March 15, 2014 10:11AM
By Harvey M Blanchette
Photos supplied by the Realtor
here is an opportunity waiting for you. An opportunity to have a place of peace, natural beauty and solitude to call home. An opportunity to make a home within reasonable driving distance to New York City, Providence and Boston and mere moments to some of the best and most exciting entertainment the northeast has to offer. An opportunity to have all that, all the while feeling as if you are a million miles away from the hustle and stress of today’s frantic fast-paced world. This opportunity is found at 122 Ryder Road, in scenic North Stonington.
With nearly 50 acres, you will find you have plenty of room to explore, play and relax. You enter the property quickly after departing the main road and wind your way along the extended driveway, flanked by majestic arbor vitae lining the path on the left and a charming Christmas tree farm on the right.
The heart of the property becomes visible in an almost magical reveal as you turn left and find yourself traveling down the long fence of the horse paddock. Several apple trees grow within the enclosure ready to share their autumnal bounty with you or any animals living in the stables.
The main stable is quite large and ready to house and support many animals. Even if you yourself are not a horse owner, the equestrian facilities could be easily rented to a horse trainer or breeder and act as a welcomed source of income. Several other out buildings rest nearby and provide the support and storage one needs for a large property.
The main house, a charming three-bedroom home, sits to the left of the driveway’s turnaround. Comfortably shaded and sitting just aside a gentle downward slope, this home has the stately dignity and tranquility of an old country house. There are rustic stone steps winding their way from the back of the house and down to a lower area, perfect for private outdoor entertaining or garden parties.
If you decide you wish to put your own mark on this home but do not want to live in a house that is being renovated, you are in luck. Once you pass the paddock, the barn and the house, you will continue down a gorgeous path ambling its way along a bubbling brook until you reach the guest cabin. Fully apportioned and very comfortable, this cabin lends all the flavor and feel of living in the north woods without having to actually rough-it. You can walk along white pine floors and gaze out the abundant windows as you sip your coffee and watch the leaves tumble and dance over the playful waterfalls of the brook. There is even a fire pit and seating down by the edge of the water where you can enjoy the company of friends, while enjoying the unparalleled beauty of your surroundings and the relaxing sounds of the flowing water. The brook also has some of the best fishing in the area if you are in the mood to catch your own dinner.
It should also be noted that several lots are ready for subdivision by the front, street-side of the property. These are well out of sight and hearing of the main living area and would not infringe on your privacy, while potentially generating even more income.
You will be two and half hours to New York City and only an hour and a half to Boston. Foxwoods Casino is merely three miles up the road. Westerly and Mystic, supplying all the fun shopping, wide variety of fine dining, coastal beauty and summertime beach fun you could want, are both within 15 minutes. All this entertainment and convenience is so close at hands, yet when you are home, sitting on your porch everything might as well be a world away.
There is an opportunity waiting for you and the funny thing about opportunity is that it really does only knock once. So don’t let this one pass you by without at least seeing it with your own eyes. Make the call, get in your car and drive down to 122 Ryder Road and discover for yourself this escape to natural beauty.
This property is listed for $695,000. Please contact Jim Cahoone of Coldwell Banker Cahoone, Realtors at 401-596-6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.