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Shady Lane Farm, a peaceful getaway

BERNVILLE, Pa.--Set on over 40 acres of country paradise, this grand property known as Shady Lane Farm is the perfect home for a peaceful getaway.

LuskA long driveway surrounded by towering trees on both sides leads past a fenced lined pasture on one side and pine trees unveiling a beautiful pond on the other.

The stone estate with a wraparound covered front porch overlooks the pond and pristine landscape.

As you enter through the exceptional two-story foyer with a breathtaking crystal chandelier, you will find an open floor plan with hardwood flooring, fine features, and quality craftsmanship throughout.

Lusk rightOutstanding features include: an oversized first floor owner's suite, an elevator that goes to every floor in the home and a gourmet kitchen with marvelous views of the outdoors.

Elegant stairs lead up to the second level which hosts a spacious loft with two bedrooms and a full bath as well.

From the loft is a staircase that leads up to the third floor which is home to an additional bedroom, full bath, kitchenette, and a walk-in closet.

The partially finished lower level has many sizeable utility and storage rooms, with potential of being finished into additional living areas.

lusk 2It also leads to the oversized attached 3-car garage.

Various outbuildings include a barn with six horse stalls on the first level and storage on the upper level, a detached four-car garage, carport, and numerous sheds.

The barn has access to multiple grazing areas with gates.

A backup generator is located just off one of the sheds.

For those who want a home away from the hectic chaos of everyday life, this peaceful getaway is the opportunity of a lifetime.

For additional information, call Anne Lusk at Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty at 717-291-9101 Ext: 3534.


An exceptional 5 star rated equestrian center

BUCKS CO., Pa--This property sits on 40.47 acres, and paired with a stately 4,729 square foot traditional Bucks County field stone farmhouse, it makes this a rare find.

C S R E 1Currently it is a hunter/jumper facility, but with its large 73’x165’ indoor and 80'x200' outdoor arena, both with GTT footing, it’s very well suited for any discipline.

A carriage house with a sleek apartment, a five stall bank barn, fa our bay garage, an abundance of level to rolling pastures and a pond add to the splendor of this equestrian compound.

C S R E 3 rightThe residence has a gourmet kitchen with terra cotta radiant tile floors, custom cabinetry and granite counters.

It includes a dining room with a built-in china closet and a  family room with a tongue and groove vaulted ceiling.

The library and office has an outside entrance.

On the well-laid out second level, there is the private master bedroom, and all additional bedrooms are equipped with closets.

C S R E 2A swanky detached apartment offers a sleek kitchen with wine fridge and bamboo counters.

The million dollar stable complex has 21 matted 12x12 Euro style open air stalls, twelve 11x12 stalls and five stalls in the bank barn.

The stable includes a farrier/vet stall, three grooming bays, a fiberglass wash stall, a large heated T&G tack room, a heated lab room, an office and one bedroom/bath apartment.

For a tour, contact Cindy Stys: 610-849-1790 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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River Ridge Farm

BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP, Pa.--Set on an enchanting 98 acres, down a quarter mile drive through mature woodland on a quiet country road in historic Bucks County, River Ridge Farm is a treasure.

Dorey 2 1Once known as the Guggenheim Estate, now beautifully transformed and embellished, this gentleman’s farm is a quintessential representation of all that is unique to Pennsylvania architecture, overlooking the Delaware River from atop Chestnut Ridge Road.

The circa1823 stone home was restored in 2018,including a slate roof with snow guards,copper gutters,and downspouts.

Dorey 2 2Inside, wide plank floors span both levels of the home.

The living room has exposed stone walls, Pella windows with deep window sills, and a wood-burning fireplace.

The floor plan flows into the oversized kitchen boasting every modern convenience and top-of-the-line accoutrements.

Adjacent, the original summer kitchen is now a dining room,featuring a cozy Jotul stove and opening to the wrap-around blue stone patio.

Forey 2 3The patio has a timber frame pergola with a built-in Wolf grill with stone surround.

Multipurpose buildings are positioned amidst the acreage.

A detached garage accommodates two to three cars, with an attached ATV bay.

The 1800’s stone bank barn provides multiple purpose storage,or a venue for conversion.

For the horse enthusiast,there is an indoor riding arena, stable with five stalls, tack room and two run-in stalls,and an outdoor arena with grit footing and split rail pastures.

Miles of walking and riding trails lead through the woods out to the cliffs overlooking the Delaware River.

This rare setting in Upper Bucks is a private oasis, yet still within easy driving distance to shopping, dining, and recreation.

For a tour,contact Nancy Ahlum: (610) 360-7224, or Kelly Burland: (610) 248-3490,at Carol C. Dorey Real Estate: (610) 346-8800, or visit

Cross Creek Farm, high on a scenic hillside

WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Pa.--Encompassed by 47 acres of woods and open space, Cross Creek Farm sits high on a scenic hillside.

Dorey 1 1A long driveway approaches this extraordinary country complex, easily reached from New York City and Philadelphia.

A modest1830 log home has evolved over decades into a captivating three bedroom residence with a covered front porch and stone and clapboard exterior.

Dorey 1 2Filled with rustic charm and modern comforts, centuries old rooms are highlighted by wide plank random width pine floors, deep silled windows, log walls and exposed wood beams.

A stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace accents the living room with access to a flagstone patio, and the lower level provides excellent home office space.

A walk of the grounds leads to a shooting range, putting green,garage space with workshop and art studio, and a spacious guest studio with great room, full bath, and kitchen.

Dorey 1 3Tucked away deep in the woods is a private cabin showcasing the natural beauty and tranquility of this very special venue.

Whether a full-time residence or weekend hideaway, Cross Creek Farm offers limitless ways to live, work and play.

Lehigh Valley destinations, Delaware River villages and essential traffic corridors routes are swiftly reached from the convenient location.

For a tour, contact Kelly Burland: (610) 248-3490,at Carol C. Dorey Real Estate: (610)346-8800, or visit

Historic Warrenpoint, with 149 acres, is for sale.

Have you ever longed to call a pristine portion of Chester County your own?

Warrenpoint 1Nestled in the folds of 149 acres of rolling farmland, a stately 5-bedroom Georgian manor home looks out across an expansive walled garden, just as it has since 1756 ~ even maintaining its original interior woodwork throughout!

Flanked by original stone outbuildings: smokehouse, icehouse, springhouse, corn building and carriage shed ~ not to mention the large two-story bank barn ~ the simple, elegant beauty of the Warrenpoint estate blends seamlessly into the private valley in which it sits.

Warrenpoint 2Additionally, set away from the main house, a separate 4-bedroom gatehouse overlooks a thriving fishing pond.

This historic property with 80 tillable and 40 pastureland acres thatare as ideal for raising grass-fed beef or working the land as its forested glens are for hunting, and together provide a secluded safe haven within a community of neighboring farms.

Warrenpoint 3When you choose to stroll along the hedgerows or through the woodlands, or when sitting on the covered porch, be prepared for visits from pheasant, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, fox, and even the occasional bald eagle!

However you would enjoy this piece of paradise, be sure to seize this rare opportunity to be one of only eight families to have had the privilege of calling it their home.

Contact: William J. Cochrane (cell: 610-476-4779) (office: 610-469-6100) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A gorgeous equestrian training facility in Delaware

Linley Acres is a magnificent racehorse training and equestrian show facility.

black swamp 1This state of the art equine property is complete with a USTA certified 5/8 mile track, a ½ mile clay/sand track, swimming pool, riding arenas and more.

There are 13 center-aisle barns located throughout the grounds, totaling 292 stalls.

Various paddocks with run-in sheds are conveniently located to the barn areas.

Black Swamp 2Along with training grounds, the property boasts beautiful show facilities with ample parking to host events of all sizes.

The two outdoor riding arenas, which are 100' x  200' and 150' x  300', have sand footing, viewing stands, ringside seating and are fully fenced.

Additional training areas include a covered Eurosizer and an indoor aquatic pool.

Black Swamp 3The ample grass turnout areas include 33 one-acre paddocks and 18 small paddocks, which measure 40' x 80', with three-board fencing, and within the paddocks are 24 10' x 16' run-in sheds.

A well maintained residence, various outbuildings, a maintenance shed and a USTA certified 5/8-mile track and a ½ mile training track compliment the well thought-out and maintained facilities.

This  is a fantastic opportunity for breeders, racehorse trainers, show horse trainersJohn A. P and horse show operators.

For more information, call A. John Price, 302-378-1979, cell 302-379-6318 or 888-909-FARM.

Deepwell Farm is a magnificent 57 acre horse farm in Maryland Horse Country

Deepwell Farm is a truly magnificent 57 +/- acre horse farm located along the north shore of the Bohemia Creek and nestled back off the road in a private setting.

Deepwell 1Featuring wooded trails along the creek, open gently rolling fields, the farm is an excellent, tranquil training facility for boarding, showing and/or layups.

In addition to the outdoor riding arena, the facilities include a massive 100' x 200' lighted indoor arena with rubber/sand footing, irrigation and sound systems.

deepwell 2There's a total of 30 stalls located in two block barns with several tack rooms, wash stalls, feed rooms, apartments and a six-horse covered exerciser.

Paddocks, pastures and numerous run-in sheds further compliment the horse facilities.

There are also two large equipment buildings, ideal for a shop, with concrete footing.

Deepwell 3The farm proudly features a gorgeous home with five bedrooms, 3.5 baths in a very well designed, built and maintained structure.

Deepwell boasts impressive brick fireplaces, wide wood flooring, extensive moldings and a lower level finished basement area that leads to a party terrace area.

Access to the heated pool is from the living room, sun room and a nicely appointed pool house.

A must-see equestrian property!

For more information, call A. John Price, 302-378-1979, cell 302-379-6318 or 888-909-FARM.

Stone Ridge Farm is a gorgeous Pennsylvania working horse farm

NEW FREEDOM, Pa.--Stone Ridge Farm is a gorgeous 103+/- acre working horse farm near the quaint Pennsylvania village of New Freedom.

Stoneridge 1Stone Ridge is just five minutes to Interstate 83, convenient to Baltimore and its suburbs.

The farm is currently laid out as a Thoroughbred breaking, breeding, and lay-up operation, but suitable for numerous other disciplines.

The horse facilities include 24 stalls in several barns, one being a beautiful center isle training barn with an inside sand jog area and an outdoor six horse Eurociser.

There are extensive pastures and paddocks with riding trails about the farm, through the woods and in and around the stocked pond.

While the farm is predominantly open and rolling, it is set back off the road with a lovely wooded entranceway leading to beautiful views of the vistas.

Stoneridge 2The farm features a well-designed, constructed and maintained three story farm house with awesome panoramic views over the farm and pond.

2531 Steltz Road Aerial 4 FULL1The home offers three bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms and spacious living areas, and numerous architectural details are found throughout.

The rooms are of generous size and height.

A wrap around porch, terrace and landscaped garden further compliment the property.

This is truly a must-see property for the most discerning of buyers seeking country living at its finest.

For more information, call A. John Price, 302-378-1979, cell 302-379-6318 or 888-909-FARM.

Mill Run Farm is a private and picturesque property

SPRINGTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa.--Situated at the end of a winding road with a gated and tree-lined driveway, this Bucks County gentleman's farm combines the best of country living with the convenience of modern living.

Mill Run 1With 21+ acres of cleared fields, pastures and woodland, Mill Run Farm is a private and stunningly picturesque property.

The recently updated main house features porcelain tile floors throughout the kitchen, dining room and great room, enhanced by custom wood cabinets and leathered granite countertops.

Mill Run 2Plush New Zealand wool carpet is a luxurious complement to the first floor master suite and three  additional bedrooms.

A fully finished walkout lower level includes a laundry room and large office.

There's ample space for family or friends in the gracious guest cottage, located above the three-car carriage house, and offering easy access to the salt water pool.

A large five-stall stable and attached two-stall bank barn stand ready to house horses and chickens, and include a tack room, laundry room and a caretaker's studio.

Mill Run 3All buildings feature a stained cedar siding that blends beautifully with the surroundings.

The grounds have been lovingly tended and updated with a perimeter fence and 18 acres of mesh-backed split-rail fencing, multiple pastures and fields, and a sand arena and 70' round pen perfect for training horses or just enjoying an evening ride.

1,732 feet of frontage along both banks of Cook's Creek, a protected waterway, provides a soothing backdrop for all your daily activities.

A unique and perfectly situated piece of land, Mill Run Farm is a one-of-a- kind property that is ready for your next adventure.

For a tour, contact Kelly Burland: (610) 248-3490, at Carol C. Dorey Real Estate: (610) 346-8800, or visit

Strawntown Farm includes a beautifully restored stone farmhouse

HAYCOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa.--Strawntown Farm is a Bucks County jewel, offering a beautifully restored stone farmhouse that has been tended to for generations.

Dorey 1Strawntown boasts vintage accoutrements and architectural antiquities such as exposed stone walls, six fireplaces, an original stone slab sink, random width floors, beamed ceilings and deep window sills.

A recent addition offers an exercise room with a resistance pool that is sure to pamper.

Dorey 2A formal dining room opens to a stunning kitchen/great room with custom cabinets, granite countertops and gourmet appliances.

On the second floor, the cathedral-ceilinged master bedroom suite has built-in shelves, a walk-in closet and a skylit master bath.

Three additional bedrooms and two baths complete the second floor, while a third floor room is an unexpected bonus.

Multipurpose buildings are positioned amidst the rolling acreage, overlooking manicured horse pastures.

Dorey 3The bank barn has been restored and offers four stalls, an adjacent three bay garage with a tack room, and the indoor riding arena opens to multiple pastures, a dressage ring, run in sheds and miles of raised walking/riding paths.

For the horse enthusiast, these facilities rival the best of the best.

The property also has a private pond, an orchard, a greenhouse, an extensive irrigation system and raised garden beds.

Currently a private residence, this property could also be an exceptional training facility or a top of the line rehabilitation center.

For a tour, contact Nancy Ahlum: (610) 360-7224 or Kelly Burland: (610) 248-3490, at Carol C. Dorey Real Estate: (610) 346-8800, or visit


Country Living Paradise at its Finest

DOVER, Pa.--Set on over 85 acres of pure tranquility, this property has acres of open pasture to the calm views of the Conewago Creek.

Lusk 1AThis farm provides seclusion, but is only a short commute to dining, shopping, and entertainment.

The main house has the look of a cozy cottage from the outside, but inside is a spacious and absolute delight with an open floor plan, natural lighting, and pleasant surprises around every turn, including radiant floor heat, an entire house propane driven generator, and well.

The fully equipped kitchen boasts a 2-level center island with breakfast bar and a cook top on the lower level of the island.

Lusk 2AAs you make your way into the great room, you will immediately feel like you are in a secluded hunting cabin with 1 stone wall and 1 log and mortar wall.

A first floor owner's suite is fantastic ,with high ceilings, a loft area with storage closet including a utility sink, and a walk-in closet that also connects to the private bath.

The owner's private bath features a walk-in stall steam shower, a jetted tub, and dual vanities.

Lusk 3The barn has hay and storage on the top level with horse stalls on the lower level.

The surrounding landscaping is incredible with wooded areas, open pastures, and tillable acreage--- the possibilities are endless.

An added bonus is that the surrounding farms are not going to be developed.

If you are looking for a farm with privacy, seclusion, and endless possibilities, this is the property for you!

Listed at $999,900, Listing Agent: Anne M. Lusk.

For more information, please call 717-291-9101.

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