Views+Wildlife+Acreage = Heaven
Multi-Recreational Use, Private Paradise on 120+ Game-Filled Acres with Spectacular Views!
768 Cowan Lane Hobart, NY 13788
Hunting, ATVing, Snowmobiling, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking- Endless Possibilities
This large mountain-top, multi-recreational use property is a nature lover’s dream. It’s singular location provides spectacular views and simply endless opportunities to indulge your outdoor interests without leaving your own land. The house sits at the end of a private road on 120+ LUSH ACRES just outside of Hobart.
Breathtaking Views, Never to be Developed!
Whether sitting on the front porch, the back deck or just standing in the yard, you’re met with an expansive stunning view of Mt. Utsayantha, on prominent display above the gorgeous landscape of the northern Catskills. Yet unlike other properties with views, this one abuts water-shed easements which assure you of clear, unrestricted views for as long as you live here. These easements prevent any development, of any type, on the land surrounding your property.
The GAME-FILLED land has numerous open feed plots and wooded areas with a variety of terrain and ground cover. White tail deer, small game, turkeys and bear, are abundant. There is even a perennially returning snowy owl residing just north of the house in the woods. A well-maintained network of truck-wide trails provide easy access around the property and woods, as well as imbuing the place with a park-like feel. Pack up a lunch, your gear and your enthusiasm, and head out on your hunt. With the current owner’s trophy wall as an indication of potential, a return home with award-winning game is in your future.
Terrific Income Potential from Timber
The wooded acreage is ready to be logged, providing a new owner 10’s of thousands of dollars-worth of ash, spruce, maple, and more. Under the current owner’s stewardship the woods have been diligently maintained for optimum harvest potential and advanced planning done to support a tidy and nondestructive selective logging. Along with establishing the network of trails, which feature DEC designed water bars (Thank-you-ma’ams) for erosion prevention, the owner purchased a long narrow strip of land specifically for the removal of the logged timber. This passage way, running along a far edge of the property, ensures that the driveway, yard and neighboring properties are not impacted by dragged logs and heavy equipment.
Maintenance-free Home with Superb Mechanical Systems
The home is incredibly well-thought out and built-to-last. Superb mechanical systems include Superior Wall water-proof foundation with R 13 insulation topped by additional panels of R15 insulation and a footing drainage system specifically to divert water out and away from the home, fully-zoned radiant heating (basement and 1st floor, 2nd floor baseboard electric), R 22 double insulated roof, whole-house back-up generator attached to a 500-gallon propane tank for days of energy, built-in humidifier and air exchanger/filtration system, low water pressure alarm that dials out and calls the plumber, double-hung Anderson windows, and more. Essentially, the house was constructed to be nearly maintenance-free and for a country home, that means addressing the possibility of power outages and extreme weather and temperatures.
The rear wrap-around deck and front porch are constructed from Trex decking providing years of beauty and hassle-free maintenance. And outdoor entertaining is a breeze—the outdoor grill is supplied from the main fuel tank, making bottle changing a thing of the past. Inside, the 3 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 baths offer ample accommodations for kids, grand-children or guests, making this property ideally suited for large gatherings for celebrating the holidays, hosting hunting parties, and more. The dining room is large enough to accommodate a table that seats 12 people.
Expenses weren’t cut when it came to ensuring the comfort of the people this lovely home housed. The house is well-insulated with high R-factors from roof to basement and abundant double-hung Anderson windows provide easy care, draft-free light and each looking out to those stunning views. The master bedroom, which is conveniently located on the first floor, includes a large walk-in closet and ensuite bath complete with Jacuzzi tub and radiant-heat flooring. The upstairs bath has an air circulation and heating lamp for added comfort, providing no matter the season. The adjacent upstairs bedrooms are handsomely paneled with tongue-and-groove knotty pine panelling and feature charming window seats, providing extra storage and a quiet place to sit, read or take-in the views.
Downstairs, you have the functional custom kitchen which has 2 ovens, a well-positioned stove-top and easy access to the large dining room that easily accommodates a 12+ person table. Adjacent the dining area is a cozy living room with access to a large covered porch and a truly “million-dollar” view. Descend to the floor below and you find the finished basement, which must be seen to be appreciated! This special space is the ideal entertainment room and fits the description of “man-cave” perfectly. It has rare 10-foot ceilings, a custom crafted hard-wood bar with sink, media room, a full bath that even has a urinal, workout space, and a den/office, to boot. Hang out at the bar with your friends, revel in stories of successful hunts or simply hang out and watch football on TV.
Outside, just down from the house, an idyllic spring-fed swimming pond completes the setting. Whether you’re into hiking, hunting, mountain biking, snowmobile and or ATV riding on your own compound, you are sure to appreciate this ONE-OF-A-KIND PROPERTY.
Don’t hesitate to schedule your private showing today!
One-of-a-Kind Property for the Outdoor Enthusiast
Whether you love hiking, hunting, mountain biking, ATVing, snowmobiling, or swimming, your interests can be indulged in this incomparably private setting. And the home’s construction, layout and design add to the feeling of personal refuge and indulgence.
Don’t hesitate to schedule your private showing today!
Year Built: 2005
Sq. Ft: 3000
Bath: 4 (1F 1H)
Add’l Rooms: Living Rm, Dining Rm, Kitchen, Den, Laundry Room, Office, Storage & Utility
Lot Size: 120.49 acres
Schl Dist: South Kortright
Village/City Tax: $0.00
Town/County Tax: $3435.80
School Tax: $4797.59 ($435 would be star)
Water/Sewer Fee: $0
Construction: Concrete Block
Roofing: Composition (R22 double insulated)
Flooring: Ceramic Tile, Wood, Carpet
Basement: Full Walkout (finished with full bath and more)
Insulation: Yes (R13 with additional R 15 panels on top)
Storm: Double-Hung Anderson
Electric: 200 Amps, CB, NYSEG
Heating & Cooling: Electric Heat, Hot Water Heat, Radiant Heat
Hot Water: Propane
Sewer: Septic System (Engineered)
Exterior Features: Covered Front Porch, Back Deck, Pond, Maintained trails/roads in woods, 1-hole golf course
Interior Features: Ceiling Fans, Whole-house generator, Low Water Pressure Alarm, Built-in humidifier and air exchanger/filtration system, Walk-in Closet, Jacuzzi tub, Zoned Radiant Floor Heating, 2 Ovens, Bar
Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust Fan/Hood, Oven (2), Range, Refrigerator, Washer