Rural home on 47acres of field and woods. Very private with gardens and brook

Rural home on 47acres of field and woods. Very private with gardens and brook

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

My wife Pat and I built the house 25 years ago using mostly locally cut lumber. It has all the modern conveniences. We use a gas stove for cooking. We use the woodstove to heat the house in winter but there is central heating if one prefers. The front half of the house is a large living room /dining room combination with large windows looking out on the front lawn toward a small garden pond. There is a full bath and a small bedroom on the first floor. There are two bedrooms and half bath upstairs and there is a large loft over the attached workshop. Outside there are a couple of sheds and a 24'x32' garage. There is a grape arbor shaded terrace next to the house with a barbecue grill. A greenhouse is attached to the workshop and serves to help heat the shop in winter. We have a vegetable garden and a 2 acre field as well as lawns and an herb garden. The remaining acreage is woodland. I maintain about 2 miles of trails.

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Who we are

  1. I'm a semi-retired environmenta/drinking water chemist. I'm 60 years old and in very good health because I eat a sensible diet and I get a lot of excercise from cutting wood, gardening, hiking, cross-country skiing and other physical activities.I also enjoy beer/winemaking, woodworking and maintaining my homestead. I call it a homestead because we grow much of our food and we heat with wood from the property. We don't have farm animals now (they tie one down too much) but we do have a cat and a dog.
    My wife, Pat, is 55 and healthy although she is disabled because of a stroke that occurred 9 years ago. She gets around ok but can't take part in the more strenuous activities of the past. She mostly reads now. She was a librarian and a schoolteacher.
    Our oldest son, Matt, is 25 and works as a technical writer in Augusta. He's presently renting an apartment from us so he will be around some of the time and can be very helpful to you. You will find him very congenial. Our other son,Ben, is 21 and is away at college.

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When we moved to Litchfield in 1974 it was very rural with many farms. It has become more of a bedroom community over the years but still retains it's rural character. The neighbors are friendly but tend to keep to themselves. We are a half hour from the coast with it's many attractions. Nearby cities(1/2 hour) are Augusta (the state capital), Bath/Brunswick(Bowdoin College)and Lewiston. Portland is less than an hour away. There are many lakes and parks nearby as well as hiking trails. There are more museums than you could ever hope to visit and excursion boats will take you sightseeing or fishing. There are two golf courses in town and many others not far away. There are fresh watr beaches and saltwater beaches within easy driving distance. We have a canoe and a 14 foot outboard skiff(on a trailer) if you want go fishing in the Kennebec River, ocean or lakes. Also the mountains are relatively close. We are quite centrally located and much of Maine can be seen by taking day trips.

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