Sitting proud atop a knoll on the very pinnacle of the Niagara Escarpment, this exceptional 5-bedroom timber frame house commands 50 acres of tableland, hardwood bush, pine forest and a walnut grove. Milkweed Farm boasts a pond for swimming, a full Mennonite-built barn and stable, a matching run-in, corrals and fenced pasture. The resident horses are fully cared for and, if you wish, could remain on the property for riding or simply to enhance the pastoral setting.
No expense was spared in planning and building this truly exceptional 3-level home. From the high end wooden windows framing a 2-storey fieldstone chimney, to the sculpted beam work and pine ceiling, Mennonite-built hardwood floors and antique limestone counters, this is a house for living, for entertaining and for pure enjoyment. This is truly a turnkey property, as all furnishings are negotiable.
Milkweed Farm’s custom design intentionally compartmentalizes distinct parts of the house. The main floor master bedroom is tucked far away from house guests. It boasts a gorgeous ensuite bathroom with a jet soaker tub and a private office accessible via a spiral staircase. Upstairs from the Great Room, a catwalk leads to two bedrooms, a full bath and a large family room over the garage. This ‘wing’ of the house can accommodate an entire visiting family, without disturbing those in the master suite.
On the main floor an open concept, custom-built kitchen opens onto the Great Room. It features antique limestone counters and top-of- the-line stainless appliances and gas cooktop. A breakfast bar frames the open kitchen on two sides, providing a great space for a chat and a drink with the chef during meal prep.
Downstairs, high ceilings provide for another suite of lovely rooms, including two full queen bedrooms, a full bathroom with a glassed-in shower, as well as a second massive family room with a built-in gas fireplace. There is also a custom 4-person sauna in which to warm up and relax after days of fun on the slopes, skating on the pond, or snowshoeing on the trails. A mudroom and washroom are located just down the hall from the built-in garage for ease of loading and unloading in inclement weather, while a screened-in porch situated amongst the trees provides glorious views of Georgian Bay.
From early morning brunches on the expansive front deck to afternoon sunsets on the west-facing patio and family celebrations in the Great Room, this is a house built for enjoyment. In the Great Room, large exposed timbers support and adorn a vaulted pine-clad ceiling. A wood-burning fireplace with a full floor-to-ceiling fieldstone chimney centres the room, while Mennonite-installed antique hemlock floors add to the warm tone set by the ceiling, beamwork and wood windows.
The contemporary, Mennonite-built barn is a welcome feature for all horse lovers. All stalls are made of hardwood and come with automatic waterers. There is a cozy tack room, a hayloft that holds over 4,000 square bails, a feeding shaft and wash stall. The large run-in shed was custom built to match the barn’s aesthetic. Other features include custom electric fencing and Round Pen for training.
As Milkweed Farm sits atop a knoll at the very summit of the Niagara Escarpment, it yields unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside. Savour a clear panorama of Nottawasaga Bay’s changing hues and as well as those of the hills right across the Bay. In other directions you can see the lights of Stayner, the ski hills of Snow Valley and the lights of Orangeville. There is an abundance of walking, hiking, riding and cross county skiing available on trails crisscrossing pastureland and through the bush. Milkweed Farm is ideally located just 5 minutes from Devil’s Glen Country Club and 10 minutes from Osler Bluff Ski Club. It is also within a short drive of the Town of Collingwood, Duntroon Highlands Golf Club, Highlands Nordic, Mad River Golf Club, Osler Brook Golf & Country Club and Batteaux Creek Golf Club.
This property is currently listed at $1,875,000. For more information on this listing, contact Cheryl MacLaurin or Rob McAleer at (705) 445-5454.