't know, but it has a lot of character. It has a cement block
basement, which replaced the original stone one. It has a "Wood Doctor" furnace and hot
water radiators (the beauty old kind) though out the house. There is a large deck on the
back of the house that overlooks the backyard and 60 ft sand filled round pen.
We are 13 mins from the town of Middleton, and 10 mins from the horsey capital of N.S., Lawrencetown, that has an awesome old style exhibition. There are miles and miles of trails as the back of the property is right on the old railway line, which, of course has the tracks removed and is used only as trails.
We are asking $149,900.