Sheep Run Farm is named for the stone walled lanes where Ira Taylor, a prosperous mid-19th century farmer, herded sheep from the barn to the upper meadows. Today a newly reimagined 2017 farmhouse fits seamlessly into the classic Vermont scenery, 3 miles from the South Woodstock Store and 8 miles from Woodstock Village.
Sheep Run Farm encompasses all the right elements in an exceptionally beautiful 21+ acres, which includes views of rolling meadows, Rush Meadow Valley and Mount Ascutney; endless stone walls; apple trees; a cascading brook and two ponds.
Classic on the outside, hip on the inside, the farmhouse’s 1st floor has an open floor plan, with large windows and high ceilings, abundant light and views from every window.
In true Vermont style, the 4-bedroom plus loft (6-bedroom septic), 6.5 bath residence has a series of connected buildings, including a 2-bay garage, carriage house party barn, wood room, and yoga studio.
Residence and guest suite include 5,899 square feet and the Carriage barn, wood room and yoga studio – 1,660 square feet
The huge glass door of the 3-season carriage barn opens up to the stone terrace. The massive stone fireplace and soaring ceilings make this a remarkable gathering place for friends and family with easy indoor/outdoor living.
The attached carriage house 2nd floor boasts a guest suite that is perfect for family, friends or in-laws to retreat.
Additional buildings include a heated two-bay detached garage, equipment barn and run-in shed on the top of the meadow.
Sheep Run Farm is located amongst other homes of distinction and is in the heart of horse country with its networked trail system. (Green Mountain Horse Association is 2.5 miles away).
EC fiber provides high speed access for this smart-home to control; lights, climate, video, security, and property access via apps from anywhere in the world.
Features & Equipment
5,899-square-foot Vermont vernacular style house including 1154 square feet finished lower level.
Four Bedrooms (3 ensuite), plus one-bedroom loft, 6.5 baths
Four fireplaces and one wood stove: 2 wood burning fireplaces with remotely controlled propane starters; 2 propane fireplaces in main residence and wood stove in guest suite
Character grade oak floors and plaster walls and ceilings
Hemlock exposed beams
Ceiling height – 9’ first floor and 8’ 6” second floor
Remote control blinds on 1st and 2nd floors - south and west side
Mudroom has Douglas Fir ¾ walls, cabinetry, and doors with tile floors
Kitchen with 5’8” x 10’ Danby marble island, and pantry with sliding barn doors
Cherry and black leatherized granite countertops
Appliances feature Wolf 6-burner dual fuel gas range, Asko dishwasher, Brizio faucets, Sub Zero refrigerator
Wolf steam oven, microwave, and warming drawer
Dining area opens to back porch and terrace overlooking views of Mt Ascutney
Four season room with tiled floor
Study features cherry paneling, shelves, cupboards and file cabinets, and propane remote controlled fireplace
Master bedroom with propane remote controlled fireplace, 55” TV, and master bath
Two ensuite guest bedrooms
Two laundry areas – 1st and second floors
Finished basement with wine cellar, 6-person infra-red sauna and theater room
Carriage House with stone fireplaced great room, guest suite, wood room and yoga studio. Guest suite includes one bedroom plus sleeping loft, living room, kitchen
21.52 acres with cascading waterfalls, meadows and views
Hemlock clapboard and cedar shingle siding
Composite slate roof
Multiple stone terraces
Two ponds – swimming pond is spring fed with a sandy beach, and one fed by Willow Brook great for fishing
Fenced in garden with raised beds and paths with brick from the original Civil War era house
Two outdoor fire pits, stone terrace and picnic area
Picnic area with its very own outhouse (not your average out house)
2-bay detached garage with two storage closets
Detached 2-bay equipment barn with electric, water, storage closet and cabinetry
Run-in shed with sliding doors
100 apple trees
Slant Fin 200 BTU propane fired boiler for hot water with stainless steel exchanger and 7 zones
14KW Kohler propane generator with auto switch
1,000-gallon buried propane tank
HTP domestic hot water tank – 80 gallons
Central air conditioning – Yorkx/Unico, 3 zones
200-amp electrical service
Ademco Commercial 5800 Series security system with low temp alarms, motion detectors and heat detectors for the out buildings
Soundproofing between walls and bedrooms, and upper and lower levels
House is equipped with smart technology which can be controlled remotely