Tucked away in York County, next to Andersontown’s Church of God, is a bucolic slice of paradise known as Outback Farm.
The current owner, who has lived on the farm for 28 years, describes Outback Farm as “a place to make memories.”
“The kids especially liked the farm as they could walk through the woods on an alligator or golf cart; (we could) put 10 people in the four person hot tub, take pony rides around the paddock, play bocce or horseshoes, run down the inner tubes in the nearby Yellow Breeches creek, or stack 10 kids in each car and go to Haar’s Drive -to the theater, ”said the owner.
The 10.3 acre property includes all outbuildings and fencing necessary for the care of the horses. A bank barn with four stalls, two saddlery including one heated, a feeding room, a garage and a paddock suitable for riding and training is perfect for horse lovers.
“With three stalls on the bank barn side and one on the new side, this is a perfect place to keep four magnificent horses or ponies on your own property. With two saddlery (one with water and heated) and a separate feeding room with exterior access and a huge hay loft above (with a descent to throw the hay directly into the barn from above), it is a horse owner’s dream, ”said the owner.
Another large outbuilding at the top of the driveway, a short distance from the house, provides storage for tractors and trailers.
Carrying on the farm theme, from the exterior with exposed stonework, the house inside features plank floors in several of the main rooms and wooden beams and exposed timber from a bank barn salvaged from the Lancaster County.
“Architecturally, one of the things I love about the house is the different textures used throughout. The use of beautiful artisan floors mixed with stone, slate and brick only serves to add to the reclaimed wood used throughout the home. The kitchen floor is the best example of how the woods were taken from an old stone farmhouse in the Lancaster area and brought here to be used throughout the house. The kitchen floor is from the old bank barn of this house, ”said the owner.
The centerpiece of the home is the gorgeous sunny two story kitchen with exposed beams, hardwood floors and a transparent gas fireplace with exposed brick, leading up to the wooden cathedral ceiling with skylight.
The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, a huge amount of storage, an island with seating and sliding doors that open onto the terrace overlooking the gardens and the waterfall.
The master bedroom has exposed barn wood and exposed brick wall, a study, a large master bathroom, with bath, shower and large walk-in closet.
The home has 5,500 square feet of living space, with 6 bedrooms on the second and third floors and four and a half full baths.
The property itself is meticulously maintained and professionally appointed. The operation is part of the “clean and green” tax savings program.
Located at 225 Andersontown Road, Monaghan Township, York County, the home is listed at $ 799,900 by agent Jodi Diego with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.